The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms.
Marketing solutions provider SocialCode, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced a partnership with end-to-end marketing software provider Percolate to combine campaign planning, content creation, closed-loop intelligence and paid media execution on social.
Not surprisingly, most page administrators post to their pages via Facebook on the desktop, but which third-party apps do they use? According to a study by social analytics provider Quintly, Hootsuite tops the list.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 Who Has Your Back? report, detailing Internet companies’ efforts to protect their users from government requests, and Facebook was one of a handful of companies to receive stars in all six criteria.
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 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.
Facebook’s embedded posts, which were introduced at the end of July for select media pages, are now available to all users, the social network announced Wednesday.
BandPage, which allows bands to easily manage their online and Facebook presences, has made it easier for musicians to share music and information with their fans and for promoters to post information about bands they’re hosting. Through BandPage Connect, musicians can instantly share their information with major social music platforms free of charge. This way, a band can easily post information to Facebook, a WordPress blog, Earbits, Pledge Music, and other sites in a way that draws people to engage and listen.