Hashtags May Be Coming to Facebook

Facebook is reportedly working on incorporating the hashtag into the social network. A Twitter staple, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has plans to bring the hashtag to its service, offering users the ability to index conversations around a particular topic, just as they currently do on Twitter. Sources ”familiar with the matter” told the Journal that while Facebook is working … Read more

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STUDY: If A Facebook Post Hasn’t Gone Viral In Three Hours, It Probably Won’t

Give it three hours, and then move on to the next one: That advice comes from Facebook analytics and advertising company Optimal, in reference to how long it should take for page administrators to determine if their content has gone viral. According to proprietary analysis by Optimal, 75 percent of post-level engagement for Facebook pages occurs within the first three hours … Read more

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UPDATED: Facebook Begins Rolling Out New, Customizable Timeline

The redesign for timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook’s updated news feed, the goal for timeline is to reduce clutter and place more options in the hands of users. The new design … Read more

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Facebook Showing Off ‘New Look’ for News Feed March 7

Facebook has invited reporters to its Menlo Park headquarters on March 7 to take a look at its new News Feed. A redesigned version of Timeline is already being tested in New Zealand. We had a friend capture some screenshots of the redesign for us, which features a new look for the toolbar at the top of … Read more