National Geographic blew away the competition in October according to the latest rankings of publishers’ actions generated on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by social media benchmarking and audience engagement analysis company Shareablee.
The 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament is decided on the court, and not by posts on Facebook, but if the latter were true, Duke University, the University of Florida, the University of Virginia, and the University of Nebraska would advance to the Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and the Duke Blue Devils would be cutting down the nets April 7.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left, of Martha Stewart hosting a question-and-answer session on the social network about her new book; as well as the photo atop the post of the cast of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” promoting their appearance on Facebook Live.
Several brands on Facebook are getting into the act of crowdsourcing. Count Sports Illustrated in that group. For the second year in a row, the magazine is turning to its Facebook fans to choose its year-end awards.
The 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tipped off with two games last night, but there’s still plenty of time to fill those brackets out; the Atlantic Coast Conference, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and Sporting News are all providing social applications to do that via Facebook.
A new app powered by Buddy Media is for the Sports Illustrated Golf Group. It’s called SI GOLFNation. The application is a way for golfers to track their own progress and connect with each other. SI GOLFNation is also designed as a way for the Sports Illustrated Gold Group, which includes Golf Magazine, GOLF.com and SI Golf Plus, to connect with golfers as well.