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Support for Admins: Pages Manager for Apple Updated, Feedback Panel Announced (AllFacebook)
Facebook announced two things Tuesday to aid page administrators: the newest version of Pages Manager for iOS devices is in the Apple App Store, and the site has launched a feedback panel so managers can share what works and what needs to be fixed. This newest version, 1.4, allows users to schedule posts to appear later and promote recent posts to reach larger audiences (provided that an ad or post was created on the computer). TechCrunch Facebook Tuesday began testing its own mobile ad network. Advertisers can pay to target users with ads for app stores or websites based on users’ Facebook data that appears while users are on other apps and mobile sites. The social network told TechCrunch that, similar to its first off-site ad placements on Zynga.com, the goal is to show Facebook users more relevant ads wherever they go, even outside the social network’s own properties. Bloomberg Businessweek By placing ads on third-party applications, Facebook follows competitors, including Google and Apple, in acting as a so-called ad network. The strategy would let it collect part of the revenue generated from mobile marketing and benefit from rising demand for ads that reach the growing number of people who download apps onto mobile devices. The Washington Post Internet titans Facebook, Google, Amazon and Yahoo today will launch a new lobbying association to counter efforts by federal regulators to strap new rules to their industry. The lobbying shop, with four staff members and plans to hire more, has 14 members that include IAC, LinkedIn and Zynga. Mashable A Kentucky teen’s refusal to delete her Facebook account now has her eating her own words — or, rather, her own letters. Paula Asher, 18, was jailed for two days last week after she posted an update on Facebook about hitting another vehicle while under the influence. Read more