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Snapchat-Like App Bolt Leaked on Instagram - Posted 1 day, 3 hours ago
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]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Major Changes Hit Conde Nast | MTP May Oust Gregory - Posted 1 day, 11 hours ago
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Major Changes Hit Conde Nast | MTP May Oust Gregory - Posted 1 day, 11 hours ago
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Seinfeld Participates in Facebook Q&A to Promote 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' - Posted 3 days, 9 hours ago
Jerry Seinfeld's eponymous show ended in 1998, and, "yada,yada, yada" he now stars in one of the most successful web series of all time. To promote '... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Warner Plays Defense | Netflix Hits 50 Million Subscribers - Posted 3 days, 11 hours ago
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Warner Plays Defense | Netflix Hits 50 Million Subscribers - Posted 3 days, 11 hours ago
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Save Feature | Hillary Clinton Facebook, Twitter Q&A - Posted 3 days, 11 hours ago
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Phony Fans Aside, Shakira Reaches 100M Facebook Likes - Posted 4 days, 6 hours ago
A new milestone has been reached on Facebook: Shakira has 100 million likes, the first person to hit that mark. Actually, at the t... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: 'Heartless' Tweet by Singapore Airlines | Hollister on Instagram - Posted 4 days, 11 hours ago
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Facebook's Happiness Index Linked to Stock Market Behavior - Posted July 18, 2014
Using Facebook's Gross National Happiness Index (GNH), researchers at Erasmus University in the Netherlands and Scotland's University of Glasgow found a causal relationship between Facebook sentiment and stock market behavior. Facebook's GNH index attempts to estimate the aggregated mood and well-being of the Facebook population by applying... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Soundwave Update | Facebook Ads Manager - Posted July 17, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vargas Detained, Released | Abramson Books Two Interviews - Posted July 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vargas Detained, Released | Abramson Books Two Interviews - Posted July 16, 2014
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Kara Swisher's Stated Goal: One 'Really Good' Scoop Per Week - Posted July 15, 2014
About a third of the way through Benjamin Wallace's crackling New York magazine profile of 51-year-old tech journalist extraordinaire Kara Swisher, there are two reminders of how effectively she ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kara Swisher's Stated Goal: One 'Really Good' Scoop Per Week - Posted July 15, 2014
About a third of the way through Benjamin Wallace's crackling New York magazine profile of 51-year-old tech journalist extraordinaire Kara Swisher, there are two reminders of how effectively she ... [FishbowlNY]

Would You Quit Facebook for 99 Days? - Posted July 15, 2014
Dutch communications agency Just is encouraging Facebook users to give up the network for 99 days. The idea came about in response to Facebook's recent mood ex... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Acquires Newsle | Colbert Books NYC Mayor Over Twitter - Posted July 15, 2014
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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 "... [AgencySpy]

Infographic: World Cup Shatters Facebook Engagement Records - Posted July 14, 2014
The World Cup set single-event Facebook engagement records within the first week. Now, with the tournament over, it is official: the 2014 World Cup is the most talked-about event in Facebook history. From June 12 - July 13, 350 million people generated 3 billion World Cup-related inte... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Analytics | Iran Sentences 8 Over Facebook Posts - Posted July 14, 2014
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New Social Network Sobrr Deletes Content in 24 Hours - Posted July 11, 2014
A new social network called Sobrr erases everything in 24 hours. Users can "keep" connections with other users or choose to be "24-hour friends," interacting with follows, comments and cheers. Photos are tagged geographically only once. The network hopes to sway users who have become ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: O'Donnell's Return Official | Emmy Noms Favor CNN, Social TV - Posted July 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: O'Donnell's Return Official | Emmy Noms Favor CNN, Social TV - Posted July 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Aereo Forging Ahead | BBC Turns to Facebook in Thailand - Posted July 10, 2014
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Time Magazine Harnesses the Power of Facebook - Posted July 9, 2014
Per Lucia Moses' Digiday analysis, the publication has nearly doubled its Facebook halo in the second quarter of 2014. So how did Time during that stretch outpace the likes (pun intended) of BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post? ... [Fishbowl NY]

Time Magazine Harnesses the Power of Facebook - Posted July 9, 2014
Per Lucia Moses' Digiday analysis, the publication has nearly doubled its Facebook halo in the second quarter of 2014. So how did Time during that stretch outpace the likes (pun intended) of BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post? ... [FishbowlNY]

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... [PRNewser]

Facebook Fan Communities Building Buzz for STARZ's 'Outlander' - Posted July 8, 2014
During the day Alex Garcia is Global Director of Social at Deloitte Digital in Seattle; at night, he moderates two of the largest Outlan... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Palin Eyes The View | Rolling Stone Appoints Publisher - Posted July 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Palin Eyes The View | Rolling Stone Appoints Publisher - Posted July 8, 2014
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Removes Image | YouTube Shaming Internet Providers - Posted July 7, 2014
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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 ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: USA Loss Draws 22 Million | WSJ Cuts Newsroom Staff - Posted July 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA Loss Draws 22 Million | WSJ Cuts Newsroom Staff - Posted July 3, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys Video Ad Platform | Sheryl Sandberg on Moods Study - Posted July 3, 2014
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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 ... [PRNewser]

A Depressing Look at Life on Facebook [Video] - Posted July 2, 2014
If our lives aren't unfulfilling enough with traditional advertisers telling us what we don't need and cannot afford, we can count on our Facebook friends to reaffirm our feelings of inadequacy by convincing us that they do, in fact, have it all. Norwegian filmmakers The Higton Bros have made a YouTube vi... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' and VH1 Aim to Buck Facebook Brand Trends - Posted July 1, 2014
In May we wrote about how Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (LHH:ATL) was aiming to be the most social TV show of the summer. Well, it's on its way. ... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Yahoo! Revives Community | AP to Automate Earnings Stories - Posted July 1, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Yahoo! Revives Community | AP to Automate Earnings Stories - Posted July 1, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Moods Study | Twitter Buys Tap Commerce - Posted July 1, 2014
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The Record Breaking Continues: Facebook Tops 1 Billion World Cup Interactions - Posted June 30, 2014
Since the World Cup began on June 12, Facebook reports that it has seen over one billion World Cup-related posts, comments, and likes. Over 220 million Facebook users have generated these interactions. The knockout matches, which have already seen a fair share of games decided on penalt... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Suspends Service | The View Loses Two - Posted June 30, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Suspends Service | The View Loses Two - Posted June 30, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: World Cup Twitter Record | Facebook Moods Study - Posted June 30, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: New YouTube Features | Facebook Ads - Posted June 27, 2014
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Remember Those Facebook Media APIs Announced at f8? They're Now in Use - Posted June 25, 2014
In April at f8, Facebook launched four APIs - Trending, Topic Insights, Topic Feed, and Hashtag Counter - specifically for media companies. The goal, though not stated explicitly, was... [Lost Remote]

Women 18-24 Drive World Cup Facebook Conversation on Monday - Posted June 24, 2014
The World Cup has already broken Facebook engagement records just one week into the games. Facebook is invested heavily in this year's tournament, and its data team ... [Lost Remote]

Gallup: Most Consumers Not Influenced by Social Media - Posted June 24, 2014
The days of the coveted Likes and follows are over. According to a recent Gallup Poll, organizations are adjusting their social strategies around social chatter, not raw... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Portugal Hits Highs | Isikoff Joins Yahoo! News - Posted June 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Portugal Hits Highs | Isikoff Joins Yahoo! News - Posted June 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Al Jazeera Journos Sentenced | Post-Dispatch Defends Decision - Posted June 23, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Al Jazeera Journos Sentenced | Post-Dispatch Defends Decision - Posted June 23, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Handler to Host Netflix Show | NYT, WaPo, Mozilla Team Up - Posted June 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Handler to Host Netflix Show | NYT, WaPo, Mozilla Team Up - Posted June 20, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Shakeup | New LinkedIn App - Posted June 20, 2014
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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... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Ghana Sets Ratings Record | Apple Settles eBook Suit - Posted June 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Ghana Sets Ratings Record | Apple Settles eBook Suit - Posted June 18, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Releases Slingshot | Snapchat Adds Our Story - Posted June 18, 2014
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Study: Brand Posts on Facebook are Written at Fifth-Grade Level or Below - Posted June 17, 2014
The Marketing Maven's Guide to Facebook by Track Maven is based on a survey of nearly 1.6 million posts from more than 5,800 brand Facebook pages with at least 1,000 likes. The study found the average brand post is written at a fifth-gra... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Iraq and Social Media | SoundCloud Berlin Office - Posted June 16, 2014
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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... [AgencySpy]

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... [TVNewser]

An inside look at Univision's partnership with Facebook for the World Cup - Posted June 13, 2014
The World Cup is underway as millions take to social to share their passion for the games. Every major sporting event creates another opportunity for the major social networks to innovate in social TV and fi... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Abramson Gets New Gig | Twitter COO Resigns - Posted June 13, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Abramson Gets New Gig | Twitter COO Resigns - Posted June 13, 2014
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CNN and Facebook Aim to 'Connect Generations' Through 'THE SIXTIES' - Posted June 12, 2014
The third episode of CNN's 10-part series 'THE SIXTIES,' which explore the events and people that made the 1960s so iconic, premiere... [Lost Remote]

Facebook and Twitter Gear Up for the 2014 World Cup - Posted June 11, 2014
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup ready to kick off this Thursday, Facebook and Twitter are gearing up to welcome and facilitate soccer fans. With a host of features large and small, Facebook and Twitter are primed to face off in an effort to capture the biggest share of audiences --... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Clinton Begins Media Tour | NYT Magazine Adds Wasik - Posted June 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Clinton Begins Media Tour | NYT Magazine Adds Wasik - Posted June 11, 2014
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Pulls Slingshot App | Instagram Advertising - Posted June 10, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Tony Awards and Social Media | Facebook Event for Sociologists - Posted June 9, 2014
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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... [PRNewser]

WhatsApp Co-founder on Privacy Concerns: 'WhatsApp Doesn't Have Much Data' - Posted June 5, 2014
Speaking last night at the opening party of StartX OpenX, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton addressed concerns about the Facebook acquisition. Many users were worried that Facebook acquired the messaging service for its data on 450 million-plus users.... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Facebook Make People Feel Lonely? - Posted June 5, 2014
Two recent studies involving Facebook and feelings of loneliness appear to have come to different conclusions, further suggesting that Facebook can both increase or decrease a sense of belonging depending on an individual's predispositions. This first study, ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Turkey Unblocks YouTube | Facebook Fit - Posted June 4, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Developers Conference | Google+ for iOS - Posted June 3, 2014
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How Social Media Management Tools Could Help Score You a Job - Posted June 2, 2014
Although some social media sites, like LinkedIn, are set up specifically for connecting employers with potential employees, others, like Instagram, are a less obvious place to find your dream gig. But you can actually use any social media platform -- from Facebook to Twitter to Tumblr, to find a potential job. You... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Cuts Down on Implicit Sharing - Posted June 2, 2014
Facebook's new guidelines for developers outline circumstances in which implicit sharing will be denied and require apps make requests for "explicit" shares. From the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Lewis Katz Dies | Carney Steps Down | Zuckerberg Donates - Posted June 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Lewis Katz Dies | Carney Steps Down | Zuckerberg Donates - Posted June 2, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: New Twitter Font | YouTube's 9th Anniversary - Posted June 2, 2014
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Iranian Hackers Use Facebook to Spy on Western Officials - Posted May 30, 2014
Iranian hackers created fake Facebook personas and befriended U.S. and western officials in an "unprecedented, three-year cyber-espionage campaign," reports Reuters. According to Internet security firm iSight Partners, the targets included... [SocialTimes.com]

DigitalGroundUp Aims to Teach Best Facebook Practices for Financial Services - Posted May 30, 2014
DigitalGroundUp announced a partnership with Facebook on Thursday to teach best practices for financial services. Now that consumers are getting more comfortable with u... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [AgencySpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Dick Costolo on Twitter's Future | Kidnapping Has Happy Ending Thanks to Facebook - Posted May 29, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Yahoo's 'YouTube' | Facebook App Spam - Posted May 28, 2014
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3 Predictions for How Facebook's New Listening Tool Will Impact Social TV - Posted May 23, 2014
In an announcement Wednesday on Facebook's newsroom blog, Product Manager ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Considering Snapchat Rival, Slingshot - Posted May 23, 2014
Facebook is working on a disappearing-message app called Slingshot to compete with Snapchat, according to a report in The Financial Times. The app would succeed Poke, a Snapc... [SocialTimes.com]

How News Orgs Can Make Weather Interesting on Social Media - Posted May 22, 2014
Weather forecasts can't possibly be funny, right? But Digital Communities Manager at the Dallas Morning News, Michael Landauer, has made the impossible possible in his hilarious daily weather Facebook posts. Poynter has been giving Landauer's postings some love over the last week, but as I'm a Dallas nati... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: S&S Joins eBook Services | Netflix to Expand | Spotify Hits Milestone - Posted May 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: S&S Joins eBook Services | Netflix to Expand | Spotify Hits Milestone - Posted May 22, 2014
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The New 'Ask' Button Is a Made-For-Facebook Dating Tool - Posted May 21, 2014
From hometowns and high schools, to employment status and favorite movies, Facebook is always pestering users to fill out more of their profile. The Ask button, which was used previously for these other factoids, has been added to the relationship status. It's possible that this is just another pester-friendly feature from... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: YouTube to Acquire Twitch | Abramson Speaks | Pilhofer to Guardian - Posted May 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: YouTube to Acquire Twitch | Abramson Speaks | Pilhofer to Guardian - Posted May 20, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Advertising Deal | Twitter to Buy SoundCloud? - Posted May 20, 2014
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DataPoint: How the Facebook Platform has Changed in the Past Year - Posted May 16, 2014
A lot can change in a year. In April of 2013, Zynga had 13 percent of the Facebook app market and 232.5 million monthly active users (MAUs). By contrast, King had less than eight percent of the market with 137 million MAUs. Fast forwa... [SocialTimes.com]

Why You Don't Have to Buy Into the Social Advertising Model - Posted May 16, 2014
We keep hearing that organic reach on Facebook is on the decline. This is, of course, by design. And it's working for Facebook, which ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Yelp Reservations | New Outlook.com Features - Posted May 14, 2014
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Dateline Becomes First Newsmagazine to Reach One Million Facebook Likes - Posted May 13, 2014
This past Sunday, NBC's Dateline achieved a major milestone: it became the first network newsmagazine to reach one million Facebook likes.... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook in Court | Snapchat Settlement - Posted May 9, 2014
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Where Twitter and Facebook fit into social TV - Posted May 7, 2014
(This is a guest post written by Cordie DePascale the VP Product Management at Mediaocean, "the leading software platform for the marketing world." Cordie spea... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Lockup Expires | LinkedIn Tailored Ads - Posted May 7, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: McAfee Launches Messaging App | Facebook Video Metrics - Posted May 6, 2014
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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]

Ho Ho Huh? Reaction to Robert Wagner-Santa Claus Movie is Decidedly Mixed - Posted May 5, 2014
Some Facebook users think the idea of a fall 2014 Hallmark Channel original movie starring Robert Wagner as St. Nick is foolish, nay offensive. A larger number, at press time, are applauding the prospect. The TV movie, one-word titled ... [Fishbowl NY]

Ho Ho Huh? Reaction to Robert Wagner-Santa Claus Movie is Decidedly Mixed - Posted May 5, 2014
Some Facebook users think the idea of a fall 2014 Hallmark Channel original movie starring Robert Wagner as St. Nick is foolish, nay offensive. A larger number, at press time, are applauding the prospect. The TV movie, one-word titled ... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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... [TVNewser]

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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Oprah Eyes Clippers | Viacom to Buy Channel 5 | Time Warner Profits Soar - Posted May 1, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oprah Eyes Clippers | Viacom to Buy Channel 5 | Time Warner Profits Soar - Posted May 1, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Anonymous Login | Twitter Stock - Posted May 1, 2014
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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 ... [Lost Remote]

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]

The Future of Social Networks - Posted April 30, 2014
Social networks are "breaking up into multiple sites and apps that do in a scattered way what used to happen centrally," writes Mike Elgan at InfoWorld. According to Elgan, the new social model is simply... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Earnings | Skype Video Calling - Posted April 30, 2014
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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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

How to Survive the Decline of Organic Reach on Facebook [Infographic] - Posted April 28, 2014
There's no question that the recent changes to Facebook have made organic reach and earned engagement difficult to achieve. Even still, Facebook continues to be a leader in referral traffic and social logins. This reality means that it's time for brands to rethink their strategies for better results as the social... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Fake Bib for Foursquare CEO's Wife | Facebook Message Before Fatal Crash - Posted April 28, 2014
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Facebook's "Newswire" Is Made Possible By Storyful - Posted April 25, 2014
Facebook and publishers have a love-hate relationship, in general. Sometimes the social network is great for directing traffic back to publishers' websites, while at the same time, Mark Zuckerberg and company are competing for some of the same ad dollars that pubs want. This time around, Facebook wants t... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: FB Launches Newswire | Vice Reporter Freed | NYT Revenue Up - Posted April 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: FB Launches Newswire | Vice Reporter Freed | NYT Revenue Up - Posted April 25, 2014
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Harvard Students Hatch Email Recall Tool - Posted April 24, 2014
We've all been there, on the sender or recipient end. And usually, when someone quickly blasts out a second email subject-lined "John Doe Would Like to Recall the Message...", it only leads people who previously ignored to stop and take a look at the referenced wreckage. Per a recent ... [Fishbowl NY]

Harvard Students Hatch Email Recall Tool - Posted April 24, 2014
We've all been there, on the sender or recipient end. And usually, when someone quickly blasts out a second email subject-lined "John Doe Would Like to Recall the Message...", it only leads people who previously ignored to stop and take a look at the referenced wreckage. Per a recent ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Rolls Out FB Newswire to Help Journalists - Posted April 24, 2014
Facebook today announced the launch of FB Newswire, with the aim of making it easier for journalists to "find, share and... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon, HBO Ink Deal | Net Neutrality on The Ropes | Mixed News for Gannett - Posted April 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon, HBO Ink Deal | Net Neutrality on The Ropes | Mixed News for Gannett - Posted April 24, 2014
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Check Out This Guide for Small Businesses on Facebook - Posted April 22, 2014
For small business owners, launching a social media presence can be a daunting task. Which platforms should I be on? How much time and money should I be investing? And, of course, the ever-vexing question: What'... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook Reigns Supreme for Social Media Referral Traffic - Posted April 21, 2014
Shareaholic released its Q1 report on social media referral traffic, naming Facebook as the reigning king. Pinterest and StumbleUpon also made big gains, while Google+, Reddit, YouTube and LinkedIn traffic referrals remained relatively flat. According to the report, Facebook drove more than 20 percent of over... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Turkey Twitter Accounts | Facebook Mobile Ad Network - Posted April 21, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Nearby Friends | Twitter Mobile App Promotion Suite - Posted April 18, 2014
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Why You Should Stop Measuring Reach on Facebook - Posted April 17, 2014
It can be difficult to reach consumers on Facebook because of the frequent changes to the network's algorithm. According to Buffer content crafter Kevan Lee, one key to improving reach may be to ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [AgencySpy]

Mark Zuckerberg on Exploring New Platforms Not 'All Tied to Facebook Identity' - Posted April 16, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: US Airways Lewd Tweet | Suicide Note on YouTube - Posted April 16, 2014
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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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Pulitzers Announced | Google Buys Drone Maker | Relativity Eyes Maker Studios - Posted April 15, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Pulitzers Announced | Google Buys Drone Maker | Relativity Eyes Maker Studios - Posted April 15, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Google Glass Available Today | Twitter Expands - Posted April 15, 2014
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Facebook Wants to Bury 'Like Bait' and Move Messenger - Posted April 14, 2014
The only constant about Facebook is the constant changing of its algorithm. The most recent change is aimed at removing like-bait posts and spammy content. The company also plans to remove m... [SocialTimes.com]

DataPoint: The Top Facebook Developers in March - Posted April 11, 2014
King leads the pack when it comes to the top Facebook developers. According to AppData, the social gaming company had an average of 93.5 million daily active users (DAUs), giving it over 23 percent of the market in Mar... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

The Science of Post Length Online [Infographic] - Posted April 11, 2014
There's a magic number for the performance of social media posts, right down to the length of the URL. The key is to understand this formula, use it to boost engagement and captivate your audience, for just the right a... [SocialTimes.com]

Cheaters Are Gonna Cheat -- Stop Blaming Social Media - Posted April 10, 2014
The studies about how social media affects our emotions are inconsistent at best. One study says Facebook makes us hate our lives, another says ... [SocialTimes.com]

2014 NCAA Tournament Drives 46 Million Interactions on Facebook - Posted April 9, 2014
Lost Remote received data from Facebook's data team about the social activity surrounding the 2014 NCAA Tournament and Monday night's championship game between the UConn Huskies and Kentucky W... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Comcast Pleads Case | DirecTV Restores TWC | Breitbart Loses Whip - Posted April 9, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Comcast Pleads Case | DirecTV Restores TWC | Breitbart Loses Whip - Posted April 9, 2014
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The Nature of Online Privacy is Changing - Posted April 8, 2014
With Facebook tracking the things we don't post, Google knowing what you think before you do a search and th... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Acquisition | Social Network, Divorce Linked - Posted April 8, 2014
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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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Mobile Users Spend 86% of Their Time in Apps, 32% Gaming, 17% in Facebook - Posted April 2, 2014
The average U.S. consumer spends two hours and 42 minutes a day on mobile devices; 86 percent of that time is spent in apps and 14 percent is spent browsing the Web. The latest stats come from Flurry, an apps analytics and ad tools marketplace for developers. Only small increases were seen... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuckerberg's Salary | LinkedIn NSA Requests - Posted April 1, 2014
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'Nuestra Belleza Latina' becomes first show to top Facebook's weekly buzz ratings - Posted March 31, 2014
We are a month into the eighth season of 'Nuestra Belleza Latina' - Univision's hit reality beauty competition show - and the impressive ratings continue to make Univision a top 10 network among the important adults 18-34 and 18-49 demographics. On ... [Lost Remote]

