The Facebook Data Science Team turned its attention to check-ins at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, studying how many users of the social network checked in at the various World Cup cities in Brazil between June 2 and 16, where they came from, and who they are.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of National Basketball Association superstar and Miami Heat Forward LeBron James after setting a career high of 61 points in one game.
The National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets may share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but there is no love lost between the co-tenants or their fans. As the teams prepare to kick off their annual preseason battle Saturday night, the Facebook Data Science Team examined how the two squads and their supporters match up on the social network.
The Aflac Duck has done wonders for selling insurance, but now he’s turning his attention to childhood cancer. Aflac is sharing its trademark duck all over Facebook, raising money for kids with the deadly disease. Those who donate to the cause get their own Aflac rubber ducky and a virtual duck that will race others on the Aflac Duck’s Facebook page in October. The winning duck gets a family vacation in Orlando, Fla.