Facebook quietly added news and video modules to pages June 15, under the “posts by others” view of timeline, which display brand-related content users have been reading or watching in open graph applications.
It’s apparent that Facebook has changed the way people share information, and not just baby photos and event announcements. According to a study in the United Kingdom by the Reuters Institute, the social network is responsible for 55 percent of the country’s news sharing, beating out email and Twitter.
Nearly 30 percent of Americans get their news from social media, according to a recent survey from Schools.com, which found that, among them, 59.5 percent of respondents get their news from Facebook, compared with 19.9 percent from Twitter, 12.7 percent from YouTube, and 11.6 percent from Google Plus.
This year’s tax filing deadline in the U.S. approaches this Tuesday, so that means some of us can expect to see an increase in news feed posts on the topic over the next few days, right?
Facebook just posted a follow-up to the top 40 most shared news articles of the year, this time around focusing on the most popular stories about politics.
Facebook has supplied a list of the 40 articles shared the most on the site in 2011 so far, and there are some good insights for marketers on what kinds of stories people like to relay on the site.
Teachers in Missouri rang in the early days of the school year with a victory in the Missouri state Senate, where a law prohibiting Facebook friendships between teachers and students was repealed.
Orbit gum has a little something for Facebook users to chew on: Orbit Bleeping Clean Videos.
Glenn Beck finished atop the list of The 16 Most Popular Cable News Anchors on Facebook from Business Insider’s The Wire, despite the minor detail that he is no longer a cable anchor, having left Fox News Channel June 30.