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. Read more
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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.
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 tutorial outlining those steps below, complete with images.
You can also use these tools to schedule Facebook posts for the future or add posts into your past timeline. We learned about these new tools at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York City this week.
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.
Enhanced Demographic Targeting helps users target Facebook users by “age, gender, interested in, relationship status and education.” The Geo-Fencing Profiles feature lets users choose the language and location of Facebook followers to read.
Here’s more from SocialTimes: “Social monitoring giant HootSuite has made it possible for businesses to target their Facebook posts by demographics, language, and location, the company announced today … The demographic targeting and geo-fencing features seem to do for Facebook pages what what Circles do for Google+ profiles.”
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).
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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 and undesirable accounts.
Mashable did the math and figured out that 8.7 percent of Facebook’s accounts, or 83 million accounts, are fake. Check it out: “Of that 8.7%, 4.8% are duplicate accounts, 2.4% are user-misclassified accounts and 1.5% are ‘undesirable’ accounts, a.k.a. spam. The figure is a bit higher than the company’s previous estimates. In a March filing, Facebook claimed about 5% to 6% of its accounts — or 40.3 million to 50.7 million — were fake. The company also says it bans at least 20,000 accounts daily and estimates about 600,000 accounts per day are compromised.”
In the filing, Facebook reported that they have 955 million active users as of June 30th, which is up 29 percent year-over-year. In January, iCrossing predicted that by August Facebook would hit a billion users. Pretty close, but not quite, and even less so with the fake account.
Amazon customers can now connect to their Facebook accounts on Amazon.com in order to create a personalized gift card that will be delivered to their friend’s Facebook wall.
The gift cards can be personalized. You can choose a virtual gift card design, specify a dollar amount up to $5,000 and add a gift card message. The sender can also schedule the date for the gift card to appear on the recipient’s Facebook wall up to a year in advance. Follow this link to create one.
To promote the new service, Amazon is currently offering a “Give 5, Get $5″ promotion. The first 10,000 customers who give an MP3-themed Amazon.com Gift Card to five different Facebook friends will get a $5 credit good for music downloads at Amazon MP3.