The average Facebook user does not come to the social network in search of news, but he or she usually winds up discovering news anyway, as a new study from Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, found that of the 64 percent of U.S. adults who are Facebook users, 47 percent of that group “ever” gets news from the social network, leading Pew to call 30 percent of U.S. adults “Facebook news consumers.”
Nostalgia site DoYouRemember and developer Rokk3r Labs are creating an iOS application that allows Facebook users to organize that murky time period between when they were born and when Facebook was born, announcing plans to release The Timeliner in the iTunes App Store prior to the holidays.
Facebook Home isn’t the only player in the Android launcher game, as INQ Mobile announced Tuesday that its SO.HO is out of beta, and that it added a fourth feed to join Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, featuring rich media from all three of those social networks.
For brands on Facebook, paid media not only increases the reach of News Feed posts, but it also bumps up organic and viral impressions by up to 200 percent, according to a study of more than 2,000 News Feed posts in the first and second quarters, which generated more than 2 billion impressions, by social rich-media platform ShopIgniter.
Facebook’s introduction of its revamped News Feed in March was aimed at emphasizing images, and the social network continued along that path, announcing that images for page post link ads are now four times larger on mobile and eight times larger on desktop.
After Facebook Security Rejected His Bug Report, Khalil Shreateh Used The Bug To Post Directly On Mark Zuckerberg’s Timeline
Palestinian information system expert Khalil Shreateh discovered a bug that allowed Facebook users to post on the Timelines of other Facebook users, even when they were not connected as friends, but when he submitted it to the social network’s white hat program, Facebook Security responded that it was not a bug. So Shreateh went straight to the top, exploiting the bug to post on the Timeline of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal totals nearly 842,000 likes on its Facebook page, and the social network — along with Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest — has been a key driver of its steady revenue growth since its inception in 2006. What are some of the secrets to its Facebook success?
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.