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Facebook data shows U.S. Football fans

Updated: Friday, October 18 2013, 09:47 AM CDT

It's long been a dream of mankind to put together a map showing the geographic locations of NFL fanbases. The CommonCensus map tried to do it though polling; we took a crack at one based solely on proximity.
But all previous efforts have been self-selecting or otherwise flawed.
If only there was a massive database of millions of Americans
identifying their favorite teams, with precise geographic information
included.


This is exactly that. Facebook's Data Science team has combed the more than 35 million users who have "liked" a team's fan page, and put it into graphic form, down to the county level. Sean Taylor,
who headed the research and analysis, was kind enough to send along the
high-resolution maps. Click the overall fandom map above to enlarge.


CLICK here to read more: http://deadspin.com/5979970/facebook-data-provides-the-most-accurate-nfl-fandom-map-ever-created

Facebook data shows U.S. Football fans


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