Team USA’s thrilling 2-1 defeat of Ghana at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Monday caused some 10 million Facebook users to produce more than 15 million interactions on the social network, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.
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.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo atop the post of Jimmy Fallon in the buildup to his debut as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The entrance by Team USA in the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, was the most-buzzed-about moment on Facebook during the event, while the sport that was mentioned most in chatter on the social network was bobsled, according to data released by Facebook.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Backstreet Boys wishing Facebook a happy 10th anniversary; as well as the photo atop the post, posted by former President George W. Bush, of Jay Leno holding up the portrait Bush painted in honor of Leno’s last episode as host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games have begun in Sochi, Russia, and while Facebook may not appear on any of the medal podiums, it is eyeing the gold medal for fans’ social networking experience.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7 through 23, and Team USA will maintain a robust presence on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram, with athletes and teams maintaining accounts.