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We Are Social’s Tuesday Tweakup #45

Instagram Live unveils options to mute and turn off video“You’re on mute” is a phrase now extending its reach to Instagram Live. The platform has announced it is adding new features that will allow users to mute their microphones and even turn their video off whilst using the app’s Live feature. This is to give hosts more flexibility during live streaming, avoiding annoying background chatter and clatter. A ‘video off’ experience also allows for easier multitasking, meaning you can listen to a L...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Kim Kardashian, Pinterest, Germany, NFL, Seo, Reddit, National Football League, Audi, Facebook News Feed, University Of Alabama, Twitter Instagram, Pacific Islander, Facebook News

Facebook is making a major change that makes it easier for you to escape the algorithm-based News Feed

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Facebook is making major changes to how its News Feed works. The company said it is making News Feed controls much more prominent in an upcoming update. Users will also be able to limit who comments on their posts for the first time ever. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook's making major changes to its core functionality: the News Feed timeline all users see when they sign on. Users will be able to quickly switch between...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, News Feed, Nick Clegg, Facebook News Feed, News Feed Facebook, Matt Gaetz, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Facebook Clegg, Mark Zuckerberg Getty Facebook

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #528

Facebook restricts Australian users from sharing or viewing news linksFacebook has announced that it will be restricting users in Australia from sharing or viewing news links to the platform. The move follows the debate on proposed legislation from the Australian government that seeks to push internet platforms to pay news publishers directly for access to share their content. Just four percent of the posts on the Facebook News Feed are news, the company claims, and says the legislation ‘fundame...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, UK, Texas, Australia, California, Social Media, Seo, Reddit, Mashup, Emojis, Black, Black History Month, Facebook News Feed, Social Media Policy, Leon Bridges

Here’s how AI determines what you see on the Facebook News Feed

Facebook today revealed fresh details on how algorithms power your News Feed. In a blog post, Facebook said the ranking system isn’t comprised of a single algorithm. Instead, it uses multiple layers of machine learning models to predict what a user wants to see. Facebook explained how this would work for a fictional user called Juan: Since Juan’s login yesterday, his friend Wei posted a photo of his cocker spaniel. Another friend, Saanvi, posted a video from her morning run. His favorite Page pu...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Milky Way, Facebook News Feed, Juan, Wei, Neural, Saanvi

Facebook’s responsibility

From the Workshop on  “News and Information Disorder in the 2020 US Presidential Election.”  Ethan Porter People do not come to believe in misinformation out of nowhere. First, they must be exposed to the misinformation; then, they must not be exposed to a correction of the misinformation. Viewed in this light, belief in misinformation is a later step in a long process that implicates not only human psychology, but the architecture of online platforms. These platforms, too, do not come fr...
Tags: Facebook, US, Joe Biden, Facebook News Feed, Knight Foundation, Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, George Washington University, Avaaz, Ethan Porter, Thomas J Wood, Institute for Data Democracy and Politics Cross

Facebook Dating finally launches in Europe, having been delayed since Valentine's Day over data protection concerns

An image from Facebook showing video-calling in Facebook Dating. Facebook Facebook Dating has finally launched in Europe after nine-month delay. The in-app feature finds matches based on preferences, interests, and activity on Facebook. EU regulators postponed a planned Valentine's-Day launch over data protection concerns. They now say Facebook has provided "detailed clarifications" on how the in-app feature will process data. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook ha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Ireland, Facebook News Feed, Valentine, Facebook Users, Irish Data Protection Commission, Facebook Dating, Facebook EU, Graham Doyle, Kate Duffy

facebook ad boycott and 10+ years of facebook cartoons

“The way you allocate your media spend, where you put your ads, talks about your company.  We moved from brand safety to, I think, societal safety.” This is the perspective of Stephan Loerke, CEO of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), in response to the growing Facebook ad boycott by big brands. WFA members represent 90% of global marketing communication spending ($900 billion annually).  In a CNBC interview, Stephan describes the Facebook ad boycott as a turning point. The WF...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Media, Cnbc, Facebook News Feed, Branding, Stephan, Ann Handley, WFA, Stephan Loerke, World Federation of Advertisers WFA, Unilever Lego Patagonia Coca Cola

Read the memo Facebook is sending to ad agencies as calls for advertisers to boycott the platform in July intensify

Facebook has been reaching out to ad agencies this week after a group of civil rights organizations urged media buyers and brands to stop advertising on the platform in July 2020. The platform has been facing mounting pressure over its content moderation policies and its handling of President Donald Trump's posts after George Floyd's death. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is reaching out to ad agencies as it faces mounting pressure over its content moderation poli...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, United States, Usa Today, Naacp, Donald Trump, Facebook News Feed, Mark, Everson, Carolyn Everson, George Floyd, Elijah Harris, Voting Information Center

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to get 4 million Americans voting in 2020 but doubled down on not fact-checking politicians

Mark Zuckerberg said in a USA Today op-ed Facebook has created a new voter information tool, and aims to help get 4 million Americans registered to vote for the 2020 presidential election. In the same op-ed he doubled down on his decision not to fact-check politicians on the platform. Facebook came under fire in May after it refused to fact-check a post from Trump which falsely claimed mail-in votes would be fraudulent. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuc...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Minneapolis, California, US, Trends, Usa Today, Facebook News Feed, Zuckerberg, Trump, George Floyd, Voting Information Center, USA Today op ed Facebook, Subsequently Facebook

