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Sarah Palin Trolls PETA - Posted January 5, 2015
(Mash-up Credit: TheHollywoodGossip.com) Three things you should not try in this life, if you can help it: 1. Forget to pay your taxes 2. Admit that you like Justin Bieber 3. Make PETA angry... [FishbowlDC]

One Last Mea Culpa For 2014: Facebook Apologizes For A Clumsy Algorithm - Posted December 30, 2014
Facebook has apologized for an algorithm on its "Year In Review" post that includes lots of events users would rather forget. If you've checked your Facebook page recently, you've probably seen a year-end post from a friend that goes through the v... [FishbowlDC]

One Last Mea Culpa For 2014: Facebook Apologizes For A Clumsy Algorithm - Posted December 30, 2014
Facebook has apologized for an algorithm on its "Year In Review" post that includes lots of events users would rather forget. If you've checked your Facebook page recently, you've probably seen a year-end post from a friend that goes through the v... [GalleyCat]

Instagram Scrubs Spam, Prepares for Bigger and Better Things - Posted December 24, 2014
[caption id="attachment_105201" align="alignright" width="293"] Justin Bieber IG caption: "Aren't we all just searching for peace"[/caption] Facebook stock reached a high point the other day -- $81.4... [FishbowlDC]

HOW TO: See Why You're Seeing A Facebook Ad - Posted December 22, 2014
Facebook ad targeting methods are getting more advanced, but occasionally, people will see an ad that seems incongruous with their preferences or information. The good news? You can see how an ad was targeted at you. Here's how. On desktop: For ... [AllFacebook]

Now You Can Add Facebook Stickers To Photos With Stickered App - Posted December 22, 2014
Love Facebook stickers, but wish you could add Pusheen in more places? Facebook is making that happen. The company ... [AllFacebook]

Looking Ahead: Facebook Strategy for 2015 - Posted December 22, 2014
The social landscape is undergoing near-constant change, and with that, so must a brand's strategy. As 2014 closes, marketers are prepping for the upcoming year... [AllFacebook]

Leaked Sony Email: Zuckerberg Tried To Kill 'The Social Network' Film - Posted December 19, 2014
It's no secret that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was no fan of the 2010 film depicting the first few years of the company, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Hired a Team to Remind the World That It Is Run by Humans - Posted December 15, 2014
Poke it to see if it has a pulse W0rds can be slippery things. For years, observers have theorized that leading "social network" Facebook actually makes us more antisocial. There are ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Companies Land on Glassdoor's 'Best Places to Work' List in 2015 - Posted December 10, 2014
Three cheers for all things media! Glassdoor released their list of the best places to work in the U.S. and U.K., also known as the Employees' Choice Awards 2015. Whether it's traditional or social media or PR, six companies in our ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook and YouTube Remind Us What Happened in 2014 - Posted December 10, 2014
In the interest of years ending, new years beginning, and shared experiences, the two businesses that know us best (thanks, Big Data) have shared nostalgia for 2014 this week. First, Facebook's take: these are the things we kindly ALLOWED you to share. This mystical "Facebook" is a bit more positive than the one... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Zuckerberg Hates Ello, Apple, And Other Things We Already Knew - Posted December 8, 2014
Photo Credit: Where else? Facebook because Zuck said so. Two people you will probably never see at a holiday dinner exchanging gifts and pleasantries would be Facebook grand poobah... [FishbowlDC]

The Social Media Woes of Police Departments - Posted December 4, 2014
Social media has been a place for people to voice their outrage over the recent events in Ferguson Mo. and New York. So it makes sense that police departments are also turning to social platforms where their communities are voicing displeasure. However, both the St. Louis County Police and ... [AllFacebook]

St. Louis County Police Spokesperson Apologizes For Insensitive Social Media Post - Posted December 4, 2014
A message from Chief Jon Belmar regarding this morning's Facebook post: "On Thursday, December 4, 2014, an... http://t.co/hUWlwAQs3Y -- St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) December 4, 2014 With law enforcement across the country being scrutinized for their enforcement tactics, now is not the time to address the public with jokes,... [FishbowlDC]

Former Google+ Designer: 'We F*cked Up!' - Posted December 2, 2014
Meet Chris Messina. He's a guy whose palatial estate may be large enough to contain his ego: he was a lead designer at this start-up called Google. In fact, he was one of the user experience masterminds behind... [FishbowlDC]

Today Was the Most Social Cyber Monday Ever - Posted December 1, 2014
This year's Cyber Monday online shopping event was the most social ever, according to social media management platform Spredfast. Conversation about #CyberMonday was up 75 percent on Twitter compared to last year. However, social media chatter about Cyber Monday is still lower than B... [AllFacebook]

Facebook at Work Set to Launch in January - Posted November 18, 2014
According to The Financial Times, Facebook is gearing up to introduce a new product in January allowing users to chat with colleagues, connect with professionals and collaborate. It sounds like it's going to look ver... [MediaJobsDaily]

Why Facebook's News Feed Changes Are Good News for PR - Posted November 17, 2014
In case you missed it, the folks at Facebook dropped the ultimate Friday Dump on digital agencies everywhere last week by announ... [FishbowlDC]

How theScore Keeps Growing Its Facebook Page - Posted November 14, 2014
TheScore was mobile-first back before everyone knew you had to be mobile first. Now, the sports publisher has around 9.2 million monthly active users. As a digital publisher, that means they are focusing on growing their social presence, too. In May, they had 140,000 fans on Fa... [AllFacebook]

We Live in a Clickbait World, And That's OK - Posted November 11, 2014
[caption id="attachment_206637" align="aligncenter" width="600"]The Challenges of FacebookWorld, via Andrew Golis and Medium[/caption] Last week, Buzzfeed's news editor, Ben Smith, wrote a piece on how Buzzfeed doesn't do cl... [AllFacebook]

Veteran & Pinterest Executive Don Faul Talks Leadership at 'Got Your 6' - Posted November 11, 2014
What better way to celebrate veterans during today's holiday than hear their stories and salute their bravery? Last week we attended an empowering Got Your 6 event at HBO's office in midtown Manhattan. In the military, "Got your six" means "I've got your back." The initiative helps squash negative misconceptions and myths... [MediaJobsDaily]

What Would Bill Do? Media Coach Bill McGowan Takes on the Week's News - Posted November 6, 2014
It's time for another edition of our weekly series in which Bill McGowan, Clarity Media Group founder and advisor to executives at Facebook and Airbnb, ... [FishbowlDC]

Israeli Tech Start-up Spot.IM Enables Publishers To Turn Visitors Into a Community - Posted October 24, 2014
The creators of Tel Aviv-based Spot.IM say that their free platform, now currently in Beta, can turn any website into its own social network, thus greatly diminishing the need and reliance on external, social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and countless others. Foun... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Sues DEA Over Fake Profile Pages - Posted October 21, 2014
Facebook has tried, almost to a fault, to protect the identities of its users -- as long as they're real. See, for example, the site's recent conflict that ended with the network allowing some users who dress as members of the opposite gender ... [FishbowlDC]

What Would Bill Do? Media Coach Bill McGowan Takes on the Week's News - Posted October 17, 2014
Pic via Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America It's time for the latest edition of our ongoing collaboration with Bill McGowan, Clarity Media Group founder and advisor to executives at Facebook, Airbnb... [FishbowlDC]

What Would Bill Do? Media Coach Bill McGowan Takes on the Week's News - Posted October 10, 2014
In case you missed it, last week saw the beginning of what will be a regular feature on our blog: comments on trending news stories from Bill McGowan... [FishbowlDC]

Can Facebook Win the Battle Against Fake Likes? - Posted October 8, 2014
Facebook has a problem with phony accounts, bots, spam and a bunch of bad practices that sink the engagement rate for Facebook business or personality pages. The problem is well known and documented, and now Facebook wants to work aggressiv... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Names Marne Levine COO - Posted October 6, 2014
Instagram has named Marne Levine its chief operating officer, reports Recode. She had been VP of global public policy at Facebook, and will be the first COO the company has had. Levine has been at Facebook for the past four yea... [AllFacebook]

What Would Bill Do? Insights on the Week's News from Media Coach Bill McGowan - Posted October 3, 2014
Readers may recall that, back in April, we had a couple of very ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Takes on Facebook's New Ad Platform - Posted October 2, 2014
One of the biggest announcements at this year's Advertising Week concerned Facebook and the "relaunch" of its advertising platform, Atlas. Whether we want to admit it or not, Facebook plays a huge role in determining wh... [GalleyCat]

Tech Giants Can Handle Their Own Mergers and Acquisitions Now - Posted August 18, 2014
A New York Times piece published over th... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Shocking Effect on Upworthy Will Blow Your Mind - Posted August 15, 2014
Facebook, as you've probably seen, has been a boon to viral sharing site Upworthy. But has the Facebook News Feed algorithm now shifted against it? What happens next you have to see to believe. WhoIsHostingThis.com compiled an interesting infographic illustrating the history of the Facebook... [AllFacebook]

VIDEO -- Mark Zuckerberg on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: 'That Was Really Cold' - Posted August 14, 2014
You've probably seen videos making the round on your News Feed, with people getting soaked with a bucket of ice water to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Recently... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases New Conversion Tracking Tool for Ads - Posted August 13, 2014
Facebook is attempting to polish its art of selling ads by giving advertisers more features. The latest: cross-device ad tracking for product conversions. That means, if you sell on the Web and want to advertise on Facebook's many platforms, you can now see where and when a user buys your item. Conversion... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Ads API Partner AdStage: Campaign Automation, $6.25M Series A Funding - Posted August 13, 2014
AdStage, a Facebook ads API partner, announced Wednesday the launch of campai... [AllFacebook]

Attentive.ly Becomes First Complete Social Marketing Tool for Enterprises - Posted August 12, 2014
Struggling to beat Facebook's algorithm to garner more organic views for your posts? A new tool by Attentive.ly designed specifically for audience targetin... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: 84 Percent Claim Facebook Offers Can Influence a Purchasing Decision - Posted August 12, 2014
According to a new study by G/O Digital, when people want to find out more about a ... [AllFacebook]

Bad News for McDonald's: Instagram Users More Engaged, Opinionated - Posted August 5, 2014
You mean they're not really my "friends?" A very interesting study published two days ago by social analytics firm Shareablee... [FishbowlDC]

Which Pubs Perform the Best on Social Media? - Posted August 5, 2014
As the media landscape evolves, we're learning that publishers have much more to concentrate on than just putting out good editorial content and having a nice website. Today's media organizations must put strong focus on having a powerful social media presence, as ... [10,000 Words]

OKCupid Co-Founder on Emotional Experiments: In 20 Years, No One Will Care - Posted August 4, 2014
We've all heard about Facebook's ill-conceived "emotional experiment" and OKCupid's even better follow-up. While Facebook's research only concerned slight tweaks in the algorithm that determines which stories show up in users' news feeds, OKCupid experimented on total strangers who woul... [FishbowlDC]

L.A. Sheriff's Office: Stop Calling Us About Facebook! - Posted August 1, 2014
Since it's a Friday, we'd like to share this amusing tweet from the L.A. Sheriff's office: #Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up! -- Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014 Things we learned from this single message: ... [FishbowlDC]

Instagram Launches Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa - Posted July 29, 2014
The newest app from Facebook/Instagram -- leaked last week -- Bolt, is official. The company announced Tuesday that Instagram Bolt has been launched for iOS and Android users in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. ... [AllFacebook]

Snapchat-Like App Bolt Leaked on Instagram - Posted July 24, 2014
Some Android users are seeing a banner ad inside Instagram for the company's new "one tap photo messaging app" Bolt. A few Android users (including one in India) have uploaded the Bolt ads to Twitter, but thus far Instagram ... [AllFacebook]

Phony Fans Aside, Shakira Reaches 100M Facebook Likes - Posted July 21, 2014
A new milestone has been reached on Facebook: Shakira has 100 million likes, the first person to hit that mark. Actually, at the t... [FishbowlDC]

Dutch Agency Promotes '99 Days of Freedom' in Response to Facebook Mood Experiment - Posted July 14, 2014
The Netherlands' Just (part of the Dutch Digital Agencies network) recently made global news because of a non-profit initiative called "... [GalleyCat]

Tech Giants Now Hiring High Schoolers as Interns - Posted July 8, 2014
Exam at 9, interview with Mark Zuckerberg at 10... Still looking for the week's oddest tech trend story? Look no further than Bl... [FishbowlDC]

Four Ways to Become a Social Media Influencer - Posted July 7, 2014
If you're active on social media and want to know how to become an influencer, listen up. According to serial entrepreneur Marc Fischman, there are several key factors to keep in mind. We connected with the CEO and co-founder of Hyperactivate to ge... [MediaJobsDaily]

Step Aside Family Vacations on Facebook; Move In Breaking News?! - Posted July 3, 2014
For years, Facebook has been the storehouse for the personal ego. No merit of anything other than where the beautiful people spend vacation, perfect marriages of Barbie and Ken, and stupid pet tricks. That may also be why people are just getting tired of Facebook. Until now. According to ... [FishbowlDC]

Sheryl Sandberg Shrugs Off Facebook's Latest Scandal - Posted July 2, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg has yet to begin his apology tour for Facebook's latest crossing of the invisible line with a research paper that did not get pre-approval from the ethics board at Cornell University. Today, however, Sheryl Sandberg addressed the matter at a totally-not-related event. Robinson Mayer ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Own Records Contradict Its Latest Apology - Posted July 1, 2014
If by "people" you mean "Facebook researchers" We won't say that Facebook has gotten good at apologizing, but ... [FishbowlDC]

How 'Exposed' Are You? Social Media-Powered Statement Dress Grows Transparent - Posted June 18, 2014
A common topic of conversation in the political, PR, and marketing spheres is the increasingly-delicate balance between "sharing" on social media and beco... [FishbowlDC]

The New Yorker PR Director Leaves for Facebook - Posted June 14, 2014
On Friday Capital New York reported that Alexa Cassanos, a communications veteran who has spent nearly seve... [GalleyCat]

Something to 'Like': Facebook Launches 'Trending World Cup' and 'Facebook Ref' - Posted June 10, 2014
Facebook Ref was born on July 1, 1968, joined Facebook on May 16, 2014, and he's very excited for the World Cup. With the World Cup set to kick off on Thursday, Facebook has created a campaign around Facebook Ref, who is t... [Inside 3D Printing News]

DataPoint: Facebook Algorithm Changes and Social Game Developers - Posted June 6, 2014
Facebook recently announced that its News Feed algorithm would start favoring explicit shares from third-party apps over implicit shares. "We've found that people engage more with stories that are shared explicitly rather than implicitl... [AllFacebook]

Facebook (Finally) Explains What Happened to Your Organic Reach - Posted June 6, 2014
We're all aware that our beloved Facebook has gone through some...changes this year. You may recall a certain blogger's attempts to explain the new "pr... [FishbowlDC]

Why Are Only 60% of Journalists on Twitter? - Posted June 5, 2014
Can we talk about something? It looks like 2008 is calling and they want their newsrooms back. The American Journalism Review posted a piece this week with the headline "Some Newspapers to Staff: Social Media Isn't Option... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Exec Rants About The Media, Says Things We've Heard Before - Posted May 29, 2014
Mike Haduck, a product manager for ads at Facebook, vented all kinds of frustrations about the media in a mega... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Exec Rants About The Media, Says Things We've Heard Before - Posted May 29, 2014
Mike Haduck, a product manager for ads at Facebook, vented all kinds of frustrations about the media in a mega... [GalleyCat]

Hooters Jokes About Rape on Its Facebook Page - Posted May 20, 2014
Yeah. Hold that thought, kid. I know. I know. Fellas, you all go here for the wings. Okay, now that we have that sage excuse out of the way to clear your conscience, something terribly serious happened at the home of the ow... [FishbowlDC]

A.1. Steak Sauce 'Breaks Up' with Its Brand and Gets a #PRWin - Posted May 15, 2014
That's right. Old school! It's how we roll. I have shared this with many people in the advertising and PR industries: "Advertising and PR intersect all the time without either industry knowing it. Ads establish position. PR creates perception." We need to... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter, Facebook, Google, AOL Team Up To Create TrustInAds.org - Posted May 12, 2014
Twitter wants you to be safe from deceptive and malicious online ads - so much so that they've partnered with competitors and big names in tech to bring you TrustInAds.org. Along with Facebook, Google and AOL... [AllTwitter]

Los Angeles Times Bets On Social Sharing With Redesign - Posted May 9, 2014
The Los Angeles Times' website underwent a redesign this week, and the changes included a left-aligned navigation bar, more seamless scrolling movements and ... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Now Accepting Submissions For Grace Hopper Scholarship - Posted May 5, 2014
Facebook is now accepting submissions for its annual Grace Hopper Scholarship, benefiting 25 women who are studying computer science or are looking to make an impact in the tech world. The scholarship includes trip (with travel and hotel expenses included) to the Grace Hopper Cel... [AllFacebook]

Should Romance & Work Mix? New App Connects to LinkedIn Accounts - Posted May 5, 2014
It's the age-old question. Should you mix romance with the office? One new app thinks so. According to SmartCompany in Australia, a new application called Lin... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook Announces New Video Metrics - Posted May 5, 2014
As more advertisers and page managers use video to get their brand's message out, Facebook is launching new ways for admins to measure the effectiveness of their video campaigns. Currently, page admins can only see information such as the number of views a video has received. With the new video metrics --... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Names Chris Cox As Company's First Chief Product Officer - Posted May 2, 2014
Facebook has announced that Chris Cox, formerly the company's VP of Product, has been promoted to the position of Chief Product Officer. This doesn't reflect an organizational change, but will fortify his position as a chief member of the Facebook team. Cox is the first person to hold the role of... [AllFacebook]

Social Networks and Digital Publishing: Friday Link Round-Up - Posted May 2, 2014
Ah, it's Friday and finally nice out. Which is why I plan on catching up on all the good links and stories I had to breeze through during the work week. Somewhere outdoors, facing the sun, preferably with a morning coffee. Here are some social media themed links I've been thinking... [10,000 Words]

Brand Engagement: Instagram Defeating Twitter & Facebook - Posted April 30, 2014
Do users on social networks actually engage with branded content? That's what Forrester set out to examine with a new study. Th... [AllTwitter]

Brand Engagement: Instagram Defeating Twitter & Facebook - Posted April 30, 2014
Do users on social networks actually engage with branded content? That's what Forrester set out to examine with a new study. Th... [10,000 Words]

Facebook f8: 4 New APIs Specifically For Media Companies - Posted April 30, 2014
Today at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the introduction of four APIs designed to help media organizations seamlessly integrate Facebook content and data into their broadcasts and reporting. The announcement comes a week after ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Understanding User Habits Is the Secret to Understanding Engagement - Posted April 29, 2014
While there is a wealth of data about the amount of sharing, tweeting or interaction that occurs on social networks, it can be a little more difficult to understand why users do what they do. Why are certain retweets popular? What's the primary motivation behind unfriending, or unfollowing Facebook friends and... [AllFacebook]

3D Printing, Copyrighting Among the Top Outsourced Jobs - Posted April 22, 2014
(SmallBizTrends) The latest data on outsourced jobs reveals a huge rise in trending tech, with particular demand for 3D printing and copywriting. Everything connected with 3D seems to be a hot specialty right now, thanks to the Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, designed for 3D gaming... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Ann Mack Leaves JWT for 'Facebook' Startup (Memo Included) - Posted April 17, 2014
Today we received confirmation that Ann Mack--a former Adweek reporter who worked with JWT for the past ten years, most recently as Director of Trendspotting--will leave the agency for... [GalleyCat]

Esquire Network's 'Lucky Bastards' Debuts on Facebook Ahead of TV Premiere - Posted April 15, 2014
We've seen networks premiering shows via apps before their traditional TV debuts, and now Esquire Network is hoping to get a lot of "likes" as it premieres "Lucky Bastards" on Facebook... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook's New Algorithm Is Smarter Than You - Posted April 11, 2014
WHERE ARE THE PUPPIEZ?!? We've all seen the fruits of our Facebook labors decline precipitousl... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter's Mobile App-Install Ads are One of 15 New Ad Formats - Posted April 7, 2014
Twitter is ramping up its advertising offerings to boost user-advertiser engagement and make it more competitive with Facebook. More than 15 new ad types are being considered, according to The Wall Street Journal. In line with... [AllFacebook]

DataPoint: A Fake YouTube App Has 53 Million MAUs... and Growing - Posted April 2, 2014
When it comes to the top developers on Facebook, there are a handful that are consistently topping AppData's developer leaderboard: King, Zynga, Microsoft and YouTube. Here are today's top developers, according to monthly active users (MAUs):     At first glance, nothing on this list seems unreasonable. King has been ... [AllFacebook]

WhatsApp CEO Sets the Record Straight - Posted March 18, 2014
WhatsApp CEO and founder Jan Koum released a statement yesterday, hoping to set the record straight. Ever since the company announced the merger with Facebook, rumor and speculation have been rife. What has also been rife are genuine security con... [AllFacebook]

New Research Study Says Busy Work is Actually Satisfying - Posted March 13, 2014
If you've ever fought against mindless activities which waste time like deleting messages, it may be time to accept them. That's because new research says people are actually happiest at work when they're not working on anything challenging. Wait, what? The study was ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How Valuable are Social Referrals to News Sites? - Posted March 13, 2014
According to a new report from Pew Research Center, "Social, Search and Direct: Pathways to Digital News," a visitor who was referred through Facebook is much less valuable than a direct visitor. Even visitors who came through search lagged far behind in engagement and time spent on the site compared to... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Gun Control Move: PR Win? - Posted March 6, 2014
You may have heard that Facebook responded to pressure from gun control advocacy groups by moving to crack down on illegal gun sales facilitated by its network. Here's last night's ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's New Ad Campaign: 'We're Still Relevant!' - Posted March 4, 2014
Someone at Facebook read all your headlines. The company knows that you're not as excited by your friends' political rants as you once were and that you really don't get the new algorithm (just like you didn't get the need for a "news feed" back in 2006). In response to this perceived... [FishbowlDC]

Here's How NOT to Respond to a Copyright Issue: Magazine Sends Photographer Profanity-Laced, Threatening Email - Posted February 17, 2014
We've been following Adweek's coverage of a he-said-she-said fiasco too bizarre to be ignored, and now that both parties have provided the news source with conflicting statements, the behavior of the magazine involved see... [FishbowlDC]

5 Most Important Findings from Vocus 'State of the Media' Survey - Posted February 10, 2014
Last week the integrated marketing software brand Vocus released its annual "state of the media" report, created by surveying hundreds of active journalists.... [FishbowlDC]

Sheryl Sandberg and Getty Images Want Stock Photos to Be a Little Less Sexist - Posted February 10, 2014
Here's a story that most people working in digital media should appreciate. Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook/Lean In--or someone in her employ--recently noticed that the existing stock image catalog doesn't offer a whole lot of variety when it comes to professional women. New York magazine recently ... [FishbowlDC]

Progressive's 'Flo' Parodies All Those Facebook 'Look Back' Videos - Posted February 7, 2014
Flo's Facebook "Look Back" video is better than yours. Why? Because like she memorably stated in a 2010 Progressive commercial, few things go so well together as "unicorns and glitter." After Progressive's leading lady was conspicuously absent from the Super Bowl ad lineup, we were concerned she might be on her way out.... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: 50% of Kids Use Social Media Before They Turn 10 - Posted February 6, 2014
This is alternately informative and disturbing: a new study by UK Internet safety non-profit Knowthenet found that a majority of childre... [FishbowlDC]

The Illustrated History of Facebook, By Bob Al-Green - Posted February 5, 2014
Facebook turns ten this week, and to celebrate, the social network is launching a Look Back video personalized video for all of its users. One illustrator, however, made his own video for Facebook. 10 years after Mark Zuckerberg built "Th... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Illustrated History of Facebook, By Bob Al-Green - Posted February 5, 2014
Facebook turns ten this week, and to celebrate, the social network is launching a Look Back video personalized video for all of its users. One illustrator, however, made his own video for Facebook. 10 years after Mark Zuckerberg built "Th... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Experts Lead Interactive Online Event - Posted February 5, 2014
Beginning February 18th, experts in the social media space will share their insight through a series of webcasts and interactive online sessions. Taking place over the course of six weeks, Social Media 20... [AllTwitter]

Facebook PR Really Wants Famous People to Post During the Super Bowl - Posted January 31, 2014
OK: one last Super Bowl post before the big weekend, because this one provides us with a glimpse inside the Facebook PR team's strategic manual. This morning Re/code... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Introduces Independent Newsfeed App Ironically Called Paper - Posted January 30, 2014
Facebook has been rumored to be working on various branded apps for a few months now so it's no surprise now that it has finally surfaced as a sleek newsfeed app. Unlike Facebook, the new Paper app is sleek, simple, and has plenty of eye-loving visuals. However, the name is a bit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Facebook Introduces Independent Newsfeed App Ironically Called Paper - Posted January 30, 2014
Facebook has been rumored to be working on various branded apps for a few months now so it's no surprise now that it has finally surfaced as a sleek newsfeed app. Unlike Facebook, the new Paper app is sleek, simple, and has plenty of eye-loving visuals. However, the name is a bit... [FishbowlNY]

When Do Tech Updates and 'Product' Launches Deserve Their Own Press Events? - Posted January 30, 2014
Are we learning? RT @fmanjoo: It was a good idea not to have a big press event for Paper. -- Tom Krazit (@tomkrazit) January 30, 2014 Good question. You've probably already noticed that Facebook got plenty of media attention ... [FishbowlDC]

The New Social Contract - Posted January 29, 2014
The intersection between social media and TV on-air is soaring, but there is a growing trend happening off-air: social media platforms becoming key in contract negotiations between TV talent and their networks. "With the importance of social media interaction and branding by media compan... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Really?! Women Get Fired Via Facebook Page - Posted January 29, 2014
About six months ago we brought you the story about a worker getting fired via text message. Well, we now hear that women in New Zealan... [MediaJobsDaily]

GeekMom Now on Facebook - Posted January 24, 2014
(Facebook) GeekMom is a community of moms on the cutting edge. The content of the Facebook community will cover anything and everything of interest to moms who are also geeks - whether that means video games, making, felting, home chemistry experiments, rockets or electronics. The GeekMom blog began in late 2010,... [3D Maker Insider]

Facebook Responds to Princeton Naysayers: 'I Know You're Doomed, But What Am I?' - Posted January 24, 2014
ICYMI, earlier this week the nerds at Princeton University produced a study comparing social networks to viruses and predicting that Facebook would become a v... [FishbowlDC]

The Hottest Social Network These Days? Not Facebook -- But It's Owned By Them - Posted January 22, 2014
Facebook remains the undisputed king of social networks. If you're sharing your stories or looking for sources, your time is well spent there. But if you want to keep up and catch up with your audience, you can't be only there, especially as the web moves to an ever more-visually driven medium.... [10,000 Words]

Facebook and Instagram Teaming Up With NBC for Sochi Olympics - Posted January 16, 2014
After teaming up during the 2012 London Olympics, NBC and Facebook/Instagram are joining forces again for... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Sued for Faking It and Liking It - Posted January 15, 2014
Meet Anthony Ditirro He has filed a huge lawsuit because (in his opinion) Facebook posted a "sponsored story" that... [FishbowlDC]

NYT Shines Spotlight on Former Facebook Flack Brandee Barker - Posted January 13, 2014
Of course the entire New York Times staff does not read PRNewser obsessively. It's just an amazing coincidence that Brandee Barker, former h... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Newsfeed: Robin Roberts Comes Out on Facebook | Social Network Use - Posted December 31, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Here's why Another Christmas Tree Photo on Facebook is a Good Thing [Infographic] - Posted December 25, 2013
As you scroll past yet another Christmas tree photo on Facebook, take heart, photo uploads receive 84% more link clicks than text and link posts, and 104% more comments than the average post. Facebook estimates that more than 300 billion photos have been uploaded to their servers since 2005. Unbelievable? Additional facts... [AllFacebook]

'My Social Book' Turns Your Facebook Timeline into an Actual Book - Posted December 21, 2013
"My Social Book" captures your timeline's memories and events (birthdays, weddings, concerts, pets) in a physical book. If you ever worry about forgetting or losing all of the information on your Facebook time... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Looks Back At The Top #TBTs Of 2013 - Posted December 19, 2013
Instagram is already nostalgic about 2013. Facebook's photo- and video-sharing network ... [AllFacebook]

Why Facebook Auto-Play Video Ads Are a Bad Idea - Posted December 19, 2013
With the recent changes, it's become clear that Facebook is trying to balance the need to be both profitable and not alienate its user base. Implementing autoplay video ads in the newsfeed may be a good way to generate revenue. Unfortunately, it's also a great way to drive users crazy.... [AllFacebook]

Facebook 'Trending Unit' New Player in Social TV Battle - Posted December 17, 2013
At the Lost Remote LA Show, Facebook poured cold water over the mantra that Twitter is the dominant force in social TV. As our... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Why Facebook's New 'Donate' Feature Isn't All That Charitable - Posted December 17, 2013
...for nothing. Earlier this month The Big Blue Monster made some changes destined to annoy everyone... [FishbowlDC]

PR Win: Company's Zinger of a Reply to Angry Customer's Facebook Rant Goes Viral - Posted December 16, 2013
It's so easy (and usually consequence-free) for a dissatisfied customer to hurl a sputtering rant at a company via social media, a few simple facts are often forgotten: 1. There are exceptions to the rule that the "customer is always right"; 2. There are often real human beings who r... [FishbowlDC]

Does Everyone Else Hate These Facebook Changes As Much As We Do? - Posted December 11, 2013
We'd say he's laughing with us, but we're not laughing. Notice anything different about your brand/blog/client Facebook page recently? Uh huh. Take a look at these reach numbers: ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Shifts From Social to Informational Network - Posted December 5, 2013
  This week Facebook announced an algorithmic change designed to put more informational c... [AllFacebook]

Holiday Shopping & Social Media: 5 Fantastic Campaigns - Posted November 29, 2013
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday ... It's almost like social media was created to promote deals during the holiday shopping season. The post-Thanksgiving shopping season starts earlier every year. There were many people camped out days before in traditional Black Frid... [AllFacebook]

Port Authority PD, Social Media Saved Possible Suicide Attempt in New Jersey - Posted November 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_77883" align="alignleft" width="432"] The George Washington Bridge and two angels in PAPD clothing[/caption] For all those old codgers in PR who believe social media have no place in the workplace, may I present ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Newsfeed: Snapchat Facebook Bid | Vine for Windows - Posted November 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Journalists Prefer Twitter to Facebook, and Here's Why - Posted November 12, 2013
Do you follow any of your favorite journalists on Facebook? The 'book made it pretty easy for journos to create a "communi... [FishbowlDC]

Social buzz and ratings bump help drive the Country Music Awards back to first place - Posted November 12, 2013
ABC's broadcast last Wednesday of the Country Music Association Awards - or, the CMAs for short - averaged 16.6 million viewers, a 3 million viewer climb compared ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

It's the End of Mass-Market Retail with 3D Printing - Posted November 7, 2013
(Quartz) Walmart became the powerhouse retailer it is by building the largest, broadest, most efficient supply chain. Amazon mastered the strategy of advanced analytics which allowed companies to determine what products to suggest next to the product you were already buying, or to provide add-ons that any specific buyer might want. Now... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Nara Delivers Neural Networking For All - Posted November 7, 2013
Nara is officially on its way from being solely a consumer-lifestyle brand - with its neural networking technology helping users find dining and hotel experiences that match their tastes ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook is Getting Serious About Semantic Technologies - Posted November 6, 2013
Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post reports, "Facebook's new AI team made... [semanticweb.com]

Music Discovery Service seevl.fm Launches - Posted November 1, 2013
This week marked the public launch of seevl.fm. SemanticWeb.com has tracked seevl's develop... [semanticweb.com]

Study: Teens Can't Decide Which Social Network They Like Least - Posted October 31, 2013
This week Facebook admitted that it's witnessed a big drop in use among teens, who apparently no longer want to post selfies where grandm... [FishbowlDC]

The Battle for Dominance in Web 3.0 - Posted October 31, 2013
Charles Silver of Wired recently wrote, "A new battle among the tech titans has begun. What are Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and a handful of others fighting over, using vast amounts of money, hardware and top talent as weapons? This batt... [semanticweb.com]

Social-Media Themed Costume Ideas - Posted October 30, 2013
Halloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you are going to wear? Are you are a procrastinator who could not decide on a costume? Or did you just decide today that you want to dress up? Nearly 70% of typical costume wearers admit social media like Facebook and Pinterest impact their costume... [AllFacebook]

The Privacy Concerns of Facebook's Graph Search - Posted October 25, 2013
Megan Marrs of WordStream reports, "Facebook Graph Search first launched in March 2013, allowing users to search for people, photos, places, and interests within the Facebook search engine. Facebook Graph Search provides custom search results ... [semanticweb.com]

How Users Find, Share and React to News on Facebook - Posted October 25, 2013
The Pew Research Center has released a study, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, on how Facebook users interact with news on the platform. The study found that while the majority of users still flock to the... [10,000 Words]

Hadoop Highlights: YARN-Ready Apps And Machine Learning Magic - Posted October 24, 2013
Next week Hadoop World takes place in New York City. The big event follows on the heels of the official gold release last week of Apache Hadoop 2.0, which significantly overhauls the MapReduce programming model for processing large data sets with a parallel, distributed algorithm on a cluster. Sitting on top of... [AllTwitter]

'There's a new Malcolm Gladwell in town. That town is LinkedIn, and that Malcolm Gladwell is Conan O'Brien' - Posted October 22, 2013
Conan O'Brien and Team Coco have been late-night social TV leaders since moving to TBS and have made good use of Twitter and Facebook as mediums. Now, Conan is taking to LinkedIn, joining yesterday as... [Inside 3D Printing News]

CBC partners with Facebook, becomes first international partner to use new tools on-air - Posted October 17, 2013
CBC, Canada's national public broadcaster, is breaking new ground with an ambitious social TV effort for Battle of the Blades,... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Perception vs. Intention as Demonstrated by Facebook 'Hot Mom' Backlash - Posted October 17, 2013
By now, you've probably seen this picture of fitness enthusiast and mother of three Maria Kang, complete with the line "What's your excuse?" printed above her trim, toned self. The image ... [FishbowlDC]

Two Recent Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns That Confuse Us - Posted October 16, 2013
Over the past few years, a fair amount of controversy has surrounded Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many of its related campaigns -- Susan G. Komen's PR troubles, the question of whether the disease suffers from "... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook and Google Seem Serious About 'Cheap Internet for All' CSR Projects - Posted October 11, 2013
When Mark Zuckerberg first announced his plans to create a free wi-fi program for the third world, quite a few responded skeptically. Was this simply a stunt designed to ... [FishbowlDC]

Shocker: Carnival Cruise Lines Wins Monopoly's 'Battle of the Brands' - Posted October 10, 2013
If that headline seems like a mistake, we thought so too; especially when you consider that Carnival Cruise Lines, with all of its incredibly bad press of late (... [FishbowlDC]

There's No Place Like the Office? Facebook Set to Build Cushy Housing Community Near Its Headquarters - Posted October 3, 2013
Have you ever had one of those nights? You know, the clock strikes 10 p.m., then 11 and you're still working on deadline only to secretly wish there was a mattress underneath your desk. Well, if you work for Facebook you won't have to go far to commute home. That is, per... [MediaJobsDaily]

Study: Facebook Can Get Kind of Depressing - Posted October 2, 2013
Here's an alternately insightful and discouraging report on how social media has changed the way we relate to each other. Seems like the small thrills of... [FishbowlDC]

You Can Now Search for Any Public Facebook Post in History - Posted October 1, 2013
It's a good thing that Facebook now allows users to edit posts long after they go live, because the site's latest upgrade means that every single public ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook showcases big 'Breaking Bad' numbers as it courts TV industry - Posted September 30, 2013
After every big TV event, Twitter is quick to share its social TV stats for the broadcast. But with Facebook suddenly in the social TV race, it shared its own numbers the morning after the "Breaking Bad" finale on AMC. And as you might imagine, Facebook's sheer reach plays to its... [Inside 3D Printing News]

You Can Edit Existing Facebook Posts Now - Posted September 27, 2013
Here's some good news via sister site AllFacebook: you don't have to worry quite as much about typos on clients' posts. This change was a long time coming. Zuck and company started testing it in June, and while they supposedly told InsideFacebook that it would go through a slow launch, we can... [FishbowlDC]

How to Help Your Brand Connect to LGBT Audiences - Posted September 18, 2013
Now that the majority of Americans (if not the majority of American states) have accepted same-sex marriage and effectively welcomed the LGBT community into mainstream culture, brand strategists ... [FishbowlDC]

Food-Delivery Service Proudly Advertises on Porn Sites, Calls them the 'Unicorns' of Web Marketing - Posted September 17, 2013
Its traffic figures are huge, buying ad space on its sites is relatively cheap, and it's a pretty safe bet that your ads would stand out, as your competitors likely aren't placing their marketing there. With such a description, one might wonder what great untapped marketing resource could possibly be so... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Sneaks Up On Facebook Advertising Like Hobbits Entering Mordor - Posted September 12, 2013
While the great eye of the tech community focused squarely on Apple this week, Twitter took the opportunity to sneak through the black gates of mobile advertising in a way that's SURE to shake up Facebook. And, ... [AllFacebook]

Is Social Media the Wrong Place for 9/11 Tributes? - Posted September 11, 2013
As the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks comes and goes, we're left with a number of big misses by some pretty major brands who tried, and I would argue, frequently failed, in getting the tone just right. It's a tricky day for social med... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Timeline Images Just Got Bigger - Posted September 11, 2013
In case you didn't notice, something looks a little...different on Facebook today. That's right, the featured images on your timeline ... [FishbowlDC]

Opening up APIs, Mass Relevance, and football: Facebook continues its social TV push - Posted September 9, 2013
Facebook's push into social TV continues to grow, improve and impact the industry. Here's a roundup of the company's latest moves. APIs ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Google, Facebook, Yahoo! Take Transparency Fight to Federal Court - Posted September 9, 2013
Google, Facebook, Yahoo! are fighting back against the U.S government with separate motions filed [caption id="attachment_123105" align="alignright" width="304"] 1000 Words / Shutterstock.com[/caption] with the ... [AllFacebook]

More on Vocus' New PRWeb Social/Search 'Enhancements' - Posted September 6, 2013
This week Vocus announced new updates to its PRWeb service, so we'll take a minute to review. After adding security measures to prevent fraudulent press releases, the company made some tweaks to its product in the interest of m... [FishbowlDC]

PR Win: Chobani Contains 'Contaminated Yogurt' Story - Posted September 6, 2013
This morning brings a good example of a food brand nipping a potential PR disaster in the bud via social media: Greek-style yogurt giant Chobani had to recall all cups made at its Idaho plant due to mold contamination. Unfortunately, the company has received multiple reports of "bloated cups, odd-tasting yogurt,... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: MWW, AOL, INTEGRATE and More - Posted September 6, 2013
MWW announced that Ryan Wallace has joined the firm's technology industry practice as vice president, enterprise and technology. Wallace, who will be based in New York, brings more than a decade of B2B technology experience. He comes to MWW from Bite Global, where he led the New York office and oversaw... [FishbowlDC]

Study Confirms: Facebook Is a Valuable Crisis Communications Tool - Posted September 4, 2013
Last month, our readers were surprised to discover that most brands remain hesitant to use social media for crisis communications. Perhaps the results of ... [FishbowlDC]

Study Confirms: Facebook Is a Valuable Crisis Communications Tool - Posted September 4, 2013
Last month, our readers were surprised to discover that most brands remain hesitant to use social media for crisis communications. Perhaps the results of ... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Freaks Out Over Boobies - Posted September 4, 2013
Most people know that posting pictures of boobies on Facebook is a surefire way to get banned. But what if the "Boobies" in question aren't breasts, but birds? Christmas Island Tourism, the small Australian island's tourism board, ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Ruder Finn, Twitter and GolinHarris - Posted September 4, 2013
Ruder Finn has signed an agreement with S&W Public Relations to expand its presence into the central and western provinces of China. With the strategic partnership, Ruder Finn will have access to S&W's knowledge, insights, and resources in 21 cities throughout western China. S&W is especially active in Chongqing City and... [FishbowlDC]

Apple's 'Keep 'Em Guessing' Press Strategy Works Wonders - Posted September 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_71618" align="alignleft" width="300"] Oh wait, actually we are.[/caption] We're still a little amazed by how often journalists mention Apple--just do a ... [FishbowlDC]

A Teen Speaks-When did it become acceptable to post drunk antics on Facebook? - Posted September 2, 2013
A bad photo posted, an inappropriate message sent, a status containing enough spelling/grammar errors to bring my high school English teacher to tears; we've all been there during a big night out while in a state of total inebriation. Or should I say the morning after, when a simple scroll through... [AllFacebook]

But What Do All These Facebook Changes Mean?!? - Posted August 30, 2013
OK, so Facebook announced quite a few policy tweaks over the past couple of weeks, leaving even the savviest surfers a little confused. We weren't following the developments too closely, but we've done a brief run-through to sum things up. Here's w... [FishbowlDC]

Brands Placing Less and Less Emphasis on Facebook 'Likes' - Posted August 28, 2013
Earlier this month we ran a story on the fact that Facebook likes do, in fact, encourage more likes. You really can't dismiss the psychological power of someone making a simple click to say "I approve of th... [FishbowlDC]

How Charitable Is Facebook's 'Internet for All' Project? - Posted August 27, 2013
Internet.org sounds like the most noble kind of charity organization: designed to bring broadband to the four billion-plus people around the world who don't have access, it might be Mark Zuckerberg's passion project (and the promo clip is quite stately thanks to JFK). But Matt Buchanan of The New Yorker, among many... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook, Other Tech Brands Respond to Latest NSA Surveillance Revelations - Posted August 26, 2013
The newest bombshell headlines from The Guardian's slow-drip reporting on our own National Security Agency's data collection/surveillance practices have created some unwanted headaches for the biggest names in tech. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tech Companies Paid Millions by U.S. to Cover Surveillance Costs - Posted August 24, 2013
New documents from Edward Snowden's cache reveals that the U.S. government paid tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and Microsoft, millions of doll... [AllFacebook]

Heinz Ketchup's Response to Rat Fur Story: Bland but Effective - Posted August 22, 2013
Earlier this week we learned that Heinz Ketchup has, or had, a bit of a rat problem. Brazilian health officials discovered traces of rodent fur in a batch of the red stuff made in Mexico and sold in the land ... [FishbowlDC]

Say Hello to the "Mood Graph" - Posted August 21, 2013
Evan Selinger, a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, has posted an article for Wired... [semanticweb.com]

Teens Haven't Really Abandoned Facebook - Posted August 14, 2013
Yes, your 13-year-old cousin is totally over Facebook. Yes, she wrote about that fact on Mashable. But that doesn't mean that you should sell all the stock you bought last year. More importantly,... [FishbowlDC]

JCPenney Apologizes for Ad That May or May Not Promote Bullying - Posted August 14, 2013
We get the whole "shop here or no one will hang out with your dumb kids" sentiment of this JCPenney ad. We get that parents were offended by a (very, very mild) commercial based on the idea that clothing brands play a bigger role in the social pecking or... [FishbowlDC]

Most Brands Still Not Using Social Media for Crisis Comms - Posted August 14, 2013
You read that right: according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey involving more than 300 respondents, most brands see social media as a crucial business tool but do not use it... [FishbowlDC]

Which NCAA Football Team Has the Most Loyal Fans? Facebook Contest Will Reveal the Truth. - Posted August 13, 2013
NCAA Football has partnered with Collegiate Licensing Company on a Facebook contest to determine which NCAA college/universi... [AllFacebook]

Behold the PR Power of the "Like" Button - Posted August 12, 2013
The power of suggestion is alive and well on the Internet. A new survey offers some level of legitimate proof that "likes" on social media platforms such as Facebook do, in fact, encoura... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: 7 Percent Of Facebook Brand Page Posts Are Considered Spam - Posted August 9, 2013
According to a recent survey among 9,000 Facebook brand pages, 7 percent of all posts published are considered spammy by the users. It is Komfo - a social media marketing suite provider - who has conducted t... [AllFacebook]

Durgesh Kaushik, Facebook's SMB Marketing Manager For Europe, Middle East, Asia, Departs Company - Posted August 8, 2013
Durgesh Kaushik, who led Facebook's small business marketing efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, has decided to leave the company and pursue an oppo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Instagram Integration To IOS Messenger App - Posted August 8, 2013
Facebook and Instagram are becoming more conjoined. With the latest Facebook Messenger update for iOS, users can now select to share Instagram photos through the app. Within the message prompt, users can tap the paperclip icon to add photos. The Messenger app will then prompt the user to select a photo fr... [AllFacebook]

McConnell Challenger Lundergan Grimes Uses Facebook to Launch 'Team Switch' - Posted August 7, 2013
Sen. Mitch McConnell's main Democratic challenger in the closely watched Kentucky Senate race is using Facebook as part of a multi-platform strategy to unseat the long-serving... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Graph Search Now Available To All U.S. English Users - Posted August 7, 2013
Last month, Facebook announced that they're rolling out Graph Search to users viewing the site in U.S. English. ... [AllFacebook]

New York City Launches Second Annual #LoveNYC Instagram, Facebook Contest - Posted August 7, 2013
The City of New York launched its second annual #LoveNYC Instagram and Twitter photo contest, this time expanding its reach to Facebook since the social network ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Surface More Relevant Posts - Posted August 6, 2013
[gallery link="file" columns="2"] Facebook today announced two minor changes to its News Feed that will surface more -- and hopefully more relevant -- posts from users' friends. Story Bumping and Last Actor sound just as adorable as two other Facebook activities: poking and liking, but the names of the two new features actually... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces 'Story Bumping,' And Other Small Changes To News Feed Algorithm - Posted August 6, 2013
Facebook's News Feed algorithm is a living, breathing organism. It's constantly changing, and Facebook noted in a media session Tuesday that the company wants to get better about informing users about changes. Facebook announced a couple small changes to the way that the site... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Farmers Protest Panera's Shaky Anti-Antibiotics Campaign - Posted August 6, 2013
Last week our sister site AllTwitter reported on a story that serves as a great example of a well-meaning social media marketing campaign that got a little too aggressive. Harping on the fact that it supposedly uses only "antibiotic-free" meat in its food, the Panera Bread chain's team created a campaign... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Taps First Chief Marketing Officer: Google's Gary Briggs - Posted August 5, 2013
Facebook filled out its C-level executive branch recently, as the company named Gary Briggs as Chief Marketing Officer, according to AdAge... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook preparing to launch TV-style video ads for $1 million and up - Posted July 30, 2013
Facebook has stepped up its social TV efforts over the last few weeks, and now there's growing evidence the company is planning a video ad product aimed at capturing TV dollars. ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Job Post Statistics Reveal the Social Media Skills Employers Want in 2013 - Posted July 29, 2013
Employers are moving away from general social media skills in favor of proficiency with specific platforms, according to statistics from employment website Indeed.com. Scanning through the site's job listings for related keywords, Indeed analysts found that wit... [AllFacebook]

