Facebook’s New Look for Business Pages

CEO Eric McGehearty discusses the huge update to Facebook Fan Pages for businesses, bringing them further in line with the design concept behind personal pages. With a new layout come new opportunities for showcasing your business on Facebook- including posting to profiles as the business, whereas beforehand this was only possible with personal pages. These changes dissolve the line between people and their personal brands, making it easier for companies to make better connections with their customers and put the …

Twitter Releases Analytics Tool

Twitter generated a lot of buzz when it announced it would be releasing a new analytics tool by the end of the year. The company is letting a few key users test the product in beta, and they will embark on a slow rollout of the product over the next few months. Touted as the “Klout Killer”, the analytics tool from Twitter will offer more real-time information than many of its competitors, including Klout. The tool will also be able …

Facebook and Bing Integration Brings Social Into Search

Another big announcement from Facebook: Facebook and Bing are teaming up to make search more intuitive and help your decision-making by integrating Facebook data into Bing search results. Searching on Bing won’t send any social interactions back to Facebook, however Zuckerberg says if a friend has shared or liked content that relates to that search, Bing will offer that as a search result. For example, if you’re searching for a restaurant in town, it’ll have results saying your friend liked …

Facebook Announces New Groups Feature

Mark Zuckerberg and his product development team gave a presentation today to announce the new Facebook Groups feature. This is different from the friend lists feature already in place on Facebook, and the previous Groups feature geared toward people with shared interests. The new groups feature allows you to create a shared space between a small group of people- Facebook says up to 100- and post messages and events intended for that small group only. You can have group chat …

“The Social Network” is #1

How many of you have your Facebook open in the next tab on your browser? Do you even remember when you joined- did you think it would grow into the huge internet phenomenon it’s become today? How did Facebook even begin? The origins of the popular website are the subject of the highly-anticipated movie, “The Social Network,” which made its box office debut at #1 this weekend. While many are perplexed as to why a movie about  Facebook and its …