Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left, of Jimmy Kimmel with “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul and creator Vince Gilligan; as well as the photo below of Julia Louis-Dreyfus promoting her new film, Enough Said, during a question-and-answer session for Facebook.
Snacks, beverages, remote control, and Facebook? With week one of the National Football League’s 2013 season in the books, the social network announced that starting with the opening game last Thursday night, some 30 million users created more than 60 million interactions related to the league’s opening week.
The Denver Broncos kicked off the 2013 National Football League season Thursday night with a resounding 49-27 throttling of the visiting Baltimore Ravens. According to sister site PageData, the Broncos excelled on Facebook in the past seven days, as well, picking up 16,723 likes to lead the NFL, and seeing its people talking about this total rise by 73,556, good for a third-place finish.
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 endurance swimmer Diana Nyad celebrating in Key West after completing a record-breaking swim from Cuba to the U.S.; as well as the trunk of skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (below) prior to Labor Day weekend, filled with, oddly enough, skateboards.
With the National Football League set to kick off its 2013 season with Thursday night’s visit by the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to Denver to take on the Broncos, fantasy football players who have not yet joined leagues have another option in the form of Facebook application Unbenchable.
More than 700 Facebook employees took part in the San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, including Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and special guest former Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who has been an outspoken supporter of gay rights.
Facebook continues to talk up its recently introduced graph search, yet only a fraction of its users — “hundreds of thousands” of its 1 billion-plus monthly active users — can access the feature, with countless others having been wait-listed since graph search debuted in beta last month.
Super Bowl XLVII: Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Superdome Blackout Join Ravens, 49ers In Terms Of Facebook Mentions
The Baltimore Ravens edged the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 Sunday night to win Super Bowl XLVII, and while the Ravens’ victory was the top moment on Facebook during the game, according to the Facebook Data Science Team, the halftime performance by Beyoncé edged out the blackout in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that delayed play for 34 minutes for second place.
Even if you’re at a huge Super Bowl party this Sunday, you’ll probably be checking Facebook on your phone or tablet. Maybe you want to congratulate your friend in Baltimore or talk some trash to a buddy in San Francisco. There are several Facebook-integrated applications that look to enhance your Super Bowl XLVII experience, such as FanCake and SportStream.
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII — a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases have a few things in common on Facebook.