Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have repeatedly displayed their commitment to charitable giving and education, and the power couple took another giant step Thursday with their announcement of a $120 million pledge to aid schools in low-income communities in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Delaware River separates Philadelphia from Camden, N.J., but the river has apparently run dry when it comes to location on Facebook, as WHYY/Newsworks reported that Philadelphia users of the social network are frustrated about their posts being tagged with “in Camden” or “near Camden.”
Most fans will never get to attend the Super Bowl, but Wilson, which makes the game balls for the National Football League, is giving fans who follow Wilson Football on Instagram the chance to have their names sewn into official game balls to be used during Super Bowl XLVIII.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is likely hoping that the saying, “There is no such thing as bad publicity,” holds true, as the scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the resulting traffic nightmares led to more than 271,000 mentions in Facebook posts, messages, and comments between last Wednesday and this past Wednesday, according to Facebook search data cited by CNN’s Political Ticker blog.
Add New Jersey to the list of states where employers demanding passwords to Facebook and other online services from employees or applicants is now illegal, as a law took effect Sunday in the Garden State, The Record reported.
Facebook mentions of Small Business Saturday were 1,200 percent higher on the actual day (Nov. 30) than during the week leading up to it, and the #smallbusinesssaturday hashtag saw usage skyrocket 2,300 percent that same day, according to statistics from the social network.
The Boston Red Sox wrapped up the 2013 World Series title Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, and the teams’ performances on Facebook mirrored the on-field action, as the Red Sox were responsible for 62 percent of World Series chatter on the social network, compared with 38 percent for the Cardinals, and Red Sox Designated Hitter and First Baseman David Ortiz, who was voted Most Valuable Player of the World Series, received four times more buzz than any other player.
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 Martha Stewart hosting a question-and-answer session on the social network about her new book; as well as the photo atop the post of the cast of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” promoting their appearance on Facebook Live.