|A map showing the world's most "social" landmarks. Photo courtesy of Facebook
MANILA, Philippines – Sports stadiums and parks are the most “social” landmarks in the world, according to Facebook.
The social media giant recently measured “check-ins” or location-based posts made by Facebook’s nearly 900 million users in 25 cities worldwide.
Of the number, seven are sports stadiums/arenas, six are parks/gardens, two are amusement parks, two are concert arenas, and two are shopping centers/malls.
The rest are houses of worship, casinos and night clubs.
Four Asian attractions made it to the list – Lotte World in South Korea, Universal Studios in Singapore, Tokyo Dome in Japan and India’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a house of worship.
“Looking deeper into the data, we saw that shopping is popular internationally: malls and outdoor markets appear within the top 10 landmarks for 19 of 25 cities,” Facebook said in a statement.
It added that cities with warmer climates had more check-ins to outdoor spots, while those with cooler weather showed more activities in indoor concert halls and bars.
Below is Facebook’s list of most “social” spots, arranged alphabetically:
- Auckland, New Zealand: Eden Park (sports arena)
- Barcelona, Spain: Camp Nou (football stadium)
- Berlin, Germany: Kurfurstendamm (famous avenue)
- Buenos Aires, Argentina: Unicenter Shopping (shopping center)
- Chicago, Illinois: Wrigley Field (baseball stadium)
- Copenhagen, Denmark: Tivoli Gardens (amusement park/gardens)
- Delhi, India: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (house of worship)
- Dublin, Ireland: The O2 Dublin (concert arena)
- Johannesburg, South Africa: Montecasino (casino)
- London, United Kingdom: The O2 (concert arena)
- Los Angeles, California: Staples Center (sports arena)
- Melbourne, Australia: Crown Casino Melbourne (casino)
- Mexico City, Mexico: Centro Historico de la Ciudad de Mexico (main plaza)
- Moscow, Russia: Propaganda (night club)
- New York City, New York: Times Square (public space)
- Olso, Norway: TGI Friday’s Aker Brygge (restaurant)
- Paris, France: Avenue de Champs-Elysees (famous avenue)
- Rome, Italy: Colloseo (historic stadium)
- San Francisco, California: AT&T Park (baseball stadium)
- Sao Paulo, Brazil: Parque do Ibirapuera (major urban park)
- Seoul, South Korea: Lotte World (amusement park/recreational complex)
- Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore (amusement park)
- Stockholm, Sweden: Grona Lund (amusement park)
- Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Dome (baseball stadium)
- Toronto, Canada: Rogers Centre (sports stadium)