A study Facebook conducted in 2012, along with Cornell University and the University of California-San Francisco, in which the researchers randomly selected 689,003 Facebook users and tinkered with the number of positive or negative stories that appeared in their News Feeds, has drawn quite a lot of attention over the past couple of weeks, most of it negative, and now the government is getting involved.
What are some of the traits exhibited by online users who belong to several social networks? Social-data and ad-targeting platform 140 Proof teamed up with IPG Media Lab to study 500 Internet users 18 and up who are active on two or more social networks to find out.
Consumer-management-suite provider Gigya recently released a way for its clients to aggregate data from its products including Social Login, Registration-as-a-Service, Gamification, and Social Plugins and gain information about the identities and on-site behaviors of their user bases: Consumer Insights.
Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering Jay Parikh offered up some data on big data at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, sharing statistics with reporters and describing the social network’s Project Prism data-management effort.