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Facebook Status Update Engagement Down 72% Facebook Status Update Engagement Down 72%

Simply Measured has a new report out evaluating the performance of the Facebook efforts from the top brands. The findings may help businesses of all sizes plan their own strategies. What strategies have you found to work the best in …

Facebook Instant Articles And What They Mean For Referral Traffic Facebook Instant Articles And What They Mean For Referral Traffic

And so it begins. After months of rumor and a little bit of chatter from the company itself, Facebook finally announced Instant Articles, its initiative to get publishers to let Facebook host content. The company bills it as “a fast …

You Can Now Tweet the Pizza Emoji to Order Pizza You Can Now Tweet the Pizza Emoji to Order Pizza

When making your own pizza became too hard, restaurants began making pizza for you. Then, when going to a restaurant to eat pizza became too much of a hassle, delivery joints popped up to bring pizza right to your door. …

New Facebook Feature Should Increase Link Sharing New Facebook Feature Should Increase Link Sharing

Facebook is testing a new feature that could (and should) lead to mobile users sharing more links, which in turn, should increase Facebook’s lead as the social media referral traffic king. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is piloting “a new way …

Flickr Just Got A Big Redesign. What Do You Think? Flickr Just Got A Big Redesign. What Do You Think?

Flickr just unveiled a major overhaul of its upload, photostream, share and search experience across mobile and desktop. It comes with the company’s advanced image recognition technology. “This new set of tools and powerful search will make it easier to …

Facebook Banned in World’s Third-Smallest Country Facebook Banned in World’s Third-Smallest Country

The Republic of Nauru sits in the central Pacific and is home to around 10,000 people. The Micronesian island is 8.1 square miles in total area, which makes it the third-smallest country in the world (behind Vatican City and Monaco). …

There’s a Good Chance Your Tinder Match Isn’t Single There’s a Good Chance Your Tinder Match Isn’t Single

Not that anyone on Tinder would care, but a new report says that there’s a pretty good chance the person you just matched is already accounted for. The study, published by Global Web Index, says the 30% of Tinder users …

Facebook Advises Pages Against Posting YouTube Videos Facebook Advises Pages Against Posting YouTube Videos

Facebook is making it clearer and clearer to Page owners that they’re more likely to see better reach if they post native Facebook videos as opposed to videos from YouTube or other services. Are you having any luck reaching fans …

Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun

Last May, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that mostly dealt with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare. …

Middle Finger Emoji, Everyone’s Most-Desired Emoji, Comes to One Platform Middle Finger Emoji, Everyone’s Most-Desired Emoji, Comes to One Platform

If there’s an emoji that the world needs more than “Reversed hand with middle finger extended”, I sure don’t know what it is. Of course, everyone with a smartphone wants to be able to tell their friends to f*ck off …

A Closer Look At The New Google+ Collections Feature A Closer Look At The New Google+ Collections Feature

Google seems to be telling people that Google+ is very much alive. Last week, it randomly joined Twitter out of the blue, and now it just announced a new feature that brings to mind offerings from Pinterest and Flipboard. The …

Facebook Instant Articles: More Details Emerge Facebook Instant Articles: More Details Emerge

There have been reports for months that Facebook has been looking to get publishers to let the social network host their content so it can show it to users in a quicker, more user-friendly manner, particularly on mobile devices. In …

Facebook Is Testing Its Reply to Comments Feature on Personal Profiles Facebook Is Testing Its Reply to Comments Feature on Personal Profiles

UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM FACEBOOK Facebook appears to be rolling out its reply to comment feature site wide, allowing users to start threaded comments on personal profiles’ posts. For two years, this feature has only been available for pages with …

Instagram Defines Its Most Popular Emoji, Which Are Taking Over Our Speech Instagram Defines Its Most Popular Emoji, Which Are Taking Over Our Speech

Instagram software engineer Thomas Dimson spent, by the looks of an new blog post, a pretty substantial amount of time looking at emoji use across the platform. What he found is that emoji are pretty much taking over our language. …

What the Hell Is Google+ Doing? What the Hell Is Google+ Doing?

What the hell is Google+ doing? But seriously though, what the hell is Google+ doing? Hello Twitterverse! Can we get some love for our #firstTweet? — GooglePlus (@GooglePlus) May 1, 2015 What the hell, guys? @headbangirl Ouch that stings a …

Facebook News Feed Change Leads To Increased Sharing? Facebook News Feed Change Leads To Increased Sharing?

Breaking news: Facebook is the most dominant social network for people sharing content. Seriously though, the social beast only manages to keep growing and extending its lead. ShareThis has a new report looking at Q1 consumer sharing trends, finding that …

Facebook May Give Users More Control over What They See in News Feed, Which Could Be Good for Pages Facebook May Give Users More Control over What They See in News Feed, Which Could Be Good for Pages

Facebook, forever maligned for what it shows and doesn’t show people in their news feeds, might be moving to give users a bit more control. AdWeek’s SocialTimes spotted a new feature on mobile – a prompt that’s showing up atop …

How Publishers Are Using Facebook Interest Targeting How Publishers Are Using Facebook Interest Targeting

Chances are you aren’t seeing the same kind of organic reach for your Facebook Page posts that you once were. This is a widespread phenomenon that has been taking place for roughly the past year and a half, and has …

Here’s Some Kid Talking About ‘The Facebook’ on CNBC in 2004 Here’s Some Kid Talking About ‘The Facebook’ on CNBC in 2004

I dunno who this guy is, but he’s not very good at selling his product, which appears to be some “cyber-matchmaking” service called “The Facebook”. The fact that he has over 100,000 users and is looking to expand to hopefully …

[Infographic] Here’s Your Guide To Unfriending The Internet [Infographic] Here’s Your Guide To Unfriending The Internet

Commissioned News Story (Source: Imprima) In light of the success of the movie Unfriended, Imprima put out an interesting infographic offering a guide to “unfriending” the internet and deactivating your social media accounts. If you haven’t heard, the teen horror …

Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji

On Monday, Instagram updated its apps to let users put emoji in hashtags. Emoji is so common on the social network, it only makes sense that Instagram would let people search posts based on smiley faces, high fives, fire, see-no-evil …