Electronic Arts is trying an interesting tactic that uses a Facebook version of a game to promote the console release.
In another sign of the growing maturity of social shopping, Facebook users can now give Amazon gift cards to their friends on the social networking site.
Facebook has sent a detailed letter defending its privacy practices to two members of the US Congress, in the wake of the “exposé” published by the Wall Street Journal.
Facebook has clambered aboard the ‘get out the vote’ train and is encouraging its members to vote in today’s US mid-term election.
At the top of the home page, before the news feed, there is a large box titled ‘Today is election day’. The graphic contains a link to help people find their polling place on the US Politics page and an “I voted” button so people can share the fact they voted with their friends. At the bottom it tells you which of your friends have already voted.
If anything is likely to get out the vote, it’s peer pressure and this Facebook app taps into that phenomenon. At 10.55am Pacific time, more than 4.26 million Facebook users had clicked the “I voted” button.
It also provides a neutral, non-partisan alternative for people who dislike the fact that the popular ‘Commit to Vote’ app was funded by the Democrats and contained the Obama symbol in the ‘o’ for ‘vote’.
Political candidates are strong users of Facebook and here at AllFacebook we have already done some analysis on how the election would turn out based on Facebook likes.
I’m guessing that the graphic is geographically targeted to people inside the US, based on IP address. Can any of our international readers confirm whether you see the election graphic as well?
Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of him handing our full candy bars to trick-or-treaters with Priscilla Chan.
Software company Sysomos has launched a tool to help people manage Facebook pages.
An Arkansas school board member has resigned on air in an interview with CNN because of anti-gay comments he made on Facebook.
While Facebook has been busy trying to establish itself as the go-to service for casual photo sharing, Flickr is pushing back with a new feature that draws the social network into its own service.
The initial public offering for Mail.ru Group is reportedly over-subscribed. Why the sudden interest in a Russian email company? It probably has something to do with the fact that the company owns stakes in both Facebook and Zynga.
Pranksters recently hijacked the Facebook pages of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and others with a new trick called “letterbombing”.