People all over Facebook are soaking themselves with ice water to bring awareness to ALS — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. But how widespread has this been? Facebook released statistics Friday, showing that 15 million people across the social network have posted about, commented or liked a post related to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. People have also posted more than 1.2 million videos.
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The first pucks drop in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday night, and the Facebook Data Science Team examined which of the 16 participating teams have the most likes in states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.
Late last month, Postano, the social platform from application-development-solutions provider TigerLogic, described how universities have tapped its system to collect and curate content from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and other social networks, and display that content on large screens during sporting events. Wednesday, Postano introduced Postano 2.0.
The National Hockey League drops the puck on its 2013-14 season with three games Tuesday night, but which teams had the most momentum in terms of Facebook likes and people talking about this in the week leading up to opening night? Sister site PageData has the answers.
With the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League seasons having come to an end, baseball is the only game in town, at least until the National Football League kicks off. But there’s more to the sport than Major League Baseball, as most MLB players start out playing Minor League Baseball before reaching “The Show.” AllFacebook begins its look at the Facebook efforts of minor-league ball clubs with the short-season class-A Northwest League.
Not every brand has access to Facebook hashtags yet, but one group that does — members of Congress — has taken a liking to the social network’s newest feature. Don Seymour, digital strategist for Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), talked up his use of Facebook hashtags in two posts promoting an event honoring Frederick Douglass Wednesday.
While eight National Hockey League teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the clubs are also battling it out on Facebook. Fans all over the world flock to the teams’ Facebook pages for scoring updates, photos, and other updates throughout the playoffs. Using PageData statistics, let’s take a look at who has been winning the matchups in the second round of the playoffs, both on the ice and on the social network.
Social media management system HootSuite did some hooting about its accomplishments in the first quarter of 2013, reporting a 272 percent increase in corporate sales (companies valued at less than $10 billion) compared with the year-earlier period, along with a 900 percent jump in international strategic sales (companies valued at more than $10 billion).
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.”