Internet radio provider Pandora deepened its integration with Facebook, introducing the ability for its users to automatically publish their activity to the music section on the social network’s redesigned Timeline via Pandora.com or its applications for the iPhone and Android devices.
Did Facebook’s ad agency, Wieden & Kennedy, lose itself in the music of hip-hop star Eminem while creating “Airplane,” a commercial for Facebook’s recently introduced Home overlay for Android? 8 Mile Style, Eminem’s song publisher, filed suit in federal court in Detroit against the social network and the agency, alleging that the ad used music from the rapper’s 2000 song, “Under the Influence.”
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
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.
Not everyone is a fan of Facebook’s post-sorting algorithm, which determines News Feed placement based on with whom users would be most likely to engage. But if you’re trying to see more of your best friend’s Facebook posts, or fewer from a habitual oversharer, there is a way to set these preferences.
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.
Facebook appears to be tinkering with more ways to enable users to discover and listen to music via the social network. Following the discovery of a “listen using MySpace” button earlier this week, a News Feed story from music application Spotify offered users the option to “listen later.”
Facebook introduced its listen button for musical artists’ pages last April, and last September, former social network juggernaut MySpace announced the ability for its users to sign in using Facebook or Twitter. Now, it appears that those two features are intertwined for some users, as Blink Account Manager Hagar Refael spotted the option to “listen using MySpace” when hovering over the listen button on the Facebook page for musician Steve Aoki.
When Facebook introduced its revamped News Feed last week, opinions began to form almost immediately on how it would affect both brands and users on the social network. Jordan Enright-Schulz, a product marketing manager for Adobe Social, offered her take on the new News Feed’s implications for social marketers in a post on the Adobe Digital Marketing Blog.