Instagram Testing Facebook Places - Posted March 28, 2014
Facebook has had its own native check-in service in one form or another since August 2012. But Facebook Places hasn't been a leader in check-ins. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Boston Globe Launches Free Site Covering Startups, Innovation in Boston - Posted March 28, 2014
BetaBoston.com is a new, free site launched by the venerable Boston Globe to specifically cover the Boston tech sector encompassing everything from new ideas and ventures to the people who help shape the city's future, culture and beyond. "Boston's wealth of consumer technolo... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys Oculus | Atlantic Makes Changes | Amazon Credits eBooks - Posted March 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys Oculus | Atlantic Makes Changes | Amazon Credits eBooks - Posted March 26, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys Oculus VR | Vanishing Tweets - Posted March 26, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Obama Surveillance Meeting | Facebook Shame - Posted March 24, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Ad Share Up | Flappy Bird to Fly Again - Posted March 20, 2014
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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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: FiveThirtyEight Is Live | Sony Layoffs Begin | Carney to Resign? - Posted March 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: FiveThirtyEight Is Live | Sony Layoffs Begin | Carney to Resign? - Posted March 18, 2014
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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]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Buffett Eyes TV | NYT Hires Fashion Critic | WSJ Editor to Facebook - Posted March 13, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Buffett Eyes TV | NYT Hires Fashion Critic | WSJ Editor to Facebook - Posted March 13, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Kissing YouTube Video | Twitter Notifications - Posted March 13, 2014
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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 to a news site 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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Liz Heron Moves On to Facebook - Posted March 12, 2014
From the Washington Post, to the New York Times, to the Wall Street Journal, to Facebook. As a Will Hunting might say to their journalism brethren, "How do you like them apples?" This most impressive career progression has been restated and updated just now by ... [Fishbowl NY]

Liz Heron Moves On to Facebook - Posted March 12, 2014
From the Washington Post, to the New York Times, to the Wall Street Journal, to Facebook. As a Will Hunting might say to their journalism brethren, "How do you like them apples?" This most impressive career progression has been restated and updated just now by ... [FishbowlNY]

In the Deep Link Ad Game, Google Scrambles to Keep Up with Facebook - Posted March 10, 2014
Indexing AppURL links within mobile apps lets people search for content on mobile apps in ways similar to Web searches. Google, for example, is suggesting that companies use deep... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Yahoo Wants to Be a Serious Player In Social Logins - Posted March 6, 2014
Social logins have become increasingly important as a way for consumers to easily identify themselves on the Web. While Facebook has long been the dominant player, Google has seen some significant gains recently. According to data from Gigya, a provider of social identity management solut... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Limits Gun Promotions | Flipboard Buys Zite - Posted March 6, 2014
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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... [PRNewser]

Age Discrimination Case Foiled By Daughter's Facebook Post - Posted March 4, 2014
Yet again, the power of social media proves its weight. Here's why: Patrick Snay won an $80,000 age discrimination settlement against his employer, Gulliver Preparatory School, in Florida. After being the private school's headmaster for years, they declined to renew his contract. Snay sued and won $10,000 in back wages and an... [TVNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga Focuses on Mobile | Facebook Post Kills Settlement - Posted March 4, 2014
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Facebook Looking to Enter Drone Business with Titan Acquisition - Posted March 4, 2014
TechCrunch reported today that Facebook is buying Titan Aerospace, makers of near-orbital, solar-powered drones that can fly for five years without needing to land. According to TechCrunch sources, the price of the acq... [SocialTimes.com]

11.1 million people had over 25.4 million interactions about the Oscars on Facebook - Posted March 3, 2014
Lost Remote just received data from Facebook about social activity from last night's Oscars. While Twitter clearly made it deeply into the story line of the show (and generated a record breaking tweet), Facebook w... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Ellen's Oscars Tweet Breaks Record | California Social Media Law - Posted March 3, 2014
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A New Way to Optimize Marketing Campaigns on Facebook - Posted February 28, 2014
Facebook's ad business is certainly contentious. With increasing worries about ad penetration and wasted money, Facebook needs to work hard to convince businesses it's worthy of their ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Court Orders Video Down | Former Editor Stabbed | TiVo Posts Profit - Posted February 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Court Orders Video Down | Former Editor Stabbed | TiVo Posts Profit - Posted February 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Olympics Ratings Down | So Long, Facebook Email | Tamron Hall Joins Today - Posted February 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Olympics Ratings Down | So Long, Facebook Email | Tamron Hall Joins Today - Posted February 25, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn in China | Zuck Defends WhatsApp Purchase - Posted February 25, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck to Speak at Mobile Conference | LinkedIn Adds Blocking Feature - Posted February 24, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ad Targeting | YouTube Interface - Posted February 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys WhatsApp | First Look Hires Taibbi | Greenwald Vows Return - Posted February 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys WhatsApp | First Look Hires Taibbi | Greenwald Vows Return - Posted February 20, 2014
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Facebook Is Changing -- And It's Your Fault - Posted February 19, 2014
Facebook is the biggest social network, and heavy is the head that wears the crown. In the early days, it was an exclusive college club. Now it's become a mainstay of daily life for many users. However, according to Casey Johnston, culture editor for Ars Technica, Facebook will be radically di... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Predictions for How Facebook's Paper Will Impact Social TV - Posted February 19, 2014
Two weeks ago Facebook launched Paper, its latest and biggest splash in the standalone mobile app space. Many major tech sites hyped the launch and The Verge went as far as to title its piece on the app, "... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Netflix-Time Warner Talks Stall | Syrian Girl Killed for Opening Facebook Account - Posted February 19, 2014
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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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Ticker: Slack | Twitter Redesign | Facebook Ads - Posted February 12, 2014
Gigaom: Flickr Co-founder Launches Slack, an All-in-one Messaging Tool Designed to Kill Email Forever AllTwitter: Twitter Testing Photo Heavy, Facebook-A-Like Profile Redesign InsideFacebook... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Wants to Become the Network for Real-Time Second Screen Experiences - Posted February 11, 2014
The second screen experience is becoming more common and recently, lots of second screen data has been focused on Twitter. According to a study conducted by Facebook and TV analytics provider SecondSync, Facebook might give Twitter ... [SocialTimes.com]

Psychologists Predict The Demise of Social Networks - Posted February 11, 2014
PsychCentral is predicting the demise of social networks like Facebook: "Meanwhile, big social networks are doomed to fail from the onset, especially ones that encourage you to 'friend' people who you don't really ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Killed the Viral Star: Upworthy's Traffic Plummets After News Feed Tweaks - Posted February 11, 2014
Just when it seemed BuzzFeed was changing the way the world consumes news, Facebook threw a one-two punch. Around the same time Facebook made its ... [SocialTimes.com]

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.... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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.... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Ticker: Twitter Growth | Pinterest on Mobile | Vidyo and Google+ - Posted February 6, 2014
AllTwitter: The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn't Growing Fast Enough Gigaom: Pinterest Targets International Users with Revamped Mobile Site The Verge: ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Earnings | YouTube Fraudulent Videos - Posted February 6, 2014
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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... [FishbowlDC]

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 201 will help those who are familiar wi... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Success Stories: Heinz Five Beanz on Facebook - Posted February 5, 2014
Cultivating and engaging an active community by rewarding them through social media helps brands develop loyal customer bases and run campaigns such as the Heinz Five Beanz Facebook product launch, which reached 11 million people and ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Esurance Twitter Sweepstakes | Twitter Redesign - Posted February 4, 2014
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Best and Worst Times to Post on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted February 3, 2014
All social media are not created equal. Each social network has different kinds of users and their daily activities vary. Determining when to post on social media requires that you consider your product or service and the kinds of messages relevant to your customers. A local business, for example, may find... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

7 Social Media Blunders to Avoid - Posted January 29, 2014
Although there are numerous actions a company can take to improve client outreach and interaction, there are also many things to avoid. Social media errors show a lack of competence and lower the fans' and followers' confidence. "Social media is not much different than face-to-face interaction," said Nailah Blades, co-founder of Donna+Nail... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook and Princeton Face off With Dueling Data - Posted January 28, 2014
The Princeton researchers comparing Facebook to an infectious disease might seem harsh, but as with a lot of things online, nothing is as grand and sweeping as it seems. Facebook's response? A light... [SocialTimes.com]

Trending on Facebook: the 2014 Grammys - Posted January 27, 2014
Last night's Grammys drew 28.5 million viewers - its second-largest audience in 21 years... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

How Memes Go Viral and Evolve - Posted January 23, 2014
On the surface, memes appear to be nothing more than an image or text -- some neatly packaged snippet that elicits a laugh or inspires a moment of introspection. But the meme is a much broader tool of expression. Memes morph and evolve to suit the audience -- especially on Facebook,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Ad Network | Tech Firms Lobbying - Posted January 23, 2014
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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.... [TVSpy]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Martin Luther King Day Social Media Fails | Twitter Demographics - Posted January 21, 2014
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Facebook Isn't Dead, We Can Stop Panicking Now - Posted January 20, 2014
The Internet is in a circular debate about just how much teens aren't using Facebook. Some sites say Facebook is hemorrhaging young users, while others disagree. A study by digital agency iStrategy confirms that ... [SocialTimes.com]

Academy Awards Nominations & Social Media - Posted January 17, 2014
Whether you live in Los Angeles -- or just love the movies -- it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement of award season. The 86th annual Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, Ja... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Two High School Friends Meet at Facebook HQ in New York - Posted January 16, 2014
One, Dominic D. Giongson, is a reporter who has worked extensively in Asia. The other, Teru Kuwayama, is a globe-trotting photojournalist who has also, along the way, created the Facebook-enabled portal Basetrack to help stationed U.S. Marines and their families st... [Fishbowl NY]

Two High School Friends Meet at Facebook HQ in New York - Posted January 16, 2014
One, Dominic D. Giongson, is a reporter who has worked extensively in Asia. The other, Teru Kuwayama, is a globe-trotting photojournalist who has also, along the way, created the Facebook-enabled portal Basetrack to help stationed U.S. Marines and their families st... [FishbowlNY]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Redesign | Facebook Posts to Appear in Yandex Search Results - Posted January 14, 2014
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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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Nixing Sponsored Stories | Vine App Changes - Posted January 10, 2014
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The Rise of the Social Media Pilot Fish - Posted January 9, 2014
Anybody who's been around long enough to have migrated from one social network to another knows that many services felt everlasting, but most eventually fell into obscurity. Once the new big thing came along, everything else paled in comparison, and we left MySpace in droves to sign up to... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Acquisition | Twitter Stock Slide - Posted January 9, 2014
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The Year In Social Media, A 2013 Recap [Infographic] - Posted January 6, 2014
Social media has become a cornerstone of effective marketing strategy. Within five years, social media is expected to comprise, on average, 22% of overall marketing budgets. This year Youtube reached more 18-34 year olds than any cable network, vine sharing dropped on Twitter by almost 40% the day Instagram video launched,... [SocialTimes.com]

New Report Says Facebook Isn't Reliable to Judge Potential Stellar Employees - Posted January 3, 2014
If employers want to do their due diligence on potential new hires, they should just scope out your Facebook page, right? Um, not quite. Per Forbes, rsearchers at Florida State Univ... [TVNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Skype Hacked | Social Media in Brazil - Posted January 2, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Robin Roberts Comes Out on Facebook | Social Network Use - Posted December 31, 2013
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Facebook Approaches 10 Years Old and Continues to Experience Growing Pains - Posted December 27, 2013
2014 could be a make or break year for Facebook. With concerns like falling use by teens, the random nature of Facebook ads, and the wariness of users towards ads in general, how will Facebook manage its ever expanding reach as it approaches 10 years of operation? The fi... [SocialTimes.com]

Why you Shouldn't use Facebook to Invite People to Your New Year's Eve Bash - Posted December 26, 2013
Using Facebook for party invites has led to chaos over the years, particularly when hosts make the event public. A teenager from Hertfordshire who mistakenly posted her address and phone number on Facebook to publicize a birthday party ended up with 21,000 promised guests. In Colorado, a back-to-school ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Dorsey Joins Disney Board | Santa Tracker - Posted December 24, 2013
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Marketers are Forced to buy ads as Organic Reach on Facebook Plummets - Posted December 23, 2013
Facebook has made an about-face when it comes to organic reach. Last year, small businesses, bloggers and marketers complained that fewer fans were seeing their posts. Some saw their reach drop as low as 2 percent. At the time, Facebook took exception to the implication that it was forcing paid ads onto... [SocialTimes.com]

'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]

The Story of a Man's Life Told through the Facebook Interface [Video] - Posted December 21, 2013
Maxime Lu re's three minute video of a man's life as seen on his Facebook page makes one think of the autobiographical nature of social media and its omnipresence in many of our lives. The music rocks, too (Rolling Stones--Paint it Black). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejL3nMl9hRY  ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 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.... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Page Insights | Twitter TV Series - Posted December 19, 2013
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Facebook and Viral Publishers: Strange Bedfellows? - Posted December 18, 2013
  Facebook is tweaking its algorithm to feature "high-quality" content in the News Feed. This ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Video Ads | YouTube Roku App - Posted December 18, 2013
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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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

Facebook News Feed: Memes Are Out, Celebrities Are In - Posted December 17, 2013
  According to Facebook's own announcement of News Feed tweaks meant to deliver higher quality content, celebrity idolization will not be relegated to garden-variety tabloid foodstuff, unless it's ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Donate Button | Obama Meeting with Social Media Leaders - Posted December 17, 2013
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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... [PRNewser]

Facebook Self-Censorship: They're Still Listening - Posted December 16, 2013
We've all stopped typing during a status update, and thought better of sharing that particular piece of information. Facebook has still be keeping an eye on it. Sauvik Das a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University and Adam Kramer, a Facebook data scientist have written a paper about tho... [SocialTimes.com]

The State of the Digital News Publishing Industry, According to the Internet - Posted December 13, 2013
There must be something in the air, maybe the end of a crazy year, that's making writers introspective. In the past week alone, there have been some very good analyses of the state of the digital publishing . Since it's cold outside (unless you live in a place where it's not... [TVSpy]

Glassdoor Announces Best Places to Work in 2014: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google Land in Top 10 - Posted December 13, 2013
As 2013 quickly comes to a close, there's nothing quite like looking to the future, right? Glassdoor released its Employees' Choice Awards by announcing the 50 best places to work in the new year. Considering winners were determined by their own... [TVNewser]

Time Warner Cable customers to be treated to interactive Super Bowl experience in New York - Posted December 12, 2013
Time Warner Cable announced that it will be taking over a space in New York's Meat Packing District to create a 'pop-up' experience in the lead up to this year's Super Bowl. Called Time Warner Cable Studios, the space will give network par... [Lost Remote]

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: ... [PRNewser]

HuffPost Requires Commenters to Connect Facebook Accounts - Posted December 11, 2013
From now on, if you want to comment on The Huffington Post, you're going to need a Facebook account. Anyone who wants to comment anonymously will have to apply for the privilege. Tim McDonald, HuffPost's director of community, ... [Fishbowl NY]

HuffPost Requires Commenters to Connect Facebook Accounts - Posted December 11, 2013
From now on, if you want to comment on The Huffington Post, you're going to need a Facebook account. Anyone who wants to comment anonymously will have to apply for the privilege. Tim McDonald, HuffPost's director of community, ... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tech Companies Want Surveillance Reform | Twitter Shares - Posted December 10, 2013
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Facebook Hashtags Aren't Very Effective, Study Says - Posted December 9, 2013
On Google+, hashtags help surface related content. On Twitter, hashtags enable news to spread fast. On Facebook, hashtags turn your posts into garbage. Sound harsh? According to a study by EdgeRank, a Facebook analytics provider, when businesses post ... [SocialTimes.com]

Web Designer Turned CEO: 'I've Held Every Position In The Company' - Posted December 9, 2013
Gabriel Shaoolian is the CEO of Blue Fountain Media, which started out as a small digital agency with just 17 people. Now, the company boasts over 200 employees, with clients like AOL and AT&T. In the latest installment of Mediab... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Sympathize Button? | Iran Agreement and Twitter - Posted December 9, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Reaction to Mandela's Death | Spotify Mobile Streaming - Posted December 6, 2013
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Instagram Uses FedEx to Announce Mysterious Event in NYC - Posted December 6, 2013
CNET received a FedEx package yesterday with an invitation to "share a moment" with the Instagram team at a mysterious event in Midtown Manhattan on December 12 at 10 a.m. A spokeswoman declined to give CNET details about the event, but industry ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media Data Breach | Twitter Retargeted Ads - Posted December 5, 2013
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Facebook Shifts From Social to Informational Network - Posted December 5, 2013
  This week Facebook announced an algorithmic change designed to put more informational c... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

BuzzFeed Celebrates Record-Breaking November - Posted December 2, 2013
The funniest part of today's BuzzFeed announcement about the site having welcomed a jaw-dropping 130-million-plus unique visitors last month is the following sentence: As first reported by BuzzF... [Fishbowl NY]

BuzzFeed Celebrates Record-Breaking November - Posted December 2, 2013
The funniest part of today's BuzzFeed announcement about the site having welcomed a jaw-dropping 130-million-plus unique visitors last month is the following sentence: As first reported by BuzzF... [FishbowlNY]

That Kid He Mugged in the Seventies is Now a Sag Harbor Life Coach - Posted December 2, 2013
On the home page for The BraveHeart Institute, construction firm manager turned life coach Claude Soffel (pictured) summarizes his methodology as follows: Our philosophy is simple: we believe that in order to be the father your child... [Fishbowl NY]

That Kid He Mugged in the Seventies is Now a Sag Harbor Life Coach - Posted December 2, 2013
On the home page for The BraveHeart Institute, construction firm manager turned life coach Claude Soffel (pictured) summarizes his methodology as follows: Our philosophy is simple: we believe that in order to be the father your child... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Social Media Disappointing | Walmart Tops Social Media on Black Friday - Posted December 2, 2013
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Social Media Decodes Fattah Arrest on Thursday, Resurrects #freeAlaa Hashtag - Posted November 29, 2013
Egyptian activist, Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested on Thursday in a violent attack at his residence. On Tuesday, protestors in Egypt were violently dispersed after a new law banning street protests was put into effect. Fifty-one people were arrested, among them Fattah's sister, Mona ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mark Zuckerberg Interview | Iran President on Twitter - Posted November 25, 2013
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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 ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Dropbox Value | YouTube Outage - Posted November 19, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Post Scheduling | Pinterest API - Posted November 15, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Chron Cuts Food Section? | Snapchat Rejected $3B | Six Out at Time Out NY - Posted November 14, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Chron Cuts Food Section? | Snapchat Rejected $3B | Six Out at Time Out NY - Posted November 14, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Snapchat Facebook Bid | Vine for Windows - Posted November 14, 2013
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Snapchat Turns Down $3 Billion Offer From Facebook - Posted November 13, 2013
Photo text messaging app Snapchat has turned down a $3 billion cash offer from Facebook, ... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Custom Timelines | Facebook Passwords - Posted November 13, 2013
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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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter IPO | Groupon Acquisition - Posted November 8, 2013
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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]

What Is The Real Financial Value News Brings To Twitter? - Posted November 5, 2013
As the debate over Twitter's financial value continues in preparation for its IPO Thursday, Wall Street Journal Senior Producer Jason Bellini ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Doesn't Know How to Advertise and Marketers Are Doing it Wrong on Twitter - Posted November 5, 2013
There are always two sides to every coin. Despite recent reports that marketers are getting smarter about their t... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Police Respond to Facebook Critic | Free Data Charges for Some in Phillipines - Posted November 4, 2013
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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... [PRNewser]

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... [SocialTimes.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]

[Infographic] Facebook Dominates Social Logins; Google Makes Big Gains - Posted October 29, 2013
It used to be that for every different website or social network, you had to remember a different log in. There was OpenID and other ID providers but when Facebook created a social login API allowing people to log into websites using their Facebook credentials, it was quickly adopted. The social... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Romance | Obama Social Media Hacked - Posted October 29, 2013
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Pinterest Refers More Traffic to Retail Sites Than Reddit, Twitter and YouTube Combined - Posted October 28, 2013
Since the early days of social media, the big question has been around measuring the return on investment. While it's nice to know the value of a Facebook "like," the real challenge for businesses is converting social media fans into paying customers. A recent study from... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Job Seekers, Listen Up! New Site Cleans Up Your Digital Dirt - Posted October 23, 2013
Have you ever Googled yourself? Come on, 'fess up. We all should do it to see what recruiters find when they search our names. Plus, it's a way to scan anything questionable and monitor your online presence. Similar to auditing photos on Facebook when you get tagged, it's always wise to manage... [TVNewser]

'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]

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,... [Lost Remote]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy for Teens | LinkedIn for Recruiters - Posted October 17, 2013
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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 "... [PRNewser]

Can Car Manufacturers Woo Young Buyers Through Facebook? - Posted October 16, 2013
Facebook is working hard to ramp up its ad business these days. The ads used to be relegated to the sidebar; now they're native and in the newsfeed. While it was once hard to measure the effectiveness of a Facebook campaign, the social networking giant recently made a pivot toward offering... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: NSA Contact Lists | Twitter IPO Update - Posted October 16, 2013
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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 ... [PRNewser]

42% Of The World's Internet Users Don't Live Where You Think They Do - Posted October 10, 2013
When I give my Social Media Is Bullshit presentations, I always start out with ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 (... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ad-Purchasing Tools | Twitter for Windows Phone - Posted October 9, 2013
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Zuck & Me: What I Learned Competing Against Mark Zuckerberg's The Facebook - Posted October 8, 2013
(The following is a guest post from Zack Price. Zack is not a real blogger but a serial entrepreneur who is currently turning blogs into books. His latest publication is "... [SocialTimes.com]

