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Facebook Has Taken Another Step Towards Combatting Fake News

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

There’s no denying that fake news has become a problem in today’s society. Whether it’s affecting the election or just generally mucking up your newsfeed, misinformation has begun to spread like wildfire in the digital age. Social media, in all its popular glory, has…

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Today, Facebook Launches Watch to See If It Can Become TV

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

Facebook just launched its spread of original TV shows today alongside a new video platform called Watch. Why, yes, today is also Snap, Inc.’s earnings day, why do you ask? Here’s the lowdown on what this means for the average Facebook user, as well…

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Facebook Video Chat Device Will Be Its First Major Hardware Project

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

At this point, it’s hard to deny that Facebook has changed the world. From connecting friends across the planet to providing for its employees, the social media company turned tech giant has experimented with everything under the sun. However, Facebook hasn’t done a lot…

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Why You Shouldn’t Pay Attention to That Creepy Facebook AI Story

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

As a tech reporter, sometimes I can lose sight of how little the average person tends to care about tech news. No, nobody wants to hear that another random bitcoin startup just got funded, or how many billions of VC investments we saw this…

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Facebook Wants to Build Its Own Town

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Tech companies are famous for their office perks. Whether it’s pinball machines, gourmet chefs, or access to a company yacht, innovative minds come up with innovative ways to treat their employees right. But if you think fully stocked fridges, meditation rooms, and nap pods…

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Germany Could Fine Social Media Companies Millions for Hate Speech

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Social media companies operating within Germany may face fines of up to $57 million if they don’t remove hate speech from their platforms within 24 hours of its posting, according to a law just passed today. This “unlawful content” includes illegal, prejudiced, and slanderous…

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5 Tips For A Flawless Facebook Ad Campaign

By | Jun 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

A TV or newspaper ad used to be the best way to reach an audience. You knew who it would reach based on what media you selected and spent more or less depending on how conveniently timed or sized your advertisement is. Today, that…

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Facebook and Patreon Both Illustrate One Weird Rule of Viral Marketing

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

Looking to hit it big on Facebook, possibly the biggest media company ever? Or maybe you’d just like to become a successful Patreon creator, pulling in five figures a month for doing whatever your creative heart desires? Good luck with both — the two accomplishments…

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Facebook Admits AI Can’t Do Everything Yet and Hires 3,000 Editors

By | May 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Facebook has responded to a string of high-profile deaths filmed live or uploaded to Facebook afterwards: They’ll be hiring 3,000 people solely to comb through video content and remove anything deemed too disturbing or violent. Here’s the relevant quote from Mark Zuckerberg himself: “Over…

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The Difference Between Social Media Influencers and Brand Ambassadors

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As the influence of social media personalities grow, how companies choose to advertise their products must innovate and grow as well. In this period of growth and development, two career tracks have developed: brand ambassadors and social media influencers. Although they often appear to…

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How Facebook’s Algorithm Makes Audiences Smaller But More Engaged

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm

For most startups looking for a seed round, an audience of at a few thousand early adapters is essential. And those users usually connect through the internet’s version of word-of-mouth: social media. In short, if you’re among the majority of startups that can’t land…

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Facebook Town Hall Feature Is Civic Engagement for the Internet Age

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Facebook just added a new politics-oriented feature: “Town Hall.” It’s a fun and simple way to learn more about your local government and connect with your representatives. Check out how it works and what it means below. How Facebook Town Hall Works Just go right…

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A Secret Facebook Division Wants to Read Your Mind

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

With technology advancing at a truly unprecedented rate, the line between innovative reality and science fiction has become irreversibly blurred. Whether it’s tablets that can make you feel different textures or wearables that are embedded into your skin, it’s getting harder and harder to decipher…

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Seven Reasons to Use ‘Facebook at Work’

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This fall, Facebook launched its Facebook at Work, a platform that allows for collaboration and socialization at the same time. The software is designed to help companies keep employees productive and engaged. Facebook offered beta testing earlier this year to 450 companies, but it…