July 9, 2014

Social News Roundup | July 9, 2014

1. LinkedIn Is Gaining Two New Members Every Second, Every Day 

Some fascinating facts about LinkedIn:

  • LinkedIn adds two new members every second of every day.
  • 1.5 million users look for jobs on the site every day through mobile devices.
  • By the end of 2014, more than 50% of LinkedIn users will be mobile users.

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2. Facebook is Testing Redesigned Events Pages

Facebook is testing a new events page feature called “Events for You,” which includes recommendations for public events that are based on information users have shared on Facebook. Read more…

3. Interesting Twitter Data Visualizing the World Cup Shootouts

When there are penalty shootouts during the World Cup games, Twitter activity dramatically drops. Read more…

4. Brazil’s Defeat to Germany at the World Cup is the Most Tweeted Sporting Event Ever

Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final match, and in the process generated 35.6 million tweets. The match breaks the previous record of 16.4 million tweets posted during the Brazil-Chile match. Read more…

5. Facebook Wants Advertisers to Install Conversion Pixels

Facebook wants advertisers to install conversion pixels, which would enable users to measure outcomes such as click-throughs and purchases. Read more…

6. UK Warns Social Media Users About False Allegations Against Politician and Celebrities

Social media users in the UK were warned about posting false allegations against public figures, as doing so can prejudice prosecutions and expose them to defamation proceedings. Read more…