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Netflix (Finally) Understands You Don’t Want to Share Everything on Facebook



You can now link your Netflix and Facebook accounts without every friend on your social network finding out about your High School Musical obsession.

Netflix is rolling out new social features today that give the video service’s subscribers more control over how much of their viewing they share over Facebook and with whom, a departure from the current experience of sharing everything.

By giving viewers more control, Netflix hopes more of their 50…

Man Who Inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Now a Father



The 29-year old man who inspired the world to raise millions of dollars for ALS research through the Ice Bucket Challenge now faces a different kind of challenge: parenthood.

Pete Frates and wife Julie Frates welcomed the birth of a 7 pound, 8 ounce baby girl named Lucy Fitzgerald Frates on Sunday morning, according to Boston television station WCVB.

The new parents made the announcement on their Facebook page Read more…

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Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword


Unstoppable: Ice Bucket Challenge Breaks $100 Million in Donations



If someone hasn’t already called you out on Facebook to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, well, your time is coming

The ALS Association announced on Friday that it had surpassed a significant benchmark: It has raked in more than $100 million from funds donated throughout the duration of the challenge.

The figure dwarfs virtually any fundraising effort that ALSA has conducted before. Donations for a given year usually total $64…

7 Sins of Social Media Marketing



This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.

Remember when social media was a new, unchartered territory for brands? Consumers flocked to platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn overnight and marketers knew that, in order to stay relevant, they had to follow suit. Fast forward to today: 97% of marketers use social media to connect with buyers. The problem is, most still haven’t figured…

Facebook Turns On “Bandwidth Targeting” To Match Mobile Ads To Your Network Quality


Facebook’s Clickbait Change May Mean More of the Same



Facebook’s pitch on its News Feed rankings has been consistent: It wants you to be on Facebook, therefore it is in the company’s best interest to make the content you see on the site as good as possible.

That is the general rationale that emerged after Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would begin to factor in time spent into its News Feed rankings. The social network openly admitted that the change has been made in an attempt to eliminate clickbait — stories that offer little…

Social Media Is Silencing Personal Opinion – Even In The Offline World


Is Social Media Causing Us to Self-Censor on Hot-Button Issues?



Hesitant to post that political link to Facebook? Worried about expressing your opinion on Twitter? It might be changing how you talk offline.

A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University has found that social media doesn’t encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet

The survey, conducted among 1,801 U.S. adults, asked people about their willingness to discuss the…

Facebook To Embarrass Celebs At Emmys By Making Them Shake A Big “Facebook Mentions” Tablet