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Facebook News Feed Dies, What Marketers MUST Know

The Facebook News Feed is dead. It’s official. Gone. Extinct. Poof. Nada. Oblivion. In this article, I’ll tell you why I’m making this assertion, the conspiratorial events leading up to the death of the News Feed, what it all means for the future of Facebook marketing, and four solid takeaways that will superpower your marketing in a post-News Feed era. After reading this article, you’ll be light-years ahead of most marketers. You’ll learn the unicorn moves in the brave new world of Facebook Me...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Sales, Social Media, United States, Facebook Messenger, Javier Olivan, New Zealand, Fast Company, Coca Cola, Facebook News Feed, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg, Don, Cox, Menlo Park

Facebook toys with mixing Stories and News Feed into one swipeable carousel

Facebook's News Feed could look a lot like Stories if a prototype the social media giant is working on rolls out to users. The design change mixes Stories and News Feed posts into a full-screen slideshow that users swipe left to navigate. The post Facebook toys with mixing Stories and News Feed into one swipeable carousel appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Stories, Facebook Test

Facebook prototypes a swipeable hybrid carousel of feed posts & Stories

Feed and Stories unite! Facebook is so eager to preempt the shift to Stories that it might even let us use the same interface of horizontally swipeable cards to sift through News Feed posts. If users won’t scroll down any more, Facebook’s ad business could take a huge hit. But by allowing traditional feed posts and ads to appear amidst Stories in the same carousel you’re more prone to swipe through, it could squeeze more views and dollars out of that content. This would help Facebook graceful...
Tags: Social, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Facebook Ads, Facebook News Feed, Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Stories Facebook, Jane Manchun Wong, Snapchat Stories Clone, Facebook Stories Ads

Facebook tries to demystify your news feed with built-in transparency tool

Wondering why some posts appear in your news feed over others? Facebook is attempting to demystify its algorithms with a new tool that tells users why a post appeared in the news feed. The tool also includes shortcuts to newsfeed settings. The post Facebook tries to demystify your news feed with built-in transparency tool appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Facebook News Feed, Facebook update

What You Need to Know about Facebook Marketplace Ads

What Are Facebook Marketplace Ads? Facebook Marketplace gives users an easy, convenient platform to buy and sell in their area. Thanks to expansion of Facebook placement options, it is now possible for businesses to advertise on Marketplace. Facebook offers placement beyond Newsfeed and Stories, tapping into the audience to achieve business objectives where people actively shop. People will see your ads alongside other relevant products and services within Marketplace. Why Advertise on Face...
Tags: Facebook, Seo, Adweek, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Marketing, Media Buying, Facebook Advertising, Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Instagram and Audience Network, Marketplace Facebook, Activating Facebook Marketplace Ads, Advertise with Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Marketplace Ads, Facebook Marketplace Ads Advertisers

Mark Zuckerberg's Mentor 'Shocked and Disappointed' -- But He Has a Plan

Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee published a scathing 3,000-word article adapted from his new book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. Here's just one example of what's left him "shocked and disappointed": Facebook (along with Google and Twitter) has undercut the free press from two directions: it has eroded the economics of journalism and then overwhelmed it with disinformation. On Facebook, information and disinformation look the same; the only difference is that disinformatio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Tech, Alexa, Facebook News Feed, McNamee, Facebook Google, Google Home, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe Here

China’s WeChat is the latest to get Snap-like ‘Stories’

WeChat, the Chinese messaging giant with over 1 billion monthly active users around the world, just added a Snap-like ephemeral video feature as part of its biggest overhaul since 2014. The revamp comes as Tencent, which owns stakes in Snap, sees increasing rivalry from up-and-comers like video app TikTok and news app Jinri Toutiao. WeChat has over the years morphed beyond a straight-up messenger to include many utility purposes. With more than 1 million lightweight apps up and running, users...
Tags: Social, Apps, Messenger, Asia, Instagram, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Moments, Tencent, WeChat, Time Capsule, Facebook News Feed, Snap, Toutiao, Instagram Stories

