Topic: Facebook

Facebook’s New Algorithm Driving Small Businesses Away
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Facebook’s New Algorithm Driving Small Businesses Away

Earlier this month, our site’s founder Jeff Weisbein wrote a post explaining his dissatisfaction with the way that Facebook’s new algorithm has affected BestTechie’s presence on the social networking platform. As … [Read more...]

Get Ready: Facebook Video Ads Are Coming on Thursday
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Get Ready: Facebook Video Ads Are Coming on Thursday

Facebook's monetization efforts thus far have been largely static. Along with sidebar pay-per-click ads, the site offers "social ads" of sorts in the shape of posts or recommendations on behalf of businesses. According … [Read more...]

Facebook’s News Feed Tweak to Help High Quality Publishers is Doing More Harm Than Good
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Facebook’s News Feed Tweak to Help High Quality Publishers is Doing More Harm Than Good

In a blog post published on December 2, Facebook said it was going to start to put more articles from publishers in the News Feed, ranking them by how much your friends have been clicking on them. The idea being that … [Read more...]

Facebook is Starting to Automatically Play Videos on iOS and Android
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Facebook is Starting to Automatically Play Videos on iOS and Android

Facebook has been involved with video for a long while, but the social network isn't necessarily known for it. Desktop videos often go up on YouTube and mobile videos tend to find homes on either Vine or Instagram. But a … [Read more...]

Instagram May Add Messaging Features by Year’s End
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Instagram May Add Messaging Features by Year’s End

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," the old saying goes. But what happens when you can't "join 'em?" Facebook tried to acquire wildly popular photo sharing app Snapchat for $3 billion in cash, but Snapchat rejected that … [Read more...]

Snapchat Didn’t Want Facebook’s $3 Billion
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Snapchat Didn’t Want Facebook’s $3 Billion

Would you turn down $3 billion cash if Facebook wanted to buy your company? According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Snapchat did just that. The company has other suitors, apparently, and investors who want to … [Read more...]

Facebook Video Ads Will Be in Your News Feed Soon
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Facebook Video Ads Will Be in Your News Feed Soon

Over the next week, social media giant Facebook will begin offering new venues of mobile advertising, namely allowing mobile app developers to advertise their products to Facebook mobile users in a bold new way: Facebook … [Read more...]

Facebook App Launches on Windows 8.1 Devices
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Facebook App Launches on Windows 8.1 Devices

Yesterday was something of a traumatic day for me. After upgrading my Dell Latitude 10 tablet to Windows 8.1, I had some pretty raunchy software issues, not least of which being my first glimpse of the infamous Blue … [Read more...]

Facebook and Cisco Give Free Customer Wi-Fi at Businesses
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Facebook and Cisco Give Free Customer Wi-Fi at Businesses

While more and more businesses offer up free Wi-Fi when you drop in for a visit—say, when you’re getting your car’s oil change, or you stop by a café for a cup of coffee—the process of getting your device on the … [Read more...]

Facebook Updates Graph Search With Posts and Status Support
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Facebook Updates Graph Search With Posts and Status Support

Graph Search, the enhanced searching functionality that Facebook introduced to all members of their social network this summer, has just been updated to include support for finding individual posts and statuses, … [Read more...]