Bogus “news” stories feed on confusion and rage
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
Why do people share their shock and outrage over amazing and incredible "news" stories from questionable sources? Why do they continue to comment and share these stories, even after they know them to be bogus? The story of the 60-year-old woman who supposedly shot and killed two teenagers who punched her
Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted
JULY 25, 2016
Here’s what someone posted as a comment: “I’m always a bit surprised that anyone on social thinks they “own their feed” Not true on Facebook. You can help curate a feed through your preferences and who you “friend” – but you don’t own any feeds. Even The platform owns the feeds. But if you seriously think you “own” your feed, well. It’s overly simplistic to classify everything we come into contact with online as “a feed.” If you do, we can be friends. will delete them.
Facebook Contextual Ads Insensitive to Boston Tragedy
APRIL 16, 2013
News and commentary about yesterday''s tragic events in Boston are dominating my feed on Facebook, but there, in the middle of it all, I was appalled to see a pathetic, contextual ad for the Zoosk dating site, with a montage of all the smiling hotties that were dying to meet
How Transparent is Too Transparent?
JANUARY 21, 2010
Domino’s Pizza’s new Pizza Turnaround campaign set off a wave of discussions in the social media world. The Pizza Turnaround video, which was produced by Domino’s, features Domino’s employees, including its head chefs, and some of the company’s marketing executives, admitting outright that the pizza sucks. There’s a reason for that, of course.
LinkedIn and Twitter Connect: So?
NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Update on How To Configure LinkedIn Twitter Integration: To enable LinkedIn to display your Twitter feed, click the link “Account & Settings located at the top-right of the Twitter home page. LinkedIn and Twitter announced last night that LinkedIn will now be integrating Twitter updates with LinkedIn user accounts. Some on Twitter felt the two worlds should not collide.
A Few Motivational Thoughts
JANUARY 21, 2010
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Teach a man how to exploit disadvantaged workers in the third world, build a multinational seafood empire and feed his family for generations. I see so many motivational quotes on Twitter, I thought I would take a moment to share a few of my favorites: How will you know the depths of your ineptitude until you try something you’re unsure of? If you fail to plan, you’ll have a lot more time to do the actual work. Don’t you wish you could screw up 10,000 times before you got fired?
Under the Social Media Influence
MARCH 19, 2010
The primary definition of influence is “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. It’s difficult to show that a 140-character item flying by in a Twitter stream or RSS feed has, by this definition, any influence whatsoever, and if one doesn’t, one million 140-character items don’t either. The conclusion? Those with the largest number of followers may be ‘popular’ Twitterers, but that’s not necessarily related to their influence.
Facebook Dislike Button is a Bad Idea
NOVEMBER 6, 2009
Facebook users have launched a handful of petition drives asking the social network to allow users to click a thumbs-down icon to give a news feed item, advertisement, etc. a “Dislike, just as they can currently give it a thumbs-up, or “Like. If I don’t want to read/see an item, Facebook already has a close button on every banner ad and news feed item. There are several Facebook groups with a million or more users advocating this. The group Petition for a Dislike Button has, as of this post, over 2.8 million members. Dislike Button is a bad idea.
The Problem With Being Liked
NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Yesterday I saw a link in a Facebook news feed to a story about the desecration yesterday of a synagogue in Florida on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. “Be liked and you will never want. “I’m well liked in Hartford. - Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman. When Willy Loman talked about the importance of being liked, and whether he was liked or not, he didn’t really know what it was to be liked, or whether it really mattered. It was an awkward way for Willy to express the importance of popularity and acceptance. What did they like?
A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter
NOVEMBER 6, 2009
They are most often using Twitter as a super-news-feed, and as a way to drive people back to their blog, web site, etc. If you’re relying on Twitter as your social media hub, you’re limiting your potential for impact and influence. Twitter is excellent for distribution , but if you’re going to communicate original ideas, you’ll need a blog (or something similar). The most influential people on Twitter are either already celebrities, create their own content, or both. Who do you see most often retweeted? Mashable. Guy Kawasaki. Robert Scoble. Thanks!
Tips for Using Facebook Fan Pages
OCTOBER 24, 2009
Take advantage of the features Facebook makes available, like the ability to upload images, integration with YouTube and Twitter, status updates (which will appear in fans’ news feeds), creation of discussion boards, etc. Several clients have told me recently they don’t think their Facebook pages have as many fans as their brand seems to warrant. They’ve asked me what they were doing “wrong” and how to improve their pages. One executive compared the “coolness” of his brand to a larger, boring brand that drew many more fans to its Facebook page, adding, “I don’t get it.”.
Santa Cruz Sentinel on FriendFeed - Newspaper of the Future?
