Posts tagged social media

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…

Five posts you will never see in social media

Five posts you will never see in social media

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

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]

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?

Oversharing: 40% of 18-24 year olds use social media in the bathroom

Also more than half (56%) of adults ages 25-34 use social media at work, and 44 percent of millennials use social media around the table at a restaurant, according to Nielsen’s new Digital Consumer Report.

Visualizing the overlap in communities on Reddit.  That island in the top right is home to Reddit’s Bronies community.
Make your own overlaps using the interactive graphic here.

Visualizing the overlap in communities on Reddit.  That island in the top right is home to Reddit’s Bronies community.

Make your own overlaps using the interactive graphic here.

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”.

Perpetu is a new service to help you prepare for what happens to your online accounts if/when you die…

Social Media vs social time

No more distractions!