The most likely Facebook friends to be unfriended are random people from high school, according to an ongoing study of unfriending on the social network by University of Colorado computer science PhD student Christopher Sibona, as reported by Vox.
Facebook has gone to the dogs, but it’s for a worthy cause: Israeli ad agency Ecaliptoos is helping to call attention to the plight of dogs who have spent more than two years in shelters with its promotion of Facebook page Forgotten in Cages.
Facebook and Twitter have gone to the dogs, and this is not necessarily a bad thing. WOOFipedia, an online destination for dog-lovers created by the American Kennel Club, teamed up with gift-card and greeting-card outfit Cleverbug to enable WOOFipedia users to create printed and digital photo cards featuring their dogs and share them via Facebook or Twitter.
If there’s a holiday that lends itself to vibrant photos, it’s Halloween, and Facebook application developer Woobox offered five examples of photo contests created on Facebook with its Photo Contests app by brands that Facebook users wouldn’t necessarily associate with Halloween.
Facebook users hoping to keep their accounts flea-free will be heartened by the news that flea- and tick-control product Frontline Plus launched a cross-platform advertising campaign on King.com Facebook game Pet Rescue Saga, with social and mobile game advertising platform MediaBrix providing the technology behind the campaign.
It’s probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It’s also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about health more than new high-school graduates? A highly visual set of data from Wolfram Alpha brings Facebook’s social graph to life, showing how people connect and relate to each other on the social network.
PetSmart Charities teamed up with Adopt-a-Pet.com on Facebook application Share a Pic, Save a Pet, which is aimed at boosting awareness of the plight of nearly 8 million homeless pets in the U.S. and promoting adoption.