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Nobody Downloaded Facebook Home, So Now Its Best Features Are in the Facebook App | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Nobody Downloaded Facebook Home, So Now Its Best Features Are in the Facebook App | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Millions of people have the Facebook app on their Android phone. Far fewer users have installed Facebook Home, the apperating system that debuted on the HTC First, the phone nobody bought. So now you can get Home on a wider array of Android phones.
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Facebook Home gets a new home.

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New app finds out which Facebook friends are more miserable than you - Death and Taxes

New app finds out which Facebook friends are more miserable than you - Death and Taxes | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
New app finds out which Facebook friends are more miserable than you
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Time has created a web app that mines through your Facebook data and determines which of your friends are the happiest (and which are the most miserable).
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That way you can both eat your heart out with envy and console yourself that others are worse off than you. 

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REPORT: Facebook Eyes Electronic Money Service In Europe - AllFacebook

REPORT: Facebook Eyes Electronic Money Service In Europe - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Is Facebook getting into the electronic money business? According to a report by Financial Times, the social network is “weeks away” from Ireland granting it regulatory approval to launch a service that would allow users to store, pay with, and exchange money with other users.
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Facebook has decided that i f you don't spend your money ON Facebook, you should at least spend your money THROUGH Facebook.

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5 Facebook Page Tools to Improve Your Page Management |

5 Facebook Page Tools to Improve Your Page Management | | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Use these Facebook Page tools, Swayy, Canva, ShortStack, HyperAlerts and Tagboard, to help you manage your Facebook Page more effectively.
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I think I'll like Tagboard. Gonna try it out.

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8 Steps To Optimize Your Facebook Page In 2014 - AllFacebook

8 Steps To Optimize Your Facebook Page In 2014 - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
In recent years, it has been witnessed that social business pages have been crucial for brands marketing themselves, as they allow content to reach the masses of people globally and extend brands’ awareness. Traditional advertising is dead, and the best way to connect with customers today is by utilizing the most powerful networking platforms the world has ever known. Social media marketing saves money, saves time, allows businesses to connect with consumers more directly and intimately than ever before, and provides unprecedented opportunities for targeted marketing.
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It seems optimization is a never ending process. That's social for you.

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Why Your Facebook Page Is Becoming Less Relevant

Why Your Facebook Page Is Becoming Less Relevant | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Gone are the days of “free marketing.” Get ready to pony up if you want your Facebook page to be seen.
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By now, we all know. Big question is, what are we doing about it?

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Thank you, Alexander
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STUDY: Photos Make Up Most Facebook Page Posts, But Videos Draw Huge Engagement - AllFacebook

STUDY: Photos Make Up Most Facebook Page Posts, But Videos Draw Huge Engagement - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
While photos remain the most common type of post for Facebook pages, and they continue to generate strong engagement, videos result in significantly higher engagement, yet they accounted for just 3 percent of pages’ posts in a recent study by social analytics firm Quintly, compared with 54 percent for photos.
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Photos, videos, whatever... If Facebook is restricting your reach, what is the point?

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1Q Review: Top 5 Facebook Changes For Brands - AllFacebook

1Q Review: Top 5 Facebook Changes For Brands - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
It’s been a busy first quarter for Facebook. From acquisitions to algorithms, there have been more than 10 new announcements in the first three months of the year, causing many brands to feel cold toward the global social site. With spring knocking on the door, here’s a breakdown of the most important changes Facebook has made to help brands flourish.
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Eventful year for Facebook, and it is still March.

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Coming Soon: Changes to Facebook “Page”

Coming Soon: Changes to Facebook “Page” | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Facebook is changing their look again. This time, the “Pages” receive the makeover. Seems like they’ve been paying a lot of attention to the function and
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I look forward to it.

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DeepFace: Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence To Boost Performance Of Facial-Verification Project - AllFacebook

DeepFace: Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence To Boost Performance Of Facial-Verification Project - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
An accuracy rate of 97.25 percent is fairly impressive in most cases, and when it comes to facial recognition, DeepFace, a facial-verification software project being developed by Facebook, reached that level, according to a research paper released by the social network last week, which added that human beings shown two unfamiliar photos of faces were able to identify whether or not the subjects were the same person 97.53 percent of the time, barely edging out DeepFace.
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Well, we will see how that turns out. I am not very confident about that 97.25 percent being touted.

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Facebook Revamps Events Pages, Too - AllFacebook

Facebook Revamps Events Pages, Too - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Why stop at the News Feed and pages for desktop? Facebook also pointed its redesign wand at events pages.
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Facebook is going strong. Where? Tell you when I find out.

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Every happy status update you post on Facebook triggers another 1.75 happy posts. So What for Marketing?

