Social Phenomena

Where people take photos

Mapping places of interest based on geotags in Flickr photos (by Eric Fischer).
Excitement is had here by Fast Company and here by FlowingData. A rough effort to break apart the photos of tourists and residents is shown here:

Play networks

Social networks = platform for game dynamics:

Some puzzling maps:


Empireal disintegration.

Social contagion, a review

The New York Times looks back at the work of Christakis and Fowler on social contagion.

Identity, Self-Awareness, and Twitter

From the New York Times Magazine, a great, mutlifacted article about how we communicate online.