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Samantha Ramsey, 19, Shot Dead by Kentucky Deputy

The Boone County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a teenage driver over the weekend by a deputy who claims the deceased was attempting to run him over. Deputy Tyler Brockman shot Samantha Ramsey, 19, of Covington, …

Rihanna, Instagram Spar Over Nude Photos Rihanna, Instagram Spar Over Nude Photos

Facebook hates nipples. So does the Facebook-owned Instagram. To be fair, Instagram hated nipples before it was acquired by Facebook, but I’m guessing that Instagram hates nipples even more now because of Facebook’s extreme nipple hatred. So it’s not that …

Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop) Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible …

Facebook Expands Business Manager Tool Facebook Expands Business Manager Tool

On Monday, Facebook announced the expanded availability of Business Manager, which lets advertisers manage all ad accounts, Pages, apps and permissions from one central location at business.facebook.com. The tool shows you the Pages, ad accounts and apps linked to your …

An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline

As you probably know by now, the organic reach of Facebook Page posts has been rapidly declining for months, and it’s not stopping until very little is left. In other words, you have little hope of getting your Page’s posts …

Facebook Audience Network: The Reported Name Of Facebook’s New Ad Network Facebook Audience Network: The Reported Name Of Facebook’s New Ad Network

Earlier this week, rumors came out that Facebook will be unveiling a mobile ad network at f8 on Wednesday. Mike Isaac at Re/code first reported that the company will pitch the ads to publishers and developers as “a way to …

Facebook Reigns, But Haters Still Hatin’

Faceobok is one of those things in life that you either love so much you want to have its babies, or you hate so bad that you want to commit a mercy killing to save humanity from it. Everyone knows …

Facebook Is Buying Exercise-Tracking App Moves Facebook Is Buying Exercise-Tracking App Moves

Facebook is acquiring ProtoGeo Oy, makers of the Moves app. The story was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal, and the Moves blog announces that the company is joining Facebook. “Since we launched Moves, we’ve been focused on running …

Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists

Facebook announced the launch of FB Newswire on Thursday. It’s powered by Storyful, and is described as a way for journalists and newsrooms to find, share, and embed newsworthy content from Facebook. This is keeping in line with other recent …

Kentucky Mailman Jailed for Stashing 45K Letters

Former Western Kentucky postal worker William “Brent” Morse has been sentenced to 6 months in a federal prison for hiding almost 45,000 pieces of mail he didn’t feel like delivering. According to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the …

Wyoming Explosion Clears Out Town of 98

An explosion at a natural gas plant in Wyoming has prompted the evacuation of the town of Opal, population 98. Opal is situated roughly five miles from the Williams Gas Plant, which was shut down after an explosion occurred on-site …

Bachelorette Contestant Eric Hill Dies

Eric Hill, a contestant on the popular ABC marriage-game reality show The Bachelorette has passed away due to injuries he’d sustained during a paragliding accident. Hill had been cast as a gentleman caller vying for the affections of Andi Dorfman, …

Facebook Q1 Earnings Released, Revenue Up 72%, CFO Stepping Down Facebook Q1 Earnings Released, Revenue Up 72%, CFO Stepping Down

Facebook just released its earnings for the first quarter, with revenue of $2.50 billion, up 72% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.27 billion, up 82% over that time. Daily active users were 802 million as of last month, up of …

Facebook/Oculus Deal Gets FTC Approval Facebook/Oculus Deal Gets FTC Approval

The Federal Trade Commission has given the thumbs up to the $2 billion deal which sees social media giant Facebook acquiring nascent virtual reality company Oculus VR. The U.S. regulatory agency granted the transaction, clearing it of any possible antitrust …

Human Barbie Takes No Makeup Selfie

Valeria Lukyanova, also known as the Human Barbie, is no stranger to selfies. She has hundreds of photos on her Facebook account, but there is one photo, that she posted on Monday, that is a bit different. Valeria shared a …

Powdered Alcohol Not Approved by Feds

It was previously reported that powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, had been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Now the federal government said Monday that the label approval was done in “error.” The approval was granted …

Report: Facebook Ad CTRs Up 20% Quarter-Over-Quarter Report: Facebook Ad CTRs Up 20% Quarter-Over-Quarter

Adobe released its Q1 Social Intelligence Report, which looks at social media data and trends around Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. It analyzes paid, earned, and owned social media over 260 billion Facebook ad impressions, 17 billion visits from referred …

WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily

Messaging app WhatsApp has just announced a huge milestone–they’ve topped half a billion “regular, active” users. And those users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every day. “Thanks to all of you, half a billion …

Tila Tequila Announces She Is Pregnant

Exciting news for Shot of Love star Tila Tequila! Tila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, announced that she is pregnant, via Facebook, on Friday, April 18. She posted a photo of her growing baby bump, wearing a pair of …

Are Your Facebook Referrals Are On The Rise? Are Your Facebook Referrals Are On The Rise?

There has been a lot of discussion about Facebook killing the organic reach of posts that Pages make, essentially forcing businesses to pay to actually get their messages viewed in the News Feed. Many have considered dropping their Facebook strategy …

Facebook Said To Be Announcing Mobile Ad Network At f8 Facebook Said To Be Announcing Mobile Ad Network At f8

Facebook has taken a couple years off from having its f8 developers conference, but it’s back, and it’s happening next week. Rumor has it that the company will announce a new mobile ad network, as many have expected it to …