When Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman admitted during the company’s third-quarter earnings call that the social network saw some slippage in daily usage by teens, the doomsday predictions began. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sought to squash those predictions in an interview with Mike Isaac of AllThingsD.
Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen
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.
Attention, Trekkies: “Star Trek” will beam onto Facebook Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET for a live chat hosted by Andy Samberg and featuring Director J.J. Abrams and “Star Trek” legend George Takei.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his return to late-night television this week, but it wasn’t an encore appearance on “Saturday Night Live”: As part of his visit to Russia, Zuckerberg appeared on “Evening Urgant.”
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.
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.
Tired of having your mom see your ridiculous photos and status updates on Facebook? Fortunately you don’t have to deal with it any longer thanks to a new “Damn It My Mom Is On Facebook Filter” developed by the team over at Saturday Night Live. Check out the video below.
A campaign is underway on Facebook to land comic book creator Stan Lee a coveted guest hosting spot on Saturday Night Live.
Without skipping a beat, fans of Betty White are banding together and forming a new Facebook page aimed at getting this veteran comedienne on the new season of Fox’s hit show Glee. The page, called Betty White on Glee, is hoping to gain momentum after the success of a similar Facebook campaign to see White as the host of Saturday Night Live. While this new group still has a way to go, it appears as though social network users haven’t yet had their fill of endearingly-funny White.
Just two weeks after we wrote that SNL was considering putting Betty White on SNL, People magazine has confirmed that the star will appear on the show. While the Facebook Page has stagnated in growth, nearly 500,000 fans joined the movement.