David CohenDavid Cohen, editor of AllFacebook, has been with the blog since September 2011. Prior to that, he worked on other WebMediaBrands blogs (SocialTimes, WebNewser), and as a Web editor for several other sites (Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, Sports Video Group).
Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
Facebook released version 9.0 of its flagship iOS application, and the most prominent new feature is the ability for users to reply directly to comments on posts by pages that have enabled the feature.
Thursday was a big day for Form 4 filings from Facebook executives and board members exercising their restricted stock units, as Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, Vice President and General Counsel Colin Stretch, Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal, and Directors Reed Hastings and Erskine Bowles detailed their trading activities to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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 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.”
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.