With Mother’s Day on the calendar this coming Sunday, Facebook examined the relationships between mothers and their children on the social network, finding that 13 percent of children planned to wish their moms a happy Mother’s Day on Facebook.
McAfee Internet Security Expert Robert Siciliano shared his list of 10 mistakes graduates should avoid on social networks in a post on McAfee blog, pointing out that the security company’s Love, Relationships, and Technology study found that 13.7 percent of respondents aged 18 through 24 knew someone who lost their job due to images or messaged that were publicly posted.
Custom Facebook applications are crucial for brands that run promotions on Facebook. The rules of the platform simply state that all promotions on Facebook must be administered within apps on Facebook.com, either on a canvas page or a page app. If you are about to launch an app of your own, have a look at the following tips we have picked up while developing Facebook apps for brands over the past couple of years. Some are no-brainers that are often forgotten, and some are quite specific, but all are useful to remember.
While the Facebook applications for iOS and Android are updated with regularity, BlackBerry doesn’t get the same love. The company announced Thursday that the Facebook and Twitter apps for the BlackBerry 10 phone were updated. Now the Facebook app has the technology to let you know if friends are nearby, as well as better photo and event features.
Customer service via social channels such as Facebook and Twitter, once considered an afterthought by most companies, has exploded of late, with Conversocial Co-Founder and CEO Joshua March telling AllFacebook in an interview, “Over the past year, 2012, so many people woke up. Suddenly, every company we spoke with understood that social customer service was important.”
A relatively harmless fake email disguised as an email from Facebook Support provided a primer on signs to look for in identifying emails of the annoying variety, like this one, as well as more serious ones that lead to malware, phishing, or other cyber-security issues.
Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only person working to make a profit from Facebook. Several businesses are trying to find ways to turn their Facebook fans into paying customers. SplashPost, which launched the latest version of its platform this week, helps marketers create engaging Facebook posts that encourage users to opt in for deals.
Facebook completed the rollout of its developer alerts feature in late November, and now, the social network announced an updated settings menu to allow developers to manage how they receive those alerts.
Facebook released an update to its messaging system Thursday, adding a filtering system and introducing a paid service for U.S. users who want to get in touch with someone they are not friends with. The filtering system makes it so only messages from friends show up in the inbox, while all others are sent to the “other” folder.