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Facebook Pages May Start Seeing More Hides In Their Insights

Facebook Pages May Start Seeing More Hides In Their Insights

Facebook announced a new tweak to its News Feed algorithm, which deals specifically with how people hide stories. Essentially, there are some people that hide a lot of stories. Most don’t hide many, but a small, unspecified amount of Facebook users hide a lot more than others. The update reflects this specific small group of users. Facebook explains in an …

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Facebook Uses Place Tips For Live Event Feature

Facebook Uses Place Tips For Live Event Feature

Earlier this year, Facebook debuted Place Tips, a feature that puts tips at the top of users’ News Feed when they’re at various places. You can open the feature to see posts and photos from friends related to a particular place, as well as updates from the place itself. They appear when a user is actually at the place as …

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Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg Expecting Baby Girl, Couple Shares Openly About Miscarriages

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday they’re expecting a baby girl. In a very poignant Facebook post, the couple also shared openly about several miscarriages Priscilla Chan had in her attempt to have a baby. “This will be a new chapter in our lives,” Zuckerberg wrote in the post. “We’ve already been so fortunate for the opportunity to …

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New Facebook Buy & Sell Feature Spotted

New Facebook Buy & Sell Feature Spotted

It looks like Facebook is testing yet another feature that will help turn it into more of an ecommerce destination. We all know about the buy button, but a new feature has been spotted in the wild that puts a “Buy & Sell” option in the left-hand navigation menu under “Saved”. Facebook Testing Buy & Sell Button: http://t.co/1wNM5kku7B #facebook pic.twitter.com/be6hMhge25 …

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Russia Is Thinking About Blocking Facebook Over Gay Emoji

Russia Is Thinking About Blocking Facebook Over Gay Emoji

A little while back Apple and many other platforms adopted a new Unicode standard for emojis that included, among other thing, emojis featuring same sex couples. More specifically, emoji featuring two men and a heart, two women and a heart, and gay families (two men or two women with children). Normal people saw this as a nice, inclusionary move. We …

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Facebook Is About to Start Testing Its Internet Drone

Facebook Is About to Start Testing Its Internet Drone

Aquila, Facebook’s internet-beaming drone, is complete and ready for testing. Jay Parikh, VP of Global Engineering and Infrastructure, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just pulled the cover off the device, which is carbon-fiber framed and solar-powered. Aquila has the wingspan of a 737, but weighs only as much as a Prius. Facebook’s plan is to drop it via ballon, and once …

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Facebook Is Giving Users A Security Check-Up

Facebook Is Giving Users A Security Check-Up

Facebook announced the launch of a new security feature called the Security Checkup. It lets users quickly evaluate their current security status and take appropriate action. Enhancing Security with a Quick Checkup from Facebook on Vimeo. Users will start seeing a reminder about the Security Checkup at the top of News Feed sometime over the next several weeks. Once you …

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Will Businesses Take Facebook’s Bait This Time?

Will Businesses Take Facebook’s Bait This Time?

A lot of business have felt gamed by Facebook after the company gave them a free way to reach people by their pages, got them hooked on that, and then made it so they can only reach a much smaller amount of fans without paying for sponsored posts. It sounds like Facebook is going to try a similar approach in …

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Facebook Earnings: $4.04 Billion in Revenue, MAUs Climb to 1.49B

Facebook Earnings: $4.04 Billion in Revenue, MAUs Climb to 1.49B

Facebook has just reported its second quarter earnings, and the company has topped analyst expectations. Facebook posted earnings of $0.50 per share on $4.04 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted earnings of $0.47 per share on $3.99 billion in revenue. “This was another strong quarter for our community,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “Engagement across our family of …

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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 Publishes Its Diversity Training Course So Others Can Use It As a ‘Framework’

Facebook Publishes Its Diversity Training Course So Others Can Use It As a ‘Framework’

Facebook, a Silicon Valley company struggling with employee diversity just like the rest, has just made public its own diversity training course. Now, anyone can watch what Facebook employees watch when it comes to what Facebook calls unconscious bias. “Managing bias can help us build stronger, more diverse and inclusive companies — and drive better business results. At Facebook, we’ve …

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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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