Statistics: Why integrate Facebook into your business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

STATISTICS WITHIN What are the social media statistics of engaging on Facebook? This post is about social media statistics and Facebook. Facebook Online Communities revenue social media social networks statistics online community ROI social network

Being honest about poverty statistics

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His aim is to ensure that the government machine ‘turns to face the people caught up in the poverty statistics.’. So in Wales they have appointed a ‘ Poverty Minister ,’ the excellent Huw Lewis.

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Interesting Social Media Site Statistics for Facebook, Twitter and MySpace

Portals and KM

I recently found some useful social media statistics through @ariegoldshlager on T witter. Exoerian Hitwise released its September 2009 results.    Facebook accounted for 58.59 percent of all U.S. visits among a custom category of 155 social networking Web sites in September 2009.   It had a year-over-year increase of 194%. MySpace was second with 30 percent but it had a year-over-year decrease of -55%.

Street reps, empowerment and statistics

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The next survey could ask, do you feel disempowered by statistics? When I ask the street reps I've been working with, do they feel they are able to influence decisions affecting their area, there is a bit of pondering but definitely no evidence put forward. A little probing confirms that they feel they can influence action - getting some rubbish cleared or maybe dealing with a flagrant drug-drop - but not decisions about how services are run or resources targeted.

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What does it mean to practice Bayesian statistics?

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Some time ago, I asked for help in crafting an elevator speech that describes the practice of Bayesian statistics and why one might choose such an approach. To confess, even as I apply statistics in my work, I feel mostly as if I'm a student of statistics, enjoying the learning as I go, and this seeking is part of my seeking to understand. statistics data thinking system dynamics probability mathematics problem solving

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Neighbouring, older people and those who live alone: statistically they don’t stand out

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Thank you to ICM Research, who have had the decency to publish questions and data from a recent survey of neighbouring and concerns about winter (the Home Alone survey), carried out for AA Home Emergency Response. In spite of attempts in the press release to put an alarmist spin on the findings, I think they’re largely reassuring. The claim is made that. Overall more than one in eight people (13%) say they don't know any of their neighbours.’.

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Australia: Number of Australians on Facebook 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Technorati Tags: Australia , Australians , Facebook , Online Communities , social media , social networks , statistics. Tags: Australia Facebook Online Communities social networks statistics Australians social media Well, the number of Australians on Facebook has shot through the roof.

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Australia: Senior Citizens on Facebook over 55’s

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Your maths is better than mine – I love statistics but can’t add up. Below is our fourth granular examination of Facebook’s demographics and statistics directly from their Social Ads platform. The most troubling statistics we’ve seen are that there are 16.5%

Is social media a fad?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Technorati Tags: fad , social media , statistics , video. Tags: Media Online Communities blogs social media social networks statistics fad video I showed this video at Tourism Futures conference on the Gold Coast yesterday – it went down a treat!

What is the Value of a Tweet or Facebook Fan?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here’s some statistics for you: Eventbrite – Online Ticketing, Social Conference Organiser. Monetization Money Online Communities revenue social media social networks statistics dollar Facebook LinkedIn online community social network Twitter value worth

Gary Hayes Social Media Count

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media statistics: Ever wondered how many people are blogging, uploading videos, tweeting right at this very minute ? Technorati Tags: counter , Facebook , Gary Hayes , numbers , Online Communities , social media , social networks , statistics , Twitter , youtube. Tags: Online Communities social media social networks statistics counter Facebook Gary Hayes numbers Twitter youtube

Facebook: Active users in Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There’s always a lot of questions around statistics and in particular how active “active users&# actually are. Technorati Tags: Australia , Facebook , social media , social networks , statistics. Tags: Australia Facebook Online Communities social media social networks statistics Facebook has what, 200 million? 250 million members? How many of them log in regularly? Well, let’s look at Australia and our massive growth since May 2007.

Rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization

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Ripple: Social Network Influencers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Tags: Australia Event Influencers Monetization Money Online Communities revenue social media social networks statistics user generated content widgets affiliate sydney social media marketing

Twitter for Business and Government and number of Australians

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’ve posted Twitter usage for Australia Australia Statistics and Ev talks about Australia on Twitter blog. That’s the sort of statistics that make it easy for us to sell Twitter as a business marketing tool. Technorati Tags: Australia , for business , for government , Online Communities , social networks , statistics , Twitter. Tags: Australia Twitter business statistics for business for government Online Communities social networks

Australia: Twitter 800k of users in June

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Technorati Tags: 2009 , Australia , Comscore , Facebook , marketingcharts , Orkut , social media , social networks , statistics , Twitter. Tags: Australia Twitter statistics 2009 Comscore Facebook marketingcharts Orkut social media social networks Number of Australian Twitter users for June 2009 was 800,000, according to ComScore.

Facebook - seniors and grandparents

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

since September 2008, making mature females one of the fastest growing demographic groups on the social network, according to usage statistics released by independent blog Inside Facebook. Wherever the grandkids are, the grandparents follow. This is not a-typical.

Australia: Travel Tourism and User Generated Content

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Technorati Tags: Australia , statistics , tourism , Travel. Tags: Travel Online Communities social networks tourism statistics Australia

Twitter: Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and CNN

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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Killer app for (Bayesian) regression analysis

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That was the first comment today for Jonah Sol Gabry''s announcement of shinyStan on Andrew Gelman''s Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. mathematics probability simulation statistics I''ve tried it, and that''s pretty close to my reaction, too. Try out the demo here In case you don''t know Stan yet, it''s a probabilistic programming language focused on Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling.

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Confidence intervals straight from the horse's mouth

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mathematics statistics Do you know what a confidence interval is? Are you sure? As a check, write down a brief definition, and then check out economics professor Dave Giles'' Interpreting Confidence Intervals. Is that what you thought? While you''re there, be sure to check out what Jerzy Neyman , the developer of confidence intervals, told Milton Friedman about confidence intervals.

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Facebook Sociologist and The Economist

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Tags: social media Online Communities social networks The Economist statistics Cameron Marlow Facebook

Credibility in modeling

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It's true, of course, in statistics, too. statistics system dynamicsSystem dynamicists have multiple approaches to testing models; you can read chapter 21 of John Sterman's Business Dynamics for a good introduction. Or you can read Paul Krugman's Who To Listen To. I like his attitude, and it sounds remarkably like a system dynamicist wrote it.

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It's about time to adopt modern Bayesian data analysis

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statistics evaluation data decision making probability mathematics decision support That''s the message of an open letter from John Kruschke to "Editors of journals, Chairs of departments, Directors of funding programs, Directors of graduate training, Reviewers of grants and manuscripts, Researchers, Teachers, and Students" to encourage the adoption of Bayesian data analysis (BDA) methods. Read it, and give BDA a try.

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Social Networks: Ad Spend to reach $2b in 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Tags: social media Online Communities social networks ROI Monetization revenue statistics

What do practitioners need to know about regression?

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statistics data mathematicsThat's a question I sometimes get asked. Apparently Andrew Gelman does, too, for he posted What do practitioners need to know about regression? in 2010. I think it's still valuable, if a bit cryptic. He does reference the book he co-authored with Jennifer Hill, and that should answer most of anyone's remaining answers, at least at this level.

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How do you organize your analytical workflow?

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presentations problem solving productivity science simulation statistics If you''re in an analyst role some or all of the time, you''ve no doubt faced the challenge of organizing your workflow. I''ve been increasingly organizing my workflow with Org mode. Rather than explaining that myself, I''ll let Professor John Kitchin explain how he uses Org mode to solve three big problems he faces in his work.

Collaborative Thinking: The State of the Media Democracy

Collaborative Thinking

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Social Computing on Your Intranet Can Improve Employee Retention

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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More Exploratory Data Analysis

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Second, some tend to think of EDA as model-free statistics, but that's not quite right. statistics data system dynamics simulation mathematicsI missed two items in my last posting on EDA. First, there's another tool I use: J. Over time, I seem to oscillate between R and J. J, at least when I don't let myself get rusty in expressing ideas in J, is a powerful and concise way of thinking. R has an enormous library collection.

