The “Group of Death” at 2014 FIFA World Cup 2014, Group G, wrapped up its games Thursday, with Germany and the U.S. moving on to the round of 16 following Germany’s 1-0 victory over the U.S., and the journey ending for Ghana and Portugal after the latter outlasted the former, 2-1. According to the Facebook Data Science Team, more than 17 million Facebook users were responsible for more than 31 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) during Thursday’s matches.
The Facebook Data Science Team turned its attention to check-ins at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, studying how many users of the social network checked in at the various World Cup cities in Brazil between June 2 and 16, where they came from, and who they are.
Group D of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil wrapped up its games with a bite, literally, Tuesday, and more than 16 million Facebook users were responsible for more than 30 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) related to group winner Costa Rica’s 0-0 draw with England and Uruguay’s controversial 1-0 defeat of Italy, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.
The Group A matches of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil concluded Monday, with host Brazil winning the group by defeating Cameroon 4-1, while Mexico also advanced to the tournament’s elimination round with a 3-1 victory over Croatia. According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the simultaneous matches led to more than 41 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) on the social network, from some 18 million users.
The upset 2-1 victory by Uruguay over England in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Thursday led to more than 40 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) by some 22 million Facebook users, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.
Facebook fans of pop star Katy Perry who are located in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada can view Katy Perry the Movie: Part of Me – a movie chronicling her 2011 world tour — directly on Perry’s Facebook page, using the media player from Screenburn Media.
As predicted by Adobe Social, in just its first week, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has already generated more Facebook interactions (posts, comments, and likes) from more users than Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and the 86th Annual Academy Awards combined, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.
Ads debuted on Instagram in the U.S. last November, and Canada, the U.K., and Australia are next up, at some point during 2014, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced in a post on the Instagram for Business blog.
Hoping to avoid dealing with antitrust investigations by several countries in the European Union regarding its $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, Facebook requested that the EU’s central antitrust authority, the European Commission, conduct a review of the transaction, The Wall Street Journal reported.