During one of the Labs team’s recent hackathons, fellow assistant editor Jonna Humphries and I decided to delve into the magic of graphics. In search of a simple way to visualize information, we turned to visual.ly, a social network for infographic designers. Fortunately for us, they have a feature that pulls data from the Facebook API, allowing us to present information about our Washington Post Social Reader Fan Page audience in a way that is not only fun to look at it, but easy to understand.
What did we learn? Let’s take a look at the big picture over the course of the past month:
If you’re a Social Reader fan, you’re likely female. You’re also likely visiting from the U.S., India, Pakistan, or the U.K. And we’re thrilled to report that you’re helping to share Washington Post Social Reader stories with over two million others on Facebook.
We are delighted to have discovered the support of such a diverse group of fans. If you have feedback about the types of stories you’re seeing and reading, we’d love to hear your thoughts — feel free to leave a comment below, or email us directly. Happy social reading!