The U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled in favor of Facebook in a case against a group of “typosquatters,” who purchase domain names that are nearly identical to those of established Web properties in order to direct Web surfers who mistype to potentially dangerous sites.
While some companies really know how to do Facebook marketing right, there are many others that are clueless. PostRocket wants to help the latter group. The company’s co-founder, Mike Maghsoudi, recently posted about five mistakes that he’s seen brands make on Facebook.
A relatively harmless fake email disguised as an email from Facebook Support provided a primer on signs to look for in identifying emails of the annoying variety, like this one, as well as more serious ones that lead to malware, phishing, or other cyber-security issues.
As scams, malware, phishing, and other security dangers continue to thrive on Facebook, one way for users to protect themselves is actually quite simple: Examine the URLs of the pages you are taken to. After all, the name of the social network is “Facebook,” not “Faceboourk.”
Facebook’s Midnight Message Delivery feature is back online after the social network temporarily disabled it in order to deal with a bug discovered by blogger and Aberystwyth University student Jack Jenkins.
What is Facebook Publishing Garage? According to the website of Addie Marino, a creative strategist in the social network’s New York office, it is “a program geared at building world-class social publishing systems that enable brands to create the most meaningful connections with their connections and their friends through news feed stories.”
Facebook registered the domains FacebookLiveStaging.com, FacebookLiveStaging.net, and FacebookLiveStaging.org Nov. 30, just one day after loosening its arrangement with game developer Zynga.
Facebook users: Do you want to see almost every story that is eligible to be included in your news feeds? There’s a code for that, and it was unearthed by developer Tom Waddington and shared by sister blog Inside Facebook.
Just last year, Facebook launched the parent/child relationship manager, giving companies and brands the opportunity to manage all of their individual locations or franchises. The addition of the parent/child relationship manager had marketers, agencies, and brand managers the world over scratching their heads — if we could connect all of our pages so intricately within a franchise, why couldn’t we do the same internationally? As of Oct. 17, brands that have global presences can officially stop scratching their heads: Facebook announced the rollout of global pages, allowing brands to seamlessly establish one centralized, global identity.