Facebook Inc was unable to keep pace with the Super Bowl 50 game, which dominated online chatter Sunday. The match was between Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, and about 60m people made use of Facebook for 200 million posts, likes and comments informed the world’s biggest social network on Monday.
Sports Stadium first impression not satisfactory
Several Facebook users took to rival Twitter to complain about Facebook. @thekenyeung tweeted “I can’t find the sports Stadium on Facebook for #SB50. Another user @ToddFMoore tweeted “7 minutes of game time into the second half and @facebook sports stadium is still all posts about halftime.”
In January, Facebook launched Sports stadium, which is a dedicated online sports hub that allows fans to meet up and discuss the games as they happen. Super Bowl was Facebook’s first massive event, but for staying up to date Sports Stadium had to make a lot of struggles at times.
This meant mixed results for the so-called second-screen viewing, where people make use of a smartphone, tablet or computer while watching TV. In principle, it can virtually reunite the users with their old roommate, who is away from them. However, people are not interested in being informed about the score arriving long after the moment has passed.
In its defense, Facebook Inc told AdWeek, “Due to overwhelming traffic and activity, people visiting Facebook Sports Stadium during the Super Bowl may have experienced a delay with the scores and play-by-play information available in the Matchup and Stats tabs, or a problem with posting in the Friends tab.”
Facebook app not good for phones battery
Facebook Inc is among the most downloaded apps on the iOS, but since long it has been cited as the main cause of fast-draining iPhone batteries. The app has been accused of using certain background tricks that allowed it to remain active even when it was not being used. Facebook admitted that there were certain bugs and it has fixed those, but the problem with the app impacting the battery life remained intact.
Same are the concerns with Facebook’s Android app, and this led to the discovery that 20% of a phone’s battery could be saved if the app is deleted. For the iPhone users, deleting the Facebook app, and turning to Safari can save 15% of the battery, says a report from the Guardian.
“I had also saved space, because at the point I had deleted the Facebook app it had consumed around 500MB in total combining the 111MB of the app itself and its cache on the iPhone,” says Samuel Gibbs of the Guardian.
At 10.44 am EST, Facebook shares were up 1.41 % t $101.07. Year to date, the stock is down over 3% while in the last one-year, it is up almost 36%.