5 of the top Social Media Marketing trends to watch closely

According to InternetWorldStats.com, by the end of 2016 there were 7.3 billion people on the planet and an Internet penetration rate of 50.1 percent. One third of the people on the Internet are active social media users. Social media continues to be more important than ever for businesses. The following are five trends that will…

Facebook Messenger launches on desktop

This was unexpected. Facebook has snapped up the domain name messenger.com and launched a full-size version of its Facebook Messenger app for web browsers. The new website basically resembles the tablet app, and does much the same - simply providing a larger window to chat in, rather than force users to use the tiny ones…

Developer annoyed by Instagram’s Layout app stealing his name

Mike Swanson is an independent developer who in 2012 published an app called "Layout", which lets you combine multiple photos into one. Fast-forward to 2015 and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook, don't forget) publishes a new app that lets you combine multiple photos into one, and called it... Umm... Layout. As you might expect,…

Facebook carries out drone test in the UK

Mark Zuckerberg has been flying drones above the UK. Don't worry, they're not like Obama's flying death machines - you won't be getting poked from skies or anything like that. According to E&T, Britain was used as a testbed for Facebook's "Aquila" drone, that the company hopes will one day help get the rest of…

Facebook Lite will let you avoid installing Facebook Messenger

For some reason, everyone hates Facebook Messenger - the company's separate messaging app that it now forces you to install on your phone if you want to chat to your mates. The good news is that with the launch of Facebook Lite, the company may just have provided a work-around. Facebook Lite is supposed to…