The latest solution to help users cut through the clutter of their multiple social media accounts comes from Sparksfly, which announced the release Wednesday of its social network consolidation tool, Sparksfly 2.2, on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Facebook appears to be testing what amounts to a free mobile ad unit for publishers, with posts in users’ mobile News Feeds that closely resemble mobile application install ads, aimed at enticing users to like publishers’ pages, under the heading, “Get Interesting News.”
Will online food-delivery service Eat24 still have a Facebook page after 11:59 p.m. Monday? Probably not, if it sticks to what it wrote in a scathing blog post last week, ripping the social network for the changes to its News Feed algorithm that have hammered organic reach for page posts.
While photos remain the most common type of post for Facebook pages, and they continue to generate strong engagement, videos result in significantly higher engagement, yet they accounted for just 3 percent of pages’ posts in a recent study by social analytics firm Quintly, compared with 54 percent for photos.
It’s been a busy first quarter for Facebook. From acquisitions to algorithms, there have been more than 10 new announcements in the first three months of the year, causing many brands to feel cold toward the global social site. With spring knocking on the door, here’s a breakdown of the most important changes Facebook has made to help brands flourish.
The most valuable piece of real estate on Facebook will have a new look “in the coming weeks,” as the social network announced an update to its News Feed, aimed at making its presentation more consistent across desktop and mobile.
Social media news aggregation and analysis platform NewsWhip relaunched its website to bring users the most shared stories via Facebook and Twitter from countries including the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, and Spain.
Retention marketing solutions provider Optimove announced that it now interfaces with Facebook via application-programming interface, enabling it to automatically update the social network’s custom audiences lists on a daily basis.