McDonald's Canada Wants to Show You Where the Beef Is - Posted July 26, 2013
In case you never watched Dudley Do-Right as a kid, we'll let you in on a little secret: things are different in Canada. For instance, McDonald's Ontario recently added the McLobster to its menu. Let t... [GalleyCat]

An interview with Facebook's Nick Grudin about making Comic-Con more social than ever before - Posted July 25, 2013
[caption id="attachment_38346" align="alignright" width="304"] Photo from @snoopygrams on Instagram.[/caption] Comic-Con in San Diego felt like a giant IRL social media chat about your favorite TV shows, mo... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Calls For A Freemium Facebook Model - Posted July 22, 2013
Over the weekend, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone made news for something other than his mystery startup Jelly. ... [AllTwitter]

Dakick Wants To Kick Event Recommendations Into High Gear - Posted July 17, 2013
What's the only and biggest startup in Istanbul, Turkey that's working on the semantic web? The answer is Dakick, says co-founder and general manager Serkan nsal, a service for more than 100,000 members in Turkey so far that is focused on ev... [semanticweb.com]

Quora Launches New Machine Learning Contest - Posted July 15, 2013
Jordan Novet of GigaOM reports, "There's a lot of question-and-answer websites for internet users to check out -- from technically oriented options like Stack Overflow to very broad platforms like Yahoo Answers. ... [semanticweb.com]

New Social Apps Lightt and People+ Bring Cutting-Edge Solutions to Familiar Problems - Posted July 10, 2013
At the MobileBeat mobile technology conference this week in San Francisco, the focus was no longer on social applications: Investors and enterprises wanted to talk about money, and app-makers wanted to talk about infrastructure support. But the social apps that made the cut and competed in the startup competition that closed... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search to US Users - Posted July 9, 2013
Joanna Stern of ABC News reports, "Get ready for your Facebook search bar to start looking a little different. Starting Monday, Facebook will begin... [semanticweb.com]

Update: Facebook Restricts Ads on Controversial Pages - Posted July 2, 2013
Facebook vowed to crack down on offensive content on its site back in May after multiple advertisers -- including auto giant Nissan -- pulled thei... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Says 6 Million Users' Contact Information Was Inadvertently Shared With Other Users - Posted June 21, 2013
Facebook today reported its most significant exposure of user data to date, saying that partial or complete contact information belonging to 6 million users was inadvertently downloaded by other Facebook users who had some ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEO: How To Gain Fans And Influence By Utilizing Facebook's Data - Posted June 13, 2013
Through Facebook's social plugins, businesses are finding new and innovative ways to attract readers and customers. At the recent ... [AllFacebook]

McAfee Retracts Reports About Facebook Virus Koobface - Posted June 10, 2013
Earlier this month, antivirus company McAfee claimed that reports of the Koobface virus -- which hijacks Facebook accounts and, in many cases, deletes them -- were on the rise. McAfee did an about-face, saying that the high counts of Koobface were erroneous. ... [AllFacebook]

Why You Should Target Customers Through Facebook Ads - Posted June 10, 2013
Everybody markets their businesses through various mediums and, after careful research, in order to reach their goals. Marketers start with Web optimization, Google ads (pay-per-click), sponsor ads, Facebook ads, etc., depending on their needs and budgets. But how effective is advertising through Facebook? According to a recent study by ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook Activity Correlates To Box-Office Popularity - Posted June 10, 2013
Big movies love to market through Facebook, and Facebook page statistics give an accurate view of what's going on at the box office. ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Hadn't Even Heard Of Prism' Before Thursday - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg responded Friday to claims that the site had granted the U.S. government access to its servers. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Steps to Improve Graph Search - Posted June 7, 2013
Jordan Novet of GigaOM reports, "Facebook doesn't devote thousands of people to its fledgling Graph Search tool, so it needs to make improvements with minimal amounts of engineer ef... [semanticweb.com]

Breaking Into Facebook With Break Media -- An Interview With Chris Strickland - Posted June 7, 2013
On the Internet, funny and interesting videos reign supreme as the leading form of entertainment. You've most likely been exposed to them at some point: There are videos of pranks being played, and people and animals doing crazy stuff. There are countless videos of parodies, events, and the sometimes-confusing memes. While... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Aims To Make Ads Simpler, Better For Advertisers And Users - Posted June 6, 2013
Facebook announced Thursday that it is making the process of creating ads simpler and based more on objectives. The company fee... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Ability To Edit Posts - Posted June 6, 2013
The ability to edit posts has been something Facebook users have desired for quite some time. It appears that day might come soon. Facebook confirmed to AllFacebook that the site is testing the ability to allow users to edit posts they've made. Users can already edit comments, but this would be... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing A Return Of Notifications In Admin Panel - Posted June 6, 2013
In March, Facebook made a change to the admin panel for page owners, replacing the notifications space with a list of posts and reach data, as well as a button where page administrators can pay to promote posts. This was a very unwelcome change among marketers and page owners. However, many... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks Mobile Users To Verify Phone Numbers For Security - Posted June 5, 2013
Facebook recently began asking desktop users to add their phone numbers to verify their accounts and make them more secure. Now it seems that the social network is doing the same on mobile. Some Facebook mobile users have seen prompts in their mobile applications to input their phone numbers, "to help... [AllFacebook]

Secrets To Finding Success On Facebook (Without Spending Big Bucks) - Posted June 5, 2013
Brands on Facebook have found success without paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so. By promoting fan-created content, paying attention to engagement, and ... [AllFacebook]

Why Reach Is The Best Facebook Metric To Focus On - Posted June 4, 2013
Emeric Ernoult, co-founder of AgoraPulse, will speak Wednesday at the AllFacebook ... [AllFacebook]

7 Reasons I'm Thrilled About The AllFacebook Marketing Conference - Posted June 4, 2013
Each year, Mediabistro hosts the AllFacebook Marketing Conference, which provides the world a deep look into Facebook innovations and... [AllFacebook]

Through Pipe, Facebook Users Can Send 1 GB Files To Each Other - Posted June 4, 2013
Facebook's messaging system isn't optimal for transferring large files. Pipe looks to solve that problem. ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Can Facebook Likes Show How Fit Or Obese You Are? - Posted June 3, 2013
If you tend to like exercise and activity-based Facebook pages, are you in shape? Conversely, do all those likes of TV show... [AllFacebook]

HOW TO: Cut Through Facebook's News Feed Algorithm And Create A List - Posted May 31, 2013
Users who want to see all updates from friends can be at the mercy of Facebook's News Feed algorithm with the default setting, but there is a way to get around this through lists. Users can create lists of their friends (useful if you want to see what specific groups of... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Doug Purdy To Speak At Inside Social Apps Conference In San Francisco - Posted May 30, 2013
Industry leaders will flock to San Francisco next week for the Inside Social Apps conference. Doug Purdy, Facebook's director of platform products, will be on ha... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Do Friends' Facebook Recommendations Affect Buying Behavior? - Posted May 30, 2013
We've all seen friends post about how they had great customer-service experiences at stores or share offers they've claimed on Facebook. But do these posts really influence purchasing behavior? An infographic ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Prompts Mobile Users To Chat More - Posted May 30, 2013
Facebook has been trying to push its chat feature through desktop, but now users are seeing prompts to use it on mobile. On the mobile News Feed, some users are seeing a "Chat With Friends" box with buttons to chat with active friends. Facebook started promoting its chat feature more on the... [AllFacebook]

Someecards Go Viral On Facebook With Humor, Pop Culture - Posted May 30, 2013
Facebook users most likely can't go one day without seeing a someecard pop up in their News Feeds. People love them. Brands love them. They're funny, snarky, honest -- and ubiquitous throughout Facebook. Someecards Co-Founder and CEO Duncan Mitchell told AllFacebook that the site sees somewhere between 1.5 million and 2... [AllFacebook]

Nasdaq To Pay Record $10M Fine For Facebook IPO Mistakes - Posted May 29, 2013
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday the punishment for Nasdaq's mishandling of Facebook's initial public offering: a recor... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Verified Pages - Posted May 29, 2013
On Twitter, you can make sure that celebrities or popular people are really controlling accounts through verification checkmarks. Now the same feature is available on Facebook. The social network announced Wednesday that pages that are really run by highly followed people will come with marks of verification. ... [AllFacebook]

7 Examples Of Legal Facebook Cover Photos - Posted May 29, 2013
Two weeks ago, we wrote a post that was an internal case study of sorts, examining six ways to leverage a Facebook cover photo. We highlighted recent cover photos that we rotated on our page during the past couple of months, each with a different call to action or announcement. (If... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Responds To Ad Boycott, Vows To Work Harder To Prevent Hate Speech - Posted May 28, 2013
Facebook has come under fire recently, as several advertisers pulled their ca... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Polls Users On How Interesting Page Posts Are - Posted May 28, 2013
Facebook is constantly tweaking its News Feed algorithm, so users generally see the stories they will like, comment on, or share. Now the social network is starting to ask old News Feed users how interesting they find page posts in their News Feeds. Sprinkled sporadically ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Boosts The Speed Of The Activity Plugin - Posted May 28, 2013
Facebook is making its plugins work even faster. Recently, the social network rebuilt the recommendations plugin, and now it... [AllFacebook]

Visualizing Music's Popularity On Facebook - Posted May 28, 2013
People love listening to music through Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, ... [AllFacebook]

Adotomi Launches Mobile App Tracking Program for Facebook Advertising - Posted May 28, 2013
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Adotomi announced Tuesday that it has launched a program that tracks actions within mobile applications that originated from Facebook ads. The Adotomi Universal Mobile App Tracking Platform allows advertisers to see how effective their Faceb... [AllFacebook]

HOW TO: Avoid Facebook Scams - Posted May 27, 2013
Scams are all over Facebook. There are stories telling users that Facebook will end on a certain date, miracl... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Considering Leasing Floors On Broadway In NYC - Posted May 24, 2013
Sources say that Facebook is looking at leasing the seventh and eighth floors of a building on Broadway in New York, but it's unclear whether or not the company is ex... [AllFacebook]

Ashton Kutcher: Facebook Is The 'New Religion' - Posted May 24, 2013
While teenagers may not be enthusiastic about Facebook, the company has a fan in Ashton Kutcher. The actor and angel investor, who is... [AllFacebook]

Forget To Give A Birthday Gift? Facebook Reminds Users - Posted May 23, 2013
Facebook is continuing its push to get users to buy Gifts -- even after birthdays have passed. Some users have started to see, when they click on their birthday notification, prompts to buy a Gift for users who have already had their birthdays. Facebook also lets users know who has birthdays... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Trying To Give Users More Control, Richer Experiences With Apps - Posted May 23, 2013
People are increasingly engaging with Facebook-connected applications such as ... [AllFacebook]

PageData: NHL Playoff Teams Go Head-To-Head On Facebook - Posted May 22, 2013
While 8 National Hockey League teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the clubs are also battling it out on Facebook. Fans all over the world flock to the teams' Facebook pages for scoring updates, photos, as well as other updates throughout the playoffs. Using ... [AllFacebook]

Workout App Endomondo Strengthens Its Ties With Facebook - Posted May 22, 2013
Working out is becoming a more social experience, with Facebook friends offering support on a tough hill or the homestretch. ... [AllFacebook]

AdRoll Announces Self-Service Retargeting For Facebook News Feed Ads - Posted May 22, 2013
AdRoll, a Facebook Exchange partner, announced Wednesday that it has ... [AllFacebook]

Why Life Without Facebook's News Feed Algorithm Would Suck - Posted May 22, 2013
Facebook has an algorithm (externally known as EdgeRank) that determines who sees which posts at which times. It's meant to... [AllFacebook]

Nutella's Incredible, Unbelievable, Completely Inexplicable--but Totally Legal--PR Blunder - Posted May 21, 2013
We're sorry, but let's be candid about what is going on here: this blog post is a formality. By now most PR industry professionals and fans of Nutella know that Ferrero, the corporate overlord of the coveted Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread, ... [FishbowlDC]

REPORT: Teens Still Use Facebook (And Can Master Privacy Settings) - Posted May 21, 2013
Yes, teenagers use Facebook. And although whether or not they'll be using Facebook in a few years remains to be seen, the s... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gifting Platform Boomerang Hits 1 Million Gift Milestone - Posted May 20, 2013
Boomerang, which allows users to give gifts to their Facebook friends, announced Monday that 1 million gifts have been claimed on the platform. Three-quarters of the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches Offers For Android - Posted May 17, 2013
Facebook announced Friday that it is making offers available to Android users. In April, Facebook made mobile offers available to iOS users. Facebook pointed out that these offers posts will have a simplified layout with larger images and clear call to action buttons (Get Offer/Shop Now). Facebook also say... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Appeals Decision Saying 'Likes' Aren't Protected By Free Speech - Posted May 17, 2013
Facebook is appealing a ruling made last year over a dispute regarding a Facebook like as free and prot... [AllFacebook]

Could Facebook Beat Yahoo And Purchase Tumblr? - Posted May 17, 2013
Myriad reports have said that Facebook has a problem with teen users eschewing the site for social networks such as Tumblr. A few sources have reported Friday that Yahoo ma... [AllFacebook]

A Look At Facebook In The Year Since Its IPO - Posted May 17, 2013
On May 18, 2012, Facebook became a publicly traded company. Facebook's stock has had some definite peaks and valleys since then. The value of the company has yet to reach its opening mark of $38 per share, settling in the $26-$28 neighborhood. MarketWatch compiled a timeline of Facebook's year after the... [AllFacebook]

5 Changes That Would Greatly Improve Facebook - Posted May 17, 2013
Many of Facebook's more than 1 billion monthly active users would agree -- the site is great, but could use some improvement. As users complain about ads, a cluttered and confusing interface, and several other things, there are a few things that Facebook could implement to make the site much more... [AllFacebook]

Restaurant That Had Major Profanity-Laced Meltdown via Facebook Now Says it Was Hacked - Posted May 17, 2013
At some point, back-peddling is no longer a viable damage control option. We'd say that point comes somewhere between screaming obscenities in all caps at critics via Facebook, and hurling vague threats while claiming to be a superhero backed by God himself. Yeah, that happened. After Gordon Ramsay... [FishbowlDC]

Examining How Married Women Change (Or Keep) Their Last Names On Facebook - Posted May 16, 2013
Facebook recently wondered if younger married women were more apt to keep or change their last names after ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Introducing Facebook For Google Glass - Posted May 16, 2013
While there have been two unofficial Facebook applications for Google Glass, Google announced Thursday at its I/O conference that an ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Designers On Building News Feed: 'We Can Make This Better For People' - Posted May 16, 2013
To build the redesigned News Feed, Facebook designers quarantined themselves into a plush living room-style office... [AllFacebook]

The Colonel's Secret Recipe Unites the World - Posted May 16, 2013
On a planet divided by violent political, sectarian, and international rifts, it's nice to know that sworn enemies can share a deep admiration for one historical figure who was so much more than a man. Years ago, this misunderstood prophet dared to buck the tide and bring humanity together in the... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Adds Star Rating Recommendations To Desktop Pages - Posted May 15, 2013
Recommendations are a huge part of Graph Search. When users seek restaurants or bookstores their friends have liked, Facebook shows the average amount of stars their friends have assigned when rating those places. Previously, star ratings were available only through mobile and through random sidebar polling, but ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Average Facebook Page Performance For April 2013 - Posted May 15, 2013
Wondering if your Facebook page is doing OK? Quintly recently released its report for the average Facebook page performance in April. The infographic breaks page performance down in terms of size, so you're not comparing the page for your mom-and-pop store to one that has 3 million fans. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Platform Viralheat Launches IPhone App - Posted May 15, 2013
Viralheat, a Facebook marketing platform, announced Wednesday a way that users can manage their Facebook pages on the go, with an ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests 'Post' Button On Top Bar - Posted May 15, 2013
Facebook wants users to be able to post to the News Feed from anywhere on the site, even when they are already on the News Feed. Some users are seeing a post button on the top of the site. Facebook was testing a similar button in March. Along the top bar on... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Strategic Partnerships Manager Ime Archibong Talks News Feed, Timeline Redesigns - Posted May 14, 2013
Over the past few months, Facebook has undergone a serious face-lift, with Timeline and ... [AllFacebook]

Bing Gets More Social with Facebook Likes - Posted May 14, 2013
Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, "Bing's social sidebar, which shows relevant entries from your Facebook friends, Twitter, Klout, Quo... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Brings Structured Status Updates To Mobile Web - Posted May 14, 2013
You know those status updates that say that someone is watching "Game of Thrones" or eating McDonald's? Now users can post these updates from mobile. Sister site ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Puts New Message Prompt At The Bottom Of Screen - Posted May 14, 2013
Previously, when Facebook users wanted to start new messages, the prompt was an overlay that took over the entire screen. Now it appears that the social network is testing a way to remove the clutter and put new messages down at the bottom of the screen with the rest of users'... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook Reigns Supreme In South Asia - Posted May 14, 2013
Facebook is handily winning the battle of social networks in south Asia. According to a new study by Jana, Facebook is the social ne... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Events Aggregator HugeCity Announces IOS App - Posted May 13, 2013
Wondering what to do this weekend and want to see where the hotspots are in your city? HugeCity mines Facebook's public event data to bring it all together. Now HugeCity has an iOS application, as well as a fresh look ... [AllFacebook]

What Brands Are Really Doing on Instagram - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook has spread itself all over the map with the help of its photo-sharing app, Instagram. Since Facebook brought the versatile photo editing and sharing tool into the fold in 2012, the platform has seen 2 million likes, comments and shares of Instagram photos. Brands are starting to experiment with the... [AllFacebook]

Upworthy Uses Its Facebook Page, Social Plugins To Grow - Posted May 13, 2013
Upworthy wants to share content with the world -- and use Facebook to do so. The company is in the developer's showc... [AllFacebook]

Google to Win the Semantic Search Race? - Posted May 13, 2013
David Amerland of Imassera recently shared his opinion on why he thinks Google will win the ... [semanticweb.com]

STUDY: More Top Brands Flock To Instagram - Posted May 13, 2013
Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site's photo-sharing network, ... [AllFacebook]

A Guide To Marketing On Facebook Home - Posted May 11, 2013
Facebook has recently shared that on Facebook Home, engagement with the social network has increased 25 percent compare... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Prompts Users To Buy Mom A Facebook Gift - Posted May 10, 2013
Mother's Day is this Sunday. If you haven't bought something for your mom, Facebook wants to solve that problem. Facebook is prompting some users to buy a Facebook Gift for their mother. Additionally, cloud-based video service Grovo wants to let users know that a great gift f... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Top Attorney Ted Ullyot Leaves Company - Posted May 10, 2013
Ted Ullyot, who has been Facebook's general counsel since 2008, is leaving the company. ... [AllFacebook]

Now It's Possible To Comment On, Like Facebook Posts Directly From Bing's Social Sidebar - Posted May 10, 2013
Facebook and Bing are continually growing closer together, especially through the search engine's Social Sidebar. ... [AllFacebook]

U.S. Facebook Users Becoming More Mobile-Centric - Posted May 10, 2013
Contrary to an erroneous report in The Guardian last week, Facebook isn't losing users in the U.... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Pages Layout For Android - Posted May 10, 2013
A few weeks ago, Facebook updated the layout for pages on iOS and mobile web, bringing information such as a map and a call button to the top. Friday, Facebook will start rolling out this update for Android. A Facebook spokesperson commented on the changes to the layout... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook Home The Test Version Of A Mobile Platform? - Posted May 9, 2013
When Facebook introduced Home, as well as the flagship ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: Renovations Are Coming To Home - Posted May 9, 2013
On the Google Play store, Facebook Home users have made their voices heard. As of Thursday, there are more than 8,300 one-star reviews of t... [AllFacebook]

Instagram for Brands: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back - Posted May 9, 2013
Every brand on Earth is chomping at the bit to place official ads on the rapidly growing Instagram, but parent company Facebook continues to ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's First Home Update Coming Thursday - Posted May 9, 2013
Many users have been unhappy with Facebook Home, the company's mobile platform on Android. Facebook will relea... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Two More Scholarships For Women - Posted May 9, 2013
Taking a lead from its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook is looking to give mor... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Best Practices for Journos: Optimize Graph Tags, and Your Editorial Staff - Posted May 9, 2013
When Facebook released their Best Practices guide for media last wee... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman Joins The Social + Capital Partnership - Posted May 8, 2013
Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman, who has contributed to pretty much every aspect of the site -- Timeline, chat, photos, videos, and more -- has left the company for an... [AllFacebook]

Cost Of Facebook Home Flagship Device HTC First Drops To $0.99 - Posted May 8, 2013
The HTC First, announced as the flagship Android device for Facebook Home, now costs less than a fast-food cheeseburger (well, before taxes and fees). AT&T has discounted the price of the HTC First from $99.99 to $0.99, with a two-year agreement. Recently, AT&T changed the pr... [AllFacebook]

Open Compute Project Focusing On Connecting Networking Hardware - Posted May 8, 2013
The Open Compute Project, a Facebook-started consortium aimed at making data storage more efficient, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Add More Support For Emoji Within Status Updates, Comments - Posted May 8, 2013
If you've noticed more friends posting colorful status updates and more descriptive emoticons in comments, you're not alone. Facebook announced Wednesday that it is adding more support for emoji -- a standardized set of emoticons and picture characters. Starting Wednesday, Facebook will roll out support for emoji in comments and status updates,... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Optimizing Images To Get Through Facebook's News Feed Algorithm - Posted May 8, 2013
Many Facebook marketers agree that images are the most powerful type of posts for pages seeking engagement. But with Facebook's page post sorting algorithm (externally known as EdgeRank), only a fraction of a page's fans will see posts. How can pages ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook (Unofficially) Lands On Google Glass - Posted May 7, 2013
Although it's only available to a super-select few, Facebook already has a home on Google Glass. It's not the official Facebook application, but ... [AllFacebook]

Spirit Airlines Profits from the Public's Humanity - Posted May 7, 2013
Sigh, another airline PR kerfuffle, this time involving the bare-bones Florida-based Spirit Airlines... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook: The New Rolodex for Journalists - Posted May 7, 2013
Our sister site SocialTimes recently spoke to Vadim Lavrusik, manager of Facebook's journalism program. Lavrusik talked about why Facebook is the Rolodex of today's journalists and how they can use the so... [10,000 Words]

Ribbon Brings Together Facebook Friends When Traveling - Posted May 7, 2013
Say you're planning a big trip to New York. You want to get in touch with friends to go to a movie or a concert while you're in the Big Apple, but can't remember ex... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Show Clients The Value Of Facebook - Posted May 6, 2013
Even though Facebook has more than 1 billion monthly active users, many businesses are still unconvinced that having a presence on the social network can help. So how can you convince companies to at least open and operate Facebook pages? ShortStack and DashBurst compiled seven ways to make your... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Joins Fortune 500 - Posted May 6, 2013
Facebook is in some great company right now, with Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo, ... [AllFacebook]

Avast Acquires Facebook App Security Firm Secure.me - Posted May 6, 2013
Secure.me, a watchdog for Facebook application security, has been acquired by ... [AllFacebook]

TechWyse Releases Tool To See If Facebook Ads Pass 20 Percent Rule - Posted May 6, 2013
Many Facebook marketers fear the site's rule that photo advertisements must contain no more than 20 percent text, mainly because there's not a great way to tell be... [AllFacebook]

PropelAd Lets Facebook Page Admins Know Which Posts To Promote - Posted May 3, 2013
While other Facebook page management utilities track engagement and metrics in real time, trying to figure out which post to promote (and when) is still somewhat of an inexact science. Rece... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Facebook's Graph Search Affects Your Privacy - Posted May 3, 2013
As Graph Search starts to roll out to more users (it's still in limited beta, with no date set for global rollout), people may be worried about how it affects their privacy. Marketo recently published an infographic, showing how users can update their profile information to ensure that noth... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reaches Settlement In Timelines.com Lawsuit - Posted May 3, 2013
Facebook reached a settlement with Timelines.com, which ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: 18 Sweet Tips For Facebook Page Posts - Posted May 3, 2013
Taking some inspiration from Candy Crush Saga, PostRocket came up with 18 tasty tips for better Facebook page management. If you're looking for a boost when you post to your Facebook page, indulge you... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Outlines Best Practices For Journalists - Posted May 2, 2013
As the recent tragedy in Boston showed, Facebook can be a valuable resource for journalists looking to spread the news, as well as to connect with readers and sources. Facebook recently ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Not Concerned With Reports Of Young Users Avoiding Site - Posted May 2, 2013
It seems like on a monthly basis, there's been a report or study that says teens and young adults are ... [AllFacebook]

The Downfall of Facebook Graph Search? - Posted May 2, 2013
Matthew Syrett of PBS Media Shift recently shared his thoughts on the flaws of Facebook's graph search. He writes, "With ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Rolls Out Trusted Contacts - Posted May 2, 2013
Having your password compromised on Facebook is a terrible ordeal. But now there's a way to safely restore your information, with the help of close fri... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Wants To Make News Feed Ads Better, But Will Brands Comply? - Posted May 1, 2013
Facebook has been aggressively rolling out new advertising vehicles over the past few months, but it appe... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Revenue Dips Globally In 2013 Q1 - Posted May 1, 2013
Although Facebook's overall revenue took a hit from the fourth quarter of the 2012 fiscal year, the company earned $1.25 billion in ad revenue in the first quarter of 2013 -- 30 percent of which came from mobile ads. Total revenue hit $1.46 billion, a 38 percent increase from the first... [AllFacebook]

Visualizing Marketing Success On Instagram Takes Imagination - Posted May 1, 2013
Facebook-owned photo sharing network Instagram is starting to become more ... [AllFacebook]

Nielsen: Facebook Declining In U.S. And On Desktop - Posted May 1, 2013
According to market research firm Nielsen, the use of Facebook is declining in the U.S. and on desktop. A... [AllFacebook]

10 Questions Your Facebook Marketing Consultant Better Be Able to Answer - Posted May 1, 2013
If you don't work on cars, how do you know your mechanic isn't ripping you off? And if he's honest, he could still be inefficient -- and that costs you money. It seems like everyone on Facebook is a self-proclaimed social media ... [AllFacebook]

What Others Are Predicting About Facebook's 1Q Earnings Call - Posted April 30, 2013
Wednesday, Facebook will announce how well it did financially in the first quarter of this fiscal year... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: The History Of Facebook's Privacy Changes - Posted April 30, 2013
Privacy changes are usually what draw the ire of most Facebook users, and it's something that the site is hoping to change through better education and clearer directions. According to a recent infographic from Webpage FX,... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Mobile Location Pages: How Businesses Can Take Advantage - Posted April 30, 2013
Recently, Facebook began rolling out a global redesign of its mobile location pages. The intention of this redesign seems to be focused not only on making it easier to find business' physical locations, but also simplifying interactions between users and businesses on Facebook mobile. ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Facebook Guide To Travel - Posted April 30, 2013
Facebook users love to travel. It's one of the most-talked about topics, and Facebook has also changed the ways people travel. An infographic by Co-operative Travel and Neomam Studios breaks down some of the hottest destinations... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Platform Viralheat Adds Social Login And Explore Features - Posted April 30, 2013
Viralheat, which allows users to better manage their Facebook pages, announced Tuesday that ... [AllFacebook]

Budweiser's 'Buddy Cup' Wants to Be Your Facebook Friend - Posted April 30, 2013
Finally, it's here. If you've ever been out drinking and met someone to think only moments later, "Errr, what was her name again?" your prayers have been answered. Budweiser has released its "Buddy Cup" which (as the video above explains) allows fellow imbibers to become ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Gifting App EGifter Starts Using Algorithm To Go Beyond Birthdays - Posted April 29, 2013
Several Facebook gifting applications have relied upon the birthday to get users to interact. But eGifter, the app from ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Facebook Recaps 2013 Game Developers Conference - Posted April 29, 2013
Last month, Facebook announced some major milestones for games and laid out plans for the future for roughly 300 people at the Game Developers Conference in... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Nixes Option Allowing Users To See Only Posts From Friends On A Page - Posted April 29, 2013
Previously, users could visit Facebook pages and choose to see posts from their friends. However, as sister site Inside Facebook discovered recently, that option is no longer there. Now, users can only see posts by the pages and posts by fans, but not posts by their ... [AllFacebook]

Lead Android Designer On Facebook Home: 'They Did A Nice Job' - Posted April 29, 2013
One of the first questions after Facebook announced Home, which takes over the home screen from Android, was what Google thought of the product. Google's direct... [AllFacebook]

Visualizing Facebook's Social Graph - Posted April 29, 2013
It's probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It's also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about... [AllFacebook]

HOW TO: Unfollow A Post In The New Facebook News Feed - Posted April 26, 2013
You know what happens when you're among the first to comment on a Facebook post where a friend announces a new job, an engagement, or anything else that produces a stream of "Congratulations." Your phone ends up constantly buzzing, and the notifications area is always active. But there's a way to... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Jim Breyer Will Leave Facebook's Board Of Directors In June - Posted April 26, 2013
Jim Breyer, who has been on Facebook's Board of Directors since 2005, will leave his position in June, according to a ... [AllFacebook]

Is Pinterest Cutting Into Facebook's Market Share? - Posted April 26, 2013
While marketers figure out how to convert sales on Facebook, it appears that Pinterest is ... [AllFacebook]

The Future of Search - Posted April 26, 2013
Barbara Starr of Search Engine Land reports, "In a June 2010 Semantic Web Meetup in San Diego, Peter Mika of Yahoo!'s research division gave a presentation entitled, 'The future face of Search is Semantic for Facebook, Google and Yahoo!' As the ti... [semanticweb.com]

When News Breaks, How Does Facebook React? - Posted April 26, 2013
The recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon showed the expanding role of social media when it comes to the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Director Of Engineering For Ads Reportedly Heads To Quora - Posted April 25, 2013
John Hegeman, Facebook's Director of Engineering for Ads, is apparently leaving the company to join Quora. He posted to his private timeline Thursday that it is his las... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Mobile Cloud App Platform Parse - Posted April 25, 2013
Facebook has been acquiring plenty of talent to help the company grow on mobile. Earlier this week, Facebook acquired the ... [AllFacebook]

Datalogix, Which Presents Offline Purchasing Data To Facebook, Raises $25M In Series B Funding - Posted April 25, 2013
In an effort to attract advertisers, Facebook has partnered with firms such as Datalogix to find out how the social network influences online purchasing behavior. These eff... [AllFacebook]

Post Planner Launches Time Zone-Specific Facebook Posting Feature - Posted April 25, 2013
So your company is based in San Francisco, but you've got a big fan base in Berlin. Posting to your Facebook page at 3 p.m. from California means it's midnight in... [AllFacebook]

Johnson & Johnson Loves You Very, Very Much - Posted April 25, 2013
After a 10-year hiatus, Johnson & Johnson is back in the brand identity game. A slew of recent recalls, law suits and bad press, have undermined J& J's relationship with the pubic and the corporate juggernaut knows it's ... [FishbowlDC]

Leveraging The Power of Facebook Advertising: Three Things To Know - Posted April 25, 2013
We know that brands will only see meaningful engagement when they put people at the center of their Facebook strategies. But even with insightful, brilliant creative ideas executed perfectly, it's still highly unlikely that most fans will see a given post. In fact, you may have heard the dreaded 16 percent... [AllFacebook]

'Excedrin' Manages to Make Migraines into a Fun Facebook Sweepstakes - Posted April 25, 2013
Ever feel like you're living in The Truman Show and every ad you see is geared directly at you? While we know that this is becoming more and more true with targeted online ads, it still never fails to freak me out when I am merrily going about my business, and... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Page Admin Panel Trades Mediocrity for Monetization - Posted April 24, 2013
The notifications panel on Facebook's page admin panel wasn't ideal. The hodgepodge mix of recent fan engagement with your posts was imperfect, confusingly splitting lik... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Shows In News Feed When Friends Are Available To Chat - Posted April 24, 2013
Facebook is using News Feed to show users when their friends are online and able to chat. Many people noticed Wednesday that there's a green dot next to some users' names in News Feed, indicating that they're currently online and have chat turned on. It only appears on status updates, not... [AllFacebook]

ThingLink's Interactive Images Coming to Facebook - Posted April 23, 2013
Helsinki-based ThingLink today began allowing its users to post on Facebook the interactive images they create with its tool. ThingLink allows users to place links to multimedia content inside on image on the Web. Such images may now become part of users' Facebook Timelines. "Images are becoming forums for conversation and discovery that... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Elements Of A Perfect Facebook Contest App - Posted April 23, 2013
Contests are all over Facebook -- some are fun and play by the rules, others are boring or illegal. ShortStack put together an interesting infographic that offers tips for brands and pages that want to create a Facebook contes... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Newest Acqu-Hire: Spaceport - Posted April 23, 2013
Facebook's mobile efforts got a push recently as the company acquired the team behind ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: Change To Page Admin Panel 'Wasn't Meant To Push Promotions' - Posted April 23, 2013
Last month, Facebook page owners started to see a change in their main admin panel, as notifications were replaced with grea... [AllFacebook]

How Should Brands Respond to Tragedy on Social Media? - Posted April 23, 2013
This post was co-written by the author and his wife, ... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Confirms Altoona Data Center - Posted April 23, 2013
A day after an Iowa newspaper reported that Facebook's next data center would be bui... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gives Pages On Mobile A Sleeker Design - Posted April 23, 2013
Facebook has redesigned the way mobile users view pages. The company announced Tuesday that pages will take on a sleeker look, making it easier for users to like, message, call, as well as see if a business is open. Users can also easily see how many times they've checked into place-bas... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gives IOS Users News Feed Sorting Options - Posted April 23, 2013
The sorting options present in Facebook's redesigned News Feed for desktop have made their way to the iOS application. Many iOS users have seen a prompt on their main screen to see more feed... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Strategic PMD Nanigans Closes $6M Round Of Funding - Posted April 23, 2013
Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer Nanigans is getting bigger. The company... [AllFacebook]

'Watched' And 'Want To Watch,' Are Now Options On Facebook's IOS App - Posted April 22, 2013
Facebook is expanding its options on mobile with regard to letting users post about media they want to experience. Previously, a user could click on a book that a friend posted about through a sponsored story and say that they've read or want to read. ... [AllFacebook]

Hello Social Launches To Help Facebook Marketers With Engaging Promotions - Posted April 22, 2013
Hello Social, a startup from Canada, announced recently that it has launched its service aimed at helping marketers on Facebook and other social media sites create engaging ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Why Are Developers Planning Away From Facebook? - Posted April 22, 2013
Zynga isn't the only developer trying to be more independent from Facebook. Others are following suit, looking elsewhere to gain popularity. How... [AllFacebook]

How Does Facebook Affect TV Viewership? - Posted April 22, 2013
Facebook has been pushing users to share more of what they love, especially through structured status updates. U... [AllFacebook]

TweetDeck Apps and Social Commerce App Flattr Felled by Twitter's API Rules - Posted April 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_124673" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image via Flattr[/caption] In its ongoing efforts to police how its data is used by third-party apps, Twitter this week shut down mobile TweetDeck apps, Facebook integration with TweetDeck an... [AllFacebook]

TweetDeck's Facebook Integration Ends May 7 - Posted April 19, 2013
Pretty soon, TweetDeck users will not be able to manage their Facebook accounts. ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Teens Tired Of Facebook? - Posted April 19, 2013
One of the main topics concerning Facebook now is whether or not teenagers are getting tired of the site, or are avoiding the social network completely because it's not cool. Younger users also likely have reservations about joining a site where their parents are, preferring Tumblr and ot... [AllFacebook]

How the Pros Use Pinterest to Build Buzz - Posted April 19, 2013
Fast Company recently reported that Pinterest was not only one of the most visited sites in the country, but also that purchases made through the site bring in twice the revenue per order than through Fa... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Wants To Know How You Feel About App Center - Posted April 18, 2013
Facebook's App Center is approaching its one year anniversary, and Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Android's Facebook Messenger App Gets VoIP Calling - Posted April 18, 2013
Facebook's war against the call feature of a phone continues. TechCrunch re... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Page Admins Can Promote Posts From Native App - Posted April 18, 2013
Facebook is giving page administrators more options through its iOS and Android native applications. AllFacebook reader Matteo Gamba of Wimdu recently realized that he is able to promote posts through his iOS app. This feature is also available on Android. Previously... [AllFacebook]

GM Is Back On Facebook, But Is It To Make Fans? - Posted April 18, 2013
So General Motors is back on Facebook. Less than one year after its very public split from Facebook, right before the social network's initial p... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Personal Information Are You Sharing On Facebook? - Posted April 17, 2013
As a former con man once pointed out, the more personal information you have publicly on Facebook, the easier it is for an identity thief to strike. NextAdvisor.com compiled an infographic showing how often identity thieves use social media, and what kind of information Facebook users share. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Expands Promoted Posts Option To 'Everyone' - Posted April 17, 2013
Facebook has been tweaking the options within promoted posts for pages, but social media expert Jon Loomer noticed recently that page admins can now promote posts to everyone on the social network. Loomer ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Groups To Timeline - Posted April 17, 2013
Facebook has added yet another module to the refreshed Timeline design: Groups. Starting Wednesday, users will see a place on their Timelines showing open groups they've joined. Facebook says this is another way to show off their interests with others who visit their profile. This module will only show open groups... [AllFacebook]

Calendo Sorts Through Facebook Events, Recommends The Best - Posted April 17, 2013
At this moment, you probably have dozens of Facebook event invitations -- birthday parties, reunions, concerts, poetry readings, and the random "I have a new phone an... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook Hoping To Gain More Influence In Asia With Stickers? - Posted April 16, 2013
If you looked at Facebook's introduction of stickers to messaging (snuck in the latest iOS update) and wondered why they're on your phone, you're pr... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Partner Category Targeting: Is Your Head Spinning Yet? - Posted April 16, 2013
Recently, Facebook announced something called partner category targeting, which lets us run ads based on a user's retail shopping behavior and other offline information. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Chat Heads, Stickers Coming To IOS - Posted April 16, 2013
Although Apple will likely not cede the iPhone's home screen for Facebook Home, iOS users Tuesday will get access to Chat Heads capability. Facebook announced that iPhone and iPad users will have this update sometime Tuesday and be able to use the company's newest messaging feature. Additionally, iPad own... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Partners With Rovi For Entertainment Metadata To Enhance User, Developer Experience - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook is integrating into its platform Rovi Video's descriptive information on millions of TV shows, movies, celebrities, sports events and more. The partnership should help users flesh out more details in their entertainment likes and status updates that tag their movi... [semanticweb.com]

News Of Boston Marathon Explosions Spreads Through Facebook - Posted April 15, 2013
Not long after two explosions reportedly killed two people and injured several others Monday at the Boston Marathon, people started using Facebook to not only share news, but to share well wishes for those involved and donate to the American Red Cross. Runners and spectators on the scene have also ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Mobile Can Be A More Important Medium Than TV - Posted April 15, 2013
Facebook earlier this month launched Home, which essentially makes Facebook the platform on selected Android phones. The move wa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Prompts Old News Feed Users To Examine Acquaintances - Posted April 15, 2013
For users who have not transitioned over to the redesigned News Feed, Facebook is prompting them to add friends with whom they don't talk much to their acquaintances lists. Users on this list are then designated as low priority and will show up less ofte... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Facebook's Post-Sorting Algorithm - Posted April 15, 2013
Facebook's News Feed is sorted by an algorithm that many people call ... [AllFacebook]

HOW TO: See More (Or Less) Of Your Friend's Facebook Posts - Posted April 12, 2013
Not everyone is a fan of Facebook's post-sorting algorithm, which determines News Feed placement based on with whom users would be most likely to engage. But if you're trying to see more of your best friend's Facebook posts, or fewer from a habitual oversharer, there is a way to ... [AllFacebook]

Nicholas Felton, A Timeline Designer, Leaves Facebook - Posted April 12, 2013
Facebook Product Designer Nicholas Felton, one of the main inspirations behind Timeline... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Home Is Now Available On Select Android Devices - Posted April 12, 2013
The most recent Facebook innovation is now live. ... [AllFacebook]

The Dangers Of Facebook Sweepstakes And Contests - Posted April 12, 2013
Promotions can be a great way to build your Facebook community and increase engagement with your fans. They offe... [AllFacebook]

Netflix Already Using Facebook To Break Company News - Posted April 11, 2013
It didn't take long for Netflix to start informing investors through Facebook. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that companies can keep investors abreast of news through Fac... [AllFacebook]

HOW TO: Block Event Invites From A Friend - Posted April 11, 2013
Tired of event invites from friends you haven't talked to in three years who live across the country? There's a way to fix that, without having the awkward conversation asking them to stop inviting you. Facebook recently made it harder for event administrators to invite large swaths of friends -- a... [AllFacebook]

How Many Pages Does The Average Facebook User Like? - Posted April 11, 2013
Facebook has been making a push to get users to like more pages. It appears to be working. As Socialbakers notes, the average Facebook user in 2009 liked 4.5 pages. Now that figure has risen to 40. In the U.S., Facebook users ... [AllFacebook]

Why Pay-Per-Click Tool Vendors Are Struggling On Facebook - Posted April 11, 2013
Three years ago, you could drastically reduce your cost per click by just running a ton of ads. The mainstream pay-per-click vendors, experienced with Google, applied their same techniques to Fac... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Changes Icons For Status Update Box - Posted April 11, 2013
With the redesigned News Feed, Facebook has been making little aesthetic changes in the icons native to notifications and the status update box. The icons accompanying actions such as "Update Status" and "Add Photos/Video" recently got a bit of a redesign. The changes appear for some users who have the ... [AllFacebook]

MTV Movie Awards To Feature Facebook Integration - Posted April 10, 2013
The MTV Movie Awards April 14 will feature the social network ... [AllFacebook]

The Problem With Social Ads: It's Not Facebook, It's You - Posted April 10, 2013
As a digital marketer, I'm reading far too many articles taking jabs at the Facebook advertising platform. The argument ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks Page Admins To Promote Most Engaging Posts - Posted April 10, 2013
Facebook has been trying new ways to get page administrators to pay to promote posts. Most recently, the social network tweaked the wording on the "promote" button on the admin page. Now, Facebook is placing a module on select News Feeds, asking page admins to promote recent posts that... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Has A Nigerian Problem With Targeting - Posted April 10, 2013
No, I didn't receive an email from Princess Zuckerberg asking me to save her family fortune from the hands of the rebel forces. This is not the typical Nigerian 419 scam... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: What Do Millennials Like On Facebook? - Posted April 10, 2013
One of the most important groups on Facebook -- in terms of marketing -- is millennials. These young adults are the most active on Facebo... [AllFacebook]

GM, Facebook Renew Advertising Relationship - Posted April 9, 2013
A few days before Facebook's initial public offering last year, General Motors pulled its $10 million advertising campaign from the social network, unhappy that it ... [AllFacebook]

Pondering Advertising On Facebook Home - Posted April 9, 2013
When users start getting Facebook Home on Android devices, there won't be paid advertising. But much like other Facebook products, it's lik... [AllFacebook]

7 Tips for Building a Better Hashtag Strategy - Posted April 9, 2013
Hashtags aren't just for tweeters anymore. Now that Vine and Facebook have announced "trending hashtag" features, every social media promo campaign must have a well-chosen hashtag, and yesterday an amusing story reminded us how important the strategy behind these tags can be. Basically, some wise guy tweeted #nowthatcherisdead to... [FishbowlDC]

5 Tips For Mastering Mobile Facebook Advertising - Posted April 9, 2013
Recently, eMarketer announced that mobile Facebook advertising now receives more mobile display advertising dollars than... [AllFacebook]

Looks Like Vine Is Here to Stay - Posted April 9, 2013
Our readers may be forgiven for responding to Twitter's Vine app with a shrug and a "meh." When we first saw it, we were very skeptical of reports that it was the hot new thing among the kids who've apparently grown bored with Facebook and don't follow politics or tech news... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Starts Placing Restrictions On Event Invites - Posted April 8, 2013
Facebook users who manage events with hundreds of people involved (or who simply invite their entire friend lists) will start meeting some friction. As noticed by an AllFacebook reader and by social media expert Mari Smith, Facebook is restricting invitations on events. Now, users ... [AllFacebook]

Users Cop To Checking Facebook While Drunk, At Work, Or On The Toilet - Posted April 8, 2013
Facebook's mobile push means that more people can access the social network from anywhere. Many people take Facebook with them to work, to the movies, to the bar, and to the toilet. A new chart from CreditDonkey shows that 52 percent of Facebook users who participated in a March survey ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Paid Celebrity Messaging In The U.K. - Posted April 8, 2013
Much to many users' chagrins, Facebook is testing a service that forces users to pay $1 to message people to whom they aren't connected. It'll ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Makes It Easier For Developers To Create Open Graph Actions - Posted April 8, 2013
One month after Facebook gave developers more options for Open Graph actions, the site is making it easier for those developers to create engaging stories, as well as to set up collections for users' ... [AllFacebook]

The G-Rated Parenting Blog Facebook Doesn't Want You To See* - Posted April 8, 2013
The Tumblr blog Reasons My Son Is Crying is only 6 days old and already has an enthusiastic following. That's because the site's chronicle of the very specific logic behind a toddler's meltdowns is familiar to anyone who has ever cared for young children, or even used to be one. Reasons... [FishbowlLA]

Facebook Answers Privacy Questions About Home - Posted April 5, 2013
When Facebook announced Home, a heavily integrated mobile platform for Android phones, many people were worried that it represented just another invasion of pri... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Allows Mobile Users To Add Media That They 'Want To' Experience - Posted April 5, 2013
When Facebook updated Timeline recently, the company added more opportunities for users to give feedback on things they wanted to read or watch. Now it appears that Facebook is testing this capability on mobile. ... [AllFacebook]

12 Tricks The Pros Use To Hack Facebook - Posted April 5, 2013
A total of 40 percent of all interaction on Facebook occurs in the News Feed, yet most brands experienced a 47 percent drop in reach in the past six months. How can you get your reach back? ... [AllFacebook]

Could Facebook and LinkedIn's New Features Help PR Pros? - Posted April 5, 2013
Two of social media's leading lights have debuted new or slightly different features this week. First, via our sister site AllFacebook, Zuckerberg and company appear to be toying with new names for the "promote" button. Alternatives include "boost post", "advertise post" and "get more reach." At first glance this appears to be... [FishbowlDC]

Brands Can Make Their Own Damn Instagram Ads - Posted April 5, 2013
Instagram is in a bit of a pickle. After backtracking on its "brands can co-opt users' photos and use them in promo campaigns" deal, Facebook's hottest "food porn" property has hit a few bumps in creating new "sponsored" revenue streams. Brands, of course, are all anxious to advertise themselves on a... [FishbowlDC]

HOW TO: Avoid Photo Fails In Facebook's Redesigned News Feed - Posted April 5, 2013
Not long after Facebook announced its redesigned News Feed, with its heavy emphasis on photos, many brands' images looked improperly cropped for this new format. Images were centered on peoples' waists, with text on their heads. Facebook recently revealed to AllFacebook the off... [AllFacebook]

Tina Brown Urges Women to "Lean ON" Companies to Do Better - Posted April 5, 2013
  At Newsweek Daily Beast's fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Tina Brown said the glass ceiling is a "luxury" compared to the atrociti... [MediaJobsDaily]

