Facebook shared more video from the visit to its London office by the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and in this installment, the stars of the film, which debuts in theaters Wednesday, go over Facebook’s most discussed topics of 2013.
The Facebook feature that has been long anticipated by marketers and long dreaded by users is one large step closer to becoming a reality, as the social network announced Tuesday that it will officially begin testing video ads this week, with “a small number of people” who will see a spot for upcoming feature film Divergent when they access their News Feeds on desktop or mobile.
Users of Facebook and other social networks who complete their “Missions” by sharing content can use their rewards — digital social currency units called “Vees” — to purchase digital music, movies, and eBooks following the launch Friday of a new marketplace from social currency platform Empire Avenue.
Whether its motives are related to advertising, Graph Search, the overall user experience, or a combination of those examples, Facebook continues to come up with ways to prod users to add more information to their Timelines.
It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Microsoft Co-Founder and Chairman Bill Gates discussing charity partnership group Giving Tuesday; as well as the photo atop the post, behind the scenes on the set of The Hobbit, from Director Peter Jackson.
Facebook appears to be testing a way for users to help it group its pages by having them select pages that are similar or dissimilar to the page it chooses to feature.
Facebook updated its Brand Resource Center, where advertisers and the media can download official logos, icons, screenshots, and other brand assets for use with marketing materials or editorial content.