The 7 Somewhat United States of Facebook

Interesting post from Mathew Ingram on GigaOM. He focuses more on the social mobility patterns of various parts of the U.S., but if you look at the source blog Ingram refers to (PeteSearch), you’ll see a quick discussion of some social and cultural patterns he observed with Facebook data. He noted what regions of the country where God tops a Facebooker’s Fan Page, his conclusions are interesting, but no surprise…

So I learned that God actually has a Facebook Fan Page. But only 3.2 millions fans?

There’s another Facebook page calling for 100 Million Christians Who Worship God that’s reached 1 percent of its goal. In all fairness, I’m sure if I poked around more and took the aggregate number of fans from all the “God Fan” Pages that exist, there would be plenty … however, would be interesting to see how much religious diversity exists on Facebook.

Mathew Ingram writes on GigaOM:

Peter Warden, a former Apple engineer, likes to analyze data — so much so that he started scraping public profiles and photos from hundreds of millions of Facebook accounts about a year ago, and now has data collected from more than 200 million around the world. He wrote a fascinating post recently on his personal blog about what that data shows about how interconnected (or disconnected) users in the various American states are.

Read More: GigaOM referencing PeteSearch

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  • Anonymous

    I just moved from Greater Texas/Stayathomia to Pacifica. It seems like God is a less prevalent force yet the people are happier and lead an altogether more active lifestyle. I win. Also, there aren’t as many drunken NASCAR fans with their all-over print Affliction Shirts pretending that they will maybe, just maybe, one day be a successful cage fighter. Oddly enough, though, this is the first time I have seen a commercial for a monster truck rally in quite some time.

  • tonyviner

    I just moved from Greater Texas/Stayathomia to Pacifica. It seems like God is a less prevalent force yet the people are happier and lead an altogether more active lifestyle. I win. Also, there aren't as many drunken NASCAR fans with their all-over print Affliction Shirts pretending that they will maybe, just maybe, one day be a successful cage fighter. Oddly enough, though, this is the first time I have seen a commercial for a monster truck rally in quite some time.

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