Archive | February, 2013

Not going to SxSW this year? Follow sessions from home

28 Feb

Lanyard has released an unofficial guide to SXSW for those who do not possible to attend, collecting all sessions to one place.

Check out more at http://austin2013.lanyrd.com/

SXSW 2013 Gridd at Lanyard

The number of meaningful relations

27 Feb

An article in Bloomberg Businessweek shows that researchers have discovered the number of meaningful relations, 150, nearly everywhere they looked – clans tend to have 150 members, a company, the smallest autonomous military unit hovers around 150 and when a branch exceeds 150 employees, the company breaks it in two and builds a new office.

Why is this? Why is a number of 150 the magical number?

Answer is that humans cannot maintain many more than 150 meaningful relationships, we are not built to be able to handle more relations and begin to lose sense of connection

Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar explains in his study: “The figure of 150 seems to represent the maximum number of individuals with whom we can have a genuinely social relationship, the kind of relationship that goes with knowing who they are and how they relate to us,”

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A study by Facebook – Anatomy of Facebook – in 2011, analyzed 721 million active Facebook users, which reveals that average friend count is higher than 100.

“At first glance, the median friend count on Facebook — 100 — may seem surprisingly low; a quick survey of my own friends reveals that they almost all have more than 100 friends”

Path, a mobile photo-sharing and messaging service founded in 2010, is limiting users to 150 friends and basing their thinking to research by Dunbar: “What Dunbar’s research represents is that no matter how the march of technology goes on, fundamentally we’re all human, and being human has limits,” – Dave Morin, one of Path’s co-founders.

A paper published in 2011 found that on Twitter the average number of other people a user regularly interacts with falls between 100 and 200.

Resources for creating infographics

21 Feb

Useful sources for creating infographics and data visualizations

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Facebook Adds Search Results Tab To App Insights

21 Feb

Facebook Adds Search Results Tab To App Insights

As Facebook add possibility to search for apps, now it the time to start thinking about title & description, old SEO school principles

Presentation of active Finnish Twitter users 2013 (Twittercensus)

19 Feb

Intellecta released as planned the first study on Finnish Twitter users, Twittercensus, which is the biggest study in Nordics – information of active users, total number of accounts, graphs over registration dates as well as cluster graphs of the active twitter users in Finland.

Key insights from study

  • 63 632 Twitter accounts – 1,2 % of population – compared to Sweden with 300 000 users, 3 % of population
  • 17 993 234 tweets (Sweden 110 000 000)
  • Average user has 70 followers and has made 283 tweets (Sweden 2012: 62 followers, 368 tweets)
  • Only 4% has tweeted more than 1000 tweets (Sweden 7 %)
  • 3 & of tweets are geotagged (Sweden 4 %)
  • Tweeting from Web client is the preferred way, (Sweden Twitter iOS client)

Within active users (activity within 30 days)

  • 25 965 Twitter accounts (Sweden 171 000)
  • Average user has 141 followers, following 127 and has made 633 tweets

Conclusion: The social network Twitter still has a long way to go before it is reflected in Finland. As an example, Twitter Trends has not yet found Finland, and will most likely not before active user base is increased.

Follow the discussion of study on Twitter using hashtag #twittercensus (additional hashtags for Finnish tweeps #suomitwitter #suomisome)

The methodology used, is described at the newly created site www.finnishtwitter.com

“75 recent tweets has been downloaded for every account, we analyzed the language after removing hashtags, links and user names. The language of the tweets are identified through the open source library Pear LanguageDetect. After an account has been identified as Finnish, all friends and followers of that account will be add to a queue to be analyzed. This process is iterated until all accounts (and there followers and friends, and their followers and friends, etc) have been scanned, and no more Finnish speaking accounts are found. Users not recognized as Finnish, accounts without tweets and protected accounts are excluded.”

Study on active Finnish Twitter users released tomorrow – Twittercensus

18 Feb

Tomorrow is Intellecta presenting, lead by with Hampus Brynolf, a study of twitterers in Finland, so called Twitter Census – information of active users, total number of accounts, graphs over registration dates as well as cluster graphs of the active twitter users in Finland.

(Update: You can follow a live broadcast on Bambuser  http://embed.bambuser.com/channel/intellecta)

Information on the study and the methodology used, is described at the newly created site www.finnishtwitter.com

“75 recent tweets has been downloaded for every account, we analyzed the language after removing hashtags, links and user names. The language of the tweets are identified through the open source library Pear LanguageDetect. After an account has been identified as Finnish, all friends and followers of that account will be add to a queue to be analyzed. This process is iterated until all accounts (and there followers and friends, and their followers and friends, etc) have been scanned, and no more Finnish speaking accounts are found. Users not recognized as Finnish, accounts without tweets and protected accounts are excluded.”

Some sneak peak pictures has been released, showing high-level of Finnish Twitter users and details.

Overview of the entire Finnish speaking twitter

Overview of the entire Finnish speaking twitter

Detail from the Finnish Twitter

Detail from the Finnish Twitter

Digging deeper into the Finnish twitter users

Digging deeper into the Finnish twitter users

The Finnish analysis will be presented the 19th followed by the Danish Twittercensus on the 21st and finally the Swedish Twittercensus 2013 the 13th of March on twittercensus.se

(This post will be updated tomorrow with key insights from the study)

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