Hey kids (or rather, parents), Santa‘s got a brand new bag — and a Facebook page, too! He’s communicating directly to your child with old-fashioned tidings in a newfangled way, via customized videos you can create yourself (without taking direct credit, of course)! Want to be Santa’s little (or big) helper this Christmas and give your child the thrill of their young lives? Right this way …
Requests for Facebook user data and content restrictions in the first six months of 2014 were up some 24 percent compared with the same period of 2013, with a total of 34,946 requests, and the amount of content on the social network restricted by local laws rose about 19 percent year-over-year, according to the third global Government Requests Report, released Tuesday.
People in the 13-through-24 age group are optimistic, want to learn about other countries and cultures, forward-looking, value friends and family, and use social media to stay in touch with those friends and family, according to a study by culture experts Crowd DNA, commissioned by Facebook.
Prior to Sunday’s final match of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the Facebook Data Science Team analyzed posts from each of the 32 countries that participated in the tournament, examining how support moved from one team to another after clubs were eliminated.
The Fourth of July saw some daytime fireworks in the form of two 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil quarterfinal matches, as host Brazil edged Colombia 2-1, while Germany dispatched France 1-0. According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the Brazil-Colombia match resulted in 60 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) from 26 million Facebook users, while the Germany-France contest spurred 26 million interactions from 16 million users.
The opening match of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was the most social thus far, according to the Facebook Data Science Team, while the goal by Javier “Chicharito” Hernández in Mexico’s 3-0 win over Croatia was the most social goal, host nation Brazil topped all countries in tournament-related conversations, and Neymar of Brazil was the player who generated the most buzz.
The Facebook Data Science Team turned its attention to check-ins at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, studying how many users of the social network checked in at the various World Cup cities in Brazil between June 2 and 16, where they came from, and who they are.
The Group A matches of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil concluded Monday, with host Brazil winning the group by defeating Cameroon 4-1, while Mexico also advanced to the tournament’s elimination round with a 3-1 victory over Croatia. According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the simultaneous matches led to more than 41 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) on the social network, from some 18 million users.
The dramatic 2-2 draw Sunday between the U.S. and Portugal at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, in which Portugal’s Silvestre Varela headed in the equalizer in the waning seconds of the game, resulted in approximately 20 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) by some 10 million Facebook users, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.