Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker bundled up for hunting; as well as the photo atop the post, of Jack Osbourne after making it to the finals of ABC’s hit reality-competition show, “Dancing with the Stars.”
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo on the homepage of singer Usher giving a shout-out to electronic duo Empire of the Sun; as well as the photo above of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, along with director Francis Lawrence, at a panel discussion at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Tennis players and the sport’s royalty took to Facebook this past weekend to post photos of their experiences at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which starts Monday and runs through Sept. 9.
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 track superstar Usain Bolt showing off the three gold medals he won at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow Tuesday; as well as the photo below of Black Eyed Peas vocalist Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel.
Facebook Wednesday announced the rollout of embedded posts, which will allow users to add public posts from the social network elsewhere on the Web, such as on blogs and websites, with those posts including photos, videos, hashtags, and other content. Readers will also be able to like and share directly via embedded posts.
The 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is in the books, with two first-time champions having been crowned — Andy Murray of the U.K., marking the host country’s first Wimbledon winner in 77 years, and Marion Bartoli of France — and Facebook Consumer Content Manager Alex Walker and Data Editor Robert D’Onofrio reported in a post on the Facebook Newsroom that there were nearly 20 million global interactions (posts, comments, and likes) leading into the final matches.
With the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament in full swing, Rafael Nadal was the most-talked-about male player between June 24 and July 1, according to data from Facebook, while the people talking about this leader for women was Maria Sharapova, and the most-talked-about moment was unranked Steve Darcis’ stunning upset of Nadal in the tournament’s first round.
Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer may be two of the top athletes in the world on clay or grass, but how well can they do on Facebook? Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats) wanted to find out. The social analytics firm put the Facebook pages of the top 10 men’s and women’s tennis players to the test, finding that while the men have bigger fan bases, the women are better about interaction.