People love listening to music through Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Songza, and Spotify. As Facebook noted in a Stories post Tuesday, more than 110 million songs, albums, and radio stations have been played 40 billion times through apps that use Facebook’s Open Graph. Facebook took a highly visual at how songs trend across the country.
Facebook wants users to make sure they’re not missing anything on News Feed. Several users on the redesigned News Feed have started seeing notifications next to the home button on the top-right corner, showing how many stories they missed after straying to other parts of the site.
Several nonprofits have found success marketing and getting recognition through Facebook. ShortStack recently blogged about how nonprofits can create and manage Facebook pages that not only build awareness of the organizations, but motivate donors to give.
Facebook is testing a new feature — recent articles — showing users news stories based on subjects they’ve liked. For instance, if a user liked the page of a prominent actor, a review of his newest film might be suggested. This is Facebook’s latest attempt to push more news stories into users’ news feeds.
National Public Radio has been wondering: What makes a story tick on Facebook? The company examined its geotargeted stories throughout July, August, and September, and found that nine types of stories in particular tended to do rather well on Facebook: place explainers, crowd pleasures, curiosity stimulators, news explainers, major breaking news, feel-good smilers, topical buzzers, provocative controversies, and awe-inspiring visuals.
Managing a social media campaign (Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, etc.) can be exhausting and expensive. Viralheat is hoping to ease that stress. The company announced Tuesday that it has launched a free service for Facebook page administrators to both track key statistics about their fans, as well as manage their accounts.
For every person who likes a page on Facebook, there are an average of 50 other friends who may be reached via advertising.
When Facebook crossed the 500 million user milestone, they celebrated with the launch of a new product called “Facebook stories“. The product was well received and the employees of Facebook were pretty excited about the launch. Two days ago Twitter launched “Twitter Tales”, a product which is essentially a direct copy of Facebook Stories. To say the least, there are a number of Facebook employees who weren’t happy about it.
Marshall McLuhan’s concept of “the medium is the message” hinted that the way you communicate is as much a message as what you’re saying or typing. And with that said, everyone knows a few people that complain about the ‘medium’ of Facebook, and how it promotes frivolous, meaningless relationships and it’s as or more impersonal than email. Tell that to Emily Liebert, the author of Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit. The book consists of a series of nearly thirty touching stories about people, their relationships and their lives… and each story has Facebook in a supporting role.