The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,499,364 likes at the end of March and averaged 52 posts for the month, according to the most recent statistics from social media analytics platform Socialbakers.
Facebook Security Engineer Michael McGrew and a colleague attempted to hack the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, but their intentions were pure: After discovering the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition while he was a junior in college, McGrew started a club and brought a team to the WRCCDC, so his stint as a “penetration tester” was almost like returning to his roots.
Brands on Facebook: Would you like the ability to accurately predict the lifetime reach and engagement of organic and paid page posts? Social marketing solutions provider SocialCode added a new feature to its MessageOptics 2.0 social analytics tool: Post Predictions.
Facebook appears to be testing a new module located directly under its Trending module, “Popular Pages in Your Area,” and clicking on the “See All” link directs users to their “Local Places in [users’ cities]” pages.
Facebook appears to have redesigned the layout for searches for places in Graph Search, and the new look includes a “Text Me Directions” feature, where users can request that directions to places listed in Graph Search results be sent to their mobile phones via text message.
Facebook appears to be testing what amounts to a free mobile ad unit for publishers, with posts in users’ mobile News Feeds that closely resemble mobile application install ads, aimed at enticing users to like publishers’ pages, under the heading, “Get Interesting News.”
Those may have been the drones Facebook was looking for, but they now belong to Google. The Wall Street Journal reported that Google will acquire Titan Aerospace, a near-orbital, solar-powered drone manufacturer that the social network was reportedly in talks to acquire last month, with an eye toward using its Solara 60 unmanned aerial vehicles to help provide Internet access to unserved parts of the world, starting with Africa, as part of the Internet.org initiative.