Posts tagged facebook

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…

Visualizing the movement of Facebook users around the globe, using data from Wolfram

Visualizing the movement of Facebook users around the globe, using data from Wolfram

Surfacing some potential privacy concerns in Facebook’s new Graph search, via actualfacebookgraphsearches:

“Spouses of married people who like [cheat-on-your-partner dating site] Ashley Madison”

Surfacing some potential privacy concerns in Facebook’s new Graph search, via actualfacebookgraphsearches:

“Spouses of married people who like [cheat-on-your-partner dating site] Ashley Madison”

via literallyunbelievable:

Who knows about anything

via literallyunbelievable:

Who knows about anything