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Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips

Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips

By Chris Crum January 29, 2015

Facebook just announced the launch of a new Place Tips feature, which is (for now) only available on iPhone. For some reason, Facebook is showing this off in a Vimeo video rather than a Facebook video, which it has been …

Facebook Blocks 'Insulting' Pages in Turkey: Report Facebook Blocks 'Insulting' Pages in Turkey: Report

Apparently, Facebook isn’t going to fight the free speech battle today. According to multiple outlets, which cite both state reports and a source inside Facebook, the social network has blocked access to some pages inside Turkey. The move follows an …

YouTube Is Getting Worse At Driving Referrals YouTube Is Getting Worse At Driving Referrals

Each quarter, we look at Shareaholic’s reports on social media traffic referrals, which give us an idea of how eight different social media platforms are performing in terms of driving traffic to websites. The latest one came out on Monday …

StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals Back On The Rise StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals Back On The Rise

Shareaholic has a new report out looking at social media traffic referrals from eight social networks in the last quarter. Out of those eight, only two – Facebook and StumbleUpon – showed growth over the prior quarter in terms of …

Pinterest Has Hit A Plateau As A Traffic Driver Pinterest Has Hit A Plateau As A Traffic Driver

Facebook drives a fourth of overall traffic to websites, while Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combine for just 2% of overall visits to sites. This is according to the latest quarterly Social Media Traffic Report from Shareaholic, which …

Turkey Demands Facebook Block ‘Insulting’ Pages Turkey Demands Facebook Block ‘Insulting’ Pages

Earlier this month, a day after the terroristic attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook and said he is committed to making sure his site is a place where people can “speak …

How Should Facebook Video Affect Your Strategy? How Should Facebook Video Affect Your Strategy?

Earlier this month, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US. Shortly thereafter, SocialBakers reported that brands on Facebook posted 20,000 more Facebook videos than YouTube videos last month. …

Twitter Wants Celebs to Stop Posting Instagram Links Twitter Wants Celebs to Stop Posting Instagram Links

Twitter wants celebrities and other high-profile users to know that Twitter has its own photo editing tools and that they should be using those, and posting photos natively via Twitter – not just cross posting their Instagram photos to Twitter. …

Twitter Translation Is Back, Still Bing-Powered Twitter Translation Is Back, Still Bing-Powered

Bing-powered translations have returned to Twitter. The social network announced the news in a tweet, saying that it was introducing tweet translation with Bing translator. We're introducing Tweet translation with @Bing Translator so you can read Tweets in multiple languages: …

90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad 90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad

If Facebook would have come around in the mid-90s, you would’ve been burning through free trial discs like Fruit by the Foot. I know I would’ve. From comedian Brent Weinbach comes this damn-near-perfect parody of those old internet ads – …

Twitter Debuts New 'While You Were Away' Feature Twitter Debuts New 'While You Were Away' Feature

It’s easy to get lost in the Twitterverse. I’m not just talking about the the nearly 300 million-member community as a whole, but also your own Twitterverse – comprised of the people you follow. It could be 100 people, it …

Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report] Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report]

ShareThis just released its quarterly Consumer Sharing Trends report looking at both Q4 and all of 2014. It found that mobile social activity grew 28% year-over-year, driven mainly by tablets, which saw 49% growth. Q4 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report …

4chan Founder and Admin ‘moot’ Is Stepping Down 4chan Founder and Admin ‘moot’ Is Stepping Down

Chris Poole, 4chan founder and admin, is stepping down. Known as “moot” on the site (anonymously until 2008), Poole says he is “humbled to have had the privilege of both founding and presiding over what is easily one of the …

Will Feds Think Twice About Impersonating People on Facebook Will Feds Think Twice About Impersonating People on Facebook

The U.S. Justice Department is about to pay a New York woman $134,000 over investigative tactics it once described as “legitimate law enforcement”. In October of 2014, the story of Sondra Arquiett hit the web. Arquiett claimed DEA agents stole …

How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes

In November, Facebook warned businesses that more change was coming to its News Feed algorithm in January. This followed about a year of steady organic Page post reach decline for many of them. The new changes demote posts Facebook deems …

Facebook Is Going to Try to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes Facebook Is Going to Try to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes

If the grand experiment that is social media has taught us one thing, it’s that people have no shame. If it’s taught us anything else, it’s that people will fall for anything. Because you can’t be trusted to recognize a …

Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos

If you’re scrolling through your news feed and come across a pair of boobs and a promise of hot Snapchats, ignore your impulses and avoid. It’s a scam. Specifically, you might see links to articles called “10 Hottest Leaked Snapchats …