Friday Social Round Up: Facebook Graph Search, Google Donkey, Twogirlsandapuppy and #Horsemeat

Written by Nazilla Allahiary - 18 Jan 2013

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We published Because of the way our 360-degree imagery is put together, it looked to some that our car had been involved in an unseemly hit and run, leaving the humble beast stranded in the road… I'm pleased to confirm the donkey is alive and well."




My sisters and I wanted a puppy when we were younger and my parents gave us a flat – we were devastated. But, when these two girls asked their dad for one, he set them what he believed to be an impossible challenge: they needed to get one million likes on Facebook

On Tuesday the two sisters set up a Facebook page for their cause, and by Wednesday morning a shocked father had to admit defeat. The page and post managed to circulate worldwide, with what seemed like every person ever denied a dog in their youth liking and sharing the post. The family are now looking into local rescue centres and shelters to find their new canine family member.

Tesco horsemeat burgers

We’ve all heard the news about Tesco’s frozen burgers containing horse meat. That’s sick: horses are for riding and not eating. While this is not strictly the company’s social media fail, the way people have taken to the internet to discuss the news has dominated UK news feeds. Here are a few of the funnier posts.





Viral video

With winter in full swing and more snow forecast for the weekend, it’s time for us to spare a thought for those weathering the freezing temperatures in Los Angeles. This video has received close to three million views since 11 January.

Infographic time

This infographic has some interesting facts and statistics about Facebook. Did you know Facebook gets eight new members every second?