Facebook Vice President of Corporate Communications Joe Lockhart will become the latest high-profile executive to depart the social network, with Politico reporting that he will return to the East Coast and begin consulting.
Republican National Convention
Presidential politics dominated the buzz on Facebook over two weeks that featured political conventions, a major hurricane, the start of the National Football League season, and key events from the world of pop culture.
Last week, AllFacebook looked at the reaction on Facebook to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. As a follow-up, we tracked public posts on Facebook when President Barack Obama had his turn Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., at the Democratic National Convention.
Mentions of President Barack Obama on Facebook bested those of Republican challenger Mitt Romney by almost a two-to-one margin during the two weeks of the presidential nominating conventions that come to a close Thursday night.
As the Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., Facebook posted an interview with Joe Lockhart, vice president of corporate communications at the social network, in which he shares his thoughts on how this unique political tradition has evolved over time with technology advancements, and what attendees can expect to see from the company this week.
The Republican National Convention audience wasn’t shy about turning to Facebook to share their views during Gov. Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, but it was posts about Clint Eastwood’s curious address that quickly overwhelmed the site long after the last balloon dropped on the convention floor.
The six hottest political apps for Facebook were the talk of Tampa, Fla. today during the social network’s cocktail reception they’re calling “Apps and Drinks.” Facebook held its first Apps and Drinks event at the Republican National Convention today with a similar event planned next week in Charlotte, N.C., when the Democrats have their turn in the spotlight.
With the Republican National Convention officially beginning Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., the phalanx of politicos in town is taking to Facebook to share status updates from a range of activities, including fundraising events, delegation meet and greets, and speech preparations.