It’s not quite the Facebook video ads that have been the subject of rumors, but social rich media advertising platform Moontoast and user-generated-video platform VideoGenie announced Thursday that they have teamed up to integrate VideoGenie’s capabilities for capturing and managing user-generated video with Moontoast’s ad units.
Recommendations are a huge part of Graph Search. When users seek restaurants or bookstores their friends have liked, Facebook shows the average amount of stars their friends have assigned when rating those places. Previously, star ratings were available only through mobile and through random sidebar polling, but Inside Facebook noticed that Facebook recently added the ability to visit pages from desktop and rate them.
Facebook wants users to be able to post to the News Feed from anywhere on the site, even when they are already on the News Feed. Some users are seeing a post button on the top of the site. Facebook was testing a similar button in March.
Over the past few months, Facebook has undergone a serious face-lift, with Timeline and News Feed becoming much more visually appealing. How did it all happen, and what was the reasoning behind it? Facebook Strategic Partnerships Manager Ime Archibong recently spoke with sister site Inside Facebook about the changes the site has seen recently, and what it means for developers.
Facebook page administrators, beware: There is a possibility that your pages are bipolar, according to a study of some 300,000 pages of small and midsized businesses by social media automated agency BuzzSpice.
Previously, when Facebook users wanted to start new messages, the prompt was an overlay that took over the entire screen. Now it appears that the social network is testing a way to remove the clutter and put new messages down at the bottom of the screen with the rest of users’ chats.
Facebook’s efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion have hit a major roadblock, as Israeli daily newspaper Calcalist reported that Waze’s co-founders and CEO are balking at the shuttering of the company’s development center in Israel and the relocation of some of its employees to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.