Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
More than 17 million videos related to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge were uploaded to Facebook between June 1 and Sept. 1, and they were viewed more than 10 billion times by more than 440 million users, the social network said in an update Tuesday.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a rousing success on Facebook, and on Oct. 4, a different disease will be the target, as the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation will attempt to raise $500,000 for the fight against life-threatening immune system condition hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) with the start of its fourth-annual 700 Miles to Hope bike ride.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been red-hot on Facebook, and the social network offered an update on just how hot, saying that 28 million users posted, commented on or liked related posts from June 1 through Aug. 17.
People all over Facebook are soaking themselves with ice water to bring awareness to ALS — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. But how widespread has this been? Facebook released statistics Friday, showing that 15 million people across the social network have posted about, commented or liked a post related to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. People have also posted more than 1.2 million videos.
You’ve probably seen videos making the round on your News Feed, with people getting doused with a bucket of ice water to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Recently, Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg responded to a challenge by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and took the plunge.