With the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament set to tip off Tuesday, Michael Bailey of the Facebook Data Science Team filled out his brackets with information on Facebook likes in a note on the Sports on Facebook page.
We recently profiled the race of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz in Texas, whose Facebook strategy helped earn him a win in that state’s primary last month. We thought we’d take a look at another grassroots campaign leveraging the social network, this one in Missouri’s large seventh congressional district, featuring political neophyte and Democratic challenger Jim Evans pitted against incumbent GOP Rep. Billy Long.
Missouri Republican voters cast ballots Tuesday in a tightly contested three-way Senate primary race, and one candidate was not only leading in the polls ahead of the vote, but seemingly running away with the race on Facebook. However, despite losing his primary race to Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) Tuesday night, there are lessons that candidates can learn from businessman John Brunner’s Facebook strategy.
The remaining Republican presidential contenders are rallying Facebook supporters in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and Maine.
Teachers in Missouri rang in the early days of the school year with a victory in the Missouri state Senate, where a law prohibiting Facebook friendships between teachers and students was repealed.
On August 28 a new law will come into effect that might put the kaboosh on any exclusive or private social media site conversations between students and their teachers in Missouri, and the latter aren’t exactly thrilled about it.
Soon, Missouri teachers won’t be able to send nor accept student friend requests on Facebook — or any other social network.
Following the massive, deadly tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri Sunday night, several pages have cropped up on Facebook that aim to connect survivors with their families and friends.
Postings about midwestern tornadoes have been hitting Facebook at a rate of about 20 posts every second since this weekend.