Category Archives: Fave Research

Data Visualizations at @LAtimes: Defining a Journalist or Acts of Journalism?

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WATCH LIVE at 1:15 p.m. ET on Friday, November 1 (or recorded if it’s after 11:15 p.m. PT )! I will be a guest on the PBS MediaShift Podcast along with Len de Groot, the new director of data visualization at the Los Angeles Times, MediaShift contributors Jonathan Peters and Josh Stearns, Andrew Lih of American University, and host Mark Glaser, to discuss how media outlets are pushing the limits of visual storytelling.

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People more likely to share mobile location information with companies to get discounts, deals and customer service support

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How concerned are you with sharing your location with businesses from your mobile device? A new study says almost half of respondents are willing to share their location information with companies. They do so in order to get things like relevant offers, timely alerts and to connect with customer service.

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Research shows consumers secretly lie about what’s most important to them and brands they like

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It’s not uncommon for people to share their favorite books, movies and recipes online. Heck, people will even mention specific brands they like…or don’t. With all of the user behavior and demographic information available online, people still don’t feel like marketers understand them. New research shows that fault may not lie solely on the shoulders of marketers.

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Top 10 lists of all the best websites from August 2013

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The top websites visited in August 2013, in their respective fields, included: YouTube, Facebook, The New York Times, ESPN, CNN.com and MocoSpace. We’ve included seven different website categories, with data presented by the online data-hub, MarketingCharts. Check out the top 10 websites for: multimedia, social networking, print, TV and broadcast media, mobile and cable TV.

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The happier you are in your Facebook photo, the happier you will be in life (study says)

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Will you be happier in life if you have a big smile in your Facebook photo? According to Digital Trends, researchers at the University of Virginia found that “the intensity of smiles in Facebook profile pictures can accurately predict the well-being of undergraduates over the course of their college careers.” The study looks at how your Facebook persona impacts the you in real life.

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YouTube and Facebook have more minutes viewed than all other top online video content properties combined

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It looks like 187 million Americans watched more than 48 billion online content videos in July. This is according to newly released data from comScore Video Metrix service. Google-owned YouTube (and other Google sites) accounted for 17 billion of these videos. See how other video sites measured up:

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