Friday, July 20, 2012

Today in political silliness

"Mapping the social web against your political preferences." As measured by how people click Facebook Like buttons, so, y'know, pass the salt.

Click image to enlarge; see Garance Franke-Rutta for details.

I don't know whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that I don't recognize only three of those logos.

7 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

No idea what the red thing 'twixt reddit & Etsy is, never heard of EVERNOTE, vaguely heard of Quora. Are those your three?

Substance McGravitas said...

Quora Zillow and IrvingSocial and the red thing.

Brendan Keefe said...

You are both right about the red thing. Annoyingly, I could not figure it out, no matter how many variations on "logo red circle white F" I Googled.

The other two were livingsocial and Zillow. Had SM not typed those first six characters, I'd be a little nervous at how well he has me profiled.

Evernote is actually a pretty cool thing, MB, which I would use heavily if I had some sort of research job. However, I would not call it any sort of social app. (Maybe I'm using it wrong.)

vacuumslayer said...

Pinterest being a Romney voter thing kinda upsets me...but that might explain the preponderance of truly stupid, juvenile things I see there. I was chalking it up to the relative youth of demographic, but maybe I had that wrong...

toma said...

So Stormfront is just off the side of eBay. Makes it a little easier to snag that sweet helmet.

M. Bouffant said...

Oh ho, just saw the alt-title. Har har.

Brendan Keefe said...

Thanks for noticing, MB!

@toma: ??? Is that how you think of PayPal? Sorry for being thick, if not.

@vs: I think of Pinterest as heavily, albeit not exclusively, populated by middle-aged white suburban women, essentially retweeting eye-catching ads for products they covet but can't afford. In other words, the GOP base, with high probability.

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