Despite the fact that it’s difficult to go online these days without tripping over post after post after post after post about how Facebook and the employment part of people’s lives do not mix well, it’s also difficult to go online and not find studies showing that these warnings are being ignored, and the latest comes by way of AVG Technologies.
Facebook may still trail Pinterest in terms of getting people to buy products, but Eventbrite likes the social network’s aptitude to push tickets. Eventbrite, an online event facilitator, discovered that sales through Facebook drove more money for event coordinators than Twitter or LinkedIn.
It’s well-known that more people are accessing Facebook on mobile devices, and the trend is definitely not lost among the site’s younger users. According to a study from Macquarie Research, 56 percent of users between ages 15 and 25 surveyed said they check Facebook from their phones, up from 24 percent last year. Macquarie feels that this could rise to 70 percent next year.
The land down under continues to have its issues with Facebook, as a question-and answer-session on the social network with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, which was supposed to focus on education, instead turned ugly.
Remember when a BBC investigation showed that a large portion of Facebook profiles are fake? Now we know what some of them have been up to. A report from Australia shows that the Taliban has been luring secrets out of soldiers by using fake Facebook profiles featuring photos of sexy women.
Facebook confirmed that Sales Director Liam Walsh has been serving and will serve as interim director of commercial development and sales for Facebook Australia until a permanent replacement for Paul Borrud, who resigned in January, is named.
Memes — photos with funny (and sometimes offensive) captions — often spread through Facebook like wildfire. But Australians aren’t laughing at the Facebook page of Aboriginal Memes, which the social network recently shut down amidst claims of racism. However, a copycat page has already opened and is gaining popularity.
In a ruling that may have a ripple effect on Facebook page administrators globally, Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau declared that brands are responsible for the content of all comments on their pages.
It’s no secret that Facebook is trying to become a destination site, where you do pretty much everything possible online through the social network. According to CNN/Fortune, you might soon be able to do your banking on Facebook, too.
Facebook announced Monday that its app center portal for discovery of applications is now available to 100 percent of its users in the U.S., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the U.K.