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Facebook Moves In On Popular LinkedIn Feature

Facebook Moves In On Popular LinkedIn Feature

Back in 2012, LinkedIn launched its endorsements feature, which lets users endorse others for various skills. Lots of endorsements in key areas can make a member look good when they’re looking for a related job, a partnership, or other career-related opportunity. The feature quickly became popular, and users have racked up countless endorsements in the years since. Now, Facebook is …

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Facebook Must Allow Fake Names, Says German Regulator

Facebook Must Allow Fake Names, Says German Regulator

Facebook’s real name policy, which prevents people from using the service with pseudonyms, has pissed off a lot of people – especially as of late. Facebook’s policy has drawn the ire of the transgender community, domestic violence victim, privacy advocates, and Native American groups. But in the States, the policy hasn’t gained any regulatory attention. Not the case overseas, where …

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Facebook Gives Pages New Video Visibility And Management Tools

Facebook Gives Pages New Video Visibility And Management Tools

Facebook announced a couple of updates aimed at giving Pages more control over how their videos are organized and shared. These include improved upload tools and a new Video Library feature. “Page owners now have access to enhanced control and customization features when uploading videos, like the ability to set an expiration date or to add a custom thumbnail for …

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Twitter Has a New Hub for Helping People Deal with Abuse and Harassment

Twitter Has a New Hub for Helping People Deal with Abuse and Harassment

Twitter continues to work to deal with the rampant abuse and harassment on the site – and it’s an uphill battle. This sort of behavior has always existed on Twitter, but for the past year or so, a brighter spotlight has been shone than ever before. Twitter admitted that it sucks a dealing with this, and has pledged over and …

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Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Have you logged on to Twitter.com today? If so, you were probably greeted with a much whiter background than you remember setting. That’s because Twitter has decided to remove your custom backgrounds from your home page and notifications page. Here’s a statement the company: We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users. Now, …

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Is Your Social Media Customer Service Improving?

Is Your Social Media Customer Service Improving?

Over the past decade, social media has presented businesses with a tremendous amount of opportunities to reach and engage with customers and potential customers in ways that were never before possible. You would think that by now social media-based customer service would be nearly flawless given all of the tools companies like Facebook and Twitter have launched over time. Unfortunately, …

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People Are Interacting With Links More On Facebook

People Are Interacting With Links More On Facebook

It looks like links are getting better for interactions on Facebook as interactions on other post types are on the decline. Have you seen better reach and/or interactions with your links than you were seeing in the past? Let us know in the comments. Adobe’s Social Intelligence Report looks at social media patterns throughout Q2. It finds that “recent algorithm …

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Facebook Tests ‘View Insights’ And ‘Watch Later’ Buttons

Facebook Tests ‘View Insights’ And ‘Watch Later’ Buttons

Facebook is always testing new features. Sometimes they eventually roll out to everyone. Sometimes they don’t. In the case of both of these features, users would only stand to benefit. The first, and arguably more helpful of the two, is a “View Insights” button, which has been appearing on posts for some Page administrators. This essentially lets you quickly and …

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Twitter Gives Users New Account Dashboard

Twitter Gives Users New Account Dashboard

Twitter is rolling out a new dashboard to help users monitor and manage their accounts. it can show you things about your login activity, manage contacts, download your Twitter archive, etc. Above all it’s about privacy and account security. “From the beginning, Twitter has empowered people to share information with the world,” says product manager Mollie Vandor. “To put you …

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Twitter Shows Users More Details About Web Content In Their Timelines

Twitter Shows Users More Details About Web Content In Their Timelines

Summary Cards can be used for various types of web content including blog posts, news articles, products, etc. It gives the user a preview of the content before they click through to the website. Twitter has now updated the cards so that people using the Twitter app for iOS and Android will start seeing a little bit more information about …

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Communication App Slack Just Got Better For Communication

Communication App Slack Just Got Better For Communication

Team communication tool Slack just got better at team communication. It’s a minor adjustment, but one that make things a lot less annoying for people on the receiving end of broadly targeted messages. In Slack, a user can type “@everyone” when they want to direct a message at the entire team. Now they can type “@here” to direct a message …

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Facebook May Not Let You Edit Article Headlines Anymore So That ‘Publishers’ Content Is Not Misrepresented’

Facebook May Not Let You Edit Article Headlines Anymore So That ‘Publishers’ Content Is Not Misrepresented’

Though it’s not an entirely new phenomenon, headline skimming has most certainly increased in the social media era. Who the hell has time to read every article someone posts on Facebook? Most of the time, it’s sufficient to read the headline, check out the brief article preview description, look at the attached image and move on. Even if you aren’t …

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