The images and infographics below struck a cord with me for a variety of reasons throughout the year. And be patient with the scrolling. There are six images in all . . . and the best one is the last.
Where dweeb, nerd and geek meet. (I sure hope I fit the geek category and not the others.)
The death this year (one hopes) of the self-described social media guru. (And not a moment too soon.)
Paul Butler, an engineering intern at Facebook, made this image from a sample of 10 million Facebook friendship pairs. The map was created organically from the pairs, and the lines represent human relationships.
Okay, maybe mobile browsers rule (Although personally I find my mobile brower frustrating to use, slow and with insufficient screen clarity. But I guess that's just me.)
Facebook Places versus Foursquare (Some research on what people think about whether Facebook Places will overtake Foursquare, and some who don't care. And apologies to the creator of this graph and academics who have to identify sources in their papers -- I can't find the source for this anymore. If someone would like to point me to the owner, I would be more than happy to give approprate attribution.)
The social demographics of Facebook and Twitter. (Too bad the creators couldn't measure login by the hour: I wonder what the stats would look like then.)