USA Olympians Ranked by Growth in followers during August
I’m a huge fan of the Olympics and hold a party every time to watch the Opening Ceremonies. I thought it would be fun to see which athletes at the 2016 Rio games had the most social media followers and which ones saw the most growth in followers during the Games. The list above is all the USA Olympians who saw their Instagram follower counts double after the Games were over (only those with at least 4000 followers were included). The list below is the top 20 with the most followers regardless of growth. Male basketball players feature prevalently, not to my surprise. But it was nice to see Serena and Alex Morgan up there in the top 5 along with Simone Biles at #7.
Disclaimer: The data in this post is approximate and not 100% verified or factual.
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I did a previous post on the Top 20 Megachurches and noticed while researching the pastors that, boy, have they written a lot of books! Holy cow. I thought it was just Joel Osteen, but I was wrong. The graphic above is the approximate number of books written* by the pastors of the top 50 megachurches according to one ranking list I found**. 476 books total! How do they have so much to say to write 10, 15, 30 books?! And are they writing these during work time when they should be doing other things for their church? Are they getting rich off these books? Tons of the these churches or pastors have an online store on their website to sell the books and dvds and study guide companions, which is a huge turn off for me. The whole thing just made me groan. It’s such a business and kind of feels like a scam. I doubt Jesus would have wanted it this way.
Nov 21, 2014 marks the beginning of my blog. It’s actually November 20, but it’s past midnight, which is a sign I should not be putting together a fabulous post, but going to bed.
I plan to use this site to post fun data graphs and analysis I’ve done, but also mix in some posts about some of my favorite topics- tennis, snowboarding, documentaries, theology, etc. I love when I come across interesting things when querying databases and wanted a place to share them with others. I work as a software and database developer and love working with SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, and database and visualization tools. I also have several years’ experience as a .Net developer.