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Breaking up with Facebook: Where are brands and young users going? – The Next Web

“We’d love to say ‘It’s not you, it’s us’ but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot,” wrote delivery service Eat24 in its breakup letter with Facebook. Eat24 is one of the many brands reevaluating its relationship with Facebook as the site continues to make changes to the algorithm that affects organic reach. According to a study by ad agency Ogilvy, as of 2012, Facebook limited the organic reach of content to roughly around 16 percent. As of February 2014, the organic reach for brand pages was somewhere between 2 and 6 percent depending on the number of fans per Read More

Tutorial: Facebook 2-factor authentication, step-by-step – ZDNet

Facebook has never seemed to have a particularly friendly relationship with security and privacy. After all, the more Facebook knows about you, the more the company can profit from the social graph. But while the company has implemented some fine security features for users, the way they present them leaves a lot to be desired. Take 2-factor authentication, which is what we’ll discuss in-depth in this article. Facebook actually supports multiple second factors (text messaging, its own apps, voice calls, third party apps). But getting to them is less than obvious and, in some cases, requires you to sacrifice some personal security to gain some Facebook account security. Also, since Facebook does have so many Read More

Find Out Which of Your Facebook Friends Makes You the Happiest – TIME

Research suggests that the emotions shared in friends’ Facebook posts have a real, measurable effect on the sentiment of our own status messages. The following interactive applies a scientific measure of sentiment to your friends’ posts to see whose updates are boosting your mood the most. To determine your top friends, this tool takes into account mutual friends, who you appear with in photos, and whose posts you’ve frequently liked. Then it analyzes the posting behavior of the top 25 people on this list, discarding anyone who has written fewer than 10 status updates in the past year or whose privacy settings hide their posts from apps. To measure the positivity and negativity of Facebook posts, this app uses the Read More

Twitter user’s ‘joke’ terror threat alarms American Airlines – New York Daily News

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg American Airlines promised to contact the FBI after a Twitter user posted a threat on the social media site. What a Twit. A Twitter user named “Sarah” threatened to “do something really big” in terror-laced tweet to American Airlines, but quickly begged forgiveness when the airline promised to contact the FBI. “hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan,” Sarah wrote on Sunday. “I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.” The airline responded swiftly. “Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.” Sarah, Read More

Facebook targets financial services – Financial Times

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Ashton Irwin Trending on Twitter for Both Love and Hate – Guardian Liberty Voice

Young Singer Ashton Irwin has been trending on Twitter with messages of both love and hate.  The message of love was #keepsmilingashtonweloveyou, the other, a message of hate, #keepcuttingashtonyourtrash. This young drummer of the Australian group 5 Seconds of Summer has a dark past that included cutting his wrists. He has since stopped the cutting, much to his fans relief, and wears many bracelets to hide the scars. He now draws butterflies on the scars of his fans to show them they are beautiful, and that they too can overcome this dangerous affliction. The fans are so intense, and their support is so great that they are trending on Twitter with their hash tag and outpouring of love. One fan Read More

Turkey’s prime minister says he’ll pursue Twitter for ‘tax evasion’ – CNET

Turkey’s prime minister seems to still be looking for a way to silence Twitter in his country, saying in a televised speech Saturday that the microblogging service is a tax evader and that his government will pursue it. “Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook are international companies established for profit and making money. Twitter is at the same time a tax evader. We will go after it,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to a report by news agency AFP. “These companies, like every international company, will abide by my country’s constitution, laws, and tax rules.” Twitter was banned by Erdogan’s government last month in a runup to elections, but the ban was later lifted after Turkey’s supreme court ruled that Read More

Your Facebook News Feed Is About To Get A Lot Less Annoying – Huffington Post

Your News Feed is getting a major overhaul, according to a post on the Facebook Newsroom blog Thursday. The company announced several improvements to “reduce stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see.” The post detailed three major ways the company plans to clean up the News Feed: Reducing “like-baiting,” or posts that endorse liking or commenting as a way to game the News Feed algorithm, which rewards posts with more engagement with a more prominent spot in the Feed. Reducing “frequently circulated content,” meaning that viral video that everyone shared won’t show up twice in your Feed. Ditching “spammy links,” so any stories that mislead users into clicking on links Read More

Sony’s Project Morpheus ‘Validated’ By Facebook’s Oculus Purchase – Forbes

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a PlayStation vs. Xbox battle, complete with flamewars, fanboys and public sniping. But for now? VR is so new, these companies see themselves more as friends than enemies. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Engadget about this philosophy. “I woke up that morning and saw the announcement and I was like, yeah!” Yoshida said. “For me, it was a validation for VR… We meant to validate Oculus by announcing Morpheus, and the Oculus guys knew what Read More

Robert Downey, Jr. Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account, … – Deadline.com

The Iron Man himself has finally joined Twitter. With only 4 tweets this morning, he’s dipped his toe into the social media universe. Within hours, Downey has tallied 912K followers. Wow, word travels fast. And why not? Iron Man is a billion dollar franchise for Marvel since they first introduced Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in 2008. Worldwide the first film grossed $585M, the second one, $623.9M and the third, $1.2B. The next Marvel title for the actor is Avengers: Age of Ultron which will bow May 1, 2015 from Disney. Welcome to the SMU, Mr. Downey, No doubt, Disney and Marvel are thrilled. The actor has long been a strong presence on social media due to his many Read More