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Is Facebook Thinking About Taking On Periscope And Meerkat?

Is Facebook Thinking About Taking On Periscope And Meerkat?

Facebook has been been emailing survey questions to people asking about their experience with Facebook video as well as their experience with Meerkat. This is fueling questions about whether Facebook is considering launching its own Meerkat/Periscope competitor. Marketing Land reports that one of its editors received the survey, and shares screencaps of the questions. Facebook starts off asking how often …

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Facebook Says It Can’t Track Revenge Porn Poster

Facebook Says It Can’t Track Revenge Porn Poster

A Dutch court has ordered Facebook to identify the person who uploaded a sexually explicit video of a 21-year-old woman back in January. But there’s a problem. Facebook would love to help, but it can’t, it says. Why? According to Facebook, the request for user data simply came too late. “The offending account was ultimately deleted before we received any …

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Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook announced a new change to how it shows content in News Feed on Monday. It will now start taking into account the actions users take on videos when determining when to show a video to people. Specifically, it will look at when users choose to turn on sound, make a video full screen, or enable high definition. The thinking …

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Here’s How Pinterest Is Changing Its Privacy Policy For Buyable Pins

Here’s How Pinterest Is Changing Its Privacy Policy For Buyable Pins

Pinterest is emailing users to inform them of new privacy policy changes that are rolling out now related to Buyable Pins. Pinterest announced Buyable Pins earlier this month with launch partners including Shopify, Demandware, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Users will be able to buy things on Pinterest when they see a blue price and “Buy it” button. In a …

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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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