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Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen

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Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of television, with Facebook announcing plans to release data on actions (likes, comments, and shares) related to TV shows to 10 networks in eight overseas countries, while Twitter announced that it will provide data to ratings powerhouse Nielsen on the number of tweets about TV shows and those tweets’ total audiences.

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NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Seeks Fan Picks For Guest Hosts, Musical Guests Via Facebook, Twitter

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Facebook has been an unofficial source in the past for fans of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” to recommend their picks for guest hosts, as in the case of Betty White in May 2010. Now, the late-night juggernaut wants to make it official, posting a note on its website urging fans to submit their suggestions via Facebook and Twitter.

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Comedy Becomes Reality With Facebook Slow-Poke

When “Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg spoofed Mark Zuckerberg prior to the Facebook co-founder and chief executive officer’s keynote speech at the f8 developers conference last month, he introduced several new fake features, including the “Slow Poke.” That one isn’t fake anymore.

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Facebook Enters the Cougar's Den

-Cougars Den Screenshot-If you missed out on Saturday Night Live this week, then you missed a brief clip during which Facebook entered the “Cougar’s Den”. What is the Cougar’s Den exactly? It’s a brief segment that somewhat resembles the old Coffee Talk clips except that this a group of women (or “Cougars”) that interview random guests. For those of you not aware of the slang term “Cougar”, it refers to “An attractive middle-aged woman who is fit, active, confident, independent, somewhat bohemian and not yet brain dead who is attracted to younger men because most of the available men her age are opinionated lazy slugs with beer guts.” You can view other entries in the Urban Dictionary if you are interested in more details.
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