What is the future of online privacy? Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center released a new study Thursday seeking answers to that question from experts, many of which mentioned Facebook in their answers.
When Instagram topped the 300 million-user mark earlier this month, it moved past Twitter in terms of total users, but according to Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social analytics platform Socialbakers, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network blows away Twitter in terms of engagement.
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social relationship platform Hootsuite named a new vice president of product: Jimmy Duvall, who had been head of product for eBay-owned e-commerce platform Magento.
Move over, FOMO, and make room for FOBO: A study by culture experts Crowd DNA for Facebook found that fear of being offline is the new fear of missing out, as 70 percent of respondents aged 13 through 24 from 13 countries said they have to be connected, no matter where they are.
The Interbrand 100 top global brands average 10 Facebook posts per week, with photos accounting for the most successful posts in terms of engagement and restaurants representing the top-performing vertical, according to third-quarter-2014 data released Tuesday by Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social analytics platform Simply Measured.
Can the colors page administrators use on their Facebook pages impact engagement? Yes, according to analytics provider Wisemetrics, which created an application to help page admins determine the best colors for their pages.
Facebook’s redesigned right-hand-side ads, which it began rolling out in June, are drawing more eyeballs for longer periods of time, according to an eye-tracking test conducted for the social network by global market-research agency Millward Brown.
When Facebook users like brands’ pages, that sentiment may not be permanent, as research from GlobalWebIndex indicated that 30 percent of Facebook users between the ages of 16 and 64 have unliked or unfollowed brands, with that figure rising to 38 percent among users aged 16 through 24.
Facebook officially announced the introduction of call-to-action buttons for pages, saying that the feature will roll out in the U.S. over the next few weeks and worldwide next year, although several page administrators already had access to the feature prior to the social network’s official announcement.