Facebook wants users to be able to post to the News Feed from anywhere on the site, even when they are already on the News Feed. Some users are seeing a post button on the top of the site. Facebook was testing a similar button in March.
Microsoft discovered malware aimed at obtaining Facebook users’ login information and taking over their accounts, and the new malware strain, Trojan:JS/Febipos.A, has been delivered in the form of extensions for Google Chrome and add-ons for Firefox. The only good news is that it appears to have been discovered only in Brazil thus far.
Facebook has added yet another module to the refreshed Timeline design: Groups. Starting today, users will see a place on their Timeline showing open groups they’ve joined. Facebook says this is another way to show off their interests with others who visit their profile.
Local businesses are thriving on Facebook, according to statistics released Friday by Dan Levy, director of small business at the social network, who said more than 2 billion connections exist on Facebook between users and local businesses, adding that approximately 70 percent of monthly active users in the U.S. and Canada are connected to local businesses.
We know that Facebook has roughly 618 million mobile users, but how are they interacting with the social network from their smartphones? A comprehensive study by Facebook and IDC shows that most users on mobile check their News Feeds frequently. Several users copped to checking Facebook from their phones at the movies and while they’re at the gym.
Is Facebook tweaking its process for users to share posts by other users and pages? Some Facebook users (including yours truly) are seeing the social network’s sharing options repeated in the pop-up box that appears when they elect to share posts.
Facebook’s experimentation with its events feature is continuing full-speed ahead, as sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the social network is testing a change in wording for one of its RSVP options, from “maybe” to “interested.”
Facebook continues to wage war with the call features of cell phones by introducing VoIP (voice-over-Internet-protocol) and voice features. This time, the social network’s latest update to the Messenger application for Android includes free calling for Canadian users. With this update, Facebook also introduced deeper group messaging options.