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Friday, November 8, 2013


How Facebook Is Treating Name Days Like Birthdays

Facebook continues to treat users’ name days the same way it treats their birthdays, as some users are seeing notifications for name days in the right-hand-corner of their News Feeds, right above birthdays. Reader Thodoris Konsoulas shared the screenshot above, as well as a screenshot last week of Facebook prompting him to add his name day. Name Day is not particularly well-known in the U.S., as it is more of a tradition in… read more>>

How Apparel And Accessories Retailers’ Facebook Pages Differ In The U.S., Europe

The average like total for the top 100 U.S. Facebook pages of apparel and accessories retailers was 2.8 million, while that figure was 1.7 million for Europe, but it took at least 136,000 likes to crack the U.S. list, while 16,000 was enough for Europe, according to a recent study by social media management suite Campalyst. Campalyst also found that: The top 10 apparel and accessories retailer pages in the U.S. average 14.7… read more>>

Why Windows Phone Users May Not Be Able To Sync With Facebook

Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore confirmed in a tweet Thursday that some Windows Phone users were having difficulties syncing their devices to Facebook, The Verge reported. According to The Verge, affected users attempting to access the social network on their Windows Phone devices were met with 83CF1104 error messages, with status updates and portions of the News Feed still working, but photo updates and… read more>>

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How Authentic Does This Post Feel? Facebook Wants To Know

Some Facebook users are seeing a module beneath posts from pages in their News Feeds, asking them, “How authentic does this post feel?” An AllFacebook reader shared the screenshot above, in which users are prompted to rate the post using a five-dot ratings system, with one dot representing “not at all” and five dots signifying “extremely.” Readers: Have you seen this?… read more>>

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo on the homepage of singer Usher giving a shout-out to electronic duo Empire of the Sun; as well as the photo above of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, along with director Francis Lawrence, at a panel discussion at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park,… read more>>

What Did Facebook’s Board Of Directors Reveal In Their SEC Filings?

Members of Facebook’s board of directors disclosed their trading activities involving the company’s stock in Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday. Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Donald Graham, Reed Hastings, and Peter Thiel each reported the following identical transactions: They each exercised 7,742 restricted stock units that were set to expire May 14, 2023, leaving each with a total of 7,742 Facebook class-A common shares. In addition, Graham… read more>>

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How Facebook Engineering Will Be Boston Strong

Facebook announced that it will assemble an engineering team in Boston, which will be led by Ryan Mack, an infrastructure engineer who was responsible for much of the back end of Timeline. The social network added that the Boston engineering team will focus on infrastructure projects in areas such as data storage, networking, security, and language run times. Mack wrote in a note on the Facebook Boston page: About two-and-a-half years ago, my wife… read more>>

Is Facebook Adding Results From Five-Star Ratings System To Pages?

Facebook appears to be testing the inclusion of results of its five-star ratings system directly under the names of the pages and above their counts for likes and people talking about this. An AllFacebook reader shared the screenshot above, from the Facebook page of Web In Fermento, but the stars were not visible to us when we visited the page. Readers: Have you seen five-star ratings systems results on any Facebook pages?… read more>>

How Facebook Is Embracing The U.S. Hispanic Market

Facebook launched a new ad product aimed at helping brands target its approximately 23 million Hispanic U.S. monthly active users, dedicated U.S. Hispanic brand offers, and the social network also announced that it opened an office in Miami to serve agencies and advertisers that focus on Hispanic consumers. Facebook Latin America Vice President Alexandre Hohagen relocated to Miami to oversee the social network’s efforts related to U.S. Hispanics, and former Univision VP… read more>>

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How Facebook Reminds Android App Users About Their Favorite TV Shows

Facebook added a feature to its flagship Android application that allows U.S. users who like the pages of participating television shows to receive reminders about upcoming episodes. The “What’s New” section in the Facebook app’s listing on Google Play reads: Set reminders for upcoming episodes of your favorite TV shows on participating pages (U.S. only). The new Android feature continues Facebook’s recent efforts to more closely integrate itself with TV. The social network reached an… read more>>

How Facebook Continues To Fight Bullying

Facebook continued its efforts to combat bullying with Wednesday’s launch of the Bullying Prevention Hub, a one-stop shop for the social network’s bullying prevention tools. The Bullying Prevention Hub was created by engineers from Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, in particular Marc Brackett and Robin Stern, and it includes sections for teens and friends, parents, and educators, as well as the following safety and security tools grouped together in… read more>>

How Facebook Handles 300 Petabytes Of Daily Data

Facebook offered some insight into how it handles the more than 300 petabytes of data it stores for its 1.19 billion monthly active users, providing some details on Presto, an interactive query system it created and is open-sourcing, in a note on the Facebook Engineering page. Presto was designed to help Facebook process queries for data with lower latency — in other words, quicker from an end-user standpoint — and a “small… read more>>

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