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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Likes’

Facebook: We’re Getting Better at Axing Fake Likes

Fraudulent likes have always been a problem for Facebook. The company says that fraudulent activity only accounts for a tiny fraction of all the activity on Facebook – but it’s an issue nonetheless. Facebook’s been amping up its efforts to combat like farming for years, but it’s now touting that fact that it’s “breaking new ground” in the battle. According …

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Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back]

Update: Etsy’s Page appears to be back in order. As of the time of this writing, it has 1,919,663 likes. Original article (03/13): Last week, Facebook announced that it would make some changes to the way Page likes are counted, removing memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from Pages’ like counts. This was a warning that Pages (some more than others) …

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Your Facebook Page May Soon Lose Some Likes

Facebook announced that it is making changes to the way Page likes are counted, as it removes memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from Pages’ like counts. In other words, you may soon see your Page’s like count drop a bit. Will you be glad to see these likes go? Let us know in the comments. According to Facebook, this will …

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Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam

Facebook revealed on Friday that it has obtained nearly $2 billion in legal judgments against spammers, and talked extensively about how it won’t put up with fake likes and other spam on its network. The company says it’s honoring Cyber Security Awareness Month by discussing how it is fighting spam, and giving tips to users for “authentic interactions”. Facebook’s Matt …

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Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers

Earlier this year at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the mobile Like button for apps. At first it was only available in preview for some iOS developers, but on Thursday, the company announced it’s now available to all iOS and Android developers. “People using a mobile app can directly Like the app’s Facebook Page, or any Open Graph object …

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

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, she deserves a beach vacation, she’s been working so hard lately! So, you double tap and like her photo on …

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Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie

Your face drives engagement. It’s really that simple. Your Instagram photos (and possibly your Facebook photos too) are going to be much more popular if they prominently feature one crucial element–a human face. The Georgia Institute of Technology teamed up with Yahoo Labs and looked at 1.1 million Instagram photos to find that out. Instagram photos that featured a human …

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Don’t Fire Employees Over Facebook ‘Likes’

In the United States, Facebook likes are protected by the first amendment. Liking something on Facebook is the same as using your right to free speech to actually say, “I like this.” That means that employers should think twice before firing employees over something they “like”. This is what we learned from a federal court ruling on Wednesday. Do you …

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People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness

If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer pressure, call it the sway of the crowd, or call it “herding,” but the fact remains: people are influenced by …

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Do You Really Want Facebook Telling You How Many People Are Ignoring Your Posts?

What does it actually mean when one of your Facebook friends “likes” one of your posts? In reality, the like is purposefully vague. It can show support, solidarity, agreement, and a wide array of positive emotions. It can show appreciation, awe, or simply come about as a friendly gesture. Do I really like this photo of your baby’s first whatever? …

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Facebook Including Instagram Likes in Photo Like Totals

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 on Facebook. For instance, for the photo below, Facebook says that 9 people like the photo (me, three of my …

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