This Week In Social: Greenpeace Sets World Record for Most Comments, April 16th Declared Official Foursquare Day

By Rob McNair

Greenpeace Sets World Record for Most Comments, April 16th Declared Official Foursquare Day, Celebrity Endorsement Given The Boot, Facebook Expanding Into China? and StumbleUpon Hits 1 Billion Monthly Stumbles

Greenpeace Sets World Record for Most Comments



Greenpeace have just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Their supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on their Facebook unfriend coal page in the past 24 hours.


April 16th Declared Official Foursquare Day




Fourteen cities have officially recognized this Saturday’s foursquare day (16/4/), but the most special of these is in New York, where foursquare’s community of users has convinced the Mayor to declare a foursquare holiday in New York City. Mayor Bloomberg (not to be confused with the Mayor of their office, front-end engineering intern David), swung by foursquares headquarters earlier today to hand-deliver the proclamation.


Facebook Gives’s Celebrity Endorsement Business the Boot

Ad thinks there’s big money to be made getting celebrities to sell stuff using social media platforms. But it says Facebook won’t let it set up shop.

You can read more on All Things Digital.


Facebook Expanding Into China?





The rumour is that Facebook has inked a partnership with a Chinese internet giant in a move to enter the country. These rumours originate from a message posted on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-type micro-sharing service, by Hu Yanping, a director of the Data Center of China Internet, a respected internet business analyst and former journalist.


StumbleUpon Hits 1 Billion Stumbles Per Month





StumbleUpon is hot. The discovery and recommendation engine that makes web browsing a lot like channel surfing just announced it’s now handling 1 billion stumbles per month.

You can read more on Mashable.

Did you comment on Greenpeace’s page? Will you be celebrating Foursquare day? Are you using StumbleUpon yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…

This post was written by Rob McNair

Rob has experience advising some of the worlds most iconic brands. He thrives on helping improving social media knowledge within organisations with the ultimate goal of making theirs brands more social, transparent and accountable.