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530 Fatties Facebook Page Intentionally Hurtful

Everyone knows that the Internet can be used for cruel and hateful things. While many people use the Internet to find information, shop or stay connected with friends and family members, there are also those who prefer to use it …

Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61% Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61%

Facebook just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $2.91 billion, up 61% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, up 67%, with mobile ad revenue representing 62% of all ad revenue. Payments and other fees accounted for $234 …

William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’ William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its latest app Mentions. It’s an app aimed at letting “public figures” (or celebrities) manage their Facebook presence, talk with fans, and talk with each other from their mobile devices. Celebrity William Shatner …

530 Fatties Facebook Page Embarrasses Overweight Teen

A Facebook page called 530 Fatties was created to shame overweight people from the 530 Northern California area code. The pictures of the people posted on the page appeared to have been taken without their knowledge. The creator of the …

530 Fatties: Why You Shouldn’t Feed Internet Trolls

In 2014 there is something that everyone, no matter what their background, should know when it comes to navigating the world wide web. What is this one unifying piece of knowledge? DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS, FOLKS! Internet trolls will …

Facebook Gives Mobile App Ads Device Level Targeting Facebook Gives Mobile App Ads Device Level Targeting

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is adding device level targeting to mobile app ads, enabling developers to reach the precise devices they need to in order to succeed with their campaigns. For example, developers will be able to specifically …

Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

Facebook has closed its acquisition of virtual reality technology makers Oculus VR. The deal gained FTC approval in April, and has now completed its final steps. The Wall Street Journal shares this statement from both companies: “We’re looking forward to …

Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature

Facebook just announced the launch of a “save” feature, which lets you save things you find to check out later. You can save links, places, movies, movies, TV shows, and music you find on Facebook. Introducing Save on Facebook from …

Shakira Reaches 100 Million Likes On Facebook

Shakira is officially the most popular person on Facebook! On Friday, July 18, Shakira reached 100 million likes on the social media site, making her the first person ever to do so. “I am honored and humbled about reaching this …

Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists

Facebook launched Slingshot about a month ago. Since then, it’s pretty much been tumbleweeds. It did go global a week later, but there has been very little coverage or talk about Slingshot in the media or tech blogosphere since launch. …

Big Social Networks Are Looking To Help You Better Sell Online Big Social Networks Are Looking To Help You Better Sell Online

For years, businesses have struggled with how to get the most out of social media. For businesses that sell products online, it’s a very interesting time in the space. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest all appear to be opening up new …

Facebook Wants You to Buy Things Directly from the News Feed Facebook Wants You to Buy Things Directly from the News Feed

As of now, if you happen to click on a news feed ad on Facebook, you’ll be taken to the business’ site – outside the realm of Facebook. But now the social network is testing a way for businesses to …

Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures

Facebook announced the launch of a new iPhone app for public figures called Facebook Mentions. It’s the latest from the Facebook Creative Labs team, which is responsible for the company’s Slingshot and Paper apps. The app is designed to make …

Facebook Study: Sequenced Ads Perform Better Facebook Study: Sequenced Ads Perform Better

A new study is out from Adaptly, Facebook, and Refinery29 finding that sequencing ads that take individual consumers “down the marketing funnel” gets better results than a simple sustained call-to-action message delivered over the same period of time. In their …

World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History

Did you feel like your Facebook news feed was dominated by posts about the Word Cup Final on Sunday? Well, it was. According to Facebook, Germany’s extra time victory over Argentina is officially the biggest sporting event in the history …

Cheryl Burke Condemns Body Bullies Who Attacked Her on Facebook

Cheryl Burke recently condemned those who posted rude comments on her Facebook page after she shared photos of herself in Cabo San Lucas. Burke began sharing photos from her trip on July 6. It didn’t take long for the weight-related …

Facebook Launches ‘Start To Success’ Program Facebook Launches ‘Start To Success’ Program

Facebook is asking Page admins if they’re interested in growing their business on Facebook. Why sure, Facebook. Tell me more. In a prompt appearing on the top of Pages, Facebook says, “Get dedicated support from a Facebook account manager for …

Is Your Facebook Response Rate Up To Snuff? Is Your Facebook Response Rate Up To Snuff?

As social media engagement on Facebook rises, response rates from brands are slipping. Brands are struggling to get their messages in front of users thanks to a decline in organic reach of Page posts, but are they responding to their …

Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are …

Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks

ShareThis has released results from its Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report, looking at sharing behavior across social channels on desktop and mobile devices. It found that mobile sharing is “dramatically” outpacing desktop sharing with sharing from smartphones and tablets …

Courtney Love Cast in ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Actress Courtney Love is set to appear in the 7th and final season of the FX biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy. Love will first appear in the fourth episode as Ms. Harrison, the pre-school teacher of main character Jax’s …