This week’s Supreme Court hearings on two cases related to same-sex marriage have taken over many a Facebook News Feed, and according to a post on the LGBTQ@Facebook page, “equality” was the top related term on the Facebook Talk Meter.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards were handed out Sunday night, and film fans took to Facebook during the ceremony to the tune of 66.5 million Oscar-related interactions, with the term “Oscars” tallying three times as many mentions as during the 2012 event, and the nominees for best picture totaling 20 times more mentions than the previous year.
People all over the world watched the Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday night, also taking to Facebook to post about their favorite stars or fashions. According to Facebook’s Talk Meter and InStyle magazine, users loved to post about the looks rocked by Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake, but they thought Rihanna was the best-dressed.
People all over the U.S. were posting about either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Facebook during Election Day. But buzz about ballots wasn’t limited to the 50 states. Facebook released statistics Wednesday showing that the U.S. presidential election was popular in Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
Facebook is maximizing its Election 2012 resources on Election Day Tuesday, and users can get a sense of what voters are talking about on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page. Not surprisingly, the first release of Election Day data from the Facebook Talk Meter finds that the word “election” is dominating news feeds, followed closely by “Obama,” then “Romney,” with men scoring higher than women on the 10-point scale.
Celebrities from Lady Gaga to Sarah Palin and Tyra Banks are taking to Facebook urging their fans to vote ahead of Election Day. That’s just some of the Facebook fodder political junkies can chew on before the first vote is cast Tuesday morning.
Can’t outrun Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt or defend USA basketball star Kevin Durant? You can still be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games through NBC and Facebook. The social network and the TV network announced a partnership for the Summer Olympics. People who like the NBC Olympics page on Facebook have access to exclusive content and the Talk Meter, a new data tool.