Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo atop the post of Jimmy Fallon in the buildup to his debut as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets may share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but there is no love lost between the co-tenants or their fans. As the teams prepare to kick off their annual preseason battle Saturday night, the Facebook Data Science Team examined how the two squads and their supporters match up on the social network.
Although it wasn’t exactly a scientific study, a Reuters report notes that more young adults think Microsoft’s cool factor is on the rise than Facebook’s. While 50 percent of those aged 18 to 29 polled said that Microsoft is cooler now than it was a year or two ago, 42 percent felt the same about Facebook.
One of the most powerful questions in business is, “Would you recommend our company to a friend?” That’s what LoudDoor’s new product — Brand Satisfaction — aims to figure out, at least in terms of Facebook pages. Brand Satisfaction surveyed fans of thousands of the biggest brands on Facebook to figure out if they’d be willing to recommend the company, and then broke that data down further into purchase and like motivation.
Gamers love Facebook, and two of the dominant gaming consoles (Xbox and PlayStation) have loyal followings on the social network. But interestingly enough, while Xbox has more fans in the U.S., PlayStation is more popular in Russia, a new infographic from Socialbakers shows.
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, with the iPhone and Xbox 360 among the biggest tech gifts.
Just a few days after premiering on XBox 360, Kinect Sports is launching its Facebook App to let you boast your best scores, share highlights (screenshots) of events, or lay down challenges to other players, all in one place.
Last month we wrote about the impending launch of Facebook on XBox LIVE and now it’s official. According to Microsoft, Facebook will launch on Xbox LIVE on November 17th, the same day we mentioned last month. Facebook integration is relatively robust (see here) including the ability to update your status, view your Facebook stream, photos, and profile, and the ability to share scores with your Facebook friends. News of the launch comes just as rumors about PS3 launch a similar service was leaked.
At the beginning of June I wrote about the new Facebook XBox integration, and according to a number of sources, the beta is going live later this month with the full release coming by November 17th. So what does this mean for the future of gaming? It simply means that we’ll see further integration between console games and the social stream.