What Twitter Fabric Means for Developers

Twitter has had a complicated relationship with developers.

In its earlier days, the social network encouraged third-party developers to build their own apps and services on top of the platform. But the company later began to roll out its own competing features (the most notable example of this is when Twitter created its own image sharing service, frustrating companies like Twitpic and Yfrog).

But Twitter made its biggest appeal yet to developers on Wednesday at Flight, the company’s first mobile developer conference. There CEO Dick Costolo unveiled Fabric, the company’s ambitious plan to win back developers.

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Opting Out Of Facebook Ads

Scrolling through the newsfeed, I saw an ad that I really don’t want in front of my face.

But how to get rid of it?

Well you hover over the little arrow at the top right of the ad.

How to opt out of some Facebook ads

This gives you the options to say that you don’t want to see this type of ad in your newsfeed and also to hide all ads of this type.

And that’s when I noticed something new.

About This Ad!

If you click on that, you will come to this Facebook page which explains a bit

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Facebook Ads Training in Essex

Lollipop Local are pleased to announce our Facebook Ads training courses.

How Facebook say you should use their platform

Facebook have set out their own strategy for how business owners can best use their platform.

They say:

  • Create a Page
  • Create engaging content
  • ADVERTISE
  • Target
  • Measure

Which all sounds very easy.

Facebook is not your friend! They want you to pay for advertising to reach your fans

However, just like Google, Facebook is not the friend of business owners. Their goal is to make money and so they actively help you to spend money on their platform to be seen by people who might buy your products or

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Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress’

Novels, poems, essays, children’s books — Margaret Atwood can write it all.

Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale.

See also: Read the First Story from Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress,’ Our MashableReads Selection

Most recently, Atwood has delved into short story writing with her collection Stone Mattress: Nine Tales, October’s MashableReads book club selection. Throughout the collection, Atwood explores what it means to grow old, detailing everything from how an aging genre-writer plots

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When Twitter Hours Don’t Work For Local Business Marketing

I always encourage attendees of my Twitter training consultations to use Twitter Hours for their town or industry.

The idea of Twitter Hours is that you get a group of people together who have something in common. It might be as generic as a hobby, like Martial Arts – although be prepared for a lot of fireworks as senseis disagree over the performance of techniques and the position of little fingers – or it could be businesses and people in a particular location. Then you get them to tweet to each other and retweet updates that they think might

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