The Facebook Data Science Team curled up with some good books, analyzing more than 130,000 status updates containing the phrases “10 books” or “ten books,” during the last two weeks of August, playing off a meme that has been active for about one year: “List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the ‘right’ books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way.” So, which book finished at No. 1?
Building up a following on Facebook is an intricate balance between posting things of interest, fostering engagement and giving your followers a reason to keep you in their News Feeds. It is a delicate house of cards — and the wrong social media wind can bring destruction. And like the Paul Simon song, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” there are probably that many ways and more to drive all that traffic AWAY from your page. Let’s explore a few that you may be missing:
If you think the only way to win on Facebook is by mastering cat memes, you’re wrong. Although many believe writing is a dead art online (thanks to content mills), at least one company is proving that misguided mentality wrong with an advertising campaign that hinges on clever, creative copy: A.1. Original Sauce.
As you know, Facebook is slowly killing organic reach for brands, so you’ll either need to pay to advertise there in the near future or get really, really good at sorting out its ever-changing EdgeRank algorithm.
In the old children’s game commonly referred to as telephone, the first player whispered a message to the second player, and the message was passed through the chain of participants until it reached the final player, and that player’s version of the message was then compared with the original, as the message was usually changed during the process. Lada Adamic, Thomas Lento, Eytan Adar, and Pauline Ng of the Facebook Data Science Team found in a study that the same principle applies to memes on the social network.
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.
Facebook detailed the changes to its News Feed algorithm that were reported earlier, saying in a Newsroom post that average referral traffic to media sites has leapt by more than 170 percent in the past year.
Chips from Intel are inside most PCs in use today, but how did the hardware manufacturer get inside the minds of so many Facebook users? Social media marketing suite Wishpond explored Intel’s success on the social network in the infographic below.
From cat videos to “The Harlem Shake,” the 2012 social election is all but a distant memory, as Republican candidates are taking to Facebook in new and creative ways to stay one step ahead of the competition in the 2014 cycle.
The third season of smash HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” recently debuted on Yes Oh, an Israeli TV network that airs shows from HBO and other cable networks, and social marketing outfit Blink created a “Game of Memes” application for Yes Oh’s HBO Facebook page.