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.
Social media management system HootSuite did some hooting about its accomplishments in the first quarter of 2013, reporting a 272 percent increase in corporate sales (companies valued at less than $10 billion) compared with the year-earlier period, along with a 900 percent jump in international strategic sales (companies valued at more than $10 billion).
Professional sports teams and leagues are as focused on Facebook and other social media as businesses from other sectors are, and an all-star team of social media executives from the field joined moderator and Movement Strategy Co-Founder Jason Mitchell on a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York Wednesday, “How Professional Sports Are Monetizing through Facebook.”