Facebook wrongly blocked some links, including coronavirus info

Facebook suffered from a massive bug in its News Feed spam filter, causing URLs to legitimate websites including Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today to be blocked from being shared as posts or comments. The issue blocked shares of some but not all coronavirus-related content, while some unrelated links are allowed through and others are not. Facebook has been trying to fight back against misinformation related to the outbreak, but may have gotten overzealous or experienced a technical error. A s...
Tags: Health, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Usa Today, Facebook News Feed, Zuckerberg, Rosen, Chan Zuckerberg, Guy Rosen, Facebook Bug, Facebook content moderation

This Y Combinator-backed startup wants to break your Facebook addiction and keep employees productive — just as everybody is starting to work from home

Motion is part of Y Combinator's latest batch of startups and offers a tool to monitor online behavior and time spent on websites. The Chrome extension provides daily reports, and will automatically alter a website's user interface to make it less distracting. For example, it will hide posts on Facebook's News Feed, but still allow access to Groups or Business Pages. Although the team won't be pitching investors on stage at the now-canceled Demo Day pitch event, cofounder and CEO Harry Qi told...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Y Combinator, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Qi, Facebook News Feed, San Francisco Seattle, Harry Qi, New York Motion

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

Just ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web for ad targeting purposes. Facebook is not going boldly into transparent daylight — but rather offering what privacy rights advocacy group Privacy International has dubbed “a tiny sticking plaster on a much wider problem”. The problem it’s referring to is the lack of active and informed consent for mass sur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, New York, California, China, Tech, Eu, Barcelona, European Union, Google Analytics, Rock, Thailand, Vpn, Privacy International

Facebook prototypes tabbed News Feed with Most Recent & Seen

Facebook may make it easier to escape its ranking algorithm and explore the News Feed in different formats. Facebook has internally prototyped a tabbed version of the News Feed for mobile that includes that the standard Most Relevant feed, the existing Most Recent feed of reverse chronological posts that was previously buried as a sidebar bookmark, and an Already Seen feed of posts you’ve previously viewed feed that historically was only available on desktop via the largely unknown URL facebo...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Algorithm, Jane Manchun Wong

Facebook opens search ads to all advertisers

Ad placement will include Facebook News Feed and Marketplace search results. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Amy Gesenhues]
Tags: Facebook, Seo, Facebook News Feed, Amy Gesenhues

Facebook changes algorithm to promote worthwhile & close friend content

Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your closest friends and which links you find most worthwhile. Today Facebook announced it’s trained new classifiers based on patterns linking these surveys with usage data so it can better predict what to show in the News Feed. The change could hurt Pages that share click-bait and preference those sharing content that makes people feel satisfied afterwards. For close friends, Facebook ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Policy, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Algorithm, Facebook Survey, Varsha Sharma

Fascinating Predictions about Facebook Messenger Marketing That Can Help Your Business Grow

When it comes to Facebook Messenger chatbots, we as marketers are in the thick of it. We’re devising Messenger strategies, assembling chatbot sequences, and racking up wins for our companies and clients. But what’s the future of Facebook chatbot marketing? We have some predictions. Crystal balls not being readily available at the time of writing, I made these predictions based on data, trends, and history (the “repeats itself” bit). We’re not a rumor blog, so there’s none of that here. Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, London, Instagram, India, Sales, Tel Aviv, Bloomberg, Paypal, Facebook Messenger, George Clooney, Facebook News Feed, Braintree, Zuckerberg, Facebook Marketing

Giphy's head of revenue breaks down their most popular search terms, plus the future of messaging

Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRadio and Pandora too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend! People—people like you and me—conduct more than a billion searches for GIFs and stickers on our messaging apps every day. At the heart of those GIF results is, often, Giphy, the shareable online database and search engine of those short looping soundless videos.  While it’s all fun and good to send a friend a looping video of a dog on a ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Advertising, Nike, Pandora, Giphy, Facebook News Feed, Magnin, Alex Magnin

In the News, What’s the Top Social Media Site to Reach Customers in Your State?

  You’ll find hundreds — probably thousands — of social networks on the internet now. And those sites have something for everyone’s niche. But we always hear about the big players in the game. As a small business owner, you probably need to know more. You’ve become aware of the heavy weights, of course. These include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a few others. But did you know that some social networks are more popular in certain parts of the country than others? That becomes important if so...
Tags: Facebook, Sales, Walmart, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, Facebook News Feed, Wilbur, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Meli, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Marie Kondo Marie Kondo, Melissa Blue, Melissa Mehall, Customers Choose Loyalty Programs, Netflix Goodwill

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

CHEAP: At $185, this Samsung Chromebook 3 is more than half off

It’s always nice when something a bit overpriced becomes… well… cheap. Take the Samsung Chromebook 3, for example. Would I pay $399 for this? Absolutely not. But drop that price down to $185, and I’ll start throwing wads of cash in your face so fast, you’ll think you’ve got a new job as an exotic dancer. Chromebooks are great laptops for the most basic computing tasks, from casually scrolling through your Facebook News Feed, to buying stuff online. They’re simple, secure, and they don’t require ...
Tags: Startups, Chromebooks, Facebook News Feed, Samsung Chromebook, Plugged

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