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Facebook post written in Florida lands US man in United Arab Emirates jail

by Gizmoration March 6, 2015
A helicopter mechanic who popped off about his Middle East job on Facebook while at home in the US got more than an upbraiding from his bosses when he returned to his gig in the United Arab Emirates. He was met in Abu Dhabi with an arrest, 10 days in jail, and a March 17 trial date—with [...]

Facebook post written in Florida lands US man in United Arab Emirates jail

by Gizmoration March 6, 2015
A helicopter mechanic who popped off about his Middle East job on Facebook while at home in the US got more than an upbraiding from his bosses when he returned to his gig in the United Arab Emirates. He was met in Abu Dhabi with an arrest, 10 days in jail, and a March 17 trial date—with [...]

5 things to make your Facebook experience great again

by Gizmoration March 6, 2015
Facebook is great for talking to old friends and being embarrassed by your family. But with all the bloat and growing friends list, it’s time to start pruning your feed. There was a time, oh so long ago, when Facebook was awesome. You had less than a hundred friends, it wasn’t filled with sponsored posts, and [...]

Facebook will now remove Page Likes from deactivated accounts

by Gizmoration March 5, 2015
If you manage a Facebook Page, don’t be surprised if you see a small dip in your number of “likes” in the coming weeks. According to a blog post, the company is now purging likes from closed accounts, including memorialized and deactivated ones. The company notes the changes should help businesses glean more accurate insights from [...]

Facebook post written in Florida lands US man in United Arab Emirates jail

by Gizmoration March 5, 2015
A helicopter mechanic who popped off about his Middle East job on Facebook while at home in the US got more than an upbraiding from his bosses when he returned to his gig in the United Arab Emirates. He was met in Abu Dhabi with an arrest, 10 days in jail, and a March 17 trial date—with [...]

Zuckerberg: Don’t expect a Facebook car

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a Q&A in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress event. Like previous events, he took questions from the audience and of course pre-screened questions from Facebook. Right off the bat, he was asked about Facebook working on other technologies like Google with its driverless car and Apple with its rumored [...]

‘A Canadian Reflex': We Really, Really Love Checking Facebook, Data Shows

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
New numbers released by Facebook show just how engaged Canadians are with the popular social network. There are 19 million Canadians accessing facebook at least once a month, or roughly 54% of the nation’s total population. 14 million, or 40%, access the social network every day, according to Facebook’s data. Mobile figures are equally impressive. [...]

Top 10 Branded Video Chart: Facebook and YouTube Square Off in New Weekly Chart

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Welcome to Adweek's revamped top 10 branded video chart, which tracks the biggest moves in online video every week. For those of you who have followed the weekly chart, the biggest change you'll see is that Adweek is now tracking the performance of Facebook video. Over the past year, Facebook's video ad business has gone [...]

Wisemetrics Optimizes Facebook Ad Campaigns To Make You Pay Less

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
 Meet Wisemetrics, a social media campaign optimization tool to make your posts as efficient as possible. A few weeks ago, Facebook launched the relevance score, meaning that good advertisers now pay less than others. This way, Facebook can increase the average quality of ads on its social network. Wisemetrics quickly realized that there was a [...]

Zuck Says “Sure”, Facebook Would Love To Work With Google On Global Internet Access

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 Connecting the world doesn’t have to be a cutthroat competition, Mark Zuckerberg signalled on stage at Mobile World Congress earlier today When asked if Facebook’s Internet.org access initiative would consider working with Google’s Project Loon, he said “Sure. When we launched the Internet.org app in Zambia with our operator partner there…one of the apps we launched… [...]

Zuck Says “Sure”, Facebook Would Love To Work With Google On Global Internet Access

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 Connecting the world doesn’t have to be a cutthroat competition, Mark Zuckerberg signalled on stage at Mobile World Congress in an ongoing presentation. When asked if Facebook’s Internet.org access initiative would consider working with Google’s Project Loon, he said “Sure. When we launched the Internet.org app in Zambia with our operator partner there…one of the [...]

Mozilla’s CTO On Cars, Facebook And Why It Doesn’t Matter You Can’t Use Uber On Firefox OS

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
 Mozilla, the open-source Internet software company that makes the Firefox web browser, has been working hard to get more critical mass on mobile with Firefox OS — key to making is platform relevant both for developers and users. Today, it announced another wave of partnerships that will see Firefox OS make its first foray into the U.S. market [...]
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Google, Mobile and The Next Billion

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
The change in Google’s narrative over the past few months has been very interesting to watch. The recent “Peak Google” proclamations remind me of Facebook’s post-IPO narrative in 2012. Conventional wisdom back then was that Facebook’s decline was imminent as mobile was not a meaningful part of their revenue. Of course, Facebook’s app install ads and other [...]

Facebook lets you choose a custom gender, now it’s time to drop real names

by Gizmoration February 28, 2015
Facebook found itself under fire last year for imposing a real name policy. Drag artists, the LGBT community, musicians and other groups were among those who felt they should be able to use a name other than the one that appears on their birth certificate. The social network ultimately backed down, but the whole debacle [...]

Twitter has one major advantage over Google and Facebook (TWTR)

by Gizmoration February 28, 2015
As of November, Twitter had just 60,000 advertisers, which is small fries compared to Google (4 million) and Facebook (2 million). But Twitter has one big advantage: It makes much more money per advertiser than either of those giant internet companies. Based on data from Macquarie Securities and company filings charted for us by BI [...]

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

by Gizmoration February 28, 2015
The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars. Continue reading…

Facebook now allows custom gender options

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Facebook now allows its users to enter any term they want to describe their gender, and also indicate how they’d like to be addressed. The social network previously offered a list of gender identities to choose from, but now allows users to add their own preferred terms. A statement from Facebook Diversity explains, “We recognize [...]

Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Facebook unveiled a brand new feature it’s adding to its massive social network in order to help out some of its users who might experience a special kind of problem. Specifically, Facebook has created tools to provide more resources to people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, as well as to their friends and family members who [...]

Facebook further expands profiles’ “gender” box, lets users type anything

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
On Thursday, Facebook’s official “Diversity” account announced another sweeping change to the gender selection on users’ profiles. Starting today, users of Facebook’s English sites can type pretty much whatever they want into a custom box. “We recognize that some people face challenges sharing their true gender identity with others, and this setting gives people the ability to [...]

Ad of the Day: Facebook Just Made Some of the Truest Ads Ever About Friendship

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Facebook, in its advertising, used to get all caught up in lofty and tortured metaphors for friendship. But its latest ads—gritty, immediate, powerfully evocative—show how far the social network has come in grounding its message in more relatable truths. Three new 60-second ads from in-house agency The Factory meditate on just what friendship means to [...]

 
 
 
 

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