A Tour Of Facebook's Home On Android - Posted April 4, 2013
It's not exactly a Facebook phone. It's not exactly a Facebook application. It's Home, and it will be on select Android devices starting April 12. The company announced Thursday that the HTC First, as pr... [AllFacebook]

Oh, Right: Facebook Did Something Today! - Posted April 4, 2013
Calm down, everyone: Facebook will not provide you with a shiny blue smartphone. What it will do is take over the phone you'd planned to buy next month. Today's Zuckerberg press conference served as the launch of the new "Facebook Home", a sort of app cluster that will dominate a specially... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Doesn't Kill Productivity After All - Posted April 4, 2013
Does your company prohibit you from accessing Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube at work? Quite a few do, citing the ability of cute animal videos and status updates to distract employees from the work at hand. But according to ... [FishbowlDC]

For Facebook Ads, How Targeted Is Too Targeted? - Posted April 3, 2013
It's no secret that Facebook in recent years has become a data company. The more data Facebook has about its users -- such as gender, e... [AllFacebook]

For IOS Users, Facebook's Nearby Feature Becomes Local Search - Posted April 3, 2013
When Facebook announced Graph Search earlier this year, the natural question was, "When will this be on mobile?" It appears that Facebook is trying to push more search queries onto its mobile application (instead of apps such as Foursquare and Yelp). As Inside Facebook Editor Brittany Darwell ... [AllFacebook]

How A Company Gained Younger Customers Through Facebook Marketing - Posted April 3, 2013
Probiotic yogurt products that are aimed at digestive health aren't always the most exciting things. However, Lifeway Foods has used Facebook to not only grow awareness of the brand, but to ma... [AllFacebook]

SEC Allows Companies To Announce News To Investors Through Facebook - Posted April 2, 2013
Soon, investors will be able to learn more about companies in the same space where they play Candy Crush Saga. The ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg May Testify In Tech Recruiting Lawsuit - Posted April 2, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg ... [AllFacebook]

Judge Not Impressed With Facebook's Argument In 'Timeline' Lawsuit - Posted April 1, 2013
Not so fast, Facebook. The social network recently gave Timeline a face lift, but it will now have to defend in court whether or not it has the na... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Announce 1Q 2013 Financial Results May 1 - Posted April 1, 2013
Facebook has been a busy company in the past fiscal quarter, launching a redesigned News Feed... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests 'Remind Me' Button For Mobile Offers - Posted April 1, 2013
Facebook is continuing its test of offers, this time creating a "Remind Me" button on the mobile News Feed. According to sister site Inside Facebook, some users are seeing su... [AllFacebook]

Do Brands Win by Taking Stands on Social Issues? - Posted April 1, 2013
As we scrolled through all those creative variations on the Human Rights Campaign's viral marriage equality avatar last week, we wondered: how often do brands benefit when taking specific stands on social issues? How often do such moves truly damage public perceptions? This isn't a new debate, of course: last year... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Partners With Rite Aid To Push Facebook Card - Posted March 29, 2013
Facebook jumped into the hard plastic gift card market in January with the Facebook Card, which allows users to spend and keep track of money used at places such as Sephora, Jamba Juice, and Olive Garden. We haven't heard much about it lately, but it appears that Facebook has partnered with... [AllFacebook]

CASE STUDY: Using Facebook To Connect Babysitters With Families - Posted March 29, 2013
An enterprising mom in California had an idea for an application that would be similar to OpenTable or Yelp, but for babysitters. Using Facebook's platform as a vehicle, Lynn Perkins... [AllFacebook]

How to Use Facebook's Graph Search as a PR Tool - Posted March 29, 2013
A while ago we posted on how Facebook's newfangled "graph search" setup could help PR pros and marketers more ... [FishbowlDC]

BlackBerry Gives Facebook App Location Technology, Updates Sharing Features - Posted March 28, 2013
While the Facebook applications for iOS and Android are updated with regularity, BlackBerry doesn't get the same love. The company announced Thursday that the... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: How Addicted Are We To Facebook Mobile? - Posted March 27, 2013
We know that Facebook has roughly 618 million mobile users, but how are they interacting with the social network from their smart... [AllFacebook]

PageData Now Includes Facebook Page Stats By Country - Posted March 27, 2013
For brands wondering where their biggest fan bases are, or for curious Facebook users who just want to see the most popular pages among users in Australia ("The Ellen Degeneres Show"), sis... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Expands Mobile App Install Ad Options - Posted March 27, 2013
Facebook has been trying to make sure that the application install ads that users see on mobile are relevant. The company announced Wednesday that advertisers can now target their app install ads to users of specific versions of iOS or ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Explains Local Currency For Games - Posted March 27, 2013
Now that Facebook Credits have been nixed as the official currency of Facebook games, the company took some time Tuesd... [AllFacebook]

Bud Light Jumps on the Gay Marriage Avatar Bandwagon - Posted March 27, 2013
Yeah, so yesterday Bud Light made an earnest attempt to ride the "marriage equality viral avatar" train by posting this image for its 5,600,000 Facebook fans: ... [FishbowlDC]

Human Rights Campaign's Marriage Equality Avatar Goes Viral - Posted March 27, 2013
If you haven't seen the photo to the left, it's a safe bet you haven't been on Facebook in the past 24 hours. The Human Rights Campaign's drive for marriage equality has taken social media by storm as the Supreme Court hears arguments in ... [FishbowlDC]

Analyst: Facebook's Advertising Looks More Like Spam - Posted March 26, 2013
Although Facebook's stock value has recovered from its initial downfall ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Strategy: Growth In Desktop, Core, Mid-Core Games - Posted March 26, 2013
Facebook has a sizable share of the games market, but it wants more. Most of the people who pay for games on Facebook are casual gamers, with titles... [AllFacebook]

Why Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Was a PR Stunt - Posted March 26, 2013
You may have heard today that Yahoo, which is in the midst of trying to "sex up" its brand image, just bought Summly, a "news summary" app created by a 17-year-old British kid named Nick D'Aloisio, for a whopping $30 mill... [FishbowlDC]

Text Messaging Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android - Posted March 26, 2013
Facebook has been trying to bring new features into its stand-alone Messenger application, first with voice-over-Internet-protocol calling, but now it appears that the social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages,... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Text Messaging Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android - Posted March 26, 2013
Facebook has been trying to bring new features into its stand-alone Messenger application, first with voice-over-Internet-protocol calling, but now it appears that the social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages,... [AllFacebook]

Publishers Can See What Graph Search Queries Led To Their Pages - Posted March 25, 2013
It seems that Facebook is tracking Graph Search queries, allowing publishers to see what words typed into the search bar led to their websites. Si... [AllFacebook]

Publishers Can See What Graph Search Queries Led To Their Page - Posted March 25, 2013
It seems Facebook is tracking Graph Search queries, allowing publishers to see what words typed into the search bar led to their website. Sister s... [Inside 3D Printing News]

How Has Facebook Changed News Delivery? - Posted March 25, 2013
When Facebook introduced its redesigned News Feed, it did more than change how people vie... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Bubbles In Desktop Chat - Posted March 25, 2013
Facebook is testing a tweak to its chat feature on desktop, making it look more like Facebook Messenger. Reader Matteo Gamba of ... [AllFacebook]

FirstJob Uses Facebook To Connect College Grads With Employment - Posted March 25, 2013
LinkedIn may be a great resource for professionals to connect with and contact other people regarding job opportunities, but about those who are ... [AllFacebook]

Eye-Tracking Study Reveals How We Use Facebook's Graph Search - Posted March 25, 2013
Lenna Garibian of MarketingProfs.com recently discussed a new eye-tracking study that monitored how users interact with ... [semanticweb.com]

3 Ways Facebook Hashtags Could Help Brands - Posted March 22, 2013
The latest rumored change in the Facebook model is hashtags. The company hasn't confirmed it yet, but most observers expect ... [FishbowlDC]

HOW TO: Control Who Sees Your Facebook Posts - Posted March 22, 2013
The default sharing option for new Facebook users is set to public, meaning that anyone can see posts, even if they don't have Facebook accounts. There are a few simple ways that Facebook users can change that, to make sure that only their friends (or a select group of their friends)... [AllFacebook]

Charity:Water Rules Social Media on 'World Water Day' - Posted March 22, 2013
In case you didn't realize it, today is "World Water Day", an event first created by the United Nations in 1993 to bring attention to the chronic lack of sanitary drinking water that affects one billion people in the... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Disabled Website At HQ, Prompting Employees To Use Mobile - Posted March 22, 2013
Facebook has been big on dogfooding its employees, and it appears the latest round came when the company shut off its website internally, forcin... [AllFacebook]

Dropbox Downloads Facebook's Lead Mobile Designer - Posted March 22, 2013
One of the leading minds behind Facebook's mobile-first push is leaving the company. TechCrunch reported that ... [AllFacebook]

Lawyer For Self-Proclaimed Facebook Half-Owner Paul Ceglia Can't Quit Case - Posted March 21, 2013
It appears that Paul Ceglia, who claims to be the half-owner of Facebook, finally has an attorney. After several attorneys have taken up the case ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Weather Info To Event Pages, Locations - Posted March 21, 2013
Invited to a friend's picnic or barbeque on Facebook, but unsure if you should bring a coat or... [AllFacebook]

Coke Clarifies: Social Buzz Complements Long-Term Sales - Posted March 21, 2013
You've probably heard that everyone's talking about Coca-Cola's social media reveal this week. According to the soft drink giant, the fact that... [FishbowlDC]

The 10 Biggest Fibs By Facebook Tool Providers - Posted March 21, 2013
Software is the new snake oil. At the click of a button, you have 1 million fans, incredible engagement, sales coming out of your ears, and your car parked for you. Only that last one is ... [AllFacebook]

Social Marketing Firm Dachis Group Raises $7.5M - Posted March 20, 2013
Dachis Group, which helps brands with Facebook marketing, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pushes IOS Users To Post More - Posted March 20, 2013
Are you an iPhone user who hasn't posted to Facebook in a bit? Facebook wants to change that. Spark Capital General Partner Bijan Sabet tweeted that Facebook pushed a notification to his iPhone, asking him to post something. ... [AllFacebook]

Mexico Rebrands Itself As 'More than Margaritas and Mariachis' - Posted March 20, 2013
Here's a basic fact: Mexico is America's number one tourist destination (and its formal name is The United Mexican States). At the same time, the country's tourism board believes that many Americans don't see the whole picture when it comes to our southern neighbor. In short, Mexico isn't just about stereotypical... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook: Advertising On Site Boosts ROI By 22% - Posted March 20, 2013
Ever since the company went public nearly one year ago, Facebook has been trying to prove to advertisers that it can provide real-world ... [AllFacebook]

Sheryl Sandberg's PR Push: Can Career Women Also Be Working Moms? - Posted March 20, 2013
Confession: we haven't read Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and we probably won't. But we are very in... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Looking At Old Facebook Posts Makes You Feel Happier - Posted March 19, 2013
Taking a trip down memory lane on Facebook may actually have some positive benefits. When users look back at great times wi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pushes Privacy Education For Updated News Feed Users - Posted March 19, 2013
Many users feel that Facebook isn't doing enough with regard to educating them on their privacy settings. It appears that the social network is trying to do more in this field, as users who have the redesigned News Feed were prompted to review their privacy settings rece... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Graph Search Make You Money? - Posted March 19, 2013
Facebook's Graph Search has several uses, such as looking up restaurants in Tokyo that your friends like, or seeing photos that they've posted from San Francisco. You can also use it as a dating site, looking up men or women who are friends of friends and meet your criteria. But can... [AllFacebook]

Coca-Cola Says Social Media Buzz Does Not Boost Sales - Posted March 19, 2013
This week, a Coca-Cola representative made a statement that will create more than a few headaches in marketing, PR and advertising departments around the country. For all the talk of encouraging the conversation online, social media buz... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Explains Mobile-Focused Design - Posted March 19, 2013
As more users check their Facebook activity on their phones or tablets, the company's design team has had to follow suit. When Facebook announced the redesigned News Feed, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the design was largely motivated by mobile. The ... [AllFacebook]

Why Facebook Doesn't Have A Problem With A Lack Of Teens - Posted March 18, 2013
Much has been made in the tech and social media news circles regarding Facebook's eventual demise because teenagers don't make u... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Cover Photo Capabilities To IOS App - Posted March 18, 2013
Facebook pushed its latest iOS native application update Monday, giving users the ability to change their cover photos from their phones or tablets. The latest version of the iOS app also improved group messaging features. These features are already ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Mistakes To Avoid - Posted March 18, 2013
While some companies really know how to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Actually Does Help Deliver News - Posted March 18, 2013
Maybe Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comparison of News Feed to a personalized newsp... [AllFacebook]

Swedish Retailer Earns Attention for 'Realistic' Mannequins - Posted March 18, 2013
Let's take a moment to discuss one of the creepiest aspects of in-store shopping: the mannequins. We're less concerned with the chances of a Valley of the Dolls-style mannequin uprising than the message these unrealistically thin figures send to real flesh-and-blood shoppers. M... [FishbowlDC]

SkyPhrase NLP Tech Helps Users Get More Out Of Google Analytics - Posted March 18, 2013
Google Analytics gives web site owners good information about what's clicking with visitors to their site, how those users got there, and more. But, attaining that insight can be somewhat laborious for those not well-versed in the tool and its interface, says Nick Cassimatis, associate professor in the Department of Cognitive... [semanticweb.com]

SkyPhrase NLP Tech Helps Users Get More Out Of Google Analytics - Posted March 18, 2013
Google Analytics gives web site owners good information about what's clicking with visitors to their site, how those users got there, and more. But, attaining that insight can be somewhat laborious for those not well-versed in the tool and its interface, says Nick Cassimatis, associate professor in the Department of Cognitive... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Users In Ireland Love Rihanna, But Are Leaving The Site Quickly - Posted March 15, 2013
As many people this weekend will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day, which honors one of Ireland's patron saints, we figured it would be prudent to take a look at Facebook's influence in that country. However, Facebook appears to be rapidly declining in Ireland, according to statistics from Quintly (former... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Names Mike Schroepfer As New CTO - Posted March 15, 2013
Facebook has made an internal hire to fill the chief technical officer position vacant since ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asking Users How They Like Redesigned News Feed - Posted March 15, 2013
Not long after Facebook introduced a new look for its news feed, the site started asking users what they think abo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Apps Bring The March Madness Home - Posted March 15, 2013
Sunday, 68 teams will be selected to play in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament -- a time of year known as March Madnes... [AllFacebook]

Job Seekers: Your Facebook Friends Could Affect Your Career Opportunities - Posted March 15, 2013
Hey students and recent grads, here's something that could have an influence on job opportunities: your Facebook profile. More specifically, we're talking about your close and not-so-close friends--and the way you interact with them. This seems like a no-brainer, b... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Reportedly Pulls Support Of Cybersecurity Bill CISPA - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook is no longer a fan of a controversial bill that would drastically change cybersecurity. According to CNET, the social network pul... [AllFacebook]

Would Facebook hashtags help steal the social TV show from Twitter? - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook is planning to add hashtags "as a way to group conversations," reports the Wall Street Journal. "Facebook is testing whether to follow Twitter's lead and allow... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Expands Reach Reporting In Page Admin Panel - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook has been trying to be more accurate about organic and paid reach. Last month, the social network fixed a bug that made reported reach lower than reality. Now, the site has made it easier for page administrators to find out how well their posts have been doing in terms of... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Celebrates Pi Day - Posted March 14, 2013
March 14 (or 3/14) is becoming more famous as Pi Day, in honor of the significant mathematical figure. Several people, pages, and brands on Facebook are celebrating this event with posts about the endless number or photos of the delicious pastry that shares the same sound. ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: How Do Facebook Friends Affect The Job Hunt? - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook is increasingly being used as a job search tool, both for employers and applicants. But it's much more than that. Facebook users... [AllFacebook]

How Did Users Influence Facebook's News Feed Redesign? - Posted March 13, 2013
Before Facebook unleashed the redesigned news feed earlier this month, it asked users what they wanted. The answer was fairly ge... [AllFacebook]

Netflix Finally Proposes to Facebook - Posted March 13, 2013
After a long and sometimes troubled courtship, two of the biggest names in media finally agreed upon a domestic partnership: Netflix and Facebook will join forces to let all of your "friends" who also have streaming accounts know exactly what you've watched and you're watching at any given moment. We see this... [FishbowlDC]

UPDATED: Facebook Begins Rolling Out New, Customizable Timeline - Posted March 13, 2013
The redesign for timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook's updated ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook VP Talks Ads, News Feed, Graph Search, Algorithm At SMX West Conference - Posted March 12, 2013
At the SMX West 2013 conference in San Jose, Calif., Marketing Land Founding Editor Danny Sullivan ... [AllFacebook]

Can Your Facebook Likes Give Away Your Identity? - Posted March 12, 2013
Many Facebook users worry about their personal identities being compromised on the social network through unfortunate photos or tag... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Introduces Free Analytics Tools - Posted March 12, 2013
We're going to take a wild guess here: many of our readers have felt some pressure to more fully utilize Pinterest as a PR tool but hesitate due to a lack of the quantifiable ROI stats tha... [FishbowlDC]

Peeps Takes Advantage of Crafting Craze With 'Express Your Peepsonality' Campaign - Posted March 12, 2013
If you've been buying those sugar-coated, almost-too-adorable-to-bite-into marshmallow Peeps just to eat them, it seems you've vastly underestimated their versatility. If you're on Pinterest, you've probably learned that you can "MacGyver" random household objects into supernatur... [FishbowlDC]

The Cost of a Typo: $250,000 - Posted March 11, 2013
No matter what E.L. James tells you, the professional world still values the ability to write well--and that invaluable skill includes the nea... [FishbowlDC]

Censored Facebook Posts about McDonald's Settlement Get Another Look - Posted March 11, 2013
A Detroit-area judge will decide whether or not to ban one man's Facebook posts that criticize McDonald's class action settlement with members of the area's Muslim community. The $700,000 settlement adresses a local McDonald's location that had allegedly sold non-halal meat to Muslim customers after advertising that the me... [AllFacebook]

The AllFacebook Guide To SXSW - Posted March 11, 2013
Facebook is at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, both personally and through the ... [AllFacebook]

UNICEF's Facebook App Turns Social Network into Water Network - Posted March 11, 2013
Move over, Farmville. Virtual farming is out, and virtual plumbing (for a good cause) is on its way in. As part of its annual Tap Project, UNICEF has partnered with ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Vs. Facebook: How Facebook's News Feed Redesign Affects Twitter - Posted March 11, 2013
Last Thursday, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed that makes it easier for users to access and read what they want. Meanwhile, Twitter's news stream con... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Acquires Storytelling Social Network Storylane - Posted March 8, 2013
In what some people are calling a challenge to blogging site Tumblr, Facebook has acquired ... [AllFacebook]

IOS Users Prefer Snapchat To Facebook's Poke - Posted March 8, 2013
Facebook launched iOS application Poke, a timed messaging service that drew heavy comp... [AllFacebook]

What Others Are Saying About Facebook's News Feed Redesign - Posted March 8, 2013
Not long after Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the redesign of news feed, several social med... [AllFacebook]

What Does The New Facebook Feed Mean for Brands? 5 Takeaways - Posted March 8, 2013
In case you spent all day yesterday hiding under a rock, Facebook unveiled its brand new revamped news feed model. During the press conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wants the network to double as the world's best "personalized newspaper". We think we just heard the entire I... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Apps Among The Most Popular On Android, IOS - Posted March 7, 2013
Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's News Feed Update Makes Room for Non-Friends - Posted March 7, 2013
Facebook today unveiled a redesigned News Feed that finds a place for company pages, music, and even ads among friends. Reporters from two of our sibling blogs brought home the details from a press event in San Francisco earlier today. Wrote Justin Lafferty of AllFacebook: "Co-Fou... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Revamped News Feed Aspires To Be A Personalized Newspaper - Posted March 7, 2013
In an effort to clean up the clutter, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed Thursday. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ironically enough, compared the company's vision to that of a newspaper. If users just want to see stories about Wall Street, they can flip to the business section. On this new... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gives News Feed A Visual Renovation - Posted March 7, 2013
When Facebook announced graph search, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that there are three pillars of the site: news feed, timeline, and graph search. While timeline is fairly new, and graph search even newer, it has been a while since news feed got a redesign. Facebook announced the new news... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests New About Design For Users With Upgraded Timelines - Posted March 6, 2013
Facebook has been releasing several small aesthetic changes this week to news feed, but it is also testing some changes on timeline -- for the select few who have the newest version. Facebook has ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests More Game Modules In News Feed - Posted March 6, 2013
Facebook's major changes to the news feed will be announced Thursday, but it appears that the site has already made some tweaks. Siste... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Confusing Facebook Privacy Settings Lead To More Public Information - Posted March 6, 2013
Even though Facebook's privacy settings change often, ... [AllFacebook]

Adobe Marketing Cloud Launches New User Interface For Better Facebook Management - Posted March 6, 2013
We got a sneak peek at the Adobe Marketing Cloud user interface that is launching Wednesday. In short, it's a Pinterest-like feed sourced from what others in users' organizations are sharing. Adobe Marketing Cloud integrated content creation and community management into its dashboards, allowing users to post to Facebook, moderate through... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Adobe Marketing Cloud Launches New User Interface For Better Facebook Management - Posted March 6, 2013
We got a sneak peek at the Adobe Marketing Cloud user interface that is launching Wednesday. In short, it's a Pinterest-like feed sourced from what others in users' organizations are sharing. Adobe Marketing Cloud integrated content creation and community management into its dashboards, allowing users to post to Facebook, moderate through... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Explains How 20 Percent Ad Text Rule Is Enforced - Posted March 5, 2013
Many advertisers have been unhappy with Facebook over its rule that an ad image must contain no more than 20 percent text. Sister site Inside Facebook recently sat down with a ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Run A Facebook Contest - Posted March 5, 2013
Companies find that one of the best ways to reach fans on Facebook is through contests. But as the rules are sometimes murky and not always enforced, and many brands are a little confused at what's legal and what's verboten when it comes to Facebook contests. Short... [AllFacebook]

POLL: Is Facebook Suppressing Reach To Make Pages Pay? - Posted March 5, 2013
Facebook addressed claims Monday that it has been decreasing pages' reaches in an effort to make page administrators pay fo... [AllFacebook]

About.me Deepens Facebook Integration - Posted March 5, 2013
About.me, which allows tech-connected people to create simple, visual profile pages, has added more Facebook integration. Now users can pick background images from their Facebook profiles and easily inform their Facebook friends and subscribers of changes to their About.me profiles. About.me announced Tuesday that users have the option to connect their pages... [AllFacebook]

Can 'Advocacy Gaming' Inspire Social Change? - Posted March 5, 2013
It's all about "gamification" these days, right? Video games don't just entertain us and distract us during down time on the train--they also help brands publicize new campaigns, encourage u... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Addresses 'Pay To Play' News Feed Claims - Posted March 4, 2013
Several Facebook marketers have been angry with the site, feeling that posts have been hidden from fans as a way to get businesses to pay for advertisin... [AllFacebook]

Messenger For Android Update Includes Free Calling For Canadian Users - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook continues to wage war with the call feature of a cell phone by introducing VoIP (Voice-over internet protocol) and voice features. This time, Fa... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How The Harlem Shake Shook Up Facebook, YouTube - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook loves the Harlem Shake, and we don't just mean the company's employees. Various renditions of the dance are plentiful both on YouTube and Facebook. Unmetric recently took a look at how the Harlem Shake spread throughout both sites in an infographic, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reopens Preferred Marketing Developer Applications, Updates Requirements - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook announced Monday that it has reopened application... [AllFacebook]

How Can Businesses Prepare For Facebook Graph Search? - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook's graph search, which is slowly being rolled out to more people, has ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Falls To No. 66 On 'Forbes' Billionaires List - Posted March 4, 2013
Although Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still the second-youngest billionaire in the world (to fellow Co-Founder Dustin Mosk... [AllFacebook]

Game of Thrones Proves Print Ads Aren't Dead (and Neither Are Dragons) - Posted March 4, 2013
In case you missed it (because we somehow did!), HBO ran a massive Game of Thrones ad in last Monday's New York Times. At first glance, this spot may have sent readers ducking for cover or calling out for the nearest sword-wielding resident of Winterfell. ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Ads Product Director Gokul Rajaram Discusses Atlas Acquisition - Posted March 1, 2013
On Thursday, Facebook officially announced the acquisition of Atlas Solutions from Microsoft, allowing the social network to cater to large advertisers and... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Ads Product Director Gokul Rajaram Discusses Atlas Acquisition - Posted March 1, 2013
On Thursday, Facebook officially announced the acquisition of Atlas Solutions from Microsoft, allowing the social network to cater to large advertisers and... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Is Social Media's Branding Power Overstated? - Posted March 1, 2013
Despite the intense focus on social media and measurement in PR and marketing departments, a new and somewhat surprising study from web cont... [FishbowlDC]

Examining The Ties That Bind Us On Facebook - Posted March 1, 2013
What makes someone share a story on Facebook? If the original post comes from a celebrity such as George Takei, maybe it was a funny post. If it comes from a close ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Recommended Offers - Posted March 1, 2013
Recently, Facebook launched a dedicated tab where users can collect offers they've claimed. As sister site Inside Facebook noted Friday, the social network is now showing users offers that they might be interested in, through the "My Offers" section. On the left-hand side, under th... [AllFacebook]

On Facebook, Lines Between Paid, Earned, Owned Media Become Blurred - Posted February 28, 2013
Prior to Facebook and the rise of social media, it was fairly easy to tell the difference between paid, earned, and owned media and ad... [AllFacebook]

Can Social Media Catch a Serial Killer? - Posted February 28, 2013
Here's an interesting study in using social media for the public good: Los Angeles Magazine recently published a story about a serial killer who terrorized the area in the late 70's and early 80's, murdering at least ten people. And they've created a sort of PR campaign around the story to... [FishbowlDC]

How Brands Use Games to Develop Better Products and PR Campaigns - Posted February 28, 2013
Gamification: it's a relatively new buzzword, but you've probably been hearing a lot about it lately. Why? Because it's now clear that digital games go well beyond your XBox and Farmville accounts. All kinds of brands can use games to promote their products: here, for example, Edelman PR's Robert Phillips d... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Accidentally Rolls Out Returned Value Metric - Posted February 28, 2013
For some Facebook page administrators, the site recently added a new metric to insights -- returned value. However, as social media experts Jon Loomer and Dennis Yu found out, the social network didn't mean to roll out r... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Wants You to Catalog the Known World - Posted February 28, 2013
Tom Simonite of the MIT Technology Review reports, "More than one billion people visit Facebook each month, mostly to see photos and messages posted by friends. Facebook hopes to encourage some of them to do a little work for it while t... [semanticweb.com]

Big Brands Encourage Supreme Court to Support Gay Marriage - Posted February 28, 2013
An update in case you don't follow judicial politics: The United States Supreme Court is about to hear a couple of cases challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA), the 1996 legislation that effectively said "i... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Entity Graph Brings Real World Relevance To Graph Search - Posted February 27, 2013
What is that makes Facebook's graph search tick? The entity graph -- Facebook's set of place-specific data. Every time a user is prompted to describe a little ... [AllFacebook]

How Can Nonprofits Use Facebook To Motivate Donors? - Posted February 27, 2013
Several nonprofits have found success marketing and getting recognition through Facebook. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Blocks Instagram-Like App Vintage Camera - Posted February 27, 2013
Facebook has not been hesitant to cut off data to applications that don't share back, as Vine and Yandex discovered recently. Now it has blocked a photo app -- ... [AllFacebook]

Five Key Tips For Facebook Page Marketers - Posted February 26, 2013
Let's keep it simple. There are five things you should be doing on your Facebook pages to help ensure that you grow your... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Reaches 100 Million Monthly Active Users - Posted February 26, 2013
A few months after Facebook celebrated its big 1 billion monthly active user mark, Instagram has a little bragging to do of its... [AllFacebook]

Is Reach An Overrated Facebook Marketing Metric? - Posted February 26, 2013
After Facebook announced that a bug led to reported reach being lower for many pages, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing New Mobile Like Icon, App Install Ads - Posted February 25, 2013
In an effort to make mobile ads more likeable, Facebook is apparently tweaking sponsored stories and application install ads in the mobile news feed, according to sister site ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Remove Exploitative Sandy Hook Tribute Pages - Posted February 25, 2013
Not long after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., several people set up tribute pages ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Scaled-Back News Feed Ads - Posted February 25, 2013
Facebook is testing a new image size for ads without social context (where users or their friends are connected to the advertising brand). Sister site ... [AllFacebook]

Orthodox Brooklyn Politician Thinks Blackface Is Hilarious - Posted February 25, 2013
For those of you who thankfully don't know, Dov Hikind is a New York State Assemblyman in our town of Brooklyn who has represented the Borough Park area since 1983 thanks, i... [FishbowlDC]

It's Possible To Post To Facebook From The Afterlife - Posted February 22, 2013
We know how active people are on Facebook when they're alive, but now there are tools that allow people to post to the social network after death. ... [AllFacebook]

FEMA Needs Some Help With Its Newest PR Campaign - Posted February 22, 2013
Note to ambitious PR firms with experience developing PSAs "designed to inspire change": This week The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, let everyone know that ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Bug Caused Pages' Reported Reach To Be Lower - Posted February 22, 2013
For page administrators who have seen their pages' reaches decrease over the past few months, Facebook claims it has found (and ... [AllFacebook]

What's Ahead For Facebook Games In 2013? - Posted February 21, 2013
Games are an important part of the Facebook ecosystem. As the games market diversifies, with new developers entering the mix, so do the titles... [AllFacebook]

Peter Shankman Leaves Vocus and HARO Behind - Posted February 21, 2013
Consultant/speaker/PR expert Peter Shankman has announced that he will no longer be associated with journalist-to-source matching s... [FishbowlDC]

An Idea For Facebook's Auto-Play Video Ads On Mobile: Tilt To View - Posted February 21, 2013
As Facebook is rumored to be working on 15-second video ads that would start automatically (it's still unclear whether audio ... [AllFacebook]

Reuters: 54 Percent Of Young Adults Polled Use Facebook Continuously - Posted February 21, 2013
Although it wasn't exactly a scientific study, a Reuters report notes that more young adults think Microsoft's cool factor is on the rise th... [AllFacebook]

Aflac for Affleck: The Duck Picks Argo for Best Picture - Posted February 21, 2013
The 85th Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday night, and all eyes will be on actor/director/Bahstun accent promoter Ben Affleck as his international drama Argo vi... [FishbowlDC]

4 Mistakes That Will Get Your Facebook Contest Shut Down - Posted February 20, 2013
Last week, sister site Inside Facebook posted an article about the number of business... [AllFacebook]

Which Video Format Is Better For Engagement: Facebook Or YouTube? - Posted February 20, 2013
When most page administrators post or share videos to Facebook, they have two main options -- upload directly to Facebook or upload to YouTube and share through t... [AllFacebook]

Meet the New Yahoo! - Posted February 20, 2013
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer continued her overhaul of the world's least hip content/email provider today by introducing a new look for the site: T... [FishbowlDC]

Data Mining of Facebook & Twitter Shows Effect on Stock Prices - Posted February 19, 2013
According to Tineka Smith of CBR Online, "New research links public sentiment on so... [semanticweb.com]

We Are Social Adds Paid Media Support - Posted February 19, 2013
Social media agency We Are Social has primarily focused on earned and owned media, but the company feels that as the lines between paid, earned, an... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with i... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes People Sold On Brands On Facebook? - Posted February 15, 2013
Pretty much any company worth its salt has a Facebook presence. After all, there are more than 1 billion people on the site, so it makes sense to go where the audience is. But why do people like Facebook brand pages? A new infographic from Ambassador shows what motivates people to... [AllFacebook]

User Data Not Compromised in Facebook Hack, But Was It at Risk? - Posted February 15, 2013
In a late-Friday release of bad news, Facebook disclosed this afternoon that it was hacked last month. The company said it ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Director Of Engineering Talks Zuckerberg, Graph Search On Reddit - Posted February 15, 2013
Reddit has a feature called Ask Me Anything (AMA), where notable people allow readers to, well, ask them anything. Facebook has loved this recently. Wednesday, Facebook employees answered questions about the ... [AllFacebook]

Happy Friday! Facebook Got Hacked! - Posted February 15, 2013
According to a lengthy statement posted today on The Social Network's official press release page "notes", Facebook's systems were"targeted in a sophisticated attack" in January when s... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Exec Believes Auto-Play Video Ads Could Work Without Distracting Users - Posted February 15, 2013
In December, Ad Age reported that Facebook was working on 15-second video ads that would automatically play in the n... [AllFacebook]

10 Great Apps for PR Professionals - Posted February 15, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post from Kelsey Libert reviewing ten top smartphone apps that can help PR pros. Kelsey is a speaker, entrepreneur, and Internet enthusiast. She's a chief development officer for a diverse website portfolio, where she runs the content development strategy and execution for several websites. Thinking on... [FishbowlDC]

Brands On Facebook Connect With Fans Through Social Good - Posted February 15, 2013
Brands love to connect with Facebook friends in a variety of ways -- through discounts, conversation, applications, and ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Audi, Mercedes Benz Lead The Pack On Facebook - Posted February 14, 2013
Unlike General Motors, many automotive brands have been supportive of marketing via Facebook, and it shows. New statistics from social benchmarking platform ... [AllFacebook]

Napkin Labs Adds Insights, Activity Library To Help Facebook Pages Gain Ideas From Fans - Posted February 14, 2013
Napkin Labs works to help Facebook brands reach out and collaborate with those who want to share ideas. The company recently announced that ... [AllFacebook]

Users Can Now Promote Facebook Friends' Posts - Posted February 14, 2013
A few months ago, Facebook made it possible for users to pay to promote their own posts. The social network announced Thursday that now, users can do the same for their friends' posts. Facebook users can pay $7 to make sure more of their friends see their posts, but now if their... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Valentine's Day Trends On Facebook - Posted February 14, 2013
People on Facebook love to post about Valentine's Day -- whether it's talking about how amazing their significant other is, or lamenting the commercialization of Feb. 14. Facebook released an infographic Thursday through Facebook Stories, showing how people are engaging with the holiday on the social network. ... [AllFacebook]

The Inside Scoop On Facebook's Hiring Practices - Posted February 13, 2013
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to work for Facebook (even if you're not applying for a job as the company's global head of dive... [AllFacebook]

People Love Sharing Relationship Details On Facebook - Posted February 13, 2013
As Valentine's Day is right around the corner, many are taking a look at how Facebook users share intimate details through the s... [AllFacebook]

Heart Attack Grill Loses Its Second Spokesman to a Heart Attack - Posted February 13, 2013
When it comes to effective branding, we usually fall back on the old frat boy maxim "go hard or go home". In other words, don't be ashamed of who you are. If you're Applebee's, ... [FishbowlDC]

Poland Spring Finally Jumps on Rubio 'Water Bottle-Gate' Promo Opp - Posted February 13, 2013
Don't say we didn't see this coming... We have a very strong feeling that someone called the heads of Poland Spring's PR and marketing teams a... [FishbowlDC]

VI Allows Facebook Users To Boost Friends' Social Credibility - Posted February 12, 2013
You can change just about anything you've got on your Facebook profile, but many times, it's not a true representation of yourself. A ne... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: 200 Percent More Relationships Added On Valentine's Day - Posted February 12, 2013
Valentine's Day, coming up Thursday, is a day for love -- both in real life and on Facebook. Newly released statistics from the social ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Fitness Apps Keep Users Moving With The Help Of Open Graph - Posted February 12, 2013
The joy of working out with Facebook-connected applications is that even if users are not jogging or cycling with someone in per... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Strategy: Create Experiences That Can't Be Done On Desktop - Posted February 12, 2013
As Facebook pushes more and more to become a mobile-focused company, it wants to create experiences that simply cannot occur on laptop or desktop computers. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ... [AllFacebook]

CEOs Going Social: An Interview with Leslie Gaines-Ross of Weber Shandwick - Posted February 12, 2013
How social is your CEO? Weber Shandwick's recently released follow-up to its 2010 study "Socializing Your CEO: From (Un)socia... [FishbowlDC]

The Pros And Cons Of Facebook's Domain Sponsored Stories - Posted February 11, 2013
More companies are catching on to a Facebook ad product that used to be mainly used by Amazon: domain sponsored stories. F... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Among Biggest American Philanthropists In 2012 - Posted February 11, 2013
We all know that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in America, but he's also one of the most generous. The Ch... [AllFacebook]

Facebook And A Pixar Artist Are Trying To Reinvent Emoticons - Posted February 11, 2013
Facebook has been trying to rethink emoticons. First, it placed them ... [AllFacebook]

20 Brands with the World's Most Loyal Facebook Fans - Posted February 8, 2013
We think you'll agree: research on the influence of Facebook brand pages is confusing (to say the least). Following reports of "Facebook fatigue" and a news that members of the all-important Millennial demographic spend more time on Tumblr comes a study proclaiming that the same 18-29 set doesn't find Facebo... [FishbowlDC]

How Do The World's Top Tennis Pros Perform On Facebook? - Posted February 7, 2013
Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer may be two of the top athletes in the world on clay or grass, but how well can th... [AllFacebook]

Would You Pay Facebook For An Ad-Free Experience? - Posted February 7, 2013
Many Facebook users have put it bluntly: They hate advertising. But Facebook has to make money somehow, so users can keep ... [AllFacebook]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted February 7, 2013
Is this what they used to freeze Han Solo? Biogenic Reagents, a pioneer in the renewable energy and clean technology categories, has chosen Haberman t... [FishbowlDC]

PageData Launches Comparative Dashboard Tool For Facebook Pages - Posted February 7, 2013
Wondering how your Facebook page stacks up with the competition? PageData's new Compara... [AllFacebook]

LoudDoor's Brand Satisfaction Gives Companies A Clearer Picture Of Facebook Fans - Posted February 7, 2013
One of the most powerful questions in business is, "Would you recommend our company to a friend?" That's what LoudDoor's new product -- ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Friendship Pages Now On Mobile Web, Rolling Out On Apps - Posted February 6, 2013
Facebook's friendship pages, which show the history of two people who are connected through the social network, have now begun trickling out to the mobile web and native application. According to sister site ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Almost Became LinkedIn's CEO - Posted February 6, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has one of the most impressive resum s in the tech world, including a stint as chief of staff in the U.S. Treasury Department, and working... [AllFacebook]

'Iron Man 3' Lit Up Facebook During Super Bowl Blackout - Posted February 6, 2013
After the lights went out in the Superdome during Super Bowl XLVII, Facebook users flocked to the page for blockbuster movie Iron Man 3, which was the first ad shown after the blackout. According to new statistics from Facebook analytics and advertising company Optimal, Iron Man 3 showed ... [AllFacebook]

How To Grow Your Business Using Facebook - Posted February 6, 2013
Last week, the owner of a social media consultancy contacted me via LinkedIn to ask for tips on "articulating her Facebook pitch" to prospective clients. She has ma... [AllFacebook]

How Will 'Facebook Fatigue' Affect Social Media Strategy for 2013? - Posted February 6, 2013
We'd like to interrupt your anxious scramble to master social media with some intriguing stats from a recent Pew Internet study... [FishbowlDC]

There's No Ideal Time To Post To Facebook - Posted February 5, 2013
There are reports all over the Internet (and this site) that speculate about the best time to post content to you... [AllFacebook]

What Does The Facebook Card Mean For Brands? - Posted February 5, 2013
Last week, Facebook entered the gift card market with the Facebook Card -- a new addition to ... [AllFacebook]

Viralheat Adds Smart Stream To Media Marketing Suite - Posted February 5, 2013
Viralheat, which allows marketers to track the effectiveness of their Facebook pages, has added a new feature to its media marketing suite -- Smart Stream. This new utility lets users customize smart filters to view brand mentions by keyword on Facebook, as well as other social media sites, such as Twitter... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches Lookalike Audiences, Lets Marketers Target Similar Users - Posted February 4, 2013
Through custom audiences, Facebook pages can launch highly targeted marketing campaigns. Sister site Inside Facebook reported Mon... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks Users To Like Pages Based On Links Their Friends Share - Posted February 4, 2013
Facebook is consistently trying to get users to like more pages. The lastest effort comes into play when someone shares a link. According to Lost Press Marketing, if the user likes that link (and, say, it came from ESPN.com), Facebook will ask the user if they want to like ESPN'... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reportedly Building Mobile Location-Tracking App - Posted February 4, 2013
Facebook has been growing in the way of location tracking, but according to Bloomberg, the company may soon ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Turns 9 - Posted February 4, 2013
Facebook celebrated its ninth birthday Monday. The site that started in a Harvard University dorm room has now connected ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Will Let Users Know If Ads Were Targeted - Posted February 4, 2013
As Facebook rolls out more and more advertising options, the backlash from users about ad targeting has grown. Facebook aims to solve that, ... [AllFacebook]

Top 10 Social Media Moments of Super Bowl XLVII - Posted February 4, 2013
You've heard the news: Super Bowl 47 was all about social. While the TV ratings for last night's game were higher than the year before, the audience's social activity/engagement numbers more than doubled. The "Brand Bowl" confirmed something we already knew: social now plays a bigger role in the marketing/advertising/PR equation... [FishbowlDC]

U.S., Indonesia, Japan Lose Users As Facebook Sweeps Fake Profiles - Posted February 4, 2013
As Facebook mentioned in its 10-K filing, the site still has a serious problem with ... [AllFacebook]

WolframAlpha Updates Its Personal Analytics for Facebook - Posted February 4, 2013
Back in September WolframAlpha unveiled its Personal Analytics for Facebook. With Personal Analytics, which The Semantic Web Blog covered here, you could visualize your networks, friends and social activities - and late last month it was upda... [semanticweb.com]

More Console Style Games Looking To Move To Facebook - Posted February 1, 2013
Currently, most popular Facebook games differ greatly from console video games. There's bubble shooters and several iterations... [AllFacebook]

Bank Of America, Barclays UK Are Rich With Facebook Fans - Posted February 1, 2013
Many banks are turning to Facebook as a way to reach out to their customers. New ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Apps Bring Super Bowl Spectators Together - Posted February 1, 2013
Even if you're at a huge Super Bowl party this Sunday, you'll probably be checking Facebook on your phone or tablet. Maybe you want to congratulate your friend in Baltimore or talk some trash to a buddy in San Francisco. There are several Facebook-integrated applications that look to enhance your Super... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates App Center Game Categories, Spotlights Bingo Blitz, Vostu - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook recently tweaked the categories in its app center, allowing users to more easily find games and bring more ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Lowers Bar For Promoted Posts, Offers To 100 Fans - Posted January 31, 2013
Administrators of several pages on Facebook that don't have the loyal followings of more established brands have been wondering when they'll be able to take advantage of key marketing tactics, such as ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Detailed Emoticons In The Status Update Box - Posted January 31, 2013
In the past few months, Facebook has been using the status update box to ask about users' favorite Halloween candy and to inquire about their holiday plans. Now it's taking that process to the next step, as TechCrunch reports that Fa... [AllFacebook]

The AllFacebook Guide To Super Bowl XLVII - Posted January 31, 2013
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII -- a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases ha... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Jumps Into The Gift Card Market With Facebook Cards - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook made a serious entry into the social gifting fray with Facebook Gifts last year, and now it's looking to go deeper into the market. The company Thursday announced the Facebook Card, a plastic gift card that hold all electronic gift cards users have received through the social... [AllFacebook]

'Bang With Friends' App Makers Not Doing Themselves Any Favors - Posted January 31, 2013
One of this week's creepiest stories concerns the new Facebook app Bang With Friends. In case you haven't heard, the app promises to help users find Facebook connections who are u... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook: The Mobile Network - Posted January 30, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said ad nauseum that the social network is becoming a mobile company. It appears that the statement has finally come true. As announced during Wednesday's fourth quarter earnings report, Facebook now has more people accessing the site via phones and tablets than on desktop.... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Sean Bruich On The Importance Of Measurement In The Digital Age - Posted January 30, 2013
In the early days of Facebook marketing, page administrators were obsessed with obtaining likes, and that focus has now shifted to engagement. But for those ... [AllFacebook]

NPR Membership Drive Urges Listeners to 'Go Make Babies' - Posted January 30, 2013
When you hear the words "public" and "radio" together, your mind probably doesn't turn toward hot and heavy procreation. But a Chicago-based NPR affiliate ... [FishbowlDC]

Blackberry 10 Debuts, Smart Touch-Screen Keyboard Is Onboard, As Is New Employee Alicia Keys - Posted January 30, 2013
[caption id="attachment_35062" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blackberry president and CEO Thorsten Heins with new global creative director Alicia Keys.[/caption] The new and long-awaited Blackberry 10 line from Research In Motion (RIM) makes its debu... [semanticweb.com]

CrowdSync Offers Straight-To-Facebook Video Uploading Of Concerts, Events - Posted January 29, 2013
While there are a variety of ways to upload video to Facebook, CrowdSync is hoping to change the way people share footage from their favorite concerts and e... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Prompts Users To Invite Guests When They RSVP To Events - Posted January 29, 2013
Much like Facebook recently prompted users to like similar pages when they clicked like on pages' timelines, it appears that the site is suggesting guests to bring along once users click that they are attending events on the events' pages. In February 2012, Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

RunKeeper Leads The Pack With Facebook's Open Graph - Posted January 29, 2013
Many Facebook applications help users get into shape or keep steady fitness regimens. Not all of them have become as wildly popular as ... [AllFacebook]

YouTube Introducing Paid Subscription Model - Posted January 29, 2013
Are you ready to pay to watch "Gangnam Style" for the 41st time? Don't worry, you won't have to do that--but you might be looking at the future of paid video content promotion. Today YouTube ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Changes PayPal Direct Deposit Policy For New Developers In Several Countries - Posted January 28, 2013
Since 2010, PayPal has been one of the main methods of payment for Facebook developers. But as Facebook grows, the company is changing its... [AllFacebook]

Analyst Predicts Positive Fourth-Quarter Earnings Report From Facebook - Posted January 28, 2013
Has Facebook done enough to become a viable advertising vessel? We'll find out ... [AllFacebook]

Nanigans: Facebook Page Post Ads More Effective Than Marketplace Ads - Posted January 28, 2013
Marketers are always trying to figure out which kinds of Facebook ads will net the most bang for their buck, and a recent Nanigans st... [AllFacebook]

Soundrop Creates Listening Rooms On Facebook - Posted January 28, 2013
Ever wish you could not only talk with your favorite artist, but give feedback on their newest music, too? Soundrop is making that possible through a Facebook application. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook News Feed Ads Start Appearing In Threes - Posted January 28, 2013
Facebook is constantly tweaking the way users see ads in the news feed, in an effort to figure out the most efficient, yet least obstructive way to show advertisements. Sister site Inside Facebook reported Monday that the social network is rolling out news feed ads for the desktop that are stac... [AllFacebook]

Yandex Social Search App Blocked from Accessing Facebook Data - Posted January 28, 2013
Josh Constine of Tech Crunch reports, "... [semanticweb.com]

