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Twitter and Pinterest on par – PEW Internet Research

Top ref from social sites

The graph shows the growing referral Stat Social website refferals coming from social media sites to the website Gawker Media. It tells the story of which social sharing buttons to place for easy clicking, if your website’s potential users looks like Gawker Media.

StumbleUpon has a big share here, but might be a skewed information, that is only particular to Gawker Media’s internet-first-movers-audience.

Facebook is the winner, which might reflect a general tendency: “After their launch of Open Graph in April this year, Facebook has grown from 15% to 35% of all social networking referrals.”

Source: WordPress Hacks

Facebook games and why they are popular

What has the popular Facebook games in common? And what is the future of this development in pervasive gaming, – “earn credits when taking the bus and pay less in tax?” as Jesse Schell suggests.

Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Jesse Schell, dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular “Facebook Games” era:

Link to video

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Twitter helps predict the future

This is from The Technicum:

The chatter in Twitter can accurately predict the box-office revenues of upcoming movies weeks before they are released. In fact, Tweets can predict the performance of films better than market-based predictions, such as Hollywood Stock Exchange, which have been the best predictors to date.

It is of course not only for movie predictions, but

This method can be extended to a large panoply of topics, ranging from the future rating of products to agenda setting and election outcomes. At a deeper level, this work shows how social media expresses a collective wisdom which, when properly tapped, can yield an extremely powerful and accurate indicator of future outcomes.

The research can be read in this pdf: Predicting the Future With Social Media.

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