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 retiring Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar leaving the pitch for the last time; as well as the photo atop the post, posted by National Basketball Association superstar and Miami Heat Forward LeBron James, of youths playing basketball in the Philippines amid the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
If there’s a holiday that lends itself to vibrant photos, it’s Halloween, and Facebook application developer Woobox offered five examples of photo contests created on Facebook with its Photo Contests app by brands that Facebook users wouldn’t necessarily associate with Halloween.
Beast, the furry companion of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, can now be Facebook users’ best friend in the form of a new, free pack of stickers for its flagship and Messenger applications for iOS and Android.
Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Moore, Okla., Monday and resulted in several deaths, a Facebook user in nearby Shawnee launched a Facebook group, May 19th 2013 OK Tornado Doc & Picture Recovery, aimed at reuniting victims with their possessions that were blown all over the state.
PetSmart Charities teamed up with Adopt-a-Pet.com on Facebook application Share a Pic, Save a Pet, which is aimed at boosting awareness of the plight of nearly 8 million homeless pets in the U.S. and promoting adoption.
If you want to know how thousands of Facebook users use their status updates to bring change, do a quick search on Facebook for “dog rescue” or “dog rescued”. You’ll see tons of people who are posting about dogs who need to be rescued before tomorrow. There are numerous animals put to sleep every day because there are more animals than people to adopt them. As such, Facebook users are rushing to share information about dogs who are going to be euthanized in the immediate future.