After A Like, Facebook Recommends More Pages You Might Like - Posted January 25, 2013
Facebook is constantly trying to find ways for users to like more pages. The latest, as first reported by sister site Inside Facebook, is by prompting users t... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Responds To Platform Controversy Around Apps Voxer, Wonder, Vine - Posted January 25, 2013
In recent days, Facebook has been cutting off data access to applications that have been using it in ways that either compete with or replicate what the social network does -- first with ... [AllFacebook]

Sprylogics' Semantic Search Tech Will Be Added to 2ya Facebook Chat Application - Posted January 25, 2013
A recent article out of Sprylogics reports that the company's "semantic search tech... [semanticweb.com]

Kleek Simplifies Your Facebook Life - Posted January 25, 2013
It seems like Facebook's privacy settings change almost on a weekly basis. A new iOS application from Germany, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Yanks Data From Yandex's Mobile App, A Graph Search Competitor - Posted January 24, 2013
Thursday, Russian search engine Yandex released a mobile application, Wonder, that was something like ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook-Connected App Users Are More Likely To Be Paying Customers - Posted January 24, 2013
Mobile applications that have easy, one-tap Facebook login buttons have made it easier for users to sign up and interact. The socia... [AllFacebook]

Triposo Scans Facebook Events To Find Local Hotspots - Posted January 24, 2013
Looking for the most popular dive bar in Boston or the hottest nightclub event in Paris? Unless you know someone there, it can be hard to find what you're looking for when travel... [AllFacebook]

Debt Collectors Posing As Bikini-Clad Models On Facebook - Posted January 24, 2013
If you're running behind on your bills and suddenly find a friend request on Facebook from an attracti... [AllFacebook]

Indy500 Co-Opts Fans' Instagram Shots for Promo Campaign - Posted January 24, 2013
A couple of weeks ago we had a very interesting discussion with the founder and CEO of VenueSeen, a ... [FishbowlDC]

Swipp Social Intelligence Platform Merges Social And Knowledge Streams - Posted January 24, 2013
When Don Thorson and Charlie Constantini looked at the social graph - some 1 billlion connected people all sharing information at an incredibly fast pace - they saw a problem, and an opportunity. Data extraction wasn't playing as big a role in the picture as it could, so the possibility that... [semanticweb.com]

Napkin Drawing Shared Via Social Media Spawns Film Franchise - Posted January 24, 2013
Some publicity you just can't see coming. For instance, when artist Alex Panagopoulos sketched this picture on a coffee napkin, he probably didn't intend to spawn a film franchise starring a certain eyebrow-raising former wrestler. And yet... You may recognize this sword-wielding Teddy Bear from heavy ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Ramped Up Lobbying By 314 Percent In 4Q - Posted January 23, 2013
Facebook is increasingly becoming a player in Washington, D.C., and not just because of social media's influence on politics. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Page Builder ShortStack Keeps Growing - Posted January 23, 2013
Facebook page builder ShortStack is becoming more popular. The company ... [AllFacebook]

Why MySpace Needs to Change Its Tune...and Fast - Posted January 23, 2013
Let's admit that many of us are curious, if not excited, to see what's going to happen to the new MySpace. America loves a comeback story, and now that MySpace's arch nemesis Facebook has somewhat fallen out of favor with the pu... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Tests Timeline Design With Activity On Left, Posts On Right - Posted January 23, 2013
Last month, social media expert Mari Smith found out that Facebook was testing a redesign to a proposed one-column timeline layout. According to sister site Inside Facebook, it appears that another design is being tested, as well -- one that places o... [AllFacebook]

How Should PR Adapt to Looser Social Media Rules in the Workplace? - Posted January 23, 2013
We found ourselves fascinated by this great Sunday New York Times piece on an issue of vital importance to PR ... [FishbowlDC]

Call Button: An Answer To Facebook's Mobile Ad Woes? - Posted January 23, 2013
Ever since Facebook went public last year, the company has been looking for ways to monetize, especially on mobile. Jason Spievak, C... [AllFacebook]

Why Startups Should Invest in PR - Posted January 23, 2013
We've asked ourselves the question before: Should startup companies with shoestring budgets spend their crucial capital on public relations services? Of course we always wanted to answer "yes", but now we have some testimony to back that answer up. ... [FishbowlDC]

Serendip's IOS App Connects Facebook Users To Friends Through Music - Posted January 23, 2013
Hitting a bit of a musical rut and looking for some new tunes? Turn to your Facebook friends for inspiration. Social music service ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Is The Most Popular Mobile App In The U.S. - Posted January 23, 2013
We know that more and more users around the world are accessing Facebook through their phones, but new statistics ... [AllFacebook]

Discover The Mobile App You Really Want - Posted January 23, 2013
The semantic technology platform behind restaurant dish discovery service Dishtip (which The Semantic Web Blog discussed here) has made its way to a new ... [semanticweb.com]

GroupVox Offers Voice Messaging To Facebook Groups And Events - Posted January 22, 2013
Facebook is integrating voice messaging more and more on its mobile applications. After offering it on both Android and iOS versions of its Messenger app, F... [AllFacebook]

PostRocket: Facebook's News Feed Algorithm Can Actually Help Pages - Posted January 22, 2013
Ever since Facebook tweaked its news feed algorithm (which many people refer to as EdgeRank), in the fall to make it so users see mo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Page Ad Widget To News Feed - Posted January 22, 2013
Through the Pages Manager application and other tools, Facebook page managers have myriad ways to track the performance of their posts and ads. Social media expert Jon Loomer found another one Tuesday: A widget on the top of the news feed, showing how many advertisements and campaigns are active, and how... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches New Conversion Measurement - Posted January 22, 2013
In an effort to help marketers better track sales, Facebook launched a new conversion measurement Tuesday, ... [AllFacebook]

Getting The Most Out Of Facebook's Social Search - Posted January 21, 2013
When it comes to social, the challenge for marketing departments in 2013 will be to monetize and measure their social investments by understanding the value of the data, insights, and conversions these social channels create. Marketers ... [AllFacebook]

CareerSonar Turns Facebook Friends Into Job Connections - Posted January 21, 2013
Looking for a job? Among your Facebook friends lies the potential for employment. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Android Update Gives Users More Robust Use Of Mobile Share Button - Posted January 18, 2013
Facebook released an update to its Facebook for Android application Friday, with two features not yet seen on the native iOS app. On Android, Facebook i... [AllFacebook]

Retailers Beat Celebs and Entertainment Brands on Facebook - Posted January 18, 2013
This is something of a surprise: a new study from WSL/Strategic Retail tells us that Kim Kardashian... [GalleyCat]

Storify Curator Shows Private Facebook Posts - Posted January 18, 2013
Many media moguls use a content curator called Storify, which gathers social media reactions to certain topics or events in order to put together story streams. It's effectively u... [AllFacebook]

Brazilian Website Selling The Facebook Girlfriend Experience - Posted January 18, 2013
Tired of being single on Facebook? A Brazilian website offers Facebook users the chance to go the Manti Te'o route a... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing Facebook's 20 Percent Ad Text Rule - Posted January 17, 2013
In December, Facebook confused several page admins by making it a rule that text in the cover image and ads must limited to 20 percent of the total picture. How can someone tell what constitutes 20 percent of an ad, if they're not that great with math? ... [AllFacebook]

Despite Terms Of Use Fiasco, Instagram Users Still Upload 40M Pics Per Day - Posted January 17, 2013
Despite erroneous reports that Instagram users were dropping the application en masse in December, the photo-sharing application posted ... [AllFacebook]

Whoops: Subway's 'Footlong' Doesn't Quite Measure Up - Posted January 17, 2013
Hey, what's an inch between friends? If it contradicts the selling point behind your signature product, it can be a big deal. So when a curious Australian Subway customer discovered that his "footlong" sub sandwich was, in fact, ... [FishbowlDC]

Whoops: Subway's 'Footlong' Doesn't Quite Measure Up - Posted January 17, 2013
Hey, what's an inch between friends? If it contradicts the selling point behind your signature product, it can be a big deal. So when a curious Australian Subway customer discovered that his "footlong" sub sandwich was, in fact, ... [GalleyCat]

Facebook's Graph Search Will Both Challenge And Help Brands - Posted January 17, 2013
Facebook's newest addition -- graph search -- can change the way brands not only market on the site, but find potential customers through the... [AllFacebook]

Bing Integrates More Facebook Results Into Social Sidebar - Posted January 17, 2013
Just like Facebook is integrating Bing into its graph search, Microsoft's search engine is getting more cozy with the social network. Bing ... [AllFacebook]

PostRocket's SmartLink Helps Facebook Pages Create Images For Links - Posted January 17, 2013
Facebook recently redesigned its link previews -- and for good reason. As Mike Maghsoudi at PostRocket discovered, links are the poorest-performing type of post on Facebook, even though they're usually utilized most often. Maghsoudi blogged ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Rolls Out New, Bigger Link Previews In News Feed - Posted January 16, 2013
Earlier this week, Inside Facebook reported that Facebook was bumping up the size of its link previews, with an enhanced image size and room for more text. While we didn't have a screen shot to show you then, readers have started to see the new link previews in the news feed. While... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Photo Storage Is No Easy Task - Posted January 16, 2013
Facebook is more than a social network. It's also increasingly becoming the place where people store their photos for easy sh... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Debuts Graph Search; Is Open Graph Protocol In The Picture? - Posted January 15, 2013
Photos your friends took in New York City. Restaurants in Chicago your friends have been to. People who like running and who live in Denver, Colorado. Friends of friends who are interested in ballroom dancing or hiking. Facebook's new Graph Search promises to find all those things, and more, for you. Mark... [AllTwitter]

What Are America's 10 'Most Hated' Brands? And Why? - Posted January 15, 2013
Today we came across a list of "America's 10 Most Hated Companies" courtesy of Ragan's PR Daily and ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
For the past few months, Facebook has been brewing a search engine that could change the way people find things. Now Face... [AllFacebook]

Cleverbug Creates Engaging Birthday Cards With Facebook Photos - Posted January 15, 2013
While there are several platforms that try to make the birthday experience more special on Facebook, iOS application Cleverbug feels ... [AllFacebook]

AgoraPulse Offers Mobile Support For Facebook Campaigns - Posted January 14, 2013
AgoraPulse, which provides Facebook page analytics, now offers marketers the ability to tailor mobile-only campaigns. With Agor... [AllFacebook]

The New Social Networks: Which Ones Will Be Useful for PR Pros? - Posted January 14, 2013
As Instagram continues to lose members, Twitter decides whether to go public, Google+ screams "Notice Me!" and Facebook tries to resist th... [FishbowlDC]

Think Like Zuck: What We Can Learn From Facebook's CEO - Posted January 14, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been one of the most-discussed figures of our time. Some people love him, some criticize him, but most just ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Start Super-Sizing Link Previews In News Feed - Posted January 14, 2013
Facebook is apparently testing a new way for links to become more prominent in the news feed. According to sister site Inside Facebook, the link preview image will grow from 90 x 90 pixels to 154 x 154. The changes are expected to go live sometime ... [AllFacebook]

Learning From Instagram's Faux Pas - Posted January 11, 2013
Once again, a technology-based company has exposed to the world their classic misunderstanding of change. In Instagram's case, the failu... [AllFacebook]

Winklevii Case Vs. Facebook Helps Warner Bros. Secure Superman Copyright - Posted January 11, 2013
When Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss dropped their lawsuit against Facebook in 2011, it was evident that the landmark case had far-reaching implications... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Offers Admins The Ability To Promote Page, Get More Likes - Posted January 11, 2013
Facebook has long allowed page administrators to promote individual posts, but now the site is apparently pushing more options for marketers to pay to amplify pages themselves. As Jon Loomer points out, some pages have the option to quickly create ads to get more likes. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For Every Phone Was The Top Page In 2012 - Posted January 10, 2013
Celebrities had a great year on Facebook in 2012. Rihanna rose up the page charts to be the most popular human-based page on the social network, and se... [AllFacebook]

PR Win: Gibson Replaces Guitar Destroyed on Delta Flight - Posted January 10, 2013
As proud amateur musicians, we understand the importance of a treasured instrument--especially a premium electric guitar worth thousands of dollars. Today we came across the story of a musician who nearly lost his six-string in transit and experienced two completely opposite reactions from the... [FishbowlDC]

Get To Know Competitive Facebook Analytics Provider PostAcumen - Posted January 10, 2013
We recently sat down with Chad Wittman, founder of EdgeRank Checker, to talk about his company's newest product -- ... [AllFacebook]

Film Studios May Stop Running Facebook Promos - Posted January 10, 2013
Today's Academy Awards nominations mark Hollywood's second-biggest PR day (this year's theme seems to be "Thank you, Steven Spielberg, for ke... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Scraps Specific App Metrics, Moves To Tiers - Posted January 9, 2013
Facebook plans to change the way that applications are measured. In a Developer's Blog post Wedne... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Pages Manager For Android Launches In All Google Play Supported Countries - Posted January 9, 2013
Recently, Facebook finally introduced Pages Manager for Android -- but only to users in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. On Wednesday, Facebook rolled it out to users in the U.S. and... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Scores Painfully Low In Customer Satisfaction - Posted January 9, 2013
While brands are in a love/hate relationship with Facebook, many users are ... [AllFacebook]

New Facebook Country Metrics Expose Pages That Purchased Likes - Posted January 9, 2013
In an effort to get a leg up on Facebook marketing, many like-obsessed pages resort to buying fans -- fake profi... [AllFacebook]

Marketers: Stop Trying to Make 'Poke' and 'Snapchat' Happen - Posted January 9, 2013
Are Snapchat and Facebook's Poke the latest Instagram-style visual branding ... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Many Users Still Don't Understand How Facebook Makes Money - Posted January 9, 2013
Despite several new advertising methods Facebook has rolled out over the past couple of years, many users don't understand how the site makes money, according to a new study by The Search Agency. The Search Agency, in a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, found that among 2,006 U.S. adult Internet users, only... [AllFacebook]

Subway, Facebook, Fox News Among Facebook's Most Popular Pages In 2012 - Posted January 8, 2013
Two of the most popular topics in 2012 were the Summer Olympic Games in London and the ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are Xbox's and PlayStation's Facebook Fans? - Posted January 8, 2013
Gamers love Facebook, and two of the dominant gaming consoles (Xbox and PlayStation) have loyal followings on the social network. But interestingly enough, while Xbox has more fans in the U.S., PlayStation is more popular in Russia, a ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Allows Users To Turn Off Notifications From Previously Ignored Friends, Groups - Posted January 7, 2013
Tired of seeing notifications from groups you haven't checked or posted in for quite some time? Facebook has a way to fix that now. According to sister site Inside Facebook, the sit... [AllFacebook]

Mom's iPhone Contract with Son Goes Viral - Posted January 7, 2013
Whenever anything goes viral on the Internet, PR professionals should raise an eyebrow and shift into work mode. Our industry specializes in public sentiment, so when a video, or in this case a document, resonates widely with the population, we know there is a learning opportunity at ... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Now Allows Pages To Create New Posts Via Its Ad Tool - Posted January 7, 2013
Facebook is trying to make life easier for advertisers, allowing page administrators to create new posts from the site's ad creator tool. As ... [AllFacebook]

Taco Bell's Facebook Page Grants Swimmer's Wish For Speedo - Posted January 7, 2013
More brands are learning that one of the keys to Facebook marketing is engagement. Taco Bell has aced this test. A high school swimmer posted to the restaurant's Facebook page, asking for a Speedo that read, "Think Outside The Buns." Taco Bell not only responded to the post, but sent the... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Mobile Ad Performance - Posted January 7, 2013
As more and more Facebook users check the site through their mobile devices, advertisers have followed suit. New figures from Kenshoo Social show that more than one of every five dollars spent on Facebook ads are delivered on mobile devices. Kenshoo Chief Marketing Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Staying Safe On Facebook - Posted January 4, 2013
Facebook is a great place for connecting with old friends and keeping in touch with family, but it can also be dangerous to both use... [AllFacebook]

As Facebook Partners With Chango, Ads Can Be Bought Using Google Search Data - Posted January 4, 2013
Facebook and brands that market on the social network are constantly trying to figure out what users want to buy, but the data users pre... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Can Facebook Make You Less Lonely? - Posted January 4, 2013
Facebook may have some negative effects on our mental well-being, but can posting status updates regularly make a person feel less l... [AllFacebook]

How Can Marketers Use Facebook's Poke App For Advertising? - Posted January 4, 2013
Most brands want to create lasting memories with their advertising campaigns. But is there any potential to using Facebook's new Poke application -- where messages disappe... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pages Manager Launches On Android In Select Countries - Posted January 4, 2013
While Facebook users on iOS devices have had the luxury of Pages Manager to keep tabs on their pages, Android users have not, but it appears that the ap... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Year In Facebook And Social Games - Posted January 3, 2013
2012 was a big year for games on Facebook, as hits such as Angry Birds, SongPop, and Dragon City were played by millions of users all over the world. Rebel Entertainment (makers of Dun... [AllFacebook]

Doximity Is the First Social Network for Doctors - Posted January 3, 2013
Are you a hard-working, inquisitive physician who loves to discuss complex medical issues with your peers but lacks an appropriate forum? OK, you're probably not--but believe us when we say that this is a legitimate problem that is extremely relevant to anyone with clients in the medical field. Despi... [FishbowlDC]

Doximity Is the First Social Network for Doctors - Posted January 3, 2013
Are you a hard-working, inquisitive physician who loves to discuss complex medical issues with your peers but lacks an appropriate forum? OK, you're probably not--but believe us when we say that this is a legitimate problem that is extremely relevant to anyone with clients in the medical field. Despite the fac... [GalleyCat]

Will the 'Social Sharing Bill' Keep Netflix On Top? - Posted January 3, 2013
2012 was a year of recovery for Netflix; the world's top streaming service lost a fair number of subscribers after the late-2011 Qwikster debacle and the pricing bump that came along with it. While Netflix made ... [FishbowlDC]

What Marketers Need To Know About Facebook Nearby - Posted January 2, 2013
Ever since Facebook acquired his location-based check-in site, Gowalla, around this time last year, co-founder and CEO Josh Williams (now a product manager... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Release Fourth-Quarter Earnings Jan. 30 - Posted January 2, 2013
It has been an interesting fiscal quarter for Facebook, and in just a few weeks, everyone will know how the company did financially over the past three months. Facebook announced to investors Wednesday that it will hold its ... [AllFacebook]

Keep Your New Year's Resolution With The Help Of Facebook Apps - Posted January 2, 2013
What's the biggest resolution everyone makes on Jan. 1? Lose weight and be healthier. There are several Facebook applications tha... [AllFacebook]

Cheezburger Builder Turns Facebook Photos Into Memes - Posted January 2, 2013
Millions of people around the Internet love using Cheezburger to turn photos into memes, but now users can connect their Facebook accounts into the Cheezburger Builder to... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Alters Life Events Notifications To Make It Easier To Send Gifts - Posted January 2, 2013
Late last month, Facebook rolled out its Gifts feature to all U.S. users. Now the social network is making sure that users know it's an option for birthdays. Recently, Facebook tweaked the top-right corner life events notification area to make Gifts a more prominent factor. Now whenever a user clicks on the... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Tech Outlook: 2013 - Posted January 2, 2013
[caption id="attachment_34376" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Lars Plougmann[/caption] In recent blogs we've discussed where semantic technologies have gone in 2012, and a bit about where they will go this year (see ... [semanticweb.com]

MyPermissions Wants Facebook Users To Start 2013 Safely With Cleaner, Android App - Posted January 1, 2013
When you connect with a Facebook application, how often do you pay attention to the fine print of what information the app wants from your profil... [AllFacebook]

How Will The Facebook Ad Landscape Change In 2013? - Posted December 31, 2012
As more users and brands have joined Facebook, the ways that companies market to fans (and potential fans) have changed greatly. At first, marketers were obsessed with ... [AllFacebook]

AgoraPulse's Barometer Gives Facebook Pages A Measuring Stick - Posted December 28, 2012
There are several ways to track a Facebook page's performance, but AgoraPulse is working on a way for page admins to compare their stats to similar pages. The company... [AllFacebook]

Did Instagram's Terms Of Use Flop Hurt Facebook? - Posted December 28, 2012
After mass confusion over Instagram's updated terms of use, several users took to Facebook and Twitter to ... [AllFacebook]

Geaver Makes It Fun To Send E-Cards To Facebook Friends - Posted December 28, 2012
Remember the days before the Internet, when people actually sent cards and letters through the mail? Geaver wants to bring that feeling back in the Facebook era. Through Geaver, people can s... [AllFacebook]

Social Marketing and Why Traditional Measurement Doesn't Work - Posted December 28, 2012
By Peter Heffring, president and CEO of Expion Brands have jumped in whole-heartedly to social marketing in 2012, with active Facebook Pages and sponsored ads, Google+ pages, YouTube channels - you name it. And while headcount and budgets have been growing for this direct marketing channel, the effectiveness is s... [AllFacebook]

5 Common Facebook Marketing Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them) - Posted December 27, 2012
Odds are you've liked a page on Facebook only to regret it a few hours or a few days later. Maybe it keeps posting about itself, or there's no ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Development In Three Years - Posted December 27, 2012
In January 2010, Facebook had just 337 million users -- a figure that has ballooned to roughly 1 billion this year. While Facebook is still most popular in the U.S., the social network has grown in leaps in bounds in countries such as Brazil and India over the past three years.... [AllFacebook]

Is Randi Zuckerberg A Twitter Bully? - Posted December 26, 2012
You've likely seen it reported countless times by now: Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, screwed up the privacy settings on a family photo and it ended up on Twitter. And she go... [AllTwitter]

Is Randi Zuckerberg A Twitter Bully? - Posted December 26, 2012
You've likely seen it reported countless times by now: Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, screwed up the privacy settings on a family photo and it ended up on Twitter. And she go... [10,000 Words]

The Best Days to Post to Facebook, by Industry - Posted December 25, 2012
It turns out that we're not all on Facebook all day, every day. This infographic shows marketers in different industries how to catch people when they're in the mood for everything from finance to fast food, any day of the week. Analysts at LinchpinSEO have measured three types of interactions: likes, comments,... [AllFacebook]

Dear Santa, Please Bring Me Better Facebook Features - Posted December 24, 2012
Dear Santa, My name is Heather. You don't know me. I'm Jewish, so growing up I once spent the entire ye... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Uses Status Update Box To Ask How You're Doing - Posted December 21, 2012
Facebook has been toying around with the status update box quite a bit in recent months. The site changed the prompt messages for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the holidays. Now it's simply asking, "How are you doin... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Poke -- A Snapchat-Like Messenger -- For IPhone - Posted December 21, 2012
After rumors of Facebook launching a timed messaging service similar to Snapchat swirled, on Friday the site ... [AllFacebook]

Senate Approves Act To Let Netflix Share U.S. Data With Facebook - Posted December 21, 2012
Not long after the U.S. House of Representatives approved changes to a bill that would let video rental services such as Netflix share viewer data (with their consent) to sit... [AllFacebook]

Education Is The Key To Preventing Facebook Leaks - Posted December 21, 2012
Many companies don't have seasoned social media gurus at the helm, often relying on interns or marketers to present the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. This sometimes leads to leaks, hacks, and other night... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Nixes Sponsored Story-Like Ad Product ... For Now - Posted December 20, 2012
Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing social network, caused a stir throughout the Internet this week when the company altere... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Redesign To One-Column Timeline - Posted December 20, 2012
It appears that Facebook is looking for ways to simplify the timeline design. As first noticed by social media expert Mari Smith (and ABC News), some users are seein... [AllFacebook]

A Look Back At The Year Of Facebook Developments - Posted December 20, 2012
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook's developers team ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Rolling Out Drag-And-Drop Photo Uploading - Posted December 20, 2012
Uploading photos to Facebook just got easier. As first reported by Inside Facebook, the social network is rolling out drag-and-drop capability, allowing users to simply choose the photos they want to present. Now, instead of navigating folders, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Let Strangers, Brands Send You Paid Messages - Posted December 20, 2012
Today brings yet another reason for Facebook's billion-plus users to get their collective knickers in a b... [FishbowlDC]

Bitstrips Draws Success From Facebook - Posted December 20, 2012
One of the hottest Facebook applications may have just made photos boring. Comic creation community Bitstrips, which recently launche... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Filtering To Messages, Tests Paid Service - Posted December 20, 2012
Facebook released an update to its messaging system Thursday, adding a filtering system and introducing a paid service for... [AllFacebook]

Ads Can Now Be Targeted Toward Children Under 13 - Posted December 19, 2012
A change in the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) means that children ... [AllFacebook]

Should Facebook Move Forward With Autoplay Video Ads? - Posted December 19, 2012
On Tuesday, a report detailed that Facebook is planning to implement 15-second video advertisements that automatically play -... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pauses Mobile Ad Network Tests - Posted December 19, 2012
Rumblings of a Facebook external ad network, where ads gathered by social data show up on sites outside of the social network, sent waves throughout the Internet. But a report from AllThi... [AllFacebook]

U.S. House Passes Bill To Simplify Sharing Between Facebook, Netflix - Posted December 19, 2012
Because of a law passed in 1988, U.S. Facebook users have been unable to share their Netflix viewing data -- much like they do for Spotify or other applications that utiliz... [AllFacebook]

Online Card For Sandy Hook Victims Now The Largest Petition Ever On Causes - Posted December 18, 2012
After a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, people all over Facebook offered support for the families, teachers, and everyone e... [AllFacebook]

Instagram No Longer Picture Perfect - Posted December 18, 2012
If you visited Facebook today, you most likely saw at least a few friends post with utter exasperation about how they're ditching Instagram immediately because it plans to ... [GalleyCat]

Instagram Assures Users It Will Not Sell Their Photos (Updated) - Posted December 18, 2012
This morning tech blogs and social media lit up with users reacting to changes to Instagram's privacy policies, which some users took to give the company permission to sell user's photographs to advertisers. Instagram has taken notice and has issued a response reassuring... [AllFacebook]

Man Behind Lottery Ticket Hoax On Facebook Explains Himself - Posted December 18, 2012
After Nolan Daniels posted a photo of himself holding a Photoshopped winning lottery ticket, offering to give some of the riches to one person who shared... [AllFacebook]

Autoplay Video Ads Reportedly Coming To Facebook's News Feed - Posted December 18, 2012
In an effort to boost advertising revenue, Facebook will apparently start launching video ads in users' news fe... [AllFacebook]

eMarketer: Sunny Outlook for Mobile, Social Advertising in 2013 - Posted December 17, 2012
The digital marketing research firm eMarketer has substantially revised its previous estimates for mobile advertising spending in 2012 from $2.61 billion to $4 billion, nearly double the 2011 number. The company is also bullish on social marketing, ex... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Director Of Engineering Talks About Location, Context, Future - Posted December 17, 2012
Location has increasingly become a key tenant of Facebook, especially as the site grows on mobile. Users love to check-in to cool places and take photos, giving Facebook some context as t... [AllFacebook]

Did Instagram Forget Its $525 Million Verbal Agreement With Twitter? - Posted December 17, 2012
Everyone was wondering a while back how Twitter could have missed out on snagging Instagram, particularly when Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was an Instagram investor. Well... [AllTwitter]

What's Up With Phantom Facebook Likes? - Posted December 17, 2012
Even though Facebook has taken steps to eliminate fake likes, we must admit that we, like ... [FishbowlDC]

Instagram's New Privacy Policy Includes Ad Product Similar To Facebook Sponsored Stories - Posted December 17, 2012
Not long after Facebook altered its data use policy, the social network's photo-s... [AllFacebook]

Viral Statement On Facebook About School Shooting Is Wrongly Attributed To Morgan Freeman - Posted December 17, 2012
Not long after the initial shocked reaction in the wake of a deadly mass-shooting Friday in Connecticut, seve... [AllFacebook]

NRA's Media Team Goes Silent After Newtown Tragedy - Posted December 17, 2012
Friday's horrific violence in Newtown, Connecticut, understandably dominated every corner of the American media this weekend. Many citizens (most prominently ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Worldwide Expansion - Posted December 14, 2012
By now, many people know that Facebook's headquarters are located in Menlo Park, Calif., just south of San Francisco. But the company has far-flung offices in Ireland, Luxembourg, and India, among several other places. An infographic from BusinessProfiles.com shows where Facebook's 67 affilia... [AllFacebook]

Thousands Share Alleged Conn. School Shooter's Facebook Profile -- But It May Not Be Him - Posted December 14, 2012
Not long after the name of the shooter who killed nearly 30 people -- including 20 children -- was released ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks What You're Doing For The Holidays - Posted December 14, 2012
Much like Facebook did for Halloween and Thanksgiving, some users (and page administrators) are seeing a holiday-related prompt where the usual, "What's on your mind?" message is. Facebook is asking some people, "Are you doing anything special for the holidays?" ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Recent Articles Module, Showing Stories Users May Like - Posted December 14, 2012
Facebook is testing a new feature -- recent articles -- showing users news stories based on subjects they've liked. For instance, if a user liked the page of a prominent actor, a review of his newest film might be suggested. This is Facebook's latest attempt to ... [AllFacebook]

Turning Heineken into the World's 'Most Interesting' Beer - Posted December 14, 2012
First a disclaimer: Like the rest of the country, we love beer. In fact, we are unapologetic beer snobs. And while ... [FishbowlDC]

Search Engine Yandex Gets More Personal, And More Semantic, Too - Posted December 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_34100" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image courtesy of Pixomar / FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Search engine Yandex this week added personalization capabilities for Eastern European users' search results. It analyses their online behavior including their search history, clicks on search results, and language prefere... [semanticweb.com]

Viewster Launches Facebook App To Find World's Biggest Movie Buff - Posted December 13, 2012
So you can quote Pulp Fiction line-by-line and list Brad Pitt and Sophia Loren among your biggest influences? ... [AllFacebook]

Figuring Out Where to Pitch Your Stories - Posted December 13, 2012
This week brings another helpful post from our friends at ... [FishbowlDC]

15 Tricks Learned While Getting My App's Facebook Page From 0 To 100K Fans - Posted December 13, 2012
Running a successful Facebook page is often more about science and accuracy than about socializing. You probably already know this from your personal pa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For Android 2.0 Is Built For Speed - Posted December 13, 2012
Earlier this year, Facebook gave its native iOS application a much-needed speed upgrade. Now Facebook has done the same with its ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Ads Lead To More Interaction Over The Holidays - Posted December 13, 2012
Brands on Facebook have been advertising aggressively during this holiday season, knowing that people are willing to buy. New figures released by Kenshoo Social show that people are also more willing to like, comment on, and share Facebook ads around this time. The study found that the ret... [AllFacebook]

Obama PR Team Recasts Victory as 'Revenge of the Nerds' - Posted December 13, 2012
If you're anything like us, you remember the 2012 election as a long, unpleasant string of joke candidates, gaffes, Twitter fights, terrible debate performances and attack ads. The Obama campaign's PR team, however, would like the public to see the presi... [FishbowlDC]

Black Friday Influenced Most Popular U.S. Facebook Pages Of November - Posted December 12, 2012
If you've been following any of AllFacebook's posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it's probably no surpris... [AllFacebook]

Big Brands Placing Holiday Bets On Facebook Domain Sponsored Stories - Posted December 12, 2012
On Black Friday, I posted an update on Facebook with an affiliate link to Amazon.com's product page for Razor scooters. On December 6th, nearly two weeks later, this update was still showing up in the feeds of friends. Only the post had been changed slightly, with a sponsored designation. This is... [AllFacebook]

Social Gifting On Facebook Trending Toward Local Experiences - Posted December 12, 2012
As Facebook looks for ways to monetize its presence, the company rolled out Gifts earlier this year -- a program that is now available to all U.S. u... [AllFacebook]

Should PR Pros Join Google+ Communities? - Posted December 12, 2012
We have to admit that we haven't really kept up with Google+ (who has?), but the service made another attempt to encroach upon Facebook's turf last week by introducing Google+ Communities. Now we know what you're wondering: How does this affect me (if at all)? ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Gives Users More Privacy Options - Posted December 12, 2012
Facebook has an extensive set of privacy controls, but many users simply don't know how to access them. The site wa... [AllFacebook]

Friend2Friend's Social Engagement Platform Helps Brands Succeed On Facebook Mobile - Posted December 12, 2012
Companies pour tons of money into making sure their product looks amazing on Facebook's desktop version, but the results don't always translate into a nice-looking package for mobile users. As Facebo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Sponsored Stories Can Harbor Suspicious Likes - Posted December 11, 2012
Facebook users have been seeing more sponsored stories in their mobile and desktop news feeds, saying, "(Friend) likes (brand)." But as a report on ReadWrite notes, several users have seen their names (or those of their friends) attached to pages they haven't liked. Th... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Responds To Data Use Policy Vote, Confirms Changes - Posted December 11, 2012
Even though an overwhelming majority of voters wanted Facebook to keep its current data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities, which... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook On The Rise In Russia, India, Brazil - Posted December 11, 2012
As Facebook shoots past 1 billion users, countries all over the world are becoming more plugged in to the social network. People in Brazil, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and India love Facebook, as there has been 41 percent growth in those countries this year, according to a new infographic from BestFreeOn... [AllFacebook]

Singly "App Fabric" Platform Helps Developers Deeply Connect To Other Apps So Users Can Connect With All Their Data - Posted December 11, 2012
Singly, which has as its mission connecting people more closely with their data everywhere it lives, now is opening up the beta of its development platform to help developers create the apps that can make that happen. As co-founder and CEO J... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Offers Recommended Pages In An Effort To Connect More Users - Posted December 10, 2012
Facebook loves to recommend friends and applications, but now the site has come up with a new way to get users to like more pages. With the Recommended Pages feature within Facebook -- as first noticed by sister site ... [AllFacebook]

Create Facebook Apps In A Snap With IFrapp - Posted December 10, 2012
You don't need to be an expert Web designer or engineer to create an engaging Facebook application. A new program from Norway -- ... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Checks In To Success With Facebook's Open Graph - Posted December 10, 2012
You know you've seen it on your friend's Facebook profile or Twitter feed: a Foursquare check-in, proclaiming that they are now the mayor of the local burger joint. On Monday, Facebook praised Foursquare's use of open graph technology, whi... [AllFacebook]

Adventures in Marketing: Pizza Hut, the Fragrance - Posted December 10, 2012
Today in Necessary Things News: When we hear the words "Pizza" and "Hut" together, perfume is NOT the first, second or third thing that comes to mind. Yet the deep-dish pie chain's Canadian marketing agency has a sense of humor, so they thought it might be fun ... [FishbowlDC]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [FishbowlDC]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [GalleyCat]

Lessons Learned from Social Media: Watch the 'F' Word (as in Facebook) - Posted December 10, 2012
Here's a word to the wise to all of the social media divas and divos out there -- you can never be too careful when it comes to Facebook. Here's why: On Friday, the Montana Office of Tourism got in a bit of hot water when its status update on its official... [MediaJobsDaily]

UPDATED: Less Than 1 Million Facebook Users Voted On Policy Changes - Posted December 10, 2012
Facebook asked users to vote on whether or not they should be able to vote on future changes to the policy that governs what the company does with users' data. To keep the old process of voting in place, 30 percent of Facebook's 1 billion-strong user base had to vote for... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Not Too Comfortable with Democracy - Posted December 10, 2012
You can't please everybody all the time--especially when that "everybody" includes nearly a billion people. But Facebook's not even trying any more: As much as Mark Zuckerberg... [FishbowlDC]

Netflix CEO Posts World's Priciest Facebook Update - Posted December 7, 2012
Reed Hastings, public persona and Netflix head honcho, took the opportunity to share some good news about his business with his 245,000... [FishbowlDC]

What's a 'Like' Worth, Anyway? - Posted December 6, 2012
In what we saw as a craven attempt to push the "sponsored stories" feature, Facebook's head of measurement and insights Brad Smallwood told IAB's October tech conference attendees that Facebook clicks ... [FishbowlDC]

What Keeps No. 1 Facebook Game SongPop On Top? - Posted December 6, 2012
Many popular Facebook games are like fireworks: They rise and explode, then disappear. SongPop, recently named ... [AllFacebook]

How Can Brands Build Loyalty Through Facebook? - Posted December 5, 2012
Subway has a pretty tasty deal with CityVille players. Those who play t... [AllFacebook]

How To Target Your Facebook Posts by Location, Age, Gender & More - Posted December 5, 2012
Do you wish you could write Facebook updates to reach certain people in your Facebook community? Using relatively new tools, you can target your Facebook posts by gender, relationship status, educational status, interested in, age, location or language of your Facebook friends. We've created a step-by-step t... [PRNewser]

How To Target Your Facebook Posts by Location, Age, Gender & More - Posted December 5, 2012
Do you wish you could write Facebook updates to reach certain people in your Facebook community? Using relatively new tools, you can target your Facebook posts by gender, relationship status, educational status, interested in, age, location or language of your Facebook friends. We've created a step-by-step t... [Inside Mobile Apps]

SportStream Adds Facebook Integration For Winning App - Posted December 5, 2012
Sports fans are all over Facebook -- cheering through status updates, sharing content from team and athlete fan pages. ... [AllFacebook]

Integrating Facebook Into Your Marketing Strategy - Posted December 5, 2012
Gone are the days when print and TV are the dominant avenues of advertising. Now companies big and small need to integrate Facebook and other social avenues into their marketing plans. A panel of experts, including a social media official at HBO, at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference talked ab... [AllFacebook]

How To Take On Your Facebook Competition - Posted December 5, 2012
Every page on Facebook is in competition for space on users' news feeds. With the changes in Facebook's algorithm (commonly known as EdgeRank), pages hav... [AllFacebook]

New OneSpot Platform Fuses Branded Content and Advertising - Posted December 4, 2012
Journalism, PR and advertising: as the lines between the three practices continue to blur, the point at which they meet is the talk of the communications industry. We've covered the issue on blogs, intellectualized it and discussed it in LinkedIn forums. But what if we had a tool to bring the... [GalleyCat]

Friend-To-Friend Facebook Marketing: That's A Wrapp - Posted December 4, 2012
It has been proven that a marketing message holds so much more weight when it comes from a friend rather than a brand. So how can brands get in on the... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Makes It Easier For Android Users To Sign Up For Messenger - Posted December 4, 2012
Facebook's devotion to Android is growing stronger. The company announced Tuesday that Android users can sign up for Facebook's standalone Messenger application by just entering their name and phone number. The site reports that accounts, separate of a Facebook me... [AllFacebook]

Will Mitt Romney's Facebook Friends Comfort Him In Defeat? - Posted December 4, 2012
Reports indicate that former presidential candidate Mitt Romn... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Ads Growing In Influence - Posted December 4, 2012
Though Facebook advertising may not always lead to direct sales, social ads still lead to sales through a variety of avenues. Eric Ludwig, the VP and general manager of Rosetta Stone's North America branch, spoke this morning at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York about how compa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Lauds Marvel's Avengers Alliance Game - Posted December 3, 2012
The Avengers didn't just slay the competition at the box office -- they were quite successf... [AllFacebook]

Early Voting Results Show That Facebook Users Don't Want Policy Changes - Posted December 3, 2012
Facebook is proposing significant changes to its data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities (namely the ability to vote on future privacy policy alterations), allowing users to vote for or against the changes. Users have until noon PT Dec. 10 to vote. While it would take a massive effort... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's David Fisch Talks Mobile At Inside Social Apps Conference - Posted December 3, 2012
Facebook is increasingly becoming a mobile company, as evidenced by the fact that roughly 600 million people access the social network via their phon... [AllFacebook]

PR Fail: Cheerios GMO Backlash Goes Social - Posted December 3, 2012
Cheerios recently tried to make the most of social media as a PR tool by doing what everyone else was already doing: designing Facebook apps to encourage its hundreds of thousands of fans to interact with the brand. U... [FishbowlDC]

Search Through Your Facebook History With Archify - Posted November 30, 2012
So you remember a funny picture or a witty post from a Facebook friend, but you can't recall when or which friend. Archify, which launched earlier this week, seeks to solve this problem by allowing ... [AllFacebook]

Man Fools More Than 500,000 Facebook Users Pretending To Be Lottery Winner - Posted November 30, 2012
As we learned earlier with the ubiquitous "In response to the new Facebook guidelines," posts, Facebook users will share just about anything -- especially if they've got a shot at $1 million. Recently, a Facebook user named Nolan Daniels posted a photo of hi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Offers Social Networking Tips To New Members Of Congress - Posted November 30, 2012
The men and women of the U.S. Congress may know government affairs, the economy, and public policy, but they might not be well-versed in Facebook. T... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Officially Rolls Out Photo Sync For IOS, Android - Posted November 30, 2012
Throughout the year, Facebook has been testing photo sync, allowing mobile users to automatically upload photos to the social network, but in a folder only... [AllFacebook]

Great PR: Customized Holiday Greetings from Stella Artois - Posted November 30, 2012
Stella Artois produces mid-range "European" beer, but the brand also looks to sell a certain sort of effortless cool--remember 2011's awkward Super Bowl commercial starring Adrien Brody as a chick-magnet crooner? Now they've created one of the best PR/ad campaigns we've seen this holiday season. A brilliant Facebook app called "... [FishbowlDC]

Latest Twitter Scam Directs You To Video Showing Obama Punch Someone In The Face - Posted November 29, 2012
First off: No, you will not see a video of President Obama punching someone in the face here - or anywhere for that matter. That's the point of this post. The latest attempt to compromise your Twitter account tells you that you will see this ... [AllTwitter]

Zynga Breaks Away From Facebook - Posted November 29, 2012
The strained tie between Facebook and game developer Zynga has been largely broken. According to documents filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchan... [AllFacebook]

Imagining The Possibilities Of Facebook's External Ad Network - Posted November 29, 2012
Facebook has been sitting on a gold mine: users' information. Up until now, the company has used this to target ads within the site. But now, Facebook could soon... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Wedding - Posted November 29, 2012
You may have noticed that whenever a Facebook friend gets married, it sets off a flurry of activity throughout the social network. Friends post photos from the wedding, and there's the creation of a life event and the notification on the top-right corner of the screen. Mashable and TheKnot.com recently studied... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Host Windows 8 Hackathon - Posted November 29, 2012
Facebook loves to run hackathons, where developers have 24 hours to come up with the best application possible. Earlier this year, Facebook managed ... [AllFacebook]

NYPD's Heartwarming Photo Goes Viral - Posted November 29, 2012
We recently reported on the NYPD's social media unit and the department's new-found skill in using F... [FishbowlDC]

Will The White House's New Social Media Strategy Work? - Posted November 29, 2012
There's no question that The White House knows its way around social media--President Obama's "four more years" Instagram tweet quickly became the most l... [FishbowlDC]

Health, Alcohol, Consumer Goods Are The Fastest Growing Industries On Facebook - Posted November 28, 2012
We're aware that more companies are putting more importance on having a Facebook presence. But which industries have seen the most gro... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Time Do You Spend On Facebook? - Posted November 28, 2012
For many people, Facebook is the first site they log into every morning and the last thing they check before going to bed. All of that time can really add up. Law firm Morrison Foerster, through its Socially Aware blog, found out that people spend ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEO: The Perils Of Quitting Facebook - Posted November 28, 2012
Leaving Facebook for good is much like trying to kill a zombie in a horror flick. Even though you're pretty sure you've 86'ed it, you can't be cer... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, IPO Among Bing's Most-Searched Terms Of 2012 - Posted November 27, 2012
Though Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have the tabloid-turning power of Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber, Facebook was among Bing's most-searched terms of the year. The year isn't over yet, but that didn't stop Bing (which has been a solid partner with Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Users Can Soon Vote On Proposed Facebook Privacy Policy Changes - Posted November 27, 2012
When Facebook told users that they were planning on approving changes to its data use policy and its statement of rights and responsi... [AllFacebook]

What Makes A Story Successful On Facebook? - Posted November 27, 2012
National Public Radio has been wondering: What makes a story tick on Facebook? The company examined its geotargeted stories throughout July, August, and September, and found that ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Promoted Posts Can Now Target Fan Countries - Posted November 27, 2012
Looking for a way to better target promoted posts? Facebook has the answer. The company recently updated the service,... [AllFacebook]

The Dangers Of Facebook Promoted Posts And Suggested Posts - Posted November 27, 2012
Friends of fans are a valuable group for many businesses on Facebook, and also the ones who see loads of advertising daily throu... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: More Facebook Friends, More Problems - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook usage can make people feel more self-confident, but a study from the University of Edinburgh Bu... [AllFacebook]

Discover to Use Fingerprints for Credit Card Payments - Posted November 26, 2012
In our relentless march toward efficiency, the public will do just about anything to save precious time so we can spend more of our lives on Facebook fretting about privacy concerns that don't exist. Human nature is peculiar indeed, particularly when it comes to o... [FishbowlDC]

What Can Small Businesses Learn From Big Brands On Facebook? - Posted November 26, 2012
Even if your business doesn't have the marketing budget of brands such as Taco Bell, Zappos, and Walmart, you can still make an impression on Facebook by studying their tactics for success. Mike Maghsoudi, co-founder of PostRocket... [AllFacebook]

Now Playing On Facebook Gifts: ITunes - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook has recently been expanding the number of users who have access to Gifts, allowing them to give presents to friends through the social network. Just ... [AllFacebook]

ALERT: Free $10 Coupon Offer From Discounts Facebook Page Is A Scam - Posted November 26, 2012
Believing a gift card Facebook offer for Starbucks that seems too good to be true could land users in hot water. ... [AllFacebook]

How To Set Up A Facebook Ad Campaign In 60 Minutes -- And Look Good - Posted November 23, 2012
I get it. You've got 30 other things to do besides trying to follow Facebook's every change. So follow these simple steps and you'll be able to run your Faceboo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks What Users Are Thankful For - Posted November 22, 2012
On this Thanksgiving day, many Facebook users have taken the time to share the things for which they are thankful. Knowing this, Facebook is having a little fun with the status update prompt. Much like the site did on Halloween, Facebook has changed the status update bar for some users, with... [AllFacebook]

10 Ways To Stalk A Facebook Profile For Holiday Gift Ideas - Posted November 22, 2012
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here. Perhaps even more difficult to swallow is th... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks Users To Comment On, But Not Vote For, Policy Changes - Posted November 21, 2012
Facebook announced Wednesday that it is mulling changes to its data use policy and its ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Enters the Brand Pages Game - Posted November 21, 2012
Just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all that related insanity, Amazon has joined Facebook in giving marketers yet another reason to obsess over data with new brand pages and analytical tools. So... [FishbowlDC]

Presidential Turkey Pardon Put To A Facebook Vote - Posted November 21, 2012
Every Thanksgiving since 1989, the president of the U.S. has given an official pardon to a turkey, sparing the gobbler from ending up on a silver platter. This year, President Barack Obama is letting Facebook users decide which turkey will be pardoned Wednesday: Gobbler or Cobbler. ... [AllFacebook]

Can In-app Facebook Advertisers Be Trusted With Users' Personal Data? - Posted November 20, 2012
Many of the advertising companies hand-picked by Facebook to provide in-app advertising "operate without regard to the most basic privacy norms," according to an... [AllFacebook]

