Valentine’s Day, coming up Thursday, is a day for love — both in real life and on Facebook. Newly released statistics from the social network show that there are 200 percent more relationships added Feb. 14 compared with any other day of the year.
In the past few months, Facebook has been using the status update box to ask about users’ favorite Halloween candy and to inquire about their holiday plans. Now it’s taking that process to the next step, as TechCrunch reports that Facebook is testing emoticons within the status update prompt. Now when users say that they’re feeling happy or chowing down on pasta, they can have smiley faces or forks accompanying their posts, and detail more specifically what they’re doing.
Facebook’s latest ad campaign established that chairs are like Facebook. It’s not stopping there. Apparently, Halloween, surf rescue dogs, cake, and swimming pools are like Facebook, too. What else is like Facebook?
Facebook is a hot spot for photos of Halloween costumes, but the spot above users’ news feeds is dressing up, too. An AllFacebook reader tipped us off to specialized status update prompts, with messages such as “Describe your Halloween costume,” and “What are your favorite scary movies?” in place of the generic “What’s on your mind?” question that usually greets Facebook users.
Halloween is approaching quickly, and it’s almost time to stock up on the big bags of sugary goodness to pass out to trick-or-treaters. Can’t decide between Skittles, Kit Kat, or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Let Facebook be your guide. Here are the most popular candies on the social network.
Pictures of creatively carved pumpkins are getting a lot of play in Facebook news feeds.
So far, the most frequently reshared Halloween photos on Facebook depict children in costumes.
Halloween-themed applications on Facebook underwhelm compared to other holidays, which seems like a bit of a disconnect from what’s showing up in the news feed today.
Most likely photo uploading to Facebook will outdo the more than 1.2 billion images that went up Halloween last year.