Facebook Memology 2009: Me-content

by Laurent François

Citizens !

Facebook has just released its top Status Trends of 2009.

About the methodology:

“To generate the list, we started by looking at how many times each phrase with length from one-to-four words occurred in U.S. Facebook status updates, then we computed the rate at which each phrase occurred in 2009 compared to 2008. Using some data-mining methods detailed here, we analyzed important bursts in activity around words and series of words to find the key trends for the year. All personally identifiable information was removed from the status updates to conduct this analysis, and no one at Facebook read the individual status updates.”

It’s interesting to see that API get the first rank (and that means they are a major element of our personal walls), it opens impressive marketing paths. Health, entertaitnment, religion are also at stake. Nonetheless no indicator about politics or citizenship…

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