Does Facebook Make Us More Honest? - Posted November 20, 2012
It's easy to create a fake persona on Facebook, but is the social network actually making people more honest? With so much personal da... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's View Tags Show That Views Can Be More Valuable Than Clicks - Posted November 20, 2012
As Facebook advertisers try to find ways to get users to click on ads, new statistics show that the impression is probably more va... [AllFacebook]

How To Use Facebook Marketing To Break Through Holiday Clutter - Posted November 20, 2012
Many companies on Facebook will run some kind of holiday campaign or connect with fans through this theme. How can brands stand out? That's what... [AllFacebook]

Eat24 Cooks Up Humor, Engagement For Facebook Success - Posted November 20, 2012
The most basic way to gain a Facebook following is to offer people something they like and talk with them about it. The people at ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Photo Sync On IOS Devices - Posted November 19, 2012
In September, Facebook tested Photo Sync for Android, allowing users the choice for photos to instantly upload to Facebook (but to an album only you can see) when they are taken. TechCrunch reported Monday that the social network is bringing Photo Sync to Apple devices. This is not an automatic feature, but... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Page Reach May Be Down, But Engagement Is Healthy - Posted November 19, 2012
Not long after Facebook made changes to its algorithm (which people often refer to as EdgeRank) in September, many page administrators started noticing greatly decreased reach. We Are Social teamed up with Socialbakers to gather some hard data on how the changes... [AllFacebook]

'People You May Know' Feature Appearing On Facebook Mobile News Feed - Posted November 19, 2012
In recent updates to its mobile applications, Facebook has been looking for more quality content to push toward the top of its mobile news feed. AllFacebook has noticed a new addition, long a staple of the desktop news feed -- people you may know. ... [AllFacebook]

7 Things Job Seekers Should Include in Social Media Profiles - Posted November 19, 2012
Social media has revolutionized the way recruiters search for talent, which means job seekers need to make sure their profiles are tuned to perfection. After all, you never know when the right person will stumble across your LinkedIn page at the right time. In the latest Mediab... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook News Feed Placement Is All About Relevancy - Posted November 16, 2012
Facebook's algorithm, which decides what users see and when, has become a hot topic in recent months as the company tweaks it to ... [AllFacebook]

It's Official: Facebook Apps Have A Share Button - Posted November 15, 2012
Users asked for it, and Facebook responded. The social network announced Thursday that tits native applications for iOS and Android devices now include a share button. Both apps also got upgrades Thursday, with emoticons coming to Apple and better photo tagging coming to Android. We ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Game Sports Pick 'Em Opens Playbook To Brands - Posted November 15, 2012
People love sports. Sports fans love bragging rights. OHK Sports tapped into this sentiment for a fun Facebook game,... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Engagement is Up, So Get On Board With New Features - Posted November 14, 2012
Remember five years ago, when brand pages didn't exist, and companies were forced to erect jimmied personal profiles in order to b... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Share Button Will Come To Facebook IOS, Android Apps - Posted November 14, 2012
Facebook users have been asking for a share button on its mobile applications. The social network responded, as reported by sister site Inside Facebook, by rolling out a way users can share content on their phones. This only appears on the mobile site ri... [AllFacebook]

Ways To Increase A Facebook Page's Reach Without Paying - Posted November 14, 2012
Every Facebook page administrator wants to expand their page's reach, but they don't want to ... [AllFacebook]

Fake Profiles Hurt Facebook's Credibility - Posted November 13, 2012
Over the past year, Facebook has been on a rampage against users who either don't exist or are using a fake name. ... [AllFacebook]

How To Target Facebook Posts by Age, Gender, Relationship Status, Interests & Education - Posted November 13, 2012
Wish you could limit your Facebook posts to certain people in your network? Hootsuite has added a new set of Facebook posting tools for HootSuite Enterprise users. ... [PRNewser]

How To Target Facebook Posts by Age, Gender, Relationship Status, Interests & Education - Posted November 13, 2012
Wish you could limit your Facebook posts to certain people in your network? Hootsuite has added a new set of Facebook posting tools for HootSuite Enterprise users. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Couples Pages: Dumb Idea or The Dumbest Idea? - Posted November 13, 2012
Today BostonInno asks a crucial question: "Are Facebook's New '... [FishbowlDC]

Gyft Takes The Taboo Out Of Regifting, Through Facebook - Posted November 13, 2012
One of the biggest social commerce trends on Facebook -- especially leading up to the holidays -- is gifting, including through the use of gift cards. ... [AllFacebook]

Nara Neural Networking Dining Personalization Service Goes Mobile, Adds Cities, And Targets New Categories With Partners - Posted November 13, 2012
Early in the summer, The Semantic Web Blog introduced readers to Nara, an advanced neural networking service to automate, personalize and curate web dining experiences for users. (See that story h... [semanticweb.com]

Reachable CEO: Facebook Growing As A Professional Network - Posted November 12, 2012
While many people still say LinkedIn when they think of a professional network, the man in charge of Reachable... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Ranked Comments - Posted November 12, 2012
In recent days, Facebook has been tweaking the format of its comments. Earlier, we reported that Facebook is testing threaded... [AllFacebook]

WonderVoice Is Like Siri For Facebook - Posted November 12, 2012
It seems like you can do pretty much anything through Facebook -- register to vote, discover a ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Sports Win Big On Facebook - Posted November 9, 2012
Major sporting events are always pretty popular on Facebook. Until Election Day, Super Bowl XLVI was the most-talked about event on Facebook, with the San Francisco Giants' World Series win also on the list. But how do other sports match up on the social network? Bu... [AllFacebook]

How Does Facebook Improve Its Mobile Apps? - Posted November 9, 2012
Earlier this week, Facebook released an update for its iOS application, integrating popular features from... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Businesses Are Making Friends On Facebook - Posted November 9, 2012
The holy grail for a brand on Facebook is the advocate. But how does a brand turn an everyday Facebook fan into someone who is willing to share and speak positively about the company? Ambassador, a social referral platform, laid out a timeline ... [AllFacebook]

Convert Your Handwriting & Facebook Ballots: Top Stories of the Week - Posted November 9, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [PRNewser]

Convert Your Handwriting & Facebook Ballots: Top Stories of the Week - Posted November 9, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [Inside Mobile Apps]

How Do Facebook's Opt-In Notifications, Pages Feed Affect Brands? - Posted November 8, 2012
Facebook set the marketing world abuzz when it began testing two features: opt-in notifications for page updates (so users can be ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Friendship Pages Converted To Timeline - Posted November 8, 2012
Have you ever gone through your friends list and wondered, "How do I know this person?" There's actually a way to see all engagement between yourself and a friend -- friendship pages, which recently got the timeline treatment. Facebook Software Engineer Arun Vijayve... [AllFacebook]

Wishpond Serves Up Easy, Engaging Facebook Marketing - Posted November 8, 2012
Trying to think of a way to create a fun contest that will make Facebook fans engage with your brand? Stop thinking. Wishpond, wh... [AllFacebook]

Postagram Direct Turns Facebook Photos Into Branded Postcards - Posted November 8, 2012
Users are increasingly finding new offline uses for Facebook. The latest? Postgram Direct, which all... [AllFacebook]

Takei To Take On Facebook's Algorithm In Upcoming Book - Posted November 8, 2012
Actor George Takei has been a fierce opponent of the way ... [AllFacebook]

Will Instagram Profiles Change the Visual Branding Game? - Posted November 8, 2012
You may not have noticed, but Instagram (undisputed king of online "food porn") made ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science Of Facebook Engagement - Posted November 7, 2012
One of the biggest challenges facing Facebook marketers is the plight of gaining engagement. Brands and other page administrators have tried to figure out the best types of posts to rack up more likes, comments, and shares -- and most important, to play into Facebook's algorithm. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gives Pages Manager For IOS A Slight Upgrade - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook is continuing to upgrade its mobile applications. The site announced ... [AllFacebook]

U.S. Election Day Transcends Borders On Facebook - Posted November 7, 2012
People all over the U.S. were posting about either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Facebook during E... [AllFacebook]

Bring Facebook Photos To Life With Top Charms - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook photos are a great way to connect with friends and loved ones, but they don't have to stay on your phone or computer. Through an interesting idea, Top Charms... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Text-Only Posts Beating Photo And Link Posts On EdgeRank - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook's changes to EdgeRank have had a chilling effect on visibility and engagement for page owners. And this visibility cold fr... [AllFacebook]

Digital Marketers: Time To Get More Savvy With Social Media - Posted November 7, 2012
The Digital Channel Intelligence (DCI) Solution unveiled last week by enterprise social intelligence vendor NetBase aims to make conversations on social channels more useful to the brands and agencies that hope to gain insight from that commentary. In a world where digital marketing is swiftly becoming e... [semanticweb.com]

Which Tech Giant Ran the Best Election 'Campaign?' - Posted November 6, 2012
We'd like to follow up on a question posed by multiple blogs today: which big tech/social media/search... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Apps Making Sweet Music Through Open Graph - Posted November 6, 2012
Several Facebook applications have taken advantage of open graph technology to really connect with users. The social network highlighted a few musical apps that have utilized open graph for success, including Songza, 8tracks, and BandPage... [AllFacebook]

Voters: Don't Instagram Your Ballot (It's Probably Illegal)! - Posted November 6, 2012
If you have an internet connection and a social media account, you've already read about quite a few of your friends voting today. "I voted" is not real news (just like 90% of the tweets and status updates we see every day), but we still think it's a good thing: Voting... [FishbowlDC]

What Are The Most Trusted Facebook Apps? - Posted November 6, 2012
Not all Facebook applications are created equal. While some only require basic information to function, many more want to know your location, access your photos, and post on your behalf. Which apps can you trust? MyPermissions, which helps users rid their social media lives of dangerous apps, shared with AllFacebook the... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Gifts: Now On IOS Devices - Posted November 5, 2012
Facebook made more progress in the mobile gifting arena Monday, as the social network announced that the newest update of its iOS application will include Gifts, for users in the U.S., at least. In this version of Facebook's Apple app, the site also upgraded its Messenger and Camera features. ... [AllFacebook]

Does Facebook Usage Lead To Obesity And Credit Card Debt? - Posted November 5, 2012
Many times, when users are checking Facebook or surfing the Internet, they've also got a snack handy. But ... [AllFacebook]

Man Hires Assistant to Slap Him Into Productivity - Posted November 5, 2012
Today in Random Day Before the Election News: This clever study in personal dedication broke a couple of weeks ago, and it's already made its way around a good portion of the Internet. Still, we'd like to come back to it on a day characterized by irritation and anxiety for so... [FishbowlDC]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [semanticweb.com]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [AllTwitter]

Facebook CAO David Spillane Sells More Than Half Of His Stock - Posted November 2, 2012
The big names at the top of Facebook's corporate ladder are starting to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Pages Feed, Letting Fans See All Posts From Pages - Posted November 2, 2012
Facebook pages want their fans to see all of their posts. Facebook fans want to see all of the posts from their pages. It appears that Facebook is listening to these complaints. Earlier this week, we reported that fans can opt in to see notifications whenever a page they like updates.... [AllFacebook]

What Else Is Like Facebook? - Posted November 2, 2012
Facebook's latest ad campaign established that chairs are like Facebook. It's not stopping there. Apparently, Halloween, surf rescue dogs, cake, and swimming pools are like Facebook, too. What else is like Facebook? Facebook's native page has been posting (objects) a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Educates New Users On Privacy - Posted November 2, 2012
Although many current users may be a bit fuzzy on privacy controls, Facebook wants to make sure that ne... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Psychology Of Facebook - Posted November 1, 2012
Whether you've noticed it or not, Facebook has likely changed your brain. You get a rush of dopamine -- that same chemical that kicks in when you're rewarded -- when you see a notification. People with more than 229 friends tend to have larger orbital prefrontal cortexes, the area for social... [AllFacebook]

Discover Where Your Facebook Friends Stand Politically With Wisdom App - Posted November 1, 2012
This is the season when Facebook users' news feeds are filled with election-charged content. While the loudest voices are the ones most remembered, mo... [AllFacebook]

Songza Connects Facebook Users To Mood Music - Posted November 1, 2012
People can organize music by genre, artist, title, album date, and just about any other metric you could think of. But what about mood? Facebook application ... [AllFacebook]

Users Can Give Charitable Donations Through Facebook Gifts - Posted November 1, 2012
Odds are, you always have one friend who is nearly impossible to shop for when it comes to birthdays and holidays. Now, through Facebook Gifts,... [AllFacebook]

PageLever Now Tracks Real-Time Facebook Analytics - Posted November 1, 2012
Facebook page administrators want to go where the conversation is. It's not always in the most recent post. That's what PageLever's newest product... [AllFacebook]

Users Can Bypass EdgeRank, Opt-In To See All Facebook Page Posts - Posted October 31, 2012
The biggest recent gripe by brands on Facebook (as well as ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Getting Into The Halloween Spirit - Posted October 31, 2012
Facebook is a hot spot for photos of Halloween costumes, but the spot above users' news feeds is dressing up, too. An AllFacebook read... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Lauds King.com As Model Of Facebook Integration - Posted October 31, 2012
Game developer King.com announced its newest Facebook game, Pet Rescue Saga, last night at a launch part... [AllFacebook]

Different Kinds Of Facebook Ads May Come To Your News Feed - Posted October 31, 2012
Facebook has tried to monetize individual users by asking if they'd pay a few bucks to promote their posts, so they can reach more friends. Now, accordin... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Users Love To Check-in To Home, Pennsylvania - Posted October 30, 2012
Most Facebook users utilize the check-in feature when they're on vacation or returning home from a trip. But the third-most che... [AllFacebook]

Pablo Sandoval Rounds The Bases On Facebook During World Series - Posted October 30, 2012
As the San Francisco Giants won Major League Baseball's World Series for the second time in three years, Giants fans took to Facebook to celebr... [AllFacebook]

'We Are OK' Tops Facebook Talk About Hurricane Sandy - Posted October 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc on the East Coast, people are checking into Facebook to let friends and relatives know that they have found safe, dry ground. Facebook released s... [AllFacebook]

AllFacebook Stats Rebrands Itself As Quintly - Posted October 30, 2012
There's major news coming from sister site AllFacebook Stats, which today announced ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Menlo Park To Discuss West Campus - Posted October 30, 2012
Before Facebook can start breaking ground on its Frank Gehry-designed West Campus extension, the company needs to discuss the direction of the build... [AllFacebook]

George Takei, Mark Cuban Want More Facebook Fans To See Posts - Posted October 29, 2012
Brands have constantly been angry with Facebook for generally letting fans only see a fractio... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Executives Sitting On A Fortune Of Stock Value - Posted October 29, 2012
Several top Facebook executives, including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, are sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars worth of their company's stock, ... [AllFacebook]

Connect With Hurricane Sandy Relief Through Facebook - Posted October 29, 2012
Wondering how you can help those affected by Hurricane Sandy? Facebook can help. The American Red Cross... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Is Making Brands More Like You - Posted October 29, 2012
There's been a long-standing claim against every social network: You are not their consumer, you are their product. The topic makes... [AllFacebook]

39% Of US Adults Have Engaged In Political Activity On Facebook Or Twitter [STUDY] - Posted October 29, 2012
Politics has permeated social media, from Twitter town halls to ... [AllTwitter]

UK Seeing Average Of 3 Social Media-Based Arrests Per Day - Posted October 29, 2012
If you've ever had a fight on Twitter (which we recommend you never, ever do), you know how tempting it can be to throw your hands up from your keyboard and take things offline. Maybe not in a ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook's Newest Oldest User Is 105 Years Old - Posted October 26, 2012
Earlier this year, a 101-year-old woman from Menlo Park, Calif. (in Facebook's neighborhood) was crowned the oldest user on the social network. However, according to ABC News, a 1... [AllFacebook]

SocialSafe Allows Users, Pages To Store Their Facebook Lives - Posted October 26, 2012
There's a treasure trove of information on Facebook -- years of messages, wall posts, and photos. SocialSafe, which rec... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Continues To Improve Notifications - Posted October 26, 2012
Facebook wants to push more notifications, alerting users that there are games to be played and applications with which to be interacted, but it wants to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Backs Zynga As Game Developer Shrinks - Posted October 25, 2012
Despite a bleak third-quarter financial report from game developer Zynga, Facebook still believes the company can rebound. After Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that the company's revenue from ... [AllFacebook]

The Future Of Facebook Games Lies In Mobile And Strategy - Posted October 25, 2012
Facebook prides itself on being the social network. One of the main ways the site has facilitated connections is ... [AllFacebook]

Uncle Sam, California Benefit From Facebook Employees' Stock Windfall - Posted October 25, 2012
On Monday, rank-and-file Facebook employees will be able to sell their stock, which officially came to fruition Th... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook An Ecommerce Facilitator Or Competitor? - Posted October 24, 2012
While many companies may have felt that Facebook became a competitor with its launch of ecommerce ventures such as Collections and ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Eventbrite Likes Facebook For Social Commerce - Posted October 24, 2012
Facebook may still trail Pinterest in terms of getting people to buy products, but Eventbrite likes the social network's aptitude to push tickets. Eventbrite, an online event... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Pages Are Still At A Disadvantage In The News Feed - Posted October 24, 2012
So you're posting awesome content from your Facebook page at the correct times, but you still aren't getting many comments, likes, or... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Continues Mobile Monetization Push In Third-Quarter Earnings Call - Posted October 23, 2012
Over the past year, Facebook has made a more aggressive push to make money on its mobile platform. While overall revenues in the company are down, Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Zynga Lays Off 100+ Employees, Closes Boston Studio - Posted October 23, 2012
Zynga's days as the top dog in the Facebook gaming world appear to be fading. As challengers such as Kixeye and King.com emerge, taking up mor... [AllFacebook]

Which Candidate's Facebook App Requests The Most Information? - Posted October 23, 2012
A while after President Barack Obama's social media team announced its Facebook application, Republican challenger Mitt ... [AllFacebook]

Old Media Kicking Ass on Facebook - Posted October 23, 2012
What you're looking at is part of a chart of the media websites with the most shared and liked content on Facebook (click for full version.) While Huffington Post leads the pack, it's worth noting that most of the sites in the top 40 are old media properties like the New... [FishbowlLA]

7 Tips For Dealing With Facebook Advertising Woes - Posted October 23, 2012
Facebook is like that bar all of your friends frequent on Friday nights. You don't really like the place: It's noisy, random people strike up conversations, drinks are too expensive, and mundane activity seems to alway... [AllFacebook]

How Is IBM America's 'Greenest Company?' - Posted October 23, 2012
After reading The New York Times expose about the incredible amounts of energy wasted in the data centers of "enviro... [FishbowlDC]

How to Be Good at Instagram - Posted October 22, 2012
Today in Yes, We Know This Video Is a Couple of Weeks Old News: We just checked out Casey Neistat's nearly viral "Instagram I Love You" short, and we think he may be onto something (other than the fact that Rick Ross is kind of a badass). In summary: Neistat thinks Instagram... [FishbowlDC]

Women Use Monitoring Program To Track Their Spouses' Facebook Activity - Posted October 19, 2012
Bitdefender, an online security company, recently polled some of its customers to see how they're using a program that's designed for parents to monitor their kids' Facebook activity... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Ends Questions App For Users - Posted October 19, 2012
Wondering whatever happened to Questions? You won't be able to ask that through Facebook anymore. The social network confirmed to Al... [AllFacebook]

Spotify Isn't Making Any Money - Posted October 19, 2012
Chances are you're familiar with Spotify. You've probably even used it a few times--and if you registered you've almost certainly started seeing status updates every single time one of your friends listens to a damn song! Wow that's annoying. (All you have to do to stop that nonsense is change the... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Facebook Ads Have Little Effect On Political Campaign - Posted October 19, 2012
As Election Day comes closer, you're likely seeing political ads everywhere you turn -- on front lawns, in newspapers, and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Enhances Photo Capabilities Of Android App - Posted October 19, 2012
Facebook updates for Android are coming in rapid succession. On Thursday, the site released an extensive upgrade for application developers. Friday, Facebook noted that it has improved the ph... [AllFacebook]

Roll Call: Shift, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, APCO Worldwide, and More - Posted October 19, 2012
Adam Gerston, one of the leaders of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developers program, left the social network to join Shift as vice president of strategic partnerships. Gerston, who joined Facebook in 2010, told ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Updates Mobile Platform For Android Developers: SDK 3.0 Beta - Posted October 18, 2012
Facebook said that it is focused on Android, and the site Thursday launched one of its biggest updates for developers of mobile applicatio... [AllFacebook]

Google Stock Drops With 3Q Report, Takes Facebook Down With It - Posted October 18, 2012
The stock value of Google plummeted after its preliminary third-quarter report showed that income dipped 20 percent while costs rose. This news sent a ripple effect throughout other Web giants on Wall Street, as the share prices of Facebook and Yahoo fell Thursday... [AllFacebook]

CloudCraze Connects Consumers To Facebook Brands Via Cloud Technology - Posted October 17, 2012
Brands on Facebook are always looking for new, efficient ways to connect with customers. CloudCraze, which recently released its 3.0 ecommerce platform, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches New Page Structure For Global Brands - Posted October 17, 2012
Brands that have an international presence just got a major boost, courtesy of Facebook. The site announced the rollout Wednesday of ... [AllFacebook]

Is the Lightt App an 'Instagram Killer'? - Posted October 17, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg clearly made a wise move in acquiring Instagram. The social media reaction to yesterday's story about a Manhattan restaurant's brilliant new "Instagram menu" proves that the app is hugely popular--and we also recently learned that Instagram b... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Attracts Users In India With Mobile Voice Credits - Posted October 17, 2012
Facebook representatives have been traveling throughout Asia, trying to boost the social network's numbers all over the continent. Ac... [AllFacebook]

Nearly 20 Percent Of New Facebook Fans Come From Mobile - Posted October 17, 2012
Facebook's mobile user base is growing, but how quickly? New statistics from social analytics firm PageLever show that ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Airlines Are The Most Socially Devoted Facebook Brands - Posted October 16, 2012
One of the most obvious ways to foster engagement on a Facebook page is to reply to fans' comments. However, Socialbake... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Privacy Settings Lead To The Outing Of Sensitive Secrets - Posted October 16, 2012
Facebook is continually changing its privacy settings, trying to give users more control over what they want to share and with w... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Pinterest Tops Facebook In Shopping Engagement - Posted October 16, 2012
As Facebook enters the ecommerce game, a new study shows that it still has work to do to catch up with ... [AllFacebook]

How The Facebook Like Mentality Has Changed - Posted October 16, 2012
Just as Facebook has changed tremendously since 2010, so have users' habits with regard to the like button. PostRocke... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Suspends TBG Digital From Preferred Marketing Developer Program - Posted October 15, 2012
Not long after several companies celebrated their entrance into the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Program, one company has lost it... [AllFacebook]

Could Niche Social Networks Eat Away At Facebook's Dominance? - Posted October 15, 2012
Many people may have scoffed when MySpace announced a rebirth, but could the music-based site chip away at Facebook's stranglehold on social media? That's what USA Today... [AllFacebook]

How Can Pages Respond To Facebook's EdgeRank Changes? - Posted October 15, 2012
Several Facebook page administrators are up in arms over the site tweaking its EdgeRank algorithm, making users more likely to see brand-based posts with hig... [AllFacebook]

Axe 'Showerpooling' Ads: Shameless and Sexist or Provocative with a Purpose? - Posted October 15, 2012
Every member of the ad team responsible for promoting Axe grooming products clearly attended class on the day their marketing professors told them that "sex sells." Take, for instance, their ad featuring a stampede of half-naked women... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter - Posted October 15, 2012
Teenagers are using all kinds of social networks nowadays -- Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter -- but they're not really flocking to ... [AllFacebook]

Six Simple Tips For Better Facebook Page Success - Posted October 12, 2012
If your brand's Facebook page isn't exactly the life of the social media party, there's still hope. Digital marketing agency ... [AllFacebook]

What Kind Of Candy Should You Give Trick-Or-Treaters? Ask Facebook - Posted October 12, 2012
Halloween is approaching quickly, and it's almost time to stock up on the big bags of sugary goodness to pass out to trick-or-treaters. Can't decide betwee... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Cutting Back on Open Graph Actions - Posted October 12, 2012
The Facebook Developer Blog recently announced that the company will be cutting back on ... [semanticweb.com]

What Does It Look Like When A Facebook Photo Goes Viral? - Posted October 11, 2012
To show viral activity, we could post graphs, charts, and just a plain list of numbers. Facebook, through its Stories program, took virality a step further. Facebook Stories took three images from ... [AllFacebook]

Jell-O Facebook Contest Finds The Fastest Pudding Eater - Posted October 11, 2012
Most food-based Facebook contests want to leave users with a lasting impression. Jell-O's newest Facebook contest is all about making the pr... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Advertising Interface Was Built By Interns - Posted October 11, 2012
Interns at Facebook are responsible for much more than getting coffee and making copies. They make valuable contributions. Peter Cottle, a graduate student at the University of Cal... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Event Reminders - Posted October 11, 2012
If you're the type who likes to use Facebook events, you may have noticed that the site is pushing notifi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Fixes Issue That Left Users' Phone Numbers Vulnerable - Posted October 11, 2012
After someone found a security breach that exposed users' phone numbers, Facebook confirmed that it has patched the hole. According t... [AllFacebook]

Google's Eric Schmidt: 'It's Very Easy to Criticize a Company That You're Not In' - Posted October 11, 2012
Google's executive chairman expressed the headline's sentiment during a discussion with Walt Mossberg and Kar... [FishbowlDC]

Birthdays Move To Top Of Facebook Mobile News Feed - Posted October 10, 2012
Facebook recently launched Gifts, allowing users to purchase items for a friend's birthday or any oth... [AllFacebook]

Military Wives Go Topless to Raise PTSD Awareness - Posted October 10, 2012
Tragic reports on the devastating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder among military veterans have shocked the nation for several years now as suicide rates climb ... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Improves Open Graph To Boost App Engagement - Posted October 10, 2012
Facebook's open graph technology is a powerful tool, when used intelligently. The social network has tried to steer application developers ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook At 1 Billion - Posted October 10, 2012
Facebook announced last week that it reached 1 billion users -- roughly one-seventh of the worldwide population -- all of ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Release Third-Quarter Results Oct. 23 - Posted October 9, 2012
Facebook announced that it will present its financial report for the third quarter Oct. 23. Much has changed since Facebook's second-quarter report July 26, when the company reported that it ... [AllFacebook]

NetZero Users Can Now Share Data Over Facebook - Posted October 9, 2012
NetZero has been an Internet pioneer since the days where it first started giving away free, ad-based Web service. Now the company is offering another unique service -- giving fellow subscribers data via Facebook. NetZero, ... [AllFacebook]

Thismoment Launches Newest Facebook Marketing Platform: DEC 4 - Posted October 9, 2012
Brands nowadays shouldn't just pick one channel -- Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter -- to promote their message, but rather embrace an integrated approach. Thismoment, a Face... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook's New Android App Almost Ready? - Posted October 8, 2012
A while ago, Facebook announced that it will have a renewed focus on Android, as more users worldwide sign onto the site from devices using that operating syst... [AllFacebook]

Younger Users Flock To Facebook Mobile; Android Tops Apple In Worldwide Usage - Posted October 8, 2012
It's well-known that more people are accessing Facebook on mobile devices, and the trend is definitely not lost among the site's younger ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches Collections, Allowing People To Buy Items Pictured - Posted October 8, 2012
How many times have you seen a brand share an image of something that you'd like to buy? Facebook is taking a step toward closing that l... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Teams Up With Google, Microsoft, Others To Create WebPlatform.org, A Developer Support Hub - Posted October 8, 2012
Facebook may have a tricky relationship with HTML5, but it still wants developers all over the Web to learn how to use it efficiently. The social network recently partne... [AllFacebook]

Like Hugs? Check Out The Like-A-Hug Vest - Posted October 5, 2012
It feels good when someone likes a comment or a video that we post, but that feeling is more internal. A group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institu... [AllFacebook]

'Facebook Gifts' Just Might Work - Posted October 5, 2012
You've probably heard that Facebook just hit the one billion user milestone. The company celebrated the announcement with a teary-eyed ... [GalleyCat]

What Happened To Facebook Pages' Reach? - Posted October 5, 2012
Several Facebook page managers are crying foul at decreased fan counts and lowered levels of engagement. But what's to blame? PostRocket, which h... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks Politicians What They Could Do With 1 Billion Connections - Posted October 5, 2012
Facebook recently celebrated a major milestone: 1 billion users. On Friday, the social network reached out to some of the most influe... [AllFacebook]

Job Ads: Going Beyond A Simple Facebook Post With Targeting - Posted October 5, 2012
Ad targeting has become standard practice on Facebook, as advertisers can now point their messages toward people who are 25 year... [AllFacebook]

Questionable Facebook Content Hurting Chances At College Admission - Posted October 4, 2012
Embarrassing and naughty Facebook posts aren't just hurting job applicants, they're also making it harder for prospective ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Increasingly Used As A Platform For Good - Posted October 4, 2012
While countless businesses and brands are using Facebook's platform for profit, many others are utilizing the social network for a selfless cause. ... [AllFacebook]

Treater Goes Mobile, Allows Users To Give Facebook Friends Gifts On The Go - Posted October 4, 2012
Social gifting -- where users can send items and presents to their Facebook friends -- is all the rage these days. Treater, a prominent social gifting company, announced Th... [AllFacebook]

Breaking: Facebook Clicks Are Worthless - Posted October 3, 2012
Well, clicks aren't completely worthless--but their importance is vastly overstated. That's the verdict rendered by Facebook's own Brad Smallwood in a report beamed in from this week's IAB MIXX Expo--and it's something of a revelation for those who use data to dr... [FishbowlDC]

CEO Discusses How Facebook Factors Into The Hiring Process - Posted October 3, 2012
After California passed a law banning employers from asking from social media passwords, ... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Balance Privacy With Profit? - Posted October 3, 2012
Facebook's most valuable property is also the thing it can't afford to sell: personal information. As Chief Operating Officer Sheryl San... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Growing In Indonesia, But Is It Authentic? - Posted October 3, 2012
As evidenced by Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's trip to Russia, Facebook is doing all it can t... [AllFacebook]

Zuckerberg Talks IPhone, Wardrobe With NBC's Matt Lauer - Posted October 2, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't make too many public appearances. About a month ago, he appeared at TechCrunch's Disrupt event... [AllFacebook]

Man Cops To $11 Million Scam Involving Fake Facebook, Groupon Stock - Posted October 2, 2012
Before several key investors were dumping their Facebook stock, one Florida man made millions of dollars off his shares. Too bad they didn... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything You Wanted To Know About Facebook Marketing - Posted October 2, 2012
If you're looking for a basic overview of how to market your business on Facebook, you could read countless books and blogs, watch an endless stream of vid... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Help Center Is New And Improved - Posted October 2, 2012
Facebook wants to help you. The site recently redesigned its help center in an effort to get ans... [AllFacebook]

How To Keep Your Kids Safe On Facebook - Posted October 1, 2012
Cyber-bullying has become a major problem among teenagers, so many of whom have a presence on Facebook or other s... [AllFacebook]

Ice Cream Shop Lands In Hot Water Over Facebook Comment - Posted October 1, 2012
It's great when a brand or business on Facebook responds to posts and comments from its fans. However, an errant comment can result in ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing: Getting Outside Of The Click Mentality - Posted October 1, 2012
Up until now, online marketing has been intensely focused on the click. The main goal for ad companies is to get people click on ads, hoping that they can convert th... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Likes The Sound Of Mixcloud - Posted October 1, 2012
So you want the quality of DJ-spun music mixes, but you're stuck in the office? That's where ... [AllFacebook]

3 Reasons the Updated Google Trends Tool Will Benefit Journalists - Posted September 29, 2012
This week, Google announced that it is merging its Google Trends and Insights for Search into one Google Trends tool. From Google's blog post announcing the move: Now we are merging Insights for Search into Google Trends, wrapping it all up in a clean new interface to give you a clearer view of... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Suggests Pages You Should Like - Posted September 28, 2012
Facebook loves to suggest new experiences: friends, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Sean Ryan Discusses The Diversity Of Games And Latest Trends - Posted September 28, 2012
Not long after King.com's Alex Dale weighed in on ... [AllFacebook]

The Dynamics Of Being Unfriended On Facebook - Posted September 28, 2012
It takes only a couple of clicks to break off a Facebook friendship, often causing an ... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Search: Trends, Uses, and the Future - Posted September 28, 2012
Barbara Starr recently discussed on Sea... [semanticweb.com]

California Employers, College Administrators Can't Ask For Facebook Passwords - Posted September 27, 2012
As the link between Facebook usage and work comes under closer scrutiny, several states have made it a law th... [AllFacebook]

BlackBerry 10 Comes With Native Facebook App, Timeline - Posted September 27, 2012
With all of the hype about the iPhone 5 and Facebook's renewed focus on Android, it's easy for Blac... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Improves Accessibility Of Mobile Apps - Posted September 27, 2012
Facebook is a wonderfully picturesque site, and the company wants those who are visually impaired to be able to experience that, as well. T... [AllFacebook]

Security Breach Found In Facebook Groups - Posted September 26, 2012
A few Facebook users found a loophole within the post via email feature of groups. Luckily, instead of exploiting this,... [AllFacebook]

A Look into the Future of Data Mining and Privacy - Posted September 26, 2012
Frederic Filloux recently weaved a tale of how Generation Y could be negatively impacted by the privacy sacrificed by participating in social media like Facebook. He writes, "Denver, Colorado, spring 2018. Tina is now 24. She's fi... [semanticweb.com]

A Look into the Future of Data Mining and Privacy - Posted September 26, 2012
Frederic Filloux recently weaved a tale of how Generation Y could be negatively impacted by the privacy sacrificed by participating in social media like Facebook. He writes, "Denver, Colorado, spring 2018. Tina is now 24. She's fi... [AllTwitter]

Tickengo Connects Facebook Users With Rides - Posted September 25, 2012
Say you're planning to go to a concert in another part of the state. Odds are, several other people are, too. That's how ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Leads Users To The Box Office - Posted September 25, 2012
People use Facebook as a referral service all the time -- for restaurants, services, and vacation destinations. The social network has also been a gr... [AllFacebook]

Can MySpace Rise Again? - Posted September 25, 2012
Today brings the return of a familiar face to our computer screens. No, we're not talking about Justin Timberlake, though he is a wise choice to play the role of public representative for the brand new MySpace. This new video dropped on Twitter yesterday, and we have to say that we are... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Partnership With Datalogix Brings Privacy Concerns - Posted September 25, 2012
Facebook has compiled myriad data about what users are doing on the site. What about when they go to another corner of the Web? The company has ... [AllFacebook]

Small Businesses Win Big Through Facebook - Posted September 25, 2012
Thanks to a partnership between Facebook and American Express, ... [AllFacebook]

Got Distractions? New Infographic Shows Workers Get Interrupted Four Times Every Hour - Posted September 25, 2012
The statistics are staggering. Sure, we're pretty confident social media is not only beneficial to our work, it's also a distraction. Thanks to Red e App's new infographic, the numbers tell all. In fact, employees are interrupted one time every 10.5 minutes and it will take about 23 minutes to return to... [MediaJobsDaily]

The New MySpace: Now With More Facebook - Posted September 24, 2012
Justin Timberlake is bringing MySpace back, as the singer/actor was featured in a promotional video for the former ... [AllFacebook]

Users Seeing Old Facebook Wall Posts, Not A Private Message Leak - Posted September 24, 2012
The 2000's were a simpler era. There was no timeline, ... [AllFacebook]

Obama's Latest Facebook Campaign Sticks - Posted September 24, 2012
The race for the U.S. presidency is increasingly being fought on Facebook. President Barack... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Friends-Of-Fans' Information Is Key For Marketing - Posted September 24, 2012
People are shocked when Facebook launches new ad products every few days -- targeting your ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Asks Users If Their Friends Are Using Their Real Names - Posted September 21, 2012
Facebook hates fake profiles. The site has roughly 955 million... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Now Keeps Search History In Activity Log - Posted September 21, 2012
Facebook is widely known as the social network, but now it is making more progress toward becoming the search network. Not long after Co-Founder and CEO... [AllFacebook]

Companies Turn Facebook Users Into Brand Advocates - Posted September 21, 2012
Brands put millions of dollars into spreading their messages over Facebook, but it turns out that it's the users who are the most powerful marke... [AllFacebook]

Aflac Duck Swims On Facebook To Raise Money For Childhood Cancer Treatment - Posted September 21, 2012
The Aflac Duck has done wonders for selling insurance, but now he's turning his attention to childhood ... [AllFacebook]

Is "Micro-targeting" the Key to Success in Politics and PR? - Posted September 21, 2012
In this week's The New Yorker, financial columnist James Surowiecki has a fascinating piece (thankfully... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook To Update Mobile Apps Every 4 To 8 Weeks - Posted September 20, 2012
On the same day that Facebook released a bunch of mobile updates for Apple and ... [AllFacebook]

Gifties, A New Facebook Game, Has Real Rewards - Posted September 20, 2012
Remember SuperPoke!, when you could virtually bake a cake for a friend or throw a sheep at them? A new Facebook game, ... [AllFacebook]

Did Twitter Just Give Facebook 1000% More Referrals From LinkedIn? - Posted September 20, 2012
According to some new data, Twitter might've made a huge mistake this summer pulling out of LinkedIn. If you're a user of both LinkedIn and Twitter, you probably remember the news earlier this summer that Twitter cut LinkedIn off from its API. P... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Drops From 2nd To 5th Most Popular Online Video Site - Posted September 20, 2012
comScore has released their August 2012 U.S. Online Video Rankings, revealing that online video content has reached an all-time high, with over 188 million unique viewers in t... [AllFacebook]

Mixers Brings Virtual Speed Dating To Facebook - Posted September 19, 2012
When meeting new people, it generally only takes a couple of minutes to form the all-important first impression. That's the idea behind ... [AllFacebook]

'The Hobbit' Trailer Wins Social Media - Posted September 19, 2012
Hey, did you know that September 22nd of each year is designated "Hobbit Day" and that this week is officially "Tolkien Week?" Consider yourself informed! And now for a gratuitous viewing of the latest trailer for Peter Jackson's upcoming film "... [FishbowlDC]

Early Bird Rates for Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow - Posted September 19, 2012
On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various... [FishbowlLA]

Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow - Posted September 19, 2012
On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various... [GalleyCat]

Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow - Posted September 19, 2012
On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various... [PRNewser]

Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow - Posted September 19, 2012
On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow - Posted September 19, 2012
On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide attendees with dynamic social media training. By the end of the eight-week program, you will be able to create an integrated... [FishbowlDC]

Support For Admins: Pages Manager For Apple Updated, Feedback Panel Announced - Posted September 18, 2012
Those who manage Facebook pages can often use all the help they can get. The social network announced two things Tuesday to aid pag... [AllFacebook]

What Can Facebook's Open Graph Do? - Posted September 18, 2012
Facebook's open graph can be a powerful tool for brands, provided they know how to use it. As more and more companies look to gain a footho... [AllFacebook]

Facebook May Not Host An F8 Conference This Year - Posted September 17, 2012
Every now and then, Facebook holds an event called the f8, where it presents developers and entrepreneurs with the social network's latest and greatest. At last year's f8 in San Francisco, ... [AllFacebook]

What Kind of 'Dirt' Does Facebook Have on You? - Posted September 17, 2012
Is Facebook starting to feel a little like Big Brother? Do you find yourself searching for cameras and other spy implements hidden in your laptop? (If s... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Campaign Connects Students To Mars - Posted September 17, 2012
Although most of us probably won't step foot on Mars, one Facebook campaign is utilizing the red planet and the social network to ge... [AllFacebook]

Are You Classy Enough To Like Grey Poupon On Facebook? - Posted September 17, 2012
Every other Facebook page puts up no barriers to admission. Users can simply click like, and they're part of the fan base. Not ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter, Facebook And Your Online Security [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted September 17, 2012
How safe are you when tweeting or posting a message to Facebook? You might think you're protecting your privacy by logging out after every session, but, as this infographic shows, there are multiple aspects to keeping yourself safe and secure online. For... [AllTwitter]

Use Facebook Emoticons Wisely And Practice Message Etiquette - Posted September 14, 2012
Facebook gives users a plethora of emoticons, with everything from the basic smiley to ... [AllFacebook]

Chinese Social Network Copies Facebook's Timeline - Posted September 14, 2012
China may not have Facebook, but it looks like the country is getting timeline. ... [AllFacebook]

Smaller News Sites Rely On Facebook For Exposure - Posted September 14, 2012
Print media may be a dying enterprise due to the Internet, but thanks to Facebook, some smaller news sour... [AllFacebook]

Get To Know Facebook Users With Socialbakers' Market Insights - Posted September 14, 2012
Every marketer on Facebook is trying to figure out just who makes up their fan base -- men, women, college graduates, wine lovers, s... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Movember Teamed Up To Raise Millions For Men's Health - Posted September 13, 2012
Causes tend to succeed when properly marketed on Facebook. The social network showed just how powerful the two forces are when combined, publishing a ... [AllFacebook]

If It Looks Too Good To Be True On Pinterest, Don't Click It - Or Risk Spamming Your Friends - Posted September 13, 2012
There have been images on Pinterest the past few days that a bunch of folks apparently clicked on - even though they fall in to the "too good to be true" category. And guess what? When they clicked the spammy images, if their Pinterest accounts were linked to their Twitter and Facebook... [AllFacebook]

Cooliris Is A Hot Facebook Photo App - Posted September 13, 2012
For people who have photos all over the web -- on Instagram, Facebook, ... [AllFacebook]

Are You Snooty Enough for Grey Poupon? - Posted September 13, 2012
Today we applaud the brilliant minds behind the coolest Facebook campaign in memory: Grey Poupon's ... [FishbowlDC]

Are You Snooty Enough for Grey Poupon? - Posted September 13, 2012
Today we applaud the brilliant minds behind the coolest Facebook campaign in memory: Grey Poupon's ... [GalleyCat]

Sheryl Sandberg Heads To Japan To Talk Facebook's Focus On Asia - Posted September 13, 2012
Although Facebook is still frozen out of China, there is still major growth potenti... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For BlackBerry Update Enhances Icons And Birthday Alerts - Posted September 13, 2012
The Facebook application for Apple iOS devices recently got a major facelift, and an ... [AllFacebook]

Rainn Wilson Debunks Facebook Statuses, Helps Stop Malaria - Posted September 12, 2012
Pretty much everyone has been guilty at one time or another of posting a cheesy, inspirational Facebook status update. Rainn Wilson, known for playing Dwight Schrute on... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Becoming A Powerful Job Searching Tool - Posted September 12, 2012
When most people think of a social media site that's tailored to job searching and recruitment, the obvious answer seems to be ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Launch Of A Platform For Good - Posted September 12, 2012
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Is Now Friends With Siri, ITunes On IPhone 5 - Posted September 12, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laughed off the thought of a Fa... [AllFacebook]

The NYPD Has Social Media Rules Too! - Posted September 12, 2012
Note to New York City criminals: The next obviously fake "individual" who wants to friend you on Facebook may well be a cop in disguise! Every agency has an official social media rules document, right? Well, these "how not to be a jackass online" guides aren't limited to PR org... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook App Refer.me Connects Users To Friends' Referrals - Posted September 12, 2012
So you're looking for a trustworthy mechanic, a fun place to watch the game, or just want to get advice from friends? Refer.me, bui... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Has Nowhere to Go But Down - Posted September 12, 2012
General impressions of Mark Zuckerberg's speech at yesterday's TechCrunch ... [FishbowlDC]

The Best (And Worst) Times To Post To Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, And Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted September 12, 2012
A lot has been said about social timing. Getting your content in front of the right people involves getting it out at the right time on fast-paced social networks. This infographic from ... [AllTwitter]

Big Data and the Semantic Web: Their Paths Will Cross - Posted September 12, 2012
Big Data and the Semantic Web are on a track to intersect. And businesses that want to be on track to profit from the explosion in data should start looking a little more closely at that intersection, and soon. "We've got more data now than ever before coming at us, and it... [semanticweb.com]

Big Data and the Semantic Web: Their Paths Will Cross - Posted September 12, 2012
Big Data and the Semantic Web are on a track to intersect. And businesses that want to be on track to profit from the explosion in data should start looking a little more closely at that intersection, and soon. "We've got more data now than ever before coming at us, and it... [AllTwitter]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Mobile, IPO, Search, And Facebook's Future - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook is the world's most social platform, but the man who started it all hasn't spoken much recently. At TechCrunch's Disrupt ... [AllFacebook]

Taliban Lures Australian Soldiers With Sexy Fake Facebook Profiles - Posted September 11, 2012
Remember when a BBC investigation showed that a large portion of Facebook profiles are fake? Now we know what some of them have been up to.... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg To Speak In San Francisco - Posted September 10, 2012
Ever since Facebook gave its second-quarter update, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hasn't really said much publicly. That will change Tuesday afternoon, wh... [AllFacebook]

Mitsubishi and 180 L.A. Create 'Unpretentious App' for Facebook - Posted September 10, 2012
A few weeks ago we told you about Unbaby.Me, an app with the ability to rescue your Facebook newsfeed from a ceaseless onslaught of baby pictures. But what if the bane ... [FishbowlDC]

One Third Of The US Population Says "No" To Twitter And Facebook [STATS] - Posted September 10, 2012
A new survey suggests that just about one third of the US population does not have a Twitter or Facebook account - are you surprised? Digital marketer Jamie Grove created a survey to find out how consumers are using Facebook and Twitter. ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Has No Plans Yet To Add China - Posted September 7, 2012
China, the world's most populous country at 1.3 billion people, has blocked its citizens from accessing Facebook. It does... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Welcomes Instagram To The Company - Posted September 6, 2012
Now that Facebook's acquisition of photo-sharing application Instagram has officially been c... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Interface For Pages Looks More Like Timeline - Posted September 5, 2012
Facebook recently announced that the mobile experiences for iOS and Android will change for... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Has Advertising Problems? You Don't Say! - Posted September 5, 2012
Gokul Rajaram, the man who operates Facebook's crucial ad-based revenue stream, happens to be unusually forthcoming when discu... [FishbowlDC]

Like Us on Facebook (Seriously) - Posted September 5, 2012
You may not have noticed, but the ubiquitous Facebook "like" button now adorns the upper right hand corner of this website. As a tiny reward to readers for taking that extra half-second to like us, we've rounded up a few recent Facebook-related stories that might be particularly useful for PR pr... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Zuckerberg Keeping His Facebook Shares For At Least A Year - Posted September 5, 2012
Early major investor Peter Thiel has dumped much of his Facebook stock, as have Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz, ... [AllFacebook]

Tripl Soars Using Facebook's Open Graph - Posted September 4, 2012
Travel applications are becoming all the rage on Facebook. The site's developers blog highlighted one in particular on Tuesday -- ... [AllFacebook]

Secure.me's App Advisor Grades The Safety Of Facebook Applications - Posted September 4, 2012
Not all Facebook applications are created equal. Secure.me, which is akin to virus protection for pages, recently launched the ... [AllFacebook]

