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Facebook Groups: Facebook’s Newest Stand-Alone App

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Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone out of his way to mention Facebook’s groups feature during the company’s earnings calls for the third quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter of 2013, hinting during the latter that a stand-alone application might be forthcoming. Forthcoming is now here, as the social network announced the launch of its Facebook Groups app in a Newsroom post Tuesday, saying that the app is available in all countries, for iOS and Android.

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Mediabistro Course

Facebook Marketing

Facebook MarketingStarting Janaury 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to build a fan base and grow your business on Facebook! In this course, Geoffrey Colon will teach you how to set up and enhance your company page, understand best practices and measuring your success, execute a monthly content strategy, and incorporate Facebook into your overall marketing efforts. Register now!

Derek Jeter’s Final Season and Facebook

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From his retirement announcement via a Feb. 12 Facebook post to the final innings of his Major League Baseball career last week, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has incorporated Facebook into his farewell season. Rob Shaw, who works on strategic partner development for sports media content at the social network, examined how Jeter’s swan song played out on Facebook in a post on the Facebook Media blog.

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Nimble 3.0 Allows Brands To Be More Nimble In Managing Facebook Relationships

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Customer-relationship-management tool Nimble announced the release of Nimble 3.0, with updates highlighted by the Today Screen, a new homepage that allows users to more closely follow and monitor their Facebook friends and fans and contacts from other social networks, and the Signals Screen, which highlights social network interactions that should receive priority.

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New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers Win On Field And On Facebook

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When the New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers handled the Green Bay Packers this weekend in the second round of the National Football League playoffs, they set the Facebook world abuzz, too. Statistics from CBS Sports and Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats) show that the Patriots and 49ers were easily the most-talked-about football teams in the U.S. on the social network this weekend.

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