SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) launched a matchmaking system Tuesday to cultivate partnerships between advertisers and video creators as the world’s largest social media company tries to quickly parallel the variety of commercial opportunities offered by its video rival YouTube. Source: Facebook expands offerings for videoRead More →


Move over, Instagram vs. Snapchat . The fight is on between Facebook and YouTube. Facebook announced Tuesday that it’s bringing new poll and game features to Live and on demand video for Facebook creators . With this new emphasis on interactivity, and with game tools that look *a lot* likeRead More →

Facebook and Twitter have admitted they could do more to protect disabled people from online abuse, following criticism from the model and TV personality Katie Price, whose son Harvey has been victimised online. The social media giants told MPs that they could make the risks of abuse clearer to vulnerableRead More →

Previous programs use am image of someone else’s eyes to fix a blink (third column), but Facebook researchers just created a program that uses your own eyes (fourth column). Facebook Research Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to paint in the missing regions of a face to fix a blinkRead More →

The autoplaying video ads will appear in the “sponsored” section. Facebook Facebook Messenger ads just got more invasive. The company confirmed on Tuesday that it has started placing autoplaying video ads in the Messenger chat app. Source: Your Facebook Messenger chats may soon get autoplaying video ads – CNETRead More →

Jim Keenan says he’s probably on LinkedIn more than he should be—at least a few times a day. But if the measure of where professionals should spend their time is looking at what helps grow their businesses most, Keenan is exactly where he should be. Source: How to become aRead More →

Did you know that in addition to sharing photos and videos to your Facebook Stories , you can also share text posts? Our guide will show you how this works. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS. Source: Facebook: Here’s How to Share a Text PostRead More →

Amid a year of scandals for social media companies, public trust in social media is dropping—and people around the world are expecting brands to lead the way in making platforms better and safer for users, according to a new study from Edelman. Source: Trust in Social Media Platforms Is Eroding—andRead More →

Social media can provide marketers with incredible insight on everything from demographics and psychographic data to emotional reactions in real time, essentially serving as a real-time focus group on any topic. This rich data has the potential to greatly enhance our analytics models and can even help predict business outcomes.Read More →

Interested in commerce? Hear from Zappos CMO Tyler Williams and other executives at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle—apply here to attend. Pinning products is taking a backseat on Pinterest on June 19 as the discovery platform is partnering with lifestyle subscription box company FabFitFun to release the “PinterestRead More →

Facebook Tuesday announced partnerships aimed at helping small and midsized businesses and developers build privacy into their respective services. For SMBs, the social network is teaming up with George Washington University Law School Prof. Source: Facebook Is Providing Privacy Help to Small and Midsized Businesses, DevelopersRead More →

Facebook continues to add tools and features for video creators on both the interactivity and monetization fronts. Vice president of product Fidji Simo and director of entertainment partnerships Sibyl Goldman detailed all of the updates in a Newsroom post Tuesday. Source: Facebook Announced Another Round of Updates for Its VideoRead More →

Trust is a crucial component of any online interaction. If users do not trust you and your site they will not trust you with their data or money. Preorder my self-learning video course for $100 off! Listen to this post and subscribe using iTunes , Google Play , Spotify orRead More →

Irrespective of the type of person you are, everyone likes their privacy and security. Knowing you can control both is a liberating feeling that Snapchat has generously provided to people by revolutionizing the way we control our social media outlets. Source: 5 Ways To Make Your Snapchat SecureRead More →

Having the right Facebook tools to execute your marketing strategy not only makes your job easier, it makes your work more effective and efficient. You wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hammer a nail into a board, right? The same goes for managing your brand’s Facebook presence. Source: 23 Facebook ToolsRead More →

It seems like every brand is on Instagram these days. So how do you create posts that generate engagement and help your images, video, and stories stand out from the pack? The answer is to use your keen design eye. The same skills that you use as a designer—color balance,Read More →

A short while ago, I wrote about a kerfluffle with White Castle’s social media team about a photo I took of their Impossible Slider. At issue was the way White Castle (and other large companies) treated people who asked for some form of compensation for their photos to be usedRead More →

Whenever Instagram releases a new feature, a common pattern occurs: Users play with said feature; someone adopts a stylish approach; and other people catch on and imitate it until it goes mainstream. This is the process that’s beginning to happen with Stories Highlights , a tool Instagram launched this pastRead More →

If you’re a woman on the internet, chances are you’ve gotten a creepy message (or a million). Why should you have to deal with creeps at all? That question prompted experience designer and recent VCU Brandcenter graduate Berfin Ayhan to dream up NastyBot , a Facebook messenger chatbot that, asRead More →

Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising Facebook announces additional restrictions on firearm-related advertising. Image: NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES By Johnny Lieu 2018-06-18 02:20:34 UTC Facebook is tightening up its rules on advertising gun accessories to minors. Source: Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertisingRead More →