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Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You

Wired writer Mat Honan got some attention this week after running an experiment on Facebook’s News Feed algorithm. In a nutshell, he liked every single thing he came across in his News Feed for two days straight, and concluded (unsurprisingly) …

Facebook’s ‘Buy’ Button Could Be The Answer Mobile Commerce Is Looking for Facebook’s ‘Buy’ Button Could Be The Answer Mobile Commerce Is Looking for

About a month ago, Facebook announced that it’s testing a “Buy” call-to-action button on ads and Page posts, which enables users to purchase products directly from businesses right from their News Feeds. The test is limited to a handful of …

This Is One Of The Problems With Facebook’s News Feed This Is One Of The Problems With Facebook’s News Feed

Apparently Facebook becomes a really bad place when you or someone you’re friends with “likes” everything. That appears to be the lesson we learn from an experiment by Wired writer Mat Honan, who tried liking every single thing he came …

This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy

There’s certainly no shortage of social media infographics, but this might be helpful to businesses still trying to figure out which platforms they should be using for one. It comes from Merchant Money, and breaks down the user bases of …

Facebook Announces Acquisition Of PrivateCore Facebook Announces Acquisition Of PrivateCore

Facebook is buying PrivateCore, a secure server technology company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer announced the news in a post today (via TechCrunch): I’ve seen how much people care about the …

Facebook Outage Led To 3% Decline In Traffic To News Sites [Report] Facebook Outage Led To 3% Decline In Traffic To News Sites [Report]

Last Friday, Facebook went down for somewhere between a half an hour and an hour for a lot of users. According to CharBeat, this led to a decline of 3% in overall web traffic to news sites, and an 8.5% …

Instagram Brand Posts Get 3X The Engagement Of Facebook Posts [Report] Instagram Brand Posts Get 3X The Engagement Of Facebook Posts [Report]

Apparently Instagram is an absolute beast for brands when it comes to post engagement. Shareablee released some stats comparing Facebook and Instagram during the second quarter for brands in the U.S., indicating that Instagram is seeing three times the engagement …

William Shatner and NASA Share Twitter Exchange

Iconic actor William Shatner tweeted to NASA on Saturday, and received an update on the status of the International Space Station. Back in April, NASA honored Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians, the Distinguished Public Service medal. The …

Idiots Reportedly Called 911 When Facebook Was Down Idiots Reportedly Called 911 When Facebook Was Down

What the hell is wrong with people? About four hours ago, Facebook went down. Like really down. Many users worldwide were unable to access the social network at all, and those who did saw a service operating at a well-below …

Facebook Down for Some Users, Slow for Others Facebook Down for Some Users, Slow for Others

It’s not just you. Facebook is down for some users, and for many who can access the social network things are moving pretty slowly. Just ask Twitter. This is not the only major outage for Facebook in recent memory. Facebook …

Teen Threatens to Kill Everyone in Texas Town on Facebook

There are two things that teens should know about posting incendiary, possibly terroristic messages on Facebook in 2014. First, someone’s going to notice and you’re going to get caught. Also, they’re going to take that shit seriously. Meet Melissa Johnson, …

Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page

A Texas woman has filed a hefty lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social network failed to act quickly enough to remove a page where her ex had set up shop, posting fake nudes depicting her in “sexual acts.” She …

Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12 Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12

For the second time, Facebook is shuttering a Gifts product. The first time was back in 2010, when Facebook killed their virtual gifts platform. Two years after that, Facebook Gifts was reborn as a real-life gift exchange, allowing users to …

Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US

Despite the protests of an app with the same name, Instagram has officially launched Bolt – but not in the US. As of now, users can only download Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. This shouldn’t surprise you, …

Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week

After recently reminding us that it exists, Facebook’s Slingshot ephemeral messaging app is looking for people to give feedback. And Facebook is willing to pay for it. “Want to help make Slingshot awesome? Earn at least $200 by joining our …

‘Bolt’ CEO Kindly Asks Facebook to Not Take Their Name ‘Bolt’ CEO Kindly Asks Facebook to Not Take Their Name

You may have heard that the Facebook-owned Instagram is possibly launching a Snapchat competitor – a one-tap photo messaging app likely called Bolt. I know there’s a lot of doubt built into that sentence, and that’s because the evidence for …

Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger

We’ve known this was coming for a few months now, but the end of chatting on the main Facebook app is nigh. The company is urging users who have not yet downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app that they need …

William Shatner Craps On Zuckerberg’s New App

William Shatner took to his Tumblr account recently to write up a review of Facebook’s new app, Mentions. The Mentions app is not available to everyone, but is intended for celebrities and public figures who would get “mentioned” on Facebook. …

Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page

In Anne Arundel County Florida Maryland, police are celebrating the arrest of a man who overestimated his skills of evasion. Like many police units across the country, the Anne Arundel County Police have turned to social media to help raise …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger

Oculus has been quite busy since its acquisition by Facebook closed earlier this week. For one, the second pre-release version of the Oculus Rift – the DK2 – started shipping. They were supposed to start shipping earlier this month, but …