Last March, social marketing solutions provider SocialCode pegged Duke University as the winner of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament, as did Facebook, both based on social data. They were both wrong, as the University of Louisville took home the trophy. This year, Facebook once again selected Duke as the victor in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament, based on the number of posts and words related to each school in the two weeks leading up to this past Sunday, when the field was selected. And now SocialCode followed suit, also going with the Blue Devils based on its study of “thousands of social signals.”
University of Missouri
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of National Basketball Association superstar and Miami Heat Forward LeBron James after setting a career high of 61 points in one game.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and David Letterman during CBS’ “The Beatles — A Grammy Salute,” which celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Can Facebook users’ activity on the social network provide windows into their souls? We won’t go that far, but a University of Missouri study did find that such activity could be used as indicators about psychological health.
Comments left on Facebook profile pictures “strongly affect the level of perceived attractiveness of the profile owner physically, socially, and professionally,” according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Missouri.