It’s no secret that social media has replaced traditional news forms as the initial informant to the masses. Furthermore, news outlets have embraced a more crowd-sourced approach to curating breaking events and collective reactions. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to abolish DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and Prop 8, I decided to compile some data to analyze same sex marriage on Twitter, as quite an interesting ripple permeated the platform yesterday. I pulled these stats using an awesome analytics tool on three of the top trending hashtags in relation to the court’s ruling yesterday: #DOMA; #Prop8 and #LoveIsLove. Here are a few key takeaways from those who took to Twitter: 1. At approximately 6 am PST, we collectively started caring tweeting more about #DOMA and #Prop8 than we did about our morning coffee. For the first time ever. Yes… Ever. I would imagine a significant population had to physically … Continue reading
Nowadays, you can get the latest news just by logging on to Facebook and Twitter. After last night’s 2012 Academy Awards, it appears skin is in. The buzz about Angelina Jolie’s leg flash and Jennifer Lopez’s wardrobe malfunction made their mark on the Twitterverse with their very own profiles. Less than 24 hours after the event, @AngiesRightLeg has acquired an outstanding 14,123 followers, while @JLosNipple trails with 2,474 followers. Angelina Jolie inspired a new meme and according to Oscar.com, was the #1 trending topic on Twitter. While, second went to the winner for Best Picture – The Artist. Other popular Twitter trends during the Oscars included Nick Nolte, Sacha Baron Cohen spilling “Kim Jong-il’s ashes” on Ryan Seacrest, and Octavia Spencer winning the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar. So the question is… whose tweets will YOU be following? Be sure to follow Wpromote on Twitter!
If you haven’t logged into Twitter recently, then we highly suggest you do. On December 8th, Twitter unveiled a complete new look for Twitter.com, TweetDeck, and it’s mobile apps. Chairman of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, attributed the full design overhaul as a way to make Twitter “simpler not just for people already engaged but easier for new people to discover it and find value in it.” My initial thought is that it does just that. Right off the bat, you will notice the layout has changed, with tweets now appearing smaller and on the right side of the page. Three new navigation tabs along the top were also implemented – Home, @Connect and #Discover. The Home tab, is similar to the previous Home, now with an easier way to embed content. The @Connect tab is the new source for all of your connections and hosts all tweets in which you are … Continue reading
Charlie Sheen may have made a huge impression in 2011, but not enough to make “winning” the most popular Twitter hashtag this year. Twitter recently released a list of the most-used hashtags of 2011, with the top being #egypt and #tigerblood. Here are the top hashtags of the year, according to Twitter: 1. #egypt 2. #tigerblood 3. #threewordstoliveby 4. #idontunderstandwhy 5. #japan 6. #improudtosay 7. #superbowl 8. #jan25 Japan, we agree. Super Bowl, yah it’s a pretty big deal in the US. But #idontunderstandwhy? I guess we don’t understand. So we thought we’d make a list of our own. Here is a list of our favorite hashtags from 2011: – #thingslongerthankimsmarriage – #thankyousteve - #prayforjapan – #winning – #inthe90s – #rw2011 – #theawkwardmoment – #11/11/11 If you ever think you’re missing out on the latest scoop, we guarantee that, aside from Google, Twitter will be able to provide you with … Continue reading
It all began with a few mistaken @replies on Twitter and one hilarious response – “Btw, tweeting @Irene doesn’t deliver messages to the hurricane. Sorry.” No surprise, this past weekend’s most trending topic was “#Irene”. With cancelled flights and mandatory evacuations, as long as people had the Internet, they could maintain a bit of sanity. Naturally, people from all over (the majority from the east coast) turned to Twitter to voice their frustration. But instead of using the common hashtag, many replied to @Irene, owned by Twitter user Irene Tien from New York. When I first saw this tweet, besides thinking it was brilliantly witty, I couldn’t help but wonder what she’d do with all those mentions. Delete her account? Actually respond? As if it wasn’t annoying enough to accept the fact that your name would now be associated with one of the biggest weather headlines of the year, I can only imagine the amount of … Continue reading
Continuing from yesterdays list of “The Real Geek-Girls” (not fictional ones as mentioned in our “Chic to be Geek” post) worthy of our time, respect, and admiration, I would like to note that these women are geeks based on either their perception of themselves, or more specifically to this post because I have deemed them to be a part of the geek culture. Just as I have selected in The Real Geek-Girls (Part 1), these outstanding women have some type of Geek credentials… not credentials handled by a specific government, but rather by an international group much like S.H.I.E.L.D… but for geeks, not spies and whatnot (Jill… I saw that tweet). Veronica Belmont Belmont is so far out of my league, not because of her striking good looks, but because I am so far behind the times when it comes to cell phone technology and overall gadget use… oh, and … Continue reading