Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of television, with Facebook announcing plans to release data on actions (likes, comments, and shares) related to TV shows to 10 networks in eight overseas countries, while Twitter announced that it will provide data to ratings powerhouse Nielsen on the number of tweets about TV shows and those tweets’ total audiences.
MTV Video Music Awards
“Dancing with the Stars,” ABC’s hit reality competition series, reached an agreement with Facebook to tap into the two application-programming interfaces it announced last week, the public feed API and the keyword insights API, to display conversations from the social network during broadcasts.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the right, of North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and hip-hop superstar Kanye West, posted by Khloe Kardashian, Kim’s sister; as well as the photo below of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt being photo-bombed by singer and actress Selena Gomez at the MTV Video Music Awards.