Can’t outrun Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt or defend USA basketball star Kevin Durant? You can still be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games through NBC and Facebook. The social network and the TV network announced a partnership for the Summer Olympics. People who like the NBC Olympics page on Facebook have access to exclusive content and the Talk Meter, a new data tool.
Facebook hopes to grow its social influence in Asia, as the company recently announced that it invested in the Asia Pacific Gateway — a 6,214-mile underwater internet cable from Malaysia to Japan, with cables branching off to other countries.
BBC is gearing up for its home country to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London with the launch of a timeline application, currently available only in the U.K., which will feature live-streaming of events.
The BBC updated its social media policy for reporters, citing new guidelines for Facebook.
Charlotte Fielder (pictured), who was born without a hand, discovered that her Facebook image has been used on pornographic sites.
With the royal wedding less than two weeks away, it’s a good time to take a closer look at Facebook pages providing coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials.
Is Facebook more popular than pornography?
A new video demo has been released of the BBC’s concept for an interactive TV application, and as you can see, it has a specific social initiative that links to Facebook’s network, reports PaidContent. Running on Microsoft’s Mediaroom platform, the prototype of BBC’s interactive application has live video as well as on-demand video, featuring content from partners across the mainstream media outlets.