Wednesday, April 22, 2009

this is crazy. 150,000 networked via facebook.

MORNING UPDATE - in a slightly unrelated context:

click here if the video does not pop up.

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I logged into facebook this evening an it said:

"There are 149,586 people in the Youngstown, OH network."

This is nuts.

There are 80,000 people in the city.
There are 700,000 abouts in our OH-PA region.

However, Facebook networks already exist for Columbiana OH, East Liverpool OH, Ravenna OH, Ashtabula OH, Sharon PA, and New Castle PA. So every direction immediate to Youngstown has its own network. There is, however, no Warren OH network.

So if you then take only Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, by census data there are about 450,000 people. Chop of 20% automatically cause of people older than 65 or younger than 5 years old.

Isn't 150,000 for Youngstown just a really really high number?

interestingly, "there are 324,217 people in the Columbus OH network".

How can it be Youngstown's Network is only half that of Columbus'?

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can we attribute the size of the network to the diaspora?

how large are the networks for other regions? Cleveland? Pittsburgh?

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