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YouTube Celebrates Marriage Equality With #ProudToLove Video

YouTube Celebrates Marriage Equality With #ProudToLove Video

In one of the most landmark supreme court decisions the country has seen in quite sometime, nine five court justices decided to make it unconstitutional for states to ban same-sex marriage. Enter, mostly positive, online pandemonium. On Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and every social media outlet on the web, millions poured their thoughts and feelings about marriage equality to the online …

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Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Got You Feeling Prideful? Facebook Lets You Rainbow Your Profile Pic

Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Got You Feeling Prideful? Facebook Lets You Rainbow Your Profile Pic

If you’re excited about today’s Supreme Court ruling, Facebook has a cool way to let you show it. Head on over to facebook.com/celebratepride and you can add a rainbow filter to your profile picture. See? Mark Zuckerberg just did it: Earlier today, Zuckerberg praised the ruling, saying we are moving in the right direction. Our country was founded on the …

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Facebook Page Insights Gets Videos Tab

Facebook Page Insights Gets Videos Tab

Facebook just announced the addition of a new Videos tab to Page Insights, enabling Page admins to see views and 30-second views at the Page level, top videos within a certain date range, and metrics for videos shared from other Pages. In other words, you’ll be able to get a better idea of just how well your videos are doing. …

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Facebook ‘Add A Link’ Feature Hits iPhone

Facebook ‘Add A Link’ Feature Hits iPhone

Remember last month when news came out about that new Facebook feature that lets you search for a link to add to a conversation? That just launched on iPhone. It’s called “Add a Link”. What it does is let you click on an icon from Facebook on your mobile device (just iPhone for now), type in keywords to search for …

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You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

Back in May, Facebook announced its Instant Articles initiative – basically a program to get major publications like the New York Times, NBC News, and The Atlantic to let Facebook host their content. Since then, Facebook has published a handful of these native Instant Articles. Now, it’s about to ramp up. The Wall Street Journal quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar …

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Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Facebook is trying its damnedest to catch up to YouTube when it comes to being a video powerhouse, and it’s gaining ground. Now, the company has made a high-profile partnership with HBO to get more people watching video on the site. In an exclusive deal, Facebook users are now able to watch the series premieres of two HBO shows – …

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Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires A Facebook Account

Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires A Facebook Account

Facebook is really getting into this standalone apps thing. Facebook Creative Labs currently has eight apps available, and then there’s those Facebook has acquired like WhatsApp and Instagram. Now, Facebook is unbundling Messenger. You might be thinking that they’ve already done that, and you’d be right. Last year, Facebook began requiring users to download a separate app to use the …

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Facebook Challenges Pages To Get Better At Response Times

Facebook Challenges Pages To Get Better At Response Times

For weeks (at least), some Facebook admins have been getting a feature on their Pages that show how well they’re doing when it comes to responding to messages from fans. Facebook appears to be taking things even further now. Now some admins are seeing messages from Facebook accompanying the feature, telling them they an earn badges for doing well. AdWeek …

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These 2 Infographics Should Greatly Help You With Your Social Media Strategy

These 2 Infographics Should Greatly Help You With Your Social Media Strategy

Businesses have long struggled with how to get social media “right,” and it’s only getting more complicated as more and more services and tools become available. For example, we recently looked at some strategies for taking advantage of Twitter’s new Periscope app. It never ends, does it? Either way, there are a couple of interesting infographics making the rounds, which …

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Facebook’s Facial Recognition Is Getting So Good It Doesn’t Need Faces

Facebook’s Facial Recognition Is Getting So Good It Doesn’t Need Faces

Facial recognition technology, when deployed on a site like Facebook, is both convenient and disconcerting. Amazing but creepy. If you upload a lot of photos, Facebook’s facial recognition technology is great. Ain’t nobody got time to tag. As it stands, Facebook’s facial recognition tech is pretty good. Apparently, it’s about to get scary good. New Scientist reports on a new …

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This Is How Your Business Should Be Using Twitter’s Periscope

This Is How Your Business Should Be Using Twitter’s Periscope

Twitter is giving businesses tips and “inspiring examples” of how they can use its recently launched Periscope livestreaming app after watching how some brands have used it in its early days. Have you found a reason to use Periscope (or livestreaming in general) for your business so far? Do you intend to experiment with it in the future? Let us …

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Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

When Foursquare decided to build an completely separate app for check-ins and strip the “gamification” element out of the flagship app, there was a lot of head scratching. Unbundling confusion. One of the biggest complaints about Swarm for the past year or so has been the fact that Foursquare changed the way it handles location mayorships. With Swarm, mayorships have …

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