Members of the media who cover the technology sector have a new resource, compliments of Facebook, as the social network announced the launch of FB Techwire, which is powered by social content discovery and verification provider Storyful.
Marketers on Facebook were already starting to ramp up their paid ads and boosted posts even before the social network announced last Friday that users will see fewer promotional posts from pages in their News Feeds, according to a recent study by Experian Marketing Services.
More details have emerged on the Facebook at Work project initially reported in June by Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch, as Hannah Kuchler of Financial Times reported Sunday that the new site will contain much of the same functionality as Facebook, but it will keep personal Timelines separate from work profiles.
Facebook users are going to like this news, and page administrators will likely not: The social network announced Friday that users will begin seeing fewer promotional posts — not ads, but posts from pages – in their News Feeds starting in January.
There’s much more to Facebook than its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., as the social network is following up the one-year anniversary of its Boston office Tuesday with a gathering at its New York office Wednesday evening, aimed at welcoming the local tech community.
Facebook has been working on improving publisher relationships of late, embarking on a listening tour of sorts to discuss how it can better collaborate with content creators. There have been rumors that Facebook has a plan underway to host publisher content, and while these appear to be unfounded, the social network is without doubt a hub for content consumption.
That was quick: One day after Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned during his town-hall question-and-answer session that the social network was working on adding more ways for users to control the content that appears in their News Feeds, product manager Greg Marra announced the release of new News Feed settings in a Newsroom post.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a community question-and-answer session Thursday at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., during which he offered his views on topics including removing messaging from the social network’s flagship applications and requiring users to download Messenger, pages’ declining organic reach, whether or not Facebook is cool, The Social Network and his wardrobe.
With more than 10,000 different Android devices being used to access Facebook by some 500 million users, how does the social network ensure that those users are getting the best experience on their devices? Not by the version of Android’s operating system, product manager Chris Marra and software engineer Daniel Weaver explained in a post on the Facebook engineering blog, but by what they referred to as year class.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated $25 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Foundation last month to aid the fight against the Ebola virus, and the social network announced Thursday that it is joining the fight with three related initiatives — offering an easy way for users to donate to the cause, teaming up with UNICEF to provide information and working with NetHope to connect medical and aid workers in affected regions.