It is often said that life events such as relationships, engagements, and marriages are not “official” until they are announced on Facebook, but does that apply to recognition as a sovereign state?
Late last month, Postano, the social platform from application-development-solutions provider TigerLogic, described how universities have tapped its system to collect and curate content from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and other social networks, and display that content on large screens during sporting events. Wednesday, Postano introduced Postano 2.0.
Facebook still dominates when it comes to social shopping sessions and driving traffic, but Pinterest continues to make up ground, while Twitter lags far behind, according to research scheduled to be released next week by personalized shopping data outfit RichRelevance.
Last month, we told you about Facebook’s new Feedback Panel and how its eerie data gathering COULD potentially save your marriage. This month, there’s another round of feedback panel questions to share — and more for us to subjectively interpret from the questions!
One of the latest media companies to gain access to the public feed application-programming interface and keyword insights API introduced by Facebook in September is SportStream, which intends to mine the two APIs for data that can be used in real-time during broadcasts of sporting events, potentially by year-end.
With Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season just around the corner, a snow globe is the perfect centerpiece for a Facebook application, and gluten-free baked-snacks maker Harvest Snaps and its agency, Santy Integrated, made it happen with the Shake the Season app.
Despite Facebook’s emphasis on mobile advertising, a recent survey by global marketing consultancy Analytic Partners found that 85 percent of Facebook users would be more inclined to read or click on a News Feed ad when accessing the social network via desktop than through mobile devices.
A total of 47 percent of Facebook users get news on the social network, trailing Reddit (62 percent) and Twitter (52 percent), but due to the size of its user base, when looking at U.S. adults overall, Facebook blows away its social network competition, with 30 percent getting news from the site, and YouTube coming in a distant second, at 10 percent, according to the latest study from Pew Research Center.
The most important time of the year is rapidly approaching for toy retailing giant Toys “R” Us, with the unofficial kickoff of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday, and the company announced a revamp of its ecommerce sites for the flagship brand and Babies “R” Us, including enhanced sharing on Facebook and other social networks.
Facebook users: Have you ever said to yourselves, “I would rather see photos of cats than read one more Facebook post about Obamacare? Well, you’re in luck: This is the premise behind Rather, a browser extension for Google Chrome.