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Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands?

Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands?

By Chris Crum July 2, 2014

In case you didn’t have a hard enough time reaching your Facebook followers in their News Feeds already, Facebook is apparently actively encouraging users to unfollow Pages, or at least going out of their way to remind people that they …

Facebook Is Still Trying to Be Your Newspaper Facebook Is Still Trying to Be Your Newspaper

Apparently, Facebook is experimenting with the “save” button again. Josh Constine over at TechCrunch has acquired some screenshots of the new test, in which Facebook is adding a big ol’ “save” button inside articles shared on the desktop version of …

Pinterest Is Currently Testing Playable GIFs Pinterest Is Currently Testing Playable GIFs

Your Pinterest boards might get a little GIFfy in the near future. The social platform is currently allowing a test batch of users to pin playable GIFs – as confirmed in a statement: “We’re always working on ways to help …

Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new test designed to detect developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. The test is marketed by Affymetrix under the name CytoScan Dx Assay and can detect disabilities such as …

Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New Feed Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New Feed

Facebook is looking to take you on a trip down memory lane by generating a news feed that looks like the one that existed exactly one year in the past. The new feature is called “On This Day,” and Facebook …

Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter is currently testing a new auto-translate feature for tweets on the Twitter desktop site, and it’s powered by Bing. The new translations appear directly under the original tweets, and they note the language in which the translation derives. The …

Twitter Shows Articles Where Tweets Are Embedded Twitter Shows Articles Where Tweets Are Embedded

Twitter appears to be testing a new feature that will provide users with a way to view popular tweets in better context by pointing them in the direction of articles where those tweets have been embedded. The new “embedded on …

Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets

It appears that Twitter is looking to give users more context about the photos others share in tweets – or at least make it easier to determine whether or not “clicking to expand” is worth their time. A small number …

Finally, Facebook May Let You Edit Posts Finally, Facebook May Let You Edit Posts
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Facebook is currently testing a feature that people have wanted since the first time Facebook ever let anyone post anything – the ability to edit your own posts. AllFacebook spotted a public update from Facebook’s Nick Schrock that contained a …

Facebook Prompts Users to Complete Their Profiles Facebook Prompts Users to Complete Their Profiles
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Facebook is taking a page from the books of so many social networks before it and prompting users to complete their profiles upon logging in. Here’s what you may see at the top of your homepage when you log in …

Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator In News Feed Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator In News Feed

Facebook is testing a new way to let users know which of their friends are online and available for chat. We’ve seen some version of this indicator all over the place for years, but the newest home for Facebook’s green …

States Drop GED as Test Price Rises States Drop GED as Test Price Rises
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The GED, or General Educational Development tests, were created in 1942 to measure the academic skills of U.S. soldiers who had left high school to join the military. Though the test has undergone revisions, the American Council on Education has …

Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand
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It appears that Facebook’s paid messaging test has crossed the pond, as users in the U.K. are reporting that they are being given the opportunity to pay upwards of £10 to send messages to some users’ inboxes. “The system of …

LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Statuses LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Statuses
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UPDATE: LinkedIn is now beginning to roll out the feature out to all English-speaking users. LinkedIn is currently testing user mentions, something that other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have had for some time and that users rely on …

Facebook Tests Pre-Graph Search Era White Search Box Facebook Tests Pre-Graph Search Era White Search Box
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Facebook appears to be testing a new look for the search bar that more closely resembles the old white search box of old, as opposed to the box-less blue bar of the new Graph Search. Those who have been switched …

Facebook Tests Quick Status-Posting Button Facebook Tests Quick Status-Posting Button
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Facebook wants you to post more statuses and more photos/videos. Earlier this month, we told you about a test the company was running that pushed a notification to mobile devices asking users to “tell friends what’s on your mind” by …

Google Shopping Express Launches with Small Test Google Shopping Express Launches with Small Test
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After rumors that Google was planning on launching an Amazon Prime competitor that would offer same-day delivery on a wide range of products, Google has done just that – in a small pilot test. Google Shopping Express, as it’s called, …