What You Really Need To Know About Privacy on Facebook (Infographic)

With the scope of NSA surveillance unveiled and an focus on curbing digital abuse, taking a good look at our privacy and security is increasingly common. With Facebook remaining the lad for American user engagement for a SINGLE web site (it rakes in around 6.75 hours per user per month — which seems a bit low to most of us…), do we really know what we need to about our privacy on the site? We spend a considerable amount of time there, and that means we’re revealing info to the company and their partners — and to people we may not even realize have access.

This is a topic we’ll be looking at during SMW14, particularly in regard to teens. We’re bringing in researcher and expert danah boyd to open up the conversation. danah’s research focuses on the intersection of technology, society, and policy. For the last decade, she has examined how American youth incorporate social media into their daily practices in light of different fears and anxieties that the public has about young people’s engagement with technologies.

So, before you join us and danah for a deeper look in February, here are some stats and some recommendations to keep you safe and get you started.

Facebook Privacy
Source: BestComputerScienceSchools.net

LA Kings win Twitter Battle: Infographic

This is a guest post from theScore.com.

Similar to their post for NBA Playoffs, theScore asks what do the NHL Playoffs look like through the eyes of social and factored in social media presences? It reveals that the LA Kings not only won the Stanley Cup this week, they also crushed the opposition in the social media battle on Twitter.

As the infographic produced by theScore shows, the Kings’ much-publicized edgy approach to social media paid-off, with 1.4 million tweets mentioning the Kings throughout the play-offs. The second highest came from the Boston Bruins, with approximately 830,000.

The Kings were also responsible for the most re-tweeted tweet. Their now infamous “To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you’re welcome” tweet sent after their victory over the Vancouver Canucks was re-tweeted more than 19,300 times (the official Twitter counter doesn’t count “old school” retweets).


Other key findings to come out of theScore’s research included:

  • More than 3.3 Million  tweets were made around the NHL and the NHL Playoffs (including their official hashtags – “#Becauseitsthecup” and “#StanleyCup”).
  • The total reach of these tweets was 10 billion impressions.
  • Boston goalie Tim Thomas was the most mentioned player that exited in the first round – mostly due to his announcement of “taking a year off”.
  • Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo (108,370) was mentioned almost twice as often as the Sedin twins (59,199) – mostly due to his replacement by Schneider and trade rumors.
  • The Eastern Conference teams were more social than the West.
  • Claude Giroux was the most mentioned player throughout the playoffs even though his team the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t make the finals. He emerged as one of the games’ best players. He also was a finalist in the EA NHL 13 Cover vote contest which likely helped him as well. He also has a strong personal presence on Twitter (@28CGiroux) with more than 169,000 followers – fifth overall in total followers just behind: Alexander Ovechkin, Paul Bissonnete, Evgeni Malkin and Taylor Hall.
  • The Florida Panthers had the lowest amount of tweets about them, which was not surprising considering they had the lowest amount of followers (@FlaPanthers) of any NHL Playoff team, second lowest in the league. The only team worse? The New York Islanders.

Tweets recorded between April 11 – June 12, 2012


The social data: Sysomos (www.sysomos.com)
Infographic / Design: http://venngage.com

Social Media and the Presidential Campaigns

As the primaries heat up, the importance of social and digital campaigns is becoming more evident. It’s crucial to fundraising and educating- and influencing- voters. Something that Team Obama discussed this past February.

HowToMBA.com is taking a look at what the candidates are doing. They’ve pulled together an infographic that examines both the general influence of social media and notable social media events during this time. Compare the remaining big four Republican candidates with social campaign veteran President Obama, and tell us who you think is doing it right, is on the right track and needs an intervention.

2012 Presidential Race and Social Media
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