The Facebook Data Science Team turned its attention to check-ins at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, studying how many users of the social network checked in at the various World Cup cities in Brazil between June 2 and 16, where they came from, and who they are.
Odds are, most Facebook users have seen status updates in their News Feeds with some variation of the “pay it forward” theme, meaning that if a stranger or friend shows a person kindness in some form, the recipient does something nice for someone else. But which countries and cities were responsible for the most pay-it-forward status updates? Lada Adamic and Thomas Lento of the Facebook Data Science Team have the answers.
Detroit has the highest percentage of single people among U.S. cities, while single people are most likely to find relationships in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the ratio favors males seeking opposite-sex relationships in Memphis, Tenn., while females find the most favorable numbers in San Francisco, according to some Valentine’s Day facts and figures released by the Facebook Data Science Team and the social network’s consumer communications department.
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 Imagine Dragons after performing at the Grammy Awards; as well as the photo atop the post of a sweater selfie by the U.S. Ski Team.
The National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets may share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but there is no love lost between the co-tenants or their fans. As the teams prepare to kick off their annual preseason battle Saturday night, the Facebook Data Science Team examined how the two squads and their supporters match up on the social network.
People on Facebook love to post about Valentine’s Day — whether it’s talking about how amazing their significant other is, or lamenting the commercialization of Feb. 14. Facebook released an infographic Thursday through Facebook Stories, showing how people are engaging with the holiday on the social network.
The Aflac Duck has done wonders for selling insurance, but now he’s turning his attention to childhood cancer. Aflac is sharing its trademark duck all over Facebook, raising money for kids with the deadly disease. Those who donate to the cause get their own Aflac rubber ducky and a virtual duck that will race others on the Aflac Duck’s Facebook page in October. The winning duck gets a family vacation in Orlando, Fla.
The State Capital of Georgia is the ninth largest city in the country. Atlanta is a top business city, and it has one of the busiest airports in the world. The city is home to many Fortune 500 companies, extremely talented musicians, excellent educational opportunities, tough sports teams, and a rich history. The sites and sounds of the city are something to witness, and we have researched the continually growing city’s Facebook users to find some interesting little-known tidbits. Check out the findings below.