Facebook’s next steps to improve the content users see in their News Feeds include taking aim at click-baiting headlines in posts from pages and emphasizing links that are shared via the social network’s link format over those shared in photo captions and status updates.
With all of the mostly misguided hysteria about Facebook’s Messenger applications and the user data they request permission to access, satire and entertainment blog Cream Bmp Daily may have concocted the most outlandish tale to date, saying that illegal conversations conducted on the messaging apps are being forwarded to law-enforcement authorities.
Facebook has not launched a program allowing users to work from home and earn “thousands of dollars every month,” and users who fall for the scam face monthly credit-card charges of $94, Hoax-Slayer reported.
Facebook is rolling out an update to its Messenger application for iOS to protect users from a vulnerability in the operating system that allowed scammers to force users’ iPhones to automatically place expensive calls.
Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer donated 40,000 shares of class-A common stock in the company to a charitable entity, while Chief Financial Officer David Wehner and Director Susan Desmond-Hellmann sold off some of their Facebook holdings, the three insiders reported in Form 4 filings Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This week, NBCUniversal is hiring a manager of social media marketing, while Solomon McCown & Co. is seeking a senior digital media manager. AmerisourceBergen needs a digital and Web media coordinator, and GameChanger is on the hunt for a marketing copywriter and campaign manager. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.
Facebook Advertising Researchers Neha Bhargava and Eurry Kim followed up their July post on the Facebook for Business page on using Facebook ads to drive brand awareness by mining the same study of more than 1,500 News Feed ads between October 2013 and this past March, from more than 350 campaigns, for tips on how brands can generate conversions from ads on the social network.
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Monday, and while not everybody will leave holding a golden statue, some celebrities will be holding a new device from Facebook on the red carpet.