Facebook improves its News Feed. Getty opens up its photos for embedded, non-commercial use. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
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Facebook adjusts News Feed to have tagged posts show up in both feeds. Disney launches online movie streaming. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
A federal appeals court decides bloggers and journalists have the same First Amendment rights. Pinterest opens an office in Germany. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook intends to give users a highly personalized experience akin to reading the morning paper. But how will Facebook determine what makes for high-quality content and will those determinations be in line with user appraisals?
Google hosts a Hangout-a-thon for #GivingTuesday. A Facebook tweak gives publishers a traffic boost. These stories, and more, in today’s Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Surface More Relevant Posts (SocialTimes)
Facebook today announced two minor changes to its News Feed that will surface more — and hopefully more relevant — posts from users’ friends. Story Bumping and Last Actor sound just as adorable as two other Facebook activities: poking and liking, but the names of the two new features actually refer to the way that Facebook’s algorithm selects which stories users see when they log in to their accounts.
Facebook Exchange Ads Being Tested on Desktop News Feeds (AllFacebook)
The lines between different ways to advertise on Facebook are beginning to blur, as the social network Tuesday announced what it called a “small alpha test” of running ads delivered by its Facebook Exchange real-time-bidding ad-purchase platform on the desktop version of its News Feed, while at the same time assuring users that the number of ads in their News Feeds would not increase. Facebook added that it would expand availability of this new ad format in the coming weeks.
LinkedIn to Let Marketers Use Slide Shows in Ads (SocialTimes)
Marketers on LinkedIn will now have the option of embedding slide show presentations into their usual ad slots. LinkedIn has added SlideShare presentations to its portfolio of content marketing ads, the company announced on Tuesday.
Facebook’s Revamped News Feed Aspires to be a Personalized Newspaper (AllFacebook)
In an effort to clean up the clutter, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed Thursday. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ironically enough, compared the company’s vision to that of a newspaper.
Face-Lift at Facebook, to Keep its Users Engaged (The New York Times)
Facebook plans to announce on Thursday a substantial redesign of its News Feed — a makeover aimed at both keeping users glued to the social network and luring more advertising dollars. Company executives have broadly said they want to make the News Feed, the first page every user sees upon logging in, more relevant.