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Facebook Prompts Some Pages To Share Links

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Facebook loves tweaking the status update boxes on users’ News Feeds in order to get them to share more, such as asking what they’re thankful for around Thanksgiving. Now it seems like status update boxes on page administrator screens are getting that treatment, too. Sister site Inside Facebook reported Wednesday that some pages are being prompted to share links back to their homepages.

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Facebook Testing Detailed Emoticons In The Status Update Box

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In the past few months, Facebook has been using the status update box to ask about users’ favorite Halloween candy and to inquire about their holiday plans. Now it’s taking that process to the next step, as TechCrunch reports that Facebook is testing emoticons within the status update prompt. Now when users say that they’re feeling happy or chowing down on pasta, they can have smiley faces or forks accompanying their posts, and detail more specifically what they’re doing.

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PostRocket’s SmartLink Helps Facebook Pages Create Images For Links

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Facebook has recently redesigned its link previews — and for good reason. As Mike Maghsoudi at PostRocket discovered, links are the poorest-performing type of post on Facebook, even though they’re usually utilized most often. Maghsoudi blogged about how Facebook pages can get results from links they post, introducing PostRocket’s newest feature: SmartLink.

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Facebook Getting Into The Halloween Spirit

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Facebook is a hot spot for photos of Halloween costumes, but the spot above users’ news feeds is dressing up, too. An AllFacebook reader tipped us off to specialized status update prompts, with messages such as “Describe your Halloween costume,” and “What are your favorite scary movies?” in place of the generic “What’s on your mind?” question that usually greets Facebook users.

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