With Ebola continuing to be a top health concern, ABC News turned to Facebook to host a town-hall event on the topic, and manager of strategic partnerships for broadcast news Beth Loyd said in a post on the Facebook Media blog that highlight videos posted to the social network by ABC News have reached more than 10 million users and been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
In a sign that not all the young’uns have abandoned “the book,” there’s a fake news scam spreading like wildfire on Facebook aimed specifically at the under 21 crowd — and if you haven’t seen it yet, you will (assuming you’re connected to any of the aforementioned young’uns, that is). And if you’re not connected to many under-21 folks, be sure to share it so it can spread and be shared joyfully by those who are!
And if you’re NOT connected to many under 21 folks, be sure to share it so it can spread and be shared joyfully by those who are!
HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” has been the topic of much buzz on Facebook, with the final episode of its fourth season having aired Sunday night, and now, Facebook Product Specialist Dave Goldblatt will have a chance to be a part of that buzz, as George R.R. Martin — creator of the television series and author of the A Song of Ice and Fire books that “Game of Thrones” is based on — will add a character named after Goldblatt to an upcoming book.
April was not kind to BuzzFeed, as the content aggregator saw its total number of Facebook interactions (likes, comments, and shares) slip to just over 39 million from nearly 47.5 million in March, and it accounted for just five of April’s 20 biggest Facebook stories after logging 12 in the previous month, but BuzzFeed still topped publishers in terms of shares for April, according to social media news aggregator NewsWhip.
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.