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July 03, 2015
We’ve all got BBQs, beaches, and fireworks on the brain, but let’s take some time to take a bite out of the social data around trending news stories this week before we officially hit the shores. And the backyards.
June 26, 2015
Summer slowdown, what summer slowdown? In the world of business and the overall news cycle, come the end of June everything simmers down a bit so we can all rest and recharge. That wasn’t the case this week as we saw a multitude of events and news stories hit the collected social psyche and the social conversations hard and fast.
June 23, 2015
Brian Williams/shutterstock In 2003, Facebook and other social networks basically didn't exist , and the soldiers who wanted to expose NBC News Anchor Brian Williams's exaggerations and lies about his time reporting from Iraq were reduced to leaving notes in the news vans of rival networks, and...
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June 19, 2015
If there’s one thing you need to know about digital media news, branding, and advertising, it’s that there’s always something new on the horizon. With Cannes Lions approaching and brands gearing up for summer campaigns, social platforms and tech releases are happening more frequently than ever. Here are all the bits of news you need t o know abo ut this we ek:
June 19, 2015
Whenever tragedies such as the shooting at the Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina occur, reaction on social media is swift. Time magazine has a collection of the reactions to the shooting, as well other responses on social and other media.
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June 12, 2015
This week people were buzzing on social about a fictional divorce (“The Simpsons” has been on for 27 seasons, I understand the attachment and resulting heartbreak there), and music festival acts gracing the stages of Gov Ball NYC. Starbucks PSL enthusiasts can rejoice in the release of six new flavors, and Apple’s WWDC garnered the tech set’s undivided attention. But yesterday afternoon’s news that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down overshadowed all other social conversations. The essential leader of the social media free world is outtie, social data is about to get incredibly meta.
June 09, 2015
I very recently wrote about how brands need to be careful when it comes to including themselves in the public discourse, especially when it comes to things like, say, the anniversary of one of our nation's greatest tragedies. Well, one brand has chosen to go a a different route, and to do so in the most disconcerting way possible.
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May 29, 2015
From FIFA to three more candidates jumping into the US presidential pool, lots of stories have been getting the social media world abuzz this week. We thought we wouldn’t have to hear about FIFA for another three years following last year’s World Cup in Brazil, but rumors of corruption have blown the floodgates wide open as the truth pours out. We’ve also made sure to keep a running tab on who’s winning the social media race as we get closer and closer to the 2016 US presidential elections and have the update on that neck-in-neck conversation.
May 22, 2015
This week has been a whirlwind of resurfacing fast food characters, corporate scandals, and surprise (not really a surprise), widespread discussion and analysis over a violent scene in Game of Thrones. Here’s a look at some of these top trending stories on social this week, and see what the social data reveals about what people really think.
May 08, 2015
This week, the world of social media celebrated several interesting “holidays,” from Cinco de Mayo to the unofficial Star Wars-tribute (May the 4th be with you, and also with you), and an homage to fashion at the Met Ball. Or in my opinion, a showcase of sheer depravity.