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Facebook Tests Satire Tag For Fake News

Facebook Tests Satire Tag For Fake News

Facebook is testing an automatic “Satire” tag to help users differentiate real news from fake news articles on the social network. Once a user clicks a link to a joke story and then returns to their news feed the “Satire” tag is automatically added to the link […]

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Facebook Colour Change Malware Infects 10K Users

Facebook Colour Change Malware Infects 10K Users

The colour change scam tricks users into downloading malware from a site via the allure of allowing users to change the colours of their Facebook profiles. The latest version of the scam has infected more than 10,000 users worldwide. It starts when users click on advertisements for […]

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Facebook Will End Gifts Service To Focus On Buy Button

Facebook Will End Gifts Service To Focus On Buy Button

Facebook announced plans to close out its Gifts service that allows users to buy digital gift cards from companies like Starbucks, Gap and Best Buy on August 12, 2014. This will allow the social network to focus its energy on the new ‘Buy’ button allowing Facebook users […]

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Instagram Clones Snapchat With Bolt

Instagram Clones Snapchat With Bolt

Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 and subsequently attempted to buy Snapchat the photo sharing app with a feature that allows communications to self-destruct after being viewed. Snapchat declined Facebook’s $3 billion offer earlier this year and Instagram has responded with Bolt – a Snapchat […]

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Facebook Shelves Chat to Make Room For Messenger App

Facebook Shelves Chat to Make Room For Messenger App

Facebook is eliminating the functionality that allowed users to send instant messages from within the social network’s mobile app to make way or its standalone Messenger app for iOS and Android. After extensive testing in Europe over the last several months, Facebook is ready to actively promote […]

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Facebook Testing Buy Button

Facebook Testing Buy Button

Facebook announced Thursday that’s it’s testing a new Buy button as a way for businesses to drive eCommerce sales direct from their branded pages on the social network. Users will be able to purchase products from their desktop or mobile devices via posts in their news feeds […]

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World Cup Final Breaks Super Bowl’s Record on Facebook

World Cup Final Breaks Super Bowl’s Record on Facebook

The World Cup 2014 final between Germany and Argentina broke social media records on Facebook producing the highest levels of engagement surrounding a single sporting event in the social networks’s history beating out last year’s Super Bowl. 88 million users generated more than 280 million interactions on […]

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Facebook Dominant Social Network Among Teens

Facebook Dominant Social Network Among Teens

The rumours of Facebook’s demise among teens has been greatly exaggerated. According to Forrester’s North American Consumer Technographics Youth Survey more than 75% of teens online actively use Facebook. That’s twice as many as Tumblr, Snapchat or Pinterest and more than Instagram and WhatsApp combined. Smartphone users between […]

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Facebook Launches Snapchat-esque App Slingshot

Facebook Launches Snapchat-esque App Slingshot

Facebook unveils Slingshot in its latest and most likely last effort to deliver a true competitor to Snapchat – the photo sharing app that sends disappearing pics and video messages. Facebook is positioning Slingshot as an app that is more about sharing what you’re up to at […]

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Instagram Ads Go International

Instagram Ads Go International

Instagram announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out in-feed ads to users in Canada, Australia and the UK in the coming months – with more countries coming soon. Instagram has not revealed its upcoming international advertisers but did state that ads will be targeted and […]

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