Athletes and other celebrities use Facebook as a platform for numerous reasons, and soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, of Real Madrid and Portugal’s national team, turned to the social network to raise awareness of the plight of Syrian refugees.
Love is in the air for the Facebook Data Science Team, as it is devoting Valentine’s Day week to a series of blog posts analyzing related trends among the social network’s users. The first installment, written by Mike Develin, focused on religion.
Facebook comments are not all fun and games, but a small startup out of Portugal is looking to change that, as Comment Game is taking advantage of the opportunities presented by Facebook’s recently relaxed promotions guidelines.
Facebook is targeting businesses in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa that have not yet advertised on the social network with ads directing them to the Facebook Start to Success Program, which offers free support for first-time advertisers, as well as a £25 ($39.15) credit toward advertising.
Facebook users love to travel. It’s one of the most-talked about topics, and Facebook has also changed the ways people travel. An infographic by Co-operative Travel and Neomam Studios breaks down some of the hottest destinations among Facebook users, and shows what they enjoy doing most in countries such as Spain, Greece, and Egypt.
Facebook announced partnerships with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries aimed at providing users with free or discounted data access for its Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS, and Facebook for Every Phone mobile applications.
Since 2010, PayPal has been one of the main methods of payment for Facebook developers. But as Facebook grows, the company is changing its PayPal policies for new developers in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil, and India. According to TechCrunch, developers in several countries must show extra identification as a means of authentication, such as photo IDs or incorporation papers, in order to be paid via direct deposit.
Spain may have emerged victorious at the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, but in terms of Facebook growth during the June 8-July 1 soccer tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reigned supreme, topping most categories tracked by AllFacebook Stats.
Leya Book Publishing is turning e-books into Facebook profiles, status updates and wall posts.