Social media news aggregator NewsWhip announced the winners of its first annual Whippies awards for publishers with the strongest engagement on Facebook and Twitter, and The Huffington Post took home the honors for Facebook.
Is bigger better? In the case of embedded photos, Instagram believes the answer to be yes, as Mashable reported that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network increased the size and clarity of embedded photos on the Web.
Facebook Connectivity Lab engineering director Yael Maguire spoke about the social network’s plans to use drones to help connect developing regions to the Internet in a conversation with Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore at the 2014 Social Good Summit in New York Monday.
Facebook’s enforcement of its real-name policy has put it at odds with a community that it has a strong history of supporting, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, as drag queens who use names that are not their legal names are being forced to change the names on their accounts on the social network.
Facebook users’ News Feeds will no longer be populated with their friends’ Netflix activities, as the video service announced a new social recommendation feature based on users privately recommending content they have enjoyed to their Facebook friends who might enjoy that content.
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Monday, and while not everybody will leave holding a golden statue, some celebrities will be holding a new device from Facebook on the red carpet.
Facebook responded to yet another controversy over photos that were removed from the social network, this time in the case of Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old cheerleader from Texas Tech University, who posted several photos of animals she had shot and killed while on a safari in Zimbabwe earlier this month.