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Photo-sharing on Facebook

See how three funny images posted by George Takey went viral

October 13, 2012

And they did it again. Data visualization agency Stamen has released another project using Facebook data, this time to create a series of videos showing how three popular photos posted on George Takei’s Page have spread inside the social network.

(image: Stamen)

The three images used were shared by thousands of users. The data spans a three-month period from July to September and is composed of shares originating from news feed. More from the Facebook Stories post about the project:

Each visualization is made up of a series of branches starting from a single person. As the branch grows, re-shares split off on their own arcs, sometimes spawning a new generation of re-shares, sometimes exploding in a short-lived burst of activity. The two different colors show gender, and each successive generation becomes more and more white as time goes by.

And here are the videos.




This is not the first time Stamen ‘played’ with Facebook data. Recently, the agency also caught the Internet’s attention with the Mapping Facebook Friendships visualization, that we mentioned here.

Links: Facebook Stories – Data Visualization: Photo-Sharing Explosions

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.