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936 Million Users Get on Facebook at Least Once a Day

Facebook just reported its first quarter earnings, and the company says its daily active users are approaching a billion. According to Facebook, 936 million users check the site at least once every day – 798 million do so on mobile. If you want to know just how much Facebook is shifting to a mobile platform, that figure is a 31% …

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Facebook Is Still Trying to Take Over Your Phone, New ‘Hello’ App Shows You Info on Callers

Back in March, it slipped that Facebook was testing a new phone app that would serve as an Android dialer and caller ID app. Internal testing called it “Phone”. Now that app has materialized as Hello, which Facebook is launching today. “Billions of calls are made everyday on mobile phones and people often have very little information about who’s calling …

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Facebook News Feed Update Will Likely Hurt Pages

Facebook is tinkering around with its News Feed algorithm, and rarely is that a good sign for Facebook Pages and organic reach. I’m afraid this announcement doesn’t sound particularly great for them either. Has your business been hurt by Facebook’s algorithm changes in the past? Let us know in the comments. There are three updates. We’ll get right to the …

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WhatsApp on Pace to Hit 1 Billion Users by Year’s End

If WhatsApp keeps up its recent pace of user growth, the messaging app will have a billion monthly active users by the end of 2015. CEO Jan Koum recently announced the app has crossed the 800 million MAU mark. This makes WhatsApp the most popular messaging app in the world, with nearly 200 million more users than the messaging platform …

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Facebook: We’re Getting Better at Axing Fake Likes

Fraudulent likes have always been a problem for Facebook. The company says that fraudulent activity only accounts for a tiny fraction of all the activity on Facebook – but it’s an issue nonetheless. Facebook’s been amping up its efforts to combat like farming for years, but it’s now touting that fact that it’s “breaking new ground” in the battle. According …

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If You Use Facebook’s Like Box Plugin, You Need To Switch To The Page Plugin

Update: A spokesperson for Facebook offers some clarity on this: If a website uses the Like Box today, it will not stop working on June 23 — instead it will become the Page Plugin. We recommend that site owners upgrade their code to the new SDK and Graph API, as this will allow them to take advantage of the newest …

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Facebook Search Nabs $9 Robbers

Today’s idiot criminals busted with Facebook files serves up a real doozy. Let’s head to Weatherford, Texas, where two men have been arrested and charged with robbery after stealing $9 from a 59-year-old woman. According to police, 18-year-old Diamond Salinas and 20-year-old Tyler Tice have been booked, following an armed robbery that took place at a woman’s home. From the …

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Facebook Channels AIM, Tests Away Messages

Away messages were the very first status updates. And now that Facebook has perfected the latter, it’s trying to bring back the former. In another update to Facebook Messenger – something we’re seeing a lot of these days – Facebook is testing a new feature that basically brings back the away message. You know. You used AIM before there was …

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Facebook CTRs Up A Whopping 260% Year-Over-Year [Report]

Click-through rates for Facebook ads have gotten tremendously better over the past year if findings in a new report are any indication. This comes as advertisers adopt different types of ads and become less reliant on organic post reach, which has declined significantly for many of them. Nanigans released its Global Facebook Advertising Benchmark Report for Q1, which it says …

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Tinder Puts Your Instagram Photos on Your Profile

It’s commonplace to see a link to one’s Instagram profile inside their Tinder profile – and now Tinder has cut out the middleman. Tinder is now fully integrated with Instagram. Now, if you so chose, you can link your Tinder and Instagram accounts so that your most recent Instagram photos will show up in your Tinder profile – 34 of …

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Hillary Clinton Is Now on Facebook

On Sunday, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton announced she’s running for president, a move that likely wasn’t all the surprising to most. Of course, you can’t run for President without a strong social media presence these days. So Hillary Clinton in now on Facebook. And in fewer than 24 hours, Clinton has already amassed more than …

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