Will Facebook users start seeing ads from Facebook while they’re using other applications? The social network announced in a post on its Facebook for Business page that it is running a “small test” of Facebook ads in mobile apps, with “a small number of advertisers and publishers,” billing it as an effort to enable developers to monetize their apps and to expand reach for advertisers.
Facebook’s sponsored stories have seen their highs and lows, with the lowest low occurring when the ad unit became the subject of a class-action lawsuit, but sponsored stories will be history after April 9, according to a list of breaking changes to Facebook’s ads application-programming interface published on the social network’s platform roadmap.
Facebook privacy and security remains a hot-button issue, and The Best Computer Science Schools put together an infographic consolidating statistics, do’s and don’ts, things to avoid, and other suggestions.
Facebook Security responded to the recent flurry of reports about the safety of sharing location information with photos posted to the social network and other online destinations, seeking to reassure users by posting an explanation of EXIF data on the Facebook Security page.
Facebook announced the release of a new tool for page administrators with pages that represent actual locations, such as stores.
Facebook’s efforts to simplify marketing and advertising on the social network took a giant leap forward with Thursday’s launch of the Facebook for Business page, a single destination for all of the information brands need to tap into Facebook’s vast advertising resources.
AAA relies on location more than most organizations, and location-marketing-technology provider LocationInsight announced that it is working with AAA Carolinas to enable the nonprofit to take advantage of Facebook’s “parent-child” page locator system, as well as location data from Facebook and Foursquare, in providing the most relevant local information and promotions to its members.
Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams, who joined the company after its acquisition of location-based check-in application Gowalla in December 2011, is leaving the social network Friday, according to a report in AllThingsD.