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Plot the data!

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Plotting the data is important throughout statistical analyses, from initial looks to surmise what model might fit the data to looking at residual plots to check the model or see what might be a good next step. statistics data decision making mathematics risks decision support businessI've heard the injunction " Plot the data " for decades.

Good graphs

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Rafe Donahue has published Fundamental Statistical Concepts in Presenting Data: Principles for Constructing Better Graphics. Tags: statistics data making sense Doing graphs well is important for communicating information (you do use graphs, don't you?). I think it's well worth our time to read and heed. Thanks to Andrew Gelman for the tip.

Regression Analysis Tips

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statistics probability simulation mathematics problem solving Part of my work involves regression analyses. There are myriad articles and books giving advice on good regression analysis practice, not all of which is consistent. In case you''re looking for suggestions, here are three of the sources I find useful, in increasing order of length. First, Andrew Gelman recently posted What are the key assumptions of linear regression? prioritizing five rules of thumb as to what is important.

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R in the news

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If you're nervous about applying free software in your work, see what the New York Times had to say about R , the free statistics system. Tags: statistics data productivity FLOSS problem solving risks business Thanks to Andrew Gelman for pointing out that article. I'll highlight another free tool in my next posting.

Cool tool

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Making sense of lots of data

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statistics data system dynamics mathematics making senseI'm a fan of William Cleveland 's insights into what works in graphics. His ideas have spread widely; you may have seen some in Tufte's work. Recently I ran across a relatively new way of displaying time series graphs. It's called a horizon plot. At first, I thought it rather contrived. As Stephen Few also decided, they are beginning to grow on me.

Exploratory Data Analysis

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statistics data decision making continuous process improvementI've used exploratory data analysis (EDA) in my work and in my thinking about situations ever since discovering it years ago. I've used paper and pencil, XLISP-STAT, R, ggobi, and other tools. I've read a number of the books. When suggesting EDA to others, I've been puzzled: do I recommend they read one of the books, which is likely more than they want to start?

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An analysis of the benefits of growth

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sustainability statistics classical music business growthI've occasionally written about the potential implications of unrestrained growth. Now the Eugene Weekly has posted an article, Prosperity: Growth and Prosperity: Public policy often based on unsupported assumptions that suggests that, of the largest 100 US cities, those with the largest growth may not have fared as well on significant dimensions as those with slower growth.

Making more sense with numbers, part 8

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I'm not a professional statistician; I am a professional who uses statistics in the course of my work. Various people have asked me what Bayesian statistics is; when I was asked for the elevator speech version recently, I was stumped. Statistical problems have three parts: the setup, the calculation, and the presentation of results. By my understanding, Bayesian and classical (frequentist) statistics differ in all three. Tags: statistics thinking

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More cause for skepticism in reading

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statistics data decision making ethics thinkingAgreeing to Disagree at Numbers Rule Your World paints a sad picture. If we had the time, we should all do the research or read the primary research. We don't. That's why we read or listen to the news or more popular books and articles. Do yourself—do society—a favor, and at least be careful, no matter whether you're reading or writing.

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Making more sense with numbers, part 7

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We can probably ignore William Farr's advice about statistical writing, though. Tags: statistics making sense Tim O'Reilly tweeted about Florence Nightingale: The passionate statistician. While I'm not a fan of pie charts , Nightingale's work here is impressive, especially given the date. By the way, I got off on my numbering in this series, giving several postings the number 4.

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Storytelling

Viv Mcwaters

There is a certain embarrassment about being a storyteller in these times when stories are considered not quite as satisfying as statements and statements not quite as satisfying as statistics; but in the long run, a people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by the stories it tells.

Bayes and scepticism

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statistics data thinking mathematics systems thinkingYesterday, I posted a link to what I regard as an important article on modeling in general and Bayesian modeling in particular. That seems related to articles I've written before about the utility of scepticism. Yet the authors of that article have gone well past scepticism; in their worlds, it's not about questioning models, for they already assume the models are all wrong.

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