The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been red-hot on Facebook, and the social network offered an update on just how hot, saying that 28 million users posted, commented on or liked related posts from June 1 through Aug. 17.
Facebook appears to making it easier for pages to utilize a call to action. As discovered by Memorado and AllFacebook reader Matteo Gamba, some pages have the option to add a call to action when they upload a video.
People all over Facebook are soaking themselves with ice water to bring awareness to ALS — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. But how widespread has this been? Facebook released statistics Friday, showing that 15 million people across the social network have posted about, commented or liked a post related to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. People have also posted more than 1.2 million videos.
You’ve probably seen videos making the round on your News Feed, with people getting doused with a bucket of ice water to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Recently, Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg responded to a challenge by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and took the plunge.
Not surprisingly, most page administrators post to their pages via Facebook on the desktop, but which third-party apps do they use? According to a study by social analytics provider Quintly, Hootsuite tops the list.
When Facebook page administrators monitor the performance of posts on their pages, they tend to focus on likes, comments, shares and reach, but ShortStack CEO Jim Belosic urged admins not to forget about post clicks, and even other clicks.
Facebook announced an update to its Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application, giving users the ability to react to reactions to their slings, as well as making it easier for them to find friends to sling with.
The newest app from Facebook/Instagram — leaked last week — Bolt, is official. The company announced Tuesday that Instagram Bolt has been launched for iOS and Android users in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Bolt is a way for people to quickly share images via one-on-one messaging, somewhat similar to the most recent app Facebook launched, Slingshot.
Facebook is looking for users of its new Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application to join a panel and take part in a three-month study.