Instagram Grows Up With Native Ads In Timelines - Posted October 4, 2013
In an effort to become a sustainable business, Instagram is the latest social network to enter the advertising game with an announcement that US users will begin seeing ads in their feeds. The company said it plans to make the ads par... [SocialTimes.com]

Set the Bait and Reel 'Em In: How to Convert Facebook Fans Into Customers [Infographic] - Posted October 3, 2013
One of the biggest challenges with social media has been identifying the return on investment. A studty recently indicated that a Facebook "like" could be worth up to $174. While businesses and social media marketers alike understand the necessity of building a Facebook following, for many the conversion from fan to... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

U.S. Rejects Tech Firms' Request to Release Surveillance Data - Posted October 3, 2013
Silicon Valley asked for more transparency and the government has responded...With a resounding "no." The U.S. Department of Justice, in a filing with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court this week, said it would not allow companies to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook, Cisco Partner on Free Wi-Fi | Google Analytics Academy - Posted October 3, 2013
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Social Media Users Sound Off on Horrific Biker-SUV Brawl - Posted October 2, 2013
The Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair has the details on how people are chiming in via Facebook and YouTube about that apocalyptic Sunday incident on the streets of Manhattan involving a group of angry bikers and... [Fishbowl NY]

Social Media Users Sound Off on Horrific Biker-SUV Brawl - Posted October 2, 2013
The Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair has the details on how people are chiming in via Facebook and YouTube about that apocalyptic Sunday incident on the streets of Manhattan involving a group of angry bikers and... [FishbowlNY]

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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Breaking Bad Does Good with Finale Social Media - Posted September 30, 2013
Breaking Bad's much anticipated series farewell hit it out of the ball park, especially where social media is concerned. The show, which engaged fans from the get-go, had a satisfying conclusion. The social media farewell, where the show's creator, network, stars, and fans came togethe... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

Sponsored Post: Mediabistro Webcast 'Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job' Set for Oct. 2 - Posted September 30, 2013
Mediabistro will host a one-hour webcast, "Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job," on Oct. 2 from 4-5 p.m. ET. The online-only event will focus on social networks Twitter, ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Breaking Bad wins at the Emmys and on Facebook - Posted September 24, 2013
Last night's Emmy telecast drew 17.6 million viewers, the most sinc... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Pinterest Ads | Nielsen Twitter Ratings - Posted September 20, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Reuters Axes 'Next' | Kucinich Meets Assad | Facebook Apologizes - Posted September 19, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Reuters Axes 'Next' | Kucinich Meets Assad | Facebook Apologizes - Posted September 19, 2013
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

How Social Media Determined The Viral Twerking Video Was Fake - Posted September 13, 2013
It generated more than 10 million views before viral video maestro Jimmy Kimmel admitted he with the twerkin... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Yahoo! and Facebook CEOs Break Silence Over NSA Leaks - Posted September 12, 2013
First, Yahoo! and Facebook went to court in a bid to share more details with customers about the PRISM program. Now their top executives are speaking out about the surveillance... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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,... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Storyful Prepares for Coverage of Likely U.S. Attack on Syria - Posted September 6, 2013
[caption id="attachment_135215" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtesy: The New York Times[/caption] YouTube is full of videos from the world's hotspots, from Syria to Oklahoma to... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy Policy | Salesforce Files - Posted September 6, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Topsy Twitter Archive | Facebook Hashtags - Posted September 5, 2013
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

Why No One Is Surprised By Facebook, Twitter And Google Spying - Posted September 4, 2013
The news that the top social networks have been spying on their users is . . . well, it's not really news, is it? Out of the fifty social networks tested in a recent experiment by High-Tech Bridge, six... [SocialTimes.com]

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, ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

An inside look at Starz's social TV strategy for 'The White Queen' - Posted September 4, 2013
We've been tracking the growth of Starz as both a premium cable network and social TV trendsetter for almost two years. The network f... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn $1B Stock Offering | Facebook Hashtags - Posted September 4, 2013
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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 ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter IPO? | Facebook Flaw - Posted September 3, 2013
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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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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. ... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

Ben Affleck as Batman? Social Media Gives A Thumbs Down - Posted August 24, 2013
"Holy social media fail, Batman!" That might be what the casting directors at Warner Brothers studios are wondering after they announced that Ben Affleck will follow in the footsteps of George Clooney and Christian Bale in playing the caped crusader. First, came the inevitable Twi... [SocialTimes.com]

NBC News Celebrating March on Washington Anniversary with #DreamDay Social Media Campaign - Posted August 23, 2013
NBC News is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech by encouraging viewers to get involved on social media. Today through Aug. 28, anyone can complete the statement "I Have a Dream that ____," and post it on Facebook,... [SocialTimes.com]

Study: Hospitals Highlighting Their Own Achievements, Instead of Patients' Interests, on Social Media - Posted August 23, 2013
Hospitals don't always keep their patients in mind when posting on social media platforms, according to a study by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Catherine Tucker and Professor Amalia Miller of the University of Virginia. According to the report - "Active Social M... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Seven Lessons from Successful e-Advocacy Campaigns - Posted August 20, 2013
We know that the 2012 elections were considered the most "social" in history, for the unique ways political candidates used social media tools. So, what can organizations learn from th... [SocialTimes.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,... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Partnership Lets Nonprofits Accept Donations Through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Comments - Posted August 14, 2013
Clients of Greater Giving, a provider of technology and credit card-processing services for nonprofit organizations, will soon be able to make donations through social media channels. The Beaverton, Ore.-based company signed an agreement with ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Updates | Twitter Viral Videos - Posted August 13, 2013
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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... [PRNewser]

Survey: Senior Managers Do Not Want You to Friend Them on Facebook - Posted August 12, 2013
A survey developed by staffing agency OfficeTeam found that executives have become increasingly uncomfortable being "friended" by business contacts on Facebook. An independent research firm hired by OfficeTeam interviewed upwards of 1,014 senior managers at businesses that hire 20-plus employees. The research found that more than six in 10 senior managers prefer... [SocialTimes.com]

Zuckerberg PAC Launches New Immigration Ad - Posted August 9, 2013
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's advocacy group unveiled a new ad pro-immigration reform ad yesterday that caps off a busy week of activities for FWD.us. The ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Retail Industry Shows Slowest Growth Period on Facebook Since 2011, Study Finds - Posted August 9, 2013
[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Retailers are publishing more posts on Facebook than ever, but their efforts have resulted in a decline in engagement and volume in the first half of 2013 -- the slowest growth period on Facebook since 2011, according to Expion's F.A.V.E. 50 Social Retail Report. Looking at the 50 re... [SocialTimes.com]

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 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... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

#SharkWeek becomes top trend on Facebook with 3.4 million interactions after day one - Posted August 5, 2013
Can Shark Week trending on Facebook correlate to the record ratings? #SharkWeek is underway and bigger than ever before. Disc... [Lost Remote]

truTV launches "Draft a Joker" Facebook sweepstakes in lead up to Impractical Jokers return - Posted August 5, 2013
truTV's hit series Impractical Jokers is a mix between Jackass and Hidden Camera. Four longtime friends - Q, Murr, Joe and Sal - dare each other to do increasingly ridiculous things in public. After completing each dare, the guys are given eit... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Abuse | Hashtag Creator - Posted August 5, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Entenmann's Rose to 1 Million Likes on Facebook - Posted August 1, 2013
Entenmann's reached 1 million likes on its Facebook page July 27, slightly more than one year after it reached its 500,000th fan milestone. The company that makes everything from donuts to crumb cake attributes this to a combination of targeted advert... [SocialTimes.com]

National Ice Cream Month Goes Social - Posted July 31, 2013
July is National Ice Cream Month! Dessert pics are scrumptious, tempting, and calorie-free, giving ice cream brands plenty of possibilities for highly sharable social posts. So, let's take a look at how top ice cream brands chose to celebrate this very important social holiday. Baskin-Robbins. Facebook: 6,671,756 likes; Twitter: 64,980 followers ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Manning Didn't Aid Enemy | Plain Dealer Layoffs | Facebook TV-Style Ads? - Posted July 31, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Manning Didn't Aid Enemy | Plain Dealer Layoffs | Facebook TV-Style Ads? - Posted July 31, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Social Commerce Platform Chirpify Catches an Extra $4 Million in Funding - Posted July 31, 2013
After raising $2 million in April, Chirpify has secured an additional $4 million in Series A funding to bring the social commerce platform to the sports, music, and media companies that are looking to monetize live events and TV sho... [SocialTimes.com]

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. ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Thomson Reuters Twitter Account Hacked | Upset Redditors - Posted July 30, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

The Top 12 Local Professionals on Facebook Graph Search - Posted July 29, 2013
Friend recommendations plus online searches equal a $500 billion opportunity for local businesses to market themselves on Facebook, say the makers of Stik, an online review website. Trust is important when selecting the person who will dive inside your mouth with a sharp object (your dentist) or the person who will... [SocialTimes.com]

A Teen Speaks: 10 Days Without Facebook - Posted July 29, 2013
Recently, I returned from spending ten days overseas. During this time, I had no internet, no phone reception and at times, no electricity, meaning that yes (shudder), I was without unlimited access to Facebook. And guess what? This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I survived! Quite... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Abusive Tweets | Two-Headed Turtle Facebook Page - Posted July 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [AgencySpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga Folds Hand on U.S. Gambling | Google+ Local - Posted July 26, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook has 5 times more social TV activity than Twitter, finds Trendrr - Posted July 24, 2013
As we predicted last month, Facebook is getting serious about social TV. After all, rival... [Lost Remote]

Internet Giants Adopting New Technology To Eradicate Child Abuse Images Online - Posted July 23, 2013
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are all in agreement: there's no room on the web for images of child abuse. And they're working to (or already have) implement technology to not only remove it, but to report the sick twists uploading or sharing it. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Major Internet Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests - Posted July 17, 2013
[caption id="attachment_132308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Edel Puntonet / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security reques... [SocialTimes.com]

Even the Red Cross Uses Social Media During Natural Disasters: Infographic - Posted July 17, 2013
Use of social networks during natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes has become so mainstream that even hospital staffers and the Red Cross are logging in, according to this infographic developed by the University of San Francisco's Masters of Public Administration department. The networks are a convenient... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Your Invisible Facebook Friends - Posted July 16, 2013
[caption id="attachment_132116" align="alignleft" width="300"] KR MEDIA Productions / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Tech insiders frequently reference the fact that most social networks are dominated by a small number of active content creat... [SocialTimes.com]

Exclusive: Kuhcoon Launches Social Media Marketing Dashboard - Posted July 15, 2013
Social media tech firm Kuhcoon, based in Philadelphia, Pa., has launched a beta version of its online dashboard that helps businesses manage their social media accounts. The social media marketing dashboard provides businesses with r... [SocialTimes.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]

With Addition of QR Codes, Path Moves Into Social Discovery Category - Posted July 10, 2013
In what the company billed as a minor update to its mobile apps, Path today veered into social discovery by beginning to generate QR codes that let users connect with one another in person using their smartphones. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

How to Use Facebook Graph Search to Clean Up Your Friends List - Posted July 8, 2013
Awkward Facebook situations are now easier to avoid with the wide release of Facebook's new search bar, Graph Search. By using Graph Search to sort your friends by their stance on divisive topics, like religion or politics, you can immediately figure out which friends to unfriend, hide in your feed, o... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Heats Up With Summer Movie Fever - Posted July 4, 2013
We'll leave the question of which summer movies are best to others, but Expion's deep dive into which summer movie Facebook posts performed best caught our attention. Which celebs' faces got the most likes? Do Star Trek fans speak Klingon? Dive in and see for yourself. ... [SocialTimes.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... [PRNewser]

Mark Pincus Is Out as Zynga CEO - Posted July 1, 2013
Mark Pincus, the founder and long-time CEO of Zynga, said today that he will accept a demotion to the role of chief product officer, handing over his position as CEO to Don Mattrick, 49. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Who's Active on Which Social Network at What Time of Day? - Posted July 1, 2013
Yesterday was dubbed Social Media Day, inviting a comparative look at how many users are active on which social networks at which time of day. (The 'nets have very different peak times, but if you're looking for a magic time to post, it's probably late afternoon.) This infographic from Saxum marketing... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's New Policy Erases the Ads, Not the Hate, Critics Say - Posted June 28, 2013
Facebook is changing its review process to protect brands from having their ... [SocialTimes.com]

Banjo Lets Users Sort Social Content By Topic - Posted June 28, 2013
Banjo, one of the trailblazing crop of location-based social networking apps that launched in 2011, today launched an update that allows users to tune in... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Android App Testers Wanted | Facebook Chat | DIY Memes - Posted June 28, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Android Users: Facebook W... [SocialTimes.com]

Flipboard Update Delivers RSS Reading and More Social Integration - Posted June 27, 2013
Flipboard, an app that allows users to read the content that has been shared in their social networks, launched an iOS update today that delivers on an ... [SocialTimes.com]

Texas Senator Wendy Davis Kills It On Social Media, Amazon Reviews - Posted June 27, 2013
Wendy Davis, the Fort Worth Democrat who this Tuesday filibustered Texas SB-5, a sweeping crackdown on abortion in that state, has experienced massive success on social media in the days since then. The Texan wore pinkish Mizuno Wave Rider running shoes on the day of her filibuste... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: DOMA Overturned | New LinkedIn Features | Pinterest Copycats - Posted June 27, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg 'Proud' of Supreme Court Rulings in Favor of Gay Marriage - Posted June 26, 2013
Many of Silicon Valley's major technology companies supported same-sex marriage in briefs filed with the Supreme Court, but Mark Zuckerberg is the only CEO to publicly make an unprompted personal declaration of support for today'... [SocialTimes.com]

How Much Is Your Gmail Account Worth to a Hacker? - Posted June 26, 2013
A new tool, released by security researchers at the University of Illinois, will walk through your Gmail account to see how much it would be worth to hackers. This writer's account would go for $28.60, the tool found. But the high price is nothing to be proud of. It's evidence of emails... [SocialTimes.com]

Interest in Social Networks Waning, Study Finds - Posted June 24, 2013
Results of a survey released today support the increasingly credible hypothesis that users are growing tired of social networks. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Working on Social Reader App: Report - Posted June 24, 2013
Facebook is developing a social reader app similar to Flipboard, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing an... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Video a Hit | Facebook News Reader | Hulu's Future - Posted June 24, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Companies Miss Most Social Data: Infographic - Posted June 21, 2013
At this point in the evolution of social media, every company worth its salt knows that it should have a presence on the major social networks. Social media isn't just for broadcasting corporate content; companies know they should listen to what their consumers say to and about them on social platforms.... [SocialTimes.com]

Instagram Debuts Video Sharing - Posted June 20, 2013
Who's the Instagram of video? Instagram, of course. In Facebook's hyped announcement today, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced that the photo-sharing service is rolling out video-sharing. "This is the same Instagram that we all know and love, but it moves," said Systrom. The Facebook subsidiary hopes that its tak... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Feedly Web Version | Facebook Comment Photos - Posted June 20, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Mishandled Novice Interest in Its Stock, Experts Say - Posted June 18, 2013
A major factor in Facebook's botched IPO in May 2012 was interest in its stock by uninformed investors who recognized the brand but didn't know about the company's financials, experts said this afternoon at a panel on technology IPOs at Bloomberg's N... [SocialTimes.com]

Who's Listening to You Online? [Cartoon] - Posted June 14, 2013
First marketers began listening to our online communications and then the government. Can't a guy buy a gallon of milk in peace? ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Time Machine | Dictionary Expands Social Media Definitions - Posted June 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Mobile Marketing Commands a Third of Total Digital Spend, and Google Takes the Lion's Share - Posted June 13, 2013
[caption id="attachment_129548" align="alignleft" width="300"] iQoncept / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Mobile marketing is now a $16 billion industry worldwide, of which Google commands more than 55 percent, according to eMarketer's first ever global ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's new hashtags are just the beginning of its social TV push - Posted June 12, 2013
Twitter's success with TV is waking up a social giant. As rumored months ago, Facebook announced it's beginning to roll out hashtags to make it easier for users to discover shared interests. The company says it's just the beginning of a larger effort to attract more c... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Annual Meeting | Pandora Buys Radio Station - Posted June 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Use Social Media to Manage a Crisis [Infographic] - Posted June 11, 2013
Who can use social media tools to manage a crisis? Some emergency situations, like an earthquake, are felt on a global level, while others affect a single company or an organization. The makers of this infographic have made a case for using social media to both spread information during a real-world... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

'Game of Thrones' Finale Dominates the Second Screen [Infographic] - Posted June 10, 2013
While viewers are glued to "Game of Thrones" on HBO, they're also glued to the second screen, where fans of the show can discuss the latest plot twist and create fan art for their favorite characters. Last night's finale alone generated 96,825 check-ins, sticker unlocks, replies, votes, and other activities on... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: NSA Whistleblower | Google to Buy Waze for $1.3B? - Posted June 10, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Android Update & Advertising | Audioboo and Twitter - Posted June 7, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Architect Frank Gehry Will Design Facebook's New NYC Office Interior - Posted June 4, 2013
Facebook has announced its plans to move members of its engineering, sales, marketing, communications, and design teams into a 100,000-square-foot office in New York City. The new space at 770 Broadway in Manhattan is nearly twice the... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Google+ Has More User Accounts Than Twitter - Posted June 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_128755" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ahmad Faizal Yahya / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Google+ now hosts more user accounts than Twitter, according to a survey [pdf] conducted in March by Burst Media. The study, wh... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

If Social Networks Battled Each Other on 'Game of Thrones' [Infographic] - Posted June 3, 2013
Facebook and Twitter are at the center of an ongoing battle to control the social media landscape. To illustrate its role in bridging the two social networks, HootSuite has re-imagined the two companies as opposing houses on the HBO series "Game of Thrones." This infographic shows the major attempts of each... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Joins AOL and HuffPost at 770 Broadway - Posted June 3, 2013
Facebook is moving in with AOL and The Huffington Post. According to Crain's New York, the social network giant has signed a 10 year lease for a 100,000 square feet space, in the building that AOL and HuffPost already call home. As part of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Facebook Joins AOL and HuffPost at 770 Broadway - Posted June 3, 2013
Facebook is moving in with AOL and The Huffington Post. According to Crain's New York, the social network giant has signed a 10 year lease for a 100,000 square feet space, in the building that AOL and HuffPost already call home. As part of ... [FishbowlNY]

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 Encourages Fans To Share Pages They Like - Posted May 31, 2013
After Facebook users like pages, they are usually prompted to like similar pages. But now it seems like Facebook is reaching out to people who already like pages, asking them to share those pages with their friends. AllFacebook reader Mahesh Waran of KRDS brought this to our attention, showing that th... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tumblr Desktop Sponsored Posts | Google Nutritional Information - Posted May 31, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Is Instagram Dangerous for Kids? - Posted May 30, 2013
A Change.... [SocialTimes.com]

Americans No Longer the Center of the Online Universe, and Other Surprises From Mary Meeker's Epic Slide Deck - Posted May 29, 2013
Four-fifths of the largest Internet properties in the world are owned by American companies, but the same proportion of their users are outside the United States, Kleiner Perkins venture investor Mary Meeker said... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

A Teen Speaks: The Internet Lacks a Delete Button - Posted May 29, 2013
Today, a status from 2009 came up in my news feed. It was from a friend about his day snowboarding, followed by 101 comments. Many of these comments contained messages like "I know you love me a fair bit cutie" and "I think you're the cutie" (sickening, I know). The thing... [SocialTimes.com]

Data Visualization Shows How Songs Top the Charts on Facebook - Posted May 29, 2013
Like a seismic chart for your eardrums, this Beatquake Map commissioned by Facebook shows how songs ripple through the social network through Facebook's Open Graph. Facebook partnered with Stamen, a design and technology studio based in San Francisco, to track the volume of listens for the three songs wi... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Lawsuit | Rand Paul to Visit Facebook - Posted May 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Sheryl Sandberg's Leanin.org Joins Tumblr - Posted May 28, 2013
What would you do if you weren't afraid? The women's leadership community co-founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has joined the blogging site Tumblr, where the answers to that question are illustrated with pictures, videos, and animated GIFs. Visitors to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Authentication | Google Trends - Posted May 23, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

A Mention on Google+ Drives More Sales Than One on Facebook, Study Finds - Posted May 22, 2013
Google+ shares are more valuable to merchants than referrals from Twitter or Facebook, according to an analysis of $5 million worth of online purchases that came through the social commerce platform Addshoppers.com. While Facebook claims the highest percentage of social revenue overall (38.76 percent), a referral from Google+ is worth an average... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Pandora Launches an Open Graph Integration With Facebook - Posted May 22, 2013
Pandora has partnered with Facebook to bring personal recommendations from the music streaming service to users' Timelines, the companies announced today. Pandora listeners typically amble through a stream of songs that are served up by an algorithm instead of a human DJ -- a system that works well for... [SocialTimes.com]

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

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Xbox One | Social Media Helping Tornado Victims - Posted May 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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, ... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

