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How to turn off Facebook Live notifications

How to turn off Facebook Live notifications

Tweet You may or may not have noticed that Facebook recently added its Live Videos feature where you can instantly connect your phone or device to Facebook and broadcast video live to your friends’ news feeds. They even get a notification with a little red dot that you’re live! I haven’t found too many people that are thrilled with this. Fine if you want to let people broadcast live, but I don’t need a notification when someone I know from high school wants to take a video of their dog eating. And most people agree with me. At first, Facebook […]

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Snapchat video traffic catches Facebook

Snapchat video traffic catches Facebook

Tweet Is Snapchat catching up to Facebook’s traffic? Not completely, but it looks like their video traffic has finally caught up. Fortune has an article that says that Snapchat’s video views are now five times what they were from this same time last year. That’s pretty insane. Marketers need to take note of this and if you haven’t employed a Snapchat strategy, maybe you should look into it. The article goes on to say that Snapchat’s video traffic is now equal to the views on Facebook: Snapchat’s video traffic has surged to 8 billion daily video views from 7 billion […]

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Go update your Facebook app!

Go update your Facebook app!

Tweet Did you update your iPhone to iOS 9? Did you notice that your Facebook app was draining your battery even when the app wasn’t running? Well, yeah, it was. Well, Facebook has found the problem and the fix is in the latest update. Wired has the explanation from Facebook on why this was happening: Today Facebook, addressed the problem in a post from engineering manager Ari Grant. Grant says part of the problem was the CPU spin in the app’s network code: “A CPU spin is like a child in a car asking, ‘Are we there yet? Are we […]

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Facebook adding reactions

Facebook adding reactions

Tweet You’ve probably heard by now that Facebook would be adding a “dislike” button to go with its “like” button. CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in September. “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years,” he said back then. “Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.” But, it turns out that it’s more than that. When users hold a click on the “like” button, they’ll also have an option to use a heart, a happy face, a sad face or a stunned […]

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What do your Facebook posts say about you?

What do your Facebook posts say about you?

Tweet Of course, we can all think of some people and their Facebook posts right off the bat to answer that question (“I think Jim is needy!”). But, some people actually did real research to break down what your Facebook posts reveal about your personality. Are you a narcissist? Insecure? Conscientious? This article from Newser gives us a little insight: “People are more likely to post relationship-relevant information on Facebook on days when they feel insecure,” researchers say, adding it’s “reasonable” to see the move as a way to “claim” their relationship. However, those with low self-esteem didn’t aim for […]

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Maybe some of us were wrong about Facebook stock?

Maybe some of us were wrong about Facebook stock?

Tweet You can count me among those that were not dying to get in on Facebook’s IPO. It came out around $35 a share and that seemed laughable to many. I wanted no parts of it. Maybe it’s not so funny now. Yeah, Facebook is now bigger than IBM. As of the close of the market on Thursday, Facebook saw it’s worth grow to $208 billion and their stock price is sitting at $75.95. If you want public relations or marketing advice from me, go for it. I’d be happy to share my knowledge. If you are looking for stock […]

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Facebook to allow you to search old posts?

Facebook to allow you to search old posts?

Tweet Ever read something in your news feed on Facebook and then it comes up in conversation a week later, and you know you saw it on Facebook somewhere but can’t remember where or when? We’ve all had it happen. Online Payday Direct Lenders Only Facebook might be offering a solution. They are tinkering with a new feature that would allow you to search for posts (that were shown to you) using keywords in that post. “We’re testing an improvement to search on mobile. In this test you can use keywords to search for posts you’re in the audience for […]

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Facebook adds ‘save’ feature

Facebook adds ‘save’ feature

Tweet How many times have you been scrolling through your Facebook news feed when you see something really interesting? Okay, it doesn’t happen all that often as most people just litter your feed with “inspirational” memes and pictures of their dog licking their daughter’s face. Not exactly thought-provoking stuff. But, we all have friends that actually post some quality stuff and you don’t always have time to read/watch/listen to it at that very moment. Help is on the way! Facebook just rolled out its “Facebook Save” feature on Monday that allows you to set those important posts aside for later […]

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Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?

Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?

Tweet By now, you’ve surely heard about the psychological experiments that Facebook was doing for “research” purposes and it’s certainly gotten them in hot water with a lot of folks. In response to this news, a Dutch creative agency known as Just, has launched a non-profit initiative called “99 Days of Freedom.” Participants are asked to stay off of Facebook for 99 days and see if their overall mood is better afterward. I’m not sure my job will let me try it, but I’m awfully curious. “As we discussed it internally, we noted an interesting tendency: To a person, everyone […]

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Facebook is changing your privacy settings…again

Facebook is changing your privacy settings…again

Tweet Staying on top of Facebook and all of its changes can be handful. We do it for a living and it’s still tough. So, yes, Facebook is changing its privacy settings again. Some of these features are hitting news feeds now, with others being released in the coming weeks. “Some people have felt Facebook privacy has changed too much in the past, or we haven’t communicated as well as we could have,” said Facebook product manager Michael Novak. “Now we’re thinking about privacy not just as a set of controls or settings, but as a set of experiences that […]

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