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Facebook Can Be A Powerful Tool For Selling Homes

Facebook Realty

Facebook RealtyFacebook isn’t just a website where users go to complain about their boss and a bad day. The social network, when utilized properly can be a stepping stone towards real estate sales success. Thanks to its open level of communication, robust user base and ability to target users, Facebook should be one of the first stops for real estate professionals looking to extend and maintain their brands.

But exactly how do you maintain and build a real estate brand on Facebook? [Read more…]

Racism And Facebook Share The Spotlight In New Study

Facebook and Racism

Facebook and Racism

Facebook’s automated systems and unfortunate choice of words might be directly effecting the perceptions of racism for some users. A new study has found that the social network is finding unexpected ways to spread racist messages.

While we often think of Facebook and racism as something that happens among bigoted commenters, the truth is the network’s user logs reveal a more prevalent problem. The study published in the Computers in Human Behavior examines racism based on how long a user remained logged into the social network.

The study finds that the longer one is logged in, the more a user absorbs negative racist sentiments. Examining more than 600 participants, including 70 percent females, the study asked each user to read three different Facebook “notes” about race. Each of the notes had a different focus.  [Read more…]

Anonymous To Spam Facebook With ‘Uncensored’ Posts On April 6

Anonymous attacking Facebook April 6

Anonymous attacking Facebook April 6Hacktivist collective Anonymous will spam Facebook on April 6, 2013. The collective has promise to target the world’s largest social network with “uncensored material” that will clog up Facebook news feeds.

The fragmented groups known as Anonymous have attempted on various occasions to bring down social networks with no success, that of course does not mean they will stop now.

Anonymous is calling the campaign #OpTruthForce.

According to AnonNews:

“In past years we have seen a growing force around the world. Governments and corporations are working strategically to stop free speech by the people. In more recent months we have witnessed an increased number of account blocking and deletion by Facebook, of users who dare to ridicule, mock, satirize, or speak out against political leaders or corporations heavily involved with politics.” [Read more…]

Twitter’s Vine Receives Embed Feature, Better Facebook And Twitter Sharing

Vine Embeds

Vine Embeds

Twitter has rolled out a new embed feature for its Vine platform. Users can now choose to embed Vine’s based on three different sizes. The company also unveiled stronger Facebook and Twitter sharing options.

In a company blog post  co-founder and general manager Dom Hofmann writes:

“When we launched Vine, we described posts as ‘little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life.’ With today’s update, you can display them almost anywhere.” [Read more…]

King Announces Two New Facebook Games: Papa Pear Saga And Farm Heroes Saga

Papa Pear Saga

Papa Pear Saga

King, the social gaming company behind the smash hits Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga have announced two new games for Facebook. Now available are Papa Pear Saga and Farm Heroes Saga.

Last week changed its name to King in an attempt to distance itself from a web only platform. The company has promised to work more closely with Facebook and mobile platforms.

King currently serves 108 million players for a total of 12 billion gameplays per month across all supported platforms. The network claims 50 million gamers per day among its user base.

According to Riccardo Zacconi, co-founder and CEO of King:

“The exceptional growth of our mobile, Facebook, and cross-platform audience is a testament to the care and craft that goes into our games.”

Papa Pear Saga is based off of an existing game on called Papa Pear.  The game features dancing fruits, vegetables and inanimate objects. The physics-based game asks players to bounce a shot off as many objects as possible before landing in buckets. Papa Bear Saga currently offers 60 levels of gameplay. The game will also soon arrive for Google Android and Apple iOS.  [Read more…]

Facebook Earned Enough In 2012 To Pay Each Employee $1.1 Million

Facebook Revenue

Facebook RevenueIf Facebook evenly distributed its earnings in 2012 the social network could have paid every single employee $1,101,753.

Facebook reported a 2012 revenue of $5,089,000,000. According to SocialNewsDaily Facebook employees $4,619 workers. In comparison Google employees 53,000 employees but earned $50 billion in 2012. That means Google actually earned less money per employee with a take of $946,000.

Based on Facebook’s earnings the company is currently making $5 in revenue per user (just over 1 billion users now registered). However despite Facebook’s higher per employee earnings structure the company is still under heavy pressure from Wall Street investors.

While Google falls short of Facebook’s per employee earnings, Apple is the clear winner with an average earnings per employee of $2.3 million. Apple was helped along in 2012 by 400 million active credit card accounts connected to iTunes. The company took in $156.5 billion with an average iTunes account spent of $391.  [Read more…]

Facebook Hashtag Support Is On The Way

Facebook Hashtag

Facebook HashtagFacebook is preparing to introduce Hashtag support for wall posts, following a move already institute by Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and various other social networks.

The # symbol is a popular way for users to share common threads. For example users may talk about President Obama by using the hashtag #PresidentObama.

The move not only allows Facebook users to share a common thread, it allows Facebook to create a better social search platform that is now dependent on a common statement type.

With Graph Search already at the forefront of Facebook’s efforts to better its own search platform the hashtag support will come in handy. For example, users can create conversations which might be discovered for one search term and ultimately lead to deeper searches. [Read more…]

Bing Moving Forward With Facebook Photo Search

Bing Social Search For Facebook Photos

Bing Social Search For Facebook PhotosBing has announced new improvements to its Facebook photos search function. The company is improving its user interface and adding support for a slideshow view.

Users who connect their Facebook accounts through Bing’s search service can use the Friends’ Photos feature to find their own photos and photos from their Facebook friends pages.

Bing launched its new Facebook photos search feature in August, adding to Bing’s Social Sidebar feature. The feature is integrated alongside Bing’s standard webpage search results.

Today’s improvements, much like Bing’s original setup, only feature photo returns when a user is friends with a Facebook.
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Dad Pays Daughter $200 To Quit Facebook

Facebook Contract

Facebook Contract

Are you afraid your child might have a Facebook addiction or simply be wasting too much time on the social network? The father of 14-year-old Rachel Baier is paying her to ditch the social network. If successful Rachel will earn $200.

Paul Baier offered his daughter $200 if she could simply log off the social network for five months.

To ensure that his daughter follows through with the proposal Paul promised $50 in April and another $150 in June. [Read more…]