Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
In the box office and on Facebook, Tony Stark has trumped Jay Gatsby. Among the top-grossing movies from this past weekend, Iron Man 3 bested The Great Gatsby in terms of new likes over the past week. Additionally, it appears that the big-screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby has led to more likes for the Facebook page of the legendary book.
It’s probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It’s also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about health more than new high-school graduates? A highly visual set of data from Wolfram Alpha brings Facebook’s social graph to life, showing how people connect and relate to each other on the social network.
Facebook is expanding its options on mobile with regard to letting users post about media they want to experience — but the site recently told AllFacebook that a recent discovery is a bug. Previously, a user could click on a book that a friend posted about through a sponsored story and say that they’ve read or want to read. Sister site Inside Facebook discovered that now, iOS users (we haven’t seen this for Android yet) can tap sponsored stories about a show or movie to indicate that they have watched or want to watch. Facebook said that this is a bug and that advertisers would not be charged for clicks.
Facebook is taking steps to make it easier for users with its new Timeline to add movies, TV shows, and celebrities they like to their profiles, reaching an agreement with Rovi to use data from its Rovi Video database.
Warning: The following fact will make you feel old. Classic baseball and kids film The Sandlot is 20 years old this year. To mark the movie’s anniversary, footwear manufacturer PF Flyers created an interactive application for its Facebook page.
Facebook Product Manager Kate O’Neill spoke with Boston CBS affiliate WBZ-TV about new and revamped features recently introduced by the social network, including Graph Search and its redesigned News Feed.
The redesign for Timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook’s updated News Feed, the goal for Timeline is to reduce clutter and place more options in the hands of users. The new design has about content and open graph actions on the left side of the page, with posts on the right side.
Facebook has been experimenting with ways that allow users to be more expressive — such as structured status updates and more info in the “about” section. The social network Friday announced new open graph actions that let people tell a little more about what they’ve done through Facebook-connected applications.
Facebook has been releasing several small aesthetic changes this week to news feed, but it is also testing some changes on timeline — for the select few who have the newest version. The social network has revamped the “about,” section, giving users more options and allowing them to name shows and movies that they’d want to watch in the future.