Getting locked out of Facebook has got to be one of the worst punishments in the social media age. The apparent cause: Facebook Marketplace. A glitch in the new Facebook classified app's fraud protection protocols kept some users out of Facebook as a whole for 72 hours and more.
Kevin is a chatbot that insures transactions on Facebook Marketplace and other buy and sell sites. It's free for items up to $100. But what's up with all the Game of Thrones dragon analogies?
"Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities," wrote Naren Reddy on AXcessNews.com.
The financial reports of Trade Me (NSX: TME), a marketplace and auction site in New Zealand, are interesting for a completely different reason. It is, namely, the only general classifieds platform in the world, as far as we know, which breaks its revenue down to category level.
You'll need to boost your Facebook job ads to get them seen, said recruiter Audra Knight, who posted a list of tips on Workology.com.
Even if you don't shop on Facebook, it might be worth keeping your Facebook profile just for the jobs feature, if a video on Lifehacker.com is anything to go by.
Facebook will have a go at LinkedIn's recruitment revenue.
EcommerceBytes asked 10,000 online sellers to rate the buy-and-sell marketplaces. Facebook came in 10th (out of 10 listed).
Facebook's latest technology matches search requests to images. Not tags and captions, but the content of the images themselves. It may be the killer feature in the competitive general classified app space. And it's something only Facebook could pull off.
EBay is launching a new program to ensure high-end items are the real deal. As Facebook Marketplace evolves, the social media giant should be paying close attention.