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Facebook debunks myth about limiting posts from 26 friends
Feb10

Facebook debunks myth about limiting posts from 26 friends

  Facebook has officially debunked the myth of the 26-friends limit in post reach on your News Feed. If you took time to read how the News Feed’s algorithm works, you would know all these posts circulating on Facebook are empty. Then again, the way the algorithm works can lead some people to believe there is some truth to these claims. Facebook wants to clarify with a new explanation:...

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Facebook Groups get new admin tools to boost user engagement
Feb10

Facebook Groups get new admin tools to boost user engagement

Facebook encourages more community engagement through its Communities Summit events. It gathers Facebook Groups admins to share best practices and tips, share their views to Facebook leaders, and learn on what’s yet to come. And it all started in June 2017. This year’s Community Summit at Facebook HQ showcased new tools with new options for admins, and boost involvement. Post Formatting Facebook will give group admins new post...

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Twitter shifts to another performance metric, total active users still dropping
Feb09

Twitter shifts to another performance metric, total active users still dropping

The social network’s active users continue to drop on its latest performance report. So, it has decided to stop reporting this metric to avoid unfavorable critiques. Twitter’s monthly active users declined further, as it ramped up efforts to remove bots and spammers and from its platform. Twitter explains, “…growth was impacted by ongoing health efforts in Q4, both due to how we resourced and prioritized our work and the...

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Instagram will start removing self-harm photos, including healed scars
Feb08

Instagram will start removing self-harm photos, including healed scars

To better protect exposed users, Instagram has released a new set of regulations on images of self-harm, including cutting and healed scars. Instagram head Adam Mosseri has blogged four new measures to expand the platform’s rules on related content. We will not allow any graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting, on Instagram – even if it would previously have been allowed as admission. We have never allowed posts that...

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German ruling orders Facebook to limit data collection
Feb08

German ruling orders Facebook to limit data collection

  The German Federal Cartel Office has ruled that Facebook is abusing its market power. With the massive, combined data from Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, the government regulator has ordered the social network to seek explicit consent from German users to track and combine personal information. The company must come up with proposals to address it. If it fails, the FCO will levy fines up to 10 percent of the company’s...

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