Facebook mentions of Small Business Saturday were 1,200 percent higher on the actual day (Nov. 30) than during the week leading up to it, and the #smallbusinesssaturday hashtag saw usage skyrocket 2,300 percent that same day, according to statistics from the social network.
As a former con man once pointed out, the more personal information you have publicly on Facebook, the easier it is for an identity thief to strike. NextAdvisor.com compiled an infographic showing how often identity thieves use social media, and what kind of information Facebook users share.
People all over the U.S. were posting about either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Facebook during Election Day. But buzz about ballots wasn’t limited to the 50 states. Facebook released statistics Wednesday showing that the U.S. presidential election was popular in Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
The dust has settled after the first presidential debate in Denver Wednesday night, and the Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter has fresh insights on the melee in the Mile High City that are posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
As summer turns to fall, it’s time for one of Starbucks’ most popular drinks — the pumpkin spice latte. The coffee shop has turned to Facebook for a contest to figure out which city will be the first to sip the sweet java. This contest’s application was so popular that it crashed within one hour of its launch Monday morning. Not to worry, it’s now up and running again. As of Tuesday morning, the town of Clarkesville, Ga. (population 1,742), located 85 miles northeast of Atlanta, is the leader.
As U.S. election results are called tonight, Facebook users are taking to the site to comment on the outcomes in their states.
Tomorrow, voters across the U.S. determine the fate of 27 different local ballot questions, and only five of them have Facebook pages.
Facebook Campaigns Ask To Legalize NJ Sports Betting, Sell Booze On Sundays In GA, Allow Abortions In MS
With 34 different state and local ballot initiatives presenting voters across the U.S. with controversial questions next Tuesday, we continue to find Facebook pages and events campaigning for these issues.
Facebook has removed a fan page dedicated to alleged police killer Jamie Hood, as the Georgia police are using the social network to ask the suspect to surrender.