Facebook has enabled a nice feature that's been lacking from in-depth discussions - threaded comments and replies. On sites that want to encourage real discussion, participants can reply to a specific comment, and their reply will appear directly under that comment. Instead, what we've had on Facebook for years is just one comment after another, making lengthy discussions sometimes very hard to follow.
Facebook released an update for their mobile app today that makes it a lot easier to get to and use group messaging. According to the update, it now takes fewer taps to start a group message. And, once you've got a group conversation going, it's easier to name the conversation and get to it later.
You're a private person, but still like to keep in touch with friends and colleagues via Facebook. Unfortunately, posting on Facebook and letting others know what's going on in your life opens you up to a certain lack of privacy.
According to Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook is trying to give everyone in the world the best possible personal newspaper. It should have high quality content from renowned sources, as well as what your friends and family are saying. It should be visual, rich and engaging. Now, almost 50% of the average news feed is photos and visual content. Page posts from businesses now comprises over 25%.
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Facebook has scheduled this news event to show everyone what they've been working on and the changes we have to look forward to with our Facebook layouts and profiles. With over 1 billion users worldwide, even minor changes can have a huge impact, so we're all anxious to see what's in store.
When I first joined Facebook over 5 years ago, in my first post I said, "Thanks for stopping by! I know, yet another social networking site. Hopefully some of these will gain more popularity than the others and there won't be so many in a few years.