Most users of Facebook’s flagship applications for iOS and Android may have noticed that videos shared in their News Feeds via the social network or Instagram are now set to play automatically, without sound, rather than being displayed with a play button in the center of the image.
Social sharing via Twitter and Pinterest gained 6 percent and 4 percent shares of the sector, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013 versus the second quarter, while Facebook saw its share drop 9 percent during the same period, according to a study by Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and consumer-management-suite provider Gigya.
Facebook users who have found themselves in the awkward position of liking posts by friends with sad news as a way of indicated that those friends were in their thoughts may soon have an alternative, as Facebook Engineer Dan Muriello said during the Compassion Research Day event hosted by the social network last week that one of his colleagues developed a “sympathize” button during a recent hackathon.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg announced that she sold more than 280,000 shares of class-A common stock in the company in a Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.
Locations such as retail outlets that want to display real-time like totals can use Fliike from French startup Smiirl if they opt for a stand-alone counter device, or LikeScreen from Pretty.Digits for any HDMI-compatible screen. Now Apple’s iPad tablet is an option with the release of the Like Counter Pro application, also from Pretty.Digits.
This week, Coupons.com is hiring a senior social media manager, while Punchkick Interactive is seeking an iOS developer. Machine Zone needs a senior back-end engineer, and DeNA is on the hunt for a producer/product owner. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.
The Los Angeles Lakers used the team Facebook page to announce that injured superstar Guard Kobe Bryant will make his National Basketball Association season debut Sunday, when the Toronto Raptors visit.
The lobby of The Carlton Hotel in New York is the home of the first-ever digital Instagram holiday tree, a joint initiative by the hotel, social marketing platform PromoJam, Caravan Stylist Studio, and 30 top fashion designers.
“Twitter owns social TV. Facebook is trying to get there.” Joseph Pigato, managing director of customer-engagement firm Sparked, spoke those words Wednesday during a panel at mediabistro’s Inside Social Marketing conference in New York, “What We Can Learn from TV’s Top Social Campaigns,” where he was joined by Sesame Workshop Director of New Media Communication Daniel N. Lewis and moderator Natan Edelsburg, vice president of Sawhorse Media and writer for mediabistro’s Lost Remote blog.