People all over Facebook are soaking themselves with ice water to bring awareness to ALS — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. But how widespread has this been? Facebook released statistics Friday, showing that 15 million people across the social network have posted about, commented or liked a post related to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. People have also posted more than 1.2 million videos.
The first pucks drop in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday night, and the Facebook Data Science Team examined which of the 16 participating teams have the most likes in states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.
The entrance by Team USA in the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, was the most-buzzed-about moment on Facebook during the event, while the sport that was mentioned most in chatter on the social network was bobsled, according to data released by Facebook.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7 through 23, and Team USA will maintain a robust presence on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram, with athletes and teams maintaining accounts.
Late last month, Postano, the social platform from application-development-solutions provider TigerLogic, described how universities have tapped its system to collect and curate content from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and other social networks, and display that content on large screens during sporting events. Wednesday, Postano introduced Postano 2.0.
The National Hockey League drops the puck on its 2013-14 season with three games Tuesday night, but which teams had the most momentum in terms of Facebook likes and people talking about this in the week leading up to opening night? Sister site PageData has the answers.
Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Newlywed LeBron James And Wife Savannah; ‘Dancing With The Stars’
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 singer Taylor Swift receiving an autographed Carolina Hurricanes jersey from forward Jeff Skinner; as well as the first public photos of newlyweds LeBron James and Savannah Brinson.
The National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets may share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but there is no love lost between the co-tenants or their fans. As the teams prepare to kick off their annual preseason battle Saturday night, the Facebook Data Science Team examined how the two squads and their supporters match up on the social network.
While eight National Hockey League teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the clubs are also battling it out on Facebook. Fans all over the world flock to the teams’ Facebook pages for scoring updates, photos, and other updates throughout the playoffs. Using PageData statistics, let’s take a look at who has been winning the matchups in the second round of the playoffs, both on the ice and on the social network.