How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed

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Baby photos. News articles. Selfies. Advertisements. Job announcements

It's likely your Facebook News Feed contains some combination of these, if not all of them (and likely other categories, too). That's both the beauty and the curse of News Feed: It provides updates from all aspects of your life in one place, including those you may not care to see.

In March, Facebook announced a News feed redesign. Mark Zuckerberg told press, "What we are trying to give everyone is a copy of the best personalized newspaper in the world." The redesign has since stumbled, but the goal of turning Facebook into a "personalized newspaper" remains strong. And Facebook could use your help Read more...

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How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed

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Baby photos. News articles. Selfies. Advertisements. Job announcements

It's likely your Facebook News Feed contains some combination of these, if not all of them (and likely other categories, too). That's both the beauty and the curse of News Feed: It provides updates from all aspects of your life in one place, including those you may not care to see.

In March, Facebook announced a News feed redesign. Mark Zuckerberg told press, "What we are trying to give everyone is a copy of the best personalized newspaper in the world." The redesign has since stumbled, but the goal of turning Facebook into a "personalized newspaper" remains strong. And Facebook could use your help Read more...

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8 Outrageous Job Perks You Wish You Had

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And you were grateful for the free coffee at your office.

For tech giants such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, free meals, bring-your-pet-to-work days and office happy hours are so commonplace that they barely even register as job perks. Enterprising startups have hopped on the quirky-benefits bandwagon, too, in an effort to entice the best and brightest to their HQs.

Since competitive compensation, medical benefits and 401(k)s are mostly givens in the expanding technology job market, these companies reel in their rising stars with practical benefits such as childcare, laundry services and free meals, plus off-the-wall perks like gaming centers, on-site fitness centers and unlimited vacation days. Read more...

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8 Outrageous Job Perks You Wish You Had

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And you were grateful for the free coffee at your office.

For tech giants such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, free meals, bring-your-pet-to-work days and office happy hours are so commonplace that they barely even register as job perks. Enterprising startups have hopped on the quirky-benefits bandwagon, too, in an effort to entice the best and brightest to their HQs.

Since competitive compensation, medical benefits and 401(k)s are mostly givens in the expanding technology job market, these companies reel in their rising stars with practical benefits such as childcare, laundry services and free meals, plus off-the-wall perks like gaming centers, on-site fitness centers and unlimited vacation days. Read more...

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7 Ways to Deal With A-Hole Facebook Fans

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Social media managers know what’s up — with thousands of fans on a Facebook Page, there’s bound to be at least one who ruins the fun for everyone. He shoots down every post, is the first to call out a typo, and loves incorporating profanities into even his most positive comments.

Add your textbook spammers, angry customers and historically unhappy people to the mix and it’s no wonder someone has to keep an eye on your company’s Facebook Page at all times. It’s easy to consider banning every user who ruffles your feathers, but you should weigh multiple options before planning your attack strategy. Here are seven ways to deal with your least favorite Facebook fans: the a-holes. Read more...

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Facebook in 2014: Fighting for Social Supremacy

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Put on your party hats and string up the banners: Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday in 2014

You'd be hard pressed to find a more popular, yet polarizing, service than Facebook over the last decade. In less than 10 years, Facebook has collected a billion-plus users, hosted a presidential Town Hall, been the topic of a major motion film, and connected people from every corner of the planet. Its global brand recognition may be the best in the tech world, rivaling only Google and Apple, both of which had a substantial head start

And while 2014 is, in all reality, just another year for the social media giant to collect users, data, and revenues, it's also a reminder of how far Facebook has come — and how quickly the tech world evolves Read more...

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Twitter: What to Expect in 2014

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Seven years ago, Twitter was just a small, ragtag collection of hackers fighting over the basic premise of the company and struggling to keep the site from crashing every other day. Twitter has come a long way since then.

The company is on track to bring in more than half a billion dollars in revenue this year. It has more than 230 million monthly active users worldwide and some 2,300 employees in offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Dublin and Sao Paulo. It navigated a smooth IPO in November (unlike another social network that shall remain nameless) and is now valued at around $35 billion. Read more...

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The Year in Facebook: Moving Fast, Breaking Less

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If there's one thing Facebook generates, besides selfies and baby pics, it's lots and lots of press

The company has more than one billion users, one of tech's most recognizable CEOs (still only 29!), and enormous stores of your personal data. Like it or not, we all seem to have a stake, whether big or small, in what happens at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. It makes sense, then, that the social network keeps us all, reporters and readers alike, busy week in and week out.

The company has a reputation for changing its product regularly, and this year was no different. Facebook's 2013 activities ran the gamut from the good (Graph Search), to the bad (Facebook Home), and, of course, the ugly (its misuse of an extremely sensitive image in an ad) Read more...

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The Year in Facebook: Moving Fast, Breaking Less

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If there's one thing Facebook generates, besides selfies and baby pics, it's lots and lots of press

The company has more than one billion users, one of tech's most recognizable CEOs (still only 29!), and enormous stores of your personal data. Like it or not, we all seem to have a stake, whether big or small, in what happens at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. It makes sense, then, that the social network keeps us all, reporters and readers alike, busy week in and week out.

The company has a reputation for changing its product regularly, and this year was no different. Facebook's 2013 activities ran the gamut from the good (Graph Search), to the bad (Facebook Home), and, of course, the ugly (its misuse of an extremely sensitive image in an ad) Read more...

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8 Ways Businesses Can Use Facebook Embedded Posts

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Facebook's developers are always coming up with cool tools that can make an entrepreneur's life a little bit easier, like embedded posts

But most of us don't have time to keep up with the changes, or figure out how to use them.

To learn more, we asked a panel of eight successful entrepreneurs how they're using embedded posts to amp up website traffic and social engagement. Here are their best tips:

1. Increasing Facebook Engagement

Brett FarmiloeEmbedding a Facebook post on your blog will help increase the engagement level of your Facebook page. Because Facebook's embeddable posts are interactive, there are a few different features that are beneficial to your brand. Your blog readers can share your content by embedding the post on their own blog or by clicking the Facebook "share" button to distribute your content to their Facebook friends. They can also "like" your Facebook page from an embeddable post. Whichever way you look at it, embedding a Facebook post into your blog is now one extra step that's necessary for content creators. Read more...

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