JULY 17, 2009
There are icons allowing readers to easily sign up for any of several RSS feeds the paper offers. The purpose of each of these is not readily apparent, but by hovering over any one of them you can see the URL, which tells you what the feed is for. This morning, looking at what the Santa Cruz Sentinel is doing on FriendFeed , it occurred to me that I might be looking at the newspaper of the future, here today. FriendFeed gives the Sentinel all of the functionality a Web 2.0 enabled newsroom needs. The paper (how’s that for a term describing an online news outlet?)
Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today
JANUARY 26, 2015
Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. It would be easy to dismiss Mailchimp’s approach as frivolous until you take a look at its Instagram feed and realize they’re actually well-crafted images that subtly advance a marketing message without hitting you over the head.
Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed
AUGUST 26, 2016
Facebook has begun displaying vertical videos in News Feed in its flagship mobile application. Tim Peterson of Marketing Land reported on the update, and a spokesperson for the social network told him via email that its tests found that users watched vertical videos for longer time periods and with audio when they were presented vertically in News Feed, adding: We know that people enjoy more immersive experiences on Facebook, so we’re starting to display a larger portion of each vertical video in News Feed on mobile. Readers: What are your thoughts on this change?
Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed
AUGUST 4, 2016
Facebook hopes to catch clickbait in the algorithm net it is using to clean up its News Feed. Research scientist Alex Peysakhovich and user experience researcher Kristin Hendrix detailed the latest change to the social network’s News Feed algorithm in a Newsroom post , saying that the tweak was a response to feedback from users. They described the update to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm as follows: We’ve heard from people that they specifically want to see fewer stories with clickbait headlines or link titles. This is similar to how many email spam filters work.
Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm
Ignite Social Media
JULY 1, 2016
Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. Simple, right? Both yes and no. Don’t freak out just yet though, people.
Facebook Testing Ability for Users to Post to News Feed But Not Timeline
JUNE 8, 2016
Facebook is testing a way to allow users to post to News Feed without those posts ever appearing in their Timelines. Matt Elliott of CNET shared the screenshot below, in which a “Hide From Your Timeline” option appeared in his status update composer, and a popup read: Create Posts Just for News Feed: Now you can create posts that only show up in News Feed and search results.
How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed
Convince & Convert
APRIL 20, 2016
Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. The new feed is still in beta, but once released widespread, it is possible that users will only see up to 30% of the content produced by the people they follow —similar to how Facebook feeds work. Travelgrammers. Gamers.
Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed
DECEMBER 11, 2014
Therefore, I bring you the seven podcasts you must add to your iTunes feed to laugh, learn, and live. The post Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. There have been lots of predictions that 2015 is going to be the year of the podcast. Because I’ve been co-hosting one for years now, I like the sound of that. The Friday Five.
Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Facebook is testing a new type of multiproduct News Feed ad with advertisers including Michael Kors and Lowe’s. Readers: Have any of these ads made their way into your News Feeds ? Advertising/Marketing Facebook Adweek Dynamic Ads e-Commerce Holiday Shopping Season images Lowe's Marty Swant Michael Kors News Feed Photos retailers VideosClicking again brings users to the retailers’ websites, where they can purchase the products featured in the ads. Facebook spokesperson told Swant other brands will join the test later this month and throughout the holiday shopping season.
NEVER Feed the Trolls
OCTOBER 12, 2010
The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work. It’s true, the more connections you have on social media networks the more likely someone will disagree with you. Trolls are a special breed. Well, it can get ugly.
Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values
JUNE 29, 2016
Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends. We’ve also found that people enjoy their feeds as a source of entertainment.
Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Tweak Eyes More ‘Informative’ Stories
AUGUST 11, 2016
Facebook wants its users to find their News Feeds to be more informative. The newest tweak to the social network’s News Feed algorithm , announced Thursday, is focused on delivering more stories that users find made them “feel more informed about the world around them.”. People from our Feed Quality Program look at each story in their feed and rank it on a scale of one to five—one being “really not informative” and five being “really informative.”. Readers: What are your thoughts on the latest change to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm?
Instant Games: Facebook’s New Cross-Platform Experience for Messenger, News Feed
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Facebook Tuesday announced the launch of Instant Games , an HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience for Messenger and News Feed on both mobile and the web. Facebook News Feed posts also include the “Instant Play” call-to-action to help drive distribution and discovery of new games. Instant Games is launching with 17 titles: Pac-Man , Bandai Namco Entertainment. Arkanoid , Taito.
Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads
DECEMBER 5, 2013
This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Facebook Announces More Links In The News Feed. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads.
Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands
MARCH 7, 2013
Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates. ” You can learn about all of the changes here. What do you think?
