Oct 032012

The new Like Pages option should drive more active fans to your Facebook Page.

After eliminating fake fans and deleting thousands of duplicate and user-misnamed accounts, Facebook decided to suggest more active and engaging fans to brands. The social network added a “Like Pages” option on the left-hand side in the Pages section, proposing users pages they should Like based on the user’s interests listed in their profile, the pages they have already Liked and their recent check-ins.

MOREFacebook Offering Brands A More Active Fan Base – Socialbakers.


Sep 272012

The purge has commenced. Facebook is throwing out all fake users, accounts, and likes. Thats right, all of those thousands of questionable thumbs ups are starting to disappear.

The social network announced last month that itd start this massive deletion process, but it was unclear when. According to TechCrunch, Facebook confirmed today that the time is now.

Over the course of the day, tens of thousands of fans were quietly dropped from Facebook Pages. Data from Facebook metrics site PageData shows that Zyngas Texas HoldEm Poker lost 96,000 fans today, while Rihanna lost 22,198, and Michael Jackson lost 17,591. Even the Facebook like champion Eminem had fans vanish today — his count dropped by 15,420.

MOREFacebook trashes fake accounts, users, and likes | Internet & Media – CNET News.


Aug 132012

Facebook has recently begun asking users to “tell us what you like” after they hide an ad. The module then links to the page discovery browser, which presents a number of pages that users can Like and add to their interests.

When users see a Facebook ad they don’t care for, they can click the X that appears in the top right corner. The ad will be hidden and users can indicate why they didn’t like the ad. This week we noticed that after this step, Facebook now prompts users to visit the pages browser. The site, which Facebook introduced in 2010, shows icons of pages that are popular in a user’s country, but also factors in pages which are popular among their friends.

MORE:  Don’t like Facebook ads? Facebook wants to know what you do like.


May 302012

These days, most websites include buttons for sharing content via social media services. Bucking the trend, designer Oliver Reichenstein has, in a piece called Sweep the Sleaze, said such buttons should be eradicated. He states that buttons do more to promote social network brands than your site, can make you look desperate and that there’s really no need to remind social network users about the likes of Facebook and Twitter. “We find content through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and so on, not the other way around,” he said, and cited a recent Smashing Mag tweet, where the publication noted its Facebook traffic went up after removing social media buttons.

Designer Hilton Lipschitz told us he had much the same experience. Buttons were slowing his site by over a second, which made him concerned some potential visitors would leave, and many were rarely used: “One article got 22,000 page views, but there were no Google+ or Facebook Likes and no Tweet shares.” He said people are probably used to seeing these buttons but blank them out like adverts, and added that his traffic – which mostly arrives from Twitter, Reddit and Hacker News, has not been negatively affected.

Wanting to find out more about this subject, we spoke to Reichenstein (OR) about the thinking behind his article, possible dangers of social networking buttons and also the ramifications of removing them.

SOURCE ‘Drop social media buttons’ call | News | .net magazine.


Oct 072011



A Texas man is facing battery charges after police say he hit his estranged New Mexico wife and pulled her hair over her lack of a response to his Facebook status update.

via Facebook Status Feud Results In Texas Man’s Arrest.

Aug 232011

The new annotations appear when a user hovers over the +1 button. Hovering over it will display a list of friends and contacts that have already clicked the +1 button for that page. Google has also unveiled new code for the +1 button that will display the faces and names of friends that have used the +1 button. This feature works much like how the Facebook Like button appears for Mashable stories, displaying how many people have +1′d the page and which friends have +1′d it.

via Google Adds Friend Annotations to the +1 Button.

Jul 192011

Facebook Opens Viral Growth Channel for Pages, Delivering Invites to Like as Notifications…

Admins of new Pages looking to establish an initial fan base should use the new “Invite Friends” link that appears on their Page. Adding a large number of admins that can all use the feature on their own friends could be an effective growth strategy for smaller Pages.

via Facebook Opens Viral Growth Channel for Pages, Delivering Invites to Like as Notifications.