We just posted this on the Data Team Page, and I thought I would post it here as well. When Facebook users in the United States logged into Facebook on Election Day this year, they were greeted by a message alerting them of voting activity on Facebook. Users could click a button to announce toContinue reading “How voters turned out on Facebook”
Today I’m happy to announce that Facebook will be offering fellowships to support graduate students in the 2010-2011 school year. The program will provide tuition, stipend and other perks to lucky students whose applications are chosen. Lots more details can be found on the Facebook Fellowship page. The areas are quite broad, and reflect theContinue reading “Introducing Facebook Fellowships”
In order to make Facebook as open and connected as possible for everyone, one of our goals is to understand how different populations of users join and use the service. With that objective in mind, the Facebook Data team recently sought to answer the question, “How diverse are the ethnic backgrounds of the people usingContinue reading “How Diverse is Facebook?”
B.J. Fogg, esteemed Stanford professor of persuasive computing, taught a class last semester about creating engaging Facebook applications. The students were, suffice to say, quite successful. Mr. Fogg will be discussing the class today an open PARC forum titled, Facebook applications, mass persuasion, & world peace. The talk is 4-5pm at the George E. PakeContinue reading “B.J. Fogg at PARC today”
I figure that I should document useful features of Facebook as I encounter them. It turns out that if you have Facebook Mobile installed, you can see a list of all of your friends phone numbers. TrÃ¨s useful if you happen to misplace your phone.