The Facebook Data Science Team marked Thanksgiving by analyzing anonymized, aggregate data from English-speaking users in the U.S. to determine what they were most thankful for, and friends, family and health topped the list.
Sometimes, stereotypes hold true. At least on Facebook, anyway. Compass Labs, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, compiled an interesting infographic showing how the pages liked by men and women on Facebook show that guys tend to like cars, while ladies tend to like retail pages.
It’s probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It’s also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about health more than new high-school graduates? A highly visual set of data from Wolfram Alpha brings Facebook’s social graph to life, showing how people connect and relate to each other on the social network.
Facebook’s Data Science team parsed the 9 million users they say clicked on the I’m Voting application, offering a glimpse into not just who was voting, but sharing, commenting, and liking across Facebook Nov. 6.
It’s well-known that more people are accessing Facebook on mobile devices, and the trend is definitely not lost among the site’s younger users. According to a study from Macquarie Research, 56 percent of users between ages 15 and 25 surveyed said they check Facebook from their phones, up from 24 percent last year. Macquarie feels that this could rise to 70 percent next year.
Who really has the most influence on Facebook: Men or women? Married people or singles? That’s what two New York University scholars wanted to find out. Their study, published in Science Magazine, revealed some interesting data points.
Women tend to be less willing than men to share personal information online, with one big exception: Brands.