The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the biggest musical events in the world, and this year’s event has already sold out. Music fans flocked to the box office to get tickets for musicians such as Moby, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Paul Kalkbrenner — but they also love them on Facebook. A new infographic from JESS3 shows how popular Coachella’s acts are on Facebook, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 20.8 million all the way down to the 393 fans who like The Three O’Clock on the social network.
Friend count, follower count, fan count, they have all become metrics for people to artificially size each other up. Whether or not you care about it, people now judge you based on the number of friends, followers, and fans you have. It’s a form of social proof, and now the team at JESS3 has effectively illustrated what’s really going on behind your back when you aren’t listening.
While Facebook lets users post their relationship status to a number of things including “married”, “engaged”, “single”, and “open relationship”, we all know relationships are much more complicated than that. That’s why the team at JESS3 came up with the following image to depict how Facebook’s relationship statuses should really be displayed.