Facebook Payments Product Manager Deborah Liu highlighted four applications that are having success with login with Facebook at the Appnation conference in San Francisco Tuesday: ticket discovery app Applauze, women’s fashion commerce app Threadflip, photo app Cooliris, and radio app Swell Radio.
Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its RocksDB embeddable, persistent key-value store, which enables fast storage and global, real-time data fetching of the social network’s massive cache of user data.
I work with NARR8, a free-to-use application and digital publisher of interactive eBooks. Last month, NARR8 launched its extensive catalog of motion comics, graphic novels, and educational periodicals on Facebook’s App Center — a huge milestone for us, since this made NARR8 the first motion comics application to launch on the world’s No. 1 social network. Today, I’d like to talk about what led us to this success, our first month’s progress on Facebook, and the support that the social network has offered us during the transition from mobile to social.
Facebook reminded users last month that it would remove a privacy setting used by a small percentage of its users, “Who can look up your Timeline by name?,” which it originally announced in August, and now, the social network is reminding users again, via messages atop their News Feeds, and via emails.
Facebook appears to be testing the ability to filter search results by category, with the option directly beneath its search bar to see all results, people, pages, places, groups, applications, or events.
Social marketing platform PromoJam rolled out the latest tool to take advantage of Facebook’s recently relaxed guidelines on promotions, Timeline Manager, which allows page administrators to manage contests, sweepstakes, and promotions directly via their pages’ Timelines.
Adventurous Android users who want to get their hands on Facebook features for that platform even before members of the Facebook for Android Beta Testers group do now have a way to do so, as the social network introduced the Facebook for Android Alpha Testers group.
The Internet offers a ton of distractions for you when you’re trying to work, but Facebook might be the site you find yourself surprised to be on the most. There’s something addicting about being completely up-to-date on everything your friends are doing, but sometimes it can really hurt your productivity. Good thing there are a number of ways to change your settings in order to keep Facebook from distracting you too much. Cut down on notifications, chat windows, and spammy inbox messages so you can get back to work.
Facebook Wednesday published a valuable resource to help parents and educators guide teens through the online world, the Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders Guide.