Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday February 01, 2013

The Most Accurate Map Of NFL Fans Uses Facebook Data

This is probably the best use of Facebook data we've ever seen. Look at the map, is it accurate?

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Are people fans of a team because of their friends, their hometown, or just because that team enjoys some success? It certainly looks like winning helps. We looked at how many users clicked "Like" for each team's page on each day throughout the season. On any given day during the season a team either doesn't play, loses, or wins (we'll ignore ties). Because playoff teams get so much more attention, we'll break out separate categories for games during the playoffs.