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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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Twitter May Have Just Changed How You’ll Sell Products With Social Media

Twitter May Have Just Changed How You’ll Sell Products With Social Media

Twitter just unveiled new features that could change the way businesses use social media to sell products online. For now, Twitter is just considering them experiments, and is only making them available to a limited number of partners, but they show a great deal of potential. Essentially, it’s like putting your online store on Twitter, where it can be shared, …

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Facebook Follower Growth Has Stalled For Retailers

Facebook Follower Growth Has Stalled For Retailers

Most brands are on Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting followers. A new study out from Yesmail’s Yes Lifecycle Marketing finds that out of nearly 250 retailers, 98% maintain a Facebook presence, but follower growth has plateaued. It found that only big box and home goods categories saw an increase in followers last year. Meanwhile, the study also found …

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Do More Posts On Social Media Get You More Followers?

Do More Posts On Social Media Get You More Followers?

In case you were thinking simply increasing the frequency of your social media posts would get you more followers, a study is out from Clickable to prove you wrong. Granted, the study looks at major brands as opposed or medium-sized small businesses. They looked at major brands across various industries and came to the same conclusion throughout: posting more often …

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Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook is still testing ways to let users prioritize particular friends and pages in their news feed – something that could be good news for all the pages out there that continue to suffer from reach issues. TechCrunch spotted a new test feature called ‘See First’ which allows users to designate certain people and pages to “see first” on top …

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Here’s What You Can Now Do With Flipboard Magazines

Here’s What You Can Now Do With Flipboard Magazines

Popular news reader app Flipboard is now letting users make their “magazines” more personal by adding text, images, or links from the web. There’s a new “compose” icon inside the magazine covers. These enable users to ask their readers questions, quote from a story, share thoughts on an article or put it in context, tell readers about changes to the …

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