Google Glass Gets Social With Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Other Apps - Posted May 16, 2013
Soon you'll be able to look your friends in the eye (sort of) when you log into your favorite social network with Google Glass. Google has just announced at the I/O conference in San Francisco that the futuristic eyewear will come with applications for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Evernote as well as... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Facebook Adds Star Rating Recommendations To Desktop Pages - Posted May 15, 2013
Recommendations are a huge part of Graph Search. When a user seeks a restaurant or book store their friends have liked, Facebook shows the average amount of stars their friends have rated the place. Previously, star ratings were available only through mobile and through random sidebar polling, but ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Larry Page, in Unusual Q & A, Grades Industry Harshly - Posted May 15, 2013
In a rare question-and-answer session following the keynote presentation at Google's I/O conference, CEO Larry Page graded major technology companies harshly while remaining optimistic about the power of technology to repair social problems. Page was critical of Microsoft, Oracle, Facebo... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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 ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Storage | Twitter Big Data Buy - Posted May 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bing-Facebook Integration | Wikipedia Changes - Posted May 13, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Bing Users Can Comment on Facebook From the Search Engine - Posted May 10, 2013
Bing users can now interact with Facebook posts directly from the search engine's social sidebar, Microsoft said today. Bing's social sidebar displays content from Facebook and Twitter that is relevant to the user's search query. With the new integration, users can interact with posts that Bing turns up as relevant. "Now you can... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook Isn't Losing U.S. Users, At Least Not Yet, According to Meta-Analysis - Posted May 9, 2013
A meta-analysis of user numbers from various sources shows that Facebook is not losing users in the United States, but other markers suggest waning interest in the social network. Facebook is not seeing declining user numbers in developed markets including the United States, the analysis, conducted by eMarkete... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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 Likes Confirm Stereotypes for Men and Women [Infographic] - Posted May 7, 2013
In a side-by-side comparison of men versus women on Facebook, this infographic illustrates the difference between the sexes. We wish we had better news to share -- this analysis of favorite brands, media preferences, and a... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Some Data Brokers Are Willing Sell Information Illegally, FTC Warns - Posted May 7, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission has warned ten data broker companies that their practices may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act after a secret-shopping operation revealed that the companies were willing to sell consumer data without verifying consumer iden... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Is the Best Way to Market an App, Study Finds - Posted May 7, 2013
Social channels like Facebook and Twitter were more effective than any other method of mobile app marketing in the last quarter, according to a recent study. In AppsFlyer's Mobile Advertising Measurement Q1-2013 report, analysts observed that using these social channels improved three important metrics for app marketing campaigns: user quality, conversion rates,... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook's Vadim Lavrusik on Why 'Facebook Is a Journalist's Rolodex' - Posted May 7, 2013
"Facebook is a journalist's rolodex," said Facebook journalism program manager Vadim Lavrusik. No longer a walled garden, reporters can now search through Facebook's database of more than 1 billion people for sources and connect with readers without accepting a friend request. These two changes, Lavrusik said, have changed everything about the... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook in Fortune 500 | Onion Twitter Account Hacked - Posted May 7, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Show Clients The Value Of Facebook - Posted May 6, 2013
Even though Facebook has roughly 1 billion users, many businesses are still unconvinced that having a presence on the social network can help. So how can you convince the company to at least open and operate a Facebook page? ShortStack and DashBurst compiled 7 ways to make your case to social... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Photo-Tagging | LinkedIn Revenue Forecasts - Posted May 3, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

How Facebook Could Disrupt Traditional Online Display Advertising - Posted May 1, 2013
Facebook's advertising revenue dropped slightly in the first quarter of 2013 compared to last quarter, but analysts at Spruce Media say that the company "is poised to disrupt traditional online display advertising by becoming the starting point for all media buys." Their findings are outlined in Spruce Media's State of Facebook Advertising... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Airbnb Will Require Users to Provide Proof of Identify - Posted April 30, 2013
Airbnb is rolling out a new identity verification program that will eventually require all users around the world to connect their online identities with conventional forms of identification. Users have the choice of confirming their birthdate and partial social security number or uploading a scanned copy of a... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

A Teen Speaks - Why Students Love to Use Facebook at School - Posted April 30, 2013
The key to Facebook's popularity is its ease of use. It makes communicating easy. We can easily share thoughts, ideas and photos with all of our friends and family members, wherever we are and, more importantly, whenever we need to. The same goes when it comes to schoolwork. I have personally... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Ads | Google Now - Posted April 30, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck Takes $1 Salary | White House Tumblr - Posted April 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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'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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Facebook Acquires App Infrastructure Provider Parse (Updated) - Posted April 25, 2013
Facebook has agreed to acquire Parse, a two-year-old company that provides back-end support for cross-platform apps, the companies said today. "By making Parse a part of Facebook Platform, we want to enable developers to rapidly build apps that span mobile platforms and devices," Facebook said in its ann... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tumblr iOS App Update | Twitter TV Show - Posted April 25, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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: You're Doing It Wrong [Infographic] - Posted April 24, 2013
Social media may be revolutionizing communication for a new generation of internent users, but studies show that when it comes to widespread adoption, some parents and employers are still dragging their feet. This infographic shows statistics on how much time workers waste on Facebook and how teens put themselves at risk,... [SocialTimes.com]

Tumblr App Update Allows Sharing to Twitter, Facebook, Email - Posted April 24, 2013
Tumblr released an update for iOS today that allows users to share a post using other social media without leaving the app. "Now you can do more than just reblog when you find something you love on Tumblr for iPhone and iPad," the company said in a b... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Where Social TV Fans Live - Posted April 24, 2013
Follow the link to view the story on Storify. [<a href="//storify.com/socialtimes/where-social-tv-fans-live" target="_blank">View the story "Where Social TV Fans Live" on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>Where Social TV Fans Live</h1> <h2>Industry pros share how social media sites kee... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook's Mobile Layout for Business Pages Highlights Location - Posted April 23, 2013
Today Facebook has revealed a new layout for business pages on its mobile application that will help users find businesses while they're on the go. In the new version, a map of the nearest store location, company contact information, customer reviews, check-in data, and the company's business hours are near the top... [SocialTimes.com]

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

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]

'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. ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Food Trucks Put a Literal Spin on Social Media 'Follows': Infographic - Posted April 19, 2013
Food trucks and carts have in recent years gone from being considered "roach coaches" to being a trendy new way to try unfamiliar and novel cuisines, such as Korean-TexMex fusion. Social media have helped fuel their popularity, letting hungry city-dwellers know where they can find their favorite truck on a given... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Visualizing an Alternative Facebook - Posted April 18, 2013
It's a known universal law that if Facebook mentions the word redesign it will trigger an endless murmur of discontent. The latest update to Facebook is slowly being implemented. Despite all of the simplification and prettiness, it leaves a lot to be desired. First, some praises. I love how the new... [SocialTimes.com]

Value of a Facebook Fan Continues to Grow, But Slowly - Posted April 18, 2013
The average value of a Facebook fan to major consumer brands increased is $174, an increase of 28 percent since 2010, according to a study from the social marketing company Syncapse and market research firm Hotspex. The fan counts of bra... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

5 Ways to Go Social for Earth Day - Posted April 18, 2013
Earth Day is on April 22. The event, which started in 1970, was created to demonstrate support and awareness of environmental causes. Earth Day and technology are not things people usually associate with one another. However, social media shines light on events, causes, and holidays. Earth D... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Boston Marathon Explosions | Facebook Anti-Bullying Plea - Posted April 16, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

An inside look at MTV's social strategy for last night's 2013 MTV Movie Awards - Posted April 15, 2013
With more than 143 million Facebook likes and 1.2 million Instagram followers, MTV ranks as one of the biggest brands on both platforms. The network cont... [Lost Remote]

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]

5 Places to Use your Smartphone for Personal Use - Posted April 12, 2013
Let's get personal about our smartphones. We love them for business, and they're a wonderful tool that makes every part of our lives easier. "Whether [you use your smartphone] as a second screen while viewing advertisements, settling a debate at a bar, looking for a specific address, whatever t... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Buys Pulse | Twitter Music App - Posted April 12, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   LinkedIn Acquires Pulse News Reader and Publishing ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Among Teens, Interest in Facebook Falling Significantly - Posted April 10, 2013
Over the past year, the share of teens who said Facebook is the most important social media site for them fell 10 percent, according to a study of teen consumer habits by the investment banking firm Piper Jaffray. Facebook remained the most popular social netw... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Play Update | GM Likes Facebook Again - Posted April 10, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Blab Launches Social Analytics It Says Can Peer Into the Future - Posted April 9, 2013
Seattle start-up Blab launched a public beta today for a social analytics tool that it claims can predict the future of social conversations. The tool listens in to 60 million conversations taking place on some 50,000 websites, using... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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 list) will start meeting some friction. As noticed by an AllFacebook reader and social media expert Mari Smith, Facebook is restricting invitations on events. Now, users can ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Is Facebook Ruining Our Social Skills? [Infographic] - Posted April 8, 2013
Facebook creates an alternate reality where friends from childhood, high school, college, and beyond can co-exist on one page. It's convenient, but is it healthy? This infographic explores the not-so-social side of the social network. Some studies link Facebook to feelings of anxiety or envy, marital problems, and poor performance in school. Others... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Evernote Expands Social Functionality With Two App Updates - Posted April 5, 2013
Evernote iOS apps now allow users to scan business cards and make dinner reservations. Yesterday, Evernote launched an update for its ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Netflix to Bring Back 'Arrested Development' on May 26 - Posted April 4, 2013
As promised, Netflix has resurrected the critically acclaimed, but short-lived sitcom "Arrested Development." Today the company announced the release of 15 new episodes beginning May 26, 2013. In the reboot, original cast members including Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, and Portia de Rossi will reprise their roles as members of the... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Behavior: It's About Time [Infographic] - Posted April 3, 2013
Internet users spent 30 billion more minutes on social media in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to a recent study. That's an increase of 37 percent. Where are they spending their time? Digital marketing agency iAcquire partnered with SurveyMonkey to measure the social behavior of internet users. The researchers learned that... [SocialTimes.com]

SEC: Social Networks Are Safe Place to Make Corporate Disclosures - Posted April 2, 2013
The Securities and Exchange Commission has given the green light for companies to use social networks instead of press releases to disclose business information as long as investors have been notified which network will be used. The ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

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 you 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... [Lost Remote]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Turn Your Facebook Profile Or Page Into A TV Show With Stevie - Posted March 28, 2013
Stevie, the online video platform that turns your Facebook and Twitter feeds into a personalized TV show, now lets you turn personal Facebook profiles or business pages into their own social TV channels. The new feature turns any profile or page into a lean back experie... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Tells Architect Frank Gehry to Tone it Down - Posted March 28, 2013
[caption id="attachment_122672" align="alignright" width="300"] Disney Hall, Anton Oparin / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Facebook's second campus in Menlo Park will ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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: ... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Michael Bloomberg Still Hates Social Networking, Says Things Like 'Re-Facebooked' - Posted March 26, 2013
Michael Bloomberg has never been shy about admitting his utter disdain for social networking. Given the opportunity to comment about Twitter or Facebook, Bloomberg will trash... [Fishbowl NY]

Michael Bloomberg Still Hates Social Networking, Says Things Like 'Re-Facebooked' - Posted March 26, 2013
Michael Bloomberg has never been shy about admitting his utter disdain for social networking. Given the opportunity to comment about Twitter or Facebook, Bloomberg will trash... [FishbowlNY]

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]

From Pigeons to Twitter: The Evolution of Communication [Infographic] - Posted March 25, 2013
Today communication is easier than it's ever been before. If we want to get in touch with someone we can pick up the phone, send an email or message on Facebook or send our message in a 140-character tweet. A fun ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Sued Again | Apple Buys WiFiSlam - Posted March 25, 2013
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

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)... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga, Facebook Drifting | Verizon Cross-Platform SMS - Posted March 22, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Skinny on How Weight Watchers Uses Social Media - Posted March 22, 2013
Did you know that the first social media platform Weight Watchers used was MySpace in 2008? It then launched Facebook and Twitter in 2009. Today the company has both an internal team and an agency that provides social media support. SocialTimes recently caught up with Lee Hurley, vice president of social... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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 ... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Marketing Firm Dachis Group Raises $7.5 Million Series C Funding - Posted March 20, 2013
Dachis Group, which helps brands with Facebook marketing, ... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

How Non-Profits Can Use Facebook: Grooming Tips from 'Movember' - Posted March 20, 2013
Every November, men all over the world let their facial hair down to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men's health. Participants, or "Mo Bros," grow mustaches to get people to sponsor them. With the help of their "Mo Sistas," the "Mo Bros" spread the word on Facebook through photos... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Can Facebook Graph Search Make You Money? [Infographic] - Posted March 19, 2013
Brace yourselves: Facebook's personalized search engine, Graph Search, is coming to a wall near you. In this infographic, you'll learn how the tool evolved out of Facebook's relationship with Bing, how the search function will benefit small business owners, and what you should be doing on your page right now to get... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Facebook Needs An 'I Don't Care' Button [Infographic] - Posted March 19, 2013
When browsing through your Facebook newsfeed, how often do you come across friends' posts that you just don't care about? Who cares what your cousin ate for lunch, or that your neighbor hasn't done his laundry in three weeks? That's why, according to themaplekind.com... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Simon Cowell YouTube Contest | Pinterest Redesign - Posted March 19, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

14 Ways To Boost Visibility & Inspire Sharing On Facebook [infographic] - Posted March 18, 2013
When it comes to spreading the word about your brand on Facebook, posting good content that people will be inspired to share is vital. But Facebook success isn't only about the content you're sharing - it's also about the way you share it, from the voice to the images, timing... [SocialTimes.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... [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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Reader | March Madness - Posted March 18, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Petition to Save Google Reader Reaches 100,000 Signat... [SocialTimes.com]

Lifetime promotes The Client List, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, with "Month of Love" campaign - Posted March 17, 2013
To promote the return of The Client List, which features Jennifer Love Hewitt and had its season two premier last night, Lifetime has been run... [Lost Remote]

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]

8 Ways to Stay Connected During the LA Marathon - Posted March 15, 2013
The Los Angeles Marathon is this Sunday, March 17, 2013. Thanks to social media, there are a variety of apps runners can use to keep their friends and family posted on their progress. 1. The Marathon Tracki... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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 to Follow Other Social Nets by Using Hashtags - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook is bringing hashtags to its social networking service, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The symbol (#) used for grouping social media posts by topic has long been in use by other networks including Ins... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Netflix Rolls Out Facebook Integration For U.S. Members - Posted March 13, 2013
Late last year, Netflix announced that it would be introducing social features for U.S. users in 2013. The day has arrived and Cameron Johnson, director of product innovation at Netflix, writes on the Netflix blog, "Starting today, Netflix members in the U.S. can share their favorite shows and movies on... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn SlideShare Ads | Social Ad Disclosures - Posted March 13, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare's Future | Child Trafficking on Facebook? - Posted March 12, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Soldsie Raises $1 Million to Turn Facebook Comments into Dollar Signs - Posted March 6, 2013
Soldsie, a service for making purchases within Facebook comments, has raised $1 million from FundersClub 500 Startups, and e.ventures, the company announced today. The purchasing method mimics the natural interactions that people have with their friends on Facebook. "It's fun, ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Why Facebook Is Actually Good for Productivity at Work - Posted March 5, 2013
By Maggie Foggin, co-founder of Frostbox. Unless you are a bus driver or a professional tightrope walker, checking Facebook at work may actually be productive. This post may just be used against me pretty soon, but at Frostbox we actively encourage... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter's Dorsey Worth $1B | Facebook News Feed - Posted March 5, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Infographic: How to Use Facebook for Recruiting - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook is testing a feature called Graph Search that helps you locate people by their interests, real-world connections, and locations. This infographic explores how to use the tool for recruiting. Currently, 47 percent of new hires through social media are referred through Facebook, which puts the social network ahead of LinkedIn and... [SocialTimes.com]

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. ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook News Feed | Yelp Display Ads - Posted March 4, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Author Jackie Collins Talks Celebrity Tweets, Hot Guys on Pinterest - Posted February 28, 2013
New York Times best-selling author Jackie Collins knows a thing or two about being social. The novelist, who recently released her 29th novel, The Power Trip, is known for her glamorous, s... [SocialTimes.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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gay Marriage Support | Groupon Earnings - Posted February 28, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filing... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Event Etiquette: When Should I Tweet? - Posted February 27, 2013
To tweet or not to tweet? That is the question. We live in a social world and often times that means it's not only okay to tweet at events, it's encouraged. But with all the meetups, conferences, mixers, and more, how do you determine when it's good to tweet and... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Explained By Adorable Cats [Graphic] - Posted February 26, 2013
Everybody loves cats and everybody loves social media, so it's only fitting that Avalaunch Media has created a graphic explaining social media...with cats! The graphic, "SOCIAL MEowDIA EXPLAINE... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Sandy Hook Pages | Viddy Layoffs - Posted February 26, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Facebook To Remove Exploitative Sandy Hook Tribute Pag... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Cheat Sheet: Sizing Photos for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube - Posted February 20, 2013
Three of the top social networks have undergone a redesign in the last year. This social media cheat sheet details the image sizes you'll need for your Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. In February 2012, Facebook updated the look of its Timeline for Pages to include cover photos and featured posts, among... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Pushes Ahead With Search of Facebook Photos - Posted February 19, 2013
Bing is continuing to improve on its specialized search engine for Facebook photos, gussying up the feature's user interface and supporting a slideshow view. Users who connect their Facebook accounts to Bing can use the ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Maker's Mark Won't Cut Alcohol Levels Thanks To Social Media - Posted February 19, 2013
Earlier this month, Maker's Mark announced that they would be reducing the alcohol content (ABV) of their bourbon from 45 percent, or 90 proof, to 42 percent, or 84 proof, due to a supply shortage. Following the announcement, the company faced a social media backlash, with a barrage of less-than-friendly... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Job Search | Burger King Hacked - Posted February 19, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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]

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 ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

True Story: I Faked a Baby on Facebook - Posted February 13, 2013
My baby has my green-gray eyes and her father's curls. Little Katy Perry is truly a gift of our love, or rather the photo morphing tool that we used to create her image and then post it on Facebook. Needless to say, my husband and I have some explaining to do... [SocialTimes.com]

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, ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: State of the Union | Dorner Social Media Support - Posted February 13, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

While Twitter doubles down on TV, Facebook reminds everyone it's still a big player - Posted February 12, 2013
Facebook is notoriously quiet about its internal numbers, but VP Dan Rose revealed a few TV statistics during his talk at the All Things D conference today. He said they counted 54 million Super Bowl mentions and 20 million for the Grammys. If we assume those... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

KSL Reporter Has Photos Hijacked for Online 'Catfishing' Scam - Posted February 12, 2013
Andrew Adams, multi-media journalist for Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL, ... [TVSpy]

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]

eGifter Raises Seed Funds to Share in Facebook's Social Gift Card Ecosystem - Posted February 11, 2013
Facebook's entry into the gift card market hasn't stopped third parties from using the network for social gifting. GroupGifting.com has rai... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Twitter, Facebook Did Not Make Fast Company's List of Innovative Companies - Posted February 11, 2013
Fast Company today released its annual list of the 50 most innovative companies. While smaller social networks like Pinterest made the cut, Facebook and Twitter were noticeably absent this year. Why? "Neither produced inno... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: Billion-Dollar Startups - Posted February 11, 2013
Price tags for social media companies have skyrocketed since Facebook debuted in 2004. These startups were valued at a billion dollars or more. This infographic from staff.com compares the company founding dates, estimated value, number of employees, and total capital raised for 13 companies from Facebook through Instagram. Facebook's market value is... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Sponsored Posts | Google+ Audio - Posted February 8, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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 -- ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Tumblr Adds Real-Time Social Notifications - Posted February 6, 2013
Is Tumblr a blogging platform, a photo-sharing service or a social network? The company leaned closer to social network today, adding real-time notifications that users can see from their Tumblr dashboard. The notifications show activity by those the user follows on Tumblr. Tiny pop-up windows appear and then fade away, much... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Facebook Could Be Bigger Than China By 2016 - Posted February 5, 2013
Facebook can't legally get into China, but in a few years, the social network might be bigger than the country. A new blog post from... [Lost Remote]

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]

Pew Study Hints at Facebook Fatigue Among U.S. Users - Posted February 5, 2013
Two-thirds of adult Americans online uses Facebook, but just 8 percent of non-users are interested in joining the social network, while 61 percent of current users have at some point walked away from the site for a period of several weeks or more, a... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Happy Birthday, Facebook | Twitter Acquisition - Posted February 5, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Infographic: If Social Media Users Chose the Headliners for Coachella - Posted February 4, 2013
People who love the 80s and 90s are going love this year's lineup at Coachella, Southern California's epic music festival in the desert city of Indio. Seasoned acts like Blur, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, and the Stone Roses will occupy the main stages this coming April. We're not complaining about... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Infographic: McAfee Promotes Safe Social Networking - Posted February 4, 2013
In today's digital world, there's even more to worry about when you break up with a partner. McAfee is recommending safe social media practices to abide by to help limit the digital damage. And keep in mind that your ex is more likely to look at your Facebook page after you... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Super Bowl | Twitter Data Breach - Posted February 4, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Think Like Zuck: How TV execs can learn from Ekaterina Walter's bestselling book - Posted February 3, 2013
Passion, purpose, people, product, and partnerships. Mark Zuckerberg embodied and employed these five "P's" to help build Facebook. In amazing detail, ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Super Bowl | Twitter Outage - Posted February 1, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 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 ... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Ark Finds Social Search Niche Between Facebook, Google - Posted January 30, 2013
Google and Facebook are at war over search. Can multi-graph provider Ark help you from becoming collateral damage? Neither Google nor Facebook are neutral providers of social search information. Bot... [SocialTimes.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]

How to Run a Valentine's Day Pinterest Promotion - Posted January 29, 2013
The aisles at the drugstore are already filled with candy hearts and paper valentines. Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away and Pinterest is the place to be for red and pink-hued inspiration. In a webinar earlier today, Pinfluencer's Alex Littlewood outlined some best practices for running a Valentine's Day... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Can HootSuite Predict the Winner of the Super Bowl XLVII? - Posted January 28, 2013
HootSuite today announced the launch of its social media command center for the Super Bowl game on February 3. The dashboard is the official social media management system for the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee, done in partnership with FSC Interactive. Fans can see how the Baltimore Ravens stack up against... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Google+ Passes Twitter to Become Second Largest Social Network, Study Finds - Posted January 28, 2013
Google+ has surpassed Twitter in the number of active users to become the number two social platform, according to a study by the GlobalWebIndex. To come up with the numbers, the analys... [SocialTimes.com]