Quitting Facebook because of the Facebook Friends you chose makes no sense

Announcing that you’ve quit Facebook is almost like a badge of honor for folks these days. Many try to recruit others to follow them. I get people leaving Facebook out of “philosophical” concerns, though I think they’ll miss out on a lot by doing so. I don’t understand people quitting Facebook because they found their Facebook News Feed so awful. Afterall, your News Feed is created by your Facebook friends and your engagement with those friends. You choose your friends on Facebook, you s...
Tags: Facebook, Law, US, New York Times, Tehran, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Robert Scoble, Facebook News Feed, York Times, Facebook Friends, Scoble, Larry Port, Facebook Again, Ronald Langeveld, Wall Street JournalAssociated Press

Facebook must police Today In, its local news digest launching in 400 cities

Facebook has a new area of its app it will have to police for fake news and biased sensationalism. Facebook is launching “Today In”, its local news aggregator it began testing in January, in 400 small to medium-sized US cities. It’s also now testing it in its first overseas spot in Australia. iOS and Android users can open the Today In bookmark or opt in to getting digests of its local news in their feed. The feature includes previews that link out to news sites about top headlines, current d...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, New York, Media, Instagram, Australia, Washington, Government, US, San Francisco, Tech, Policy, New Orleans

Facebook News Feed now downranks sites with stolen content

Facebook is demoting trashy news publishers and other websites that illicitly scrape and republish content from other sources with little or no modification. Today it exclusively told TechCrunch that it will show links less prominently in the News Feed if they have a combination of this new signal about content authenticity along with either clickbait headlines orlanding pages overflowing with low-quality ads. The move comes after Facebook’s surveys and in-person interviews with discovered th...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Media, Tech, Policy, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Clickbait

Instagram will promote mid-term voting with stickers, registration info

Facebook is getting ready to purposefully influence the U.S. mid-term elections after spending two years trying to safeguard against foreign interference. Instagram plans to run ads in Stories and feed powered by TurboVote that will target all US users over 18 and point them towards information on how to get properly registered and abide by voting rules. Then when election day arrives, users will be able to add an “I Voted” sticker to their photos and videos that link to voting info like which p...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, US, Tech, Nature, Facebook News Feed

Invisible Content Syndrome and the Content Promotion Tactics to Cure It

Eyes fixed on his computer monitor, Jack felt perspiration form on his forehead as he waited in anticipation for the flood of visitors to the new campaign he and his team just launched. Anticipation turned to nervousness as he looked around the room and asked, “Who’s promoting this content?” All Jack got in return were blank stares and a bad case of Invisible Content Syndrome. According to research by the Content Marketing Institute, 83% of B2B marketers use social networks for traffic, making ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Seo, Linkedin, Content Marketing, Jack, Core, Hudson, Sap, Facebook News Feed, Marketingprofs, Buzzsumo, Don, Ann Handley, Larry Kim, Social Media Examiner

SDF Podcast 21: Attention, meaningful content and post-apocalyptic novels

Our latest podcast ended up being a tad longer than planned – clearly a sign of a lively, engaged discussion. In talking about various aspects of the attention economy, we managed to hold each other’s attention for a good 45 minutes. This episode’s show notes were written by Thomas Stoeckle. Many ‘attention economists’ these days quote Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon and his observation that a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. It is certainly a quote that has aged well, and one...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, Wtf, Technology, London, Privacy, Social Networks, Germany, Advertising, Marketing, US, Beck, Trends

Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApp’s new Business API

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the launch of its first revenue-generating enterprise product, the WhatsApp Business API. The API allows businesses to respond to messages from WhatsApp users for free up to 24 hours, then charges for any responses after that point on a per message basis. Though still in a limited preview, the company is now supporting around 100 businesses directly on its API platform, including airlines, e-commerce companies, banks, and others like Uber and Netflix, and p...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Uber, Tech, Developers, Whatsapp, Netflix, Api, Facebook News Feed, Coppel, WhatsApp Business, Whatsapp Business Api, Singapore Airlines Melia Hotels KLM Bank BRI

