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Instagram Likes Will No Longer Be (Embarrassingly) Shared to Facebook

Instagram Likes Will No Longer Be (Embarrassingly) Shared to Facebook

By Josh Wolford May 16, 2014

Here’s an example of how a single social networking action can produce drastically different results on two different social networks. Imagine you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and you come across a photo of your friend on the beach. Aw, …

Facebook Including Instagram Likes in Like Totals Facebook Including Instagram Likes in Like Totals
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In what appears to be some new integration between Facebook and the Facebook-owned Instagram, it looks like Facebook is now including Instagram likes in the total like counts on Instagram photos posted to Facebook. The like totals look the same …

State Department Bureau Spent $630K Garnering Likes State Department Bureau Spent $630K Garnering Likes
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In your “why-the-hell” story of the day, it appears that a federal agency spent $630,000 in a campaign to acquire Facebook likes over the last couple of years. The Bureau of International Information Programs, part of the U.S. Department of …

Facebook Adds New Tags For Publishers Facebook Adds New Tags For Publishers

Facebook announced the launch of two new Open Graph tags for publishers and journalists (OG:Publisher and OG:Author). These allow publishers and story authors to get more organic likes and follows. “As mentioned in our documentation, media publishers should include Open …

No, Your Facebook Like Won't Help 'Mermaid Girl' No, Your Facebook Like Won't Help 'Mermaid Girl'
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A new hoax making the rounds on Facebook claims that users must like, comment, and share in order to fund surgery for a little girl born with mermaid syndrome. Although this one is different from many we’ve seen recently because …

Is A Facebook Like An Act Of Free Speech? Is A Facebook Like An Act Of Free Speech?
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Last year, a Virginia judge ruled that a Facebook “like” is not protected by the First Amendment. The story goes like this: Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ray Carter of Hampton, Virginia “liked” the page of “Jim Adams for Hampton Sheriff.” Carter’s …

Bing Gets More Tightly Integrated With Facebook Bing Gets More Tightly Integrated With Facebook
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Bing has added a bit more Facebook integration to its social search features. Now, you can comment on and like Facebook content right from Bing. “Bing already lets you view Facebook updates and comments from your friends in sidebar, but …

UNICEF: Your Facebook Likes Won't Save Lives UNICEF: Your Facebook Likes Won't Save Lives
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According to UNICEF, 19,000 children die every day from preventable causes. And your Facebook like isn’t going to save a one of them. The United Nations Children’s Fund Sweden division is calling people out with a powerful new ad campaign: …

Man Stabs Wife in the Face Over a Facebook Like Man Stabs Wife in the Face Over a Facebook Like
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A Philadelphia man is being held on $1 million bond after stabbing his wife in the face and neck over a Facebook like. 49-year-old Thomas Troy Young admitted to stabbing his 33-year-old wife Carla Brown back in March over her …

Colbert Takes on That Revealing Facebook Likes Study Colbert Takes on That Revealing Facebook Likes Study
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A couple of weeks ago, we looked into a recent study by Cambridge University on Facebook likes and just how revealing they are. Long story short – they’re quite revealing. The researchers were able to accurately predict subjects’ activities and …

Facebook Removes Unlike Page Option in New News Feed Facebook Removes Unlike Page Option in New News Feed
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It appears that Facebook has made a small tweak as a part of the new news feed, which is currently in the middle of a slow, delicate rollout. It appears that Facebook is putting an obstacle between users and their …

What Are Your Facebook Likes Revealing About You? What Are Your Facebook Likes Revealing About You?
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Is it possible that you are unwittingly outing yourself – as gay, as a conservative, as Muslim, or as a pot smoker – by simply liking stuff on Facebook? Sure, you could easily do this by liking the “Gay Men’s …

1M Facebook Likes May Just Win You Some Sex 1M Facebook Likes May Just Win You Some Sex
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Apparently, 1 million Facebook likes is the new measurement for something you don’t think is possible but is totally possible, and really not that hard. Yesterday, we told you about the cute kids who won a new puppy, after their …

Kids Win Puppy by Getting a Million Facebook Likes Kids Win Puppy by Getting a Million Facebook Likes
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Most of the time you can be sure that your “like” or “share” on Facebook is about as useful as “hoping” it will come true. Share this photo 5 million times and this sick little boy gets a new kidney? …

Romney's Facebook, Twitter Followers Take Huge Dive Romney's Facebook, Twitter Followers Take Huge Dive
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Losing a Presidential election must be hard. Mitt Romney has a wonderful family, he’s healthy (per Presidential physical), and he can continue on with his life knowing that nearly half of the country wanted him to be President – he’ll …

Only 6% of Your Facebook Fans Engage with Your Page Only 6% of Your Facebook Fans Engage with Your Page

If you run a Facebook page and you’re main focus involves increasing your total number of “likes,” you’re doing it wrong. That’s the takeaway from a new study from Napkin Labs. According to their findings, a large majority of your …

More Facebook Fans Now Coming via Mobile Says Report More Facebook Fans Now Coming via Mobile Says Report

More and more Facebook users are accessing the network via mobile these days – and that fact is key to Facebook’s growth (both in sheer volume and in terms or revenue). But a new report from PageLever suggests that page …