Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is a hero to many women due to her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, and Fortune recognizes her as being powerful, so becoming a comic-book superhero was the next logical step.
Instagram revealed its best of 2013 last week, and Monday, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network went back into year-in-review mode with its blog post on the moments of 2013, offering up 13 of them.
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.
Big movies love to market through Facebook, and Facebook page statistics give an accurate view of what’s going on at the box office. CitizenNet recently released a comprehensive study, finding that Facebook behavior is correlated to box-office returns, but at a cost: More than 75 percent of all impressions of non-franchise film content on Facebook are sponsored.
Facebook users took to the social network during the inauguration of President Barack Obama Monday, and the U.S. Politics on Facebook page shared some data on terms that trended throughout the day, with the largest spike going to national anthem singer Beyoncé.
While there are several platforms that try to make the birthday experience more special on Facebook, iOS application Cleverbug feels that it can revolutionize the way birthday cards are given. By allowing users to pick from their friends’ Facebook photos and getting mutual friends into the fun, Cleverbug allows people to create engaging memories that go far beyond a simple “Happy birthday!” timeline post.
Facebook’s Data Science team parsed the 9 million users they say clicked on the I’m Voting application, offering a glimpse into not just who was voting, but sharing, commenting, and liking across Facebook Nov. 6.
Presidential politics dominated the buzz on Facebook over two weeks that featured political conventions, a major hurricane, the start of the National Football League season, and key events from the world of pop culture.