Posts tagged Facebook

Via The Onion: Social Media is revolutionizing how parents stalk their kids.  

A little dated by Facebook and Twitter references, but the bit holds up surprisingly well 5 years later…

Game of Social Thrones, split into social media kingdoms in this parody video

The national pastime is a patchwork of nation-states in this map of Facebook fans of MLB teams by county.
Check this NYTimes interactive map to see which team your neighbors root for by zip code.

The national pastime is a patchwork of nation-states in this map of Facebook fans of MLB teams by county.

Check this NYTimes interactive map to see which team your neighbors root for by zip code.

The Best (and Worst) NBA Teams on Facebook according to social media
via theatlantic:

The NBA playoffs have begun. The emotions of millions are at stake every night.
But NBA franchises are also businesses, and those businesses depend on fans buying into the team, both literally and figuratively. And now, Facebook is the dominant place where those fans perform their identities online. The franchise Facebook page has become a key indicator of business health. 
So, Spanish researchers at the University of Extremadura decided to create a tool that would let them at least quasi-objectively rank teams’ Facebook presences. 
"Social media provide a unique and strategic means for sport teams to enhance brand management, encourage social interactions among fans, promote ticket sales, and cultivate a more favorable online experience," writes the research team, led by Francisco Javier Miranda in the International Journal of Sports Communication.
The list Miranda’s team compiled is interesting, too, because of how it intersects with the performance of the teams on the court.

Read more.[Image: Alexis Madrigal, data from Miranda et al]

The Best (and Worst) NBA Teams on Facebook according to social media

via theatlantic:

The NBA playoffs have begun. The emotions of millions are at stake every night.

But NBA franchises are also businesses, and those businesses depend on fans buying into the team, both literally and figuratively. And now, Facebook is the dominant place where those fans perform their identities online. The franchise Facebook page has become a key indicator of business health. 

So, Spanish researchers at the University of Extremadura decided to create a tool that would let them at least quasi-objectively rank teams’ Facebook presences. 

"Social media provide a unique and strategic means for sport teams to enhance brand management, encourage social interactions among fans, promote ticket sales, and cultivate a more favorable online experience," writes the research team, led by Francisco Javier Miranda in the International Journal of Sports Communication.

The list Miranda’s team compiled is interesting, too, because of how it intersects with the performance of the teams on the court.

Read more.[Image: Alexis Madrigal, data from Miranda et al]

Mapping the most popular baseball teams by U.S. county using Facebook fans.

Mapping the most popular baseball teams by U.S. county using Facebook fans.

In the digital swirl of Facebook status updates, emotions expressed online can be contagious, according to a new study encompassing more than 100 million people in the U.S. and a billion messages they posted.

WSJ story on a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, Yale University and Facebook Inc.

Bring a whole new meaning to “going viral,” doesn’t it?

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism
via theatlantic:



The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 
It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.
Read more. [Image via Recode]

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism

via theatlantic:

The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 

It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.

Read more. [Image via Recode]

Though the average Facebook user may not view her profile as art, Harvard Berkman Center fellow Judith Donath places the “data portrait” in an art-historical context in her forthcoming book, The Social Machine. Whereas medieval portraits signaled the subject’s status through symbols and poses, in the Information Age, portraiture often arises from recordings and data.
Maureen O’Conner, in her essay “Heartbreak and the Quantified Selfie”.

Social Media vs social time

No more distractions!

Facebook Knows Who You're Dating

via wired:

And it’s not because you told them. Even if you haven’t proclaimed Facebook Official status with your significant other, Facebook can probably figure out who he or she is.

It’s all based on your network of friends

and a little theory called dispersion…