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How to see what Facebook knows about you, and download your data

PCWorld

What data does Facebook have on you? A staggering amount if you've been using the service for a while. Fortunately, the social network makes it easy (if not straightforward) to find out exactly what information it has about your activities, and even lets you download your Facebook data. Before you begin, make sure you're logged into your Facebook account in your web browser. Once that's done, head over to the "Your Facebook Information" section of Facebook's account management options.


Facebook adverts will soon follow you across the web

ZDNet

Facebook has taken the first steps in a bid to dominate advertising across the internet. On Thursday, the social media network said marketers who have signed up for the Facebook Audience Network will soon be able to show their ads to every website visitor and app user linked to the network -- rather than just Facebook account holders. The change is small but significant. By allowing publishers to show their ads on third-party domains -- whether or not the viewer is connected to Facebook -- the social networking giant has begun treading the same path that Google and other major ad network operators dominate. Andrew Bosworth, vice president of ads and Facebook's business platform said in a blog post that "companies can do better" and adverts do not have to be "annoying, distracting, or misleading."


Confused About Marketing On Facebook? Try This Advice Today!

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Facebook marketing is both simple and far-reaching. Read through this article if you wish to learn more about Facebook marketing and how to use it to your advantage. In order to know what your fans are looking for, frequently interact with them. Be aware of whatever people post on your page. Sometimes a member of the public will have a marketing idea that paid PR flacks overlooked.


How Facebook Learns What Languages You Speak

Popular Science

Since 2011, Facebook has been rolling out translation features backed by artificial intelligence algorithms. The A.I. reads the post or comment, parses what's being said, and then translates it into a hopefully natural-sounding translation at the click of the button. Last year, instead of asking users if they wanted to have a post translated, Facebook started automatically showing translations, and asking if users want to see the original. Now, more and more Facebook posts are automatically translated; 800 million users per month use the translation feature. But behind the scenes, Facebook is running low-level artificial intelligence on all the text uploaded to Facebook, and documenting how you interact with each language.


Facebook launches 'Workplace' a business version of Facebook

U.S. News

Besides group chats and video calls, Workplace has live video and a news feed, much like the regular Facebook. In a departure from Facebook, the background is gray, not blue. Users can build profiles and see updates from co-workers on their news feed. As with the regular Facebook, the company will display posts that are more relevant based on its own formula. The idea is that because more than 1.7 billion people already know how to use Facebook, Workplace, which works much in the same way, will be easy to learn and use.