Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Imagine Dragons after performing at the Grammy Awards; as well as the photo atop the post of a sweater selfie by the U.S. Ski Team.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Arsenal soccer star Aaron Ramsey hosting a Facebook question-and-answer session; as well as the photo atop the post of figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi at the entrance to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., prior to serving as the digital ambassador for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Facebook’s acquisition roll returned stateside, as Josh Miller, CEO of link-sharing service Branch, announced in a Facebook post Monday morning that Facebook acquired Branch and its sister service, Potluck.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were responsible for the largest individual philanthropic donation in the U.S. in 2013 with their gift of 18 million class-A shares of Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which was valued at more than $992.2 million, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, as reported by The Tech Chronicles.
Aude Hofleitner, Ta Virot Chiraphadhanakul, and Bogdan State of the Facebook Data Science Team tapped into the social network’s wealth of information to examine what they call coordinated migration, when a significant number of users moved from one city to another, by analyzing aggregate, anonymized data on all users who list both their hometowns and current cities on their profiles.
The island of Manhattan welcomed a new species of flora recently, the Instagram tree, as the one that recently sprouted in the lobby of The Carlton Hotel will be joined Saturday by another at the Beats by Dr. Dre flagship store.
Love was in the air at Instagram in 2013, as #love was the most-used hashtag on the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing service during the year, with other top hashtags including #tbt, #friends, #fashion, #food, and #selfie.
If you took our poll about what Instagram would announce at its press event in New York Thursday, and you guessed, “private messaging and/or group messaging features,” you were absolutely correct, as Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announced the launch of Instagram Direct, which allows users of the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network to send photo and video messages directly to friends.
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.
The lobby of The Carlton Hotel in New York is the home of the first-ever digital Instagram holiday tree, a joint initiative by the hotel, social marketing platform PromoJam, Caravan Stylist Studio, and 30 top fashion designers.