Talk to Me, Facebook
Blind and visually impaired people, teenagers who want to chat on Chat, and busy people who can’t resist checking Facebook while driving, rejoice. There’s now an app for that.
WonderVoice’s new voice-activated iOS application is like Siri for Facebook, allowing users to use Facebook without lifting a finger. Launched recent Dublin App Summit and is available in the States and Canada at the moment and on iPhones and iPads for $1.99.
WonderVoice for Facebook spokesman Dvir Reznik said:
Our end game is really to tie it all together so that when you are saying a status update, it says, “I’m sitting with Paul and Mark,” and it will understand that those are friends that you’re sitting with, and it will tag them on Facebook and add the location on Foursquare. We started out with Facebook because there are 1 billion people who are using it, and you have something like 600 million people on mobile. It was a very convenient market for us to launch into … Most of us are (on Facebook) while we’re driving, and we’re looking for ways to make it more accessible.
Facebook Share Button for Mobile – finally!
It’s finally arriving.
Long-requested by mobile users, Facebook are slowly rolling it out and sharing capabilities will soon come to iOS and Android apps, Inside Facebook reported.
“The company said there was no technical hurdle that made a share button difficult to implement on mobile. Facebook simply never made it a priority.”
When users click to view a post, such as the photo below, the share button appears smaller in size, and without the arrow symbol beside it.
Photos Most Popular Post on Facebook
According to data shared by Hubspot, photos posted on business pages on Facebook in October 2012 generated 53% more likes than other updates and photo posts attracted 104% more comments than the average post.
Turn Facebook Photos Into Postcards
We’re all in favour of integrating social media into other marketing activities, offline as well as online, and we love anything that facilitates social permanence that turns the social world into something tangible you can hold in your hand.
We loved Yearly Leaf, are looking forward to seeing how Top Charms develops, and already have our very own Moo Facebook Cards, and so you can imagine we got all excited when we heard of Postgram Direct.
Postgram Direct allows users to send real-life postcards featuring Facebook photos, and have initially partnered with Gap to allow users to send free postcards to friends and relatives. Just a shame it’s only in the US at the moment.
Analytic Function on Facebook Comments
Facebook are testing a new function that makes comments on page posts more like a web plugin. In addition to a new option to reply to specific comments, the entire conversation will be thread and sorted by a ranking algorithm to put the most engaging comments higher and highlight those by friends.
In addition Facebook plans that users will be notified when someone replies to their comment.
Facebook are hoping that business pages may see increased engagement on posts, and it certainly brings us another step closer to what Brian Solis calls contextual marketing.