With Super Bowl XLVII set to kick off Sunday, the Facebook Data Science Team put National Football League fans on the social network under the microscope, finding that one in 10 U.S. Facebook users have declared their allegiances to NFL teams.
New York Giants
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
President Barack Obama may be the focus of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week, but it was ex-President Bill Clinton who stole the show with his rousing nomination speech Wednesday night, not only propelling him to the top of the list of political mentions on Facebook for the day, but even topping the National Football League’s season opener, in which the Dallas Cowboys knocked off the defending Super Bowl champions and host New York Giants.
ZoomSphere looked at the head-to-head pairings, by position, in terms of Facebook fans and Twitter followers for the players in this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Football fans looking for player statistics for Super Bowl XLVI have a multitude of sources to choose from, but for those looking for Facebook statistics on the big game, we’ve got you covered.
A Jersey City police detective and state assemblyman was left red-faced by a juvenile, homophobic status update on Facebook in support of the New York Giants.