Facebook is officially introducing a feature it has toyed with in simpler form in the past, as the social network announced the launch of Nearby Friends in a Newsroom post, saying that it will be available to U.S. Android and iPhone users “in the coming weeks.”
When Facebook announced last week that it was simplifying its privacy settings, one of the changes it mentioned was the ability for users to change the privacy settings on their past cover images. That change has apparently been extended to pages, as well.
Facebook continues to enhance the information available via its five-star ratings system for pages, following up January’s moves to display pages’ average ratings in stars and add breakdowns of users’ ratings and a numerical average when users hovered over the stars with the addition of the numerical average to the left of the stars.
Predictive media-optimization-technology provider Kenshoo, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, examined key metrics and benchmarks for paid search and social advertising in the first quarter.
New Esquire Network series “Lucky Bastards” debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday, but Facebook users didn’t have to wait to see the first episode of the new original series, as the network posted in in three segments on its Facebook page: here, here, and here.
The first pucks drop in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday night, and the Facebook Data Science Team examined which of the 16 participating teams have the most likes in states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times’ Bits blog about the Facebook Creative Labs initiative to create new mobile applications, the differences between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and turning 30, among other things.