Facebook denies that its EdgeRank punishes brands that don’t pay to promote posts, but one U.K. company thinks Facebook lured it into a bait-and-switch scheme. Now unable to afford the up to $4,500 Facebook says it needs to pay to promote its posts, Charity Engine may be forced out of business.
The Bulgarian blogger and digital rights activist who made headlines when he reported acquiring more than one million Facebook data entries said Friday he is cooperating with Facebook as they conduct an internal investigation, but won’t comply with the company’s request to remove blog posts or not talk about the investigation.
We set out to find the best way to trim all the excess info from our email diet. So-called email bacon, the newsletters we subscribe to but rarely read, take time to delete and manage. Fortunately, we found a simple-to-use app capable of helping us sort through the fat and get to the meat.
The man who claimed he was entitled to a 50% stake in Facebook because founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea from him is accused of forging documents, filing a bogus lawsuit and orchestrating a multi-million dollar scheme.
Three months ago Facebook vowed to do a better job generating mobile revenue. It looks like they’re doing it.
Facebook will release its second set of quarterly earnings as a public company on Tuesday, and early indications are they will be better than the results the social network announced in July. But even if they aren’t, Wall Street seems to be falling in love with the company all over again, as Facebook now seems to have an actual plan to get more of your money.
Facebook’s addition of the Want button is a most likely, wise move to bolster its advertising efforts. And its new Collections button helps it confront the Pinterest threat head on. But are either good for members?
Engineering professors and graduate students at University of California-Riverside have coined a new term to describe malware distributed on social networks, but they didn’t stop there: They also developed an app to fight it.
College admissions officers have learned to check applicants’ Facebook profiles, and what they see there can have a negative impact on the students’ chances. Guess what? The kids are a step ahead of them.
Anyone can call himself a social media expert and find clients willing to pay thousands of dollars for advice. Here are some things to consider before hiring a so-called expert, including whether you really need a social media consultant.
If you’re tired of logging into Facebook to reset your privacy options every time the company updates its user agreement, a new Chrome extension may be the fix you’re looking for.
Facebook confirmed on Thursday that it scans private messages for links and records them as likes, according to the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The revelation undermines not only Facebook’s commitment to remove phony links but the company’s very credibility.
So Facebook has reached the impressive milestone of 1 billion active monthly users. What does it mean? Hard to know without a bit more information.
An ambitious Facebook data-collection effort is turning up unlikely patterns in members’ interests. Here’s what that means for online marketers – and you.
At one time, social readers – those spammy Facebook apps that broadcast everything you look at to everyone in your friend list – were a key component of the social network’s strategy to keep members in the walled garden. Only one problem: users hate auto-sharing. Now a third-party company says it may have solved Facebook’s dilemma.
Facebook page owners and brands trying to get their content in front of customers say their reach has decreased since the company changed its Edgerank algorithm on Sept. 20. One Facebook’s employee’s response? Post better content.
We warned you on the day Facebook filed for its initial public offering that, from that point onward, the company would be fixated on making investors and advertisers happy, in that order, even if it meant making users unhappy. So it has come to pass. How else to explain Facebook’s latest effort to bolster advertising…
Making my students switch from MS Word to Google Drive not only eliminated the headache of incompatible versions and big email attachments. It’s made them better writers.
The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect the privacy of minors, but Facebook objects on First Amendment grounds. Here’s why the social network’s argument is weak, self-serving, and bound to fail.
In what is likely to become the next privacy controversy for Facebook, the social-media giant is working with a big-data firm to correlate off-line purchases with ad views on Facebook.
And, surprise, opting out is trickier than Facebook’s typically difficult procedures.