How Facebook's Graph Search Could Beat Google, Yelp in Local Search - Posted January 28, 2013
By Chris Warden In the days before Facebook announced Graph Search, widespread speculation that we could be in for a huge announcement - such as "The Facebook Phone" - sent investors into a frenzy and drove the price of FB stock to its 52-week high. Once the announcement was made, it seems... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Valuation | Square Resignation - Posted January 28, 2013
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In major upgrade, CNN iReport makes use of Facebook's Open Graph technology - Posted January 26, 2013
As citizen journalism grows in popularity, CNN iReport continues to assert itself as a go-to platform for people to contribute breaking news stories. Last November, we wrote about ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook's Public Policy Manager to Join Uber - Posted January 25, 2013
Facebook public policy manager Cory C. Owens announced today that he is leaving the social network to take on the taxi industry for Uber. Owens will leave his office in Washington, D.C. to join the car service company at its headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Although Owens told his followers on ... [SocialTimes.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]

Early Facebook Employees Launch Foundation To Promote Asian American Artists - Posted January 25, 2013
After helping Facebook become one of the most popular destinations on the Internet, three of the social network's early employees now have a more bene... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Vine Launch | Zuck Hosting Christie Fundraiser - Posted January 25, 2013
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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]

What Do Your Social Media Posts Say About Your Mental Health? - Posted January 24, 2013
[caption id="attachment_117144" align="alignleft" width="188"] Elizabeth Martin, doctoral student in MU's psychological science department in the College of Arts and Science. Photo courtesy of MU.[/caption] Psychologists and therapists may one day use activity on social media sites like Facebook to gauge a patients' mental ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Facebook more than triples Twitter's TV influence, finds survey - Posted January 24, 2013
We all know that Twitter is a big TV driver, thanks to the open nature of the platform and the company's relentless efforts to work with the industry. But Facebook has always been a bit of a mystery. The majority of interactions on Facebook are private, and until rece... [Lost Remote]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Quora Blogs | Google Image Search - Posted January 24, 2013
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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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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. ... [PRNewser]

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]

Quora Users Debate Facebook Search's Impact on Search and Recommendation Services - Posted January 22, 2013
As social search and recommendations company share prices fell due to concerns that ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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 that these social channels create. Market... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Follow the Inauguration | Panoramic Tumblr - Posted January 21, 2013
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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... [AgencySpy]

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]

Deciphering the New Facebook Graph & What It Means For Your Career - Posted January 18, 2013
Facebook announced their new graph search and immediately users started thinking about their entire history on the site. Well, when it comes to job hunting or upward mobility in your career, there are a few things to keep in mind. For starters, like companies you may want to work for. Get schoo... [TVNewser]

Google+ Expands Its Mobile Presence as Facebook and Bing Take On Search - Posted January 18, 2013
Google+ is now accessible in 48 more countries and territories, thanks to an update to its iPad and iPhone app. In the last week, Facebook and Bing have edged into Google's territory with new options for social search. Bing ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bing-Facebook Integration | Foursquare Map - Posted January 18, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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, ... [PRNewser]

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, ... [AgencySpy]

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]

Infographic: Mobile Users Spend More Time on Facebook than Google - Posted January 17, 2013
Mobile users spend more than 8 minutes per month on Facebook, say the makers of this infographic. That's more time than they spend on Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft. Qwaya created this visualization of data from Facebook, Nielsen, and comScore to show just how much social media usage has grown on mobile devices. The... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

The 100 Most Social-Savvy MBA Schools in 2013 - Posted January 16, 2013
To show how different MBA programs use social media to attract new students, the business organization Online MBA Page.com has published a list of the ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Ex-Redditor Dies | Golden Globes Live-Tweets - Posted January 14, 2013
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Facebook to Help Page Admins Get More Likes with 'Promoted Pages' - Posted January 11, 2013
Facebook page administrators will now be able to create and distribute ads for their entire pages, not just their posts. As our sibling blog InsideFacebook reported earlier today, the new feature could potentially help companies get more li... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Sammy Sosa on Pinterest | Wikivoyage Nears - Posted January 11, 2013
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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... [PRNewser]

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 -- ... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Teens Like Tumblr | Facebook Shares Up - Posted January 10, 2013
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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]

Social Networks, Particularly Facebook, Suffer From Low Customer Satisfaction - Posted January 9, 2013
At the close of 2012, the industries with the lowest customer satisfaction were airlines, print newspapers, cable television and social media, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, an annua... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

More Teens Are on Tumblr than Facebook or Instagram, Survey Finds - Posted January 9, 2013
Facebook is starting to show its age, according to a recent survey of younger social media users. The shocker? Tumblr was the most popular network, beating out not only Facebook, but also its newly acquired image-sharing site, Instagram. Posterous co-founder Gary Tan ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Vietnam, Brazil Are Among Facebook's Fastest-Growing Countries - Posted January 8, 2013
Facebook is increasingly becoming an international phenomenon, as Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said t... [Lost Remote]

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... [Lost Remote]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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]

Why Facebook Advertisers Spend More on Mobile - Posted January 7, 2013
Advertisers are spending 20.3 percent of their Facebook budgets on mobile ads, according to new data from Kenshoo Social. The company's analysis of two million Facebook ad clicks and conversions also revealed that ad spends vary dramatically between Android and iOS devices. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Library of Tweets | Facebook Pages Manager - Posted January 7, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

A second screen New Year's - Posted January 5, 2013
Whether you were among the thousands of people in Times Square waiting for the ball to drop or halfway around the world, this past year you had the opportunity to experience New Year's Eve like never before. The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, organizers o... [Lost Remote]

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... [Lost Remote]

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]

'Offensive Combat' to Bring Hardcore Gaming to Facebook - Posted January 4, 2013
Casual farmers and poker players on Facebook will have to make room for the first-person shooters of the hardcore gaming variety: "Offensive Combat," the latest title from U4iA Games, has emerged from its soft launch with 510,000 monthly average users, the company announce... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [AgencySpy]

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 ... [PRNewser]

5 Social Media Solutions for Managing Your Own Death - Posted January 3, 2013
So what if the Mayans were wrong? Just because the world didn't end on Dec. 21, 2012 doesn't mean it can't end for you at any moment. Prepare your digital afterlife with these five tools. 1. MyOwnEulogy.com With all the crying, han... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: How Social Media Users Rang in the New Year - Posted January 3, 2013
Where were you on New Year's Eve: Facebook or Twitter? Celebrations were a popular topic that night, according to analysts at Viralheat. When the clock struck midnight, there were 25,855 mentions of fireworks alone. This visualization of New Year's Eve trends combines statistics from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, video, blogs, and the... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Privacy | 'Tumblr' Tops 'Blog' - Posted January 3, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Study: Sometimes a TV is Just a TV - Posted December 28, 2012
Despite a growing trend of connecting TV sets to the internet so viewers can watch TV and surf the web, a recent study shows consumers are using their new connected TVs to do one thing, watch TV. The ... [TVSpy]

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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tablet Reading Up | Mars Curiosity Badge - Posted December 28, 2012
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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]

How Many Facebook Apps Gained Access To Your Personal Info In 2012? - Posted December 27, 2012
How many Facebook apps do you think gained access to your personal info this year? How many have you given permission to post in your name? How many can access your inbox or contacts? How many know your location? The New Year is the the perfect time... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Netflix | Yelp Reaction - Posted December 27, 2012
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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]

People Are Still Using Google to Find their Social Accounts, Study Reveals - Posted December 26, 2012
Americans still use Google to find their favorite social networks, according to a report by Exp... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister on 'Digital Etiquette' - Posted December 26, 2012
The Zuckerberg family has learned the hard way that Facebook's privacy settings can't stop friends and followers from sharing pictures that were meant to be private. Shortly after Christmas, a family photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, his sister Randi Zuckerberg, and other members of the family gathered aroun... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Klout 2012 Stats | 'Ho Ho HootSuite' - Posted December 26, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Most Influ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Offerpop helped make 'Ru Paul's All Star Drag Race' and 'Jersey Shore' more social - Posted December 25, 2012
Offerpop, describes its servies as a way to "run best-of-breed social campaigns, optimize posts, and get actionable fan data - all from on... [Lost Remote]

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]

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,... [SocialTimes.com]

Most Influential People, Companies and Cities of 2012 [Infographic] - Posted December 25, 2012
Klout, a service that ranks social network account holders for their influence, released a list of the most influential people, companies, products and cities of 2012. The results jibe with the most search-for terms of the year. The iPhone was the big winner in products. And Facebook... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Quora's Future | Google Phone - Posted December 24, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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 a seasoned social media guru 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 nigh... [Lost Remote]

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... [Lost Remote]

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 Boosts Competition With LinkedIn With Paid Messages - Posted December 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_114161" align="alignleft" width="222"] Norma Cornes / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Facebook testing a feature in which users can pay $1 to ensure that a message goes to another user's inbox and generates a notification, as ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Facebook Kills the 'Via' Attribution Link on Page Posts - Posted December 20, 2012
Facebook is setting a precedent for other social media sites by ending the controversial practice of adding third-party attribution links on feed stories. Starting tomorrow, those links that say things like "-via HootSuite" or "-via Buffer" will no longer show up when you auto-post an update to your brand Page, according to... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tweet Downloads | Web Ads for Minors - Posted December 20, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Foursquare Recommends, With a Little Help From Your Facebook Friends - Posted December 19, 2012
Foursquare unrolled deeper Facebook integration today by highlighting venues users' Facebook friends have engaged with on Foursquare. Foursquare will use public activi... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Weather.com Launches Extreme Weather Report for Your Facebook Friends - Posted December 19, 2012
Where will you be when the next Snowpocalypse or Frankenstorm hits your town? Somewhere safe and dry, yes, but you might also be glued to your phone for weather updates and text messages from all of your nosy friends. The Weather Channel is on to you. Today on weather.com, you'll find the severe... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Privacy | Apple-Foursquare Talks? - Posted December 19, 2012
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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]

Infographic: Do You Use Social Media on the Toilet? - Posted December 18, 2012
We complain all the time about the crap people post on the internet: the mushy love posts, the strong political views, and the enticing videos that turn out to be spam. Has anyone ever asked where those posts are coming from? According to the makers of this infographic, 1 in every... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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]

Report: Facebook to go after TV dollars with autoplay video advertising - Posted December 18, 2012
Facebook has immense reach and unprecedented targeting capability, but it's been only mildly successful with online (and now mobile) advertising. But what if those strengths were applied to video? We may soon find out, as ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Capture | Social Advertising - Posted December 18, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   New App Optimizes Your i... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Massachusetts Slaps $5M Fine On Morgan Stanley Over Facebook IPO - Posted December 17, 2012
Morgan Stanley, which served as one of the lead underwriters for Facebook's much-hyped initial public offering, is coming under scrutiny by the ... [Lost Remote]

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]

What You Need to Know About Instagram's Policy Changes - Posted December 17, 2012
Instagram is giving users a preview of its new Terms of Use, which go into effect on January 16, 2013. The move follows an update of Facebook's policies to allow data sharing between the social network and its newly acquired photo-sharing service. In addition t... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Infographic: The Social Profiles of Inc. 500 CEOs vs. Fortune 500 CEOs - Posted December 14, 2012
This infographic explores the social lives of nationally ranked businesses' chief executives -- and by social, we mean how willing they are to participate on social media sites. It turns out that Inc. 500 leaders are the most social of the two groups: 79 percent of Inc. 500 CEOs have a social... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

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? ... [Lost Remote]

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

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... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

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)? ... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter-Pinterest Integration | HootSuite Apps - Posted December 12, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Find a New Book Written by a GalleyCat Reader - Posted December 11, 2012
Looking for a new book? Follow this link to explore our permanent Coming Attractions collection, a growing list of books written by GalleyCat readers. We've sorted the list a... [GalleyCat]

Infographic: The Future of Social Commerce - Posted December 11, 2012
The future of social commerce is not in traffic referrals from Facebook, Twitter, or even Pinterest, but in socially enabled e-commerce sites like Fab, say researchers at 8th Bridge. In the 2012 Social Commerce IQ Retail report, released today, research showed that the most successful internet retailers combine branding on social... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Filters | Bing Changes - Posted December 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.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 ... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Yelp Review | LinkedIn [in]cubator - Posted December 10, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Share Your New Book with GalleyCat Readers - Posted December 7, 2012
Want to share your book with GalleyCat readers? We've upgraded our New Books page on Facebook where all our readers can share their new and upcoming work. We receive an overwhelming amount of information about new books at GalleyCat, but we can only write about a tiny fraction of these ne... [GalleyCat]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Spotify Updates | Foursquare Events - Posted December 7, 2012
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Mark Pincus Says Zynga and Facebook Are 'Still BFFs' - Posted December 5, 2012
Today Zynga co-founder and CEO Mark Pincus appeared on "CBS This Morning" to reassure co-hosts Charlie Rose and Gayle King that after its struggles with disappointing earnings and an overall shift from desktop to mobile, the gaming company and Facebook are "still BFFs," restoring friendship to Social Media Land and goodwill... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [AgencySpy]

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]

Social Network Usage Continues to Grow, But Facebook Draws Fewer Visitors - Posted December 3, 2012
[caption id="attachment_112265" align="alignleft" width="300"] venimo / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Time spent on social networks nearly doubled on tablets over the past year and time spent overall also grew, but Facebook drew 4 percent fewer unique visitors, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Hoax | FamilyLeaf - Posted December 3, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Man Fools More Than 500,000 Facebook Users Pretending to be Lotter... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Search Through Your Facebook History With Archify - Posted November 30, 2012
So you remember there was 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... [Lost Remote]

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 Posts Guide for Incoming Members of Congress - Posted November 30, 2012
When members of the 113th Congress are sworn into office this coming January, they'll have a chance to build on the social media tools that made the 2012 presidential elections so dynamic online. Facebook is already throwing its hat into the ring with a new guide for Congress members on best practices... [SocialTimes.com]

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 "... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tumblr Analytics | U.N. Twitter Typo - Posted November 30, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: #My2K | Google+ vs. Facebook - Posted November 29, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

PageLever's Competitive Streams Offers Real-Time Facebook Analytics On The Competition - Posted November 27, 2012
Earlier this month, PageLever launched Now, allowing Facebook page administrators to see statistics about their pages in real-time... [Lost Remote]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy | Tumblr Grows - Posted November 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Success of Status Shuffle App Shows That Users Want Entertainment on Facebook - Posted November 21, 2012
The Status Shuffle app, which has 1.8 million unique iPhone installations and 3.5 million monthly unique users on Facebook.com, was designed to help users create clever status updates for Facebook but it's taken off as a source of entertainment, according to Social Graph Studios CEO ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Tech | Pinterest Calendar - Posted November 21, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 Supports American-European Child Internet Safety Agreement - Posted November 20, 2012
Facebook has lent its support to a child Internet safety pact signed Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Ho... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mumbai Arrests Over Facebook Post | Amazon Posts - Posted November 20, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Sidecastr update allows synched conversations with Facebook friends even when you can't watch together - Posted November 16, 2012
Sidecastr has continued to grow in popularity by focusing heavily on curation for the second screen (available to download for iPad here). ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Sports Illustrated Asks Facebook Fans To Vote On Year-End Awards - Posted November 14, 2012
Several brands on Facebook are getting into the act of crowdsourcing. Count Sports Illustrated in that group. For the second year in a row, the magazine is ... [Lost Remote]

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]

Facebook's Social Jobs App Could Be a LinkedIn Killer - Posted November 14, 2012
Facebook's partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor to use social media to get Americans back to work might be a disaster for the ruling professional network, LinkedIn. Today, the Social Jobs Partnership launched a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Vimeo Paywall | Twitter Hire - Posted November 14, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Vimeo Shows Off New Paywall Vide... [SocialTimes.com]

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. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Homework | Target Practice | Wordplay [Podcast] - Posted November 13, 2012
On this week's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog talked about what a weird coincidence it was that technology was able to bring our offices, Facebook posts from HootSuite's enterprise clients, and the spoken-word poetry of William Shatner that much closer t... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Couples Pages: Dumb Idea or The Dumbest Idea? - Posted November 13, 2012
Today BostonInno asks a crucial question: "Are Facebook's New '... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Why Word Of Mouth Marketing Works On Facebook [Infographic] - Posted November 8, 2012
With over a billion users, Facebook is chock-full of potential clients, customers and fans for businesses of all sizes. A new infographic from Ambassador takes a look at how businesses are finding ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Why Instagram's Web Profiles Could Benefit News Organizations - Posted November 8, 2012
Earlier this week, Instagram announced that it would be bringing its profile pages to the Web. Currently, Instagram has been a mobile-only entity, where users could upload images only through their mobile devices and browse friends' and brands' pages only through mobile devices. Now, this is going to change, according... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Mini | Tweetdeck | Election - Posted November 8, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   iPad Mini Retina Rumor Arrives Early (CNET) Just ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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. ... [Lost Remote]

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]

10 Social Media Statistics That Will Blow your Mind [Video] - Posted November 7, 2012
Each year Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics, releases a sweet infographic-style video with the latest and greatest social media stats called 'Social Media Revolution'. The latest installment, 'Socia... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Reuters Sent Memo to Employees Regarding Social Media Guidelines During Election Night - Posted November 7, 2012
Since social media is a constant part of our lives, soon it'll be hard to imagine an election without its presence, right? As such, it's no surprise that media giants like Reuters reminded staffs about social media rules during election night. As pointed out by ... [TVNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Obama Tweet | Facebook Gifts | Google Search - Posted November 7, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

Kenshoo, the Marketing Software Provider for Facebook, Kayak, and Zappos, Raises $12 Million - Posted November 5, 2012
The digital marketing software company behind companies like Facebook, Kayak, and Zappos has its eye on international markets and enhanced products. Kenshoo has announced a $12 million late-stage funding round led by Tenaya Capital, with participation from existing Kenshoo investors ... [SocialTimes.com]

Find Out How Many People With Your Name Have Already Voted - Posted November 5, 2012
Voting is always important, and it is especially important in an election that is predicted to be as close as tomorrow's Presidential election. In order to get the vote out and stress the importance of each and every individual showing up at the polls, the Obama campaign has launched a... [SocialTimes.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... [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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Pres. Election | Hurricane Sandy | Twitter Copyright - Posted November 5, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

HootSuite Counts Down to Election Day with Launch of Dedicated Command Center - Posted November 2, 2012
The debates are over, but the presidential elections are just getting started. Social media monitoring service HootSuite has set up a command center for the 2012 presidential elections that tracks the activities of both candidates, the company announced today. The 2012 Election Tracker gives viewers minute-to-minute updates on voter sentiment on... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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]

Microsoft Revamps Twitter, Facebook, Skype Apps for Windows Phone 8 - Posted October 29, 2012
The Windows Phone 8 platform is here, and along with it, Microsoft has announced updates to its mobile apps for Twitter, Facebook, and Skype. According to a report by ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bulgarian Blogger | Hurricane Sandy | Social Campaiging - Posted October 29, 2012
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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]

What Kind Of Social Media Zombie Are You? [Infographic] - Posted October 26, 2012
If you're still preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, I've got news for you--the Zombie Apocalypse is already here! Social media has turned many of us into zombies already. We check out Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest incessantly and Confused.com has created a sweet ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Microsoft Event | Facebook Ads | LinkedIn Video Ads - Posted October 26, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gain | Zynga Bounce | News.me Apps - Posted October 25, 2012
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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]

Skype Introduces Facebook Login - Posted October 24, 2012
In an update of its desktop clients, Skype is boosting ease of use by supporting Facebook login and multiple chat windows. With all chats funneled into different tabs in the same window, it's easy for a user to lose track of which message is happening in which chat room. Given the service's... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Horses and Bayonets | Facebook Earnings | Twitter Tests - Posted October 23, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck Speaks | iPad Mini | Instagram-Twitter Integration - Posted October 22, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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... [Lost Remote]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Bodyform Responds To Man's Facebook Rant, Reveals The Truth About "That Time Of The Month" [Video] - Posted October 16, 2012
Earlier this month, Facebook user Richard Neill posted a rant on the Bodyform Facebook page, a British sanitary napkin brand. In the rant, which has racked up over 84,000 likes to date, Neill calls out Bodyform for false advertising--for making "... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Glitch | Foursquare Search | Etsy Accusations - Posted October 16, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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]

Trendrr secures patent for data processing methods - Posted October 15, 2012
Trendrr has made a big announcement today, one that is sure to help their services grow in the long term. The social TV analytics company has announced that "the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company U.S. Patent No. 8,271,429, which protects the data collection and web-based display... [Lost Remote]

Don't Tag Me! - Posted October 15, 2012
Facebook users upload more than 250 million photos every day, with a record-breaking 750 million photos uploaded over New Year's weekend in 2010. If you haven't had a negative experience related to your Fac... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Space Jump on YouTube | Reddit Ban | Zynga Lawsuit - Posted October 15, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Staffing | LinkedIn Ruling | Facebook Offer - Posted October 9, 2012
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How Much More Can Facebook Grow? - Posted October 8, 2012
As you've likely heard, Facebook now has 1 billion users. Now the countdown to 2 billion can begin, but when could the social netw... [Lost Remote]

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 Commercial Spoof: Forget Chairs...Toilets Are Like Facebook! - Posted October 8, 2012
By now you've probably seen the new Facebook commercial--you know that less than awesome homage to chairs and the fact that chairs are like Facebook because they bring people together? Well, the Facebook commercial has racked up nearly 1 million views on YouTube and, although ratings and comments have been... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

