Everyone is on Facebook, truly. Kids complain about their grandparents commenting on their statuses. Colleagues rave about its potential for social business. Sure, your four-year-old nephew hasn’t signed up (yet), but his mother has certainly chronicled his existence from the first ultrasound, and thanks to Timeline, you know all about coworkers’ weekend activities, friends’ anniversaries, and parents’ favorite articles, in addition to the goings on of all of your favorite businesses and brands.
While talks regarding Facebook’s potential acquisition of Waze may be off, that doesn’t’ mean the social network and the Israel-based satellite-navigation startup aren’t working together. Waze Thursday introduced Waze 3.7, which integrates Facebook events into the application’s navigation lists.
Social media software company Expion released a suite of new tools Monday, expanding its users’ ability to control their messages across Facebook and other social networks.
Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
Recently, Facebook began rolling out a global redesign of its mobile location pages. The intention of this redesign seems to be focused not only on making it easier to find business’ physical locations, but also simplifying interactions between users and businesses on Facebook mobile.
When Facebook announced Graph Search earlier this year, the natural question was, “When will this be on mobile?” It appears that Facebook is trying to push more search queries onto its mobile application (instead of apps such as Foursquare and Yelp). As Inside Facebook Editor Brittany Darwell noticed recently, Facebook changed the name of its Nearby feature on its iOS app to Local Search.
The redesign for Timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook’s updated News Feed, the goal for Timeline is to reduce clutter and place more options in the hands of users. The new design has about content and open graph actions on the left side of the page, with posts on the right side.
Enterprise marketing technology provider Unified released the latest quarterly update to its Social Operating Platform Wednesday, unveiling the winter 2013 edition at the Montgomery Technology Conference in Santa Monica, Calif.
Facebook’s graph search, which is slowly being rolled out to more people, has major implications for brands. It could change the way that companies advertise not only on Facebook, but in their brick-and-mortar stores, too. Mark Simmons, co-founder and managing partner of Mixed Digital, spoke with AllFacebook about how companies can get their pages ready for graph search — taking both a digital and tangible approach.
Several existing applications tie location and Facebook together, with Foursquare representing the most prominent example, but Brooklyn-based Onehackmind hopes its public launch of Locist Monday on the iTunes App Store and Google Play takes the combination to the next level.