Facebook announces “Donate Now” button to help nonprofit organizations. President Barack Obama will meet with executives from Twitter, Apple, Yahoo and other companies today to discuss NSA surveillance and Healthcare.gov. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Two-thirds of customers from the big four wireless carriers — AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint — expect an answer in less than three hours.
Is the social web the wrong platform for remembering 9/11? This year, a number of major brands tried and failed at striking the right tone.
In a day of fast moving news regarding the National Security Agency‘s domestic surveillance program,a new wire report reveals that a lawsuit brought by the privacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation forced the U.S. to declassify some of the documents related to the spying program.
The NSA declassified three secret court opinions showing how it collected as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no ties to terrorism annually over three years, according to the Associated Press. A secret court assigned to monitor surveillance activities struck down the activities in 2011.
Facebook Begins Rollout Of Embedded Posts (AllFacebook)
Facebook Wednesday announced the rollout of embedded posts, which will allow users to add public posts from the social network elsewhere on the Web, such as on blogs and websites, with those posts including photos, videos, hashtags and other content. Readers will also be able to like and share directly via embedded posts.
If your office headquarters are at Starbucks, your internet service is about to get a free refill.
Hillary Clinton Reclaims Her Identity on Twitter (SocialTimes)
For the last year or so, texts from Hillary Clinton were not actually written by the former first lady and secretary of State. Monday, the smartphone-wielding @HillaryClinton was verified, active on Twitter and reclaiming her online identity with the same avatar made famous by the parody Tumblr blog “Texts from Hillary.”
Tumblr Introduces Sponsored Posts in Desktop Content Streams (SocialTimes)
Tumblr will roll out sponsored posts in user’s main content feeds, the company said on Thursday. “These posts will simply blend in with the posts from the blogs you follow,” the company said.
Call Friends for Free with Facebook’s Messenger App (Mashable)
Now you can call your Facebook friends for free — if you’re an iPhone user, that is. The company has rolled out a new feature in the United States that allows Facebook Messenger app users to place voice calls with friends over the social network using their data connection or Wi-Fi.
Pinterest Introduces Secret Boards (Mashable)
Ever want to pin something on Pinterest, but don’t want the entire world to see what’s catching your eye? At long last, the company introduced on Thursday a new “secret boards” feature which limits visibility to only the creator and any collaborators they may invite.