Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of The Band Perry at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Facebook milestones keep coming for ABC News, as the page for its “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” topped the 1 million-like mark, just days after the flagship ABC News page surpassed 3 million likes.
Not quite one year ago, ABC News reached the 1 million-like milestone on Facebook. Earlier this week, it tripled that milestone, topping 3 million likes, meaning that it added 2 million in a little less than 12 months.
STUDY: Users Who Arrive At News Sites Via Facebook Spend Less Time, View Fewer Pages, Return Less Often
Facebook’s efforts to cozy up to media organizations appear to be timely, as Internet users who arrive at the 26 news websites analyzed in a new study from Pew Research Center via directly typing in those sites’ URLs or via bookmarks spend far more time on those sites, view more pages, and return more times per month.
Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” who shared the stories of her battles with breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the public, shared another fact about her personal life in a post on Facebook, coming out and mentioning her “longtime girlfriend, Amber.”
The ABC News page on Facebook is quickly approaching 2 million likes, and many of those nearly 2 million people may have recognized the image of the late Nelson Mandela that appeared on the big screen at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg during Tuesday’s memorial service.
Last month, Maria Kang became one of Facebook’s most famous users, or most infamous, depending on individual reactions, when a photo of the 32-year-old mother of three and fitness competitor in a workout bra and shorts, with her three kids, showing off her toned body, with the caption, “What’s your excuse?” went viral and spurred mountains of feedback, both negative and positive. Earlier this week, Kang was temporarily banned from Facebook due to her post about a Daily Mail article that featured plus-size women posing in lingerie.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the National Security Agency’s Prism digital-surveillance initiative in an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday, saying, “the government really blew it.”
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the right, of ABC News’ Ann Compton and Diane Sawyer celebrating 40 years at the network for Compton; as well as a Sept. 11 tribute by Lee Greenwood of “God Bless the U.S.A.” fame.