Wait, Did Clowntroll Blogger Chuck Johnson Shit On The Floor One Time?

If you've been online this week, you may have heard of Charles "Chuck" C. Johnson, an odious conservative blogger who has gained some fame by rolling around in the shit left in the wake of last month's Rolling Stone piece, which told the story of a University of Virginia student who claimed she was raped by seven men… » 12/09/14 4:01pm 12/09/14 4:01pm

Watch The World Converge On Brazil, Using Facebook Data

The neat video above, from Facebook, shows how many non-Brazilians travelled to various World Cup cities from June 5th through June 16th. The site's data team built out the graphic using Facebook check-ins; each arc represents 20 people traveling from their home city to a city in Brazil, and the size of the Brazilian… » 6/25/14 1:00pm 6/25/14 1:00pm

Heart of Blandness: A Walking Tour of Silicon Valley

Walking is the only pleasant form of traveling by land. You need no special equipment, training, money, e-tickets, antidepressants, or Twitter followers. Whatever clothes you're wearing will do fine; a hat and shoes are optional. When I've got a few days to spend somewhere, I spend them walking around. So I spent a… » 2/28/14 5:44pm 2/28/14 5:44pm

Who Was America Rooting For Last Night?

As it's done for the every round of the playoffs, Facebook put together a map showing where each Super Bowl team had more Facebook fans (above). The Broncos—an older, more centralized team with two NFL championships—had more national support, while Seahawks fandom was mostly contained to the Pacific Northwest. » 2/03/14 2:57pm 2/03/14 2:57pm

Facebook Data Show Just How Much Football Games Depress You

Whenever Facebook rolls out a new broad survey of its data, like a map of NFL fandom, the instinct is usually to jump right to the counterintuitive bits—Why would there be a pocket of Saints fans in the heart of Texas?—and then sussing out an answer. But here, with a look at how positive and negative words are used in… » 1/30/14 2:00pm 1/30/14 2:00pm

Robert Griffin III Has Had It With Fans Complaining About Dumb Things

The Skins QB has stayed largely silent since the end of the season—he's been around long enough to know that after a 3-13 season, you can't win no matter what you say. But on Friday he made a lengthy post on Facebook. On the face of it, it's a response to one stupid person complaining about the arm sleeve he wears.… » 1/13/14 4:05pm 1/13/14 4:05pm

Facebook Map: The Manchester United States Of America

Champions League action resumes today, but who is America rooting for? The map above, using data provided by Facebook, shows which of the qualifying teams have the most "likes," by state. While Americans like to make fun of all the people overseas who randomly wear Yankees caps, it's a clean sweep in the U.S. for… » 10/22/13 1:50pm 10/22/13 1:50pm

Facebook Data Now Give Us The Best Map Of College Football Fandom

Taking off from its outstanding NFL and college basketball maps, Facebook has compiled county-by-county data on which Top 25 college football teams have the most "likes" across the nation (click here for a larger image). With the usual caveat that many of the counties shown here have very few people, here are some… » 8/30/13 9:57am 8/30/13 9:57am