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.
The 2013 World Series got off to a rousing start for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night, as the home team routed the visiting St. Louis Cardinals 8-1, while capturing 62 percent of Facebook chatter related to the game, compared with 38 percent for the Redbirds.
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).
New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate and Twitter phenom Cory Booker sat down for an Instagram interview Sunday night that continues through the week. NowThis News, which claims to be the first and only mobile and social original news network, said the Booker interview is the first Instagram interview with a U.S. politician.