Author Archives: LeverDigital

Facebook Facial Recognition by Default

The super-duper high-tech James-Bondesque Facebook facial recognition feature has been met with a lot of controversy recently. What was a good intentioned update could infringe on your privacy. The technology allows for similar photos to be grouped together and immediately suggests which of your friends are in the photos, making the tagging process nearly automatic. … Read more

Facebook Tests User Page Recommendations

Facebook has begun testing a new feature that enables users to recommend pages to their friends as they’re browsing around the site. While page administrators could always suggest their own content to friends, Facebook never asked users to promote other pages before.  So we wonder what determines whether or not this box is displayed to … Read more

Facebook Testing New Photo Viewer

You can say this for the Facebook developers, they certainly don’t rest on their laurels. Whatever design Facebook is currently using, rest assured they are working on an upgrade, threatening to remove the comfort the current design provides. And if you don’t think there isn’t any outcry when Facebook introduces changes, you haven’t been paying attention. … Read more

Verify My Account Spam Runs Rampant On Facebook

In the past few hours a new application has begun spreading on Facebook which has found an exploit in the existing sharing system. Whatever you do, don’t click the link described below. The system is pretty straight forward. It suggests that you click “VERIFY MY ACCOUNT” within a link which ultimately results in the user … Read more

Google Celebrates Martha Graham With Amazing Dancing Logo

If your search page looks a bit more dramatic than usual today, it’s because Google is celebrating what would have been American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham’s 117th birthday. The Doodle joins a growing canon of elaborate logos, this one including a dancer who executes six Graham-inspired dance routines to spell out “Google.” Graham died in 1991 … Read more

Facebook Profiles Can Now Convert Into Pages

You can now convert a personal profile into a business page. The social network never formally announced this new capability but Facebook’s help center explains how to convert a profile to a page. In fact, seven different help entries describe this process, making it look like this has been an option all along when in fact it’s … Read more

Google’s gigabit fiber network to be built in Kansas City, Kansas

We were just wondering what Google was doing with that super-fast gigabit network it promised to set up in one lucky city and here’s finally a fresh development. The winner has been chosen and it’s Kansas City, Kansas. Having the winning community in its own state will be quite the bitter pill for the people of Topeka … Read more

How to Edit Facebook Comments… After you post it!

Facebook’s rolled out a new comment system, with real-time updates and more streamlined sharing. What you may not realize is that you can also edit your comments after you post them. Here’s how. The new comment system is a little off-putting (I don’t know why they felt the need to get rid of the share … Read more

Does Your Business Rely on the Accidental Referral?

Businesses run on referrals. Just ask any business owner or salesperson what their No. 1 source of new business is, and you’re likely to hear some variation on the theme of referrals. But ask that same business owner, salesperson, or marketer what they do to consistently generate referrals, and you won’t hear much. I’ve always … Read more

Why Your Brand Needs to Be on Facebook Now

With 450 million users globally (and millions more being added each week) Facebook is dominating the web in unparalleled ways. Yet, even as the social network has steadily grown over its short but remarkable history, many brands have remained on the sidelines of the social media revolution. Facebook was the most visited site on the web … Read more