Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
It was reported last August by AllThingsD that Facebook was testing an application enabling celebrities or their page administrators to monitor mentions on Facebook via mobile and respond to fans. Nearly one year later, the social network announced the introduction of Facebook Mentions, the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative.
Facebook page administrators, beware: While the social network does have verified pages, do not respond to notifications from a page called Verified Page that request permission to take ownership of your pages.
Facebook began testing the ability for users to edit their posts last June, and the feature was beta-tested for its Android application last September, with its rollout to desktop users starting later that month, and Android and iOS users officially joining the party last October. But other than in some isolated tests, page administrators have not been able to edit posts on their pages, until now.
A “small group of U.S. mobile users” will test a new way for Facebook to deliver videos to their devices, the social network announced Thursday, emphasizing that it is a limited test, and that advertising is not included.
2Q: Facebook Reaches 1.15B Monthly Active Users, 819M Mobile MAUs; Revenue Up 53% Vs. 2Q 2012, GAAP Net Income Of $333M
Facebook reached 1.15 billion monthly active users as of June 30, up 21 percent compared with the second quarter of 2012, while daily active users were up 27 percent to 699 million, and mobile MAUs leaped by 51 percent to 819 million, the company reported as part of its second-quarter financial results.
Following Facebook’s introduction of clickable hashtags Wednesday, Justin Osofsky, the social network’s director of platform partnerships and operations, focused on how hashtags will factor into discussions about television shows in a note on the Facebook + Media page.
On Twitter, you can make sure that celebrities or popular people are really controlling accounts through verification checkmarks. Now the same feature is available on Facebook. The social network announced Wednesday that pages that are really run by highly followed people will come with marks of verification. Unlike the hoax uncovered Tuesday, this is legitimate.