Two of the National Basketball Association’s marquee franchises are moving in starkly different directions when it comes to movement in people talking about this on Facebook for the past week, according to sister page PageData, as the defending champions, the Miami Heat, nearly doubled the PTAT gain of its nearest competitor, while the Los Angeles Lakers, after barely qualifying for the playoffs and being swept out of the first round, lost more than double the PTAT of the next team on the list.
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The defending National Basketball Association champions are also this week’s champions in terms of people talking about this, as sister page PageData pegged the Miami Heat’s PTAT for the week at 345,333, dwarfing the total of the second-place club, the Los Angeles Lakers, at 210,817.
It was a sunny morning back in August 2008 when Stuzo launched its first-ever experience on a Facebook page for “Gossip Girl.” Back then, our engineers were still coding in Facebook Markup Language, and the creative was constrained to 520 pixels.
Professional sports teams and leagues are as focused on Facebook and other social media as businesses from other sectors are, and an all-star team of social media executives from the field joined moderator and Movement Strategy Co-Founder Jason Mitchell on a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York Wednesday, “How Professional Sports Are Monetizing through Facebook.”
Sports fans are all over Facebook — cheering through status updates, sharing content from team and athlete fan pages. SportStream, which announced this week it has added Facebook integration, taps into that spirit with an application that curates trusted and engaging content for sports fans from all over the social network.
Billionaire Mark Cuban used his blog on The Huffington Post to clarify his thoughts on Facebook and his dissatisfaction with the social network’s page algorithm, saying that Facebook is behaving more like a search engine in trying to deliver content to its users’ news feeds based on relevancy and engagement.
Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the National Basketball Association‘s Dallas Mavericks, is quite displeased with Facebook’s page algorithm. Angered that only a fraction of Mavericks fans are seeing posts, Cuban is getting serious about moving more of his business from Facebook to Twitter and other social media sites. However, analytics platform PageLever feels that Cuban’s claims don’t exactly hold much weight.
People love sports. Sports fans love bragging rights. OHK Sports tapped into this sentiment for a fun Facebook game — SportsPicker — allowing users to challenge friends on sports predictions. OHK Sports announced Thursday that it is offering a similar service, Sports Pick ‘Em, to brands on Facebook that want to connect with sports fans.
Brands have constantly been angry with Facebook for generally letting fans only see a fraction of their posts. Now actor George Takei and basketball team owner Mark Cuban are displeased with Facebook’s algorithm. Over the weekend, both posted in anguish over their fans not being able to see all of what they post. Cuban even said he might take his business to MySpace.
Next month, you won’t need an insane vertical leap to rise to power in the National Basketball Association. Game developer 2K Sports, which makes basketball video game NBA 2K13, announced Wednesday the launch of 2K Everywhere. This includes a Facebook game where gamers can import a created player from the video game and compete in challenges with friends, as well as mobile apps.