Category Archives: Facebook

Are Facebook’s Social Reader Apps on the Decline – and Why?

The past couple of days have been a whirlwind of conversation between journalism thinkers over a reportedly huge drop in users for many news leaders’ Facebook social sharing apps in the month of April. Some tech watchers and news app … Continue reading

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How news brands can get started on Facebook Timeline

Facebook has debuted Timeline for pages. Here’s what news brand page managers need to do to get brand pages ready for primetime. Continue reading

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Holy engagement, Batman! How HuffPost blew up the State of the Union on Facebook

How did The Huffington Post get 32,694 Likes, 2,525 comments and 4,268 shares on Facebook for Obama’s State of the Union address? How about a sort of Facebook take on live-tweeting? It was an experiment, to be sure, but it seemed to work out well. Continue reading

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How to Maintain a Safe, Positive and Public Facebook Life

Tips for maintaining a safe, positive and public Facebook life. Continue reading

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How To Set Up Facebook Subscribe For Journalists

Facebook Subscribe allows Facebook users to share their public updates with other users, even if they are not friends. I’ve created this step-by-step guide for users who want to take advantage of this feature without putting their own privacy at risk. Continue reading

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Facebook comments can’t guarantee a lack of anonymity

There’s a conventional wisdom out there in the online journalism world that: 1.) News site comments will automatically be better if people have to use real names, and 2.) Using Facebook for your comments will accomplish this. I’ve said many … Continue reading

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Creating one Facebook page for both sides of your life

Thanks to Facebook’s near-constant changes to their privacy settings, it’s tough to keep documentation on them up to date. In preparation for staff training here at TBD, I’ve completely overhauled these resources for anyone wishing to use Facebook for their … Continue reading

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Facebook friends: Please stop spamming me

Social networking is supposed to be about connecting with old friends and making new ones. It can involve marketing products, but it takes individualized recommendations to be anything but spam. Continue reading

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Your Facebook fan page might not be in your control

If you allow employees to create your company’s Facebook fan pages on their personal accounts, beware. You may never get control of that page if the employee leaves the company. Continue reading

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How much does Facebook know about you?

Just how much personal info do you tend to share on Facebook? Probably more than you think. Luckily new privacy policy changes and a few handy links about privacy settings can keep your info safe (safe-ish?) on Facebook. Continue reading

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