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Support for Admins: Pages Manager for Apple Updated, Feedback Panel Announced (AllFacebook)
Facebook announced two things Tuesday to aid page administrators: the newest version of Pages Manager for iOS devices is in the Apple App Store, and the site has launched a feedback panel so managers can share what works and what needs to be fixed. This newest version, 1.4, allows users to schedule posts to appear later and promote recent posts to reach larger audiences (provided that an ad or post was created on the computer). TechCrunch Facebook Tuesday began testing its own mobile ad network. Advertisers can pay to target users with ads for app stores or websites based on users’ Facebook data that appears while users are on other apps and mobile sites. The social network told TechCrunch that, similar to its first off-site ad placements on Zynga.com, the goal is to show Facebook users more relevant ads wherever they go, even outside the social network’s own properties. Bloomberg Businessweek By placing ads on third-party applications, Facebook follows competitors, including Google and Apple, in acting as a so-called ad network. The strategy would let it collect part of the revenue generated from mobile marketing and benefit from rising demand for ads that reach the growing number of people who download apps onto mobile devices. The Washington Post Internet titans Facebook, Google, Amazon and Yahoo today will launch a new lobbying association to counter efforts by federal regulators to strap new rules to their industry. The lobbying shop, with four staff members and plans to hire more, has 14 members that include IAC, LinkedIn and Zynga. Mashable A Kentucky teen’s refusal to delete her Facebook account now has her eating her own words — or, rather, her own letters. Paula Asher, 18, was jailed for two days last week after she posted an update on Facebook about hitting another vehicle while under the influence.
As iOS 6 Debuts Minus YouTube, Video Apps Fight for Attention (CNET)
When Apple users start upgrading to iOS 6 this morning, it’ll be missing an app that’s been baked into the operating system since the release of the first iPhone: YouTube. For the first time, consumers will have to search for a video app on their own — and that has developers eager to get their attention. GigaOM Apple included some fun new features in its new mobile operating system for iPad users. Here’s a look at the new stuff you’ll get: Siri, a clock app, FaceTime everywhere, Facebook integration and more. PC Magazine Based on previous years’ experiences, we fully expect iOS 6 to be released sometime around 1 p.m. ET. If you try to get to iOS 6 when the update first appears to everyone, it’s going to take much longer than if you wait until after the crush of early adopters.
Teachers Fight Online Slams (The Wall Street Journal)
After years spent trying to shield students from online bullying by their peers, schools are beginning to crack down on Internet postings that disparage teachers. Schools elsewhere in the United States have punished the occasional tweeter who hurls an insult at a teacher, but North Carolina has taken it a step further, making it a crime for students to post statements via the Internet that “intimidate or torment” faculty.
Twitter Redesign: A Picture is Worth 140 Characters and Maybe More $$$ (San Francisco Chronicle)
Twitter’s rise as a global communications service came on short bursts of text-only messages. But a redesign of the company’s website and mobile apps announced Tuesday could generate new revenue streams by placing greater emphasis on photos and videos.
47 Percent in 24 Hours: How Social Media Magnified Secret Romney Videos (VentureBeat)
A leaked video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking frankly about his election strategy has caused an uproar in social media. Mother Jones published clips of the speech this week and followed up with the full, uncut video of Romney’s remarks Tuesday. Almost immediately, both Twitter and Facebook were flooded with comments about Romney’s speech.
The Quora Crisis: How Long Can the Center Hold? (SocialTimes)
The buzz surrounding Charlie Cheever’s abrupt departure from Quora and the successive public relations blunders of his former colleagues has grabbed the attention of Twitter, tech blogs and Quora users themselves. The criticism of Quora that dominates these expressions seems to have unmasked an unpleasant reality largely unspoken in the Quora community.
Prominent Anti-Corruption Blogger Goes Missing (The Daily Dot)
The founder of Mexico’s influential anti-corruption blog, “El 5antuario,” has gone missing, according to a post on that blog last week. On Friday, his fellow contributors contacted Mexican authorities to report his disappearance and to furnish the police with his real name, Ruy Salgado.
We’d Rather Engage in Person Than Through Twitter and Facebook, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC] (AllTwitter)
While social media has rapidly integrated itself into our everyday personal and professional lives, with a quarter of us belonging to at least two social networks, it appears that, for the moment at least, we still prefer engaging with friends, family and colleagues face-to-face than we do online. Seven out of 10 respondents to a recent study said that conversations with both individuals (72 percent) and small groups (70 percent) are richer when they occur in person than online, and two-thirds (67 percent) said that they do not use social media for any business or professional purposes.
Vimeo Continues as YouTube’s Foil: Now Lets You Tip Creators, Plans to Introduce Paywalls Next Year (The Next Web)
Continuing as YouTube’s foil, Vimeo is releasing a brand new “Tip Jar” feature today and has announced plans to launch a paywall option for creatives in 2013 that lets Vimeo PRO subscribers set up pay-to-view videos. The tip jar is a pretty simple and safe move that should bring creators a few free cups of coffee here and there, but the pay-to-view service coming next year, however, is far riskier, and contrasts YouTube’s ad-focused network.