The Internet is the ideal channel through which to publish and circulate photos and videos of atrocities, and it is a place where citizens can organize to better resist and overthrow their oppressors — that is, provided they can gain access to the Internet. Enter Facebook and Google, which are working independently on two similar projects to enable free, uncensored Internet access from the sky.
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at Stanford University, published a diatribe on LinkedIn a few months ago titled, “Facebook Is Doomed.” Contributing to the debate on the medium- and long-term sustainability of one of the biggest social networks is undoubtedly a healthy endeavor. However, this excessive public statement distinguishes itself with rather frivolous arguments on Wadhwa’s part.
Whether its motives are related to advertising, Graph Search, the overall user experience, or a combination of those examples, Facebook continues to come up with ways to prod users to add more information to their Timelines.
European and Asian social media agency KRDS officially launched its PromoFactory product for Facebook page administrators earlier this week, after introducing it last month, and the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer marked the launch with an infographic comparing the performance of posts by brands on the social network and Timeline contests and promotions.
Following the announcement by Facebook in August that it relaxed its guidelines on promotions, companies including ShortStack, Woobox, KRDS, TabSite, Offerpop, and Comment Game have taken advantage with products that enable page administrators to run contests and promotions directly on the social network’s News Feed, but what about branded games that are fully playable in News Feed? That’s where Stick and Play comes in.
European and Asian social media agency KRDS became the latest Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer to unveil a product that takes advantage of the social network’s recent relaxation of its restrictions on promotions with its PromoFactory, which it plans to roll out by Sept. 30.
The people talking about this tally was missing from Facebook pages Wednesday, as pointed out by several readers, and while we initially assumed it was part of changes to page insights announced by the social network last month, it turned out to be a coding error.
Facebook Page Admins Can Upload Images For Posts With External Links, Rather Than Using Auto-Generated Thumbnails
Facebook is now allowing page administrators to upload images to accompany external links they are posting on their pages, rather than being limited to the default, auto-generated thumbnail images the social network usually places with those posts.