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.
The plugin for WordPress launched by Facebook in June has been downloaded more than 180,000 times, and Engineer, Developer Relations Matt Kelly, who worked on the project, shared his experience in a note on the Facebook Engineering page.
The creators of Facebook WordPress plugin WP4FB will begin beta-testing the sequel Tuesday, Aug. 21, at which time it will be available to the public — WP4FB 2.0, which adds several new features to the ability to create custom Facebook pages via WordPress.