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Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing

Instagram announced the launch of a new private photo sharing feature called Instagram Direct. It operates pretty much like the Instagram experience that people are used to, but lets users share photos with specific recipients. “From how you capture photos …

Facebook Introduces New Desktop App Ads Facebook Introduces New Desktop App Ads

Facebook has been increasingly focusing on mobile over the past few year, including the introduction of mobile app install ads. These ads have helped to drive millions of users to mobile apps, but now Facebook is looking to bring those …

Tila Tequila Calls Hitler a “Sweet Kid” and says Paul Walker was Murdered Tila Tequila Calls Hitler a “Sweet Kid” and says Paul Walker was Murdered

When will people get that it is never a good idea to wear Nazi stuff, unless you’re doing so for a part in a play or movie? Apparently Tila Tequila, who used to have her own reality show on MTV, …

Facebook Gives New Buttons To Everyone, Makes Embeddable Posts Customizable Facebook Gives New Buttons To Everyone, Makes Embeddable Posts Customizable
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Back in the summer, Facebook launched embeddable posts. Last month, the company began rolling out new Like and Share buttons: Facebook has some news related to both of these announcements. Embeddable posts are now customizable. You can now set the …

Year In Review: What Happened On Facebook Year In Review: What Happened On Facebook

It’s nearly a new year, so of course it’s time to take a look back and see what we were all talking about on social media in 2013. Specifically, on Facebook. Besides the personal shares that get some Facebookers riled …

Variety Calls Demand Media ‘Epic Fail’ Variety Calls Demand Media ‘Epic Fail’
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We’ve been following the Demand Media story with intrigue over the last few years, as it has proven to be the highest profile example of how a site can truly game Google, and make a business out of it, only …

You May Never Get That ‘New’ Facebook News Feed You May Never Get That ‘New’ Facebook News Feed

So you know that “new” News Feed Facebook unveiled back in March and began rolling out? If you haven’t gotten it by now, there’s a strong possibility that you won’t ever get it, or at least not exactly. That is …

Look At How Facebook Referrals Have Skyrocketed This Year Look At How Facebook Referrals Have Skyrocketed This Year

Just over a month ago, Facebook introduced the new Like and Share buttons, which have been rolling out slowly (though perhaps not as slowly as some Facebook updates). Facebook said it had seen a “favorable increase” in likes and shares …

Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button? Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button?
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Sometimes, a “like” doesn’t really mean “like” – or it least it’s not supposed to come across like that. When you posted that your dog Roscoe died and that you were going to miss him forever, because he was such …

Pope Francis Is Facebook’s Most Talked About Topic of 2013 Pope Francis Is Facebook’s Most Talked About Topic of 2013

It’s that time of the year again. Radio stations are playing the same twelve Christmas songs on repeat, you’ve already gained about ten pounds, and companies are starting to release their 2013 year-in-review wrap-ups. Life is so predictable. Today’s year-in-review …

Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance
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AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, …

Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update
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As reported earlier this week, Facebook has made some changes to how it ranks content in the news feed, putting a greater emphasis on content quality. The update may have a significant impact on how visible your site’s content will …

Facebook For Business Expands, Will Start Regular Blog Series Facebook For Business Expands, Will Start Regular Blog Series
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Facebook announced that it has expanded Facebook for Business, its site for news and info about marketing with Facebook, into eight new countries: Korea, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Brazil. The site has also launched in 11 new …

Facebook Developers Gets A New Web Site Facebook Developers Gets A New Web Site

For the longest time, developers of Facebook apps were met with the same ol’ Web site when they visited the official Facebook Developers portal. Now those same developers are in for a treat as Facebook has decided to give its …

Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony …

Snapchat Snags Instagram Business Head to be New COO Snapchat Snags Instagram Business Head to be New COO

As ephemeral messaging app Snapchat fends off offers from major social networking players, the company has just made a pretty significant hire. According to All Things D, Snapchat has poached former Facebook director and Instagram business head Emily White to …

Now Articles Can Get More Facebook Visibility Now Articles Can Get More Facebook Visibility

Facebook announced that it has updated how it ranks stories in the News Feed to surface what it deems to be more relevant news, as well as what your friends have to say about it. Specifically, Facebook says it is …

Small Businesses Had Facebook’s Attention On Saturday Small Businesses Had Facebook’s Attention On Saturday

Black Friday was followed by Small Business Saturday, and Facebookers made sure that their friends and followers knew about it. A spokesperson for the company shared some related stats. Mentions related to Small Business Saturday were 1,200% higher on 11/30 …

Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens
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When Facebook released its quarterly earnings report a few weeks ago, CFO David Ebersman brought up a decrease in young teen engagement during the conference call. “I want to say a few words about youth engagement on Facebook,” he said. …

Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End
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Twitter has direct messaging. Facebook has Facebook messenger. Instagram has…no equivalent. If you want to say something to another Instagram user, everyone else is going to see it too. As of right now, Instagram has no private messaging function. That …

‘Catch Me If U Can, Muthasuckas’: Police Arrest Man Minutes After He Taunts Them on Facebook ‘Catch Me If U Can, Muthasuckas’: Police Arrest Man Minutes After He Taunts Them on Facebook
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If you’re wanted by the Rosenberg, Texas police department, it’s probably best to stay away from their Facebook page – especially if you’re planning on playing “catch me if you can.” In response to over a dozen reports of auto …