More Job Seekers Use Facebook to Find Work than LinkedIn [Infographic] - Posted October 8, 2012
In 2012, 88 percent of job seekers have at least one social media profile, according to a recent survey. Surprisingly, Facebook was the number one platform people used to find work this year, beating the strictly professional network, LinkedIn. From Sept. 5 through 7, recruiting platform Jobvite surveyed 2,108 adults, 1,266 of... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Spotify Losses | British PM on Twitter | Facebook Suit - Posted October 8, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [Lost Remote]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga Down | 1B Facebook Users | @LadyGaga Milestone - Posted October 5, 2012
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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]

NBC's Matt Lauer Asks Mark Zuckerberg a Billion-Dollar Question - Posted October 4, 2012
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the "Today" show this morning with the news that the social network had surpassed one billion users. Matt Lauer's response? "If a company has a billion customers, how can they not be killing it making money?" Replied Zuckerberg,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Presidential Debate | Promoted Posts | Est e Lauder - Posted October 4, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Pitch | LinkedIn Follows | Wii Social Network - Posted October 3, 2012
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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 Why 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... [TVSpy]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gifts | YouTube Video | Twitter in Search - Posted September 28, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.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 Engagement Is On The Decline & Other Surprising Facts About Opt-In Video Advertising - Posted September 27, 2012
Today Jun Group, the leading incentivized video ad platform, has released a report on The State of Opt-In Video and Consumer Engagement, which takes a look at how advertisers are using opt-in video to drive consumer engagement. The report showed some... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Nooks | Facebook Purge | Twitter Feed Insert - Posted September 27, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Arrest Order | Facebook SDK | Twitter Contacts - Posted September 26, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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]

Friends of Friends: Inside the Advertising World of Facebook - Posted September 25, 2012
Facebook describes its advertising strategy as "word-of-mouth marketing at scale": a turn of phrase that sings an old tune of tupperware parties and unpaid advertising from customers to friends, but actually means neither of the two. Founded in 2004, Facebook has nearly... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Myspace | Facebook Hysteria | Tweeted Movie - Posted September 25, 2012
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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]

The Top 11 Colleges on 6 Social Media Sites [Infographics] - Posted September 24, 2012
Did you know that Harvard has 281 times as many Facebook likes as it does students? Schools are getting social and the latest statistics prove that administrators are branching out beyond Facebook and Twitter to do it. TopCollegesOnline.org tallied up the number of followers, likes, views, and scores for each school on... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Emmys Prank | Hostage Taker Posts | Downloadable Tweets - Posted September 24, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter and IFTTT | Facebook Updates | YouTube Ruling - Posted September 21, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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 "... [PRNewser]

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... [AgencySpy]

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... [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... [GalleyCat]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ad Network | iOS 6 Debut | Teacher Bullying - Posted September 19, 2012
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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]

78% of Couples Would Prefer a Romantic Text Over a Mushy Post on Facebook or Twitter [Infographic] - Posted September 18, 2012
Is it polite to publicly declare your love for your partner on Facebook or Twitter? Maybe not, but according to the latest survey from dating site Zoosk, most people do it, anyway. This infographic shows how people feel about romance online, from their friends' status updates to personal messages from their... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Changes | Facebook Ruling | iPhone 5 - Posted September 18, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Winklevoss Twins Buy Their Way Into Better Stock Tips - Posted September 17, 2012
The Winklevoss twins of "The Social Network" fame have just dropped $1 million in what journalists are calling "Facebook for investors." Launched in 2010, SumZero joins the ranks of StockTwits and Stockr as a place where people can go... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Silence Is Not Golden -- Filmmaker Brings Military Assault Documentary to Facebook - Posted September 17, 2012
Rape is not an easy subject to talk about, but it happens to thousands of men and women in the military every year - the Department of Defense estimates that there were 19,300 sexual assault victims in 2010 alone. Tonight Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick is breaking the silence by... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Video | Occupy Tweets | 'Fancy' Gifting - Posted September 17, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Friday Morning Laughs - A Screaming Sheep & Cat Videos Galore - Posted September 14, 2012
Good morning, folks! Friday is here at last (TGIF!) and, as usual, we've compiled a list of funny videos to brighten up your day as you prepare for the weekend. Today's Friday Morning Laughs includes a funny screaming sheep, a whole lotta cat videos and a hilarious look at... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Ads | Facebook Exchange | New iCloud.com - Posted September 14, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pew Study Looks At Photo, Video Sharing Habits - Posted September 14, 2012
There's a lot of pressure on journalists and news organizations to be everywhere, not just when it comes to feet on the ground reporting but also when it comes to tweets, pins, posts, etc. on all form of social media. We've even encouraged the trend with tips to maximize your presence on... [TVSpy]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuckerberg Speaks | iPhone 5 | 9/11 Anniversary - Posted September 12, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

The Best Times To Post To Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & Other Social Networks [Infographic] - Posted September 11, 2012
When it comes to social media marketing you want to make sure you get the most out of each and every single post you make in terms of reach. One of the best ways to maximize the reach of your social media posts is understanding the best (and worst) times... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

The Social Web Remembers 9/11 Eleven Years Later - Posted September 11, 2012
It seems astonishing that 9/11 happened over a decade ago and today, eleven years after the day that left an indelible mark on America and the rest of the world, the social web is remembering. From YouTube to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and beyond, people are remembering September 11,... [SocialTimes.com]

Nipples on New Yorker Cartoon Prompt a Facebook Ban - Posted September 11, 2012
About 83.4 percent of the time, The New Yorker's cartoons aren't funny. Yet despite that, it's difficult to find something wrong with them, because they're odd and vaguely interesting. Facebook, however, has little trouble picking something upsetting about ... [Fishbowl NY]

Nipples on New Yorker Cartoon Prompt a Facebook Ban - Posted September 11, 2012
About 83.4 percent of the time, The New Yorker's cartoons aren't funny. Yet despite that, it's difficult to find something wrong with them, because they're odd and vaguely interesting. Facebook, however, has little trouble picking something upsetting about ... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: GoDaddy | TechCrunch Disrupt | Assassination Tweet - Posted September 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

What Else Do Romney's and Obama's Facebook Fans Like? [Infographic] - Posted September 10, 2012
If you like President Obama, you might also like "The Colbert Report." That's not much of a surprise, but this social intelligence report has a few other details about who is voting for whom - at least on Facebook. Compass Labs scoured the Facebook pages for both the Republican and Democratic parties,... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Kindle Updates | Instagram Buy | Twitter Self-Serve Ads - Posted September 7, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

WPLG Accused of Cyber Bullying by Star Wars Fans - Posted September 6, 2012
WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami, has issued an apology to local Star Wars fans for offending them by posting a slideshow to the station website showing fans in costume along with with questionable captions. "We apologize to those who we inadvertently offended w... [SocialTimes.com]

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 Resources for GalleyCat Readers - Posted September 5, 2012
The GalleyCat Facebook page has become an important part of our community outreach. In the upper right-hand corner of our blog, we've added a new permanent link to our page on the world's biggest social network. If you want to share your new book with GalleyCat readers, ... [GalleyCat]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuckerberg's Shares | iPhone 5 | WordPress Liveblog - Posted September 5, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Find Your Music Soul Mates & Discover New Music With Serendip - Posted September 4, 2012
Serendip, a social music radio app aimed to help you meet your "music soul mates" and discover new and interesting music from people with similar tastes around the globe, makes its official public launch today. Founded in 2011, Serendip aims to make music discovery m... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch Mitsubishi Run Over Your Most Pretentious Friends On Facebook - Posted September 4, 2012
You know that friend that takes over your Facebook news feed with photos of the expensive meals they're eating, the fancy hotels they're staying in on their fancy vacations, and there all-around awesomeness? We all have a few friends like that and, in a new Facebook campaign, Mitsubishi takes these... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Deal | Obama on Reddit | Twitter Certified - Posted August 30, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: GOP Convention | Facebook Scam | Twitter on TV - Posted August 29, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Sharing Visually on Facebook: How Can It Get Readers to Your Site, Too? - Posted August 27, 2012
I like photos. I tend to "Like" them, too. But despite my "clicks of approval" (read: we never really know what Likes mean), I don't always click through to content when a news org shares an image. Maybe everyone is more systematic than I am, but my Likes are pretty arbitrary. I'm... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bloody Instagram Photo | Facebook Buy | Chris Christie - Posted August 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 To Find People Worth Following on Instagram - Posted August 24, 2012
On Instagram, what you see is what you get: unless you're not seeing anything because you aren't following fellow picture-takers. Instagram is unlike Pinterest, where everything is clearly laid out before you on a screen (and which has ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook iOS App | Reddit Bus Tour | Twitter Developers - Posted August 24, 2012
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Probe | Tumblr Friend-Finder | Donkey Wi-Fi - Posted August 23, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   FTC Ends Investigation on ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tweets Before Death | Facebook Save | College Athletes - Posted August 22, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Thiel Stock | LinkedIn Profiles | Live-Tweeting Swim - Posted August 21, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: No Facebook Deal | AT&T and FaceTime | Zynga Stock - Posted August 20, 2012
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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: ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter API Changes | Instagram Update | New Ustream App - Posted August 17, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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]

What Do Your Social Networking Habits Say About Your Personality? [Infographic] - Posted August 15, 2012
Have you ever stopped to think about the differences in ways that people with different personality types interact with social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? CPP, the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment (MBTI) has put together a great infographic revealing ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Medium Launch | Klout Revamp | Facebook Data Center - Posted August 15, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Paul Ryan Announcement | Olympics on Twitter | Facebook Accusation - Posted August 13, 2012
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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... [AgencySpy]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Fined $22.5M | Facebook Ads | Foursquare Nearby Friends - Posted August 10, 2012
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Fastest Texter | Zynga COO Quits | Pinterest Drops Invites - Posted August 9, 2012
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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]

Infographic Explores Social Media's Influence On Infidelity - Posted August 8, 2012
There are many factors that can lead to a divorce or breakup (sorry to be a Debbie Downer), and it looks like social media is on the rise as one of these factors. A surprising (and maybe a little depressing) new infographic from ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Are Likes Free Speech? | LinkedIn Developer Tools | Twitter Subpoena - Posted August 8, 2012
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

News Director Resigns Over Facebook Controversy - Posted August 7, 2012
KQDS news director Jason Vincent, who ... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Drops YouTube | Twitter Languages | Amazon Games - Posted August 7, 2012
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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, ... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [TVNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mars Landing | Nokia Rumor | Reuters Hacked - Posted August 6, 2012
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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]

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. ... [TVSpy]

News Director Under Fire For Facebook Post About 'Drunk, Homeless Native American' - Posted August 3, 2012
Jason Vincent, news director at KQDS, the Fox-affiliate in Duluth, MN, has come under fire after he posted a message on his personal Facebook page this week in which he referred to a... [SocialTimes.com]

If Social Media Sites Were Dinosaurs [Infographic] - Posted August 3, 2012
What if all your favorite social networks were dinosaurs? Here's what Reddit, StumbleUpon, Google+, MySpace, and Facebook would look like if they roamed the earth as prehistoric animals. When designer Najeeb Khan created this infographic for Uvavi, Inc., he wasn't prematurely declaring these sites extinct; it's more like the size, unique features,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Sponsored Stories | LinkedIn Win | WordPress HD - Posted August 3, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Amazon Video | Facebook Bill | No Apple-Twitter Deal - Posted August 2, 2012
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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]

Intel, Toshiba Invite Facebookers To Audition To Star In Upcoming Social Film 'The Beauty Inside' - Posted August 1, 2012
Intel and Toshiba are going social with 'The Beauty Inside,' Hollywood's first film that gives fans the opportunity to play the lead role. The episodic film, which is set to premiere on August 16 on Facebook, tells the story of Alex, a guy who wakes up every day as a... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

NBC-Affiliate's Web Producer Calls Viewers 'Whiners' For Complaining About Olympic Spoilers - Posted August 1, 2012
NBC's decision to air marquee Olympic events on tape delay has put the network's primetime coverage at odds with the instant information culture of the internet, forcing viewers to shield th... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Fallout | New Digg | Tumblr 'Holmies' - Posted August 1, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Rumors | Facebook Photos | Goofy Olympics - Posted July 31, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: #NBCFail | Google Fiber | Digg Relaunch - Posted July 30, 2012
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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]

Twitter Blocks Instagram from 'Find Friends' Feature - Posted July 27, 2012
Instagram users will no longer be able to find their friends on Twitter, as the micro-blogging site has blocked Instagram from that part of its Twitter connection. Now when users log in, they'll see the following message: "Twitter no longer allows its users to access this information in Instagram via the Twitter... [SocialTimes.com]

Instagram Reaches 80 Million Users, 4 Billion Photos - Posted July 27, 2012
Instagram has come a long way since Facebook acquired the photo effects and sharing app in April. In a blog post, the Instagram team boasted 80 million registered users who have collectively shared 4 billion photos. "Since we launched Instagram in October 2010, we've expanded from one platform to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Results | Twitter Outage | Olympics YouTube Leak - Posted July 27, 2012
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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]

Path Releases Version 2.5, Turning Mobile Network into Facebook 'Lite' - Posted July 26, 2012
Path has already charmed at least a few mobile users away from Facebook with its beautiful interface. Version 2.5 of the social network launched this week with enormous photos and some new ways to connect people to their friends. It's still beautiful, but the new features have turned it into, well,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Call | Zynga Loss | Social Media $ - Posted July 26, 2012
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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]

Badgeville Partners with PeopleBrowsr to 'Gamify' Twitter and Facebook Feeds - Posted July 25, 2012
Brands that are unable to pry their customers away from social media to look at their websites can now give customers medals for talking about them behind their backs. Badgeville has partnered with PeopleBrowsr, the parent company of Kred, to bring its rewards system to Twitter and Facebook. "There should be no... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mountain Lion | Facebook Resignation | Foursquare Ads - Posted July 25, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bus Monitor | Facebook Lobbying | Tumblr Book - Posted July 24, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Colorado Tragedy | Facebook Payout | Sparrow Purchase - Posted July 23, 2012
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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]

How Pinterest Is Revolutionizing The Home Decor Industry [Infographic] - Posted July 20, 2012
Pinterest has really exploded in recent months and HSN Home Decor has done a little bit of research to find out how it, and other social media sites, are revolutionizing the home d cor industry. The infographic, 'How Social Media Is Revolutionizing Ho... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Partners | Facebook-Walmart Meeting | Tweet Archives - Posted July 20, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Prototype | Facebook Grilled | YouTube Blurring - Posted July 19, 2012
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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]

Longtime Memphis Anchor Breaks His Neck - Posted July 18, 2012
On his way to mail a thank you gift Tuesday night, veteran WMC anchor Joe Birch was involved in a traffic accident and broke his neck. Birch's wife ... [TVSpy]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google+ Liked | LivingSocial | HootSuite Autoschedule - Posted July 18, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Murder Video | New Yahoo CEO | Romney Storify - Posted July 17, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube News | FB Rotating Ads | Audi's Secret Number - Posted July 16, 2012
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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]

No Fortune 500 CEOs Are On Pinterest, Study Finds [Video] - Posted July 13, 2012
It's expected that social media CEOs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey would use their own networks, but what about other corporate leaders? It turns out that 70 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have no presence on social media sites, and none of the 30 percent who do are... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Digg $500K Buy | Facebook Love | Tweet Screening - Posted July 13, 2012
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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]

Pinterest Users More Likely to Vote for Mitt Romney [Infographic] - Posted July 12, 2012
If you find yourself on Pinterest more often than Etsy, you might be a Romney supporter, according to this infographic. See where you fall on the political spectrum based on the social media sites you use -- the results may surprise you. In what is easily the most shocking analysis of social... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook Finally Improves Their Events Feature to Include a Calendar - Posted July 12, 2012
Facebook's overhaul of its events feature took a big step forward Wednesday, enabling users to view their events in either a calendar or list format, with the cha... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Events | First Tweets | Reddit Cracks Code - Posted July 12, 2012
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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... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Twitter Apps | NBC-Facebook Partnership | Dropbox Ups Storage - Posted July 11, 2012
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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]

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... [TVNewser]

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]

Interact With Tonight's MLB Home Run Derby On Facebook - Posted July 10, 2012
You don't have to be in Kansas City to have some fun with tonight's Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. Several Facebook pages have planned games and contests for the exhibition, where top baseball players try to hi... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-CNN Partnership | Twitter App | Free Google Class - Posted July 10, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Search | Yahoo, Facebook Settle | Web Outage? - Posted July 9, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Internet Outage | Trojan App Axed | Webinar Record - Posted July 6, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Glitch | Windows Upgrade | Twitter Ruling - Posted July 3, 2012
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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]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Nixes Tweets | Cloud Outage | NY Flash Mob - Posted July 2, 2012
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Pinterest vs. Facebook...On Twitter [Infographic] - Posted June 29, 2012
Twitter users are more engaged with Pinterest than Facebook, according to data visualization community Visual.ly. In this infographic, see how @pinterest and @facebook compare in terms of demographics, number of followers, and interactions on Twitter. Although Pinterest and Facebook have thriving communities of their own, each company maintains a strong presence on... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: RIM's Sinking Ship | Chrome on iOS | Tumblr Pinned Posts - Posted June 29, 2012
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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.... [AgencySpy]

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]

Microsoft Buys Yammer | Facebook Board Finally Gets a Woman | Angry Birds In China - Posted June 26, 2012
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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]

Another RIM Sale Rumor | Larry Page Loses Voice | Facebook's 'Find Friends Nearby' - Posted June 25, 2012
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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... [AgencySpy]

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]

Twitter Blames Outage on Bug | Facebook Lawsuit Triggers Sponsored Stories Changes | Flipboard Expanding to Android - Posted June 22, 2012
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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]

What Would it Take for Google+ to Take the Lead? - Posted June 21, 2012
News flash - new media and traditional media alike enjoy nothing better than doomsday predictions and premature eulogies. As such, Google+ has been suffering a tremendous lashing by most professional critics for the last few months, as underwhelming (and vague) engagement numbers have mixed with independent reports of inacti... [SocialTimes.com]

Court: Failing Student Over Facebook Post OK | LinkedIn Sued for $5M | Tumblr Releases New iOS App - Posted June 21, 2012
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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 Phasing Out Credits | Twitter Simplifies Timelines | Kremlin to Launch Social Network - Posted June 20, 2012
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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]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
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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... [SocialTimes.com]

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, ... [PRNewser]

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]

Facebook CTO Leaving | Tumblr to Release iOS App | Social Media and Athletes - Posted June 18, 2012
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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]

YouTube Weighs Paid Subscriptions | Sources: Microsoft Considers $1.2B Yammer Buy | Facebook to Respond to Lawsuits - Posted June 15, 2012
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Panel of Techno-Optimists: The Shift to Social and Who's Doing it Right - Posted June 14, 2012
In an event hosted by New York University's Center for Publishing and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies last ni... [TVSpy]

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]

Michelle Obama on Pinterest | Expanded Tweets Now Include Video, Audio, Stories | Klout App Gets Swipey - Posted June 14, 2012
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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]

Facebook Releasing Wordpress Plugin | Apple Kills Ping | Sweden Twitter Experiment Out of Control - Posted June 13, 2012
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Apple Announces Facebook Integration | Twitter Opens New Headquarters in Style | Americans Skeptical of Social Media - Posted June 12, 2012
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Google+ Battles Facebook for Social Login Dominance [Infographic] - Posted June 11, 2012
Google+ might not have the numbers to topple the leading social network yet, but don't underestimate its potential for growth. This infographic shows how Google has used its social login feature to beat out Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Windows Live. "Social login" refers to the way people use their login credentials from... [SocialTimes.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]

Apple to Unveil iOS 6 | Report: Seniors Use Social, Too | LinkedIn Updates Members on Password Debacle - Posted June 11, 2012
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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]

Facebook Officially Launches App Center - Posted June 8, 2012
The leak is now a launch... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Opens App Center | The New Foursquare Launches | Bitly Listens to its Users - Posted June 8, 2012
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Create a Social Homepage with Rebel Mouse - Posted June 7, 2012
Have you tried Rebel Mouse yet? Launched in beta on Wednesday, the site combines the layout of Pinterest with all of your status updates from Twitter and Facebook. It's designed to be a living homepage that stays current and lets you organize the contents yourself. Rather than another social network, it's... [SocialTimes.com]

Who's Using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest? [Infographic] - Posted June 7, 2012
What types of people use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest? A new infographic looks at the demoraphics and some key statistics about what kind of users use these emerging social networks and how. Are there more young people on Pinterest or Facebook? Where do people spend the most time (you... [SocialTimes.com]

New Service Turns Your Facebook & Twitter Feeds Into A Personalized TV Show - Posted June 7, 2012
Israel-based startup Stevie is bringing a whole new meaning to the term "Social TV." Instead of making TV more social, Stevie actually takes the content from your own s... [SocialTimes.com]

How the MTV Movie Awards Rocked Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter - Posted June 7, 2012
Less stuffy than the Oscars, the MTV Movie Awards inspires fashion risks and public outbursts as stars vie for buckets of golden popcorn and dubious honors like "Best On-Screen Dirtbag." It's one of MTV's biggest events of the year, which is why the network leaves little to chance, giving viewers... [SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn Hacked, Exposing Passwords | New Twitter Bird Takes Flight | Google Upgrades Mobile Maps - Posted June 7, 2012
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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... [AgencySpy]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow - Posted June 6, 2012
If you want to build your author platform, 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 to launch a social media marketing campaig... [GalleyCat]

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 to launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results. Over eight weeks, you'll hear... [Fishbowl NY]

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 to launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results. Over eight weeks, you'll hear... [FishbowlNY]

Rumor: iOS 6 Includes Facebook Sharing | Airtime Launch Faces Glitches | Google Purchasing Meebo - Posted June 6, 2012
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Instapaper Surprisingly Available for Android | Foursquare Redesign to Launch Thursday | Square Doubles Retail Presence - Posted June 5, 2012
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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, ... [PRNewser]

