With the 10-year anniversary of Facebook’s founding coming up Tuesday, Feb. 4, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a media darling of late, and his latest stop was NBC’s morning news program, “Today.”
“Dancing with the Stars,” ABC’s hit reality competition series, reached an agreement with Facebook to tap into the two application-programming interfaces it announced last week, the public feed API and the keyword insights API, to display conversations from the social network during broadcasts.
Twitter has company in the real-time news-related social media arena, as Facebook Monday announced the rollout of two application-programming interfaces aimed at allowing news organizations to tap into its public posts in real-time: the public feed API, which displays a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word; and the keyword insights API, which tallies the total number of posts that mention a specific term during a specific time period, as well as enabling news organization to feature anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age, and location.
Facebook Tops 1B Monthly Active Users; Mark Zuckerberg Speaks With NBC’s Matt Lauer, ‘Bloomberg Businessweek’; New Agency Of Record Wieden & Kennedy Debuts ‘The Things That Connect Us’
Facebook officially reached 1 billion monthly active users Sept. 14 at 12:45 p.m. PT, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed in a post on the social network’s Newsroom, as well as in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, and in a cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t make too many public appearances. About a month ago, he appeared at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in San Francisco, answering questions about the company’s stock value, mobile and search. Zuckerberg will appear on NBC’s “Today” Thursday morning, but excerpts released Tuesday didn’t hint at any big revelations being uncovered.
Why use a press release, a blog post, or even the Facebook Marketing Conference in New York later today to introduce timeline for pages, when doing it on NBC’s Today is an option?