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REPORT: Facebook In Secret Talks With Secret

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Anonymity is becoming more accepted at Facebook. The social network has defended its policy of requiring users to use their real names over the years, but Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a January interview with Bloomberg Businessweek that real names will not be required to access the separate mobile applications the company plans to roll out. And now Re/code reports that the social network is in talks with social app Secret.

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10 Reminders Before Launching Facebook Apps

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Custom Facebook applications are crucial for brands that run promotions on Facebook. The rules of the platform simply state that all promotions on Facebook must be administered within apps on Facebook.com, either on a canvas page or a page app. If you are about to launch an app of your own, have a look at the following tips we have picked up while developing Facebook apps for brands over the past couple of years. Some are no-brainers that are often forgotten, and some are quite specific, but all are useful to remember.

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Facebook Finally Rolls Out Verified Accounts

Facebook will finally introduce a verified-account feature for personalities today, although their real names must still be used when they sign up, but it differs from those of Twitter and Google Plus in one major way: Users will not see any kind of badge or other graphic indicating that the account is verified.

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