Are Political Twitter Buys Working? (Spoiler: Yes.) - Posted September 4, 2012
Have you signed on to Twitter recently, checked out the top of your feed and found yourself scrolling through messages that weren't posted by accounts that you follow or re-tweeted by an... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Timeline Has Made Brands More Social - Posted September 4, 2012
Facebook celebrated an anniversary Monday, but you didn't see this kind of life event appear on the top-right corner of your pa... [AllFacebook]

Wolfram|Alpha Dives Into Facebook Analytics - Posted September 4, 2012
Heading into the Labor Day weekend, Wolfram|Alpha released a new feature that lets users perform personal analytics with Facebook data, for free. Users can head here and type in "Facebook Report" for an analysis of their Facebook data. Stephen Wolfram, the creator of the computational knowledge eng... [semanticweb.com]

On Facebook, To Tag Or Not To Tag? - Posted September 3, 2012
Facebook users can tag friends in videos, photos, check-ins and status updates, among other types of interactions. But there is an etiquette... [AllFacebook]

Games Connect To Facebook Users Through New Notifications API - Posted August 31, 2012
If you're a Facebook gamer, you'll probably start to see more notifications at the top of your page. That's because the site announced Frida... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Stock Dips To Below Half Of IPO Value - Posted August 31, 2012
Just when it seemed as if news could not get any worse for Facebook's Wall Street standing, the value of the company's sha... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Contest May Have Taylor Swift Sing At School For The Deaf - Posted August 30, 2012
Facebook pranksters have struck again. Earlier this year, users played with a Facebook contest to send rapper Pitbull to the mos... [AllFacebook]

Are Zappos and Pinterest a Perfect Pair? - Posted August 30, 2012
Shoe-seller/philosophy think tank/International House of Pancakes Zappos pioneered the concept of targeted ads, and they were one of the first companies whose ads would literally follow the ... [FishbowlDC]

Use Bing To Search Friends' Facebook Photos - Posted August 30, 2012
The Bing-Facebook integration continues to deepen. The ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Respects Users' Rights More Than You Might Think - Posted August 30, 2012
It seems like on a weekly basis, Facebook rolls out a new feature that prompts users to accuse the site of playing a ... [AllFacebook]

Built-in Post Targeting Rolled Out To Facebook Pages With More Than 5,000 Likes - Posted August 30, 2012
Facebook has been testing more advanced methods of post targeting, allowing select pages to target posts based on gender, age, lan... [AllFacebook]

Another Update For Apple Devices: Facebook Page Manager - Posted August 30, 2012
Facebook is putting some serious work into its Apple iOS devices. After giving Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

Could Facebook Make Waves With Waze? - Posted August 29, 2012
Facebook has made quite the flurry of acquisitions lately. Last week, the social network acquired Threadsy. The word on Wednesday is that Facebook could consider purchasing ... [AllFacebook]

California Gives Thumbs-Up To Facebook/Instagram Deal - Posted August 29, 2012
The long-awaited acquisition of Instagram by Facebook cleared another major hurdle on Wednesday. The ... [AllFacebook]

Flip Through Your Facebook Timeline With Yearly Leaf - Posted August 29, 2012
Companies are figuring out every way to maximize the Facebook experience while users are online, but what about when they're not logged in? A new project called ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Help Center Flooded With Spam - Posted August 29, 2012
Any confused, challenged or perplexed Facebook user who heads over to the ... [AllFacebook]

Attorneys Using Facebook Pages For Marketing Purposes - Posted August 29, 2012
Facebook pages are helping a wide array of entities get their name out there -- not just companies. Attorneys are also establishing... [AllFacebook]

Restaurants Compete With Major Chains Through Facebook - Posted August 28, 2012
Smaller chain restaurants may not be able to compete with major chains in terms of volume, but they do have ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook App Allows Customers To Report Power Outages Online - Posted August 28, 2012
Want to let your utilities company know that the power is out? There's a Facebook app for that. Chicago-based ComEd announced Tuesday that it has ... [AllFacebook]

Doctors Use Facebook As A Diagnostic Tool - Posted August 28, 2012
Facebook is being used increasingly in the medical field, and not only for patients seeking advice. A report from the Mayo Clinic in Minneso... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Would Need To Pay Menlo Park Before Building West Campus - Posted August 28, 2012
Facebook is continually planning to expand, but the company's latest addition will cost it a little extra. The social netwo... [AllFacebook]

Birthday Post App Wins At Facebook Developers World Hack In Austin - Posted August 27, 2012
A group from tech agency R/GA traveled to the Facebook Developers World Hack competition in Austin, Texas, hoping to s... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg Salute Oldest Facebook User - Posted August 27, 2012
We know that seniors make up a sizable portion of Facebook's membership. Even centenarians ar... [AllFacebook]

Germany Issues Privacy Ultimatum To Facebook - Posted August 27, 2012
Not long after Germany reopened its investigation into Facebook's facial-recognition technology, a German consumer group sent the so... [AllFacebook]

PageLever Launches Minilytics For Facebook Marketing Novices - Posted August 27, 2012
For Facebook page administrators looking for a first step into the world of marketing, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Developer Of Social Influence Metric Swaylo - Posted August 24, 2012
It seems like it's been a while since Facebook acquired a company (the long finalization process of Instagram notwithstanding). That ... [AllFacebook]

Mobile Facebook Messenger Update Adds Emoticons, Shows When Friends Were Last Active - Posted August 24, 2012
Shortly after Facebook announced an upgrade for Apple iOS devices and said it was working on ... [AllFacebook]

Does Sentiment About Facebook On Twitter Have An Effect On Stock Price? - Posted August 24, 2012
Facebook is getting lampooned all over the Web for its tumbling stock price. DCM Capital, ... [AllFacebook]

Univision, Facebook Partner For Hispanic Forums Featuring President Obama, Mitt Romney - Posted August 24, 2012
In an effort to reach out to U.S. Hispanic voters, Facebook recently announced ... [AllFacebook]

How Addictive Is Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 24, 2012
Sure, you check Facebook a few times a day. You have a tab open with Twitter refreshing every few minutes. Your smartphone buzzes every time you're tagged in an Instagram photo. But you're not addicted! Social media has infiltrated your life, whether you like it or not. Take a look at... [AllTwitter]

How Should Newspapers Respond To Criticism On Their Facebook Page? - Posted August 24, 2012
What would you do if someone came to your Facebook wall and started writing mean things about you or your work? You'd probably de-friend them, or at least delete the comments. But is that the way a news organization should respond? Does it matter that the industry is built on the... [10,000 Words]

Next Up For Facebook: Android - Posted August 23, 2012
Now that Facebook has given its Apple iOS application a serious speed boost, it's time for the company to focus on Android devices. While Inside Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Trying To Balance Zynga With Other Game Developers - Posted August 23, 2012
Facebook's relationship with major game developer Zynga has gotten complicated. The two companies have been tied at the hip for a long time, but... [AllFacebook]

Thoughts on the Forbes '100 Most Powerful Women' List - Posted August 23, 2012
Today Forbes released its annual list of the most powerful women in the world--and while we can't disagree with obvious selections like Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, new ... [FishbowlDC]

Kenshoo Social: Companies Are Beefing Up Facebook Ad Budgets - Posted August 23, 2012
Whether or not Facebook is a long-term viable ad platform is one of the biggest questions Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ha... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Game SongPop Is Hitting All The Right Notes - Posted August 23, 2012
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg loves SongPop. Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

FTC Approves Facebook's Acquisition Of Instagram - Posted August 22, 2012
It's official: Photo-sharing application Instagram is now a Facebook entity. The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it ... [AllFacebook]

Ads Find Their Way To Facebook Search Bar - Posted August 22, 2012
Many Facebook users bristled at the idea of news feed ads coming from pages of which they weren't fans. However, Facebook ha... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Isn't Just For The Young - Posted August 22, 2012
Who is on Facebook? That's what Web monitoring service ... [AllFacebook]

Startup Wants to Help You Publicize Your Own Death - Posted August 22, 2012
No, that headline is not a typo: The always-reliable Mashable reported today on a new Facebook app called If I Die that lets users set up postmortem messages or videos to the world--statements that will be issued to friends after members themselves have passed. We guess we might see t... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Tests Makeover For Messages - Posted August 22, 2012
Facebook really wants messages to be like email. The social network announced Wednesday that it is ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Questions: Back And Bigger Than Ever - Posted August 22, 2012
Wondering what happened to the Facebook Questions application? The site is testing ways to bring it back and ... [AllFacebook]

Select Pages Now Have Facebook's Save Feature - Posted August 21, 2012
Facebook has been testing out a save feature for select users on mobile and desktop, but tipster Ben Lang recently informed AllFacebook... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Likes What's Cooking With IGrill - Posted August 21, 2012
The website for cooking application iGrill normally gets about 70,000 visitors per month. Then Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mar... [AllFacebook]

People Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes So Much, They Crashed Starbucks' Facebook Contest - Posted August 21, 2012
As summer turns to fall, it's time for one of Starbucks' most popular drinks -- the pumpkin spice latte. The coffee shop ... [AllFacebook]

Topsy Pro Analytics Takes Tweet Analysis To New And Disruptive Pricing Level - Posted August 21, 2012
Real-time social analytics platform Topsy, which earlier this month debuted Twindex to provide insight into Twitterati sentiment on the presidential candidates, today unveils Topsy Pro Analytics. It delivers in-depth metrics based on the Twitter firehose via A... [AllTwitter]

Topsy Pro Analytics Takes Tweet Analysis To New And Disruptive Pricing Level - Posted August 21, 2012
Real-time social analytics platform Topsy, which earlier this month debuted Twindex to provide insight into Twitterati sentiment on the presidential candidates, today unveils Topsy Pro Analytics. It delivers in-depth metrics based on the Twitter firehose via A... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft And Facebook Director Peter Thiel Unload Stock - Posted August 20, 2012
It was rumored that Facebook Director Peter Thiel was going to sell some of his stock in the social network when it was possible. The r... [AllFacebook]

Windows Users: Upload Photos To Facebook Via URL - Posted August 20, 2012
For Facebook users on Windows, the site recently made it easier to share photos. Now you can simply copy and paste a photo URL when prompted to upload a picture, ... [AllFacebook]

How Did Facebook Pitch To Advertisers In 2004? - Posted August 20, 2012
You might think that advertising and Facebook have only been bedfellows for the past few years. You'd be wrong. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Needs PR Advice Now More Than Ever - Posted August 20, 2012
Maybe you've heard: The once-heralded Facebook IPO is in trouble and losing value by the minu... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Doubles Up On Trending Articles - Posted August 17, 2012
Remember trending articles? They're back, and bigger than ever. Facebook has been ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Now The Web's Second-Most-Popular Video Site - Posted August 17, 2012
Facebook users love video. So much so that the social network recently trumped Yahoo ... [AllFacebook]

Is Mark Zuckerberg In Over His Head? - Posted August 17, 2012
As Facebook's value on Wall Street continues to fall, critics have wondered if the problems facing the social network are too big for Co-Founder and CEO Mark ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Prineville, Ore., Data Center Addition Will Be Pretty Cool - Posted August 17, 2012
We know that Facebook plans to expand its data center in Prineville, Ore. Re... [AllFacebook]

Stream Video Straight From IPhone To Facebook With Ustream's Broadcast For Friends - Posted August 17, 2012
Ustream is no stranger to providing streaming video service for Facebook users. But now you don't need to be tied to a computer to share the memories. Ustrea... [AllFacebook]

The Ticker: Facebook Fail; The Pitch; Freddie and Fannie; Dunkin' Donuts' App; Online Fitting Rooms - Posted August 17, 2012
The Washington Post: Facebook IPO Spirals in Wake of Lock-Up Expiration Advertising Age: PR TV: 'The Pitch" Granted Second Season on AMC Forbes: ... [FishbowlDC]

As Investors Unload Facebook Shares, Stock Tumbles Below $20 - Posted August 16, 2012
Thursday was the first day that major investors in Facebook could sell their shares -- and one company did just that. ... [AllFacebook]

What Others Are Saying About Facebook's News Feed Ad Testing - Posted August 16, 2012
Facebook's announcement that the site is testing ads that will go beyond pages' fan bases set off a flurry of reaction across the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: More Than 116 Million Posts, Comments About The Olympics - Posted August 16, 2012
We've heard from just about everyone else regarding ... [AllFacebook]

Which Companies Do Social Humor Best? - Posted August 16, 2012
News flash: Corporate communications don't have to be dryer than wallpaper and burnt toast, and you don't need viral videos, scripted scenes or comedic spokespeople to have a little fun with your messaging. We're all told to "humanize the brand", and we know that people love a good laugh more than... [FishbowlDC]

UPDATED: Facebook Tests News Feed Ads From Pages Users Haven't Liked Yet - Posted August 15, 2012
Facebook is trying out some new ways to cater to advertisers and gain back ... [AllFacebook]

Tips For Brands To Become Relevant On Facebook's News Feed - Posted August 15, 2012
As ComScore pointed out earlier this year, a bulk of Facebook users' time is spent on the news feed. As ad... [AllFacebook]

Germany Investigating Facebook's Facial Recognition, Again - Posted August 15, 2012
Europeans are growing increasingly suspicious of Facebook's facial-recognition efforts. Earlier this month, ... [AllFacebook]

Infographics Shared On Twitter Get 832% More Retweets Than Images And Articles [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 15, 2012
We sure do love our infographics here at AllTwitter. And this one's a prime specimen of just how entwined infographics are in social media: it explores how popular infographics are compared to other types of posts on Twitt... [AllTwitter]

Where Can Facebook Advertisers Get The Most Bang For Their Buck? - Posted August 14, 2012
Keeping with the theme of the Olympic Games, Kenshoo Social wanted to see which countries offered the most value and effectiveness to Facebook advertisers in areas such ... [AllFacebook]

Ben & Jerry's Asks If You 'Wanna Spoon' With Facebook Friends - Posted August 13, 2012
There are numerous applications that try to connect Facebook users through similar interests. None pro... [AllFacebook]

Take That, Zuck: App.net Founder Raises More Than $700,000 - Posted August 13, 2012
App.net Founder and CEO Dalton Caldwell is not a fan of Facebook, which claims ... [AllFacebook]

New Facebook API Tells Game Developers Which Players Are Eligible For Promotions - Posted August 13, 2012
Facebook announced Monday that it has launched a new application-programming interface that ... [AllFacebook]

Who Won The Social Media Olympics? - Posted August 13, 2012
Now that the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in London have finished, it's time to look at the winners -- not on t... [AllFacebook]

'Walking Dead' Goes for Oversaturation Strategy - Posted August 13, 2012
Say what you will about AMC's zombie drama "The Walking Dead" (slow plotting, community theater-level acting, not enough gore, yada yada), but the show's marketing team certainly knows its way around a creative promo. The Season 3 PR blitz started two weeks ago with this (inevitable?) video of oblivious New Yorkers... [FishbowlDC]

Churches And Social Media: A Match Made In Heaven [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 13, 2012
All types of organizations have embraced social, from political to corporate... and yes, even religious. Churches across the US were surveyed on their social media use for this infographic from Christian-based digital marketing agency ... [AllTwitter]

Toyota Is Giving Away Cars To Nonprofits! - Posted August 10, 2012
Do you know of a nonprofit that could use a free car? Well, guess what? Toyota is giving away free cars to nonprofits! You vote - they win. Easy peasy. And yes, it's technically a Facebook thing - but they have a Twitter account and that's how I foun... [AllTwitter]

Toyota Is Giving Away Cars To Nonprofits! - Posted August 10, 2012
Do you know of a nonprofit that could use a free car? Well, guess what? Toyota is giving away free cars to nonprofits! You vote - they win. Easy peasy. And yes, it's technically a Facebook thing - but they have a Twitter account and that's how I foun... [10,000 Words]

Netflix CEO And Microsoft Support Facebook Stock - Posted August 10, 2012
Not everyone is dumping Facebook stock like dirty laundry. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ... [AllFacebook]

Who Are People Talking About On Facebook During The Olympics? - Posted August 10, 2012
The Summer Olympic Games in London have proven to easily be the most social Olympics to date. Recently released statistics from Facebo... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Opens Its Doors to the Public. Now What? - Posted August 10, 2012
Social media star of the moment Pinterest led the news yesterday by announcing that it has officially made the tra... [GalleyCat]

School Days: Reading, Writing, and Linked Data - Posted August 10, 2012
[caption id="attachment_31369" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Courtesy: Flickr/jjorogen"][/caption] September's getting closer, and for just about everyone, the coming turn of the calendar page brings to mind thoughts of the school year ahead. More specifically, for educators and students, the new schoo... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Aims For Greater Water Efficiency At Data Center - Posted August 9, 2012
About one week after releasing energy usage figures, Facebook showed how efficiently water is used at its data center in Prineville, Ore. The... [AllFacebook]

Turn Your Facebook Photo Into A Postcard ... And Send It - Posted August 9, 2012
Many Facebook users didn't like when it seemed as if the social network was trying to take over their email. But we're guessin... [AllFacebook]

Bittman Issues Apology in Chik-Fil-A Dustup - Posted August 9, 2012
Mark Bittman, inspirational DIY food writer and noted non-vegan, issued a ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Streamlines Ad Creation Process - Posted August 9, 2012
Trying to figure out how to create a winning Facebook ad? The social network wants to make that process easier. Fac... [AllFacebook]

Social Media: It's About Who, Not How Many [STUDY] - Posted August 9, 2012
Despite the massive number of followers that folks like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber boast on Twitter, they're not necessarily the social media leaders they appear to be. A new study suggests that the demographic makeup of fans and followers means more than the... [AllTwitter]

Should Brands Be Responsible For What Their Customers Tweet? - Posted August 9, 2012
If I tweet something inappropriate to a brand, who is responsible? The obvious answer would be me, but in the fast-changing world of online advertising, things are never that simple. A new ruling from the Australian Advertising Standards ... [AllTwitter]

Football Player Asks Facebook Fans For Touchdown Celebration Ideas - Posted August 8, 2012
Even professional athletes are getting into the act of crowdsourcing via Facebook. DeAngelo Williams, a running back for the National ... [AllFacebook]

Uh Oh: Are Companies Now Responsible for Facebook Trolls? - Posted August 7, 2012
In news that may lead to a PR hiring blitz, an Australian court has ruled that everything posted on a company's ... [FishbowlDC]

Uh Oh: Are Companies Now Responsible for Facebook Trolls? - Posted August 7, 2012
In news that may lead to a PR hiring blitz, an Australian court has ruled that everything posted on a company's ... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Pushing For Likes To Be Considered Free Speech - Posted August 7, 2012
Daniel Ray Carter, a sheriff's office employee in Virginia, filed a lawsuit after he was fired for liking the Facebook page of his employer's competi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Likes Gambling But Won't Admit That It Has a Problem - Posted August 7, 2012
Everyone's favorite social network lost a little more of its innocence today. Facebook has announced that it will enter the wor... [FishbowlDC]

Are You Suspicious For Not Being On Facebook? - Posted August 7, 2012
When Facebook first launched and opened up to college students throughout the country, you were considered cool if you had access to the social ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Enters World Of Facebook Gaming - Posted August 7, 2012
Online retailer Amazon announced Monday that it is expanding its offerings and ... [AllFacebook]

A Look Inside Facebook's Campus - Posted August 6, 2012
It has been described as a frat house, a green haven, and one of the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Addresses Mobile Future At Crunchup - Posted August 6, 2012
As investors question whether or not Facebook can make money off the millions who access the social ... [AllFacebook]

'Unbaby.Me' - Browser Extension that Replaces Baby Pictures on Facebook with "Awesome Stuff" Going Viral - Posted August 6, 2012
A more personal version of public relations occurs everyday on Facebook -- we share ourselves and our lives with our "friends" one status update and one photo at a time. And if you're in your twenties or thirties, ... [FishbowlDC]

Computer History 101 Off California's Highway 101 - Posted August 6, 2012
Visitors won't find advance prototypes of the next model of Apple's iPhone or iPad at Mountain View, California's Computer History Museum. Instead, its Revolution exhibit takes a look back at the first two t... [FishbowlDC]

5 Olympics Examples of Unique Digital Storytelling - Posted August 5, 2012
Media attention is heavily focused on London 2012, and so is media experimentation. With so many eyes looking for every kind of athletic news tidbit (or the opposite, avoiding spoilers), now's a natural time for trying a new approach and seeing what works. ... [10,000 Words]

Baseball Teams Fall Victim To Facebook Pranksters - Posted August 2, 2012
If you are a Facebook fan of the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, San Franci... [AllFacebook]

Almost 5 Percent Of Facebook Accounts Are Duplicates - Posted August 2, 2012
Making apps for Facebook? Better downgrade your list of potential customers by 83 million people. This week Facebook filed a 10-Q filing with the SEC, in which the company revealed details about duplicate an... [PRNewser]

Almost 5 Percent Of Facebook Accounts Are Duplicates - Posted August 2, 2012
Making apps for Facebook? Better downgrade your list of potential customers by 83 million people. This week Facebook filed a 10-Q filing with the SEC, in which the company revealed details about duplicate an... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Tell Me How You Really Feel: Yammer and Kanjoya Partner To Help Companies Gauge Employee Sentiment - Posted August 2, 2012
What are employees really feeling? For the business that dares to find out, the Yammer enterprise social network is offering a way to gain some insight int... [semanticweb.com]

App Developer: Facebook Tried To Bully Me Into An Acqui-Hire - Posted August 1, 2012
As Facebook's stock continues to plummet, are executives getting desperate? ... [AllFacebook]

Track Facebook Pages With Dachis Group's Campaign Performance Monitor - Posted August 1, 2012
It seems like pretty much every Facebook page administrator is looking for a way to track how well they're doi... [AllFacebook]

Employers In Illinois Can't Ask For Facebook Passwords - Posted August 1, 2012
Illinois Wednesday joined several other states around the country in the fight to keep ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Excels At Going Green - Posted August 1, 2012
Facebook's trademark color may be blue, but it's also known for being green. New figures released W... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Fans: Click 'Want It' To Bring 'Paranormal Activity 4' To Your City - Posted August 1, 2012
The newest installment of the Paranormal Activity horror movie series is coming to a city near you -- all you have to do is want it. Using t... [AllFacebook]

Google Purchases Wildfire, A Facebook Marketing Software Provider - Posted July 31, 2012
Google may struggle to keep up with Facebook in the social media world, but the search engine is working to change that. Google has purchased ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launching 'Save For Later' Option - Posted July 31, 2012
Facebook is expanding well beyond the like button. First, there were ... [AllFacebook]

Possibly Coming Soon To Facebook: Netflix - Posted July 31, 2012
Soon, Facebook users may be able to share information about what they've seen on Netflix.... [AllFacebook]

Rapper Eminem Is The First Person To 60 Million Facebook Likes - Posted July 30, 2012
Not long ago, Eminem surpassed Lady Gaga in terms of Facebook following. Now the rapper can... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Cuts Off Instagram: Is This Sour Grapes Or Will We Soon Face A Difficult Choice? - Posted July 30, 2012
Are you fond of connecting with Twitter followers on Instagram? Well, unless you already synced up your accounts and followed everyone you wanted to, you're out of luck. Twitter no longer allows Instagram to access its API and pull in "friends from Twitter." The move does not bode well ... [AllTwitter]

With Facebook Photos, Bigger Is Better - Posted July 30, 2012
Facebook announced Monday that it is making another change to how you see photos. Now, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Could Buy Zynga, But Probably Won't - Posted July 30, 2012
It seems like every week, Facebook acquires a company or is rumored to do so. This time, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Influence Can Help You Get Into An L.A. Nightclub For Free - Posted July 27, 2012
Trying to figure out what kind of benefits come with a healthy score on Klout -- whi... [AllFacebook]

How Badly Did The Second Quarter Report Hurt Mark Zuckerberg's Wallet? - Posted July 27, 2012
News of Facebook's second quarter report didn't just hurt the company's stock, it left a bit of a dent in Co... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Has Skyrocketed Since Facebook Acquisition - Posted July 27, 2012
Though Facebook's purchase of photo application Instagram may not be final yet, Instragram has already been reapi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Phone Could Be On The Market Next Year - Posted July 26, 2012
Like the Facebook application for your mobile device? Why not go all out and ... [AllFacebook]

Study: Customers Still Prefer Company Websites To Facebook Pages - Posted July 26, 2012
In 2011, U.S. marketers spent more than $3 million on Facebook brand pages. What are they getting for that money? Research from social ... [AllFacebook]

Zynga Scales Back Outlook, Cites 'Challenging Environment' On Facebook Platform - Posted July 25, 2012
The stock of popular Facebook application developer Zynga has dropped despite growing revenue, which the company reported Wednesday in ... [AllFacebook]

Did Chick-Fil-A Create The Facebook Profile Of Abby Farle? - Posted July 25, 2012
Not long after Atlanta-based fast food restaurant Chick-Fil-A was grilled on Facebook for its stance on gay marriage, the compan... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Google, Amazon, EBay Form Internet Lobbying Group - Posted July 25, 2012
Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook really likes Washington, D.C. Now ... [AllFacebook]

More Japanese Users Logging On To Facebook - Posted July 25, 2012
For years, Mixi has been the social media site of choice in Japan. But new reports suggest that ... [AllFacebook]

AdParlor: Mobile Facebook Ads Are Effective, Especially On Android - Posted July 24, 2012
As Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wonders how the company can make money off mobile users, there's some good news out th... [AllFacebook]

On Facebook, Imitation Is Flattery - Posted July 24, 2012
Many of us spend quite a bit of time choosing our Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

CEO Of Payvment, Facebook E-Commerce Vendor, Steps Down - Posted July 24, 2012
Payvment has been one of Facebook's most prominent e-commerce solutions, led by CEO Christian Taylor. However, Taylor told TechCrunch Tuesday that ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Co-Founder's Company Gets Big Backing - Posted July 23, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz founded wo... [AllFacebook]

Afghanistan Free Speech Activists Take To Facebook - Posted July 23, 2012
Free speech activists in war-torn Afghanistan are finding a new way to get their message across: Facebook. However, ... [AllFacebook]

Find Sales Leads Through Facebook With Reachable - Posted July 23, 2012
In social marketing, as the saying goes in Hollywood, it's not always what yo... [AllFacebook]

Companies Face Facebook Backlash After Controversial Statements - Posted July 20, 2012
Just as users can visit a brand's Facebook page to tell it how much they love the product or offer ideas, th... [AllFacebook]

Coworkers Develop Winning Facebook Game App At Photo Hack Day 3 - Posted July 20, 2012
At the fiercely competitive Photo Hack Day 3 in San Francisco (a Facebook-sponsored event), a trio of coworkers may have developed ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Acquires Mac-Based App Developer Acrylic - Posted July 20, 2012
The Facebook family continues to grow. Acrylic, which develops applications for Mac and iOS devices... [AllFacebook]

Lay's Joins Growing Trend Of Brands Crowdsourcing Through Facebook - Posted July 20, 2012
Lay's wants to introduce a new flavor of potato chip. But it is n... [AllFacebook]

Mom And Daughter Reunite Through Facebook After 48 Years - Posted July 19, 2012
While Facebook may serve as a hindrance for high school reunions, the social network recently helped a mother and daughter ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Walmart To Explore Relationship Options - Posted July 19, 2012
Facebook and Walmart have been in the news this week for comical reasons. Now the heads of the two companies ... [AllFacebook]

New Facebook Feature Looks A Lot Like Pinterest - Posted July 19, 2012
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially in the world of social media. As Pinterest gains more of a foothold in the social scene, it may h... [AllFacebook]

Heinz, Nokia Not Fans Of Facebook Storefront - Posted July 19, 2012
People are doing just about everything nowadays through Facebook -- except buying ketch... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg No Longer One Of World's 40 Richest People - Posted July 19, 2012
Poor Mark Zuckerberg. First, the Facebook co-founder and CEO watched his company's stock flounder after it went public. No... [AllFacebook]

ComScore Examines How Europe Interacts With Facebook - Posted July 18, 2012
Social statistics tracker ComScore recently released the latest Power of Like report, this one examining how ... [AllFacebook]

After Breakups, Facebook Users Love Checking Exes' Profiles - Posted July 18, 2012
What's the protocol for Facebook friendship after a romantic relationship ends? There's not really one set ru... [AllFacebook]

Researcher Graph Helps Academics, Institutions Understand Works' Influence - Posted July 18, 2012
The "publish or perish" model of the academic world has pretty much followed the same pattern since the middle of the last century. It's about a seven-year time-span from the a researcher's original "ah-ha" moment, to the publishing of her paper, to the point where a critical mass of citations are... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Renovates Its Small Business Site - Posted July 17, 2012
In an effort to better serve its growing small business clientele, Facebook has revamped its ... [AllFacebook]

No. 1 Facebook App Socialcam Sold For $60 Million - Posted July 17, 2012
The top Facebook application, Socialcam, has been sold -- but no, this isn't ... [AllFacebook]

Viralheat Launches Free Service To Manage, Track Facebook Pages - Posted July 17, 2012
Managing a social media campaign (Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, etc.) can be exhausting and expensive. ... [AllFacebook]

Backlash Against Ralph Lauren's Outsourced Olympic Uniforms - Posted July 17, 2012
What could the American public possibly have against our Olympic athletes proudly displaying the red-white-and-blue of our flag on their opening ceremony uniforms? Perhaps it's the fact that when ABC News took a look at the labels of the Ralph Lauren-designed attire, th... [FishbowlDC]

Companies Are Asking Facebook Fans For Ideas - Posted July 16, 2012
Want to tell a company its product would be great if it just did one little thing differently? ... [AllFacebook]

Iubenda Brings Legalese Help To Facebook App Developers - Posted July 16, 2012
As Facebook gets tougher on application developers, making them detail how they collect information, Italy-based Iubenda -- a company that provides privacy policies for... [AllFacebook]

Citi Asks Fans If They Would Bank On Facebook - Posted July 16, 2012
Not long after an Australian bank announced that it planned to offer the ab... [AllFacebook]

SongPop Shooting For The Top Of The Charts On Facebook - Posted July 16, 2012
When FreshPlanet Co-Founder and CEO Mathieu Nouzareth and the rest of the development team started working on SongPop... [AllFacebook]

Common Crawl Corpus Update Makes Web Crawl Data More Efficient, Approachable For Users To Explore - Posted July 16, 2012
Common Crawl now is providing its 2012 corpus of web crawl data not just as .ARC files, but also is releasing the metadata files (JSON-based metadata with all the links from every page crawled, metatags, headers and so on) as well as text output. Semantic web projects that use its corpus include... [AllTwitter]

Common Crawl Corpus Update Makes Web Crawl Data More Efficient, Approachable For Users To Explore - Posted July 16, 2012
Common Crawl now is providing its 2012 corpus of web crawl data not just as .ARC files, but also is releasing the metadata files (JSON-based metadata with all the links from every page crawled, metatags, headers and so on) as well as text output. Semantic web projects that use its corpus include... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Adds Controls To Curb Cyberbullying - Posted July 13, 2012
Facebook has long been adamant about preventing cyberbullying, and the company announced recently that ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Rotating Ads - Posted July 13, 2012
Earlier this week, word spread that Facebook planned to put as many as 10 ads next to posts with droves of activity. The company i... [AllFacebook]

Be Careful What You Like: Facebook Pages Can Push Content Through Your News Feed - Posted July 13, 2012
You could be posting to your news feed even when you're not purposefully posting to your news feed. If you happened to have liked an... [AllFacebook]

Feel The Need To Unplug From Facebook? - Posted July 12, 2012
We've all done it. Or tried to do it. We said we'd stop going on Facebook to work on a research paper or finish a project aro... [AllFacebook]

Weddings, Engagements Will Be Announced Like Birthdays On Facebook - Posted July 12, 2012
The birthday notification has been a mainstay of the top right corner of your Facebook page for years. Soon, another type of notification will join it ... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Fix Bad Behaviors? - Posted July 12, 2012
Facebook has persuasive powers, but can the social network curtail bad behaviors such as smoking? ... [AllFacebook]

Businesses See Success With Facebook Promoted Posts - Posted July 12, 2012
Earlier this year, Facebook launched promoted posts for pages, giving page administrators the ability to greatly enhance their reach (just ... [AllFacebook]

Judge In Facebook Sponsored Stories Case Recuses Herself - Posted July 11, 2012
The case in which five Facebook members sued the company for violating their privacy rights with sponsored stories has taken an odd twist.... [AllFacebook]

Partnership Between Facebook, NBC Olympics To Mix TV And Social Media - Posted July 11, 2012
Can't outrun Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt or defend USA basketball star Kevin Durant? You can still be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games through NBC and Facebook. The social ... [AllFacebook]

Top 10 Celebrities on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted July 11, 2012
They're talented, they're famous, and now they have Twitter accounts. Celebrities have discovered social media as a way to reach out to their fans and to express themselves outside the stage and screen. This infographic ranks the top 10 celebrities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+. GO-Globe.com took a look at each... [AllFacebook]

Upworthy Shares Memes That Make You Think, Not Just Laugh - Posted July 11, 2012
There's more to the Internet than LOLcats and dating sites. Sometimes surfing the Internet feels like swimming in an ocean of viral videos and vitriol. I'd like to say news sites are a tropical island in the middle, but too often they promote or fuel the storms. That's why, Upworthy, seems... [10,000 Words]

Who Are The Most Popular Celebs On Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 11, 2012
Can you guess who's winning the social media fame game? The usual suspects - Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber - make their appearance, but you might be surprised by some of the other names on the list. This infographic comes to us from ... [AllTwitter]

Study: 22 Percent Of Web Pages Reference Facebook - Posted July 10, 2012
Just how much influence does Facebook wield over the Web? According to a study by Zyxt Labs, a lot. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Increase The Number Of Ads You See -- To 10 - Posted July 10, 2012
If you felt overloaded seeing up to seven ads in your Facebook window, you might want to stop reading now. According to our sister blog, Insi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Set to Launch Jobs Board in August - Posted July 10, 2012
According to a FINS press release, Facebook has sights set on launching its own job board in August. Essentially, Facebook users will have access to search job postings aggregated from thi... [MediaJobsDaily]

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Might See Himself At Facebook Soon - Posted July 10, 2012
It seems like every week, Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is acquiring a new company or making a key hire. T... [AllFacebook]

News360 Streamlines Personalization on iPad News Discovery App - Posted July 10, 2012
News360 today launches a redesigned version of its semantically-enabled news discovery application for the iPad. In the works for some eight months, the company's goal has been to further its vision of building an AI assistant that understands what someone is interested in and how he consumes differ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Plays Key Part In How People Discover, Share News - Posted July 9, 2012
It's apparent that Facebook has changed the way people share information, and not just baby photos and event announcements. According to a stud... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Start Tracking Mobile Apps For Targeted Ads - Posted July 6, 2012
Facebook has been under scrutiny since its initial public offering regarding its ability to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Employees Enjoy Tasty Perks - Posted July 5, 2012
As a group of high school students is currently discovering, it doesn't suck to work at Facebook. USA Today recently ... [AllFacebook]

WorldCat Facebook App Now Featuring Linked Data - Posted July 3, 2012
Following the recent announcement that WorldCat.org pages now include schema.org markup, OCLC has announced that the WorldCat Facebo... [semanticweb.com]

WorldCat Facebook App Now Featuring Linked Data - Posted July 3, 2012
Following the recent announcement that WorldCat.org pages now include schema.org markup, OCLC has announced that the WorldCat Facebo... [AllTwitter]

GM And Facebook: It's Complicated, But It Might Work Out - Posted July 3, 2012
Not long after General Motors pulled its $10 million advertising campaign from Facebook, the Detroit auto giant is considering connecting with the social network again, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Shopping Spree Might Not Be Over - Posted July 2, 2012
As Facebook looks for more ways to boost revenue, the company has gone from buying out companies for talent grabs to focusing on acquiring p... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes And Longtime Boyfriend Tie The Knot - Posted July 2, 2012
Not long after Facebook announced same-sex marriage icons, the social network's co-founder, ... [AllFacebook]

Analysts Like Facebook's Long-Term Prospects, But Still Unsure About Mobile Revenue - Posted June 27, 2012
It has been a rocky road for Facebook after its initial public offering. The reports of several Facebook underwriters were released Wedn... [AllFacebook]

Does Facebook Boost Your Self-Esteem? - Posted June 27, 2012
While we may seem happy on Facebook, liking pages on a daily basis and posting inspirational photos, does the social network re... [AllFacebook]

Five Strategies To Dominate Twitter, Facebook And YouTube [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 27, 2012
They're the "Big Three" of social media: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you have a solid presence on all of them, you're well on your way to social media stardom. Still, you need to know how to approach all three of these networks if you want to dominate them, and this... [AllTwitter]

Facebook's Message About Email Address Changes Didn't Reach Users - Posted June 26, 2012
Lots of people are pretty ticked off that Facebook went ahead and changed the email address on individual accounts to an @facebook.com address. However, the company says people were told this was going to happen way back in April.... [GalleyCat]

Learn How To Turn Likes Into Dollars At The AllFacebook Marketing Conference - Posted June 26, 2012
Looking for ways to make money through your Facebook presence? Maybe you've only dip... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Twitter, Google+ And LinkedIn: The Language Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 26, 2012
The Guinness Book Of World Records once listed a man who spoke 58 languages as the world's greatest living polyglot - but that record has since been smashed by the likes of Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. ... [AllTwitter]

Where To Eat? Let Neural Network Computing Help You Decide - Posted June 26, 2012
Dollars to donuts most folks haven't ever found a place to eat courtesy of neural networking technology before. Generally, Internet searches for spots to have a bite come courtesy of friends' Facebook recommendations, services like Yelp, and even some semantically-powered offerings such as BooRah, now an Intuit company. ... [semanticweb.com]

Nissan Revs Up Facebook Marketing - Posted June 25, 2012
After General Motors pulled its Facebook advertising, other car makers have said they re... [AllFacebook]

You Can Now Share Instagram Photos On Facebook Automatically - Posted June 25, 2012
Instagram, which was recently acquired by Facebook, will start integrating social sharing options into the application. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Apps Must Reveal What Information Is Collected, How It Is Shared - Posted June 22, 2012
California Facebook users worried about privacy while using applications can breathe a sigh of relief. Based on an agreement struck today with California Atto... [AllFacebook]

Lots of News About Facebook - Posted June 22, 2012
There's so much news about Facebook that we have an entire blog dedicated to it! In the last week or so in particular, there has been quite a bit of news from and about the social network. Where to sta... [GalleyCat]

Photos: Facebook Employees Take Aim In San Jose - Posted June 22, 2012
Facebook has been lauded as one of the best tech employers around, with plenty of perks for employees and ... [AllFacebook]

Thunderclap Migrating From Twitter To Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
Thunderclap, a mass-messaging service that gained popularity on Twitter, has set it... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Support For Song Pop - Posted June 21, 2012
Song Pop, the Facebook-based game where users can put their music knowledge to the test, gained a very important fan. Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Make Changes In Response To Class-Action Lawsuit Over Sponsored Stories - Posted June 21, 2012
After initially settling a class-action lawsuit regarding sponsored ... [AllFacebook]

Teens Choosing Tumblr, Foursquare Over Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
In terms of social media preferences, teenagers have been hard to quantify. A study released recently by youth market resea... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Unique Visitors Dropped In May - Posted June 20, 2012
Online analytics firm ComScore released the latest figures Wednesday about how many people are visiting Facebook. The report showed th... [AllFacebook]

Boosting The Image Of Beef Through Facebook - Posted June 20, 2012
A ranching executive recently presented an innovative plan to promote the benefits of beef: social media... [AllFacebook]

Yahoo, Facebook Continue Patent Settlement Talks - Posted June 20, 2012
Yahoo and Facebook are trying to put an end to a legal saga in which the Web portal sued the social network for patent infringement. Yahoo claimed in March that Facebook essentially ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Becoming More Popular Among Seniors - Posted June 19, 2012
Can you guess the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook? It's not teenagers or college students, but ... [AllFacebook]

Amex To Boost Small Businesses Through Facebook - Posted June 19, 2012
Pretty much every small business could use a little extra cash and some guidance with social marketing. Luckily, ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter, the new kid on the Semantic Web block - Posted June 19, 2012
Remember how search engines can show nice snippets in their search results thanks to the structured data that webmasters embedded in the HTML of their webpages (RDFa, schema.org, etc)? Additionally, Facebook gains insight about user's interest through structured data on webpages (i.e. Open Graph Protocol). Now there is a new kid... [AllTwitter]

Twitter, the new kid on the Semantic Web block - Posted June 19, 2012
Remember how search engines can show nice snippets in their search results thanks to the structured data that webmasters embedded in the HTML of their webpages (RDFa, schema.org, etc)? Additionally, Facebook gains insight about user's interest through structured data on webpages (i.e. Open Graph Protocol). Now there is a new kid... [semanticweb.com]

Yap.TV Connects Facebook With Television - Posted June 19, 2012
Want to see what television shows your friends are into right now? Yap.TV just ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches Creative Council, Studio Edge - Posted June 18, 2012
Two big announcements from Facebook to close out Monday, regarding advertising ... [AllFacebook]

Nearly One-Quarter Of Top 10,000 Websites Have Facebook Integration - Posted June 18, 2012
You've seen those Facebook like buttons pretty... [AllFacebook]

Should Your Brand Page Be on Facebook or Google+? [Infographic] - Posted June 18, 2012
Google+ may have been slow to catch on in the wake of the larger and more popular Facebook, but don't write the social network off just yet. This infographic shows a side-by-side comparison of the two networks, each of which caters to a slightly different audience. Which one is... [AllFacebook]

'NYT': Facebook Using Legal Motion for IPO Damage Control - Posted June 18, 2012
Facebook has filed a motion to bring all of the shareholder lawsuits stemming from its botched IPO (about 40 of them) to just one judge. In the process, ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Acquires Facial Recognition Site Face.com - Posted June 18, 2012
As previously rumored, Facebook announced Monday morning that it has acquired Face.com, an Isr... [AllFacebook]

As Facebook Rolls Out Ad Options, Retailers Pass - Posted June 15, 2012
Facebook has been unveiling more options for companies to advertise through the social media site. However, Reuters reports today that many b... [AllFacebook]

How To Do More For A Friend's Birthday Besides Post On Their Wall - Posted June 15, 2012
Facebook has ruined birthdays. At least, that's how tech blog Gizmodo feels. Gizmodo argued that Facebook h... [AllFacebook]

You've Been Served ... Over Facebook? - Posted June 15, 2012
Courts all over the world have been dealing with the strange but growing trend of serving lawsuits via Facebook... [AllFacebook]

Does Facebook Affect Your Productivity? - Posted June 15, 2012
According to a new study from Kelly Services regarding social media in the workplace, 53 percent of people polled in the Americas region think that checking Facebook a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Can Complicate Family Issues - Posted June 15, 2012
Family issues can sever ties between relatives, parents, and children, but what happens when family members who have grown apart ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter, Facebook, Google Join Forces To Fight Malicious Ads - Posted June 15, 2012
Twitter, Facebook, Google, AOL and the Interactive Advertising Bureau have come together to battle bad ads that download malware, send users to scammy sites and try to sell counterfeit goods. The new initiative is called the ... [AllTwitter]

LA Lakers Are Champs of the Social Media World - Posted June 14, 2012
While they might not be in the NBA Finals this season, the Los Angeles Lakers are the champions of the social media world. Social media company Unmetric determined the Lakers rank as the hi... [FishbowlLA]

Somewhere Over the Semantic Horizon - Posted June 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29885" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Courtesy: Flickr/prusakolep"][/caption] What's on the horizon for the semantic web? It was a question pondered by expert panelists last week at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco. Siri - and its possible clones and descendents - came up as a... [semanticweb.com]

World Map Of Social Media: Facebook Dominates, Twitter Fights For 2nd Place - Posted June 11, 2012
In the June 2012 edition of the World Map Of Social Networks, social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza explores the most popular social networks in each country right now... [AllTwitter]

Hello, Grandma! Study Shows 53 Percent of Senior Citizens Are Online - Posted June 9, 2012
Good news: a new study from Pew Research shows that 53 percent of adults age 65 and older have ventured online, sending emails even exploring social media sites like Facebook. Now we can hear all about how much we've grown while the ad bots show our grandparents pictures of sugary cereals... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow - Posted June 6, 2012
If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp online conference and workshop, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. You'll learn how... [GalleyCat]

Nasdaq Keeps Communication To a Minimum Post-Facebook IPO - Posted June 4, 2012
Nasdaq came under fire for botching the Facebook IPO, but still hasn't felt the need to respond with a strong and unified crisis response, ... [FishbowlDC]

Now You Can Schedule Posts on Facebook - Posted May 31, 2012
Big Facebook news today, totally unrelated to stock price: You can now schedule posts! Hooray! Our AllFacebook colleagues have got a breakdown of the instructions, which loo... [FishbowlDC]

6 Huge Mistakes Journalists Make in Social Media - Posted May 30, 2012
No. 3? You don't have a plan. Whether you're looking to increase followers, drive clicks back to your website, or just get people buzzing about your stories, you need to have a plan for any social media platform you join. A good strategy will help you avoid wasting resources or, worse, breaking... [FishbowlLA]

AllFacebook Marketing Conference is Only Four Weeks Away - Posted May 29, 2012
AllFacebook Marketing Conference is headed to San Francisco is just four short weeks. Join us on June 28-29 and discover how to build your business and gain customers by taking advantage of Faceb... [AllTwitter]

VEVO's Video Audience Grew 142% In One Month Through Deeper Facebook Integration - Posted May 24, 2012
VEVO is really liking Facebook this quarter. The video-sharing platform saw tremendous growth between February 2012 and March 2012, and the company has the larger social network to thank for at least some of the increase in membership, traffic, and impressions. VEVO's Matt Marquess shared the details in the company's quarterly... [AllFacebook]

Add Morgan Stanley to the List of Companies Taking a Facebook IPO Hit - Posted May 22, 2012
With the third day on the books, Facebook's stock is down even further than yesterday, to $31.12, well below the $38 IPO price. Friday's glitches caused massive confusion ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Gets Some Karma (in an App) - Posted May 22, 2012
Facebook is buying Karma, a social gifting app that we have covered before. According to Om Malik of GigaOM, "The news was released via ... [semanticweb.com]

Nasdaq Takes a Hit After Facebook IPO - Posted May 22, 2012
While Facebook's stock continues to slip on its third trading day (more on that in a bit), Nasdaq's reputation is taking a header after mistakes during Friday's IPO. First there was a delay,... [FishbowlDC]

The Ups and Downs of the Facebook IPO - Posted May 18, 2012
Watch ... [FishbowlDC]

Can You Find a Job Via Facebook? - Posted May 18, 2012
Sure, with the IPO news splashed across all the headlines, the question is, can you leverage Facebook to find a job and/or connect with decision makers who extend job offers? According to buzz in recruiter land, the answer is weak. As in no, for the most part, it's not prevalent. In a... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook's Open Graph Continues to Surge - Posted May 17, 2012
Sean Creeley of Embedly recently commented on the rise of Facebook's Open Graph: "42% of all URLs that Embedly processes have one or more Open Graph tags. If you aren't familiar with Open Graph, it's the semant... [semanticweb.com]

'Zuckerberg: The Musical' Hits YouTube As Facebook Prepares To Go Public - Posted May 16, 2012
Facebook is going public on Friday and to celebrate cdza music has written a musical all about Mark Zuckerberg. 'Zuckerberg: The Musical' tells the story of Facebook, set to the tune of songs from popular musicals like Westside Story... [AllFacebook]

