INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook and the Great Pumpkin

PumpkinSpiceLatte650Halloween may have come and gone, but pumpkins are still everywhere — pie, coffee, beer. Microsoft Social Listening analyzed conversations about all things pumpkin on Facebook, Twitter and blogs, and it shared its findings in infographic form.

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STUDY: The U.S. Voter, Facebook, Other Social Networks and Mobile Devices

PewVotersFollowingPoliticalFiguresChart650With Election Day in the U.S. set for Tuesday during this midterm election year, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project examined how Facebook and other social networks, as well as mobile devices, factor into how voters consume political information and follow news about the elections.

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Facebook Announces India Client Council

IndiaClientCouncil650Shortly after Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to India last month, the social network announced the formation of the India Client Council, made up of client and agency partners in the country and aimed at allowing them to share ideas about the future of marketing.

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LGBT real-name controversy: Facebook apologizes, promises changes

ApologizeDictionary650Facebook promised to overhaul its reporting and enforcement process regarding its real-name policy in an effort to quell the controversy that erupted last month, when several drag queens and other members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community saw their accounts suspended for not using their legal names.

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Update to Facebook Messenger for Android Allows Users to Draw, Type Over Photos

AndroidMessengerPhotoEditing650Facebook released an update to its Messenger application for Android that allows users to edit photos by drawing or typing over them.

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Facebook in Africa: 100M MAUs, and Counting

AfricaGraphic650Facebook announced that it reached the 100 million monthly-active-user mark in Africa in June, adding that more than 80 percent of those users are accessing the social network via mobile devices.

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View Counts Coming to Facebook Videos

VideoViewsCount650Facebook announced that it has been averaging more than 1 billion video views per day since June, with 65 percent of them on mobile, and brands and users that post videos will now be able to see how much of those 1 billion-plus views they were responsible for, as public videos from users and pages will now display view counts.

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Facebook Making It Easier for Developers to Integrate Apps

AddANewApp650Facebook took a step forward in its efforts to ease the process for developers seeking to integrate their applications with the social network, announcing the rollout “over the next few weeks” of a new app registration flow.

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Hyperlapse Becomes a Tool for Marketers

BrandsHyperlapse650Bluetooth-speaker manufacturer Jam Wireless Audio may have been one of the first brands to tap the new Hyperlapse time-lapse video application from Instagram for marketing purposes, but it now has plenty of company, as the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network shared some more examples in a post on the Instagram for Business blog.

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15M Facebook Interactions from 8.5M+ Users on NFL’s Opening Night

NFLFandomMap650The 2014 National Football League season kicked off Thursday night, with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks routing the visiting Green Bay Packers, 36-16. Facebook said the opening game resulted in nearly 15 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) from more than 8.5 million users.

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