Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
The Ideas section of Facebook’s Paper iPhone application will be the home to exclusive content from TED 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday through Thursday as part of a collaboration between the social network and the nonprofit conference series.
Lay’s wants to introduce a new flavor of potato chip. But it is not hiring a marketing firm or forming a blue-ribbon committee to figure out a flavor — it is asking people who have liked the brand on Facebook. In exchange for the winning flavor, the user with the best idea receives $1 million. More and more companies are turning to their Facebook fans for new ideas.
Facebook Groups are a strange and interesting phenomenon that highlight this new social world. Groups with simple, fun concepts, or titles that just elicit a laugh, are like the Bazooka Joe comic strips for this generation. They are worth a quick giggle or groan, and then you toss them away. In the same way, people like to join these groups for a quick laugh. Given that groups are indexed by Google, we decided to do some digging around and found one trend that inexplicably stands head and shoulder above the rest: the quest for 1-million-members group.