All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Facebook’

Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier

I recently wrote a long post looking at different types of content (mostly from social media) that you can embed on your blog. I remembered that you could embed pins from Pinterest, which I don’t think I’ve ever actually done, but wanted to include it nonetheless. When I went to Pinterest to grab an example, I realized the share button …

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Uber Steals Facebook’s Chief Security Officer

Uber’s just put a likely considerable amount of money where its mouth is, in regards to its promise to beef up the app’s safety and security. The on-demand ride company just poached Facebook’s Chief Security Officer. Joe Sullivan will move from Facebook to Uber and hold a similar title. This is the first time that Uber has ever had a …

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Facebook Wants Your Business To Learn From Its Accessibility Efforts

This week, Facebook announced the launch of the Accessibility Toolkit, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s efforts in product usability for the blind and vision-impaired, and offers resources for helping other companies approach the subject. “When Facebook formed its Accessibility Engineering team in 2011, we experienced the same daunting challenge that many companies face: How do you incorporate …

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Facebook Launches New Video App Riff

Facebook launched a new app called Riff, which it describes as a “creative tool” for making videos with friends. And no, it doesn’t appear to be an April Fools’ Day joke. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s less of a joke than Slingshot. The app is actually available for both Android and iOS right out of …

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Bug Leads To False Facebook Organic Reach Reporting

A report from News Whip came out on Tuesday indicating that publishers experienced a significant drop-off in organic reach. This wouldn’t come as a huge shock to most people considering that Facebook has already significantly hurt organic reach for many Pages over the past year and a half or so. The report said: A staff member at one major UK …

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Facebook Now Lets You Tag Your Kids, Organize Their Photos in a Scrapbook

Accepting that its site is now at least 50 percent photos of kids, Facebook is finally letting you tag your kids in said photos. If you’re a parent, you’re likely well-aware of the protocol. You post a photo of your cute little guy, and you tag your partner or spouse in the photo. That way, the photo is tied to …

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Facebook’s New Frank Gehry-Designed Office Opens Up – and Here’s What It Looks Like

In September of 2013, Facebook broke ground on its giant new campus – the one designed by Frank Gehry. The new 433,555 sq. ft. building is expected to be filled with some 2,800 Facebook employees. It also features a giant rooftop space – a park and a garden, complete with a bunch of solar panels. Well, Facebook just moved in. …

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Facebook Down for Some Users

Facebook has been struck with an outage that’s affecting some, but not all users. According to downrightnow, Facebook has been experiencing a likely service disruption for about an hour and a half. Reports of the outage are flooding Twitter, the logical place for people to go to bitch about Facebook being down. Please someone on here tell me what they …

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Should You Use Facebook Comments On Your Site?

There are a variety of tools websites can use for user comments on blog posts and other content. Facebook has offered an option for years, and there have always been pros and cons of using its solution. The company held its annual f8 developer conference this week, and introduced some changes. There are still pros and cons, but there are …

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Tech Companies Call for End to Mass Surveillance in Letter to Obama, Congress

The group Reform Government Surveillance, which includes Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and more, has joined dozens of other organizations in calling on the US government to reform mass surveillance and end the bulk data collection programs revealed over two years ago by Edward Snowden. Google explains in a blog post that with sections of the Patriot Act …

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Facebook Gives Developers Analytics For Apps

Facebook announced the launch of Facebook Analytics for Apps, which is exactly what it sounds like. Apps logging App Events, which according to the company, includes over 87% of the top-grossing apps in the U.S., can start using the service immediately. The product includes insights to help you understand traffic across devices. “if you’re an online clothing retailer and have …

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Facebook Finally Lets You Embed Facebook Videos

Facebook has just fixed something truly irksome. Starting now, you can embed Facebook videos on your website. But Josh, you could always do that! Wrong. You have been able to embed entire posts for some time now, like this: Don't Wear Flip Flops If You Are Going To Drink Posted by Meetville on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 But as you …

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