Technology companies are known for their employee perks and benefits, and a new addition joined the offerings at both Facebook and Apple, as spokespeople for both companies told NBC News they will now pay for female employees to freeze their eggs.
The Facebook page for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams topped 1 million likes Wednesday morning, and Williams posted a video to mark the milestone and announce an upcoming question-and-answer session.
BuzzFeed had a strong month in January in terms of engagement on Facebook among media sites, with more than 9.5 million shares and over 40 million combined interactions, according to the latest figures from NewsWhip.
NBC News used Facebook’s recently introduced keyword insights application-programming interface to examine the use of the #DearCongress hashtag it launched Tuesday in the wake of the government shutdown, and it found that women were talking about the event nearly three times more than men were (74 percent to 26 percent).
Twitter has company in the real-time news-related social media arena, as Facebook Monday announced the rollout of two application-programming interfaces aimed at allowing news organizations to tap into its public posts in real-time: the public feed API, which displays a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word; and the keyword insights API, which tallies the total number of posts that mention a specific term during a specific time period, as well as enabling news organization to feature anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age, and location.
Remember trending articles? They’re back, and bigger than ever. Facebook has been testing ways to give trending articles more prominence on news feeds and the latest incarnation is to have two trending articles stacked on top of each other. Previously, users would scroll sideways through trending articles.
Today is the most anticipated day for Facebook since the company went public May 18. The social network will release its second-quarter financial report at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, giving the world a first glimpse into Facebook’s books. Several outlets have been speculating about just what is in this report.
Sunday’s NBC News/Facebook Republican presidential debate resulted in more than 45,000 comments on the social network, and over 4,500 questions were submitted, according to a note on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.