Facebook no longer takes a cut of Messenger games on Android

Facebook announced this week it’ll no longer be taking a cut of revenue on games played on the Android version of Messenger, due to the fact that Google’s already taking a fairly large piece of the pie. In an update on a group for developers of Instant Games — which you play directly from your Facebook News Feed — the official Instant Game page revealed updates to the monetization options: “We are focused on making the Instant Games platform an environment that is rooted in strong economics for ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Facebook News Feed

Here’s what Facebook employees were saying about Holocaust denial … in 2009

Mark Zuckerberg has been in hot water this week thanks to comments he made during an interview with Kara Swisher about the kinds of content that should and shouldn’t be removed from the platform. Zuckerberg brought up Holocaust deniers as an example, saying he found them “deeply offensive,” then added, “But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong.” (In a follow-up email, Zuckerberg repeated...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Policy, Facebook News Feed, Michael Arrington, Andrew Bosworth, Zuckerberg, Arrington, Kara Swisher, Brian Cuban, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Ezra Callahan

Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars

Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s recently appointed head of News Feed John Hegeman explained that, “I guess just for being false, that doesn’t violate the community standards. I think part of the fundamental thing here is that we created Faceb...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Facebook Pages, Opinion, Government, India, Tech, Cnn, Policy, Hillary Clinton, Myanmar, Associated Press, Jones, Facebook News Feed

Facebook tests 30-day keyword snoozing to fight spoilers, triggers

Don’t want to know the ending to a World Cup game or Avengers movie until you’ve watched it, or just need to quiet an exhausting political topic like “Trump”? Facebook is now testing the option to “snooze” specific keywords so you won’t see them for 30 days in News Feed or Groups. The feature is rolling out to a small percentage of users today. It could make people both more comfortable browsing the social network when they’re trying to avoid something, and not feel guilty posting about sensi...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, England, Instagram, Tech, Policy, Deadpool, Tunisia, Facebook News Feed, Trump, Don

Facebook: Here’s How to Share a Text Post to Your Story

Did you know that in addition to sharing photos and videos to your Facebook Stories, you can also share text posts? Our guide will show you how this works. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS. Step 1: At the top of your Facebook News Feed, tap "Add" to begin creating...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Stories, Social Pro Daily

Facebook: Here’s How to Create and Share a List

Earlier this year, Facebook launched a List feature, allowing users to create and share lists with their friends on their News Feeds. Our guide will show you how this feature works. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS. Step 1: Near the top of your Facebook News Feed, tap "What's on...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Facebook News Feed, Social Pro Daily

9 Reasons Instagram Will Overtake Facebook

In 2012, $1 billion seemed like an awful lot to pay for Instagram, given that the photo-sharing network had just 30 million users. But, Facebook was weak on mobile in those pre-IPO days, and a purchase of Instagram allowed an immediate shoring up in that area. Mark Zuckerberg was lauded for his commitment to keeping Instagram independent, and not just Frankensteining the technology into the parent Facebook app. Now, six years later, his quotes are even more interesting: “For years, we’ve focused...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Usa, Instagram, Seo, Linkedin, United States, Facebook Messenger, Kylie Jenner, Facebook News Feed, Zuckerberg, Facebook Instagram, Edison, Facebook Facebook, Edison Research, Snapchat Facebook

Stories are about to surpass feed sharing. Now what?

