Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Post Search | YouTube Copyrighted Music

You can now search for old Facebook posts by keyword. YouTube providing warnings on consequences of using copyrighted music. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogoFacebook Users Can Finally Search for Posts (AllFacebook)
Facebook users can finally search for posts that have been shared with them, following an update that will be rolled out this week to U.S. English users on iPhone and desktop. Tom Stocky, vice president of search, announced the update to Facebook’s search functionality in a Newsroom post. TechCrunch If you have a share-happy graph, you may be pleasantly surprised. After spending some time testing the new Facebook Search, I was amazed by how useful it is for digging up recommendations. CNET Search has become one of the most crucial technologies in Silicon Valley. Not only is it central to Google’s business, for example, but it has also become a key technology in many services such as Apple’s Siri digital assistant, LinkedIn’s professional network and Twitter’s messaging service. The New York Times Until now, search on Facebook has been limited to certain categories of information, such as city of residence or pages your friends have liked. To get even that, you needed to type your query in a certain syntax, such as “My friends who live in Seattle and like Starbucks.” VentureBeat “The updates are being rolled initially on desktop and iPhone,” a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat. “We’ll be listening to people’s feedback and making improvements from there. Then we’ll bring these updates to Android. People who use Facebook on Android will still be able to search for people, Pages, Groups, and apps. No specific timing to share on Android availability.”

YouTube Now Tells You What Happens When You Upload Copyrighted Music (The Next Web)
Sometimes, it’s unclear why a video is taken down or muted, so YouTube will now warn creators about will happen if they upload a video with a copyrighted song. For example, if you wanted to upload a video featuring Charli XCX’s song “Boom Clap,” YouTube will warn you that it will show ads for the artist on your video, where it will be viewable and that copyright holders can ask for it to be removed anytime.

Why Twitter’s Coupon Service is a Great Idea (SocialTimes)
Twitter has a quirky revenue idea to increase audience engagement and expand overall revenue generation: adding coupons to the service. Coupons aren’t a game-changer, but there’s a little more to it than one might expect.

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Study Highlights Gap Between Social Media’s Likers and ‘Lurkers’ for Brands (The Globe and Mail)
As more companies turn to social media to learn about their customers and what they like, a new study warns they may not be getting the full picture. Research from Vancouver-based customer intelligence software firm Vision Critical, released Tuesday, found that of a company’s customers who use social media, roughly 85 percent of all posts about the brand are generated by only about 30 percent of the people.

Ricky Gervais: Why I Use #Twitter (AllTwitter)
With more than 6 million followers, Ricky Gervais uses Twitter to raise awareness of animal rights issues (a topic that is very close to his heart), promote his work and have fun with his “twonks.” “I like it for many different reasons,” said Gervais. “I do it for a laugh for one thing. Sometimes I do it because I am bored. If I am in a taxi I say ‘I am on the way to the airport, I have got 20 minutes any questions’? It’s the equivalent of reading a beer mat 20 times when you are waiting for someone in a pub.”

Tumblr Introduces Explore Tab to Show the World What’s Trending (The Daily Dot)
Tumblr released a promising new dashboard feature on Monday that adds long-awaited discovery functionality and highlights trending blogs and posts. The new Explore tab is part of Tumblr’s attempt to counter the narrative, promoted by business analysts, that the site’s culture is too hidden or obscure to properly understand.

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Who Cares What the Critics Say? ‘Peter Pan Live’ Was a Social Phenomenon (LostRemote)
As networks are realizing with more regularity, all tweets are good tweets, and when it comes to live TV events, high tweet volume is all but guaranteed; hate-watching a show is OK as long as watching is involved. And so last Thursday’s highly anticipated “Peter Pan Live!” paid off for NBC in a big way.

Salesforce Names YouTube Head Susan Wojcicki to Board (Re/code)
Salesforce.com has tapped Google veteran Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of its YouTube video unit, to its board of directors, expanding the group to 11 members. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, called her “… An extraordinary executive who has been instrumental in helping to build the world’s largest consumer cloud company.”

How to Keep Your Data Safe on Facebook [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
Facebook users are often concerned about their privacy, and while the network might define privacy differently than its users do, there are still ways to protect yourself from certain threats. According to an infographic from WhoIsHostingThis, despite widespread concerns about privacy, less than 40 percent of users actually change their settings to protect their data and nearly 30 percent share with an audience wider than “Friends.”

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