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Stamen Turns Facebook Sharing into Intricate Digital Art (Fast Company Co.DESIGN)

Submitted by on October 23, 2012 – 8:42 am

Social Trend – We’ve all heard the term “viral.” And no one knows the term better than George Takei, a former crew member on the Enterprise who has found a whole new, outspoken identity on Facebook. Whether it’s gay rights or silly meme-riffic photos, his posts sit at the epicenter of hundreds of thousands of shares. But what does all this sharing look like beyond the like button? Facebook tapped data visualization specialists at Stamen to answer that exact question. The social network provided anonymous sharing data on three popular Takei posts–which included information like age, gender, and generic user interactions–and Stamen just went wild with the information, building a series of visualizations that bloom like flowers. … Read more

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