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New Facebook Features Make It Easier for Users to Receive More Content from Pages They Like New Facebook Features Make It Easier for Users to Receive More Content from Pages They Like
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In the past month, Facebook has been accused of slightly altering their EdgeRank algorithm – the one that determines what posts show up in your news feed. There has been widespread criticism from many page owners, who claim that their …

Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi? Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?
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Small and medium-sized businesses have now had a few years to incentivize the “check-in.” Between Foursquare, Facebook, and other networks that offer location broadcasting, businesses have found that check-ins can lead to social buzz. And because check-ins get their business’ …

Facebook Simplifies Your Stream with New Timeline Layout Test Facebook Simplifies Your Stream with New Timeline Layout Test
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If you think that the Facebook Timeline is too busy, and focuses too much on open graph apps instead of posts, Facebook is testing a new layout that might make you happy. The new Timeline test removes the visible dividing …

Twitter Replaces “Favorite” with “Like,” “Star” for Some Users Twitter Replaces “Favorite” with “Like,” “Star” for Some Users
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Would you rather “like” a tweet than “favorite” it? What about the word “star?” Does that sound better than “favorite?” You should start thinking about which one you prefer, because you may have to complain to Twitter in the future. …

Facebook May Urge Users to Complete Their Profiles Facebook May Urge Users to Complete Their Profiles
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You may see Facebook urging you to take action on your sparsely populated profile, as the company is reportedly testing a new profile completion meter in users’ “about” sections of their Timeline. Spotted by Inside Facebook, the new completion meter …

Facebook Tests New Search Box Placement Facebook Tests New Search Box Placement
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Although it may just be a simple test (Facebook does hundreds of them every year) without the motivation that I’m about to assign it, Facebook is trying out a new top navigation bar setup for some users. The new format …

Facebook May Notify You an Hour Before Your Event Begins Facebook May Notify You an Hour Before Your Event Begins

Facebook is currently testing a pretty useful new feature that has to deal with notifications. For some users, Facebook is now pushing a notification exactly one hour before any event they’re a member of. To receive the notification, you must …

Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, …

Facebook Lets U.S. Users Pay to Promote Posts Facebook Lets U.S. Users Pay to Promote Posts
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Apparently, we’re moving closer to a world where individuals can pay to make sure their friends see their witty status update or cute engagement photo. Today Facebook announced that they are expanding their Promoted Post for People test to the …

Prostate Cancer Study Shows New Test May Reduce Biopsies

Prostate cancer check-ups aren’t pleasant, but prostate cancer biopsies are downright horrible, and can lead to infection or urinary troubles. Now, researchers have found a method of detecting prostate cancer that may reduce the number of repeat biopsies performed on …

Facebook Stops That Weird “Is This Your Friend’s Real Name” Survey Facebook Stops That Weird “Is This Your Friend’s Real Name” Survey
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It’s not likely that you’ll receive a message from Facebook asking you to rat on one of your friends, as the company has confirmed that a recent test involving users’ real names has been completed. Last week, Facebook began sending …

Facebook Tests “Like Page” Button on Desktop Facebook Tests “Like Page” Button on Desktop
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Facebook is always trying to come up with ways to promote pages, and they may be testing a feature that was recently added to mobile on desktop. Earlier this summer, Facebook added a giant “Like Page” button to some posts …

Facebook Users Seeing Notifications For Declined Event Invites Facebook Users Seeing Notifications For Declined Event Invites

Facebook has always shied away from features that could possibly prompt a squabble – you know, things that highlight negative actions. That’s why, despite the vocal desire of some users, Facebook has never instituted a “dislike” button. I guess there …

Facebook Suggesting Apps To Users Via Notifications Facebook Suggesting Apps To Users Via Notifications
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Just days after launching their all new App Center, Facebook is apparently testing a fairly direct way to get users playing games on the site. Facebook has always suggested games to users via the “Games you may like” box that …

Facebook Tests Paid “Highlighting” Of Users’ Posts Facebook Tests Paid “Highlighting” Of Users’ Posts

We already know that world of Facebook in some way mirrors the offline world – especially for kids. On Facebook, you can still get that daily dose of embarrassment, rejection, isolation, and inane bickering that has been a part of …

Facebook’s Aggregated Topic Tags Linking To External Sites Facebook’s Aggregated Topic Tags Linking To External Sites

A little while ago, Facebook started grouping posts in your news feed by topic. Any Facebook user probably sees many of these “aggregated tag” stories on their feeds in any given day. When multiple friends (or pages you follow) post …

New Technology: Blood Tests Instead of Biopsies for Tumors New Technology: Blood Tests Instead of Biopsies for Tumors

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Health, and collaborating cancer physicians have successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of an advanced blood test for detecting and analyzing circulating tumor cells (CTCs)—breakaway cells from patients’ solid tumors—from cancer patients. The findings, reported …