New Facebook tools allow politicians to keep better tabs on constituents


Facebook is rolling out a new tool for politicians to feel more connected with those they were elected to represent. In the coming weeks, the company will start sharing article data based on what an elected official’s constituents are reading and sharing. Facebook believes this could lead to politicians who better understand the people they’re elected to represent. The idea has merit. Our current methods of communication center around dated correspondence (email, letters, calls) or social comments. Adding a sort of analytics program that helps lawmakers get a pulse for the people they’re representing seems like a solid path. Facebook also intends…

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You can watch Ferris Bueller on the Domino’s Facebook page this weekend if you want

To celebrate the 31st anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (a very important anniversary, needless to say), Domino’s will be streaming the movie for free on its Facebook page on Sunday, June 11th at 7PM ET.

Variety reports that the showing will be part of a series of “Facebook Live Movie Nights” on the pizza chain’s page, and also explains how pizza will play into the event: there will be pizza discount codes available to viewers. According to Domino’s, the “more people who watch, the higher the discount could be.” Okay, so even if you have Ferris on DVD and no interest in pizza you can tune in to help someone else get a better pizza discount, if you’re in a low-effort altruism mood on Sunday evening.

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Apple’s iOS 11 will make it harder to log into apps using Facebook or Twitter

A subtle change to system settings in Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 release, announced today at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, means it could become much more annoying to log into third-party apps using a social media account. The change, outlined in what appears to be the developer beta release notes by venture capitalist Sean Cook, says system-level integration with social networks is doing away: “Social accounts have been removed from Settings iOS 11. Third-party apps no longer have access to those signed-in accounts.” Axios has also confirmed the change.

Considering how many apps use either Facebook or Twitter as the backbone of their login system, this sounds like a hassle for users. For instance, buying concert tickets…

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Apple drops Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo integration in iOS 11

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Though Apple introduced a multitude of features with iOS 11, the company also removed core functionality from the next-generation mobile operating system, namely system-level integration with certain social media services.
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