Facebook is looking to change the game in terms of how sports fans interact on social media by creating a place for all things sports related. They are calling it Facebook Sports Stadium and it is a place to keep up to date with live scores and stats, play-by-plays, and comments by sports fans and professional analysts. Facebook is building off their strength of having the largest user base among all social media platforms and the major sports fan pages that have over 650 million people connected to them all. It has been shown that Facebook as been a go to place for sports fans to interact with other fans during sporting events to talk and debate about different events. By incorporating their new Facebook Live, this can be taking the idea of a sports forum to the next level. There may be potential issues with the digital rights of major sports organizations since users of Facebook will take to broadcasting the game live, but that is a risk Facebook is willing to take.
Should the risk of infringing on the digital rights of sports leagues concern Facebook?
Will this continue to help Facebook maintain their hold as the leader of social media platforms?