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Guardian Facebook page as a network – @RiederB

Visualisation of links form posts on the Guardian Facebook page by Bernhard Rieder

I just wanted to share this awesome visualisation from Bernhard Rieder showing interactions on the Guardian’s main Facebook page. Read more about what it shows here and click on the image to zoom in to see the nodes.

He writes:

One can see a a core of regulars in the middle of the graph, but the main engagement comes from a large majority of users that have only interacted with a single posts. These users drag the big subjects out to the margins in this specific spatialization. Engagement, here, comes from a fleeting audience rather than a more stable group or community.

As someone who runs the main Guardian page and takes a keen interest in the ‘engagement’ and ‘reach’ figures for each post as well as running various stats reports, it’s nice to get this bigger picture overview of how our page works as a network. Nice stuff!

Written by hrwaldram

October 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Posted in community, data

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Grappling with Google maps: Creating a ward map of Cardiff

Recently over on the Guardian Cardiff blog I’ve been experimenting with using Google maps to display certain bits of local government data, as well as creating collaborative maps with readers for local events.

Often council reports are stocked full of data broken down by ward which should be easily mappable – and which would allow readers to quickly digest the data in an accessible way.

When such reports are issued the council rarely includes a map to display the data – and if it does, it’s a pdf file which can take hours to translate into a Google map.

One problem which constantly presents itself is the lack of local government ward maps which would provide a template to map certain bits of data onto. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by hrwaldram

December 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm