Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of retiring Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar leaving the pitch for the last time; as well as the photo atop the post, posted by National Basketball Association superstar and Miami Heat Forward LeBron James, of youths playing basketball in the Philippines amid the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Attention, Arcade Fire fans: Creative posts about the band on Facebook and other social networks could result in tickets to an outdoor show in Los Angeles Oct. 29, at an unannounced location, on the day the band’s fourth album, Reflektor, is set to be released.
Look out, Facebook: Here comes MySpace. OK, that may be a stretch, but the former top social network announced that it has posted a 50 percent gain in audience since its relaunch in June, from 24 million at launch to 36 million.
Facebook users are more likely to attend events such as concerts, festivals, shows, and games if they have an easier way to arrange travel and lodging. This was the thinking behind the launch of Fantrotter for Performers, a Facebook application from Fantrotter that allows musical artists, comedians, festival promoters, theater groups, sports teams, and other event hosts to give potential attendees the option of planning their entire trips.
Rock band Daughtry has taken to Facebook and Twitter for the title and artwork of its new single this week. The group’s frontman, “American Idol” alum Chris Daughtry, launched a social media campaign that puts profile pictures of the group’s Facebook and Twitter fans into the artwork for the single. The puzzle pictures will eventually reveal the new song title.
Independent music artists can get into the game on Facebook in a big way thanks to Music Powered Games, which has created a way for artists to mix their music with games and earn commissions right from their Facebook pages.
A “small group of U.S. mobile users” will test a new way for Facebook to deliver videos to their devices, the social network announced Thursday, emphasizing that it is a limited test, and that advertising is not included.
Facebook For Android Update Includes Ability For Home Users To Control Music Apps Via Cover Feed, Animated Stickers
The Facebook for Android Beta Testers program continues to bear fruit, as new features to the social network’s flagship application for the platform, which were added to its beta app earlier this month, are now part of the mainstream app, with the most dramatic addition being the ability by users of the Home Android overlay to control music apps they are using — such as Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Rdio — directly via their lock screens.