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WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers

WhatsApp, which is being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, has a share button for publishers that has the potential to drive traffic to websites. Here’s what it looks like: The company reportedly launched this late last year, and is …

Facebook News Feed Update Earned This Site More Likes In 2 Months Than In Previous 5 Years Facebook News Feed Update Earned This Site More Likes In 2 Months Than In Previous 5 Years

BuzzFeed isn’t the only winner from Facebook’s recent “Panda” update. Mental Floss has made out incredibly well too, according to a Poynter report. Have Facebook’s recent changes to News Feed ranking affected your Facebook traffic? Let us know in the …

Facebook Ads Get Even More Targeting Options Facebook Ads Get Even More Targeting Options

Facebook announced that it is about to begin rolling out improved “Core Audiences” targeting options, which are built into all of its ad buying interfaces. These will allow advertisers to target “precise audiences” based on location, demographic, interests and behaviors. …

Google Reportedly Offered WhatsApp $10B Before Facebook Snatched It Up for $19B Google Reportedly Offered WhatsApp $10B Before Facebook Snatched It Up for $19B

The big news yesterday afternoon came from Facebook, who announced that they were acquiring popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion–a staggering sum that dwarfs the nearly $1 billion Facebook paid for Instagram back in 2012. But it looks …

Facebook Is Acquiring WhatsApp For $19 Billion Facebook Is Acquiring WhatsApp For $19 Billion

Facebook just announced that it is acquiring WhatsApp for approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion in Facebook shares. The deal also includes an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units bringing the total to …

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook

I’m sure criminals have no desire to take any advice from me–but I’ll offer some anyway. Guys and gals (but mostly guys), you have to stop taunting police on Facebook. The latest example of this comes from San Antonio, where …

Facebook Adds a Ton of New Gender Options in Support of LGBT Community Facebook Adds a Ton of New Gender Options in Support of LGBT Community

Facebook continues to give tons of support to the LGBT community, and today they are taking another step in that direction by offering users a host of new options when they select their gender. “When you come to Facebook to …

Here’s Why BuzzFeed Can Still Get Facebook Traffic While You Can’t Here’s Why BuzzFeed Can Still Get Facebook Traffic While You Can’t

Some popular viral content sites have suffered drastic traffic declines since Facebook implemented its News Feed algorithm changes in December, which some have dubbed, for all intents and purposes, Facebook’s “Panda” update. Has your Page been affected by the changes? …

Twitter Tries A More Facebook-Like Look For Profiles Twitter Tries A More Facebook-Like Look For Profiles

Twitter and Facebook have been becoming more and more like one another for years, and the trend continues with a new design Twitter is testing for its user profile pages on the desktop. It’s unclear just how many people are …

Facebook’s Look Back Videos See 100M Shares Facebook’s Look Back Videos See 100M Shares

If you thought that the only reason you’ve been seeing so many of those “look back” videos in your Facebook news feed was that Facebook has been bumping their visibility or something–well, that’s not entirely accurate. Ok, it could be …

Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger
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Facebook is sometimes a fickle friend, but what if your private messages and notifications were being sent to a complete stranger? That’s what happened between an American mom and a teenage girl in Mexico, according to Fox News. Kristal McKenzie …

Instagram Bug That Could’ve Made Private Photos Public Fixed (Operative Word Being Could’ve) Instagram Bug That Could’ve Made Private Photos Public Fixed (Operative Word Being Could’ve)

It looks like Instagram users are lucky that a vulnerability was never utilized – even though the bug was there for at least 6 months. Barcelona-based security researcher Christian Lopez has just revealed that Facebook has effectively plugged a vulnerability …

Facebook Page Admins Will Now See Who Posted Stuff on Behalf of the Page Facebook Page Admins Will Now See Who Posted Stuff on Behalf of the Page
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Facebook has just announced a change to Pages that will make it clear to admins which other admins posted certain content on the page’s behalf. The changes are set to go into effect on February 20th and will not be …

Facebook’s Look Back Videos, If They Were At All Genuine Facebook’s Look Back Videos, If They Were At All Genuine
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Well this is pretty funny. Like most things on Facebook, those packaged “Look Back” videos that everybody has been sharing in honor of Facebook’s 10th anniversary are annoyingly ubiquitous. Sure, it might be interesting to you to see your most-liked …

Facebook’s “Look Back” Videos: A Successful Hit Facebook’s “Look Back” Videos: A Successful Hit
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If you have logged onto your Facebook account within the past few days, I am sure that you have encountered at least one of your friends who have posted a “Look Back” video as one of their status updates. These …

Jimmy Kimmel Points Out All the Reasons Facebook Is Probably Ruining Your Life Jimmy Kimmel Points Out All the Reasons Facebook Is Probably Ruining Your Life

As you’ve probably heard, Facebook just celebrated its 10th birthday, which means that if Facebook were a human, it would be on the cusp of entering its most-annoying years. In a message to Facebook users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the …

Is Free Visibility On Facebook A Thing Of The Past? Is Free Visibility On Facebook A Thing Of The Past?

It would appear that for most businesses, it’s only getting harder and harder to get your messages out to your fans. Remember the days when everybody was signing up for Facebook, and you had an awesome free way of getting …

Join Zuckerberg In Reflecting On Your Time On Facebook As It Turns 10 Join Zuckerberg In Reflecting On Your Time On Facebook As It Turns 10
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Today marks Facebook’s tenth anniversary. Mark Zuckerberg has posted some thoughts on the last ten years, which began with going out for pizza with some friends, and sharing how excited he was about launching the product. There’s no mention of …

Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking
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It’s been an odd week in Internet news as both Quentin Tarantino and Prince looked to sue people for linking to things. The former is suing Gawker for posting links to his recently leaked film script hosted elsewhere, while the …

Facebook Introduces Bolts To Ease Mobile Development Facebook Introduces Bolts To Ease Mobile Development
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Mobile development is made so much easier when you have an SDK to work from. Facebook’s mobile SDKs for iOS and Android are some of the best in the biz, and now the social network is making parts of it …

Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck

Facebook may finally be bringing Graph Search to mobile devices soon. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg said as much on the company’s earnings call during the Q&A portion on Wednesday. “Pretty soon, I think, you should expect us to roll out …