Facebook’s Graph Search just got a lot more robust, as the social network announced Monday that posts and status updates will now be part of its results, allowing users to search content including photo captions, check-ins, and comments.
Facebook announced another tweak to the algorithm that determines which ads appear in users’ News Feeds, giving more weight to the feedback it receives on ads, particularly how often they are hidden or reported.
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 for Every Phone, the application that brings the social network to feature phones, or devices that are not smartphones, announced that it has topped 100 million monthly active users.
Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal government officials requesting the ability to disclose more information about data requests related to national security, Time reported, as fallout from the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative continues.
The 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is in the books, with two first-time champions having been crowned — Andy Murray of the U.K., marking the host country’s first Wimbledon winner in 77 years, and Marion Bartoli of France — and Facebook Consumer Content Manager Alex Walker and Data Editor Robert D’Onofrio reported in a post on the Facebook Newsroom that there were nearly 20 million global interactions (posts, comments, and likes) leading into the final matches.
Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced a milestone of sorts during a small business roundtable in New York: 1 million advertisers have been active on the social network in the past 28 days.
Facebook: 9,000-10,000 Requests For User Data From U.S. Local, State, Federal Governments In Six Months Ending Dec. 31
For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities at all levels, local and national, related to between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts, outgoing Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot revealed in a release on Facebook’s Newsroom.
Despite assurances by Facebook that its new Home overlay for Android devices does not pose any privacy or security risks, some experts in the field remained unconvinced when it comes to corporate networks.
Facebook continues to talk up its recently introduced graph search, yet only a fraction of its users — “hundreds of thousands” of its 1 billion-plus monthly active users — can access the feature, with countless others having been wait-listed since graph search debuted in beta last month.