The Facebook Data Science Team conducted a detailed analysis of candidates for governor, the House of Representatives and the Senate in next month’s midterm elections, examining some 150,000 posts that have generated around 20 million likes, comments and shares.
With most Major League Baseball teams throwing the first pitches of their 2014 seasons Monday, the Facebook Data Science Team took a county-by-county look across the U.S. at which teams have the most likes.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of National Basketball Association superstar and Miami Heat Forward LeBron James after setting a career high of 61 points in one game.
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.
People all over the U.S. were posting about either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Facebook during Election Day. But buzz about ballots wasn’t limited to the 50 states. Facebook released statistics Wednesday showing that the U.S. presidential election was popular in Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
Tuesday marks exactly four weeks until Election Day, and politics junkies on Facebook are taking to the social network to share and comment on the latest news and talk up Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
The dust has settled after the first presidential debate in Denver Wednesday night, and the Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter has fresh insights on the melee in the Mile High City that are posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
A new Louisiana law aimed at sex offenders mandates that they must identify their criminal status on Facebook and other social media sites. The lawmaker who signed the bill, which goes into effect Aug. 1, hopes that other states will consider similar procedures.
Thousands of Facebook users have been posting condolences on memorial pages created for Navy Seals Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves and Lieutenant Commander Jonas Kelsall from Shreveport, Louisiana, who died tragically when their helicopter was shot down during a rescue mission in Afghanistan on Saturday.