Japan tsunami: How the news spread on Facebook

Japan tsunami: How the news spread on Facebook

Summary: The news quickly spread to some parts of Asia, North America, and Europe. Facebook penetration in South America and Africa is noticeably lower.

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  • The news quickly spread to some parts of Asia, North America, and Europe. Facebook penetration in South America and Africa is noticeably lower. Although the actual map used is quite old and thus inaccurate (the Soviet Union was disbanded two decades ago), the data overlaid on top is quite interesting.

    See Emil Protalinski's report, How news of Japan's earthquake, tsunami spread on Facebook

  • More users in Asia start to post on Facebook about the event.

Topic: Social Enterprise

Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years,
he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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  • RE: Japan tsunami: How the news spread on Facebook

    creating a page and sending it to our friends
    madaldev