Working out is becoming a more social experience, with Facebook friends offering support on a tough hill or the homestretch. Endomondo knows this, as the application recently deepened its Facebook integration to include the ability to tag friends, as well as to post photos and status updates once the workout is done.
Digital ads and television ads are the most effective in driving viewers to interact with brands’ presences on Facebook and other social networks, according to the results of a recent survey of 2,577 U.S. online adults aged 18 or older by Burst Media.
Social media agency Pandemic Labs created its own take on Facebook analytics from scratch, resulting in Watchtower, a comprehensive tool that allows page administrators to analyze their pages, as well as those of their competitors.
Google Glass is not even available to the public yet, and there are already two Facebook applications for the head-mounted device, with photo-sharing app Glass to Facebook now joined by the much more thorough ThroughGlass.
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.
You know those status updates that say that someone is watching “Game Of Thrones” or eating McDonald’s? Now users can post these updates from mobile. Sister site Inside Facebook reported Tuesday that Facebook recently allowed users on mobile web (not the native Facebook application) to post these more visual status updates.
Breaking up is hard to do, and according to a study by the University of California, Facebook makes the process even more difficult.
If you’ve noticed more friends posting colorful status updates and more descriptive emoticons in comments, you’re not alone. Facebook announced Wednesday that it is adding more support for emoji — a standardized set of emoticons and picture characters.
Facebook appears to be testing expanded availability of emoticons in status updates independent of those available via the menu of emoticons and actions it began rolling out to users last month, as some users are finding that they can add their own emoticons to status updates, independent of the menu, but those emoticons are only appearing on their Timelines, and not on the News Feed.