It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Lucasfilm developed EditDroid, a computerized editing system that used multiple laserdiscs, and it demonstrated the ill-fated technology at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention in Las Vegas in 1984. So why do we care in 2013? How about 30 minutes of unreleased footage from Return of the Jedi?
Orlando Cruz, a featherweight boxer, revealed his sexuality in October, declaring himself a “proud gay man,” so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he used a public forum to propose to longtime boyfriend José Manuel: Facebook.
While teenagers may not be enthusiastic about Facebook, the company has a fan in Ashton Kutcher. The actor and angel investor, who is set to play Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs, recently spoke at the CTIA Conference in Las Vegas, saying that Twitter is too crowded and that Facebook has actually effectively placed its advertisements.
People on Facebook love to post about Valentine’s Day — whether it’s talking about how amazing their significant other is, or lamenting the commercialization of Feb. 14. Facebook released an infographic Thursday through Facebook Stories, showing how people are engaging with the holiday on the social network.
Spike Wells is no longer on Facebook. What’s the big deal about one person leaving a social network approaching 1 billion users, you ask? Spike Wells was a pseudonym being used by England’s Prince Harry.
When one of your Facebook friends posts a photo album of their trip to Maui, they’re not just showing off — they might also be acting as a travel agent. Forbes reports that Facebook is becoming a popular travel motivator, because when people see photos and posts from their friends’ vacations, it inspires them to book a flight there, too.
A record number of exhibitors, roughly 3,100, all manage to include a reference to Facebook or social media in their product demonstrations at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has more fans on Facebook than anyone else in the House, yet the news media has covered him the least of all the Republican presidential candidates.