Facebook constantly tweaks its News Feed algorithm, which determines the posts users see in the most-trafficked section of the social network, and Digiday reported that its latest tweak was a favorable one for publishers.
Facebook confirmed that it is beta-testing customizable lock screens for its Home Android overlay, along with several new features that were rolled out Tuesday night to participants in its Facebook for Android Beta Testers program.
The Federal Trade Commission received 1,655 complaints about Facebook in 2012 — down from 2,171 in 2011, but up from 1,381 in 2010 — but what were people complaining about?
Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal government officials requesting the ability to disclose more information about data requests related to national security, Time reported, as fallout from the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative continues.
Facebook Managing Editor Dan Fletcher announced in a post on his Facebook page that he will leave the social network in April, after revealing the news Wednesday during a talk at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., as reported by two journalism students at the school in a post on PBS MediaShift.
“There are Facebook employees we’ve never met,” Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in response to a question about Yahoo’s recent announcement that it would eliminate telecommuting as an option for its employees, but that was one of the few times Sandberg discussed the social network during a fireside chat Monday evening with Time Deputy Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs to introduce her book that was released earlier that day, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
The Sheryl Sandberg frenzy continues unabated, as Facebook’s chief operating officer is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Time, and she spoke with the magazine’s Belinda Luscombe over a three-day period for the cover story.
For many people, Facebook is the first site they log into every morning and the last thing they check before going to bed. All of that time can really add up. Law firm Morrison Foerster, through its Socially Aware blog, found out that people spend upwards of six hours per month on Facebook, far more than any other social media site. It also discovered that 29 percent of people surveyed watch TV while they check Facebook.