14 Facebook Tools You Didn’t Know Existed

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You know all about Facebook's basic tools. You can post statuses and share articles with the best of 'em. But how often do you check your Activity Log? What is the Browse tool for?

You're not off the hook either, Brand Pages. You may know that Facebook Exchange targets ads based on user's online activity, but did you know you can create Custom Audiences to share content with?

For these and other Facebook tools you probably aren't using, check out the gallery. Hone those Facebook skills to get the most of out of world's most popular social site Read more...

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Apple’s New iPads and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesApple announced several new products at its event in San Francisco on Tuesday, including the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will soon be compatible with the Galaxy S4, S4 mini, S4 active, S4 zoom, Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3 and S3Facebook continues to flip-flop on its policy against posting brutal videos; according to multiple reports, the social media company recently revoked its ban on posting beheading videos Read more...

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4 Ways to Post When Facebook Is Down

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Facebook, like most websites, has its bugs. But it's rare for the entire site to suddenly stop working as it did Monday morning. The news spread across other social media platforms, such as Twitter and Tumblr — some complained about the inconvenience, others joked and some even took the opportunity to advertise.

Users couldn't post or "like" statuses or shares, but they could still view content from the site. For businesses or in case of emergency, being able to post on this social media giant is integral. So what is the best way to post to Facebook should the site crash again? Read more...

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4 Best Practices for Social Advertising

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If a tree falls in the forest, it's debatable that anyone hears it. When your ad fails on Facebook, though, there's no confusion. It was a dud

A lack of interaction tells the tale. Clearly you paid good money to expose lots of people to this particular piece of content, but most gave it little mind

That doesn't have to be the case. There are people who do nothing but study the performance of social advertising all day. We talked to some and gleaned a few insights. If you want to run an ad with a halfway decent chance of getting a social lift, check out these pro tips. Read more...

1. Think About Who You Are Targeting

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Facebook Acquires Onavo and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesFacebook is opening its first office in Israel after acquiring Israeli mobile tech startup Onavo. According to The Wall Street Journal, Netflix is pursuing cable TV deals to make the online streaming service available on set-top boxes. And Twitter's Senior Vice President of Engineering Christopher Fry made a whopping $10.3 million last year

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9 Excellent Facebook Pages You Should ‘Like’

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Facebook isn't just for your high school friends and celebs promoting their next movie

Even though Facebook profiles seem to be split into two groups — brands trying to advertise and people trying to socialize — there's a third type of account on Facebook that deserves some attention

In fact, some of our favorite accounts on Facebook are projects and ideas that utilize the social media giant to spread the word. Whether they're making us laugh, empowering us or teaching us new things, these nine public social media pages provide an excellent break from all those baby pictures and engagement announcements Read more...

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Facebook Updates Graph Search and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesGoogle has installed its first Android app vending machines in JapanFacebook rolled out an update to Graph Search, which lets you find comments, posts and status updatesDropbox is adding a productivity update: Now, screenshots can be automatically saved straight to the service.

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Is Your Business Spending Too Much Time on Facebook?

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Countless articles and studies have focused on the negative psychological consequences of Facebook. They include everything from depression (seeing friends' awesome vacation photos while you’re sitting at a computer can spark FOMO, or "Fear of Missing Out") to relationship problems (a British survey found that nearly one-third of divorce filings in 2011 mentioned Facebook)

Researchers in Norway have even published a new psychological scale to measure Facebook addiction. Yet, while these all focus on personal afflictions, I wonder whether there's a similar phenomenon with businesses today.

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Netflix Rolls Out Super HD and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesCandy Crush Saga creator King will be filing for IPO, according to a report by The TelegraphNetflix has a feature called Super HD that plays its streaming video in extremely high quality. Finally, Facebook is rolling out the ability to edit your posts and comments.

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How to Follow Facebook Across Social Media

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If your interest in Facebook goes beyond casual curiosity, or you have a niche interest in certain aspects of Facebook's activity, you may find it useful to discover where you can follow all of the social network's public accounts

We've compiled a list of where you can find Facebook across all social media sites, from the many subsection Facebook Pages to Twitter accounts to the official YouTube channel

If you're interested in getting Facebook news, updates and other content in your social stream, then take a look at our guide to the various accounts you should be liking, following and bookmarking. In the comments below, please share any we've missed and we'll add them to the list. Read more...

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