Posts Tagged ‘Marketing’

Facebook News Feed to get face-lift?

Published by pratyushkp on August 5th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Might we finally be getting the long-sought-after “dislike” button on Facebook?

The social-networking giant is working on an overhaul of its News Feed product, where users post status updates, photos, videos, and other items of interest, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Facebook is considering an unfiltered News Feed, which would dramatically increase the amount of content users see on their homepage, people familiar with the situation told the newspaper.

The site is also working on expanding the functionality of its “Like” button to include other hand gestures created by third-party developers, allowing users to share information about products or services with their friends. The move is seen as key to attracting more marketers to the social network.

A Facebook representative told CNET that the company was testing News Feed changes but declined to address changes to the “Like” button.

Google Launches Google stories

Published by pratyushkp on August 12th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Google Stories is a new platform for people to share their stories on how the search engine has impacted their lives.

A marketing strategy or blowing one own trumpet is the question on is prompted to ask after Google launches its new feature Google stories. The concept “Your Google stories: the right answer in the nick of time.” seems to be the site was inspired by the social networking site Facebook which launched “Facebook stories’ last month as part of its marketing campaign to allow people to tell their stories on the impact of Facebook on their lives.

According to official sources, the Google stories will feature stories from people who have used the search engine and how the site has influenced their actions and thoughts. The stories include experiences on how people found right information to escape fire accidents, Heart attacks and even give birth to a child.

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