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Facebook Post Algorithm Not Popular With Many Businesses
2012-11-19 12:15:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook is once again having to mend fences between themselves and the businesses that use the social networking site as an advertising tool. Some companies, including NBA franchise Dallas Mavericks, have recently complained that their posts are being seen by fewer and fewer users. Facebook recently retooled the algorithm used to send out these posts to the users, a move which the company says drastically affected the way...

Facebook Strengthening Privacy Policy Education For New Users
2012-11-03 07:12:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to help quell privacy fears, Facebook has rolled out changes that will give more detailed and specific information with regards to a variety of information-sharing topics, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Jolie O'Dell of VentureBeat, the social media giant will allow those signing up for the service to "get the low-down on online privacy from the very start. Facebook has made the information...

Profile Pictures On Facebook Influence Perceived Attractiveness
2012-09-13 07:10:33

Pictures with positive social cues help attract potential employers, friends Around the world, more than 850 million people use Facebook regularly to communicate. More and more employers also are using Facebook as a way to examine potential employees before making hires. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that comments left by users on Facebook profile pictures strongly affect the level of perceived attractiveness of the profile owner physically, socially, and...

2012-09-03 23:02:33

Creative timeline covers can really spice up a normal looking profile. Mycoverpoint.com is such an endeavor that gives users an opportunity to mash up their otherwise mundane profiles. (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 Mycoverpoint.com site has announced availability of a wide variety of covers for Facebook timeline to choose from to embellish their timeline profiles. The site recently added a feature by which users can make customized timeline covers with ease. After the introduction of timeline...

How Instagram Lost Millions By Selling To Facebook
2012-08-21 14:13:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this spring, Facebook announced their intentions to purchase Instagram for a whopping $1 billion. The story would soon become one more tale for which small businesses and Internet businesses to measure their success against. Now, the New York Times is suggesting perhaps Instagram didn´t get the best deal they could from Facebook´s $1 Billion offer, saying Instagram should have insisted on being paid in cash,...

Facebook Puts Unsolicited Ads Into Users’ News Feeds In Effort To Impress Investors
2012-08-16 09:46:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social networking giant Facebook is beginning to test new ways for aggressive advertisers to reach users by placing promotional messages in users´ News Feeds regardless if the brand or product has been subscribed to or not. Previously, ads could only reach people who weren´t fans through ads in the web sidebar or through Sponsored Stories noting their friends had interacted with the page. But under the new program,...

2012-08-15 21:47:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information will be looking into whether Facebook facial recognition technology breaks privacy policies. The data protection watchdog said it will be reopening proceedings against the social network's technology on Wednesday. The proceedings initially stopped pending negotiations between Facebook and the Irish Commissioner for Data Protection. Facebook utilizes its...

More Facebook Users Turning Into Gamers
2012-08-15 06:35:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most may see it as a place to hang out and catch up with friends, Facebook is actually growing into a hub to play games, according to a TechCrunch report. The social network said that over 235 million people play games on Facebook, which is an 8.4 percent increase since January 1.  In all, Facebook has a total of more than 900 million members. Facebook said it drove its users to Apple's App Store and Google's Play...

2012-08-14 23:01:22

On August 8th, 2012 Facebook unveiled a new mobile advertising unit that is aimed at driving users to apps. Developers can now drive downloads of their own mobile apps by using Facebook´s own mobile app. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 On August 13th, 2012, online marketing firm, fishbat, commented on Facebook´s most recent mobile advertising unit, which allows mobile app developers to advertise their apps to mobile Facebook users. The new mobile ads were unveiled on August...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.