Facebook caught a great deal of flak when it introduced auto-play videos into the News Feed late last year, but they appear to be working for brands, as Adobe revealed in its Q1 2014 Social Intelligence Report that engagement with those videos was up 58 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, and up 25 percent year-over-year.
Social-sponsorship outfit Izea announced the debut of its Sponsorship Marketplace Monday, saying that the real-time marketplace will allow brands and creators of sponsored content to team up on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Social media gets the blame for a lot of things — cyber-bullying, the rise of the selfie, hashtag-shaped potato snacks (really, Birds Eye? Really?), and the popularity of Justin Bieber. When something happens that embarrasses or concerns today’s society, Facebook is often the scapegoat.
The latest solution to help brands monitor Facebook and other social activity comes from customer-intelligence-solutions provider Market Force Information: SocialForce, which helps brands monitor content across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Google Plus, WordPress, Flickr, Wikipedia, blogs, message boards, and other social networks.
Facebook still dominated among social networks driving users to retail sites in the fourth quarter of 2013, but it continues to face growing threats from both Pinterest and, surprisingly, Tumblr, according to results from the Q4 2013 Social Media Intelligence Report from Adobe, released Monday.
The holiday shopping season may be drawing to a close, but it’s just starting to heat up at Tabfusion, as the Facebook tab application developer introduced four new apps for Facebook storefront providers Shopify, Magento, Prestashop, and WooCommerce.
Facebook continues to forge ahead with suicide-prevention efforts with its announcements of two new initiatives this week: a college-level campaign in partnership with the JED Foundation and the Clinton Foundation‘s Health Matters Initiative; and a new best practices guide aimed at Internet companies.
Users of Facebook and other social networks who complete their “Missions” by sharing content can use their rewards — digital social currency units called “Vees” — to purchase digital music, movies, and eBooks following the launch Friday of a new marketplace from social currency platform Empire Avenue.
What may very well be a leaked version of the new version 4.0 of the flagship Facebook application for Android counts among its features far more extensive customization of the lock screen for its Home Android overlay.