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Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

Facebook has dabbled in online payments for years, but news out of Europe indicates that the company is working on becoming an “e-money” institution in Ireland, and has been in discussion with various companies in London about money transfer services. …

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition

Today, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan and WhatsApp General Counsel Anne Hoge received a diplomatic, but pointed letter from Jessica Rich, the Federal Trade Commussion’s Bureau of Consumer Protection head. And the TL;DR version is this: don’t screw with …

Sheryl Sandberg Denies Senate Run Rumors Sheryl Sandberg Denies Senate Run Rumors

Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg has refuted claims that she is planning to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Back in March, the U.K.’s Daily Mail published an “exclusive” report claiming that Sandberg was planning on …

Michigan Doctor’s Body Found in Indiana Lake

A woman’s body was recovered from a northwestern Indiana lake Sunday, and has now been identified as that of missing Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick. The cause of death is still pending further investigation, though an autopsy revealed no signs of …

Facebook Redesigns Ads To The Right Of The News Feed Facebook Redesigns Ads To The Right Of The News Feed

Facebook is launching a new design for the ads that appear to the right of the news feed. There will be fewer ads on the page at a time, but they will be bigger. Here’s what it’s going to look …

Principal Calls 6-Year-Old ‘Honey Boo Boo’ on Facebook, Resigns Amid Outrage

Most people would be better off if they were just a little bit more careful with what they posted on Facebook. This goes double for anyone in the public eye, especially if it’s your job to look after children. Actually, …

Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement [Report] Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement [Report]

You may be having some trouble getting your posts seen by people in the News Feed lately, but it would appear that photos are still your your best bet for organic reach, if new data from SocialBakers is any indication. …

Report: Twitter’s Ads ‘Consistently’ Deliver Higher Click-Through Rates Than Facebook’s Report: Twitter’s Ads ‘Consistently’ Deliver Higher Click-Through Rates Than Facebook’s

Resolution Media released a new report looking at social advertising trends, which found that advertisers invested 127% more in Facebook than in Twitter in 2013. The gap could narrow, however, as businesses voice their frustration with Facebook, and Twitter launches …

Twitter Use Could Damage Relationships, Shows Study Twitter Use Could Damage Relationships, Shows Study

Social media is a wonderful new technology, keeping distant friends and relatives from across the world connected. However, being constantly connected is something that humans have not evolved for, and the unintended consequences of being socially connected at all times …

Can Facebook Win Over Small Business Advertisers? Can Facebook Win Over Small Business Advertisers?

Facebook has over 25 million Pages run by small businesses. Facebook’ s global director of small business Dan Levy announced that stat in November. As organic reach continues to decline for all kinds of Facebook pages, the company is trying …

More Stats On The Facebook Organic Reach Decline More Stats On The Facebook Organic Reach Decline

There’s been a lot of discussion about the widespread drop in organic Facebook Page post reach, and this week, EdgeRank Checker put out some more data to back up the bitter reality for brands. According to its findings (via TechCrunch), …

Rainn Wilson Finds Facebook Worthless After Organic Reach Drop Rainn Wilson Finds Facebook Worthless After Organic Reach Drop

Actor Rainn Wilson appears to be among the many people frustrated about Facebook’s controversial killing of organic reach for Facebook Page posts. In case you haven’t heard, it’s getting harder and harder for Pages to reach their audience without paying. …

Facebook: Total Pages Liked By Typical Users Grew Over 50% Last Year Facebook: Total Pages Liked By Typical Users Grew Over 50% Last Year

As you may know, organic reach for Facebook Page posts is no a rapid decline. Common thinking is simply that Facebook wants you to pay for your visibility. Josh Constine at TechCrunch spoke with Facebook’s head of News Feed, and …

Amish Filmed Moving House by Hand

A small borough of a few hundred residents in Pennsylvania called Spartansburg is home to an Amish community that was recently filmed moving a 24′ by 36′ house by hand. Spartansburg resident Perry Clabbatz was amazed to see roughly 80 …

Fort Hood Shooting Not Linked to Terrorism

A senior Department of Homeland Security spokesperson has stated that the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas was a “soldier on soldier” incident, and that no links to terrorism have yet been suspected. The Homeland Security …

Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies

In well-that’s-just-a-horrible-turn-of-events news, a Mexican teen was stabbed 65 times after posting racy photos of herself and her best friend on Facebook, according to police in Guamúchil, Sinaloa. The NY Daily News reports that Erandy Gutierrez, 16, fatally stabbed Anel …

Twitter Helmet Pecks at Google Glass, Facebook’s Oculus Buy Twitter Helmet Pecks at Google Glass, Facebook’s Oculus Buy

In the jokiest, April Fools-y way possible, Twitter has fired some shots at immersive, wearable technology like Google Glass and even Oculus VR, which was recently acquired by “rival” Facebook. Oh no they di’int. Everyone has an April Fools’ joke …

Baseball Fandom Map Based on Facebook Likes Looks Pretty Accurate Baseball Fandom Map Based on Facebook Likes Looks Pretty Accurate

Facebook is great for a lot of things, and it’s also really bad for a lot of things. If you hate babies, stay away. If you just had your heart broken, stay away. If you don’t want people to know …

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 …