Facebook users’ News Feeds will no longer be populated with their friends’ Netflix activities, as the video service announced a new social recommendation feature based on users privately recommending content they have enjoyed to their Facebook friends who might enjoy that content.
Registered developers on Facebook are also finding themselves on the receiving end of the social network’s hard sell of its Messenger applications, as many are seeing emails encouraging them to “enable private sharing with the message dialog.”
Digital marketing expert Sandi Krakowski has shared advice on the Facebook for Business page on launching Facebook pages and creating great content for those pages, and in her latest installment in the social network’s Getting Started series, she turned her attention to advertising on Facebook.
Facebook has quietly brought facial-recognition technology back in Europe after disabling its tag suggest feature there in October 2012, but it only works on friends from the U.S. who have enabled the tag suggest option in their profile settings, according to a report by TechCrunch.
The European Commission, the antitrust authority of the European Union, will decide on Facebook’s proposed acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp by Oct. 3, and the EC will do so armed with detailed information from questionnaires sent to companies including telecommunications operators, other social-networking sites and Internet-service providers, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Facebook Director Peter Thiel and three funds he controls disposed of all of their shares of Facebook class-A common stock, Thiel reported in a Form 4 filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Facebook added the ability for users to specify custom genders – such as transgender, androgynous and genderqueer — in February, and the social network has now extended those options to indicating family members users are connected with.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed advances in search during the company’s second-quarter earnings call last month, and the social network appears to be moving forward on that front, testing the ability by users of its mobile applications to search friends’ older posts by keyword, according to Bloomberg.
Happy 18th birthday, Michael Sayman: Now get to work, at Facebook. Sayman — who turned 18 Aug. 24, recently graduated high school in Miami and served as an intern at the social network this summer — received and accepted an offer for a full-time job as an engineer, Bloomberg reported.