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360-Degree Videos: Coming Soon to Your Facebook News Feed 360-Degree Videos: Coming Soon to Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook’s annual f8 developers conference just kicked off, and in the keynote CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that spherical (360 degree) videos are coming to your Facebook News Feed. We already know that video is becoming a more widely used media …

Facebook Teaches Marketers Some Things With Blueprint Facebook Teaches Marketers Some Things With Blueprint

Facebook marketing hasn’t gotten any easier over the years, and perhaps in recognition of that fact, the company just announced some new resources for marketers aimed at helping educate them on better leveraging the social network as a marketing platform. …

Facebook Wants to Keep Those Videos Coming, Tests Autoplay Queue Facebook Wants to Keep Those Videos Coming, Tests Autoplay Queue

Imagine a world where you can sit and watch Facebook videos – videos plural – without ever having to click or tap anything. Just a continuous loop of content, right in your face. Facebook is currently testing a feature that …

Facebook Walks You Down Memory Lane with ‘On This Day’, Tries Not to Throw You in Terrible Memory Ditch Facebook Walks You Down Memory Lane with ‘On This Day’, Tries Not to Throw You in Terrible Memory Ditch

Forever fans of nostalgia, Facebook is launching another feature today that lets users take a look back at past moments on the site. It’s called “On This Day”, and you can check out your own memory lane stroll right here. …

Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content? Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

Early this year, as Facebook was touting its incredible growth as a video hosting provider, speculation began to mount that Facebook would look to host content beyond video. Would Facebook get publishers to let it host their articles? Would you …

Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds

Reddit is now letting people embed its comment threads on their websites. They’ve been doing this for a couple of months with a limited number of people while the feature was in beta, but now anyone can embed comment threads …

Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter …

Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s …

Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram? Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands …

Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social …

Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose

Twitter, one of the last refuges for uncensored, explicit content in the realm of social media, appears to be blocking certain sexually explicit search results for certain keywords. Searches for words like “porn,” “boobs,” “pussy,” f*cking,” and more currently yield …

Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money

Rumored for some time, Facebook is finally announcing that peer-to-peer payments have come to Messenger. Not immediately, however. Facebook says it’ll be rolling it out to iOS, Android, and Desktop in the “coming months,” and we all know how slowly …

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will …

Focusing on Buttocks: What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Newest Attempt to Clarify Its Content Rules Focusing on Buttocks: What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Newest Attempt to Clarify Its Content Rules

What can you post on Facebook and will Facebook remove it? What’s ok and what crosses the line? Where the hell is the line? Facebook has pulled the curtain back – at least a sliver – on its much-maligned content …

Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back] Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back]

Update: Etsy’s Page appears to be back in order. As of the time of this writing, it has 1,919,663 likes. Original article (03/13): Last week, Facebook announced that it would make some changes to the way Page likes are counted, …

Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit that could force it to refund hundreds of thousands of parents whose children made “unauthorized” purchases for in-app items on the site. A California judge has ruled the the suit must progress, despite …

Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent

Twitter has taken another step in protecting its users from harassment, this time targeting explicit content posted without consent or so-called “revenge porn.” Twitter made a couple of important changes to its terms of service. First, the Twitter Rules section …

Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video? Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video?

Video has become huge for Facebook, and Twitter is hoping it can follow a similar path. Autoplay has certainly lent itself well to Facebook’s success, and it sounds like Twitter is about to follow suit. While Twitter video is still …

Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition

UPDATE: Facebook has confirmed it’s removing the option. “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove …

Twitter Is Playing Whack-a-Mole with ISIS Accounts Twitter Is Playing Whack-a-Mole with ISIS Accounts

Twitter has ramped up its own war with the so-called Islamic State, suspending more and more pro-ISIS accounts with every passing month. A recent report from ABC News quoted people familiar with the operation as saying Twitter has suspended at …

Your Facebook Page May Soon Lose Some Likes Your Facebook Page May Soon Lose Some Likes

Facebook announced that it is making changes to the way Page likes are counted, as it removes memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from Pages’ like counts. In other words, you may soon see your Page’s like count drop a bit. …