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New Facebook Feature Should Increase Link Sharing

New Facebook Feature Should Increase Link Sharing

By Chris Crum May 11, 2015

Facebook is testing a new feature that could (and should) lead to mobile users sharing more links, which in turn, should increase Facebook’s lead as the social media referral traffic king. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is piloting “a new way …

Facebook Talks ‘Anthology’ And Other Video Efforts Facebook Talks ‘Anthology’ And Other Video Efforts

Facebook just announced the launch of Anthology, a new marketing program that gives brands access to a group of well-known video publishers to improve the quality of video ads. This group of publishers includes Vice Media, Vox Media, The Onion, …

Zuck Discusses Facebook Search On Earnings Call Zuck Discusses Facebook Search On Earnings Call

Facebook reported its Q1 earnings on Wednesday, and while it wasn’t talked about a great deal, the subject of Facebook’s efforts in search did come up during the ensuing conference call. In his prepared remarks, CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned that …

Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is wading into the vaccination debate, as his newest book club choice tackles “anti-vaxxers” and disproves their various arguments – without actually focusing on the anti-vaccination movement by name. Zuckerberg has chosen On Immunity by Eula …

Facebook Brings Free, Basic Internet to India Facebook Brings Free, Basic Internet to India

Facebook has brought its internet.org app to India, giving free, basic internet access to people in six Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. The deal is a partnership with Reliance Communications. By “basic”, we’re …

Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg Donate Millions to San Francisco Hospital

Priscilla Chan and hubby Mark Zuckerberg made an incredibly generous donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple donated $75 million, which is said to be the largest single donation made by individuals to a U.S. public hospital. There was …

Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg: $75M To Hospital

Priscilla Chan and famous husband Mark Zuckerberg have given $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital, according to CNN. Dr. Priscilla Chan worked for years at San Francisco General Hospital, referred to locals as The General, during her pediatric residency. …

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have just announced a huge donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple is giving $75 million to the hospital, which is called The General, to expand the size of the ER and …

Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders

Facebook is celebrating its 11th birthday this week – news that’s likely to make you feel pretty old. As a 28-year-old who signed up for Facebook during the summer before college, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. We …

Wouldn’t A Dislike Button Help Facebook Deal With This Issue? Wouldn’t A Dislike Button Help Facebook Deal With This Issue?

Late last week, Backchannel put out a very interesting report on Facebook using a group of human testers to help them figure out the type of content to show in the News Feed. Sometimes algorithms just aren’t enough. If your’e …

Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search

As you may know, Facebook greatly expanded its search offerings last month when it launched the ability to search posts. You can now search keywords and get back results from people and pages you’re connected to. It instantly made Facebook …

Facebook Just Said A Lot Of Things About Its Video Growth Facebook Just Said A Lot Of Things About Its Video Growth

Facebook has been touting its major growth in video this month, and that continued on Wednesday afternoon as the company reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. On the company’s earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed …

Facebook Grew Mobile Daily Active Users By 34% Over The Past Year Facebook Grew Mobile Daily Active Users By 34% Over The Past Year

Facebook just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year. It posted a 58% increase in yearly revenue, and a 49% increase for the quarter. “We got a lot done in 2014. Our community continues to grow …

Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and …

Mark Zuckerberg Picks Next Book to Send Into Sold-Out Status

Mark Zuckerberg has named the second book to be featured in his new Facebook “book club” called “A Year in Books.” This kiss of approval from Mark Zuckerberg will surely send the book into a sales explosion on Amazon. Speculative …

Facebook Brings Free Basic Internet Services to Colombia via internet.org app Facebook Brings Free Basic Internet Services to Colombia via internet.org app

Facebook has just launched its Internet.org app in Colombia, bringing free basic internet services to the country. This is the first time that the app has reached a Latin American country. “Before today, only about 50% of Colombians had access …

Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to let extremists stifle your freedom to express yourself. That’s the takeaway from an eloquent post the Facebook CEO made on Friday regarding the terrorist attacks on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Here’s the post in its …