GM's Decision Not to Advertise On Facebook Not Such a Big Deal After All - Posted May 16, 2012
Everyone is buzzing about the news that General Motors has pulled its $10 million in advertising from Facebook. The reason cited is the advertising is... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest: The Users Of Social Media - Posted May 15, 2012
It's sometimes tough to keep up with the daily growing user numbers of our favorite social networks. How many people are on Facebook now? And how many users does Pinterest have? What about the number of women on Twitter? This infographic from ... [AllTwitter]

It's Open Beta Launch Time For Silk Semantic Web Site Creator - Posted May 10, 2012
Silk is launching in open beta today (May 10). The service for applying semantics to create more powerful web sites, which we last discussed here, moves out of a private beta stage that the company says saw more than 10,000 users. ... [semanticweb.com]

It's Open Beta Launch Time For Silk Semantic Web Site Creator - Posted May 10, 2012
Silk is launching in open beta today (May 10). The service for applying semantics to create more powerful web sites, which we last discussed here, moves out of a private beta stage that the company says saw more than 10,000 users. ... [AllTwitter]

How The Wall Street Journal Is Using Facebook to Cover Facebook - Posted May 8, 2012
In March, around the time Facebook launched its Timeline format, Poynter published a piece declaring "Facebook Timeline not yet a friend to news organizations." The post's author, Jeff Sonderman, wrote "the flashy visual template adds too little style wh... [10,000 Words]

Enterprise Companies Choosing Twitter Over Facebook [REPORT] - Posted May 8, 2012
Enterprise companies have to deal with the balance between happy employees who get to update their statuses on their lunch breaks, and enhancing productivity by blocking Facebook and Twitter altogether. And according to a recent report, companies are tar... [AllTwitter]

Wavii At Work: CEO Adrian Aoun Explains How Service Conceptually Organizes The Web Around Events - Posted May 7, 2012
Wavii made waves when it launched its automated, algorithm-driven news aggregation service in April, which has been billed as making Facebook out of Google. But what makes Wavii work? When The Semantic Web Blog found a picture in Wavii.com's Flickr photostream featuring the word "predicates" on a white board, it... [semanticweb.com]

Wavii At Work: CEO Adrian Aoun Explains How Service Conceptually Organizes The Web Around Events - Posted May 7, 2012
Wavii made waves when it launched its automated, algorithm-driven news aggregation service in April, which has been billed as making Facebook out of Google. But what makes Wavii work? When The Semantic Web Blog found a picture in Wavii.com's Flickr photostream featuring the word "predicates" on a white board, it... [AllTwitter]

The Freelance Hustle: Five Ways to Land New Gigs - Posted May 7, 2012
Let's face it, as freelancers we've been known to do the hustle. It's in our blood and hey, even if it's not, it has to become part of our life whether we're born with it or not. According to an article on The Daily Muse, there are a few strategies to land... [MediaJobsDaily]

Social Media Roundup: Reaching New Audiences, Creating Social Content and More - Posted May 4, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about researching how to reach new audiences; why Per Active Member is an important metric; and best practice for socia... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Envy? Twitter Tried To Buy Photo App After Facebook Acquired Instagram - Posted May 2, 2012
Shortly after Facebook acquired Instagram for a hefty $1 billion, Twitter entered into talks to acquire Tap Tap Tap, the maker of mobile photo app Camera+, according to reports from ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Tackles The Need for Organ Donors - Posted May 1, 2012
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning that the social network will now have a feature allowing users in the U.S. and U.K. to spread the word to friends that they are registered organ donors. And if they're not, there are links that will take visitors to sites where they can enroll. Zuckerberg... [FishbowlDC]

Inside Wrapp's Social Gift Card Service - Posted April 30, 2012
Friends who say a birthday greeting on Facebook isn't worth much should prepare to get out their wallets. A new gift card platform called Wrapp aims to make social gifting more "like sitting around the Christmas tree," said Wrapp CEO and co-founder Hjalmar Winbladh via phone. Launched today in the U.S., the... [AllFacebook]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Commerce: Structuring Your Retail Website for the Next Generation Web - Posted April 27, 2012
Are you wondering why your product pages don't stand out in search results like those from Amazon (shown below) or other competing e-commerce websites? These expanded results are commonly known as Rich Snippets (as named by Google) and are the result of having your HTML structured correctly with semantic markup.... [semanticweb.com]

LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook All But Ignores Protesters at New York Headquarters - Posted April 25, 2012
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="UltraViolet co-founder Shaunna Thomas prepares to deliver the petition."][/caption] NEW YORK, NY - The handful of protesters that gathered in front of Facebook's office on Madison Avenue at noon was disappointed when the company refused to accept a petition signed by 53,00... [AllFacebook]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
Update: Yandex today (April 26th) reported that net income in the first three months of 2012 rose 53 percent from the same period last year to 1.26 billion rubles ($43 million) as text-based advertising revenue rose, according to ... [semanticweb.com]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
In November Russian search engine Yandex joined Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo! to collaborate on schema.org. The Semantic Web Blog recently caught up by email with Alexander Shubin, Yandex product... [AllTwitter]

Does Your Newsroom Need a Facebook Ad Budget? - Posted April 24, 2012
For news organizations that have taken the plunge into Facebook and have made Facebook a part of their daily communications, there is something else that they should consider. Like businesses, news organizations can use Facebook advertising as a way to attract new readers and listen... [10,000 Words]

The Hollywood Reporter Launches Facebook Reader - Posted April 23, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter has rolled out "The Hollywood Reporter Social Reader," a free Facebook app dubbed "the first social reader for entertainment news." Fans of THR will ... [FishbowlLA]

Social Media Roundup: Advocacy, Corporate Social Strategists, and Social Media Campaigns - Posted April 20, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about the shift from influence to advocacy in the development of online communities; the changing future of today's corp... [10,000 Words]

Facebook VP Fischer Advises An 'Always-On Strategy' - Posted April 18, 2012
The Ad Age Digital Conference continued this morning with a presentation from David Fischer, Facebook's VP of business and marketing partnerships, whose presentation could be boiled down to this: "Your brand needs an always-on strategy... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Board Was In The Dark Over Instagram - Posted April 18, 2012
It turns out Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg negotiated the $1 billion purchase of Instagram all on his own, only giving the company's board a heads up the day the deal was announced.... [AllFacebook]

Infographic: How Social Media Wins At Breaking News - Posted April 18, 2012
Here's some lunch-time fodder to consider. How reliant are you on social media to keep up on the latest news? How has this changed for you in the past decade? To put this in perspective, think about this: On September 11, 2001, how did you hear about the World Trade Center attacks?... [10,000 Words]

Should Reporters Create Online Communities For Their Beats? - Posted April 18, 2012
In the last few years social media has become about more than Facebook and Twitter. Other sites have been created that deal with a specific topic. Their membership numbers are small in number, but the topics discussed often garner a lot of activity because the people o... [10,000 Words]

9 Ways to Get More Buzz for Your Article - Posted April 16, 2012
If you're wondering why your article is generating zero buzz online, you might want to rethink its format. Even the most compelling piece of copy will be lost on readers if it's presented as a giant block of text. So whether you use a list, bullets or just subheads, avoid the chunky... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Roundup: The Connected Customer, Social Media Crisis Comms, Timeline for Power Users, and more - Posted April 13, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about the connected customer and what that means for brands and media; why it's good to use social media as part... [10,000 Words]

How to Add a Pinterest Tab to Facebook [Video] - Posted April 12, 2012
Ever wanted to install a Pinterest tab onto your Facebook page? I know a lot of die-hard Pinterest fans who'd love to have their Pinterest boards showing up on their Facebook page, and it's actually not that hard, thanks to an awesome video tutorial from magicsky1000 over at YouTube. With Pinterest... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Instagram Acquisition: Fueling More Startup Fever and Semantic Startups' Dreams - Posted April 11, 2012
The news of Facebook's acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion this week may be fueling the dreams of tech start-ups of every stripe, including those in the semantic tech community. In fact, they may have even greater reason to be inspired: A recent report has it that... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook's Instagram Acquisition Opens Doors in Mobile - Posted April 10, 2012
According to GigaOm (a story that was mentioned during our chat with GalleyCat's Jason Boog this morning), bringing ... [GalleyCat]

Why Didn't Twitter Snag Instagram? - Posted April 10, 2012
So the day after every platform was swamped with news of Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, folks are beginning to wonder why Twitter didn't make the first move and snap up the extremely popular photo-sharing application. And the fact that Twitter cofounder, Jack Dorsey, was ... [AllTwitter]

POLL: Twitter Is The Least Popular Tech Brand, After Google, Apple And Facebook - Posted April 10, 2012
We love Twitter here at AllTwitter. We'd do a pretty poor job of writing about it all day if we didn't. But it looks like we're not among the majority when it comes to our obsession with 140 character soundbites - according to a new po... [AllTwitter]

Facebook to Acquire Instagram for $1 Billion - Posted April 9, 2012
Facebook just announced that it will acquire photo-sharing site Instagram for $1 billion in cash ... [FishbowlDC]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [AllTwitter]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [semanticweb.com]

KABC Leading the Way in Social Followers - Posted April 9, 2012
With television networks finding new ways to incorporate social media into their broadcasts, it's important to have a solid digital footprint. In the case of KABC, they are leading the country in the number of Facebook likes (344,145) and Twitter ... [FishbowlLA]

Social Media Roundup: Social Media Insights, Successful Social Media Promotions and More - Posted April 6, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about actionable social media insights; the maturing of community management; advice for making a successful social medi... [10,000 Words]

Pinterest Is Third Most Popular Social Network, Behind Twitter And Facebook [REPORT] - Posted April 6, 2012
Pinterest is the social network with all the buzz these days, and it sounds like all the attention is warranted: a new study from Experian suggests that Pinterest is the third most popular social network, just behind Twitter ... [AllTwitter]

How To Get Social Media Experience While In School - Posted April 3, 2012
In my last two posts here, I drew from experiences I had as a guest... [10,000 Words]

Will Facebook Search Improvements Turn The Tables, Disrupt Relationships? - Posted April 3, 2012
Late last week Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Facebook is working on an improved search engine with 20 developers under the direction of former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen, who joined the socia... [semanticweb.com]

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Promotion - Posted April 2, 2012
One of the easiest ways to snag a mass influx of followers is running a promotion on your social media networks. But contests, giveaways, sweepstakes, and the like can often bring in uninterested consumers merely attracted by a freebie. "It seems like people that are short-sighted on this thinking are trying to... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Roundup: Lies about social media ROI, investing in your community and more - Posted March 30, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about why you should invest in your community; existing passion in online communities; big lies of social media ROI; and... [10,000 Words]

Yoke Brings Ontology Graph to Facebook Dating To Reveal Connections, And Make Them, Too - Posted March 27, 2012
A new matchmaking app from one of the founders of Adaptive Semantics hit Facebook yesterday. Adaptive Semantics, you may recall, developed the JuLiA semantic text-parsing technology that's now part of AOL's to... [semanticweb.com]

Yoke Brings Ontology Graph to Facebook Dating To Reveal Connections, And Make Them, Too - Posted March 27, 2012
A new matchmaking app from one of the founders of Adaptive Semantics hit Facebook yesterday. Adaptive Semantics, you may recall, developed the JuLiA semantic text-parsing technology that's now part of AOL's to... [AllTwitter]

Open Graph App Brings Increased Traffic to Guardian.co.uk - Posted March 27, 2012
Brittany Darwell of our sister publication, Inside Facebook, recently reported that Guardian.co.uk attr... [semanticweb.com]

Gravity Gets The Interest Graph Going; Partners Include Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch - Posted March 26, 2012
Just a little over a year ago The Semantic Web Blog introduced our readers to Gravity in this article. The project, spearheaded by former MySpace execs, is f... [semanticweb.com]

Is Social Media a Fad? Students Are Beginning to Wonder - Posted March 22, 2012
This week I've been speaking to classes at Central Michigan University about social media and how it relates to mass communications and journalism. At the end of my lecture, I took questions from the audience. A recurring theme a... [10,000 Words]

PEW Study Asks Whether Facebook Would Buy The Washington Post - Posted March 20, 2012
The big struggle facing this era of journalism is how to keep it profitable online. Tech companies have figured it out, though -- according to the PEW Research Center, five technology companies in 2011 accounted for 68 percent of all online ad revenue, not including Amazon ... [10,000 Words]

Why Some News Orgs. Need a Narrow Social Media Strategy - Posted March 12, 2012
With there being so many different social media channels and applications available, it can be easy to get swept under by it all. Instead of having a focused approach, you end up signing up for 10 different sites. You're not able to give each of them the time they require to be... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Roundup: Facebook Timeline, Geography in Social Media, Social Media Assessments and Community Management Risk - Posted March 9, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about ways businesses can make effective use of the new Facebook Timeline; whether geography should play a role in socia... [10,000 Words]

How Addicted To Facebook And Twitter Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted February 29, 2012
Are you a Twitter addict? If you scoffed at this and said "no" immediately, think again: Twitter and Facebook are possibly more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, so you might be more hooked on those 140-character text injections than you thought. ... [10,000 Words]

Facebook's New Timeline For Brands Brings Key Changes To Page Management - Posted February 29, 2012
Facebook announced today that brand Pages are getting a mandatory design overhaul, which will go into permanent effect on March 30th. But fear not, community managers! You'll have a full month, starting today, to test the design in Facebook's preview mode. The new Pages sho... [10,000 Words]

At Facebook The Buzz Is About Mobile Priorities, Brand Timelines, And New Advertising Options - Posted February 29, 2012
The Open Graph protocol continues to progress: Earlier this week Facebook's Director of Developer Relations Douglas Purdy talked about its intersection with the mobile web. According to ... [AllTwitter]

At Facebook The Buzz Is About Mobile Priorities, Brand Timelines, And New Advertising Options - Posted February 29, 2012
The Open Graph protocol continues to progress: Earlier this week Facebook's Director of Developer Relations Douglas Purdy talked about its intersection with the mobile web. According to ... [semanticweb.com]

Tech Round Up: Newsle Gets Better, Facebook Does Not - Posted February 24, 2012
San Francisco's Newsle has just made it easier to stalk, eh, I mean research, your friends by now offering instant news alerts. The service, founded by two Harvard University sophomores and released ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Blog Round-Up: User Participation, Top Down Community Planning, Social CRM and Enterprise Social Networking - Posted February 24, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about increasing user participation by accentuating impact; the problem with top-down community planning; the shift away... [10,000 Words]

Washington Post Launches Personalized News Aggregator Personal Post - Posted February 24, 2012
The Washington Post this week launched Personal Post, a news aggregator that suggests Post stories based on a user's browsing habits on washingtonpost.com. It uses the technology that powers Trove, an aggregator that was built by the paper last year. Trove aggregates headlines from around the Web, and not just washingtonpost.com. My initial... [10,000 Words]

Bottlenose Beta Two Features New Layout and Enhanced Visuals, And Invites More Users In - Posted February 21, 2012
There's a new version of Bottlenose - Beta 2 is up and about today. The service for driving real-time understanding and surfacing of personally relevant content from your social streams, launched back in December (see story ... [AllTwitter]

Bottlenose Beta Two Features New Layout and Enhanced Visuals, And Invites More Users In - Posted February 21, 2012
There's a new version of Bottlenose - Beta 2 is up and about today. The service for driving real-time understanding and surfacing of personally relevant content from your social streams, launched back in December (see story ... [semanticweb.com]

How To Escape The Newsroom 'Social Media Guru' Pigeon Hole - Posted February 20, 2012
As with many jobs that are either technical in nature, or have a somewhat narrow scope, being the newsroom's primary social media educator can have a pigeon-holing effect on ones career. Depending on how advanced the newsroom is when it comes to understanding the basics of how to utilize social medi... [10,000 Words]

7 News-Themed Facebook Apps To Try Out - Posted February 17, 2012
Yesterday, Facebook revealed the names of 12 media companies launching social reader apps on Timeline. Seven of them are news-themed. The Guardian and the Washington Post were two of the biggest names to first experiment with... [10,000 Words]

Twitter, LinkedIn Used By More Recruiters Than Facebook [STUDY] - Posted February 13, 2012
When it comes to landing a job, everyone and their grandmothers will tell you you have to have at least one eye on social these days. Your public profiles will be searched and scrutinized before any job offer comes your way. It's not only important... [10,000 Words]

The Future World Is A Semantic Tech World - Posted February 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_26664" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Image Courtesy: Flickr/substack"][/caption] A new report from the Institute for Global Futures, Global Futures Forecast 2012, lays out the top trends that it believes will shape the coming year. It's looking ahead to a future that it says may be characterized by complex trends,... [AllTwitter]

The Future World Is A Semantic Tech World - Posted February 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_26664" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Image Courtesy: Flickr/substack"][/caption] A new report from the Institute for Global Futures, Global Futures Forecast 2012, lays out the top trends that it believes will shape the coming year. It's looking ahead to a future that it says may be characterized by complex trends,... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted February 10, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about the need for social architecture; how to turn your business into a community building platform; why it's important... [10,000 Words]

39% Of Marketers Will Use Twitter For Their Campaigns In 2012 - Posted February 6, 2012
Facebook might still be the juggernaut of social media advertising, but Twitter takes the second-place silver medal. More advertisers will be turning to Twitter this year than YouTube, LinkedIn or Google+ to get at their customers' eyeballs - and their ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Then And Now: The 2008 And 2012 Presidential Elections [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 31, 2012
The 2008 presidential election was a big deal for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the like. Candidates flocked to social media to attract voters, and news outlets reported Twitter followers like they were poll results. If that sounds familiar, fast-forward to 2012. This year's presidential ... [AllTwitter]

What The Facebook Subscriber Feature Means For Content Curation - Posted January 30, 2012
So you're a journalist who turned on the subscribe feature on your personal Facebook page and now you've got a good number of Subscribers. Now what? Previously, it was possible to divide your social media life into two realms: Personal (Facebook) and Business (Twitter). You might have used... [10,000 Words]

25% Of People Have Tweeted Something They Regret [STATS] - Posted January 30, 2012
Even though the internet is becoming less and less anonymous, people are still treating it like a free-for-all without rules or repercussions. At least according to a recent poll conducted to see just how responsible people are on Twitter and Facebook. ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted January 27, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about how to build a social media command center; why Facebook isn't an echo chamber; and best practice for a community... [10,000 Words]

Parse.ly Brings A Dash of Semantics To Online Publishers - Posted January 24, 2012
Online publishers and other content providers have a new analytics tool to help them understand what their readers care about and use that information to better connect them to their sites' relevant and compelling content. Launching today is Dash, based on the predictive content analytics platform ... [semanticweb.com]

iXiGO Offers Natural Language Flight Search on Facebook & Twitter - Posted January 19, 2012
iXiGO, a travel meta search engine has launched a new flight search tool for Facebook and Twitter that utilizes ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted January 13, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about how to ensure your company's blog is supporting the company's goals; why you should be vigilant in maintaining the... [10,000 Words]

Pizza, Pants, and Tiny Cars Rank High in 'Social Currency' - Posted January 11, 2012
Domino's Pizza, Fiat, and Levi's - what do they all have in common? On th... [FishbowlDC]

How To Get Fido To Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 10, 2012
It might not be called a "woof", but Fido has taken to tweeting nonetheless. People sure love their pets, and they're broadcasting this love on social media. We're seeing cats tweeting about their love of catnip, dogs updating Facebook when they get back from a walk, and gerbils posting p... [AllTwitter]

Meet Your Virtual Friends: Google, LinkedIn, Twitter And Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 9, 2012
She's smart and unique, with a big mouth and lots of connections. She's Twitter, and she's one of four that this infographic from LinkingR details a... [AllTwitter]

Guess Which Country Logs On To Twitter More Than Facebook? - Posted January 9, 2012
According to comScore, there's only one country in the entire world where Twitter is more popular than Facebook. Can you guess which one it is? Here are some hints: Twitter was translated into this country's language first, after English.... [AllTwitter]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted January 6, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a ranking of top social media management software; an analysis of global participation in social interactivity; the value of using... [10,000 Words]

Occupy Movement to Create Own Social Networking Site? - Posted January 4, 2012
Our own Jennifer Zaino recently shared the story of two developers turning ... [semanticweb.com]

Occupy Movement to Create Own Social Networking Site? - Posted January 4, 2012
Our own Jennifer Zaino recently shared the story of two developers turning ... [AllTwitter]

Cloud App Activities Unite on Hojoki - Posted January 4, 2012
From Dropbox to Google Docs, cloud applications are increasingly becoming a part of business users' everyday productivity toolbox. Hojoki - taken from the name of an old Japanese book about the way of life and the flow of events - aims to aggregate those cloud apps into a Facebook-like activity feed,... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted December 29, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a discussion about the need for strong common interest being present for a community to succeed; a breakdown of Facebook's EdgeRank... [10,000 Words]

Get Social and Keep Your New Year's Resolutions - Posted December 29, 2011
New Year's is a time for revelry, reflection, and making resolutions, both personal and work-related. PsychCentral blog says about forty to forty-five percent of American adults make at least one New Year's resolut... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Timeline and Analysts - Posted December 23, 2011
Karen Hanna recently informed business analysts about a few things they should know about Facebook Timeline. Ha... [semanticweb.com]

StreamGlider iPad News-Reader App Touts Mixed Media and Multi-View Modes - Posted December 22, 2011
StreamGlider, which we first covered here, made its debut yesterday. The iPad news and social reader application in its initial version debuts sans the location-aware and some of the more... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Tops Social Media Buzz List - Posted December 15, 2011
Zeta Interactive, a digital marketing agency, recently released its annual rankings of social networks. They are categorized by "buzz," a ranking calculated by volume and tone (percent positive ranking) of all the sites. This year, T... [10,000 Words]

Facebook's Timeline Launches - Posted December 15, 2011
Facebook today posted that users now officially can upgrade their profiles to its Facebook Timeline by heading here. Timeline, as Mark Zuckerberg described in September, is ... [semanticweb.com]

Day of the Dolphin: Swim In the Personalized Social Stream With Bottlenose - Posted December 13, 2011
It's the Day of the Dolphin. Bottlenose (previously known as Bottleno.se), which we initially covered here, moves out of stealth and into private beta mode. The service lassoes your Twitter, Facebook and Yammer streams, a... [semanticweb.com]

The Cold War is Back, With Help from Social Media - Posted December 9, 2011
[caption id="attachment_31238" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk"][/caption] The Cold War is back on bitches! First we have ballet dancers acting as double agents. Now, we ha... [FishbowlDC]

Heineken Makes a Big Push on Facebook - Posted December 8, 2011
Heineken is all over the place this week, with a couple of campaigns and a big ... [FishbowlDC]

Only 2% Of Ad Agencies And PR Firms Use Twitter For Their Own Lead Generation - Posted December 8, 2011
When a client speaks with an ad agency about setting up a campaign, they naturally expect that agency to know their way around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media. And while the agency might have this know-how, new stats show that they... [AllTwitter]

Indian Government Asks Social Networks To Prescreen User Content Before It is Posted. All Of It. - Posted December 7, 2011
The New York Times is reporting a rather archaic-sounding move by the Indian government: asking other bi... [AllTwitter]

Tech Round Up: No One Checks In; Zuckerberg Exposed - Posted December 7, 2011
-I must live in a supe-techie area or know a lot of hypercheckers, because according to Forrester Research, only 2 percent of adults use apps like Foursquare... [FishbowlDC]

Los Angeles Lakers Surpass 11 Million Facebook Fans - Posted December 5, 2011
The Boston Celtics might have more NBA titles, but the Los Angeles Lakers are the champions of Facebook. The Lakers are the first American professional sports team to surpass 11 million ... [FishbowlLA]

Gowalla Going to Facebook - Posted December 5, 2011
Gowalla, the other Foursquare, allowing for mobile check-ins, etc., has announced that it's heading to Facebook. The service... [FishbowlDC]

You Can't Create Good Online Communities Without Taking Risks - Posted December 5, 2011
A time will come when you're managing an online community or a Facebook Fan Page when you feel the urge to make a big splash about something, in an effort to generate activity. Sometimes it will come as a result of something that has happened, or is happening, in the community. Other... [10,000 Words]

Tech Round Up: Brands Missing Links on Google+, Twitter Buys Whisper - Posted December 1, 2011
-In news that suprises probably no one on the planet, brands are not as engaged on Google+ as they are on Facebook. SEO company BrightEdge found that within the first 10 days of availability, 61 percent of the top 100 brands around the globe had a presen... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Teams Up With Japan's Mixi To Fight Off Facebook - Posted November 30, 2011
Twitter is digging its heels in against an encroaching Facebook in one of its biggest market, Japan. At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Twitter and Japan's largest social network, mixi, announced a strategic partnership. Twitter has always had a... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Settles Privacy Case, Says It Made a 'Bunch of Mistakes' - Posted November 29, 2011
Facebook has settled its privacy case with the Federal Trade Commission, which has been ongoing since 2009. The case stems from a change in Facebook's privacy settings that year that made once private info public without warning. The company isn't paying anything as part of the settlement, ... [GalleyCat]

Three Things I'm Thankful For This Year, Web Journalism Edition - Posted November 22, 2011
Last year, the contributors to 10,000 Words wrote a short post about what we were thankful for. My contribution? Blackbird Pie, Twitter's tool that allows you to embed tweets. This year, I thought I would go a little bit more in depth, by sharing with you three relatively different things in Web... [10,000 Words]

Build Communities For The Long-Term - Posted November 21, 2011
When you're going through the process of developing a new communities, one question you need to ask yourself is how long the community will live. If the community is built around a time-sensitive event or product, with no contingency plan in place once the product or event's prom... [10,000 Words]

Jewelry Store Displaying Facebook Notes Via Billboard - Posted November 21, 2011
To all the hopeless romantics out there, jewelry store chain Robbins Brothers has a new campaign that allows you to share your thoughts about that special someone to everyone s... [FishbowlLA]

Hedge Funds Don't Use Twitter [SURVEY] - Posted November 17, 2011
It looks like hedge funds aren't quite as eager as the Kardashians to share their deepest darkest secrets on Twitter. A new survey of nearly 100 hedge fund managers shows that they aren't too keen on Twitter, and are even less fond of Facebook. But LinkedIn they like. ... [AllTwitter]

#protip: Create a Flowchart For Responding to Comments On Company Pages - Posted November 14, 2011
When you're the point person for your company's social media efforts, and there are a lot of pages to be managed, one thing you will need is a post-response flowchart to guide how employees should respond to posts and comments. The need for a post-response tree will make itself known once the... [10,000 Words]

Social Media, Sentiment, and the CIA - Posted November 8, 2011
A new article asks, "How stable is China? What are people discussing and thinki... [semanticweb.com]

70 Percent Of Brits Would Agree With Shutting Down Twitter During Civil Unrest - Posted November 8, 2011
A new survey indicates that the majority of Brits would agree with their government or service providers shutting down social media during an outbreak of civil unrest in their country. Security firm ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media & Online Community Posts from Around The Web - Posted November 4, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a discussion about high value community management; how to use online communities to keep B2B customers satisfied; best practice fo... [10,000 Words]

iPhone Vs. Android: The Social Apps Battle [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 31, 2011
Is there a difference between how iPhone users and Android users access their social media? Apparently so. Owners of each device favor Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare differently, accessing some social apps more than others. This infographic from onavo ... [10,000 Words]

The False Promise of Incentives in Online Communities - Posted October 31, 2011
When you're trying to sell something, using incentives to get people talking about the product is a great marketing tool. But when you're trying to bring people together online under an idea, topic or cause, the use of incentives is a false prophet for growth and engagement. You need to be able to... [10,000 Words]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 28, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a discussion about the confusion surrounding the title of community manager; why you should do a check-up on your community every... [10,000 Words]

BunkiMunki Creates a New Tween Virtual World - Posted October 25, 2011
For children too young for Second Life b... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 21, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a discussion about the future of online community; how to spot a bad community manager; why agencies are having trouble using socia... [10,000 Words]

Before Launching Multiple Communities, Know Your Ideal Community Manager - Posted October 17, 2011
When deploying multiple social networks and online communities across a large company, it's likely that you will need a few people to manage those profiles and act as community managers. For a while it was the "it thing" to poke fun at people who work in social media professionally. The joke usually... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Takes Home "Digital Service Of The Year" Award At T3 - Posted October 11, 2011
Twitter beat out Facebook, YouTube and Spotify as the best social media site of 2011 at the T3 awards last night. Held in London, t... [AllTwitter]

Deportation Stopped, Thanks to the Internet - Posted October 6, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28266" align="alignleft" width="236" caption="Astrid Silva and her dad. Photo via Change.org"][/caption] How much power is there in social media? Well if Change.org is any example, a lot. A Los Angeles student has used ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Push toward the Semantic Web - Posted October 6, 2011
A recent interview takes a look at what ... [semanticweb.com]

What You Need To Know About Facebook's New Metrics - Posted October 5, 2011
Facebook has been on a roll lately, unleashing several noteworthy changes to its platform that impact everything from profile layout to ... [10,000 Words]

Facebook's Founding President Signs Up For Twitter, Apologizes To "Zuck" - Posted October 3, 2011
He's well-known in the digital circles for his entrepreneur spirit, having founded both Napster and Facebook, but it's taken over 5 years for Sean Parker to start tweeting. Parker signed up for Twitter today, and in his first, and thus far only, tweet, apol... [10,000 Words]

Using Barriers to Entry in Corporate Social Media - Posted October 3, 2011
Sometimes creating barriers to entry can be a good thing. In web lingo, if you're adding too many steps, or asking a user to click more than twice to get to their desired content, you're making "the barrier to entry" too high. The resulting action is a loss of visitors, or... [10,000 Words]

Facebook's Super-Charged Open Graph & the Semantic Web - Posted September 29, 2011
A recent outlook on the latest Open Graph developments out of Facebook states, "It's the Semantic Web, Stupid." Th... [semanticweb.com]

'Producer Matthew' Closes His Blog - Posted September 29, 2011
Aggregation journalist "Producer" Matthew Keys (@ProducerMatthew), who we first told you about in March, has stopped providing real-time news aggregations on his Tumblr blog, producermatthew.com. [caption id="at... [10,000 Words]

Facebook + Spotify = Goodbye iTunes? - Posted September 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27650" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Photo: Facebook"][/caption] Oversharing on the Internet went in to overdrive today, after Mark Zuckerberg and Co. at ... [FishbowlDC]

The Next Open Graph: Changing Apps and Changing Industries? - Posted September 22, 2011
  Get ready for a new wave of Open Graph-enabled applications -- and maybe for how they'll change the game in their industries, too. At the Facebook F8 developers' conference today, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how the work the company's been engaged in over the last year - to make the Open Graph protocol... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Changes Mean Changes for Marketers - Posted September 22, 2011
People were only just ... [FishbowlDC]

Klout Expands its Influence to Google+ - Posted September 22, 2011
A recent article reports that Klout, "a startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, Link... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted September 16, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are social media lessons that SMBs can learn from IBM; whether social media can improve net promoter scores; best practice for how to... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Influences More Consumer Purchases Than Facebook - Posted September 14, 2011
According to a recent study, it looks like Twitter is more influential than Facebook when it comes to influencing purchases. 35 percent of respondents said their Twitter feed has been influential or extremely influential on their purchase decisions, while only 23.5 percent of Facebook users ... [AllTwitter]

Use Offline Events To Drive Online Engagement - Posted September 13, 2011
Sometimes posting good content on your company's or brand's Facebook Fan Page simply isn't enough to drive engagement You're seeing week-on-week organic growth of between 3%-5%, but there isn't any sense of community. The people who "Like" your page aren't responding to content. If you find yourself in t... [10,000 Words]

HOWTO: Send Tweets To Facebook - Posted September 8, 2011
Twitter has made it easier to send tweets to Facebook. All you have to do is click one single button. Here's how: First, log in to your Twitter account. Next, click the "Profile" tab at the top of the screen, and then click "Edit Profile" just below your profile picture. Scr... [AllTwitter]

Why You Should Not Use Third-Party Apps For Facebook Posting - Posted September 7, 2011
It's worth spending that extra time to post to your Facebook page, a new study says. Facebook posts that are posted via a third-party app like HootSuite, TweetDeck, dlvr.it and others receive an average of 70 percent fewer likes and comments for each fan, according to a new study by Applum. Facebook's algorithm... [10,000 Words]

Embracing Process-Oriented Social Media Strategy Development - Posted September 6, 2011
Developing social media strategy for a corporation or large business is challenging. There are a lot of moving parts; every day you meet a new stakeholders or managers whose input is important; and you find that putting ideas i... [10,000 Words]

Revolving Door: 'Vanity Fair's List; the 'Rookie' Launch; Rev. Al Sharpton, and More - Posted September 1, 2011
As predicted by The OutCast Agency's TJ Snyder, the Vanity Fair annual ... [FishbowlDC]

More Social Media Resources for Bad Weather - Posted August 25, 2011
This week's spate of bad weather -- the upcoming Hurricane Irene and the Virginia earthquake -- made one thing even more crystal clear: People are turning to traditional news sources less and less for information. Instead of flocking to the Weather Channel to see how a storm progresses, people are logging... [10,000 Words]

Blocking Twitter During Riots A Bad Idea, Study Proves - Posted August 25, 2011
In the aftermath of the UK riots earlier this month, government officials had floated around the idea of blocking access to Twitter and other social media sites next time something similar occurred. The official reasoning was that this would prevent people from using Twitter to incite violence and plan... [AllTwitter]

Amid CNN Acquisition Speculation, Zite's Focus Remains on Relevant -- And Disinterested -- Content Discovery - Posted August 25, 2011
Zite CEO Mark Johnson says he's flattered by the rumors this week of a multi-million dollar CNN acquisition. He won't comment on them, of course, but he is flattered. What he will say is that the... [semanticweb.com]

Tools Round Up: No More Facebook Places, More Facebook Privacy - Posted August 24, 2011
... [GalleyCat]

Tools Round Up: No More Facebook Places, More Facebook Privacy - Posted August 24, 2011
... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted August 19, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a best-practice guide for determining the value of a Facebook fan; how Chevron uses LinkedIn to target influencers; a best practice guide... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Is #1 Social Network For Financial Groups - Posted August 19, 2011
Twitter beats even Facebook when it comes to the social network of choice for financial services companies. As the Financial Times reports, a new survey by marke... [AllTwitter]

IPG Sells Half Its Stake in Facebook for $133 Million - Posted August 15, 2011
Interpublic Group, home to advertising agencies like McCann Erickson Worldwide and PR firms including GolinHarris, Carmichael Lynch Spong, and Weber Shandwick, has sold half of its stake in Facebook for $133 million. The company first invested... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Vs Facebook: Which Is More Valuable For Brands? [Infographic] - Posted August 12, 2011
These days more and more brands are turning to social media, hoping to spread the word and attract loyal customers. But on a limited time and budget, it can be hard for small brands to cover the entire social network spectrum and engage with fans on Twitter and Facebook. ... [10,000 Words]

Would A Facebook Hack Hurt Brands? - Posted August 12, 2011
By now most of us have heard that the hacktivist coalition Anomymous' reported Facebook... [GalleyCat]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted August 12, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a best-practice guide for getting employees on-board with the company's social media efforts; how to calculate social commerce performance; a case study... [10,000 Words]

Semantelli Releases Solution to Keep Pharm on Facebook - Posted August 12, 2011
Semantic start-up Semantelli has announced "the release of Facebook AETracker- a unique solution to help ... [AllTwitter]

Semantelli Releases Solution to Keep Pharm on Facebook - Posted August 12, 2011
Semantic start-up Semantelli has announced "the release of Facebook AETracker- a unique solution to help ... [semanticweb.com]

#protip: Superfan Committees Offer Lots Of Insight - Posted August 11, 2011
These days not much I read on industry blogs about social media and online communities makes me stop and think "Wow, that's actually a great idea." Today, that dry spell is over. I was skimming through ... [10,000 Words]

Tech News: Photos on Twitter, 5 More Networks on Klout, Video Chat on Facebook - Posted August 10, 2011
Twitter... [FishbowlDC]

'Marie Claire' Panel Audience Directs Privacy Questions at Facebook - Posted July 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_24949" align="alignleft" width="340" caption="Left to right: Common Sense Media's Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg, ESPN's Erin Andrews, Chelsea Clinton, and 'Marie Claire' EIC Joanna Coles"][/caption] Last night, former first daughter Chels... [FishbowlDC]

The State of Open Data - Posted July 25, 2011
A recent article discusses the proliferation of open data sets over the last several years and ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Analysis: FOX 2 News in Detroit, MI - Posted July 25, 2011
Last Monday I kicked off a new weekly segment where I analyze a news organization's presence on Facebook. The first news outlet was a TV news station called, WESH 2 News in Orlando, ... [10,000 Words]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted July 22, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts about best practice for asking questions on Facebook Fan Pages to get the best response rate; mistakes that branded online communities... [10,000 Words]

Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying? - Posted July 18, 2011
Parents' associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem? ... [AllTwitter]

Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying? - Posted July 18, 2011
Parents' associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem? ... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Analysis: WESH 2 News in Orlando, FL - Posted July 18, 2011
Today starts a new segment that I will be doing each week, where I look for news organizations on Facebook who are having success with their efforts to engage their audience. First I will be looking at TV news programs on Facebook. I'm leading off with WESH 2... [10,000 Words]

On Facebook, Choose Content Over Contests - Posted July 13, 2011
A post today at ClickZ asks the question that many social media marketers have been thinking about, but have been too afraid to ask: What happens after Facebook contests? Companies, individuals and small businesses have been tapping t... [10,000 Words]

How Social Are Websites Today? [STATS] - Posted July 8, 2011
Twitter is among the most popular social network destinations for websites to point to, but just how popular is it? Research from BrightEdge [PDF] suggests that social media still isn't visible on 51% of the t... [10,000 Words]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted July 8, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts about best practice for community cultivation; case studies for using Like-count Facebook campaigns to grow a page; new research on the... [10,000 Words]

Google+ Hopes to Rival Facebook - Posted July 7, 2011
Google is developing a new alternative to Facebook, a project currently in a limited field trial called Google+. According to ... [semanticweb.com]

What Do You Think About Twitter Introducing A Facebook-Like Wall? - Posted July 7, 2011
Rumor has it that Twitter is experimenting with a "Facebook-like" wall for some of its newest users. This is apparently intended to make the steep learning curve for Twitter newbies easier. For those new to Twitter, learning the difference between @mentions and @replies is rather difficult. Sur... [AllTwitter]

Tools Round Up: Facebook and Skype; Radian6 and Twitter; JT and MySpace - Posted July 6, 2011
Facebook has announced a partnership with Skype that will bring video calling to the social network's 750 million users. Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Skype for... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Tip: Don't Auto-Connect Your Facebook And Twitter Accounts - Posted July 5, 2011
Twitter has made it deceptively easy to connect your Twitter account to your Facebook account, but don't be fooled. It's usually not a good idea. Twitter and Facebook are two distinct networks with two distinct sets of etiquette and norms. Posting all of your tweets to your Facebook wall may sound... [AllTwitter]

Politicians Are All Over Twitter This Election Season - Posted June 30, 2011
If you follow the presidential hopefuls on your Twitter account, then your feed will be blowing up until we hit the polls next year. President Obama announced today that he'll be hosting a Twitter town hall meeting (... [FishbowlDC]

Bluefin Labs Hopes To Breach the Semantic Barrier Between Social Media Comments and TV Content - Posted June 30, 2011
Here's what Bluefin Labs is trying to capture for mass media content providers, be they media companies or brands: The word-of-mouth about TV shows and commercials that has migrated to the social media space. It wants to make visible the feedback loop that is very evident in live human communications -... [AllTwitter]

Tools Round Up: Twitter for Newsrooms, Cision, Facebook Perks, and More - Posted June 27, 2011
Twitter has launched Twitter for Newsrooms (#TfN), which provides all sorts of guides and resources on topics like "effective tweeting," "branding," and search. Ideally it's a resource for journalists, edito... [FishbowlDC]

5 Tips For Launching Multiple Facebook Fan Pages - Posted June 20, 2011
Launching multiple Facebook Fan Pages can be stressful. So many moving parts, so much opportunity for failure. Once you get your head around exactly how many Facebook Fan Pages you need, stress can turn into genuine fear. Before it gets to that, take a step back and breath... [10,000 Words]

In Blogging Space, Spoils Go To Early Posters - Posted June 20, 2011
The breaking news is that a new service from Regator has resulted from tweaking its semantic algorithms to find within its human-curated collection of web content emerging stories and to quickly alert bloggers and journalists about them via a desktop app. Regator actually has been around ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted June 17, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts that discuss the graying of social media users; a hard look at the value of a Facebook fan; the value of... [10,000 Words]

Klout Expands its Influence to LinkedIn - Posted June 16, 2011
According to a recent article, "Klout, a startup that ... [semanticweb.com]

Sindice Puts The Web of Data At Your Disposal - Posted June 16, 2011
Sindice Ltd. launched as a startup company this week, complete with a publicly available beta SPARQL endpoint to its indexed and live-updated dataset of some 12 billion triples. Next week will see Sindice --which began as a joint academic research project among ... [AllTwitter]

Sindice Puts The Web of Data At Your Disposal - Posted June 16, 2011
Sindice Ltd. launched as a startup company this week, complete with a publicly available beta SPARQL endpoint to its indexed and live-updated dataset of some 12 billion triples. Next week will see Sindice --which began as a joint academic research project among ... [semanticweb.com]

Tools Round Up: Facebook IPO Buzz, Cision, and More - Posted June 13, 2011
Facebook IPO talk is heating up again with sources saying the company's valuation could reach $100 billion by the time it goes public. Sources also suspect the IPO could happen Q1 2012. If this IPO doesn't happen by then, the company could be valued at 10... [FishbowlDC]

Unlocking The Value Of The Vocal Minority - Posted June 13, 2011
When you're overseeing a company's social media activity, there comes a time when you take stock of what has happened during the month, or a specified period of time, and create an analysis of that data. During that analysis it may come to light that while there are a number of people... [10,000 Words]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted June 10, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts that discuss the value of using data from users' actions in your online community; the latest data and statistics about social... [10,000 Words]

Tool of the Day: Encyclo - Posted June 9, 2011
Among the bevy of online news sites, mobile applications, and hyperlocal mashup aggregators, it can be pretty confusing to determine the context of all these tools. Nieman Journalism Lab's exciting new project seeks to pull these tools together into a resource they call ... [10,000 Words]

Where To Find Original, Local Story Ideas Online - Posted May 31, 2011
Whether you're an intern new to a community hoping to impress your boss or a long-time reporter hoping to avoid writing about air conditioner and ice cream sales this summer, knowing where to look for original local story ideas can be a game changer. The best way to avoid being given... [10,000 Words]

Social Sharing Buttons: Too Much Or Not Enough? - Posted May 26, 2011
News can break at a moment's notice, and whether you have the exclusive scoop or not, chances are that readers coming to your website to read the story will want to share it with their friends and family. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networking services can help give your story... [10,000 Words]

People Search Service PeekYou Sees Personal ID Layer As Driving Future of Semantic Web - Posted May 25, 2011
How does a site like PeekYou, whose goal is to re-index the public web around people, intersect with the Semantic Web? To hear CEO Michael Hussey tell it, it's this: "The way I thought about the Semantic Web since Day One is that it's about deriving meaning from pages," says Hussey. "To... [AllTwitter]

Why Call To Action Matters in Social Media - Posted May 23, 2011
Before starting a Facebook Fan Page, YouTube Channel or Twitter feed for your business, first answer a quick question: Why should people follow you, read your updates, add you as a Fan or Friend, or care at all about your existence online? What's in it for them? ... [10,000 Words]

Clarabridge Hones Focus on Social Media as Text Analytics Demand Grows - Posted May 16, 2011
Alta Plana Corp.'s Seth Grimes last week pinpointed text analytics market demand as closing in on the $1 billion mark globally, with growth in particular among apps that use NLP to derive business insight (from facts to relationships to sentiment) via social netwo... [semanticweb.com]

A Little Late | Yankees Have All The Fun | Dude Looks Like a Lady - Posted May 12, 2011
PRNewser: More from the Facebook mishap this morning, as the PR firm explains the social network's "assignment should have been... [FishbowlLA]

Word-of-Mouth Goes Holistic - Posted May 12, 2011
One of the big takeaways from this week's School of WOM conference, according to ... [FishbowlDC]

Books for Troops, Alan Rickman Reads & Bookstore Survival Secrets: Top Publishing Headlines of the Week - Posted May 6, 2011
For your weekend reading pleasure, we've collected the ten most popular publishing stories of the week--ranging from romance novel heroes to sharing books with our troops to Jersey Shore's classical remix (video embedded above). Click here to sign up... [semanticweb.com]

Best Buy: Next Steps Into the Semantic Web - Posted May 2, 2011
Just a few months ago Jay Myers, lead web development engineer at Best Buy, talked to The Semantic Web Blog about using RDFa to mark up the retailer's product detail pages and more semantic things he'd like to do, including mashing up its online catalog data with some other data sources. ... [AllTwitter]

Best Buy: Next Steps Into the Semantic Web - Posted May 2, 2011
Just a few months ago Jay Myers, lead web development engineer at Best Buy, talked to The Semantic Web Blog about using RDFa to mark up the retailer's product detail pages and more semantic things he'd like to do, including mashing up its online catalog data with some other data sources. ... [semanticweb.com]

Richard Metzger Contends Media is Guilty of Sloppy Reporting on Facebook Scandal - Posted April 22, 2011
Earlier this week, Facebook found itself embroiled in controversy when a fairly benign photo of gay men kissing was labeled by the site as "abusive material" and deleted from local author Richard Metzger's profile. The story broke an Metzger's website ... [FishbowlLA]

Guest Post: Knowing More About Edgerank Could Give You An Edge on Facebook - Posted April 21, 2011
Facebook has been around for what seems like ages (in digital years), but there are always new improvements to learn about. Enter Edgerank, which has been around for a while, but may still be an enigma to many. In today's guest post Brian Cross... [FishbowlDC]

Former Press Sec Gibbs Not Going to Facebook? - Posted April 20, 2011
A story in today's Wall Street Journal says Robert Gibbs won't be going to Facebook after all. Last month, ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter's Effect on Search Engine Rankings: Not as Big as You'd Expect - Posted April 20, 2011
In December 2010, Google and Bing confirmed that Facebook and Twitter affected search rankings. And although marketers suspected as much for some time, the confirmation seemed to signal the ushering in of a new, more s... [AllTwitter]

LA Writer Perplexed by Homophobic Censorship of His Facebook Page - Posted April 18, 2011
Over the weekend, Facebook deemed the photo below "abusive material" and removed it from the profile of Los Angeles-based author Richard Metzger. The pic above is ... [FishbowlLA]

If Media Logos Were a Bit More Blunt - Posted April 18, 2011
Re-imagined logos for Facebook, YouTube, and MTV, from a series called Honest Logos by Swedish designer Viktor Hertz... [FishbowlLA]

Mashable Community Manager Joins Journalists on Facebook - Posted April 15, 2011
Vadim Lavrusik has joined Facebook as journalist program manager, leading the new ... [GalleyCat]

