Wouldn’t you rather be on the beach for spring break right now? Facebook examined its check-in data during the month of March, comparing it with February, and compiled lists of the 10 most popular beach destinations for college spring breakers (users aged 18 through 24) and family-friendly beach destinations (25 and older).
Customers of grocery chain Kroger who planned to use the $250 gift cards they received through posts on Facebook to stock up for Christmas dinner may want to make alternate plans, as WAFF of Huntsville, Ala., reported that the promotion is actually a scam.
The government may be shut down, but Facebook is still up and running, to the tune of more than 45 million interactions related to the issue this week, from more than 17 million users.
The 2013 college football season kicked off with a handful of games Thursday night, and Data Editor Robert D’Onofrio helped Facebook users prepare for the first weekend of tailgating by analyzing the social network’s fans of the top 25 teams in the AP preseason rankings, uncovering some surprising findings, and some that were not so surprising.
Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan stressed that information-technology experience is only one weapon in the war against cyber-crime during his keynote address at the Cyber Security Summit in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday.
People all over the U.S. were posting about either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Facebook during Election Day. But buzz about ballots wasn’t limited to the 50 states. Facebook released statistics Wednesday showing that the U.S. presidential election was popular in Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
The dust has settled after the first presidential debate in Denver Wednesday night, and the Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter has fresh insights on the melee in the Mile High City that are posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
College football fans gearing up for the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship game between Louisiana State University and University of Alabama can participate in the Allstate Championship Challenge via the insurance company’s Facebook page.
Classes on how to use Facebook are among the most popular at seniors centers, assisted living facilities and retirement homes across the U.S.