WIBW's Facebook Page 'Hacked' by GM - Posted June 4, 2012
For a moment over the weekend, it appeared as though the Facebook page of WIBW in Topeka, KS had been hacked. Out of nowhere, a series of messages were posted on the CBS-affiliate's page tha... [TVSpy]

Facebook for Kids? | Twitter Heading Toward $1B in Revenue | Instagram Competitor Closes - Posted June 4, 2012
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Facebook Apparently Hacked | Flipboard for Android Coming | Skype-Windows 8 Integration - Posted June 1, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

Romney Buys #Amercia Promoted Tweets | Google+ Local Launches | Oracle CEO Loved Facebook - Posted May 31, 2012
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6 Twitter Tips For TV Reporters - Posted May 30, 2012
Has promoting your station's stories on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and (yep, even) LinkedIn turned your pages into boring RSS feeds? You're not alone. According to Robert Quiqley, journalism professor at University of Texas at Austin an... [TVSpy]

Salesforce.com Buying Buddy Media? | Facebook Shares Reach New Low | Twitter Speeds Up - Posted May 30, 2012
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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]

Why GM Turned on Facebook - and Why Social Media Users Are Doomed, Anyway - Posted May 29, 2012
When GM pulled a $10 million ad campaign from Facebook, the industry shuddered at what that might mean for the rest of the social media ecosystem. It's expected that venture-backed companies, especially those that are publicly traded, will figure out a sustainable way to earn revenue. But that's not to say... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Smartphone in the Works? | Apple Rejects Flattr Apps | Wayne Coyne Talks Twitter - Posted May 29, 2012
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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]

Shareholders Sue Facebook | Disqus Adds New Features | Oracle Acquires Vitrue - Posted May 24, 2012
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In Facebook IPO Probe, Morgan Stanley Subpoenaed | Google+ Photographers Conference | NY Weighs Anonymous Commenting Ban - Posted May 23, 2012
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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 ... [PRNewser]

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,... [PRNewser]

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Take Home Webbys | Social Media and Elections | FaceTime for 3G? - Posted May 22, 2012
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Microsoft Launches Social Search Network - Posted May 21, 2012
If Google+ had been around when Mark Zuckerberg was still at Harvard, the resulting network might have looked something like So.Cl, a project by the FUSE Labs in Microsoft Research that combines social networking with video chatrooms and search. Launched in beta in 2011, the site opened to the public over... [SocialTimes.com]

Surprise! Mark Zuckerberg Gets Married | Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Cartoon Contest | Microsoft Launches Academic Social Network - Posted May 21, 2012
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The Ups and Downs of the Facebook IPO - Posted May 18, 2012
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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 Big Day | Twitter Improves Follow Recommendations | Report: Larger iPhone Coming - Posted May 18, 2012
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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]

Facebook to Set Final IPO Price | Pinterest Raises $120 Million | States Weigh Social Media Gambling - Posted May 17, 2012
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'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]

'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... [SocialTimes.com]

Casablanca To Stream Free Tonight On Facebook At 7PM - Posted May 16, 2012
Casablanca, the classic 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, turns 70 this year. To celebrate, Warner Bros. will be screening the film for free tonight, Wednesday May 16, 2012, on ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Study: Google Ads More Effective Than Facebook | Social Media-Sex Connection? | Flickr Rolls Out New Photo Layout - Posted May 16, 2012
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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]

Interested In Buying One Share Of Facebook Stock? - Posted May 14, 2012
Buying one share of a stock will not lead to extensive financial gains or losses, but for those interested in a collectible fromFacebook's Friday initial public offering, the social network will... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Goes Social | Facebook-Instagram Probe | Twitter Followers Stop Almost-Suicide - Posted May 11, 2012
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Mitt Romney Gets Frustrated with KCNC Reporter When She Asks Viewer's Facebook Question - Posted May 10, 2012
Mitt Romney fielded questions with the poise of a seasoned presidential candidate during a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mitt Romney Gets Frustrated with KCNC Reporter When She Asks Viewer's Facebook Question - Posted May 10, 2012
Mitt Romney fielded questions with the poise of a seasoned presidential candidate during a ... [TVSpy]

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]

Facebook App Center Coming | Brain Surgery Live-Tweeted | iPhone App for Google+ Redesigned - Posted May 10, 2012
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Myspace Settles With FTC | 55,000 Twitter Accounts Breached | Memes as Dissent in China - Posted May 9, 2012
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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]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

Brazilian Fashion Retailer Displays Facebook Likes On Hangers In Real Time [Video] - Posted May 8, 2012
Have you ever wished your friends were around to give you a second opinion while you were shopping for clothes? Brazilian fashion retailer C&A has found a way to give you a second, hundredth and even thousandth opinion with a social campaign they are calling Fashion Like. C&A has hung certain... [SocialTimes.com]

Feds Urge Social Media Wills | Facebook's Next Stop: Boston | 'Hangouts on Air' Rolling Out - Posted May 8, 2012
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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]

Facebook IPO Video | FBI Social Surveillance | Supermoon Goes Viral - Posted May 7, 2012
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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]

LinkedIn to Acquire SlideShare | Facebook Sets IPO Range | Future Bright for Social Media Ads - Posted May 4, 2012
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Facebook IPO Nears | Tumblr Offers Advertising | Social Game Connecting Georgia Communities - Posted May 3, 2012
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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]

Twitter's New Discover Tab | NYC Teacher Social Media Policy | Flickr-Pinterest Integration - Posted May 2, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

Facebook Announcement | Zimmerman Defense on Social Media | Cyber Attacks Target Social Media - Posted May 1, 2012
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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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Master Control Operator Opens Fire at WTWO - Posted April 30, 2012
Ken Bolinger, a master control operator who was recently fired by WTWO in Terre Haute, IN, was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly opened fire at the station aroun... [TVSpy]

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]

Chomp Is Gone From Android | Tumblr President Leaves | Rise Of Social Apps - Posted April 30, 2012
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Dine And Dish: Social Sites And Food Get The Infographic Treatment - Posted April 27, 2012
Have you ever snapped a photo of your food and posted it to Facebook or Twitter? Do you use social media while you're eating? Have you ever turned to a website, app or blog to learn about food? If so, you're not alone. A new ... [SocialTimes.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
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LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
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Facebook Embraces Antivirus, Faces Protesters | WordPress Is a Powerhouse - Posted April 26, 2012
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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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Google Drive Unveiled | Facebook May Delay IPO | Groupon Seeks Directors - Posted April 25, 2012
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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]

Facebook and Microsoft's AOL Patents | YouTube and Twitter's New Ads - Posted April 24, 2012
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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]

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 ... [GalleyCat]

Instagram Investor Responds to Critics - Posted April 23, 2012
When Instagram was sold to Facebook for $1 billion, investors at Andreessen Horowitz walked away with $78 million: a 312% return on a $250,000 investment. When an articl... [SocialTimes.com]

KPRC Posts Screenshot of Guy Who Appears to Be Peeing in Background of Weather Update - Posted April 23, 2012
Sensing that the image would inevitably go viral, Houston NBC-affiliate KPRC recently posted a screenshot on its Facebook page of a man who appears to be taking a leak in the station's weather garden, feet behind chief meteorologist ... [TVSpy]

Facebook's IPv6 Preparation | Skype For Xbox | YouTube's Copyright Case - Posted April 23, 2012
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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]

PinView: If Facebook and Pinterest Had A Baby, It Would Look Like This - Posted April 19, 2012
Have you ever wished Facebook looked a bit more like Pinterest? Now it can thanks to a new Facebook app called PinView. To use PinView, you simply have to log into Facebook and authorize the app,... [TVSpy]

Zuckerberg's Solo Instagram Deal | Spotify's Coca-Cola Partnership | Tumblr's New Ads - Posted April 19, 2012
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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... [PRNewser]

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]

Instagram Originally Asked Facebook for $2 Billion - Posted April 18, 2012
In the three days leading up to his acquisition of the photo-sharing app Instagram, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked the startup's founder, Kevin Systrom, down to $1 billion from his original offer of $2 billion, ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Twitter's Patent Agreement | Hulu's Ad Guarantee | Tumblr to Beat Blogs - Posted April 18, 2012
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WOWT Offers Charity Donation in Morning Team's Facebook Challenge - Posted April 17, 2012
WOWT's morning team is now locked in a competition for the most Facebook Likes. Whoever has the most new Likes by Friday, April 27th, will get $100 to donate to the charity of their choice. Anchors Jim Siedlecki and ... [TVSpy]

Path Gets More Funding | Foursquare's Holiday | Klout Dating - Posted April 17, 2012
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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... [TVSpy]

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]

Rewrite That Headline To Make Your Story Go Viral - Posted April 16, 2012
When readers are skimming through a site on their browsers or Twitter feeds, the headline is the only thing that tells them whether a piece is worth their time. So, when tackling headlines for the Web, remember that clarity trumps cleverness (unless you're writing for the front page of The New... [Fishbowl NY]

Rewrite That Headline To Make Your Story Go Viral - Posted April 16, 2012
When readers are skimming through a site on their browsers or Twitter feeds, the headline is the only thing that tells them whether a piece is worth their time. So, when tackling headlines for the Web, remember that clarity trumps cleverness (unless you're writing for the front page of The New... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Offers | Pottermore Goes Public | Beauty of Pinterest - Posted April 16, 2012
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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]

Downloading Facebook Info | Tumblr's Business Savvy | Stumbling Gets Social - Posted April 13, 2012
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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]

Kred Adds Facebook to Its Influence Score - Posted April 12, 2012
People who spend more time on Facebook than Twitter might find themselves with more Kred. The social influence site announced this morning that it will now include Facebook activity in its scoring system. Launched in 2011, Kred has been usin... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Redesign | Apple's eBook Lawsuit | Spotify's Web Button - Posted April 12, 2012
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How Instagram Went From Zero To $1 Billion In 17 Months [Infographic] - Posted April 11, 2012
Everyone's talking about Instagram following Facebook's billion-dollar acquisition and a whirlwind Android launch that hit ... [SocialTimes.com]

Blackberry Messenger Integrates with Facebook, Twitter Apps - Posted April 11, 2012
Research in Motion, creators of the Blackberry, have had a tough run for the last few years. The stock is down to $13 from $80 in 2010 and even higher before that, and Blackberry market share has taken a big hit. Just recently, one of the co-founders stepped down... [SocialTimes.com]

Anonymous Tops Reddit | Twitter Bribe | Is Facebook Uncool? - Posted April 11, 2012
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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 ... [AgencySpy]

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 Buys Instagram | How OMGPOP Cashed In | Twitter's Strong Ads - Posted April 10, 2012
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Facebook Acquires Instagram for $1 Billion - Posted April 9, 2012
Facebook has acquired the photo-sharing site Instagram for a reported $1 billion in cash and stock. "This is an important milestone for Facebook because it's the first time we've ever acquired a product and company with so many users," wrote founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a statement... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Zeen's Pretty Publishing | Etsy Scholarships | Facebook Subpoenas - Posted April 9, 2012
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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]

Viacom Wins Reversal | Facebook on Nasdaq | Twitter's Spam War - Posted April 6, 2012
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Google's Project Glass Unveiled | Reality Tech TV | Introducing Aviary - Posted April 5, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Versus Yahoo | Instagram for Android | Twitter's European Jobs - Posted April 4, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Pinterest Co-Founder Exits | Groupon's Stock Drops | Tumblr's Facebook Integration - Posted April 3, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.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... [PRNewser]

Facebook Search | From Reddit to Wedding | TweetDeck Back to Normal - Posted April 2, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Zuckerberg in Japan | LivingSocial Takes on Takeout | Draw Something Scam - Posted March 30, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mirror on the Facebook Wall, Where is Julia Roberts? - Posted March 29, 2012
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Twitter's Unfollowing Bug | Tumblr's 20 Billion | Gingrich on Pinterest - Posted March 29, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.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... [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]

Facebook on New Timeline Apps: 'We're Going To See the Next Pinterest' - Posted March 27, 2012
Facebook's Open Graph has made it possible for developers of all sizes to tap into Facebook's Timeline and post when their members listen to songs, browse for images, or read stories. Facebook's Malorie Lucich told Social Times, "It's a huge opportunity for startups. I think we're going to see the next... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

LinkedIn Chairman Sells Small Stake of Facebook Stock - Posted March 23, 2012
Bloomberg is reporting that Reid Hoffman, the visionary CEO of LinkedIn, is selling some of his Facebook stock that he had purchased as an early investor in th... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Hires Facebook's Former Director of Monetization - Posted March 22, 2012
To turn the virtual scrapbook into a legitimate business, Pinterest has hired former Facebooker Tim Kendall to lead the company's monetization efforts, ... [SocialTimes.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]

Facebook and Twitter Are Still Relatively Small Drivers for News - Posted March 19, 2012
Facebook and Twitter are overrated. According to the 2012 State of the News Med... [TVSpy]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

Gowalla Says Goodbye - Posted March 12, 2012
Location-based startup Gowalla has closed its doors, according to a post on the company's homepage. The company had been winding down since its acquisition by Facebook in December 2011. "We know how much many of you loved Gowalla. It's been the highlight of our lives as we've built it with your help... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

5 Ways Journalists Can Use Facebook's Interest Lists - Posted March 9, 2012
Facebook just rolled out a new feature called Interest Lists that lets users organize what they care about into, well, lists. Or, as the company said in its official announ... [TVSpy]

How To Use Social Media To Support Yourself As an Artist - Posted March 6, 2012
If artists are still starving in the digital age, they're not trying hard enough. At DIY Days on Saturday, March 3, filmmakers, writers, performers, hackers, and other artists from 12 countries and 20 states gathered at The New School in New York City to brainstorm ideas on how to ach... [SocialTimes.com]

WHNT Offering Viewers Money to Be Meteorologist's Facebook Friend - Posted March 2, 2012
Just in case his extensive coverage of tornadoes sweeping through Alabama wasn't enough to entice viewers to Like WHNT chief meteorologist Jason Simpson on Facebook, the Hun... [TVSpy]

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]

The New York Times' Facebook Timeline Goes Back to 1851 - Posted February 29, 2012
The New York Times is feeling awfully nostalgic lately. On Monday it launched a Tumblr for its huge archive of ancient photographs, and today i... [Fishbowl NY]

The New York Times' Facebook Timeline Goes Back to 1851 - Posted February 29, 2012
The New York Times is feeling awfully nostalgic lately. On Monday it launched a Tumblr for its huge archive of ancient photographs, and today i... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Soon We'll All Be Lining Up for Facebook ID Cards, Artist Says - Posted February 28, 2012
You can use social media to apply for jobs, to make relationships official, and to sign in from one service to another. But your Facebook profile still can't get you through the gate at the airport, at least not yet. An artist named Tobias Leingruber believes that this is... [SocialTimes.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 ... [PRNewser]

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]

Anonymous Floods WSJ's Facebook Page with Comments - Posted February 21, 2012
Anonymous, the online hacking group, has inundated several of The Wall Street Journal's Facebook pages with comments that protest the way it was portrayed in an article published on February 21. The article, "... [Fishbowl NY]

Anonymous Floods WSJ's Facebook Page with Comments - Posted February 21, 2012
Anonymous, the online hacking group, has inundated several of The Wall Street Journal's Facebook pages with comments that protest the way it was portrayed in an article published on February 21. The article, "... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted February 17, 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 secret to successful content strategy; why amateurs tend to build better communities than professionals; about... [TVSpy]

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]

A Complete Ranking of the Most Popular Profiles on Google+ and 5 Other Social Networks - Posted February 16, 2012
Social ranking sites like Klout have made a person's influence online very valuable to both brands and consumers. But the next wave of influence tracking systems might look more like ZoomSphere, a site for ranking brand and profile pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, LinkedIn, and... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Tweeting Make You Sexier? According To This Infographic It Might - Posted February 15, 2012
Who's sexier? Twitter users or Facebook users? According to Euro RSCG Worldwide's annual Valentine's Day survey, it looks like Twitter users win the sexy race. An infographic with the survey results reveals ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Police Pay A Visit To The Dad That Shot His Daughter's Laptop In YouTube Video - Posted February 13, 2012
Unless you live under a rock you've probably seen the video of the dad shooting his daughter's laptop that went viral last week. In the 'Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen,' which has been viewed over 21.1 million times since it hit YouTube last Wedne... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

After Four Hours of Surgery Following Dog Bite, KUSA's Kyle Dyer to Undergo Additional Procedure - Posted February 13, 2012
KUSA morning anchor Kyle Dyer underwent four hours of reconstructive surgery last week following Wednesday's ... [TVSpy]

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]

Outpouring of Support on Facebook for KUSA's Kyle Dyer Following Dog Bite - Posted February 9, 2012
Although KUSA anchor Kyle Dyer has been silent following Wednesday's on-air... [TVSpy]

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]

KLM Celebrates 1 Million Facebook Fans [Video] - Posted January 31, 2012
Here at Social Times we're crazy about KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. They've taken the social media world by storm over the past couple of years with their original campaigns, stalking passengers via social sites and giving them personalized gifts, puttin... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook Asks Reporters to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreement - Posted January 26, 2012
Reporters going into a news conference at Facebook's offices in Seattle were asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, according to reports coming from news outlets in Seattle. The Seattle Times blogged... [TVSpy]

Facebook: Average Journalist Has Seen 320% Increase In Subscribers Since November - Posted January 25, 2012
On average, journalists using Facebook's subscribe feature have seen a 320 percent increase in subscribers since November, according to a Facebook analysis of 25 journalists. This sample included local, national and international journalists who report on various platforms. The growth is coming from social and interest-based discovery, wrote ... [TVSpy]

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]

Is A Facebook Newsroom On The Way? - Posted January 23, 2012
There has been talk for years about the possibility of Facebook entering the news gathering and distribution game in a big way, given its size and the number of links posted to it every day. So today's news that Facebook has purchased a number of Facebook Newsroom-themed URLs shouldn't come a... [TVSpy]

Washington Post Invites Readers To Subscribe To Staff On Facebook - Posted January 19, 2012
Today, Mark S. Luckie -- the founder of 10,000 Words, and now full-time social media guy at WaPo -- invited reade... [TVSpy]

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]

What Are People Saying About SOPA on Google+, Facebook and Twitter? - Posted January 19, 2012
Unless you've been hiding in your IP-hidden digital cave for the last few weeks, you're probably aware that the Internet is currently rife with protests for SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act. Critics from Silicon Valley and various technology companies around the world blacked out their sites to protest the... [SocialTimes.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... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media To Continue To Change Customer Service in 2012 - Posted January 9, 2012
In 2011 companies began changing their worldview about traditional customer service, and started looking to social media channels as a way to interact with customers. Many companies smartened up and created profiles and channels dedicated strictly to answering customer service ques... [TVSpy]

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]

Facebook Beats Twitter In Video Sharing By A Landslide [Infographic] - Posted December 30, 2011
How do you engage with online video? Do you watch more online video on your computer, tablet or mobile device? How and where do you share online video content? A new infographic from Wistia... [SocialTimes.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... [PRNewser]

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]

39% of Students Say It's Inappropriate to Friend Your Teacher [Infographic] - Posted December 21, 2011
Are today's students sharing their homework through status updates? Are they Tweeting their test answers? While it hasn't turned the corner yet, the world of education is poised to be flipped on its head by the proliferation of powerful social technologies. An infographic looks at today's students use... [SocialTimes.com]

Consumers Prefer Brand Updates Via Facebook Over Email & Traditional Ads [Infographic] - Posted December 19, 2011
With over 800 million active users on Facebook and over 100 million active Twitter users, the way that brands interact with consumers is changing. Consumers are looking for more from brands online, and are giving back by liking and sharing brand content with their ever-growing networks. A ... [SocialTimes.com]

Do You Dumb Down Your Posts for Facebook? Google+ May Be for You - Posted December 19, 2011
As Google Plus begins to win its followers, we're seeing a bit of a culture shift on the users of the network. As with any new technology, the first adopters tend to be a close-knit bunch, and out of them, inevitably, come a few users who stick their nose up... [SocialTimes.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]

36.6 Million Americans Got Their Current Jobs Through Social Media [Infographic] - Posted December 14, 2011
These days more and more job hunters are turning to social media to find work and a new infographic that compiles data from Jobvite, LinkedIn, CNN, and JobSearch reveals just how prevalent social media job searching has become. The infographic, ... [SocialTimes.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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

VKontakte and Facebook Play Important Social Role in Russian Protests - Posted December 8, 2011
If it weren't for the light bulb, groups of people could not gather together at night to work and read. This is one of the examples that Marshall McLuhan uses to explain how the medium -- or the technology -- is vitally important in creating new experiences for humankind. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

For The CEO Of The Future, Social Media Is A Must [Infographic] - Posted December 7, 2011
These days more and more companies and brands are understanding the benefits of social media and are jumping on board with marketing campaigns on Twitter, Facebook and beyond. However, it's surprisingly common for company CEOs to be absent from the world of social media. Many CEOs don't even have... [SocialTimes.com]

Should Governments Censor Social Networks to Prevent Religious Clashes? - Posted December 7, 2011
We may not hear a lot about it here in the West, but India is currently undergoing their social renaissance. Services like Facebook, Google Plus and Orkut are huge over there, and continue to grow at staggering rates. One look at this "Who's Using Google Plus" infographic and you'll... [SocialTimes.com]

How You Know a Company Is Not Ready for an IPO [CHECKLIST] - Posted December 6, 2011
Zynga's about to go public. Groupon and Angie's List just did. And, until the middle of August, social media and ... [SocialTimes.com]

This Is How You Can Get in on Facebook and Twitter Pre-IPO - Posted December 6, 2011
If you want a piece of Facebook, Twitter or any number of other pre-IPO companies, you need to come ready to play (and pay). To deal directly with these businesses, you need to wield some serious venture capital money. To pick them up in trading venues such as ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

The Wit and Wisdom of Sheryl Sandberg: 10 Insights from IGNITION - Posted December 5, 2011
The Business Insider IGNITION conference just wrapped up this week. The height of the event, of course, came on the second morning, at 9 am, when ... [SocialTimes.com]

