The recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon showed the expanding role of social media when it comes to the spreading of news. As Facebook users shared stories, photos, and videos, news sources worked hard to make sure the stories they posted were true. Representatives from ABC News and The Huffington Post talked with AllFacebook recently to discuss how they run their Facebook pages as news changes rapidly, such as during the bombing at the Boston Marathon and the search for the suspects.
Social analytics firm Quintly released the March 2013 edition of its monthly infographic aimed at helping Facebook page administrators determine how their pages measure up when compared with their contemporaries.
Facebook users who have ever started to type status updates or comments and then had second thoughts: You are not alone. According to a study by Carnegie Mellon University PhD Student Sauvik Das and Facebook Data Scientist Adam Kramer, 71 percent of the 3.9 million Facebook users profiled self-censored at least one post or comment over a 17-day period.
Not everyone is a fan of Facebook’s post-sorting algorithm, which determines News Feed placement based on with whom users would be most likely to engage. But if you’re trying to see more of your best friend’s Facebook posts, or fewer from a habitual oversharer, there is a way to set these preferences.
Local businesses are thriving on Facebook, according to statistics released Friday by Dan Levy, director of small business at the social network, who said more than 2 billion connections exist on Facebook between users and local businesses, adding that approximately 70 percent of monthly active users in the U.S. and Canada are connected to local businesses.
A total of 40 percent of all interaction on Facebook occurs in the News Feed, yet most brands experienced a 47 percent drop in reach in the past six months. How can you get your reach back?
What does Facebook Home for Android, which the social network introduced Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., mean for developers? Facebook outlined ways that applications can take advantage of home’s extremely visual cover feed, as well as its notifications and Chat Heads feature, in a post on its developer blog.
Facebook updated its application-programming interface for developers, allowing them to incorporate the social network’s new replies feature and giving brands the opportunity to monitor and respond to replies to comments.
Facebook page administrators are being prompted to turn on the social network’s new replies feature for their pages, but the feature can be turned on for pages that don’t see the prompt below via the “manage permissions” section in the page admin panel.