As well as:
“What the f&*k is this?”
“I’m going to delete my profile…now. Bye bye”
“God give me the will to live”
…were just a few select comments I’ve been reading from my friends (on Facebook).
Want to access nearby Facebook Deals using your web browser? Now you can, thanks to Facebook’s new “Find Deals on Facebook” page.
The page, which was launched last week, enables users to find local deals on a map, just as they would using Facebook’s official iPhone or Android apps, or by accessing touch.facebook.com on their mobile phones. Users can also browse deals in other neighborhoods via search.
ASOS, the online women’s clothing store, is set to become one of the first retailers to make their entire range available within the social network.
The application, to launch at the end of January, will be one of the first to allow people to buy directly from a brand without leaving Facebook.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to the second edition of EHS 4D Digital Digest. This week has seen a wave of football related marketing in line with the start of the Premier League with Sky battling with, well, everyone over who has the most channels and lots of talk about Facebook’s latest attempt to tighten its grip on the wonderful world of social media. As always we hope that you enjoy the mix of interesting and downright cool things below.
After they announced that they would launch an automatic status update based on your location, Facebook has announced that it has quadrupled the number of advertisers in one year.
This is a sure sign of the times with almost every brand looking for a way to use the free advertising space of social media to their benefit during the economic crisis.
Facebook is to introduce location-based status updates that would allow brands to target consumers with geographically relevant marketing.
Users of the social network will be able to ‘check in’ to a range of locations to update friends on their whereabouts. A range of brands, including McDonald’s, is being lined up to tap into the service by offering rewards to those who check in to their outlets.
With Facebook heavily rumoured to be launching a webmail service that will compete with the likes of Hotmail and Gmail later this year, many are realising the extent to which the site will dominate its users’ share of time online and as a result, it’s increasing importance to brands and advertisers too.