If you’re the type that loves to stay on top of the news and things happening around the world, a good way to do so would be to look out for “breaking” news articles. We had previously heard that Facebook was planning on add a “breaking” label to such articles, and now it looks like Facebook will indeed be doing something similar.
Developers looking to sell apps for iOS devices typically go through the iTunes App Store, in which Apple will then take a cut of whatever money developers make from selling the app. This too applies to in-app purchases and subscriptions, which can be a tough pill for some to follow, leading to some encouraging users to signup outside of the iTunes App Store.
Companies like Google and Facebook make a big chunk of their revenues from online ads. The companies make tens of billions of dollars annually from their ads business, relying on major corporations and even individual users to spend money on their ad networks. Unilever, a massive transnational consumer goods company, has threatened to stop advertising on Facebook and Google if the companies don’t do more to prevent illegal and extremist […]
It’s no longer uncommon to see internet companies spend significant sums of money to pick up original content. Apple has been investing heavily in original shows while Amazon has long been investing in original TV shows and movies. Facebook is doing the same thing and according to a new report, the company has now placed an order for a ten-episode straight-to-series show that’s going to be half-an-hour long and female-driven […]
Back in the early days of Facebook, users could react to posts by “Liking” them, but that was the only thing they could do. We had heard that Facebook was testing a “Dislike” button, but ultimately Facebook went with “Reactions” which allowed users to convey a variety of emotions to react to posts and comments.
As it stands YouTube is still very much the preferred platform when it comes to users uploading videos and shows, but Facebook is trying to overtake them through the launch of its Watch program, and a report from CNBC has revealed some potential ways that the company could be looking to attract more creators onto its platform.
Creating a new Facebook account is relatively easy, which is why more often than not you might find accounts that are spammy or trying to scam you into clicking links or wanting to be your friend. However exactly how big of a problem is this? According to Facebook, apparently fake and/or duplicate accounts make up about 10% of the social network’s monthly active users.
The problem with public reviews is that it is easy to skew the narrative if you can get enough people to do it. This was reportedly an issue with Star Wars: The Last Jedi in which it was suspected (but later disproved) that the movie was hit with low user ratings on Rotten Tomatoes due to review bombs.
Salary can be a rather sensitive topic which is why people usually do not publicly disclose their salaries unless during an interview or when applying for a loan. However it seems that in the future you might not even need to disclose your income because Facebook will be able to figure it out on their own.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made it his personal challenge for 2018 to fix Facebook. He said that he’s interested to go deeper and study the positive and negative aspects of technologies like cryptocurrency but don’t expect Facebook to embrace digital currencies in the near future. Facebook Messenger chief David Marcus has revealed two key reasons why the social network is staying away from cryptocurrencies right now.
Facebook has tweaked News Feed multiple times over the past few months to ensure that users have a more personal experience and that their News Feeds aren’t filled with posts they don’t care much about. It has also been making tweaks to curb the spread of false information on its network. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had warned that the changes would result in a drop in usage and the company […]
It’s difficult not to be bombarded by ICO and cryptocurrency ads on Facebook these days, particularly if you’ve ever interacted with a page or post related to these interests. Some of these ads are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive practices so Facebook wants to shield its users from them. The company has created a new policy to ban ads that promote financial products and services that employ deceptive or […]
Facebook launched Messenger for Kids last month. It’s a kid-friendly version of the company’s popular Messenger app with pre-approved contacts. Parents set up an account for their kids and they can then use the app to conduct one-on-one or group video chat with approved contacts. Child health advocates haven’t warmed up to the idea and they’re now calling on Facebook to shut down Messenger for Kids.
Facebook has been constantly tweaking its News Feed algorithm to display things that they think will interest the user the most. However now it looks like Facebook is trying to go more local and in an announcement on its website, they have revealed more changes to its News Feed where it will now display more local content on your News Feed.