Facebook users are going to like this news, and page administrators will likely not: The social network announced Friday that users will begin seeing fewer promotional posts — not ads, but posts from pages – in their News Feeds starting in January.
Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer and social marketing platform Shift announced the release of the next generation of its platform, which includes people-based marketing and measurement tools, enhanced automation technology, comprehensive reporting and a re-engineered programmatic ads solution.
Facebook appears to have tweaked the status update interface in its iOS application, moving the functionality for tagging friends, adding activities from structured status updates and checking in to buttons located at the top, adjacent to users’ profile pictures.
A Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer had designs on improving its product design and development team, as SocialCode announced Thursday that it reached a licensing deal with mobile application developer Avocado Software, and that Avocado co-founder Jenna Bilotta was named SocialCode’s head of product design.
Facebook introduced login review at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco in April, in an effort to cut back on the number of permissions requested by applications, and in an update on its developer blog, software engineer Andreea Manole said more than 25,000 apps have been reviewed during the past six months, with the process wrapping up in less than one day in most cases.
Add Kenya to the expanding list of countries where the Internet.org application is available, joining Tanzania and Zambia, as Internet.org vice president Chris Daniels announced at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday that Airtel subscribers in Kenya will gain access to the app later this week.