Facebook is launching a new content group to work with the film and television industries, and new products on the way will make non-friend and non-public data more available, which should help films and TV shows become even more social, Manager of Strategic Partner Development Nick Grudin said at the Social TV Summit in Bel-Air, Calif., earlier this month.
Car Town, the successful social automotive game from developer Cie Games, will celebrate the third anniversary of its launch Saturday, and all Car Town players who log into the game before Saturday will receive $10 worth of Blue Points, Car Town’s in-game currency, which they can use toward the purchase of new cars, parts, and other in-game items.
Interning at Google is the subject of a current theatrical release starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, but how does the actual experience of being a Google intern compare with holding down the same post at Facebook?
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 is attempting to push its users to fill in the Timeline sections it recently introduced, offering suggestions in its various categories — movies, TV shows, and books — and asking users if they have watched or read those titles.
Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
In the box office and on Facebook, Tony Stark has trumped Jay Gatsby. Among the top-grossing movies from this past weekend, Iron Man 3 bested The Great Gatsby in terms of new likes over the past week. Additionally, it appears that the big-screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby has led to more likes for the Facebook page of the legendary book.
It’s probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It’s also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about health more than new high-school graduates? A highly visual set of data from Wolfram Alpha brings Facebook’s social graph to life, showing how people connect and relate to each other on the social network.