Every happy status update you post on Facebook triggers another 1.75 happy posts. So What for Marketing? | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
For every happy status update you post on Facebook, an extra 1.75 positive posts than normal are generated among your friends.  And for every sad status ...
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Facebook + emotion = contagion

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How to Not Suck At Facebook #383: Don’t Gaslight Your Facebook Friends

How to Not Suck At Facebook #383: Don’t Gaslight Your Facebook Friends | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
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I agree. A lie on Facebook is as good or as bad as a lie in real life.

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Need to 'spring clean' your Facebook? We don't need an announcement - allvoices

Need to 'spring clean' your Facebook? We don't need an announcement - allvoices | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Need to 'spring clean' your Facebook? We don't need an announcement allvoices One of the most tiresome aspects of the Facebook experience is seeing what can best be described as attention-grabbing Facebook status updates where the writer states an...
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I agree. It is the height of dumbness to ask other FB users if they want to stay on as your friend, because you are on a scrub-the-list mission.

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Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker - WRAL Tech Wire

Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker - WRAL Tech Wire | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
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Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker WRAL Tech Wire New York — Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve...
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We social media site users are about to become collateral damage.

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Facebook Cleans Up the News Feed by Reducing Spam

Facebook Cleans Up the News Feed by Reducing Spam | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Facebook today announced plans to clean up the News Feed by reducing stories that users are reporting as spammy or simply that they don't want to see. This
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Who, me? The only spam I know is the kind you eat.

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How Facebook Could Actually Give You Anonymity | Business | WIRED

How Facebook Could Actually Give You Anonymity | Business | WIRED | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Facebook is reportedly exploring a partnership with anonymous gossip app Secret. That's actually a brilliant idea, one that would help Facebook reach more teens and loosen up all its users.
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Gee. Now Facebook will drive you underground and sell your underground information.

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A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24

A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24 | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Facebook: we’d love to say “It’s not you, it’s us” but it’s totally you. You’ve changed. A lot.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com
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You can pay someone to get you a lot of Facebook likes. Or you can pay FACEBOOK to get you a lot of Facebook likes.

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, March 28, 11:56 PM


Is it a goodbye? lol

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Are You Deleting Facebook Messages Or Unknowingly Saving Them? - AllFacebook

Are You Deleting Facebook Messages Or Unknowingly Saving Them? - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
FYI - Deleted Facebook conversations are still there, waiting to come back to haunt you.
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If you want to delete, delete, don't archive.

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Experiment: What Percentage of Facebook Fans REALLY Saw Your Post?

Experiment: What Percentage of Facebook Fans REALLY Saw Your Post? | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
What percentage of your fans -- who were online at the time -- did you reach with your post? Learn how to find out here...
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Going to take you a while to digest this one.

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Facebook to marketers: Expect drop in News Feed distribution

Facebook to marketers: Expect drop in News Feed distribution | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
The company is telling Page owners to expect status updates to reach a smaller percentage of fans. Read this article by Jennifer Van Grove on CNET News.
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Facebook squeezes your testicles some more.

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New Data Demonstrates Teens are Not Abandoning Facebook

New Data Demonstrates Teens are Not Abandoning Facebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
According to recent public data release (The Infinite Dial 2014), Facebook is currently used by nearly 80% of Americans 12-17 and 18-24. While newer services like Instagram and Snapchat have surged past some other social networking sites and services with teens, Facebook still has the lead in user base, and not by a little.
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The teens are not leaving Facebook, it appears. Is that a sign for the parents to leave?

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Nate Elliott's Blog

Nate Elliott's Blog | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Our declaration last October that Facebook was failing marketers and that brands should focus their social efforts elsewhere created a lot of discussion.
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Facebook buying fan likes? Sounds preposterous... yet plausible.

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Highlights And Lowlights Of Facebook’s New Pages - AllFacebook

Highlights And Lowlights Of Facebook’s New Pages - AllFacebook | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Facebook announced a redesigned layout for its pages for desktop Monday, and page administrators are receiving wait-list invites, but the new look has already been rolled out to some pages, and the feedback is both positive and negative.
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Wider posts, more visibility. 

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How Facebook made over a billion personalized videos without breaking its site

How Facebook made over a billion personalized videos without breaking its site | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
There was no Look Back team at Facebook — when the company decided to make videos celebrating the past posts of each member, it pulled people from across different groups to complete the task....
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It was a big coup, no doubt about it.

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What Facebook can tell us about conservatives - Washington Post (blog)

What Facebook can tell us about conservatives - Washington Post (blog) | FacebookFinesse | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) What Facebook can tell us about conservatives Washington Post (blog) Indeed on average, the four, conservative digital political sites (excluding the legacy washingtontimes.com) got 22% of their traffic from Facebook...
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Do authors go conservative to sell?

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