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Facebook is expanding the mobile Internet

Project aims to bring Internet access to developing countries throughout the world

Facebook is working to expand mobile Internet access in developing countries. the Company has become involved with Internet.org, a project that works to make the Internet more accessible throughout the world. Over the past 12 months, the project has brought Internet access to more than 9 million people across 17 developing countries. These countries have limited Internet access due to the costs associated in running an expansive network. Facebook now intends to expand the mobile Internet through the project.

Facebook is adopting a greater focus on the mobile space

Facebook has a strong focus on the mobile space. The social media company has seen a dramatic rise in smartphone ownership throughout the world and many people are now beginning to use their devices to access the social network. Facebook now plans to offer free basic Internet service to mobile users in the 17 countries Internet.org has had an impact. Providing this service will allow more people to access the social network on their smartphones and other mobile devices.

Providing free Internet access could be a good customer acquisition tool

Mobile Internet - FacebookChris Daniels, vice president of product for Internet.org, notes that the initiative is a customer acquisition tool. The initiative will provide mobile operators with the ability to provide consumers with a small amount of free data in the hopes that these people will be converted to paying subscribers in the near future. According to Facebook, the project has lead to a 50% increase in customer base for mobile network operators.

Expansion of mobile Internet may bring mobile commerce into the forefront

Facebook’s efforts may also lead to the expansion of mobile commerce. As many people are beginning to rely more heavily on using their smartphones to shop, they are using social networks in order to find out more information about products they are interested in. As the mobile Internet continues to expand, consumers are likely to use their access to shop online. Facebook has already begun investing in the mobile commerce space, hoping to provide consumers with the services that can help them shop online.

Mobile advertising future looks fresh at Facebook

The social network has now unveiled some new immersive components to its marketing strategy.

Chris Cox, the chief product officer at Facebook, spoke at the Cannes Lions ad festival and provided a great deal of insight into the future of how mobile advertising will appear on the social network.

Cox explained to advertising execs that he has heard their requests and is basing Facebook’s strategy on those needs.

While on stage, he made it clear that he had been paying attention to what the mobile advertising firms wanted when it came to the tools and features that were available to them. He explained that Facebook social media marketing is now headed toward a direction that will provide more creative tools that will allow for more immersive ads. He explained that this would arrive in the form of an entirely new mobile format. The purpose will be to provide marketers with capabilities for developing rich media that will seamlessly combine with the videos that users are enjoying to an increasing degree within their news feeds.

This way, mobile advertising on Facebook will become interactive to a degree that it never has been, before.

Mobile Advertising - FacebookThe concept, which was demonstrated on a Michael Kors watch, behind this new type of social media marketing is that video will be combined with still images, information, and animated images. In this way, the ads will be different and more interactive for smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch users. The user can manipulate the mobile ad in order to obtain the experience that he or she wants. For instance to turn the watch around, to zoom in to see a closer view, or to obtain more details, all that is needed is a swipe across the screen.

Cox also pointed out that Facebook has been focusing on a way to ensure that load times are shortened, as well. It has been developing a new format that is meant to fit snugly into two massive trends that have already been pushing Facebook’s growth forward over the last year and, hopefully, into the future. Those two trends are video and mobile advertising.