Facebook: News Feed

  • People are starting to see Facebook’s disputed content alerts

    … fake news stories were created by interests outside the US, in some cases for profit and in some cases to influence public opinion. It has also been a widespread problem in Europe. About The Author Greg Sterling is a Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land. He writes a personal blog, Screenwerk, about connecting the dots between digital media and real-world consumer behavior. He is also VP of Strategy and Insights for the Local Search Association. Follow him on Twitter or find him at Google+. …

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social Content Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Facebook turns sound on by default in videos, debuts TV apps

    … Facebook videos are getting bigger and louder. In the biggest change since December 2013 when Facebook began playing videos automatically in people’s news feeds, Facebook will now play those videos automatically with the sound on by default, the company announced on Tuesday. Facebook announced more news surrounding videos playing on small…

    Marketing Landin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Fixing Facebook’s fake news issue

    … and the News Feed itself? Other action Facebook is taking Facebook is looking at incorporating signals into their algorithms that will help predetermine a story might be fake news. For example, if actually reading a story makes a user less likely to share it, then chances are high that the article is misleading or does not reflect the claims made…

    Kristine Schachinger/ Marketing Landin Social Facebook- 21 readers -
  • 2016: The Year in Social Media

    … and celebrities to produce live streams and inserting ads within some broadcasts. Twitter signed deals with the NFL, CBS, Bloomberg, Cheddar and others to air ad-supported TV-style and actual TV broadcasts on its service. And both Facebook and Twitter ramped up their efforts to get normal people to live-stream on their platforms, as did Instagram and YouTube…

    Marketing Landin Social Facebook Twitter- 25 readers -
  • Facebook Live will spin up 360-degree streaming to match YouTube

    … more reasons for viewers to be interested in live streams on Facebook. Sports teams could use to give people a better of view of what it’s like to watch a game in their stadiums; same goes for music festivals. News publishers could use it to give an even rawer on-the-ground look at breaking news events. And brands could use it when they have…

    Marketing Landin Social Facebook- 21 readers -
  • Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math

    … Math is hard, even for Facebook. And it’s getting harder to trust Facebook’s math, even as the social network fine-tunes its calculations. For the third time since September, Facebook is disclosing new measurement errors. The two new errors affected the reaction counts Facebook reports on Pages’ Live videos as well as the engagement figures…

    Marketing Landin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
  • The trouble with truth

    … Since the election, there’s been a lot of discussion about fake news and its ability to sway masses into potentially false perceptions. Clearly, creating false perceptions in mass media is a dangerous thing, and it can sway public opinion and policy greatly. But what about search engines and other content distributors? Even before the US…

    Janet Driscoll Miller/ Marketing Landin SEO Google Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Ads in Facebook Messenger are officially here

    … Today Facebook officially made it possible for marketers to turn their Messenger bots into ad bots. After testing sponsored messages since April 2016, Facebook Messenger is opening up the messaging app’s inaugural ad format to all brands who use Messenger’s developer tools to manage their Messenger conversations. Facebook Messenger’s…

    Marketing Landin Social Facebook- 26 readers -
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