The big changes Facebook recently introduced, such as its revamped News Feed and redesigned Timeline, are aimed at users’ eyes, but Dubbler, a new, free application for iOS and Android, is aimed at their ears.
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarter about usage. A study by Simply Measured shows how the Interbrand Top 100 Brands (such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Microsoft) have adopted Instagram. An overwhelming percentage of Instagram photos are shared via Facebook, which drives more engagement than Twitter.
The uphill battle that Facebook faces on a daily basis to curb inappropriate content such as child pornography was brought to the forefront again in a report by WND about its continuing presence on the social network.
Tech blogger and Rackspace Startup Liaison Officer Robert Scoble got mixed up in a minor brouhaha with Facebook over the weekend regarding a comment he tried to leave on the Facebook page of Max Woolf, which the social network did not allow him to post.
Facebook hasn’t formally explained the latest upgrade to news feed filters, and some users are confused. Some postings describe the default settings almost like a grand conspiracy to hide updates. Let’s set the record straight.
Facebook has created yet another way for users to slice and dice the news feed: You can now choose to see only the activity of the friends you interact with most.
Facebook has just made it a whole lot easier for page administrators to keep their walls rated PG, with the addition of a keyword filter.
As the uproar over the new Facebook design continues, many are getting used to the new features and trying to effectively navigate through the increased number of stories that pop-up on their homepage daily. I’ve been polling users about their feedback on the new design over the past few days and one thing that continuously pops-up is the comments is a desire to filter out application stories.
Currently Facebook lets users view feed stories based on whether they originated. If you’d like to view all of the stories from a single application you can do that. Want to limit stories to all of your friends in a single friend list? You can do that to. There are still some inherent limitations to the new feed but Facebook has taken a huge step forward.