New Facebook Link Images Increase Clicks 69%, Study Finds

Facebook introduced larger link images in early September, and according to a new study from EdgeRank Checker, average clicks have increased 69 percent. The new link images are 3.5 times larger, and users can also click the image thumbnail to visit an article. To get the results, EdgeRank Checker ran two separate experiments, the first […]

Facebook Graph Search Now Includes Posts, Comments, Check-Ins

Facebook Graph Search rolled out to all U.S. users back in July, and has now been updated to include posts, comments and check-ins. Previously, users were only able to search for people or pages, places, interests and photos. For example, “Posts about Breaking Bad” would give you results from everyone, including your friends, and “Posts […]

Billy The Blind Kid Lands ‘Dumber And Dumber To’ Role Thanks To Facebook

Billy the Blind Kid, aka actor Brady Bluhm, only had a small role in the original Dumb and Dumber movie, but it was a memorable role. Now the actor has landed a reprisal in the sequel thanks to Facebook. After it was announced that the Farrelly Brothers were moving forward with the sequel Bardy Bluhm […]

Former Deputy Mayor of London Accidentally Uploads Nude Photos To Facebook

Former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes is the newest politician to show us his penis. The 66-year-old accidentally uploaded nude photos of himself to Facebook after turning on an automatic upload feature on his smartphone. A screenshot (picture above) was captured by the team at TrendingCentral. Because Barnes set the auto upload feature to […]

Causes Leaves Behind Facebook App, Launches As Social Network

Causes is a popular Facebook app that allows users to support or create petitions, and has relaunched as its own social network. Dubbed “The World’s Largest Online Campaigning Platform,” the new Causes.com is all about organizing, supporting and discovering causes that matter most to you. From CEO Matt Mahan: We believe there will be special […]

Fox Sports Announces Real-Time Facebook Data Steams For Live Broadcasts

Facebook and Fox Sports have jumped in bed for a six month affair. The companies on Sunday announced a new partnership that will bring Facebook data and social chatter to live NFL games, college football, and soccer broadcasts. Fox Sports will implement Facebook data in a variety of ways to supplement its own real-time analysis. […]

Facebook Creates New ‘AI Team’ To Better Understand Users

Facebook is always trying to make sense of the billions of posted shared each day, and has created an “AI team” tasked with helping the social network learn more about its users. AI or artificial intelligence is nothing new, and the eight-person team is working on a process called deep learning, “which uses simulated networks […]

Want To Hide From Facebook Friends? Block ‘Seen’ With This Genius Chrome Extension

Facebook lets you know when someone has “seen” your message, but a Chrome extension called FseenBlock keeps you hidden from life’s annoyances. The extension blocks the functionality that lets others know when you saw a message, and you can also disable Facebook Chat from showing you are typing. Once you feel like letting someone know […]

Facebook Not Cool, Mark Zuckerberg Admits

You think Facebook isn’t cool? You’re not alone, as Facebook head honcho Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think the social network is the cutting edge of hipness either — but he means that in a totally good way. In a way, Mark Zuckerberg’s comments about Facebook’s coolness or lack thereof are cooler, because in essence, he’s saying […]

Facebook Targets Mobile Service Providers With Ad Efficacy Solution

Facebook has quietly rolled out a new service to major mobile marketers which the social network says better measures the efficacy of their wireless provider ads. The move is the social networks newest attempt to showcase how advertising on the platform can lead to high-yield real-world returns. Facebook began testing the new platform over the […]

Northampton Clown Gives An Interview, Seems Like A Huge Dork

Seeing a dude dressed like Pennywise the Dancing Clown outside of your window is enough to terrify the bejeezus out of even the most mildly coulrophobic (or “afraid of clowns,” for the rubes) among us. That’s the gist of the mysterious entity known as the Northampton Clown, who, after granting his first interview to a […]

‘Like’ This Post On Facebook! It’s Your Constitutional Right, America

Good news! Facebook “likes” are officially protected speech covered under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. According to a recent ruling in a federal appeals court, a Facebook “like” is considered a “substantive statement” being made by a user, and should have the same free speech protections as other forms of expression. “Well, that’s […]

Too Soon, Rehtaeh Parsons Facebook Dating Ad … Too Soon

Yes, it’s too soon to use Rehtaeh Parsons’ picture for dating ads on Facebook. It will always be too soon to use Rehtaeh Parsons’ picture for dating ads on Facebook. Rehtaeh Parsons, in case you missed it, committed suicide in April after she was raped in 2011 (at 17) and subjected to constant bullying and […]

Facebook For iPhone Receives Bottom Navigation Bar, Flatter Design

Facebook is yet another social network to take advantage of iOS 7, and starting today, is launching an update to its iPhone app. Instead of accessing friend requests, messages, notifications and the menu from the very top, a navigation bar has been added to the bottom. There are five icons which consist of the News […]

41% Of Social Ad Budgets Spent On Facebook

Facebook reported $1.81 billion in revenue for Q2 2013, and according to Econsultancy and Adobe’s” Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing,” 41% of social advertising budgets are spent on the social network. Responses were gathered from over 600 Econsultancy and Adobe subscribers. While more money is spent with Facebook on the client-side than any other social network, […]

48% Of Facebook Users Who Quit Cite Privacy Concerns

Facebook may still be the world’s largest social network, but according to a new study, 48.3 percent of users who quit using the social network cited privacy concerns. University of Vienna researchers asked over 600 participants why they quit using Facebook. While privacy concerns was the top answer, 13.5 percent responded with general dissatisfaction, 12.6 […]