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.
When little-known Florida Gulf Coast University became the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 round in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament, Facebook users took notice. The Eagles are the most-talked-about remaining college hoops team in the U.S., with fellow underdog Wichita State taking second place. However, in terms of Facebook page popularity, blue bloods Indiana, Kansas, Duke, and Michigan are among the most-liked.
With the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament set to tip off Tuesday, Michael Bailey of the Facebook Data Science Team filled out his brackets with information on Facebook likes in a note on the Sports on Facebook page.
Most Facebook users utilize the check-in feature when they’re on vacation or returning home from a trip. But the third-most checked-in place in the world, according to SocialBakers statistics, is an unincorporated town tucked into central Pennsylvania: Home.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback whitewashed his Facebook wall Thursday following a flurry of negative comments about his statement that he would sign an anti-abortion bill introduced into the Kansas legislature.
After federal prosecutors charged him with producing child pornography in a blackmail scheme using Facebook, a 34-year-old Kansas city man now faces child porn charges.