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97 years of NHL expansion (and team logos) in one map

The history of Capital Punishment in the United States in an animated map.

The history of Capital Punishment in the United States in an animated map.

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]

Visualizing ​how much snowfall it takes to close schools across a U.S. map!
More details and methodology on Reddit.

Visualizing ​how much snowfall it takes to close schools across a U.S. map!

More details and methodology on Reddit.

Interesting location of baseball fans who disagreed with the “Obstruction” call which ended Game 3 of the World Series.  Here’s a replay for those who missed it:

Bonus GIF: watch another bizaare ending to Game 4 of the World Series

(even better with audio starting at 1:58)

Interesting location of baseball fans who disagreed with the “Obstruction” call which ended Game 3 of the World Series.  Here’s a replay for those who missed it:

Bonus GIF: watch another bizaare ending to Game 4 of the World Series

(even better with audio starting at 1:58)

With 150k votes in, baseball fans are split in picking #WorldSeries winners.  Vote for your favorite here.

With 150k votes in, baseball fans are split in picking #WorldSeries winners.  Vote for your favorite here.

Cardinals fans = true believers (and luckily, we’re sometimes rewarded for our loyalty)

Cardinals fans = true believers (and luckily, we’re sometimes rewarded for our loyalty)

Illustrating the NHL teams as a Pokemon style map (via Reddit)

Illustrating the NHL teams as a Pokemon style map (via Reddit)

Simplified, animated map of the sometimes confusing Union Square subway station in NYC

Simplified, animated map of the sometimes confusing Union Square subway station in NYC

Mapping Tesla Motor’s plans to expand their network of charging stations across the US between now and 2015

Mapping Tesla Motor’s plans to expand their network of charging stations across the US between now and 2015