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  2. Facebook Photos Now Viewable In Fullscreen, Higher Resolution

    Facebook is now allowing Chrome and Firefox users to ditch the black background and comments sidebar that surround photos and view them full screen by clicking an expansion arrow in the top right. It also now automatically shows photos at maximum resolution, which is the 2048 x 2048 pixelmax upload size, and can be up to 4X bigger on large displays. Facebook has improved the sRGB color profile of photos so that colors appear more vivid and faithful without loading slower.

    Before now, Facebook photos could only be viewed at roughly 3/4 of your screen size. Today’s updates will encourage high-res uploads, attract more professional photographers, and make the world’s most popular photo sharing service where 250 million photos are uploaded a day a better experience for everyone.

  3. New Apps To Help The Shift To Facebook Timeline

    Here are a few popular music apps with links to adjustments they’ve made for Timeline:

    BandPage: In addition to the BandPage upgrades announced a few weeks ago, brand new adjustments include:

    • Widescreen Timeline Version of BandPage (810 pixel) so now users can convert their page to this new size.
    • A switch to fb.bandpage.com instead of listn.to  
    • Navigation bar has been moved to the top, as people weren’t clicking on photos / videos / store as much as they’d like, mostly due to how hidden it was (essentially making it more of a “nav” panel now)

    ReverbNation: Implemented a new set of simple tools that give users flexibility to customize their timeline with function-specific app buttons (sort of like a smartphone home screen) – “Play” to get to your music,  “Watch” links straight to your videos, “Shop” for merchandise, etc…

    Nimbit: Facebook Promo Tool, Spotlight Store, and enhanced usability across the board with unified controls for all stores including those on partner services PledgeMusic and FanBridge

    FanBridge: New tabs for Store, Videos, Music, etc…

    (Source: wilkinsky.us)

  4. Great examples of Facebook’s Timeline features

  5. Great examples of Facebook’s Timeline features

  6. Great examples of Facebook’s Timeline features

  7. Great examples of Facebook’s Timeline features

  8. Great examples of Facebook’s Timeline features

  9. Early adopter brands using Timeline with fewer than 1 million Likes saw an uptick in user engagement. Brands with 1 million to 10 million followers saw a 17.43 percent drop in comments and 11.57 percent drop per brand post.

    Facebook Timeline Rolls Out to All Brand Pages

  10. Savvy brands understand how to flirt with their followers. And they understand the currency of the social drug.

    Flirting with Brands on Social Media

    (Source: wilkinsky.us)

  11. Sharing your posts on Facebook just got a billion times better, with integration into Facebook’s Timeline, News Feed, and Ticker.

    New options include:

    • Toggle “Send to Facebook” when posting.
    • Share Replies on your Facebook Timeline.
    • Share Likes on your Facebook Timeline.
      (They even get lumped together so they’re not overwhelming!)

    You can find the new options in your blog settings. If your blog is already connected to Facebook, you’ll be automatically prompted to upgrade.

    (Source: staff)

  12. Tumblr’s New Facebook Timeline Sharing Will Nab More Traffic For Publishers

    By giving Tumblr posts their own structured, Open Graph data type rather than classifying them as standard links, publishers will be able to take advantage of the Facebook Timeline Profile’s ability to host applications. Open Graph integrations have boosted virality for news sites like The Guardian and Washington Post and Yahoo, but Tumblr’s move will pass the benefits on to the cat memes, hipster photos, and random thoughts of the blogs it hosts.

    Tumblr writers can enable the new features in their Tumblr settings.

  13. A former Google engineer is leading a team of two dozen Facebook engineers dedicated to creating an improved Facebook search engine that will make it easier for users to more easily find shared or liked articles, videos, and status updates.

    This doesn’t sound like Facebook’s attempt to become a traditional information retrieval type of web search engine like Google or Bing, which both crawl and show results for the entire web based on hundreds or thousands of signals and ranking factors. Rather, it seems like this is more a case of Facebook trying to provide better search results within the social network’s walls based on its big data – relationships, locations, Likes, subscriptions, images, and so on. Besides, Facebook just doesn’t have the engineers on the payroll to create a full-on Google competitor.

    Perhaps this could be a step toward a future social search engine that Facebook could monetize with pay-per-click ads and become a player in what is forecast to be a $19+ billion industry this year.

    Facebook Search Engine Overhaul in Works - Is Facebook Building a Google competitor?

    (Source: wilkinsky.us)

  14. The arrival of Facebook could help Google say it is not dominant after all. Google, which controls 60%-70% of the search market, has long tried to refute antirust charges by saying competition is “just a click away.”

    Google may need this argument more than ever now that it has jettisoned purely objective search results in favor of promoting more social forms of search. In the past, Google has argued that objective results proved it wasn’t abusing its market power — this argument no longer holds water in light of the recent search changes.

    How Facebook Search Could Be a Gift to Google

    **Update on Facebook search news

    (Source: wilkinsky.us)

  15. Thoughts on Internet Privacy: "Selling You on Facebook"

    A Wall Street Journal examination of 100 of the most popular Facebook apps found that some seek the email addresses, current location and sexual preference, among other details, not only of app users but also of their Facebook friends.

    This appetite for personal data reflects a fundamental truth about Facebook and, by extension, the Internet economy as a whole: Facebook provides a free service that users pay for, in effect, by providing details about their lives, friendships, interests and activities. Facebook, in turn, uses that trove of information to attract advertisers, app makers and other business opportunities.

    It is no surprise, of course, that Facebook can gain deep knowledge of people’s lives. It is, after all, a social network where users voluntarily share their names, closest friendships, snapshots, sexual preferences (“interested in men,” “interested in women”), schools attended and countless other details, including moment-to-moment thoughts in the form of “status updates.”

    This kind of information is the coin of the realm in the personal-data economy. The $28 billion online advertising industry is fueled largely by data collected about users’ Web behavior that allow advertisers to create customized ads.

    (Source: The Wall Street Journal)

  16. $0 Revenue -> $1B Acquisition.

    Facebook To Acquire Instagram For $1 Billion, Which Will Still Be A Standalone App

    (Source: TechCrunch)