The most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2014 was 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, while the outbreak of the Ebola virus was the topic of the most conversation in the U.S., the social network announced in a Newsroom post Tuesday.
The 2014 Grammy Awards were presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday night, and Facebook said some 6.3 million users were responsible for more than 13.5 million interactions related to the event.
Happy third birthday to Instagram, which launched Oct. 6, 2010. While the photo-sharing network’s milestones include its September 2012 acquisition by Facebook for $715 million and reaching 150 million monthly active users last month, Instagram shared its 10 favorite moments over the past three years.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the right, of North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and hip-hop superstar Kanye West, posted by Khloe Kardashian, Kim’s sister; as well as the photo below of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt being photo-bombed by singer and actress Selena Gomez at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Jay-Z Premieres Video For ‘Holy Grail,’ Featuring Justin Timberlake, Exclusively On Facebook For 24 Hours
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.
BandsInTown, the top concert-discovery application on Facebook, plans to deepen integration within the social network. The app, which reaches more than 20 million unique Facebook users per month, wants to connect more fans through concerts they’re planning to see. BandsInTown CEO Julien Mitelberg spoke with AllFacebook about how the app will use open graph technology to make Facebook users more aware of events featuring their favorite artists.
People all over the world watched the Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday night, also taking to Facebook to post about their favorite stars or fashions. According to Facebook’s Talk Meter and InStyle magazine, users loved to post about the looks rocked by Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake, but they thought Rihanna was the best-dressed.