Facebook took a giant step forward in its efforts to further align itself with the television, publishing, and event venue industries with Friday’s launch of its Public Content Solutions program, which is aimed at providing its partners with dedicated technical and business resources to build out media solutions on the social network and its Instagram photo- and video-sharing network.
The Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night led to more than 25.4 million interactions (status updates, comments, and likes) by some 11.1 million Facebook users, and the top social moment was the crowning of 12 Years a Slave as best picture.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of actor and director Harold Ramis, who died Monday.
Designer Marc Jacobs will open a popup shop in SoHo during New York Fashion Week next month, but not a single bill nor coin will be exchanged.
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 Leonardo DiCaprio, after he was named best actor at Sunday night’s Golden Globes Awards; as well as the photo atop the post of actress Jennifer Lawrence photo-bombing singer Taylor Swift while she was being interviewed by E! Entertainment Television Host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, also at the Golden Globes.
The MTV Movie Awards on April 14 will feature the social network — and not the kind Justin Timberlake starred in. MTV will use Facebook to take viewers and fans behind the scenes of the event, as celebrities will share their experiences and users will be able to watch interviews with the stars through the site.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards, celebrating the top movies of the year, were a hot topic on Facebook Sunday night, but the awards ceremony was also popular on Facebook-owned photo-sharing site Instagram. Ben Affleck, who directed best picture-winning Argo, joined Instagram that day and quickly gained more than 5,000 followers.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards were handed out Sunday night, and film fans took to Facebook during the ceremony to the tune of 66.5 million Oscar-related interactions, with the term “Oscars” tallying three times as many mentions as during the 2012 event, and the nominees for best picture totaling 20 times more mentions than the previous year.
The New York Times teamed up with Facebook on an interactive application that allows movie buffs to vote on this year’s Academy Awards and share their choices with their friends.