Facebook detailed the changes to its News Feed algorithm that were reported earlier, saying in a Newsroom post that average referral traffic to media sites has leapt by more than 170 percent in the past year.
Facebook Strategic Partnerships Lead for Music and Entertainment Charles Porch talked celebrities, fan engagement, and TV-show promotion with Variety Editor-in-Chief, Digital Andrew Wallenstein at the Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit last week in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
If Facebook ever officially rolls out its “VIP application” for celebrities that was reported on earlier this week, perhaps those celebrities can use the app to try to crack the Facebook Weekly Highlights list the social network debuted Thursday in the Trends section of its Newsroom.
Facebook is testing a new application, but unless you’re a celebrity or you manage social media for one, you won’t be included in the social network’s test pool.
U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and Sunderland Forward Jozy Altidore, Denver Nuggets Power Forward Kenneth Faried, and San Francisco 49ers Running Back Marcus Lattimore may play different sports, but they all suit up with startup FanTree when it comes to selling unique gear that they help design through flash sales.
On Twitter, you can make sure that celebrities or popular people are really controlling accounts through verification checkmarks. Now the same feature is available on Facebook. The social network announced Wednesday that pages that are really run by highly followed people will come with marks of verification. Unlike the hoax uncovered Tuesday, this is legitimate.
Yes, teenagers use Facebook. And although whether or not they’ll be using Facebook in a few years remains to be seen, the site does have a considerable presence among high-school students. The Pew Research Center recently examined how teens use social media, finding that they don’t like drama and having their parents connected to them, but they stay on Facebook because it plays a key part in the social experience. However, Facebook’s youngest users tend to have no problem configuring privacy settings.
Facebook is taking steps to make it easier for users with its new Timeline to add movies, TV shows, and celebrities they like to their profiles, reaching an agreement with Rovi to use data from its Rovi Video database.
Much to many users’ chagrins, Facebook is testing a service that charges users $1 to message people to whom they aren’t connected. As a test that has now been completed, it set users back $100 to get in Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s inbox (or anyone else with a high amount of followers), but with no guarantee that he’ll even see or respond to their messages. Now Facebook is testing a similar service in the U.K., charging users to contact celebrities and other people with swarms of followers.
As more people have the ability to post photos on the go, it’s only inevitable that more photos from Friday night’s party end up on Facebook. A survey by U.K. fashion retailer Very revealed that for women aged 18-35 who go out regularly (87 times per year), the amount of photos posted of them in a year can range from 4,212 to 23,400.