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 number of status updates significantly increases on the West coast in North America.

  • Minor changes in status updates.

  • Europe sees a huge increase. That's all we have! You can thank the Facebook Data Team for these graphs.

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

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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