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.
While the phrase “binders full of women” took off on Facebook Tuesday night during the second presidential debate in Long Island, N.Y., there was another fight brewing on the social network over dueling search term mentions, with Romney, Obama, and women garnering the top three spots, according to data posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
The debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have become increasingly popular on Facebook (just ask Big Bird). After Romney answered a question during Tuesday night’s debate regarding equality for women in the workplace, the phrase, “binders full of women,” was all over the social network, even spawning a page that already has nearly 300,000 likes.
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.
Facebook made a move to silence critics who complained about the lack of women on its board of directors by adding a familiar name to the group: Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
As more people have the ability to post photos on the go, it’s only inevitable that more photos from Friday night’s party end up on Facebook. A survey by U.K. fashion retailer Very revealed that for women aged 18-35 who go out regularly (87 times per year), the amount of photos posted of them in a year can range from 4,212 to 23,400.
While Facebook may be a professional, corporate company now, it felt more like a frat house when it was just getting off the ground. A former Facebook employee shared with The Wall Street Journal her crazy experiences being one of the first women to work for Mark Zuckerberg.
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.