Facebook had Black Friday fever during the week of Nov. 16 through 23, as the top 25 people talking about this scores went to retailers on Black Friday itself, with gigantic jumps in mentions of Black Friday (1,450 percent), shopping (586 percent), mall (304 percent), and sales (162 percent) during that time period.
With Black Friday just days away, mentions on Facebook containing words related to holiday shopping are up 160 percent compared with one month ago, while mentions of Christmas are up 157 percent, according to the social network.
March Madness is in the air, with Selection Sunday and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament approaching, and CBSSports.com and Lowe’s teamed up on a Facebook photo contest geared toward college hoops fans.
Another giant retailer has turned to Facebook to apologize for a public relations flub, and the apology has received about 12,400 comments and almost 2,500 likes as of this posting.
Here’s what the top ten U.S. retailers have going on their Facebook pages to kick off the holiday shopping season.