Mashable Community Manager Joins Journalists on Facebook - Posted April 15, 2011
Vadim Lavrusik has joined Facebook as journalist program manager, leading the new ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Beats Facebook, Apple, MySpace, Skype on Privacy, but Isn't Perfect - Posted April 15, 2011
A report card issued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week ranks some of the largest Internet companies across several measures of privacy and transparency - and Twitter comes out near the top of its class. The ... [AllTwitter]

Why Twitter is Better for Journalists than Facebook - Posted April 11, 2011
Last week, Facebook launched the "Journalists on Facebook" page to entice journalists to "reach their audience directly" and access over 500 million users. Despite the over 35,000 people who have "liked" the page, Twitter is still the superior vehicle for news gathering and article ... [AllTwitter]

Exploring the Semantics of Yahoo Search Direct - Posted April 11, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Yahoo debuted a beta version of its Search Direct technology, which was seen as a competitor to Google Instant in that it shows search options as users begin typing in a query. There were also questions raised among those in the industry about h... [semanticweb.com]

Spivack's Bottleno.se Built To Match Scale of Exploding Message Stream - Posted April 8, 2011
The Twitter stream, says Nova Spivack, will be a victim of its own success unless we come up with new ways to filter and make sense of it. So that's what he's doing with his latest venture, Bottleno.se (which you've probab... [AllTwitter]

'New Egypt' Activists Back on Facebook to Bring Back Tourists - Posted April 8, 2011
Egyptian activists are once again taking to Facebook -- and this time, the government isn't likely to shut down the Internet . To help ... [FishbowlDC]

Larry Page Steps Up as Google's New CEO. Will Semantic Search Gain Traction? - Posted April 5, 2011
Yesterday Google co-founder Larry Page took over as CEO of the company: "Eric Schmidt, who was 'adult supervision,' and ... [semanticweb.com]

Look Who's Talking: Advertisers Can Profit From Insight Into Social Conversations - Posted April 4, 2011
The world of online advertising and online conversations meet in BuzzLogic's media index and analytics platform, an all-in-one space for analyzing, buying and reporting on campaigns. Driving the tracking and extraction of relevant web conversations and the indexing and ranking of URLs to buy ads against is the company's NLP and... [semanticweb.com]

Look Who's Talking: Advertisers Can Profit From Insight Into Social Conversations - Posted April 4, 2011
The world of online advertising and online conversations meet in BuzzLogic's media index and analytics platform, an all-in-one space for analyzing, buying and reporting on campaigns. Driving the tracking and extraction of relevant web conversations and the indexing and ranking of URLs to buy ads against is the company's NLP and... [AllTwitter]

Gibbs Going to Facebook? - Posted March 28, 2011
The NY Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin hears that Facebook is talking with former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about a comms position that he would take in prep... [FishbowlDC]

PostRank Analyzes Sharing of Content from Large Agencies - Posted March 24, 2011
PostRank, an Ontario, Canada-based company that measures and monitors social Web data, has taken a closer look at how much content from large PR firms was shared across Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, comments, and trackbacks during the month of February. Overall, ... [FishbowlDC]

FindtheBest.com Adds More Find Features - Posted March 24, 2011
A couple of more steps were taken in FindtheBest.com's world of social- and human-curated search today. It's introduced top ten slide shows and decision guides. The former addresses the presentation question around how consumers li... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Image Search: Next Up For a Major Search Engine? - Posted March 23, 2011
We've seen the big three players in the search engine space honing their semantic edge, and we may soon see one of them deploying semantic technology to sharpen image searches, too. nachofoto says it is in discussions with one of the giants (which it declines to name for now) that could... [semanticweb.com]

Creating Social Apps with Graph API - Posted March 22, 2011
Facebook's developer blog recently shared a useful example of how their Graph API can be used to create a sample app that... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Takes Over Facebook's Former New York Office Space - Posted March 21, 2011
If rumors are true, Twitter will be taking over Facebook's former office space at 340 Madison Avenue, New York City, in the next few weeks. And the move couldn't be any more symbolic if it was planned out by a first-year... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Takes Over Facebook's Former New York Office Space - Posted March 21, 2011
If rumors are true, Twitter will be taking over Facebook's former office space at 340 Madison Avenue, New York City, in the next few weeks. And the move couldn't be any more symbolic if it was planned out by a first-year... [10,000 Words]

Why Newspapers Need Community Managers - Posted March 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_2949" align="alignright" width="349" caption="Photo credit: Alana Fisher"][/caption] The term "community manager" has been around for a while. ... [10,000 Words]

OutCast's Marooney Joining Facebook - Posted March 18, 2011
Caryn Marooney, co-founder and CEO of The OutCast Agency, is joining Facebook in a newly-created position, director of technology communications... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook "Likes" More Profitable than Tweets, But Twitter May Overtake Them - Posted March 18, 2011
The value of a tweet is a contentious issue among social media marketers, many of whom still don't understand how Twitter can be used to reach a large, targeted audience. And if you combine this attitude with the fact that Facebook "Likes" are still... [AllTwitter]

Patent, Patent, Digital Reasoning's Got a Text Discovery Patent - Posted March 18, 2011
Are you starting to hear more about patents that relate to the Semantic Web space? There was an interesting discussion by Erik Sherman here on Facebook's patent for automatic search curation as feeding its semantic search ambitions, for instance. Generally speaking, in fact, patents are big in the news, with the passage... [AllTwitter]

Patent, Patent, Digital Reasoning's Got a Text Discovery Patent - Posted March 18, 2011
Are you starting to hear more about patents that relate to the Semantic Web space? There was an interesting discussion by Erik Sherman here on Facebook's patent for automatic search curation as feeding its semantic search ambitions, for instance. Generally speaking, in fact, patents are big in the news, with the passage... [semanticweb.com]

StumbleUpon CEO on the Future of Social Networks - Posted March 16, 2011
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

No One 'Likes' Sharing Tragic News - Posted March 15, 2011
In the days following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, people have been sharing news about the aftermath, recovery efforts, and how they can help as far and wide as the Internet will allow. However, a reader brought up an issue with spreading the word using Facebook tools. "Sentiment can be lost,"... [FishbowlDC]

Tools Round Up: Thomson Reuters Launches Multimedia Centre, Spigit, and More - Posted March 8, 2011
-Thomson Reuters has launched the Multimedia Centre, a tool that allows users to upload video in real-time, share content via social media, tag it to make content searchable, and provides analytics. The service is available in multiple la... [FishbowlDC]

Tips For Adding and Keeping Facebook Fans - Posted March 8, 2011
Having a voice and using it to speak to fans like a fan is one way to build your brand's "likes" on Facebook, according to Dave Karraker, director of PR and events for Skyy Spirits... [FishbowlDC]

7 Digital Trends Worth Your Attention - Posted March 3, 2011
The 2011 social media trends watch continued as Steve Rubel, SVP and director of insights at ... [FishbowlDC]

Does Facebook's aquisition of Beluga threaten Twitter? - Posted March 2, 2011
Facebook's recent purchase of mobile messaging start-up Beluga may put it in position to legitimately compete with Twitter due to its closed group messaging functionality, going against the grain of the public information access so inherent to Twitter's model. Iron... [AllTwitter]

American Cancer Society Launches Colon Cancer Awareness Program - Posted March 1, 2011
The American Cancer Society has launched Tag2Nag, a campaign to raise colon cancer awareness. March is colon cancer awareness month. This is a Facebook campaign that encourages users to tag images of family and friends ages 50 a... [GalleyCat]

Examiner.com Named as Launch Partner for Facebook Commenting Plug-In - Posted March 1, 2011
Local news network Examiner.com will be a key launch partner for Facebook's new Commenting Plug-In, which incorporates comments from the News Feed on the social network into the co... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Rockville Central to Become a Hyperlocal News Site, Without the Site -- It Will Go Facebook-Only - Posted February 24, 2011
Citing limited resources, competition from Rockville Patch, and the confusion of having "two different conversations going on," hyperlocal news site Rockville Central, which covers Rockville, Md., announced that all of its content will now be housed on its ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bing Ramps Up Use of Facebook Likes - Posted February 24, 2011
Bing really, really likes Facebook Likes: The Microsoft-owned search engine announced that it extended its Liked Results to include any URLs returned by its algorithmic search results. Lawrence Kim of the Bing Social Team had more on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NBC Wants to Buy Your Chipotle Meal - Posted February 24, 2011
In the mood for Chipotle? Watch a 90-second promo video for NBC's upcoming ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

RDFa is Sweeping the Web - Posted February 23, 2011
A new article by Peter Mika looks at the growing reach of RDFa and microformats on the web. The ar... [AllTwitter]

Gravity, Latest Project From Former MySpace Execs, Ties Users to Their World of Web Interests - Posted February 23, 2011
It's gravity that keeps us tied to earth, and it's Gravity that seeks to tie us to our personal world of interests on the web. With an executive team founded by MySpace's Amit Kapur (CEO), Jim Benedetto (CTO), and Steve Pearman, Chief Product Officer, the premise behind Gravity is the building... [semanticweb.com]

Unfunny | More About Less | Stalking Made Easy - Posted February 22, 2011
TVNewser: Larry King is going on a stand-up comedy tour. We're sad that we just typed that last sentence. AllTwitter: James Franco finally ... [FishbowlLA]

Belly Up to the Bing Bar - Posted February 17, 2011
Google isn't the only search engine extending its reach into social networking: Bing is raising the b... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Continues to Tweak Social Search Results - Posted February 17, 2011
Google is testing a way to make social results a more prominent part in its search results, moving content that previously appeared at the bottom of its results page toward the top and adding friends' names, where applicable, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tame the Bering Sea with Deadliest Catch: The Social Game on Facebook - Posted February 15, 2011
Discovery Communications teamed up with Hive Media on new Facebook game Deadliest Catch: The Social Game, in which players act as the captains of their own crab boats, navigating the Be... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Dive Into the WFUV Issues Tank - Posted February 15, 2011
Fordham University's WFUV 90.7 FM, a noncommercial radio station in New York, is in the tank -- the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'People Familiar' With a Bajillion Exaggerations Bloat Valuations by the Billions - Posted February 10, 2011
A Wall Street Journal story addressing, ironically enough, tech industry hyperbole, starts with the statement that certain people "familiar with the matter" have said Twitter has had low-level acquisition talks with executives at both Facebook and Google. Then it shuts the door on that notion by stating the talks have gone... [AllTwitter]

Twitter is the Least-Liked Social Media Brand? - Posted February 7, 2011
Twitter apparently doesn't make the cut when it comes to brand loyalty. A new study from Brand Keys paints a picture of social media being dominated by, of course, Facebook, but also MySpace and Flickr. And Tw... [AllTwitter]

Egyptian Protester's Sign: 'Thank You, Facebook' - Posted February 4, 2011
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel Tweeted the photo below of an Egyptian protester holding a sign that said, "Thank you, Facebook." There was no word on whether Engel or any of the other journalists covering the political turmoil in Egypt have discovered anyone expressing their gratitude to Friendster.... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Dating Site Apes 250,000 Facebook Profiles - Posted February 4, 2011
When online dating site lovely-faces.com launched this week with 250,000 profiles, the German creators Paolo Cirio and Alessa... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Why Doesn't Twitter Matter to Gawker? - Posted February 2, 2011
The much-blogged-about Gawker redesign is finally upon us, and we here at AllTwitter - like many in the Twitter-sphere and beyond - are scratching our heads about one specific design change: the lack of a Twiter button. There is no way ... [AllTwitter]

Class of 2011 Revealed for TheGrio's 100: History Makers in the Making - Posted February 1, 2011
TheGrio kicked off Black History Month by revealing the 2011 class of TheGrio's 100: History Makers in the Making... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Obama Launches Startup Non-Profit - Posted January 31, 2011
In a bid to encourage U.S. entrepreneurs, the White House launched the Startup America Partnership, a non-profit campaign to encourage the development of new businesses. With backing from Fa... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

PostPost Now Available via Google Chrome Web Store - Posted January 25, 2011
PostPost, an app from TigerLogic that ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Gossip Girl: Social Climbing Game Debuts on Facebook - Posted January 24, 2011
To coincide with the return of Gossip Girl to The CW Monday night,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Gossip Girl: Social Climbing Game Debuts on Facebook - Posted January 24, 2011
To coincide with the return of Gossip Girl to The CW Monday night,... [UnBeige]

Gossip Girl: Social Climbing Game Debuts on Facebook - Posted January 24, 2011
To coincide with the return of Gossip Girl to The CW Monday night,... [AgencySpy]

Facebook to make FB Credits Mandatory - Posted January 24, 2011
Facebook confirmed Monday that it will be making it's own virtual currency the mandatory payment method for virtual goods sold on its network. That means any company developing apps f... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

That Winner Can Download A Lot More Apps - Posted January 24, 2011
Apple announced this weekend i... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Gives Roger Ebert's Blog Post Thumbs-Down - Posted January 21, 2011
The good news for legendary film critic Roger Ebert: He now has a new prosthetic jaw to replace his actual jaw, which he lost in 2006 while fighting thyroid cancer. The bad news for Ebert ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Gives Roger Ebert's Blog Post Thumbs-Down - Posted January 21, 2011
The good news for legendary film critic Roger Ebert: He now has a new prosthetic jaw to replace his actual jaw, which he lost in 2006 while fighting thyroid cancer. The bad news for Ebert ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

But Did He Friend Her? - Posted January 21, 2011
Towering over most of them in platform heels, ubiquitous pop star Katy Perry made a strange and awkward visit to Facebook... [FishbowlDC]

Semantic Movie, TV "Taste Engine" Jinni Enjoys New Funding, Plans Added Services, and Explains Why It Can Be More Helpful Than Facebook's Like Button - Posted January 21, 2011
2010 ended on a down note for VC funds. Word came this week that 2010 represented the fourth consecutive year of declines and the slowest annual period for venture capital fundraising since 2003, according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). T... [AllTwitter]

Discovery Networks iPad App to Maintain Facebook Momentum - Posted January 20, 2011
Discovery Networks executive vice president and general manager of digital media and commerce Kelly Day told ... [PRNewser]

Discovery Networks iPad App to Maintain Facebook Momentum - Posted January 20, 2011
Discovery Networks executive vice president and general manager of digital media and commerce Kelly Day told ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Discovery Networks iPad App to Maintain Facebook Momentum - Posted January 20, 2011
Discovery Networks executive vice president and general manager of digital media and commerce Kelly Day told ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Live Like a New Yorker in HGTV Facebook Contest - Posted January 19, 2011
HGTV is backing real estate reality series Selling New York with its first social-media contest via its ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [PRNewser]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Continues to Take Over the Media, One Newspaper at a Time - Posted January 13, 2011
The conspiracy theorists who believe Facebook will eventually control all media saw their fears move one step closer to reality, as Vacaville, Calif.-based newspaper The Reporte... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'Friend'lier Headlines for Goldman With Facebook Investment? - Posted January 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_12188" align="alignleft" width="293" caption="Goldman chief exec Lloyd Blankfein"][/caption] Goldman Sachs' $450 million investment in Facebook... [FishbowlDC]

Bloomberg Television to Answer Facebook: The $50 Billion Question - Posted January 5, 2011
Bloomberg Television will offer its take on the deal between Facebook and Goldman Sachs in live one-hour special Facebook: The $50 Billion Question, which will air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Anchor Betty Liu and Bloomberg Television San Francisco bureau correspondents ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Starz Turns Facebook Into a Roman Empire Arena - Posted January 4, 2011
Starz Entertainment will enter the social-media-gaming arena with a Facebook game to help promote the Jan. 21 debut of six-episode original series ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

SEC Looking Into Twitter's Private Stock Trading - Posted December 29, 2010
Rumors are floating around today that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is conducting a probe into the private trading going on in companies like Facebook and Twitter. Twitter isn't traded publicly, and the SEC wants to know more about the private... [AllTwitter]

Top Startup Trends of 2010 - Posted December 28, 2010
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Promotion To Play A Part In The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Broadcast - Posted December 23, 2010
Social media will play a huge part of the New Year's Day broadcast of the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The NHL and NBC Sports announced today a unique promotional campaign that integrates Facebook into the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins broadcast. As part of the... [TVNewser]

Facebook Promotion To Play A Part In The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Broadcast - Posted December 23, 2010
Social media will play a huge part of the New Year's Day broadcast of the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The NHL and NBC Sports announced today a unique promotional campaign that integrates Facebook into the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins broadcast. As part of the... [SportsNewser]

NHL, NBC Sports, Facebook Set NHL Winter Classic Challenge - Posted December 23, 2010
The National Hockey League and NBC Sports will team up with Facebook to give away p... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NHL, NBC Sports, Facebook Set NHL Winter Classic Challenge - Posted December 23, 2010
The National Hockey League and NBC Sports will team up with Facebook to give away p... [FishbowlNY]

Ex Googler Tells Gawker, Facebook Has Better Social Skills - Posted December 22, 2010
Former ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg an Upset Winner of TIME 2010 Person of the Year - Posted December 15, 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has more important things to worry about, lik... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg is Time's Person of the Year - Posted December 15, 2010
Mark Zuckerberg's image just keeps getting better and better. (His eyes in this cover image are intense.) Over the past couple of weeks alone, Zuckerberg has added to his philanthropic endeavors by joining the ... [FishbowlDC]

Yo, Facebook: HMU with the Top 10 Status Trends of the Year - Posted December 14, 2010
Twitter ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Josh Chiles Using Social Media to Try to Become USA Today's Social Media Manager - Posted December 13, 2010
As reported by WebNewser ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

History, A&E Network Gear Available via Series' Facebook Pages - Posted December 9, 2010
Facebook users who are fans of History's Pawn Stars and ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

TigerLogic's PostPost: Facebook Shared Content in Newspaper Form - Posted December 7, 2010
TigerLogic released a solution for newspaper fans who want to catch up with their Facebook friends in tabloid style: PostPost, which allows users who log in via Facebook Connect to see all shared links, pictures, videos, and articles by their friends in newspaper format. Users can also comment on shared items and... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'60 Minutes' Covers Facebook Redesign - Posted December 6, 2010
Mark Zuckerberg made a rather long appearance on 60 Minutes last night to introduce changes to the look of Facebook profile pages and rehash a bunch of stuff y... [FishbowlDC]

DoubleClick Founder's FindTheBest Comparison App Gets Investment From Social App Fund -- And Sees Open Graph In Its Future - Posted December 6, 2010
Comparison engine FindtheBest, the startup launched by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O'Connor (see our story here), has found itself the recipient of some VC funding. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers sFund is parting with an undisclosed sum out of its ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Considering Startup Incubator to Retain Talent - Posted November 30, 2010
The 12-year-old Google is tired of losing talented employees to younger rivals, and is considering starting an internal startup incubator to keep them in-house, according to a ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

George W. Bush to Discuss Decision Points on Facebook Live - Posted November 29, 2010
Former President George W. Bush will discuss his new book, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Qatar 2022 World Cup Bid Gets Boost from Facebook - Posted November 29, 2010
Qatar 2022, which is attempting to bring the FIFA World Cup to the Middle East for the first time ever, is getting a big kick from ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Reading: Spend Some Time With Social Media Insights - Posted November 26, 2010
Come tomorrow, you may be looking for a chance to do some relaxing reading after the Thanksgiving football and food fest and the Black Friday shopping chaos. To that end, The Semantic Web Blog thought it would offer some guidance on a few analyst reports and ... [semanticweb.com]

NBC Sports, 4mm Games, Facebook Become Dog Show Friends - Posted November 24, 2010
NBC Sports and 4mm Games have officially gone to the dogs, announcing the development of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Embattled San Francisco Chronicle Workers Speak Out on Facebook - Posted November 23, 2010
As the union for the San Francisco Chronicle braces for another round of negotiations with management, workers have ... [FishbowlLA]

Users Can Donate to Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2010 via Facebook - Posted November 23, 2010
CNN is accepting donations for the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2010, with the help of Facebook, as readers can support the honorees' causes by clicking the Donate Now tab on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Putting the Squeeze on Lamebook - Posted November 23, 2010
Another company that will not stand for your funny ha-ha jokes - Facebook. The social media giant has shut down Lamebook's Facebook page and filed a trademark infringemen... [FishbowlDC]

MySpace Connected to Facebook via Connect - Posted November 18, 2010
Just a couple weeks after introducing its redesigned site and new entertainment focus, MySpace will now allow its users to log in via ... [FishbowlDC]

Bloomberg Television Facebook Page to Host Q&A Following Jay-Z Episode of Bloomberg Game Changers - Posted November 18, 2010
Bloomberg Game Changers executive producer Nina Weinstein will host a live Q&A on the Bloomberg Television Facebook page at 10 p.m. Thursday, immediately following the airing o... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The IPO Buzz Around Facebook - Posted November 17, 2010
[caption id="attachment_9360" align="alignright" width="336" caption="Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP"][/caption] When it comes to a Facebook IPO, CEO ... [FishbowlDC]

The Palin Daughters' Dirty Facebook Posts - Posted November 17, 2010
While one daughter of Sarah Palin was dancing with the (actual) stars, the other was reportedly ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook or Gmail? Analysts are Watching - Posted November 16, 2010
Facebook's new messaging system doesn't seem to scare Google CEO Eric Schmidt. While some woul... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Launches New Messaging System - Posted November 15, 2010
Today, Facebook hosted the invite-only press event we talked about last week. And, as suspected, the company ... [FishbowlDC]

Foursquare, Focusing on Growth, Exceeds Four Million Users - Posted November 15, 2010
Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley told Bloomberg News that its use... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Secret Weapon: the "Gmail Killer" - Posted November 12, 2010
By the postal look of the press invites Facebook sent on Thursday, those rumors of a fully featured webmail product for the social network might be true. Titan, more affectionately known within the Facebook team as the "Gmail killer," could fix the out-of-date messaging platform to include a personal ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Shop with Bad Girls Club Miami, Courtesy of Oxygen Media, StyleQ, Facebook - Posted November 12, 2010
Want to wear what the bad girls are wearing in Tuesday's Bad Girls Club Miami reunion special on ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Job Outlook: Semantic Web Skills and Social Media Savvy Help Seekers - Posted November 12, 2010
Photo courtesy: Flickr/deanmeyersnet The jobs market continues to paint a confusing picture. Last week, news came that the private sector added close to 160,000 jobs in October, bringing the total number of new jobs i... [semanticweb.com]

Our Invite to the Facebook Event Must Be On Its Way - Posted November 11, 2010
Mashable has received an invitation to a Facebook press event scheduled for Monday at 10am in San Francisco. The site suspects that Facebook will be... [FishbowlDC]

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on BBC World News America: I Am Popular, Facebook Says So - Posted November 10, 2010
Pervez Musharraf, former president and military ruler of Pakistan, brought up Facebook during an interview with BBC World News America anchor Matt Frei on his plans to run for office again. The exchange between the two men, after Frei suggests that Musharraf might not be popular: Musharraf: I think that is very w... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Make Green Count Is Red-Hot for NBC Universal - Posted November 8, 2010
NBC Universal reached its initial goal with its first-ever "green" Facebook application so quickly that it set a new goal of 10 times the old goal. Make Gree... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's PR Head Stepping Down - Posted November 8, 2010
Brandee Barker, Facebook's director of corporate communications, is stepping down from her post effective December 10. She was with the company for four years. In a portion of Facebook... [FishbowlDC]

Queen Elizabeth II Wants to Be Friends on Facebook - Posted November 8, 2010
Her Royal Highness is ready to be ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The White House to Answer Employment Questions via Monster.com Facebook Page - Posted November 8, 2010
The White House teamed up with Monster.com on an initiative that, unfortunately, will not offer new jobs to the unemployed, but that will have the most popular questions submitted via the employment site's Facebook... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

What a Difference a Year Makes: Foursquare Hires PR Firm; Grows Up? - Posted November 5, 2010
Last October, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley ... [FishbowlDC]

Location-Based Service Users 'Fit Profile of Early Adopter' - Posted November 4, 2010
Pew Research Center found that use of location-based services like Foursquare remains low, with users fitting "the profile of any early adopt... [FishbowlDC]

PRNewser Poll: Will You Use Foursquare or Facebook? - Posted November 4, 2010
Last week, in anticipation of Halloween, we asked whether Halloween was an important holiday for the PR industry. More than two-thirds of respondents said "Somewhat," despite the fact that the holiday is a $6 billion business. Those respondents agreed with the statement ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Election Night for msnbc.com - Posted November 2, 2010
msnbc.com plans to embed itself into social-media users' tracking of Tuesday's midterm election results, announcing that its live stream of NBC News' coverage from 9 ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Amazon Introduces Facebook Gift Cards - Posted November 2, 2010
Amazon is getting ready for the holiday season with a new tool that lets shoppers send gift cards to friends via Facebook. It seems like a great way to share the gift of eBooks. Amazon customers can now connec... [PRNewser]

Amazon Introduces Facebook Gift Cards - Posted November 2, 2010
Amazon is getting ready for the holiday season with a new tool that lets shoppers send gift cards to friends via Facebook. It seems like a great way to share the gift of eBooks. Amazon customers can now connec... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Bing Deployment of Facebook Integration to Wrap Up Tuesday - Posted November 2, 2010
Bing announced that it is wrapping up the deployment of its integration with Facebook Tuesday, so users of the social-networking site who have chosen to share information with their friends will show up in ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Cliff Lee Is Most Mentioned World Series Player on Facebook Through Two Games - Posted October 30, 2010
San Francisco Giants fans may have bought into the "Fear the Beard" frenzy, donning jet-black goatees for Halloween in honor of closer Brian Wilson, but the beard hype was only good enough to ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, Dell, CBS Boost Alliance to Save Energy - Posted October 29, 2010
The Alliance to Save Energy is tapping into the media and technology sectors, announcing initiatives with Facebook, Dell, and CBS to push its energy-efficiency... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, Amazon Back $250M Social Startup Fund - Posted October 25, 2010
In a bid to boost social media technology, Facebook and Amazon.com, along with other notable social media companies, have lined up behind notable Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Pe... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Can $300 Buy You a Month Off Facebook? - Posted October 18, 2010
Here's a way to keep your teen off Facebook: bribery. Melynda Rushing, a mother of six in North Carolina, paid her daughter Alyssa $300 not t... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Vs. Twitter: Decide for Yourself - Posted October 14, 2010
At this point there are a bajillion articles that discuss some aspect of the "Facebook versus Twitter" question: ... [FishbowlDC]

How much is that tweet worth? - Posted October 14, 2010
How much is that tweet worth? Well, to ticket-selling startup Eventbrite, it's worth about 43 cents. Pretty valuable, according to the results of a study released online Thursday. And a shared item on Facebo... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'Facebook Effect' Author Discusses Movie and Company's Prospects - Posted October 14, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6482" align="alignleft" width="272" caption="Left to right: David Kirkpatrick and Adweek's Brian Morrissey Photo: Nancy Lazarus"][/caption] David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside S... [FishbowlDC]

Changing the future of e-business - Malta Business Weekly - Posted October 14, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Users Flock to Chilean Mine Rescue - Posted October 13, 2010
An interesting tidbit and graphic from Facebook manager of public-policy communications Andrew Noyes: At 11:12 p.m. ET Tuesday, when the first rescued miner emerged from the northern Atacama desert in Chile, the social-networking site experienced a peak of related stories, with user-generated stories reaching 478 per minute in Chile and 1,265... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tips for Handling the Unavoidable Facebook Crisis - Posted October 13, 2010
Part of the reason why CEOs refrain from jumping on social media sites like Facebook is because the Whatifs have crawled inside their ears. To quote the great poet ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook to Live-Stream ABC News' Midterm-Elections Coverage - Posted October 11, 2010
ABC News will live-stream its election-night coverage Nov. 2 on Facebook starting at 8 p.m. ET, including some reporting from the social network's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., reports ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tech, Media Dominate Landor Associates' 2010 Breakaway Brands Study - Posted October 11, 2010
Clif Bar and Kraft Foods have something else in common besides edible products: They were the only two companies to crack the top-10 list in the 2010 Breakaway Brands Study from strategic brand consulting and design firm ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

It's Bloomberg's Turn to Poke Mark Zuckerberg - Posted October 11, 2010
For fans of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg who already saw The Social Networ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

OutCast Communications Rebrands as The OutCast Agency - Posted October 8, 2010
OutCast Communications has rebranded as The OutCast Agency... [FishbowlDC]

Vanilla Ice, DIY Network: Go Ice Yourself - Posted October 8, 2010
If you've got a home-improvement problem, yo, Vanilla Ice will solve it. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Useless Information Sours Facebook Friendships - Posted October 7, 2010
A University of Denver study has found that the biggest reason behind Facebook unfriending is a very ... [FishbowlDC]

Attensity Expands Its Social Media Monitoring Solution - EContent (press release) - Posted October 7, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Groups No Longer the Place for Brands - Posted October 7, 2010
Our colleague at AllFacebook.com sums up the developments from yesterday's live Facebook event, where Mark Zuckerberg and company announced changes to the groups product. "The main purpose of groups is to help ... [FishbowlDC]

CNBC to Debut Documentary The Facebook Obsession Jan. 6 - Posted October 6, 2010
Perhaps hoping to capitalize on the popularity of Facebook-related feature films The Social Network and Catfish, as well as the social network'... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

FX Accepts Friend Requests for The Social Network, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Posted October 5, 2010
The Social Network will make its broadcast-television premiere on ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hey Bart, Move Over: More Zuckerberg PR - Posted October 5, 2010
Facebook's face has graced The Simpsons. That's right, Mark Zuckerberg turned up on the show "and Zuckerberg comes across a... [FishbowlDC]

Will Amazon Expand Social Shopping To Include eBooks? - Posted October 1, 2010
Amazon has been taking advantage of the new social commerce tools on Facebook. In other words, letting people connect their Amazon and Facebook accounts to help share... [PRNewser]

Will Amazon Expand Social Shopping To Include eBooks? - Posted October 1, 2010
Amazon has been taking advantage of the new social commerce tools on Facebook. In other words, letting people connect their Amazon and Facebook accounts to help share... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook's Sandberg Talks Privacy, 'The Social Network,' and More During Ad Week - Posted September 30, 2010
[caption id="attachment_5408" align="alignleft" width="259" caption="Photo: Nancy Lazarus"][/caption] The growing role of social media versus websites, openness versus privacy, community giving, and the new movie The Social Network were among the topics covered when ... [FishbowlDC]

comScore: Twitter Bypasses MySpace in Monthly Unique Visitors - Posted September 28, 2010
The inevitable finally happened, according to data from comScore, Twitter bypassed MySpace to become the world's No. 3 social-networking-type online service, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

TV Guide, Facebook Getting Ready to Check In - Posted September 27, 2010
TV Guide will check in to the TV-show check-in game in October, when it will launch a feature using Facebook technology to allow users to click a button and post what shows they're watching or plan to watch on social networks, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Newark Schools Actually Benefiting from Zuckerberg Donation - Posted September 27, 2010
Ever since news hit that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg would be donating $100 million to the Newark school system, the chatter about how Zuckerberg's image would benefit has be... [FishbowlDC]

Digital PR Professionals, Know These Four Skills - Posted September 24, 2010
Public relations, like the rest of the media world, is constantly shifting as the digital world provides more outlets for communication, but makes it tougher to break through the clutter and grab someone's attention. In this ever-changing world, what skills do you need most of all? NextFifteen CEO Tim Dyson gave his... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook Explains Two-and-a-Half-Hour Outage - Posted September 23, 2010
This must be the week of the mea culpa for social networks. Just two days after Twitter was victi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Zuckerberg's $100 Million Donation: Goodwill, PR, Oprah? - Posted September 23, 2010
If you like Mark Zuckerberg, tomorrow should be a great day to watch Oprah. He's reportedly going to formally announce a $100 million donation to the Newark public school system on the show.... [FishbowlDC]

Mashable Social Good Summit: Social Media's Growing Role - Posted September 21, 2010
Leveraging social media to help solve some of the world's toughest problems was the theme of Mashable's Social Good Summit in New York on Monday. The conference was held in par... [FishbowlDC]

CBS News' Political Hotsheet Boosts Social-Media Efforts - Posted September 21, 2010
CBS News is ramping up social-media efforts for its Political Hotsheet blog, relaunch... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Virtual Goods Summit West features Facebook, Microsoft, and Zynga, October 12 ... - MarketWatch (press release) - Posted September 21, 2010
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Have Semantic Technologies Crossed the Chasm Yet? - Posted September 17, 2010
  This article kicks off a series of interviews on Semantic Technologies in the MIT Entrepreneurship Review with industry thought leaders including Thomas Tague (Thomson Reuters), Chris Messina (Google), David Recordon (Facebook), Will Hunsinger (Evri) and Jamie Taylor (Metaweb). At first sight, the answer is yes. I recently attended the Semantic Technology Conference... [semanticweb.com]

Frequent Twitter Users More Likely to Buy - Posted September 16, 2010
A new report from ExactTarget titled "Subscribers, Fans, and Followers" found that daily Twitter users who follow a brand are more than twice as likely to purchase than Facebook users who "like" that brand. A third of Twitter followers also said they were more likely to make a recommendation... [FishbowlDC]

Primal Launches Automated Publishing and Community Engagement Solution at DEMO Fall 2010 (Press Release) - Posted September 14, 2010
New Primal Pages for Publishers leverages advanced semantic technology to make Web publishing and community engagement easier than ever DEMO Fall 2010 - SANTA CLARA, CA, September 14, 2010 — Live today from the 2010 DEMO Fall Conference, Primal, a pioneer of Internet automation technology, officially launched an exciting new product.  Primal... [semanticweb.com]

The semantic web and the move towards an interconnected world - Posted September 14, 2010
Media Update The semantic web is a relatively new concept, initially proposed some ten-plus years ago as a component of Web 3.0, and is creating quite a bit of buzz in ... ... [semanticweb.com]

Dilbert Pokes Fun at Corporate Social-Media Strategies - Posted September 13, 2010
Monday's installment of United Feature Syndicate's Dilbert strip, by Scott Adams, pokes fun at the adoption (or lack thereof) of social media in the corporate environment. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Social Media App Helps Users Find Best Content - Bluhalo (blog) - Posted September 8, 2010
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Elevator Pitch: VisualBee plugs life into PowerPoint - The Guardian - Posted September 3, 2010
The Gua... [semanticweb.com]

'FarmVille Meets Fantasy Sports:' CBS Takes Fantasy Football to Facebook - Posted August 30, 2010
CBSSports.com has long had its own fantasy football league, but now the company is expanding its fantasy presence to a new platform: Facebook. The network is launching "Franchise Football," a new variation of fantasy football, which will be available exclusively on the social networking site. Calling it "... [TVNewser]

'FarmVille Meets Fantasy Sports:' CBS Takes Fantasy Football to Facebook - Posted August 30, 2010
CBSSports.com has long had its own fantasy football league, but now the company is expanding its fantasy presence to a new platform: Facebook. The network is launching "Franchise Football," a new variation of fantasy football, which will be available exclusively on the social networking site. Calling it "... [SportsNewser]

Facebook Questions & Ask.com: Cashing in on Mass Ignorance - InfoToday.com - Posted August 9, 2010
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Facebook and Google Build Semantic Web - Big Think - Posted August 3, 2010
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SemTech 2010 Hosts Web Day 3.0 at the Annual Semantic Technology Conference, Thursday, June 24th - Limited Seating Still Available - Posted June 23, 2010
David Recordon, Senior Open Programs Manager of Facebook and best-selling Author, David Siegel will keynote the conference. San Francisco, CA (June 24, 2010) -- SemTech 2010 is currently taking place at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square. Web Day 3.0 will be held Thursday, June 24, and will include a number... [semanticweb.com]

The Power of Social Media Data in Business - Posted June 22, 2010
With just about every major brand and celebrity on Facebook and Twitter, the line between social media and popular culture is becoming harder to distinguish by the day. What is evident is the incredible power social media has in uncovering popular sentiment and the way information is being shared and disseminated.... [semanticweb.com]

Can Web 3.0 save the publishing industry? - VatorNews - Posted June 2, 2010
VatorNews... [semanticweb.com]

RDFa Momentum: Open Graph Protocol (OGP) In Drupal 7 - Posted May 31, 2010
We love seeing momentum for RDFa. Yahoo started things by supporting RDFa in Search Monkey, Google gave it a big push in Rich Snippets and then Facebook adopted RDFa in their Open Graph Protocol. That is 3 very good reasons for ... [semanticweb.com]

Entries tagged with open graph from O'Reilly Radar - O'Reilly Radar (blog) - Posted May 26, 2010
A few weeks ago, Facebook announced an Open Graph initiative -- a move considered to be a turning point not just for the social networking giant, but for the web at large. The company's new vision is no longer to just connect people. Facebook now wants to connect people around and... [semanticweb.com]

The Like Revolution - The Next Web - Posted May 11, 2010
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Why They Can't See It - The Pew Survey - Posted May 5, 2010
Today the Pew Center released a survey regarding the future of the Semantic Web. More than half of those responded didn’t think that the vision associated with the Semantic Web would be realized – that’s a startling conclusion, really. It’s even more remarkable given the fact that those who responded negatively... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook's Like button ages Google overnight - Bizcommunity.com - Posted May 4, 2010
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The new face of Facebook - it's everywhere - Montreal Gazette - Posted April 29, 2010
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The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web - Posted April 28, 2010
Date: April 30, 2010, 11:00AM (1 hour)Register: View the Recorded WebcastQ&A: Q&A Session for "The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web"Attachment: ... [semanticweb.com]

Shocker: Facebook Does What's Best For Facebook - Mashable (blog) - Posted April 26, 2010
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Facebook's new features raise privacy concerns - San Francisco Chronicle - Posted April 25, 2010
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How Facebook has revolutionized the web - innocreatives - Posted April 25, 2010
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Facebook's Graph API: The Future Of Semantic Web? - InfoQ.com - Posted April 24, 2010
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Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors - ReadWriteWeb (blog) - Posted April 23, 2010
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Amazon Earnings: The Big Loss You Won't See There - BNET - Posted April 23, 2010
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A Giant Whooshing Sound - Posted April 21, 2010
Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened. With apologies to Mr. Lucas, I don't think that... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Seeks To Build The Semantic Search Engine - Posted April 21, 2010
Facebook Seeks To Build The Semantic Search Engine If HTML is the way developers get information into Google’s search engine, meta data is the way developers will get data into Facebook’s semantic search engine which will be based on the company’s “Open Graph”. Through the use of easy to implement plugins,... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Embraces Semantic Web With Annotations, Now What About Facebook? - Posted April 20, 2010
The blogosphere/twittersphere is buzzing about Twitter's announcement about "annotations". In simple terms, this allows you to embed metadata about the tweet (the metadata is not part of the 140 character limit). That is like candy (or ma... [semanticweb.com]

Could Google Become the Semantic Web? - Posted February 21, 2010
"Describing the Semantic Web as a “Web of data” is not too helpful for most people, I have learned."  There’s a lot of talk about it, but for most Web users, the idea described in 1981 by Tim Berners-Lee means little. A number of experts and forward thinking companies do care though,... [semanticweb.com]

Privacy, Facebook and the Future of the Internet - ReadWriteWeb (blog) - Posted January 28, 2010
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Privacy Concerns Had No Effect On Facebook's Brand Popularity in 2009 - Posted January 12, 2010
Facebook has faced heat numerous times in the past over privacy concerns - from it's Beacon advertising program in 2008, to changes in personal privacy settings in December 2009. However, ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook PR Head Looking for Best Tech PR Agencies, But Not for Facebook - Posted November 30, 2009
Brandee Barker, Facebook's Director of Communications is looking for the best tech/internet PR agencies. The search is not for Facebook, she says. Her second Tweet, "Facebook loves Outcast," refers to the social network's agency Outcast Communications. Barker is looking for a friend, she told PRNe... [FishbowlDC]

Interview: Andrew Noyes, Manager of Public Policy Communications, Facebook - Posted October 27, 2009
Facebook announced yesterday the expansion of their Washington D.C. public policy team with the hire of former CongressDaily reporter Andrew Noyes as ... [FishbowlDC]

MySpace "In Freefall" as Marketshare Drops More Than 35% in Last Year - Posted October 14, 2009
Internet monitoring company Hitwise released new data on the top social networks last week. As suspected, Facebook and Twitter experienced growth. In Facebook's case, the network grew 190% over last year and now claims 58.6% market share in terms of total visitors to social n... [FishbowlDC]

Which Brands Are Doing the Best on Facebook? - Posted October 12, 2009
As the Facebook platform continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it's not surprising that more and more people are receiving invites to become "Fans" of brands from Coca-Cola to your local pharmacy. If anything, these requests have increased ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: "People Want to Interact With Marketers the Same Way They Interact With Friends and Family" - Posted September 22, 2009
At the Times Center in New York this morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg delivered a keynote Advertising Week presentation to a packed house, titled, "Facebook: Knowing Is Better." The big news of the day was Facebook's ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Says: Please Don't Update Your Facebook Status From Our Advertising Week Party - Posted September 18, 2009
Next week is Advertising Week in New York, and PRNewser will be covering various events over the course of the week, along with our sister blog AgencySpy. In an email to media highlighting the week's events, it was noted, "For all press attending the Facebook's GeneratioNext Wrap Party, please note that... [FishbowlDC]

Google Adds Semantic Web, Facebook Support for Video Search - ReadWriteWeb - Posted September 14, 2009
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Semantic Search Engine Gets Help from Facebook Friends - ReadWriteWeb - Posted June 23, 2009
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Connect Your Thoughts To The Mindex With Imindi (Private Beta Invites) - TechCrunch - Posted May 25, 2009
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sBooks: Beingmeta Reinvents the Software of the Book - PR Web (press release) - Posted May 7, 2009
sBooks: Beingmeta Reinvents... [semanticweb.com]

Social Network For Human Resource - Posted April 20, 2009
The Society for Human Resource Management is launching a new social networking platform&#151as if LinkedIn weren't enough for you guys&#151and Laurie Ruettimann over at ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Ways To Stop The Social Media Firings - Posted April 8, 2009
In this economy everyone is facing the real possibility of unemployment, but losing your job because of infractions on social media sites? Recruiter Joel Cheesman says this has got to st... [MediaJobsDaily]

Former CFO Of Netscape Joins Facebook To Make Money - Posted April 1, 2009
For the last year, aside from the reports on Facebook's tremendous growth in users and traffic, the number one news item that has accompanied every article about the company is their lack of gen... [MediaJobsDaily]

Former AOL CEO Finds New Job With News Corp. - Posted March 30, 2009
The former head of AOL, Jon Miller, is joining News Corp in the new role of CEO, Digital Media ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Automatically Structuring Unstructured Corporate Websites for Producing a Company Search Engine - Posted January 21, 2009
Executive Summary We have used a sophisticated array of AI/Machine Learning systems in combination with statistical methods, background knowledge and expert defined rules engines, to create, entirely automatically, a structured database with high quality information. The example we have produced contains structured company records and fields for over 2 million IT and... [semanticweb.com]

Actualizing Future Web Knowledge Distribution - Posted January 20, 2009
— DENNIS THOMAS, SANJEEV MISHRAExecutive Summary The future web is expected to evolve into a situation aware web that surfaces the hidden knowledge of enterprises and individuals and enables greatly more powerful paradigms. Actualizing these requirements demands a semantic technology that is magnitudes greater in efficiency and performance than conventional layered techn... [semanticweb.com]

Social Tagging and the Enterprise: Does Tagging Work at Work? - Posted January 13, 2009
Executive Summary As social tagging grows increasingly popular on the Web, organizations are curious to see how this trendy Web 2.0 approach can benefit the business world. Social tagging allows users to employ their own language to organize and retrieve content, and encourages social collaboration between peers by making those tags visible... [semanticweb.com]

Wired: Blogs Are Dead - Posted October 22, 2008
Wired Magazine, which usually cheerleads everything, has declared blogging dead: Further, text-based Web sites aren't where the buzz is anymore. The reason blogs took off is that they made publishing easy for non-techies. Part of that simplicity was a lack ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 19, 2008
What Would Allah Blog? Jeffrey Fleishman has a terrifically interesting piece about religious and secular Muslims duking it out on ... [FishbowlLA]

2ergo Builds 'Swift' Mobile Facebook Profiles - Posted August 5, 2008
Mobile marketing products company 2ergo Americas has come out with a Facebook plug-in for its Swift mobile Web site publis... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted March 10, 2008
Al Martinez Discovers Liars... but somehow still hasn't found a point. Go Ahead, Make My Clip: Paramount... [FishbowlLA]

Social Networking Gets Its Own Beat--Cathy Taylor at MediaPost - Posted February 21, 2008
MediaPost has hired journo columnist and blogger (adverganza.com) Cathy Taylor to track social networking web sites, in its feature, Social Media Insider. We thought this was kinda interesting, considering MediaPost generally de... [FishbowlLA]

Enterprise 3.0: Semweb Commercialization Options - Posted January 16, 2008
Back when I was an industry analyst (VP, E-Business Strategies at the META Group, since acquired by Gartner), I often had to critique emerging markets.  Unlike venture capitalists, industry analysts are privy to product roadmaps from publicly-traded companies, including the industry giants (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM).  And unlike i-bankers, they are... [semanticweb.com]

Building Effective Relationships in Software - Posted January 15, 2008
One of the many factors that led to the success of the Web was in how it defined links in a very simple manner, which encouraged cross-referencing. In the last two installments of this column, I've discussed the importance of the identifiers of the Web: URIs. The Web's native... [semanticweb.com]

Social Graphology | Online Communities and the Small Business - Posted December 4, 2007
In a recent blog post, Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, wrote about a new paradigm. In the early days of the internet it was the computers and the wires that were important; more recently it was the documents that were the important things, the centres of focus... [semanticweb.com]

Red The Book: Read The Future Of Writing - Posted November 28, 2007
Amy Goldwasser and her troupe of 58 teen authors are in L.A. to celebrate the release of Red: The Next Generation of American Writers -- Teenage Girls -- on What Fires Up Their Lives Today. The book's site, redthebook.com, functions a bit like Facebook with a complete social network ... [FishbowlLA]

Web 3.0 - Posted November 20, 2007
I'm weighing in in favor of Web 3.0 as an alias for the Semantic Web. I know there are a lot of people who will roll their eyes and initiate some anti hype exorcism, but let's have a sober look at the pluses and minuses here. Web 3.0 is not without its... [semanticweb.com]

Evolution of Web Business - Posted November 12, 2007
The World Wide Web evolves; so do businesses on the World Wide Web. But what are the relationships between Web evolution and Web business evolution? And what are the general issues about Web business evolution?  This article addresses these questions. The vision of Web evolution is important not only for technology researchers... [semanticweb.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted October 25, 2007
Fighting Fire With Fire: Police shoot and kill an arson suspect near Cal State San Bernardino. Another suspect was arrested. ... [FishbowlLA]

The Semantic Web as a Large, Searchable Catalogue: A Librarian s Perspective - Posted October 1, 2007
— DEAN GIUSTINI, ALLAN CHOSome information observers have suggested that Web 2.0's rise has been due to software applications, while it is becoming increasingly obvious to futurists that the Semantic Web will be defined by services. How those services will be developed and leveraged to bring order to the Web is central... [semanticweb.com]