As the recent tragedy in Boston showed, Facebook can be a valuable resource for journalists looking to spread the news, as well as to connect with readers and sources. Facebook recently published a thorough guide outlining the best practices for reporters on the social network.
As reported last week, Facebook announced Monday that it will launch new features for its comments section: Replies, which will allow page administrators and users to reply directly to comments, rather than having to post their own comments; and ranked comments, which will move the most engaging comments to the top of comment threads.
Facebook began testing a feature it referred to as threaded comments last November, as reported at the time by sister blog Inside Facebook, and now, according to reports, the social network is ready to take the feature, renamed replies, to the next level.
Maybe Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comparison of News Feed to a personalized newspaper wasn’t too far off. According to the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media 2013 report, Facebook is a key way that news outlets such as The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and Yahoo reach their readers. The report notes that major U.S. news sites get an average of 9 percent of their traffic from Facebook, compared with 4 percent when measured 15 months ago.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg compared the social network’s revamped News Feed to a personalized newspaper when it was introduced Thursday at a press event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. But how does the new News Feed impact actual journalists?
Facebook offered some tips for how brands on the social network can best take advantage of its new News Feed, which it introduced earlier Thursday at a press event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
When Facebook announced graph search, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that there are three pillars of the site: News Feed, timeline, and graph search. While timeline is fairly new, and graph search even newer, it has been a while since news feed got a redesign. Facebook announced the new News Feed Thursday, introducing a much more visually rich look.
What changes to its news feed will Facebook unveil at its press event Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.? According to a Facebook employee, a social advertising industry source, and developers who spoke with TechCrunch, the big announcement involves new ways for users to filter their news feeds.
The Facebook file-publishing-application sector just welcomed another member in the form of Hike Social Apps’ new Dropify offering, which integrated with Facebook’s open graph to allow for more robust sharing capabilities.