Facebook is rolling out an update to its iPad application that features a revamped right-hand column (in landscape mode only), which now includes birthdays, events, Trending and a new My Games section, Engadget reported.
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.
With Facebook becoming more and more of a source of news, manager of strategic partnerships for broadcast Beth Loyd examined the newscasts being posted to the social network by both broadcast networks and local television stations in a Facebook Media blog post.
Quiz site PlayBuzz continued its surge in Facebook shares, vaulting to the top of NewsWhip’s ranking of publishers for November, and marking the first time since NewsWhip began compiling its rankings in August 2013 that neither The Huffington Post nor BuzzFeed occupied first place.
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,975,915 likes at the end of November and averaged 46 posts for the month, up from 41 in October, according to the most recent statistics from social media analytics platform Socialbakers.
Facebook announced a host of new features aimed at encouraging publishers to share more content on the social network, introducing the ability to target posts by users’ interests, a way to eliminate posts that are out of date, a new Smart Publishing tool and improvements to domain insights.
The top Facebook page in Australia in terms of engagement in 2014 was Hit107, while Tourism Australia topped the land Down Under in terms of likes, according to the latest Australian Facebook Performance Report by Online Circle Digital for Social Pulse.
Updates to Facebook’s Trending feature are trending on the social network Wednesday, as the feature is now available via Android for mobile users (with iOS “coming soon”), and trending topics are now divided into up to five different sections.