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YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report] YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report]

Shareaholic has a new report out called “Social Referrals That Matter,” which looks at the average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rates for visitors to its network of sites from the top 8 social media platforms. The report …

Popular Brand Leaves Facebook, Will Others Follow? Popular Brand Leaves Facebook, Will Others Follow?

Could we be seeing the beginning of a brand revolt against Facebook? Facebook is so huge, that it’s unlikely that it will amount to a mass exodus, but the tensions between brands and Facebook seem to be approaching a boiling …

Yelp Introduces The Yelpulus Rift Yelp Introduces The Yelpulus Rift

Remember that Netflix video parodying Amazon’s famous drone video? It looks like Yelp tried to do something similar, making light of Facebook’s Oculus acquisition. Yelp says in the video description, “For Yelp’s Hackathon 13, this team of engineers imagined what …

Somebody Thinks The Facebook Organic Reach Decline Is A Good Thing Somebody Thinks The Facebook Organic Reach Decline Is A Good Thing

At least somebody thinks the brutal slashing of your Facebook Page’s organic reach is a good thing. Have you found a silver lining to Facebook showing less people your posts organically? Let us know in the comments. Isobar director of …

Facebook Tests Saving Stories for Later, Once Again Facebook Tests Saving Stories for Later, Once Again

Apparently, Facebook is experimenting with the “save” button again. Josh Constine over at TechCrunch has acquired some screenshots of the new test, in which Facebook is adding a big ol’ “save” button inside articles shared on the desktop version of …

School Will Pay for Violating Teen’s Rights over Facebook Posts School Will Pay for Violating Teen’s Rights over Facebook Posts

The ACLU is declaring victory in a lawsuit against the Minnewaska, Minnesota School District–one that could have implications in how schools construct privacy policies around students and their off-campus social media use. The story focuses on Riley Stratton, who the …

Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn announced a new collaboration among their engineer teams called WebScaleSQL. A spokesperson for Facebook tells us that the companies are “working to share a common set of changes to the upstream MySQL branch that will …

Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself

Facebook tests new features and little tweaks all the time, and the majority of them never make it to primetime (meaning a global rollout). But here’s one that we think would be rather helpful. The company is testing a new …

Notch Cancels Minecraft For Oculus Rift, Says Facebook ‘Creeps’ Him Out

The reaction from the Internet over Facebook buying Oculus VR has been all over the place. Some are saying it’s great for the Oculus VR guys as it now gives them the resources to build the platform they’ve always wanted. …

Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration

Instagram announced that it has grown to over 200 million active users “capturing and sharing their lives every month.” The announcement comes about thirteen months after it announced 100 million monthly active users. Instagram also says it has exceeded 20 …

Facebook Acquires Oculus VR For $2 Billion Facebook Acquires Oculus VR For $2 Billion

When you woke up this morning, did you think Facebook would be acquiring the leader in virtual reality technology? Me neither, but here we are. Mark Zuckerberg announced this afternoon that Facebook would be acquiring Oculus VR – the makers …

Facebook Adds New Capabilities To Lookalike Audiences Facebook Adds New Capabilities To Lookalike Audiences

Facebook announced some new targeting capabilities for its Lookalike Audiences option. Facebook launched Lookalike Audiences about a year ago aimed at helping marketers target audience segments with similar common attributes (interest, demographics) to the customers they already identified as a …

Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new redesign for Facebook Pages. The changes began rolling out, but the company has been telling Page admins that they can get on a waiting list for the new design. It’s rare that Facebook …

Twitter Turkey Ban: Facebook Called “Immoral” by PM

In a statement at an election rally recently, according to AFP, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pronounced ER-doo-won) continued his attack on sites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, saying , “I cannot understand how sensible people still defend Facebook, …

Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Dead at 50

David Murray Brockie, known by his stage name Oderus Urungus as the frontman of fantasy thrash-metal band Gwar, was found dead in his Richmond, Virginia apartment Saturday night. The cause of the death is currently unknown, though no foul play …

Tammy Wynette’s Name to be Restored to Her Grave

Tammy Wynette, one of country music’s best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers just had her stage name restored to her grave, after the name on the crypt was changed to Virginia W. Richardson in 2012, 14 years after the icon’s …

Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You

Facebook may be going out of its way to hide more content from users from Pages that they’ve liked, but they’re also testing a way to make sure those users don’t miss some of their friends’ posts. Inside Facebook and …

Facebook Stops Letting Pages Automatically Promote Posts Facebook Stops Letting Pages Automatically Promote Posts

A little over a year ago, Facebook added a feature to Pages to give admins the ability to automatically promote page posts, in order to help the Page get more likes. Now, it seems that Facebook is taking this feature …

Brands Are Probably Overusing Facebook Hashtags Brands Are Probably Overusing Facebook Hashtags

#Brands #need #to #stop #being #so #hashtagheavy. Simply put, your Facebook posts are way less engaging when you overuse the hashtag. Sure, hashtags can be a great tool for brands to utilize across a wide range of social platforms-but when …

Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014 Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014

UK-based Real Business Rescue has gathered some findings about B2B social media use to project what’s in store for the remainder of the year. Data comes from a bunch of sources including eMarketer, Social Media Examiner, InternetRetailer, BusinessInsider, MediaBistro, AdAge …

My Little Pony Backpack Banned Due to Bullying

A My Little Pony backpack is at the center of what has become a national firestorm, reviving the ever-present issue of bullying. 9-year-old Grayson Bruce of Buncombe County, N.C. was banned from bringing the backpack to school after it became …