The amount of user data available to brands on Facebook is staggering, but how can they make sense out of all the information and ensure that their campaigns are targeting the users who are most likely to be interested in their products and services? That’s where Umbel comes in.
South by Southwest
The Ideas section of Facebook’s Paper iPhone application will be the home to exclusive content from TED 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday through Thursday as part of a collaboration between the social network and the nonprofit conference series.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of National Football League free agents Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle Henry Melton, Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Jared Allen, and Green Bay Packers Tight End Jermichael Finley.
In other news from South By Southwest, Kenshoo, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer and provider of cloud-based digital marketing solutions and predictive media optimization technology, announced an integration with Oracle Social Cloud as part of Oracle’s recently announced open-application-programming-interface-based social media solution.
The last time Facebook held its F8 global developer conference, in September 2011, huge announcements were made, such as the introductions of Timeline, the ticker, and Open Graph applications. F8 will return April 30, in San Francisco, but don’t expect the fireworks of the previous event, as the one-day confab will be developer-focused, according to the social network.
Facebook and its Parse cloud-application platform are set to invade Austin, Texas, for South By Southwest, complete with the Parse + Facebook ice cream truck, and the social network published a schedule of Facebook and Parse SXSW events and talks in a post on its developer blog.
Director Nicholas Stoller and stars Zac Efron and Seth Rogan of upcoming Universal Studios comedy Neighbors will take part in a Facebook Live event during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, March 8, Mashable reported.
Facebook’s introduction of Video on Instagram Thursday and its potential impact on Twitter-owned video-sharing application Vine drew mixed reactions from the social media industry and media.
Facebook has been big on dogfooding its employees, and it appears the latest round came when the company shut off its website internally, forcing employees to only use their mobile applications. Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams, formerly CEO of Gowalla, told attendees at South by Southwest that Facebook blocked some employees’ access to Facebook.com at the campus for a while in an effort to get them to communicate using the native mobile apps.