Facebook continued its focus on groups with a revamp of its groups discovery page, including not only top suggestions, but also open and closed groups their friends are members of, as well as groups relevant to the locations listed on users’ profiles.
Locations such as retail outlets that want to display real-time like totals can use Fliike from French startup Smiirl if they opt for a stand-alone counter device, or LikeScreen from Pretty.Digits for any HDMI-compatible screen. Now Apple’s iPad tablet is an option with the release of the Like Counter Pro application, also from Pretty.Digits.
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.
Gowalla has processed its last check-in.
Facebook added an “Add to Map” button on its pages for locations, enabling users to add those places to their timelines if they choose, along with a caption, when they were there, and with whom.
Facebook has said that it wants to phase out places in favor of location tagging, and one great way to start is to ask users for help eliminating duplicates.
We’ve seen loads of confusion over Facebook’s latest changes to places and deals. Allow us to set the record straight: Neither is completely disappearing.