Tag: Mark Zuckerberg

January 25, 2018 / / Facebook

The recent announcement by Mark Zuckerberg explaining the new algorithm change has businesses freaking out and extremely concerned their marketing efforts may become a bit strained.

In case you missed it, Facebook will begin to prioritize updates that “spark conversations and meaningful interaction between people.”  This means that the algorithm will prioritize updates from friends and family versus business updates or news articles.

Many are looking at it as the coming marketing apocalypse, but fear not! read more

January 12, 2018 / / Facebook

Facebook has announced a change to the News Feed and publishers, marketers, and businesses are concerned.

As explained in a blog post by Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed in a Facebook Newsroom update, “Facebook was built to bring people closer together and build relationships” the News Feed will now focus on connecting users to more meaningful posts from friends and family.

This change may create some drastic changes in Business Page updates, causing a bit of a panic.

 The Update

Facebook will begin to prioritize updates that “spark conversations and meaningful interaction between people.”  The change will begin to predict which updates users would want to interact with and will show these updates higher in the users’ Feed. read more

January 28, 2016 / / Facebook

In September of last year, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, announced at a Town Hall Q&A they were working on buttons that would show empathy.  (See our blog post for detailed information about the announcement.)

While many Facebook Users have been requesting a “dislike” button, the new buttons are not just a way to show that you “dislike” something.  Chris Cox, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer, explained the new buttons in a post on his Facebook Page today.   “As you can see, it’s not a “dislike” button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly. We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun.” read more

October 25, 2015 / / Digital Marketing

Consider that many business owners and marketing managers are over 40.  If they graduated college around 1990, they were educated in a world without websites. (The first commercial website was published in 1990; by the end of 1991 there were 10.)  While the first cell phone went on sale in the U.S. in 1983, it wasn’t until the early 2000’s that phones were capable of Internet access.  In 1990 Mark Zuckerberg was 6 years old.  The digital revolution was just beginning.  Is it any wonder that many business owners and marketing managers are struggling to keep up? read more

October 8, 2015 / / Facebook

At a Town Hall Q&A held in September at Facebook’s headquarters Mark Zuckerberg announced that they were working on a “dislike” button, or as he explained a way to show empathy.

Today Facebook announced they are testing a group of “Reactions”, demonstrated by Emojis.

Chris Cox, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer, explained the new buttons in a post on his Facebook Page today.   “As you can see, it’s not a “dislike” button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly. We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun. Starting today Ireland and Spain can start loving, wow-ing, or expressing sympathy to posts on Facebook by hovering or long-pressing the Like button wherever they see it. We’ll use the feedback from this to improve the feature and hope to roll it out to everyone soon. read more

September 25, 2015 / / Facebook

After years of requests Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier this month that they are getting ready to roll out their new “dislike” button.  Allowing people to express empathy, or at least something other than “like” on updates.

Zuckerberg stated the button itself would not say “dislike”, but people have latched on to the dislike button and that is what they are calling it.

Seizing a new opportunity, here come the scammers.

A new scam is now making its way around Facebook.  Posts are popping up in users’ News Feeds that prompt them to “get newly introduced Facebook dislike button on your profile.” (CBS News) read more

September 24, 2015 / / Facebook

Facebook is now a daily habit for a billion people.  On Monday, August 24, 2015 Facebook had One Billion people logged into the platform in a single day.

People of all ages use Facebook to communicate with friends and family, get news and information, research businesses and find a job.  Businesses use Facebook to market and advertise and grow their customer base, provide customer service and assist with their Search Rank (SEO).

Did you know that:

  • The US state with the most Facebook Users is Detroit, Michigan
  • Canada is the country with the most Facebook Users
  • Every single minute of the day people are clicking “Like” on over 4 million posts

Facebook has become a part of nearly everyone’s life in one way or another. read more

September 15, 2015 / / Facebook

The live HQ Q & A was held at the Menlo Park, California headquarters of Facebook today, Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  The most exciting thing to come from the event was the announcement of the new Dislike Button that will be introduced on the platform.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced during the Q & A that Facebook will soon be rolling out a button that will allow people to express their dislike with comments and posts.

“People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years… and probably hundreds of people have asked about this. Today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it,” Zuckerberg said during the Q&A session. read more

August 28, 2015 / / Facebook

“We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.  On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. 

A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.

Thank you for being part of our community and for everything you’ve done to help us reach this milestone. I’m looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together.”  –Mark Zuckerberg read more

March 25, 2015 / / Facebook

Facebook debuted a slew of changes coming to the platform at F8, the developer conference, today.  They will soon be launching several new products and features that will make it easier for Users to communicate with people and businesses.

While these changes will make Facebook more user-friendly for the average person, it will definitely offer some advantages for businesses using the platform to market and advertise.

Here is what will be coming soon…

  1. Spherical Videos

Much like Google Maps’ Street View, Facebook will soon support videos shot with 360 degree camera technology.  This will allow viewers to click and drag on the screen to change the perspective they see. read more