Facebook users are going to like this news, and page administrators will likely not: The social network announced Friday that users will begin seeing fewer promotional posts — not ads, but posts from pages – in their News Feeds starting in January.
The good news for Facebook in a recent survey by survey creator Survata is that if regular users of both social network were hypothetically forced to choose between keeping only Facebook or Twitter, every age group but one chose Facebook. The bad news: The one age group that opted for Twitter, albeit by the slimmest of margins, was 13 through 17.
Social relationship platform Hootsuite made two major announcements at its Connect via Hootsuite: New York event Wednesday: The company formed a Global Agency Partner Program to help agencies and their account teams stay on top of social media trends and technology, and it released the results of its Hootsuite Social Business Benchmark survey.
Once again, Facebook users are reminded to stay very far away from websites and applications that claim to enable them to hack other users’ accounts, as Malwarebytes Labs , which reported on phishing site FBSniffing in June, unearthed two similar efforts: FBWand (no longer online at the time of this post) and Facebook Hacker.
Facebook appears to be supplementing its recently introduced Privacy Checkup security tool with pop-up messages that appear when users are performing security-related tasks on the site.
Why the mistrust? Yet another survey – this one of 4,000 U.S. adults, conducted by MyLife– found that respondents believe Facebook is less trustworthy with their personal information than the government (hello, does anyone remember the National Security Agency and Prism?), LinkedIn or Google.