It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.
Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen
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.
How quickly did Video on Instagram catch on? CNET reported that 5 million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours after the feature debuted Thursday, adding for context that it would take approximately one year to watch all of the videos uploaded during the feature’s first eight hours.
The Miami Heat captured its second consecutive Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy Thursday night, edging the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in the seventh and decisive game of the National Basketball Association Finals. While the series was not decided until the waning moments of the final game, the Heat, particularly superstar Forward LeBron James, blew away the Spurs on Facebook.
The National Basketball Association Finals tipped off Thursday night, with the San Antonio Spurs shocking the Miami Heat and taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. However, according to sister site PageData’s analysis of the two clubs’ Facebook pages, the defending champions, the Heat, win in a landslide.
Major sporting events are always pretty popular on Facebook. Until Election Day, Super Bowl XLVI was the most-talked-about event on Facebook, with the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win also on the list. But how do other sports match up on the social network? Buildmuscle.org dug a little deeper to see what kind of power sports have across the social spectrum.
Just like with any conversation, the way to really get through to someone isn’t to keep talking and talking, it’s to listen. For companies figuring out how to engage with their fan base on Facebook, listening is the key to success, according to an expert panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco (which wraps up Friday).