Who's Actually Using Google Plus? [Infographic] - Posted December 5, 2011
You've probably visited Google Plus, and since any Google user is automatically signed up, you probably already have an account. Now, whether you've ever been back to the service is a question I can't answer (I suspect the answer may be no), but the fine folks over at Flowtown have... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook IPO: Stop Leaving Money on the Table - Posted December 5, 2011
Facebook is running out of time to get its act together. The company is expected to file for its IPO by April 2012, which would mean a likely celebratory opening bell the followin... [SocialTimes.com]

Video Infographic Compiles 2011 Social Media Statistics - Posted December 2, 2011
Social media has never been bigger, with hundreds of millions of people checking Facebook, Tweeting, posting and watching videos and sharing their lives on the web. Videoinfographcs have released a new video infographic with the latest statistics, facts a... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted December 2, 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 finding ways to unite your online community around singular issues; why communities should highlight quality not... [TVSpy]

Napster Fuses with Rhapsody - Posted December 1, 2011
Napster is merging with Rhapsody, the popular on-demand music service. That be said, we are looking at the end of Napster in its current incarnation. The digital audio file sharing platform pioneered a technology that temporarily upset the music industry in 1999. Sean Parker co-founded the digital audio file sharing platform, a... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

Rounds For Facebook To Launch 9 New Social Games By 2012 - Posted December 1, 2011
Rounds, the Facebook "communitainment" platform that lets users video chat, play games, watch videos, listen to music, look at pictures, take snapshots and engage in other activities together with friends (old and new) announced Wednesday that they... [SocialTimes.com]

New Little Printer Prints Receipt-sized Daily Newspaper - Posted December 1, 2011
A bold new product is arriving from BERG that plans to redesign personalized publishing, by printing news from Facebook, Foursquare and The Guardian. The Little Printer is an ideal social media interface edited by you. According to CEO Matt Webb, the new product lives up to its name. It is a... [SocialTimes.com]

Mayor of Tampa Using Foursquare... to Become Mayor Again - Posted December 1, 2011
Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa might earn the title of "mayor" through Foursquare. Foursquare has always had a political bent -- it offers users the chance to achieve the title of "mayor" by visiting a place repe... [SocialTimes.com]

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 Releases The 40 Most Shared Articles Of 2011 - Posted November 30, 2011
Yesterday Facebook released a list of the 40 most shared articles so far in 2011. The full list runs the gamut from investigative and international stories to viral videos, but with one unifying thread: all articles came from maj... [TVSpy]

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, ... [AgencySpy]

No Zynga IPO Probably Means No Facebook IPO - Posted November 29, 2011
Our colleague Jackie Cohen over at AllFacebook has just posted some insight on the potential of a Facebook IPO in the next year. So far, nobody at Facebook has made any speculation about the IPO. Jackie reports that the recent 'news' about an impending IPO may just be rumors.... [SocialTimes.com]

Weathermob for iPhone: Share What the Weather Looks Like in Your Area - Posted November 29, 2011
We can't do much to about the weather but most of us like to talk about it anyway. So, why not organize this weather information sharing? I took a look at the free Weddar for iPhone and Android earlier this year and came a... [SocialTimes.com]

AT&T YouveGotACase Campaign Helps Youths Plead a Case on Facebook for a New Smartphone - Posted November 29, 2011
If you don't want to buy a new smartphone for yourself, AT&T has a viral marketing campaign that lets you use a Facebook app on your desktop or smartphone that lets you build a case (as in a mock "legal case") to convince someone you designate to buy a phone for... [SocialTimes.com]

Before Writing a Social Strategy, Think About The Blog - Posted November 28, 2011
When developing a corporate social media strategy, it's important to ensure that there are processes in place to allow the social media communities to scale over time. It's also important to ensure that there is a training system in place for employees who will need to be taught be... [TVSpy]

How Influential Are You on Google Plus? Klout Adds New Feature to Let You Know - Posted November 28, 2011
Klout rates social significance on many levels and gives a Twitter user a score based on their influence. The useful service now includes the very young but growing social network --Google Plus. Klout had been waiting for a specific level of population increase on the young social network platform in order... [SocialTimes.com]

Lil' Birds for iPhone: Trade Virtual Birds & Treats with Facebook Friends - Posted November 25, 2011
We started off the holiday season in the U.S. with one of more social of holidays yesterday - Thanksgiving. If you're looking for one more social outlet, there's a new free game that seems to have impressed the people providing customer ratings in the iTunes App Store. The free iPhone game... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Survey Says Only Half Would Vote for Obama Today [Infographic] - Posted November 23, 2011
Market researcher Lab42 surveyed 500 social media users on politics and the findings are presented in this infographic. Two-thirds of adult social media users in the U.S. voted for Barack Obama in the 2008. Today, only half would vote for Obama if they knew what they know now. The findings also... [SocialTimes.com]

Hitpad for iPad 2.0 Update Adds Social News Curation to a Lickable Interface - Posted November 23, 2011
Flipboard, the popular and useful social news curation app for the iPad, inspired a number of competitors in that app space. Back in April of this year, I took a look at one of these news aggregation apps and wrote... Hitpad for iPad: Lickable Graphical News Interface - Needs Social News... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Plus Installs Photo Face Recognition - Posted November 22, 2011
Google introduced its face recognition application for Google Plus. With its new facial recognition technology, users can promptly tag photos without manually entering identities for each picture. The face recognition software in Google Plus photo uploader starts with a user creating an album. Then, the user can ... [SocialTimes.com]

Regis Philbin's Farewell Earns 21,000 Comments [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 22, 2011
The "Live! With Regis and Kelly" send-off special for Regis Philbin rumbled a huge wave of social media activity, surpassing 21,000 social network comments for the farewell episode. The wave of online activity crested as co-host Kelly Ripa read her tearful goodbye to Regis and viewers. This infographic shows how the social... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

An Official Facebook Phone from HTC in 2012 or 2013? - Posted November 22, 2011
There's no shortage of phones with a dedicated Facebook button. The Vodafone 555 Blue is a low-cost feature phone with a Facebook button. The HTC Statu... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Grooveshark Redesign Aims to "add a social network to music" - Posted November 17, 2011
Online music library platform Grooveshark recently introduced a complete redesign of its site. The site now places a heavy emphasis on social media sharing and community features that complement tighter integrations with third-party social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Reddit. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google vs. Facebook on Privacy and Security [Infographic] - Posted November 17, 2011
No matter what services you use within social media -- be it games, video or photos -- you should be knowledgeable of how your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is protected. Veracode designed this infographic that details different ways Google and Facebook handle Privacy and Security. ... [SocialTimes.com]

WFSB Giving Away a Car for Facebook Likes - Posted November 16, 2011
In what may be the biggest Facebook promotion in local TV, WFSB is currently running a "Like and Drive Car Giveaway" on its Facebook page, in which viewers are entered into a drawing for a new Nissan Maxima... [TVSpy]

Employees are Happier When Accessing Social Media at Work [Infographic] - Posted November 15, 2011
Majority of the people who log on to social networks in the course of a work day do it once or twice a day. They visit the social media sites via mobile phones or from their office computers in order to keep current with their networks. Those who do access social... [SocialTimes.com]

#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 & Online Community Post From Around The Web - Posted November 11, 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 handling complaints that appear on your company's social media profile; why images help boost fan engagement; pr... [TVSpy]

An Infographic Tribute To Golden Girl & Viral Star Betty White - Posted November 11, 2011
In 2010 actress Betty White went from Golden Girl to Golden Meme, thanks to her role in a popular Snickers Super Bowl commercial. T... [SocialTimes.com]

What Do Facebook Users 'Like' Most? [Infographic] - Posted November 11, 2011
An infographic from audience research company Crowd Science explains that Facebook "Likes" are typically spread across various types of content. The company told ZDNet that it believes this could be one of the key reasons Facebook designed the new Timeline profile while heavily pr... [SocialTimes.com]

StumbleUpon Most Content Sharing Site for Mail Online - Posted November 10, 2011
The Mail Online, a British media outlet, has revealed that StumbleUpon is the service which drives the most shares from their website. SU drives more shares than Facebook and up to fifteen times more links worldwide than on Twitter, according to a study by Searchmetrics. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Link Building with YouTube, StumbleUpon, Google+, LinkedIn [Infographic] - Posted November 9, 2011
In part, link building is very important for internet marketing efforts because search engines are finding superior ways to determine the quality of each link. It's important for businesses who leverage search to maintain their quality links, and the following infographics give you a few tips. It starts with building a network... [SocialTimes.com]

KBAK Debuts Facebook Music Video 'Like, Like, Like' - Posted November 8, 2011
Trying to gain 11,111 Facebook fans by 11/11/11, Bakersfield's KBAK-KBFX has debuted a music video starring morning weathercaster Aaron Perlman that urges viewers to Like the station (video above). "Like, Like, Like" is actually Perlman's sec... [TVSpy]

Top 10 Facebook Game Gets Movie Deal - Posted November 8, 2011
Fans of Monster Galaxy, the popular Facebook and mobile game from Gaia Interactive, are in for a treat. Gaia Interactive has partnered with Radar Picture... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Adoption and Fortune 500 Companies -- Have They Reached their Peak? - Posted November 1, 2011
Fortune Magazine annually tracks America's largest corporations due to their influence in the business world. For this study, Academics from Center For Marketing Research Dartmouth examined the social media activity, specifically blogging, of various organizations, concluding that the biggest companies have slowed down their social media efforts and appear to... [SocialTimes.com]

AdKnowledge Acquires Facebook Advertising Solution Provider AdParlor - Posted November 1, 2011
Facebook Ad solutions provider AdParlor, which has been around the block for quite some years now, has recently been purchased by Adknowledge. It's a move that will help this large privately held ad network move into the social ad management space. More after the jump. What's interesting about this deal... [SocialTimes.com]

Honda Shows Facebook Fans Love By Carving Their Faces On Jack-O-Lanterns For Halloween - Posted November 1, 2011
Honda is all about showing their fans that they love them back. According to a press release, "Since the inception of the Honda brand Facebook page... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Facebook's Timeline Last? A Closer Look at 7 Other Facebook Features from 2011 - Posted November 1, 2011
Facebook users are afraid of change, according to a USA Today poll released in mid-October, which revealed that 56% of Facebook users did not like Facebook's latest changes. With that being said, Facebook users are constantly growing by the day. What keeps current users with the social networking platform, and what... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook For Windows Phone Updated, Now Supports Mango Features - Posted October 31, 2011
Because Windows Phone 7.5 is integrated with Facebook, you could get away with not having the Facebook app installed, but a new version of it adds some features that I think will be really attractive to heavy Facebook users. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

StumbleUpon: Where Should You Share? [Infographic] - Posted October 28, 2011
StumbleUpon is a platform that specializes in social sharing as a service. The infographic in this article delineates underlying causes and reasons for StumbleUpon's continued presence as a sharing service in a field of competitors like Facebook, Twtiter, Reddit and Youtube. The platform actually places itself above the rest of its competitors,... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

What Influences the Social Consumer? [Infographic] - Posted October 27, 2011
Today, search on the web is the principal influence consumers use to purchase a product or service. Depending on the consumer, they might turn to their friends on Facebook or search the web using Google. If a company has a brand to sell, they should know what social media channels... [SocialTimes.com]

BunkiMunki Creates a New Tween Virtual World - Posted October 25, 2011
For children too young for Second Life b... [PRNewser]

Facebook Funding, Statistics, Top Five Likes [Infographic] - Posted October 25, 2011
Just how big and fast has Facebook grown? The social network serves more than 400 million users who login to Facebook everyday out of total membership base of over 800 million. 75% of Facebook users live outside the U.S. and Facebook is available in 70 languages. In less than 7 years,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Helps Turkey After Earthquakes - Posted October 25, 2011
When disaster strikes, it is social media to the rescue. When an earthquake hits Turkey, people turn to social media in key moments. On Sunday October 23rd, 2011, at 1:41 in the afternoon local time, a destructive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2M struck Van, Turkey. The earthquake has caused heavy damage... [SocialTimes.com]

Flipzu for Android & iPhone: Voice Broadcast Via Facebook & Twitter - Posted October 25, 2011
In a mobile world seemingly focused on video, Flipzu is a bit of a throwback by focusing on real-time streaming audio to friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Flipzu provides free apps for Android and iPhone that can streams and records audio using a 3G or WiFi connection. A link... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

CrowdStar Goes Core - Posted October 21, 2011
It's no longer a mystery: CrowdStar's entering the midcore market with a strategy game for social gamers on Facebook called Wasteland Empires. The social gaming company's MAU count fell from 20M at the beginning of the month to 12M in mid October, with Facebook's changes in how it counts active users... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Messenger Updated for Android & iPhone. BlackBerry Gets an App Too - Posted October 21, 2011
Facebook's group messaging app was launched just a little more than two months ago. Messaging using Facebook Messenger goes around mobile phone companies' text messaging service and is free. Message... [SocialTimes.com]

comScore: LinkedIn & Twitter Mobile Access Growing Faster Than Facebook Mobile Access - Posted October 21, 2011
comScore, an Internet market research firm, released information from data about mobile social media usage changes during the period of August 2010 to August 2011. comScore's data, if accurate provides interesting insights into our mobile social activities. Note that comScore does not differentia... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Still the Fastest Social Network; LinkedIn and Twitter Close Behind - Posted October 20, 2011
SmartBear Software company released its standard quarterly report for overall Web Performance for Social Networks. The company ranked each social media site by... [SocialTimes.com]

Gallup Poll: The More You Use Facebook, The Less You Care About Privacy - Posted October 18, 2011
Privacy seems to always be a concern of ours with Facebook...or is it? According to a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 2,000 adults, users become less concerned with privacy the more they use Facebook, which m... [SocialTimes.com]

Trippy 2.0: Plan Trips Using Tips & Recommendations from Facebook Friends - Posted October 18, 2011
Reuters provides comments from the founder and CEO of a free iPhone app that adds recommendations from your social circles to trip planning. Planning a trip? New app lets friends help Trippy gets recommendations and tips from ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

HootSuite Snags Vancouver's Geotoko - Posted October 17, 2011
Vancouver's HootSuite is growing like gangbusters with no plans of slowing down. Reported by The Vancouver Sun, the company is on an acquisition spree... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook and eBay Introduce Commerce Platform - Posted October 17, 2011
Facebook is adopting eBay's commerce platform to create new social shopping experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers, according to a report from CNET. Together, eBay is integrating Facebook's new Open Graph ... [SocialTimes.com]

Netflix's Stock Dive May Be Why Facebook Has Fears Of Going Public - Posted October 17, 2011
Over the course of two months, Netflix's market value declined 57%, due to the dissatisfaction of its plan to separate services. As of last week, Netflix changed its tone ... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic Shows Facebook Still Dominating Social Advertising - Posted October 17, 2011
Is your company advertising on social sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? If you are, you're in the majority. According to a new infographic from Flowtown, 85 percent of companies are currently involved i... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 14, 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 brands that people want to be social with and engage with; a case study on using LinkedIn for... [TVSpy]

6 Privacy Concerns Around The Latest Facebook Update [Infographic] - Posted October 14, 2011
Facebook's latest update takes sharing to places Facebook has never been before, with their new subscribe feature, Timeline, Open Graph apps, built-in privacy settings in every post and more. But along with the update comes some new concerns regarding privacy. A new infographic from consumer Internet security brand ... [SocialTimes.com]

wooga Launches Magic Land Island on Mobile With Facebook Support - Posted October 11, 2011
Facebook's mobile announcement is spawning an army of games with Facebook tie-ins. Social gaming company Wooga is leaping into the HTML5 frenzy by launching its first mobile game Magic Land Island that can be accessed on almost any device. More after the jump. Magic Land Island has been designed specifically for Facebook's... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Zynga Direct Launches for Easier Access to Zynga's Social Games - Posted October 11, 2011
The Facebook tidal wave seems to be unleashing across the social gaming ecosphere. The latest extension of Facebook's social connectedness comes from none other than Zynga itself which today unveiled 'Zynga Direct', an extension of its ZLive platform that will serve as a new discovery and distribution channel for the social... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook for iPad App Finally Entering the App Store - Posted October 10, 2011
The iPad has been available for over a year and half. However, Facebook has ignored the iPad for most of this time. Rumors of an official iPad app started around mid-June this past summer. There are a number of... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 7, 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 why some private online communities fail; added insight into the ROI of social media; a primer on the latest... [TVSpy]

How To Design & Install Chat On Your Facebook Page, Tumblr, And Beyond - Posted October 7, 2011
RumbleTalk wants to help you make your website, blog or Facebook page more social with the addition of chat. Earlier this week they launched a brand new chat widget that you can customize and embed on pretty much any website, including Tumblr, Facebook, Wix, Blogger, TypePad, Squarespace and m... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Facebook's Push toward the Semantic Web - Posted October 6, 2011
A recent interview takes a look at what ... [semanticweb.com]

First Social Media Election Tweets in Ontario - Posted October 5, 2011
With just a few days until Ontario's Election Day, the online hunt for votes is moving daily at a faster rate. The election is being called the province's first real social media election. The candidates are using social media sites such a Twitter and Facebook to attract and communicate with voters... [SocialTimes.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]

Volume11Media CEO Shares Secret To Monetizing Free Users - Posted October 5, 2011
People get nutty for virtual goods. They will solve massive puzzles, play for hours on end, come back day after day, and in many cases even pull out their credit cards. The social gaming space is now estimated at over $1B annually. There are tens to hundreds of... [SocialTimes.com]

How Long Are International Users Spending Per Session on Facebook? - Posted October 5, 2011
An average Facebook user spends just about eight hours on the site during any given month. That is just about four times as long as the average use of Google's websites. But, don't let that number fool you because Google is the only platform to outperform Facebook in terms of unique... [SocialTimes.com]

If Content is King, How Do Facebook's Ongoing Changes Make Analytics Queen? - Posted October 4, 2011
Reggie Bradford is the Founder and CEO of social marketing software provider Vitrue. Reggie brings nearly two decades of technology leadership and experience to Vitrue, which he founded in 2006. Follow Reggie on Twitter on ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Which Social Media Company Has the Smartest People? - Posted October 3, 2011
Facebook, right? It's always Facebook! And, to a certain extent, this is true. When you look at the war for talent currently being waged in Silicon Valley, Facebook is one of... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Business Page or a Profile Page for Your Business? Small Businesses Still Aren't Getting the Message - Posted October 3, 2011
As a business owner, I understand the frustration of not being able to add prospective consumers or clients to your page. I'm sure you're tempted to create a simple profile (timeline) page for your business to help attract targeted individuals in your market, however, it is something that I would not... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

There's Only One Place to Go for Social Media Stock Trading - Posted October 3, 2011
According to Peter Barris, managing general partner of New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm, secondary markets for shares in private companies are a "sideshow". At the Dow Jo... [SocialTimes.com]

Ad Agency Gets A Little Creepy With New Facebook Timeline Mash-Up Project - Posted October 3, 2011
Ever since Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Facebook Timeline last week at F8, the Facebook community has been abuzz about the new design and its implications. While many of us have been sitting around waiting until our own profiles switch over to the new Facebook timeline, the crew at McCa... [SocialTimes.com]

Five Reasons Zynga Shouldn't Go Public Yet - Posted October 3, 2011
Zynga has a sky-high implied valuation, and it could wind up being worth much more at IPO. There are, quite frankly, billions of reasons for the social gaming company to pursue an IPO. But, is now the right t... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Google+ Vs. Facebook Privacy [Exclusive Infographic] - Posted September 29, 2011
These days most of us spend a lot of time on social sites like Facebook and Google+, but how often do we stop to think about privacy? Unfortunately, not as often as we probably should. In a new infographic shared exclusively with Social Times, PEER 1 Hosting ex... [SocialTimes.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]

Google+ Service Continues to Grow Since Opening to the Public - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_79619" align="aligncenter" width="318" caption="A happy Googler"][/caption] Google+, which we all know is Google's new social-networking service, experienced a boom in visits this last week after the service opened up to the public at large, according to New York research firm Experian ... [SocialTimes.com]

Yammer Raises $17 Million as Former VP Facebook Palihapitiya Joins the Board - Posted September 28, 2011
One of the leading providers of enterprise social networks received $17 million in its fourth round of funding. That brings the total financing of Yammer to $57 million. The Social+Capital Partnership, a new fund established by former Facebook Vice President Chamath Palihapitiya, led the round with previous i... [SocialTimes.com]

How Does Facebook Generate Business For Companies? [Infographic] - Posted September 28, 2011
These days more and more small businesses are making their way onto Facebook, but if you haven't opened a Facebook page for your business yet you may be wondering whether or not it's worth it. A new infographic from do-it-yourself Facebook page builder tool ... [SocialTimes.com]

Headliner.fm: A Social Network for Musicians - Posted September 27, 2011
Even though the rest of the web has moved on from Myspace the site is still the go-to network for a great many musicians, maintaining relevancy with bands that use it to easily track fans, set up (and publicize shows) and host music, photos and news in a single place. The... [SocialTimes.com]

Long Anticipated Facebook for iPad App May be Announced Soon... Or Not? - Posted September 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_79526" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Facebook for iPhone app in 1x mode on an iPad."][/caption] Despite the iPad's market success, Facebook has managed to essentially ignore it since the iPad's launch in April 2010. In mid-June of this year, we heard rumblings that an iPad app from Facebook was mere week... [SocialTimes.com]

Evri for iPad: Yet Another Social News Aggregation App. Worthwhile or Not? - Posted September 27, 2011
There is not such thing, it seems, as too many news aggregation apps with a social networking twist. The latest to join apps like Flipboard and Zite Evri Comes To iPad With New Topic-Based News Reader Like all th... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Tribalfish Launches a Discussion Lounge for Twitter - Posted September 22, 2011
fishlighting.com Twitter users now have a powerful extension for en