Facebook Testing Feature to Reduce Email Notifications

Facebook has begun testing a new feature that lets active users group their email notifications into summary emails.

"We're testing a feature for people who are very active on Facebook and receive lots of email notifications from us," the company said in a post on its wall. "We'll provide a new summary email and turn off most individual email notifications. If you want to turn them back on, there's a control in your account settings."

The feature, available to a small group of users in their account settings, is ideal for users that receive dozens of daily friend requests or are frequent participants in Facebook conversations. A daily summary is something more users will be abl… Continue reading...

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Facebook Fail: Posting via Other Apps Can Cut Likes & Comments by 88% [STUDY]

Does posting to Facebook via third-party apps make any difference to how engaged your fans are? Does Facebook's algorithm discriminate against content management apps?

The people at Applum, creators of Edgerank Checker, decided to find out. They analyzed more than a million Facebook updates on more than 50,000 Pages in order to test the theory that posting to Facebook via third-party apps simply doesn't generate as much engagement as posting directly on Facebook.

The results were surprising. Applum found that posting via one of the top ten third-party APIs gave you an average of 88% fewer comments and likes, compared to posting directly to Facebook yourself.

Applum's speculative r… Continue reading...

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Facebook Begins Testing Friend Filters in News Feed [PICS]

Facebook has begun testing a slew of changes to the News Feed, including friend list filters and Smart Lists that automatically categorize your friends.

The changes seem to be aimed at making the content within the News Feed more relevant. These changes, as far as we can ascertain from screenshots sent to us, show that Facebook is dividing the News Feed into lists, much like Google+ has done with Circles. "Feed filters make it easy to see a selected set of friend's updates in one place and share exclusive with them," Facebook's guide to the new feature states.

A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on this story.

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Facebook Adds Clinton’s Former Chief of Staff to Board

Facebook has announced that former Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles has been added to its board of directors.

Bowles served as President Bill Clinton’s head of the Small Business Administration in 1993 before becoming deputy White House chief of staff in 1994 and chief of staff in 1996. Before that, Bowles founded his own investment bank and co-founded venture capital firm Kitty Hawk Capital and private equity firm Carousel Capital.

Bowles is also the president emeritus of the University of North Carolina system and is currently co-chair of President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

"Erskine has held important roles in government, acade…
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5 Social Media Tips for Scoring Your Next Job

Unless you're fortunate enough to be deliriously happy with your professional life, the odds are high that you’ll be looking for a different job in the future. On the bright side, the fact that you’re reading this article means you know how to navigate the Internet -- a point in your favor. So how can you use that ‘net savvy to most effectively court the employer of your dreams?

Your cover letter and résumé may still be your opening gambit, but the life you lead online increases in relevance every day, especially as a resource for potential employers. Companies are turning to social networks and media more than ever. A recent study suggests that nearly 90% of companies will u…
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