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Facebook’s Video Ads Are Here: 15 Seconds, Autoplay, and Silent Unless Clicked Facebook’s Video Ads Are Here: 15 Seconds, Autoplay, and Silent Unless Clicked

They’re heeeeeere. Actually, they’ve been here for a while, but today Facebook has announced that their long-awaited (and long-bemoaned) video ad product is going wide, with a limited group of advertisers. The company first started testing the autoplay ads back …

Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages

Facebook announced the launch of some changes to Pages, including a redesigned timeline, new options for admin tools and a new Pages to Watch feature. With the new Timeline design, all posts will appear on the right-side column, while the …

Sheryl Sandberg Wants to Ban the Word “Bossy”

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, recently became one of the world’s youngest female billionaires. The Harvard alum and former Google executive joined Facebook in March of 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. After joining Facebook, Sandberg …

Christina Fallin: Native American Insult or Art?

An Oklahoma news station tell us that Christina Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin, has recently come under fire for an Instagram picture that involves her wearing a Native American headdress. The almost-authentic looking red-and-white headdress was posted …

“Hot Facebook Mom” Now Respected Health Guru “Hot Facebook Mom” Now Respected Health Guru

“Hot Facebook Mom” is no longer a joke. Maria Kang, who rose to short-lived internet fame after posting the infamous “What’s your excuse?” photo on Facebook, has helped found the “No Excuses Moms Movement”. The movement has over 700 groups …

Facebook Gets Tougher On Gun Sales Facebook Gets Tougher On Gun Sales

Facebook has come under fire recently for enabling users to buy and sell firearms illegally. Now, the company has announced some new efforts to try and crack down on it. Will Facebook’s efforts make a difference? Do they go far …

Yahoo To Reportedly Stop Letting Users Log In With Facebook And Google Yahoo To Reportedly Stop Letting Users Log In With Facebook And Google

Yahoo is reportedly going to start making users of its various services sign in with Yahoo accounts. According to Reuters, the company is set to start gradually rolling out the requirement of a Yahoo ID in order to use services …

Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features

Facebook has released a new update for its Paper news reader app. It will now let users share articles via Facebook Messages, text message or email, and turn sound effects off. It also now supports languages that use multi-stage input, …

Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp) Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp)

Now Facebook is buying drones apparently. TechCrunch is reporting that the company is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. Yes, that is far less than what the company is paying for WhatsApp. Titan Aerospace makes …

Daughter’s Facebook Blunder Costs Father Thousands

This is a sad and yet hilarious demonstration of what happens when someone fails to realize that it is indeed possible to over-share on social media. So many people don’t understand that not every bit of information that comes down …

Jada Pinkett Smith Is Happy With Fuller Figure

Jada Pinkett Smith took to Facebook to let the world know that she realizes that she has put on about 8 – 10 pounds, but she’s perfectly okay with it. And while she likes her new curves, she’s a bit …

Pastor Exposes Himself To Teenage Girl, Facebook Shares Lead To His Arrest Pastor Exposes Himself To Teenage Girl, Facebook Shares Lead To His Arrest

As a frequent shopper of Kentucky’s many outlet and grocery stores, it’s not all uncommon to run into an odd character or two. It might be a heavyset middle-aged dude rocking a mullet and a shirt that looks like it’s …

Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban

When I say poke, I mean Facebook pokeā€“that’s, of course, what brings this story within my purview. How in the hell, you may ask, could a judge see it fit to dole out such a harsh penalty for the simple …

Facebook Restructures Ad Campaigns Facebook Restructures Ad Campaigns

Facebook is introducing a new campaign structure, which it says will make it easier for advertisers to organize, optimize and measure their ads. The changes are aimed at advertisers of all sizes. Facebook is taking the process from a two-level …

Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked

Facebook announced a new News Feed feature on Tuesday, which will show users more updates from Pages they don’t follow. This comes at a time when Facebook is already showing users less from the pages they’ve actually gone out of …

Nobody Was Using Facebook Email, So It’s Going Away Nobody Was Using Facebook Email, So It’s Going Away

Remember back in 2010 when Facebook launched the social inbox and Facebook email addresses for users? Mark Zuckerberg said at the time, “This is not an email killer.” He meant it. The company is now retiring the @facebook.com email address …

Justin Bieber Protesters Take To The Street

Oh give the kid a break already. That’s what some people might say after hearing that an Atlanta neighborhood committee is making a fuss about Justin Bieber moving to their area. Reportedly, the troubled singer has plans to move to …

Facebook Changes How It Handles Profiles Of Dead Users, Offers ‘Look Back’ Videos For Them Facebook Changes How It Handles Profiles Of Dead Users, Offers ‘Look Back’ Videos For Them

Facebook announced that it is altering the way it handles profiles of people who die. In the past, it has only let friends of the deceased user view the profile, but now will keep the privacy settings the way the …

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. …