The graph search friends-based search engine Facebook announced Tuesday can be a valuable source for valuable sources for journalists, and for photos, as well, Journalist Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik wrote in a note on the Facebook + Journalists page.
2012 Summer Olympic Games
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
If it wasn’t bad enough that Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship, fellow co-founder and current CEO Mark Zuckerberg was likely rooting for an athlete from Haiti during the men’s triple jump final at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games Thursday, but Samyr Laine, his freshman roommate at Harvard University, finished 11th out of 12 competitors with a distance of 16.65 meters, well behind the gold medal winner, Christian Taylor of the U.S., and his 17.81 meters.
Our friends at AllFacebook Stats brought up an interesting question when looking at the Facebook country statistics for this month: How much are the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games contributing to the surge in U.K. Facebook users?
Jamaica and German gymnast Marcel Nguyen (pictured) soared at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London last week in terms of Facebook likes, according to statistics from social media marketing software provider Wildfire Interactive.
People all around the world are going crazy on Facebook for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Thanks to the wide availability of data, we can see just how crazy. Olympics fans can play games, use applications to gain more information about their favorite athletes, like an Olympian’s Facebook page, or simply mention them in a status update. So what have been the most popular apps and who have been the most popular athletes so far?
With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games set to take place in London July 27 through Aug. 12, fashion brand Ralph Lauren launched a Facebook application to give participating U.S. athletes a proper send-off.
BBC is gearing up for its home country to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London with the launch of a timeline application, currently available only in the U.K., which will feature live-streaming of events.
GE is tapping the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London for inspiration with Tuesday’s release of new Facebook application HealthyShare, using current and retired Olympians including Kevin Durant (basketball), Alex Morgan (soccer), Michael Johnson (track, retired), and Summer Sanders (swimming, retired) to motivate users to reach their health goals.
With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London set to begin July 27 and run through Aug. 12, Facebook created a portal page, Explore London 2012 on Facebook, which provides links to the Facebook pages of Olympic athletes, teams, and sports.