The Facebook Data Science Team curled up with some good books, analyzing more than 130,000 status updates containing the phrases “10 books” or “ten books,” during the last two weeks of August, playing off a meme that has been active for about one year: “List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the ‘right’ books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way.” So, which book finished at No. 1?
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 Microsoft Co-Founder and Chairman Bill Gates discussing charity partnership group Giving Tuesday; as well as the photo atop the post, behind the scenes on the set of The Hobbit, from Director Peter Jackson.
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 Jimmy Kimmel with “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul and creator Vince Gilligan; as well as the photo below of Julia Louis-Dreyfus promoting her new film, Enough Said, during a question-and-answer session for Facebook.
Mobile Facebook users running iOS 6 will now be able to install applications featured in mobile app install ads directly via Facebook, without being redirected to the App Store, and the social network also introduced some new features for developers looking to take advantage of those ad units.
Facebook became a source of movie news Friday when director Peter Jackson, who is at the helm for upcoming feature films The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, used the social network to announce that two films will become three.