The main purpose of Facebook is to connect people through online social communication. But the diverse culture and number of people that use the service often lead to dissenting posts, discrimination, controversies or offensive language. In view of that, Facebook aims to find the right balance between freedom of speech and self-expression, and uphold a safe, deferential
For whatever reason or event, whenever an important thing occurs anywhere in the world – from the eagerly awaited results of the Academy Awards to the ardently watched sporting events at the Sochi Olympics – people quickly and instantly use Facebook as their default platform to trigger viral conversations.
Facebook has more than one billion users engaging in real-time discussions during the most significant moments. For that reason, the company has decided to work closely with media …
There are many advocates concerned about how social media affects kids. When it comes right down to what most of the worriers are saying, social media in general is perceived as websites and applications that are filled with bullies and sex offenders and other kinds of dangers. There are many kinds of software designed to address these concerns, including how to set limitations to the social media usage of kids and keeping an eye on their social media
Facebook tried to convince advertisers to also advertise on the social networking platform through two campaigns last Wednesday. The company says that it is even better to advertise on Facebook than on television because of its large membership base and targeting
Facebook has made the decision to discontinue offering its @facebook.com email service amid poor adoption of the service.
According to a Facebook spokesperson speaking to Inside Facebook, the email service of the social media giant will be phased out by early March.
It does not mean, however, that @facebook.com users will not be able to receive messages through their email addresses anymore as the spokesperson told the site that users of the rarely-used email service will still …
A group of researchers out of Europe are trying to build what may, at face value, appear to be impossible: build a lie detector for social media.
According to The University of Sheffield, the leading organization of the group, the new European Union-funded system they aim to create in three years’ time will automatically verify online rumors.
Dubbed a first of its kind and named Pheme after the Greek mythology character, the system will be used to automatically analyze, in real time, whether …
The hard sell is dead, so says James Thomas of Social Media Explorer. Today, it’s the world of social selling, smart funneling, and the proof is in the social
There are two kinds of Twitter and Facebook accounts: professional and personal, which means that it is now a conventional thing to see companies using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social networking sites to showcase their products and engage with their customers and
If you still picture online dating as an activity undertaken by a solo person behind a desk, you’re wrong. That picture is now out of date. The new online dates are sorted via app and conducted in a social setting. The image of the single individual browsing profiles on a laptop or desktop computer is not yet obsolete, but it is rapidly being replaced by the person who inputs a prospective date idea into an app, receives match information, confirms identities via Twitter or Facebook, and …
Small businesses that use social media to increase their brands’ fan base and connect with their customers need to make their pages discreet and exciting, according to Des Walsh, a social media specialist and business