We’re at the cusp of the visual communication era. Stories creation and consumption is up 842 percent since early 2016, according to consulting firm Block Party. Nearly a billion accounts across Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Messenger now create and watch these vertical, ephemeral slideshows. And yesterday, Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox showed a chart detailing how “the Stories format is on a path to surpass feeds as the primary way people share things with their fri...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, Facebook Messenger, Stories, Evan Spiegel, Kevin Systrom, Facebook News Feed

Facebook has gotten so big that no one can understand it, and it could be a good reason to break it up (FB)

Facebook has gotten so big that it's impossible to understand how it all works. Congress' concerns over data privacy are valid, but many missed a larger, deeper issue. More lawmakers should be asking if Facebook is getting too big and if it should be broken up. When I load my Facebook News Feed right now, I see a picture of my nephew, an ad for a conference I'm speaking at next month, and a post from an old high school friend asking for recommendations for a new housekeeper. Your News Feed l...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Eu, App Store, Facebook News Feed, Zuckerberg, Gdpr, Instagram Messenger, Instagram WhatsApp, Facebook Problem, Apple Amazon Google

Facebook News Feed updated with more background information on publishers and articles

Facebook last year started providing more background information about the publishers and articles users see in News Feed. Today the company is rolling out this feature to everyone in the US and adding additional features to provide more context to users. Facebook said that its internal research within the company's community, academic, and industry partners have identified that additional key information helps users evaluate the credibility of an article and determine whether to trust the ar...
Tags: Facebook, News, Wikipedia, US, Blogging, Facebook News Feed, Additionally Facebook

Facebook fights fake news with author info, rolls out publisher context

Red flags and “disputed” tags just entrenched people’s views about suspicious news articles, so Facebook is hoping to give readers a wide array of info so they can make their own decisions about what’s misinformation. Facebook will try showing links to a journalist’s Wikipedia entry, other articles, and a follow button to help users make up their mind about whether they’re a legitimate source of news. The test will show up to a subset of users in the U.S. if the author’s publisher has impleme...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Government, Wikipedia, Tech, Facebook News Feed, Instead Facebook, Facebook Fake News, Facebook Publishers

Facebook Begins 'Fact-Checking' Photos, Videos

Facebook said today that it had begun "fact-checking" photos and videos to reduce the hoaxes and false news stories that have plagued the world's largest social media network. Reuters reports: The fact-checking began on Wednesday in France with assistance from the news organization AFP and will soon expand to more countries and partners, Tessa Lyons, a product manager at Facebook, said in a briefing with reporters. Lyons did not say what criteria Facebook or AFP would use to evaluate photos and ...
Tags: Facebook, France, Tech, Facebook News Feed, Reuters, Afp, Lyons, Tessa Lyons, Facebook Begins Fact Checking Photos Videos

EXPOSED: Fake Facebook Pages Used to Cloak Ad Origins

Recently spotted in the Facebook News Feed was this sponsored link ad from Facebook Page Coupons & Cabernet. Leading to this URL, which I’ll leave here in all its kangaroo-tagged glory: An obvious lead-gen blog post written by a mysterious, yet oh-so-relatable “I” on Checking out wikibuy’s blog, it’s full of types of “blogs” you see all over Facebook – promotions that look like third parties singing the praises of a money-saving Internet “hack.” You’ve likely seen other exte...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Pages, US, Social Media, Seo, Facebook News Feed, Nomad, AimClear, Facebook Page, Facebook Not, Facebook Page Coupons Cabernet Leading, Velvet Sage Page, Coups Cab Nomad Backpacks

Facebook swings at Twitter with Breaking News label

 Facebook’s algorithm is terrible at surfacing breaking news, often showing urgent posts hours or even days later when more facts have since emerged or the story has changed. This has made Twitter the default home for this content, but that position has weakened since Twitter implemented its own relevancy algorithm that brings up old tweets. Facebook isn’t ready to make any changes… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Media, Tech, Facebook News Feed, Facebook News

Micropodcasting? Facebook tries Voice Clip status updates

 More intimate than text but easier to record than video, Facebook hopes voice could get people sharing more on its aging social network. And internationally where users may have to deal with non-native language keyboards, voice lets them speak their mind without a typing barrier. Facebook is now testing Voice Clips as a status update option in India with a small percentage of users. First… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Voice, Facebook speaker, Voice Clips

Facebook Decides You Don’t Need Two News Feeds

It turns out, one of Facebook’s biggest News Feed experiments last year only made the service worse.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Facebook News Feed, Facebook News, Facebook Explore Feed, Facebook Misinformation