Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of television, with Facebook announcing plans to release data on actions (likes, comments, and shares) related to TV shows to 10 networks in eight overseas countries, while Twitter announced that it will provide data to ratings powerhouse Nielsen on the number of tweets about TV shows and those tweets’ total audiences.
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.
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 North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and hip-hop superstar Kanye West, posted by Khloe Kardashian, Kim’s sister; as well as the photo below of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt being photo-bombed by singer and actress Selena Gomez at the MTV Video Music Awards.
If Facebook ever officially rolls out its “VIP application” for celebrities that was reported on earlier this week, perhaps those celebrities can use the app to try to crack the Facebook Weekly Highlights list the social network debuted Thursday in the Trends section of its Newsroom.
U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and Sunderland Forward Jozy Altidore, Denver Nuggets Power Forward Kenneth Faried, and San Francisco 49ers Running Back Marcus Lattimore may play different sports, but they all suit up with startup FanTree when it comes to selling unique gear that they help design through flash sales.
How quickly did Video on Instagram catch on? CNET reported that 5 million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours after the feature debuted Thursday, adding for context that it would take approximately one year to watch all of the videos uploaded during the feature’s first eight hours.
The Miami Heat captured its second consecutive Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy Thursday night, edging the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in the seventh and decisive game of the National Basketball Association Finals. While the series was not decided until the waning moments of the final game, the Heat, particularly superstar Forward LeBron James, blew away the Spurs on Facebook.
The National Basketball Association Finals tipped off Thursday night, with the San Antonio Spurs shocking the Miami Heat and taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. However, according to sister site PageData’s analysis of the two clubs’ Facebook pages, the defending champions, the Heat, win in a landslide.
And then, there were three: The San Antonio Spurs are the National Basketball Association’s 2012-13 Western Conference champions, having swept the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Spurs now await the winner of the Eastern Conference finals, in which the Miami Heat hold a three games to two lead over the Indiana Pacers. But who were this past week’s big winners in the NBA in terms of likes added and gains in people talking about this? Sister site PageData has the answers.
The National Basketball Association is down to its final four teams, with the San Antonio Spurs holding a two games to none lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals, while the defending champions, the Miami Heat, lead the Indiana Pacers one game to none in the Eastern Conference finals. According to sister site PageData, the Heat remain the Facebook favorites, as well.