The top Facebook page in Australia for the year 2013, in terms of both engagement and likes, was Tourism Australia, while the media dominated when broken down by industry, with radio topping the engagement chart and TV shows leading in likes, according to a data analysis by Online Circle Digital for Social Pulse.
A total of 47 percent of Facebook users get news on the social network, trailing Reddit (62 percent) and Twitter (52 percent), but due to the size of its user base, when looking at U.S. adults overall, Facebook blows away its social network competition, with 30 percent getting news from the site, and YouTube coming in a distant second, at 10 percent, according to the latest study from Pew Research Center.
The most popular Facebook page in Australia in June, by likes, was Tourism Australia, which is not much of a surprise, considering the fact that the top category by likes Down Under is airlines, travel, and tourism, according to a study by digital ad agency Online Circle Digital.
Facebook users love listening to their favorite talk radio shows and podcasts on Stitcher Radio. The program has a strong presence on mobile devices, but announced Wednesday that it has improved the desktop experience and deepened its Facebook integration, allowing users’ listening choices to seamlessly connect with their profile.
After using social music applications such as Spotify and Pandora, Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher Radio, wanted to find some way for talk radio fans to share their favorite podcasts and programs. Thus, the Stitcher Radio application was born. Since Stitcher deepened its Facebook integration in February, the app has taken off, earning a featured story in the site’s developers blog. Shanok told AllFacebook that the future sounds pretty sweet for Stitcher Radio.
Not everyone hates Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Not long after an app developer wrote an open letter to Zuckerberg on his blog claiming that Facebook tried to bully him into an acqui-hire, the CEO of Earbits countered with a rosier opinion of the man in charge of the social network.
Negative comments on the ProFlowers Facebook page were a major factor behind the flower distributor’s decision to pull its advertising off “The Rush Limbaugh Show” following controversial comments by the conservative talk-radio host.