World’s most ‘social’ landmarks named

Posted at 06/26/2012 3:57 PM | Updated as of 06/26/2012 3:59 PM
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)