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Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

By Josh Wolford January 26, 2015

Apparently, Facebook isn’t going to fight the free speech battle today. According to multiple outlets, which cite both state reports and a source inside Facebook, the social network has blocked access to some pages inside Turkey. The move follows an …

90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad 90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad

If Facebook would have come around in the mid-90s, you would’ve been burning through free trial discs like Fruit by the Foot. I know I would’ve. From comedian Brent Weinbach comes this damn-near-perfect parody of those old internet ads – …

Facebook Messenger Payments Feature Not Coming Soon Facebook Messenger Payments Feature Not Coming Soon

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and …

Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time

Last week, we got our first look at Facebook at Work, the company’s new attempt at a business version of Facebook, mainly targeting the enterprise (at least for now). It lets workers stay up to date with what’s new and …

Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report] Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report]

ShareThis just released its quarterly Consumer Sharing Trends report looking at both Q4 and all of 2014. It found that mobile social activity grew 28% year-over-year, driven mainly by tablets, which saw 49% growth. Q4 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report …

Will Feds Think Twice About Impersonating People on Facebook Will Feds Think Twice About Impersonating People on Facebook

The U.S. Justice Department is about to pay a New York woman $134,000 over investigative tactics it once described as “legitimate law enforcement”. In October of 2014, the story of Sondra Arquiett hit the web. Arquiett claimed DEA agents stole …

How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes

In November, Facebook warned businesses that more change was coming to its News Feed algorithm in January. This followed about a year of steady organic Page post reach decline for many of them. The new changes demote posts Facebook deems …

Facebook Is Going to Try to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes Facebook Is Going to Try to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes

If the grand experiment that is social media has taught us one thing, it’s that people have no shame. If it’s taught us anything else, it’s that people will fall for anything. Because you can’t be trusted to recognize a …

Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos

If you’re scrolling through your news feed and come across a pair of boobs and a promise of hot Snapchats, ignore your impulses and avoid. It’s a scam. Specifically, you might see links to articles called “10 Hottest Leaked Snapchats …

Facebook Brings Free Internet Services to Colombia Facebook Brings Free Internet Services to Colombia

Facebook has just launched its Internet.org app in Colombia, bringing free basic internet services to the country. This is the first time that the app has reached a Latin American country. “Before today, only about 50% of Colombians had access …

Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos

When it comes to dealing with violent and/or potentially offensive content, Facebook has made a lot of missteps. Now, the biggest social network in the world is looking to find a satisfactory medium between a completely hands-off approach and stifling …

Facebook Explains How Facebook At Work Works Facebook Explains How Facebook At Work Works

Back in November, we learned that Facebook was testing a new product called Facebook at Work – a version of Facebook for businesses. We also learned it would launch in January, and now, it has surfaced as an iOS app. …

AMBER Alerts Coming to Your Facebook News Feed AMBER Alerts Coming to Your Facebook News Feed

In nearly two decades of the AMBER alert system, more than 725 missing children have been recovered. Sometimes, all it takes to help solve a missing child case is for the right person to see the alert – and where …

The Facebook Hoaxes That Duped Your Gullible Friends The Facebook Hoaxes That Duped Your Gullible Friends

“You can’t believe everything that you read, and that goes double for stuff on Facebook.” – Mark Zuckerberg* Recently, a very old and very stupid hoax made the rounds on Facebook. It wasn’t the first time, and you can be …

Is The End Nigh For Your Facebook Traffic? Is The End Nigh For Your Facebook Traffic?

Facebook is quickly becoming a major force in online video. Over the past year or so, brands have posted more and more video content, and it has now become even bigger than YouTube for this purpose, according to SocialBakers. There …

Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to let extremists stifle your freedom to express yourself. That’s the takeaway from an eloquent post the Facebook CEO made on Friday regarding the terrorist attacks on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Here’s the post in its …

Facebook Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos Facebook Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos

Facebook has become bigger than YouTube for posting video as far as brands are concerned. Take a moment and let that sink in, because this time last year, that was pretty much unthinkable. Brands posted 20,000 more videos to Facebook …