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Facebook Removes Ability to Modify Link Details, Image

7/10/17 UPDATE: Facebook has temporarily extended the deprecation deadline of this capability for the Social News Desk application until October. Social News Desk continues to work with the Facebook Media team on a long-term solution. 6/27/17 UPDATE: Social News Desk has met with the Facebook team to voice the many concerns and questions you brought up in … Continued

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Breaking News on Social Media: A Case Study

WWLP 22 News and Western Mass News compete for control of DMA 114, Springfield-Holyoke, MA. While WWLP is considered the front-runner on air, on Facebook the two are virtually neck-and-neck. They have close to the same number of fans and produce about the same amount of content week-to-week.   Now take a look at this snapshot … Continued

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It’s easy to put your Facebook poll results on air! Here’s how…

As long as your Facebook page is listed as a news page and has been whitelisted, you should have access to the news feed poll feature. The option will look something like this (last thumbnail below): To start your poll – you guessed it – click on that there thumbnail. Then just follow the on-screen … Continued

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New: Free Social Rankings App for Local News

Local news people are a fiercely-competitive bunch. I can say that because I was one – and in many respects still am one. Which is probably why I can’t put down our new app. And I doubt you’ll  be able to either. It’s called Social Rankings and it’s available now in the Apple App Store and … Continued

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Facebook Live – Is it okay to do those graphic based reaction polls, or what?

Facebook Director of Product Daniel Danker manages many video related features on The Social Network, including the video tab, the Connected TV app, and Facebook Live. He did a short interview with Facebook’s new Head of News Partnerships, Campbell Brown, to talk about Facebook Live on Facebook Live. It was all very meta. Anyway, they discussed … Continued

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News Feed best practices from Facebook VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri

Did you tune in to the Facebook Live event featuring Facebook VP of Product for News Feed Adam Mosseri and Facebook’s new Head of News Partnerships, Campbell Brown? No? Don’t worry – we did. Here’s the tl;dw:   Mosseri didn’t reveal any secret insights on the way the News Feed works but did confirm the prevailing mantra: … Continued

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News On Facebook: Your Front Row Seat

Facebook is taking a road trip around the country to meet with local journalists and media companies. We caught up with them in Atlanta at their invite-only event and SND Founder, Kim Wilson did her best impression of a news reporter while live-tweeting the sessions for those unable to attend in person! It’s all part … Continued

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New: Video Metrics inside SND Dashboard

I’ve noticed recently while working with my clients that video has really become a driving force for new growth in both reach and engagement. “Well duh,” you might say, and touché. BUT, not all video is created equal! Just because you have video, that doesn’t mean you have gold. So before you start throwing every video you … Continued

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NEW: Important Change to Facebook’s Branded Content Rules

Facebook is changing the rules, again. But before you start stressing, some good news: this change will actually make it EASIER for local media organizations to make money with branded social content! This brand new update to the Branded Content Policy has just been announced. It includes new language surrounding the graphical overlay/logo watermark rule. … Continued

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What News/Media Orgs Need to Know about Today’s Important Facebook News Feed Change

Facebook today released its News Feed values statement to help sum up the company’s vision for how and why they give certain posts more visibility in News Feed. The prominent theme is that Friends and Family come first. Which, of course means brands like yours come second. This is the direction Facebook has been moving for … Continued

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