A test of Facebook’s Graph Search for mobile was discovered in February by Seth Fiegerman of Mashable, who encountered the functionality within the social network’s mobile application. Monday, Justin Lafferty of sister blog Inside Facebook found evidence of a test of Graph Search on the mobile Web.
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their friends lists to “Only Me” within their privacy settings, a slight loophole exists: If a user’s friend has their friends list set to public, all of their friends will appear when viewing their mutual friends, thereby “outing” that user, despite the “Only Me” setting. Mashable went one step further, piecing together some of the friends list of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook has launched several initiatives aimed at boosting media companies’ presence on the social network thus far in 2014 — Public Content Solutions, aimed at providing its partners with dedicated technical and business resources to build out media solutions on Facebook and Instagram; FB Newswire, a project with social content discovery outfit Storyful to aggregate publicly shared content on Facebook, by media organizations and individual users, to aid journalists in their reporting; and the four new media-centric application-programming interfaces it announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco last month — but the media industry took a shot across the bow in the form of a long rant posted on the social network by Director of Product Management for Ads and Pages Mike Hudack.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been immortalized in wax.
Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
The fourth season of HBO drama “Game of Thrones” premieres on the premium cable network April 6, but fans can turn to Facebook for a taste of Westeros March 18 at 6 p.m. ET, when the premiere episode will be screened at Lincoln Center in New York, as the event’s red carpet will be streamed on Facebook Live.
With all of the work Facebook is doing to revamp the process of advertising on the social network, it also revamped advertising about the social network, introducing three new spots on the company’s page: Trip, Couch Skis, and Runner.
Director Nicholas Stoller and stars Zac Efron and Seth Rogan of upcoming Universal Studios comedy Neighbors will take part in a Facebook Live event during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, March 8, Mashable reported.
The good news keeps coming for Facebook users who are dreading the expansion of advertising, as comments by Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman Tuesday night on not rushing to bring ads to the social network’s Paper iOS application and not increasing the flow of ads in the mobile News Feed were followed by a report by Mashable that video ads may not launch on Facebook until this summer.
If Facebook can adopt Twitter features, such as Trending and hashtags, it’s only fair for Twitter to be able to test a redesign of its profile that makes it look a lot like Facebook, or even like Google Plus, right?