Social media news aggregator NewsWhip announced the winners of its first annual Whippies awards for publishers with the strongest engagement on Facebook and Twitter, and The Huffington Post took home the honors for Facebook.
The Huffington Post continued to dominate among publishers on Facebook in August, dominating in terms of both total interactions (likes, comments and shares) and shares, according to the latest data from social media news aggregator NewsWhip.
Two initial partners in Facebook’s Public Content Solutions program for the media industry, Telescope and Vizrt, are teaming up to allow the Vizrt social TV solution to tap into Telescope’s platform so that users can filter and curate television-driven conversations across Facebook and other social networks and display them on its real-time audience-visualization platform.
BuzzFeed had a strong month in January in terms of engagement on Facebook among media sites, with more than 9.5 million shares and over 40 million combined interactions, according to the latest figures from NewsWhip.
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 singer Victoria Justice hosting a question-and-answer session with her Facebook fans; as well as the photo atop the post of singer John Mayer, actor Will Ferrell, and singer Katy Perry on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Facebook has introduced several new features in recent weeks aimed at aiding the media industry, including Stories to Share, and the public feed application-programming interface and keyword insights API, but the 1,500 or so online publishers tracked by NewsWhip’s Spike content-discovery tool were already well on their way to a content explosion on the social network, with the top 20 publishers seeing a staggering increase in social interactions (likes, comments, shares) of 288 percent between September 2012 and September 2013.
Cie Games’ social automotive title, Car Town, is revving up for the May 24 theatrical release of Universal Studios’ Fast & Furious 6 by teaming up with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to integrate elements of the film into the game.