Social networking connectivity tool Friendthem will extend its reach into the skies in April, when it will add an “airplane mode” button to its iOS and Android applications, allowing Friendthem users on the same flights to easily exchange connection requests for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
What would you get if you put Yelp, Angie’s List, and Facebook in a blender? The result might look a little something like whodoyou, which mines content and advice shared on Facebook and other social network to provide recommendations for local businesses in the top 500 cities in the U.S. and more than 50 international markets.
Facebook released an update to its Paper iPhone application, and the most prominent new feature is the ability to share posts via Facebook messages, text messages, or email, rather than solely with friends.
Consumption of videos has exploded on Facebook in recent months, and custom-video-player creator LittleCast has created four viral video platforms to help brands take advantage, with some big-name musical talent already on board.
Facebook began testing the ability for users to edit their posts last June, and the feature was beta-tested for its Android application last September, with its rollout to desktop users starting later that month, and Android and iOS users officially joining the party last October. But other than in some isolated tests, page administrators have not been able to edit posts on their pages, until now.
Some Facebook iOS users who installed the social network’s most recent update, version 7.0, received access to a new feature, Highlights, under a new tab, People.
The good news keeps coming for Facebook users who are dreading the expansion of advertising, as comments by Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman Tuesday night on not rushing to bring ads to the social network’s Paper iOS application and not increasing the flow of ads in the mobile News Feed were followed by a report by Mashable that video ads may not launch on Facebook until this summer.
Sheryl Sandberg, David Ebersman: No Ads In Facebook Paper In Near Future, No Large Increase In Mobile News Feed Ads
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman used the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco Tuesday night as an opportunity to quell users’ fears about oversaturation of advertising on the social network, saying that Facebook’s recently introduced Paper iOS application will not feature any ads in the near future, and that there will not be a large increase in ads on the mobile News Feed in 2014.
Employees can be valuable brand advocates, and marketing solution Dynamic Signal released a new tool earlier this week to help move that process along, rolling out its VoiceStorm employee advocacy platform as an iOS application.