The update to Facebook’s search functionality announced last week, which will allow users to search posts that have been shared with them, claimed a victim in Bing, the search engine from Microsoft, as the social network confirmed that it will no longer include results from Bing in its search results.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his second public question-and-answer session Thursday at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and topics that came up included whether or not Facebook will add a dislike button; the social network’s role in discussions about issues such as the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y.; whether Graph Search will launch in other languages; and the controversial News Feed study by social scientists from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California-San Francisco.
Updates to Facebook’s Trending feature are trending on the social network Wednesday, as the feature is now available via Android for mobile users (with iOS “coming soon”), and trending topics are now divided into up to five different sections.
With the Hispanic population becoming more and more of a force in the U.S., Facebook tapped media, content and technology research specialists Ipsos MediaCT for a closer look at how U.S. Hispanics communicate and consume media.
The Facebook Data Science Team marked Thanksgiving by analyzing anonymized, aggregate data from English-speaking users in the U.S. to determine what they were most thankful for, and friends, family and health topped the list.
Free hotel stays in exchange for airline miles or credit-card points have been common practice for quite some time, but what about free or discounted hotel stays based on Facebook likes or friends, or followers on Instagram?
Facebook appears to have tweaked the status update interface in its iOS application, moving the functionality for tagging friends, adding activities from structured status updates and checking in to buttons located at the top, adjacent to users’ profile pictures.
Facebook appears to have quietly revamped its Places page, adding distinctive cover images and different sections by city and category, along with integration with the social network’s page locations application-programming interface, Graph Search queries and user-generated content. Reader Matteo Gamba shared several screenshots with AllFacebook.
Facebook released the second part of its study of users aged 13 through 24 in 13 countries, with culture experts Crowd DNA, and it found that it was able to divide users in that age group into three segments, based on age — optimists, explorers and realists.