Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone out of his way to mention Facebook’s groups feature during the company’s earnings calls for the third quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter of 2013, hinting during the latter that a stand-alone application might be forthcoming. Forthcoming is now here, as the social network announced the launch of its Facebook Groups app in a Newsroom post Tuesday, saying that the app is available in all countries, for iOS and Android.
From his retirement announcement via a Feb. 12 Facebook post to the final innings of his Major League Baseball career last week, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has incorporated Facebook into his farewell season. Rob Shaw, who works on strategic partner development for sports media content at the social network, examined how Jeter’s swan song played out on Facebook in a post on the Facebook Media blog.
Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
The second man to walk on the moon became one of the first users of the new Facebook Mentions application for public figures, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin also participated in a question-and-answer session at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent some time discussing public content during the company’s second-quarter earnings call Wednesday, mentioning efforts the social network has undertaken to better connect with the media and public figures.
Facebook announced the release last week of Facebook Mentions, an application aimed at helping celebrities and public figures manage their presence on the social network. What do celebrities think of the app so far? None other than William Shatner shared his opinions about Facebook Mentions in a Tumblr post, comparing it to the social network’s Pages Manager app.
Customer-relationship-management tool Nimble announced the release of Nimble 3.0, with updates highlighted by the Today Screen, a new homepage that allows users to more closely follow and monitor their Facebook friends and fans and contacts from other social networks, and the Signals Screen, which highlights social network interactions that should receive priority.
English writer Charles Caleb Colton said in the 1800s, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” In April 2013, professional networking site LinkedIn flattered Facebook by adding a mentions feature that auto-fills the names of contacts or companies in its status update box.
When the New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers handled the Green Bay Packers this weekend in the second round of the National Football League playoffs, they set the Facebook world abuzz, too. Statistics from CBS Sports and Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats) show that the Patriots and 49ers were easily the most-talked-about football teams in the U.S. on the social network this weekend.