The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are now a memory, but the International Olympic Committee took one final look at highlights and statistics on Facebook and other social networks at the Games.
The graph search friends-based search engine Facebook announced Tuesday can be a valuable source for valuable sources for journalists, and for photos, as well, Journalist Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik wrote in a note on the Facebook + Journalists page.
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground was the site of the most check-ins by Facebook users in Australia this year, while boy band One Direction was the most-discussed topic on the social network, and the song listened to most often Down Under via the Spotify application on Facebook was “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver, according to Facebook data released exclusively to Herald Sun parent News Ltd.
We’ve heard from just about everyone else regarding how popular the 2012 Summer Olympic Games were on Facebook, but now it’s time for the social network to dish out its official statistics. The site noted that there were more than 116 million posts and comments related to the Games in London. And athletes collectively added 12.2 million likes to their pages between the opening and closing ceremonies.
Now that we know which athletes won both the social and actual Olympic Games, it’s time to figure out which brands did best in London via Facebook. According to Socialbakers, Nike left everyone else in the dust.
Now that the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in London have finished, it’s time to look at the winners — not on the track or in the pool, but on Facebook. New statistics recently released by Wildfire detail the most popular athletes and countries on the social network during the Games.
The Summer Olympic Games in London have proven to easily be the most social Olympics to date. Recently released statistics from Facebook and from Wildfire Interactive show just what people are posting about — everything from American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas to Procter & Gamble, an official Olympic sponsor.
If it wasn’t bad enough that Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship, fellow co-founder and current CEO Mark Zuckerberg was likely rooting for an athlete from Haiti during the men’s triple jump final at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games Thursday, but Samyr Laine, his freshman roommate at Harvard University, finished 11th out of 12 competitors with a distance of 16.65 meters, well behind the gold medal winner, Christian Taylor of the U.S., and his 17.81 meters.
Our friends at AllFacebook Stats brought up an interesting question when looking at the Facebook country statistics for this month: How much are the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games contributing to the surge in U.K. Facebook users?