People Like Chicken Nuggets & Other Things We Learned From Facebook
At Digg, we strive to understand what it means when you Digg, Like, Tweet, and LinkedIn Share, so that we can determine what people are most interested in reading about. Most, recently, we have found the most compelling data lies in a user's Facebook Timeline.
Using our Digg Social Reader, we uncovered that people like technology, chicken nuggets, and Mythbusters. Like a cocktail party, conversation on the Facebook Timeline includes mainly safe topics, leaving politics and religion at home.
Unaffected by optimization or online tricks that publishers use to drive traffic to their site, these stories are the most likely to represent popular sentiment. A scalable human curation is taking effect, and we're just getting started.