Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world
Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world

Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world. Well, that’s what Facebook wants your digital world to be. The social network behemoth also wants to be on your TV all the time, too. At least that appears to be part of the goal of a series of video enhancements Facebook started rolling out last week […]

The paradox of a monolithic internet
The paradox of a monolithic internet

It was supposed to be the great leveler, a vast network of free-ranging bits and bytes but we could be facing the paradox of a monolithic internet. As more and more power and influence on the information superhighway – not to mention money – seemingly tends to coagulate in the hands of the relative few […]

Facebook is a media company
Facebook is a media company

No matter if it likes to admit it or not, Facebook is a media company and, perhaps, its new Journalism Project will help it and its users understand that. The social media giant announced its new Journalism Project on January 11 and promised, among other points, it will be “collaborating with news organizations to develop […]

Search Twitter now and gain relevance
Search Twitter now and gain relevance

Be hip, search Twitter now and gain relevance. After months of testing, Twitter is rolling out an update to its search function which will alter results from chronological order to what its algorithm suggests are the most relevant tweets about the subject searched. Got that? Sure, users have long been able to see search results […]

Internet fake news – also known as a lie
Internet fake news – also known as a lie

Internet fake news – also known as a lie – may be the biggest digital news of 2016. What do about it all may become a primary focus of 2017. Or, put another way, 2017 may become the year we grow up on the internet and retrain ourselves to not be so gullible and, well, […]

Facebook admitted – again – overstating its metrics
Facebook admitted – again – overstating its metrics

Facebook admitted – again – overstating its metrics. This time it admitted in a Nov. 16 blog post it has since May overstated some of its organic reach numbers as reported to Facebook Pages, perhaps by as much as 55 percent, and it overstated by seven to eight percent (7-8%} how much time readers spent […]

The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits
The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits

The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits. If you’re one of the countless organizations working hard for the greater good you just can’t ignore these two dominant facts of life. Sure, it’s long been established – and vitally important – to nonprofit organizations that much of any organization’s annual contributions arrive during the holiday season. […]

Facebook Messenger and the bot economy
Facebook Messenger and the bot economy

Facebook Messenger and the bot economy may soon splash into the mainstream current of online commerce, possibly even re-channeling the way we do business altogether. The social media network behemoth, which at this point is far more than a mere social media network, introduced last April its Messenger Platform, a bot-building addition to Facebook Messenger […]

Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live
Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live

Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live features on Pages so businesses & organizations can get Facebooked a bit more easily. Specifically, the social network behemoth has made call-to-action buttons more useful and more prominent on the mobile version of pages. Businesses and organizations can now schedule Facebook Live videos to give fans, customers and supporters […]

Police spy on U.S. protesters’ social media
Police spy on U.S. protesters’ social media

The fact that police spy on U.S. protesters’ social media accounts is probably not news and, yet, it’s still shocking in its Orwellian revelations. The news once again comes up as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all moved Oct. 11 to cut off access to a particular private company, Geofeedia, which, it was alleged, selling to […]