Feedburner to Feedblitz – Why We Migrated Our RSS Feed
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Did you know that you don’t need a third-party feed service to deliver an RSS feed? It’s no secret, but using a service like Feedburner has become a common best practice for feed delivery among bloggers and marketers alike. The service is free so there’s no risk involved (theoretically) and using a feed service isn’t something that marketers see as an option.
What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes
AUGUST 12, 2013
Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping. As Facebook rolls out these changes to the News Feed, what are you noticing about the way your page and/or content is performing?
Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot
APRIL 25, 2014
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JUNE 30, 2016
It's the kind of stuff that lets the ugly side of opinions (which they see as news) seep into the feed and, to a certain degree, you see sides of people that you had never known (no matter how long you have known them). It's just the many dimensions that shape your Facebook experience when your friends like, follow and regurgitate (or copy) the content that's in their feeds. The other day, Facebook announced changes to the news feed. They also launched a News Feed Values to better explain their positioning. Force feed me. The feed will never be perfect.
Messenger Platform v1.3: News Feed Ads Launch Messenger Conversations; Sponsored Messages Debut
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
which includes News Feed ads that launch Messenger conversations and sponsored messages. This is why I’m thrilled to announce the rollout of News Feed ads that open Messenger conversations. Mikhail Larionov News Feed Opt In Opt Out payments PayPal Plugins privacy Reference Parameters Referral Links safety Search security Sponsored Messages Stripe Targeted Ads templates Webview
3 Ways to Fight Facebook’s Algorithm and Customize Your Feed
Convince & Convert
OCTOBER 14, 2012
Click to read more » facebook The Social Habit edgerank news feed social media statisticsImage from BigStockPhoto.com. My wife asked me today if something had changed at Facebook. “I used to see a lot more posts from my friends about where they are, and what they are doing, and the basic comings and goings. like that stuff, because I can easily keep up to speed with them.
News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JANUARY 11, 2011
This is the algorithm that controls what you see in your News Feed when you log into Facebook. This is a new type of optimization called News Feed Optimization and it’s the next big race for all of us to embark on. And you would be surprised what I hear. It occurs to me my definition of content often differs from their definition of content.
Facebook Uses Space Atop News Feed to Prompt Users to Discuss Events, Moments; Share Holiday Cards
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Facebook is using the real estate atop its News Feed to encourage users to discuss events and moments, as well as to share holiday cards. He wrote: Messages from Facebook will appear at the top of News Feed about a specific event or moment. Starting today, people will see a message from Facebook in their News Feed wishing them Happy Holidays.
Facebook News Feed Algorithm: Percent of a Video Watched By Users Given Weight
JANUARY 26, 2017
Facebook announced another change to its News Feed algorithm , this time giving more weight to what percentage of a video is watched by users. They wrote: Today, we’re announcing a change to the way we rank videos in News Feed to adjust the value we give to how much of a video is watched. As a side effect, some shorter videos may see a slight dip in News Feed distribution. Longer videos that people don’t want to watch will not perform better in News Feed. Readers: What are your thoughts on the latest change to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm?
Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
JUNE 30, 2016
The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. On Wednesday , Facebook shared that the News Feed algorithm is going to shift so that it will more favorably promote content posted by the friends and family of users. The News Feed should entertain.
Facebook News Feed Updates: Authenticity and Video Completion
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
For some marketers, Facebook’s constant tweaking of the News Feed algorithm — which determines what users see and don’t see in their feed — is a source of frustration. Whether it’s click bait or fake news, Facebook wants to limit how much of this content gets visibility in the news feed. But anyone who has been on their news feed will attest that while there may be less of this content than there once was, the difference isn’t all that noticeable. Categorize pages that post spam or try to game the news feed. Your Turn.
Facebook RSS feeds and iGoogle
APRIL 20, 2011
went to Facebook.com/Marketing and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. But RSS is not enabled on the Page and even when I did a “View Source I couldn’t find the feed for either RSS or ATOM. So here’s what I did. If you want the full wall, comments and everything, I have no clue but MetaPrime have listed the feeds below.
Wonder How Will Your Post Get On Top Of Facebook News Feed ?? - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Do you wonder how will your Post get on top of News Feed? News Feed is already a competitive place – as more People, Businesses and Pages are posting content, the competition to appear in News Feed has increased. Simply put: All of this means that Pages that post promotional creative should expect their organic distribution to fall significantly over time. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] Do join me
Instagram is bringing the algorithm to its feed, but don’t panic yet
MARCH 22, 2016
In a blog post , the social network mentions that users miss almost 70% of the content on their feeds and to improve user experience, the new curated feed is being brought in. With fans now seeing only certain posts on their feed, brands will have to compete (read: pay up) to get their content delivered to more people. However, we can't say that this came out of the blue?