Thursday is the first day of spring, and Facebook shared some spring-cleaning tips for users looking to tidy up their News Feeds, shine up their profiles, organize their notifications, and get their privacy settings in order.
It’s been a busy first quarter for Facebook. From acquisitions to algorithms, there have been more than 10 new announcements in the first three months of the year, causing many brands to feel cold toward the global social site. With spring knocking on the door, here’s a breakdown of the most important changes Facebook has made to help brands flourish.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are now a memory, but the International Olympic Committee took one final look at highlights and statistics on Facebook and other social networks at the Games.
Social media gets the blame for a lot of things — cyber-bullying, the rise of the selfie, hashtag-shaped potato snacks (really, Birds Eye? Really?), and the popularity of Justin Bieber. When something happens that embarrasses or concerns today’s society, Facebook is often the scapegoat.
If Facebook can adopt Twitter features, such as Trending and hashtags, it’s only fair for Twitter to be able to test a redesign of its profile that makes it look a lot like Facebook, or even like Google Plus, right?
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Backstreet Boys wishing Facebook a happy 10th anniversary; as well as the photo atop the post, posted by former President George W. Bush, of Jay Leno holding up the portrait Bush painted in honor of Leno’s last episode as host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”