Tuesday’s midterm elections generated a total of 184.2 million likes, shares and comments from July 10 through Nov. 3, from 28 million U.S. Facebook users, Facebook data analyst Dustin Cable wrote in a Facebook Media blog post.
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 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker bundled up for hunting; as well as the photo atop the post, of Jack Osbourne after making it to the finals of ABC’s hit reality-competition show, “Dancing with the Stars.”
The 2013 college football season kicked off with a handful of games Thursday night, and Data Editor Robert D’Onofrio helped Facebook users prepare for the first weekend of tailgating by analyzing the social network’s fans of the top 25 teams in the AP preseason rankings, uncovering some surprising findings, and some that were not so surprising.
People all over the U.S. were posting about either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Facebook during Election Day. But buzz about ballots wasn’t limited to the 50 states. Facebook released statistics Wednesday showing that the U.S. presidential election was popular in Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
Facebook gets some amount of credit in the campaign to oust Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker, given the overwhelming response to the petition drive that concluded this week.
There’s another political campaign launching today that’s being shaped by Facebook: This time, it’s an effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from office.
Politicians and organizers involved in the Wisconsin recall election relied on Facebook to get out the vote and target specific audiences, foreshadowing how the site may be used in 2012.
Jordan Dickinsen posted on his Facebook page that he was on his way to murder someone, then kill himself.