Social TV and Trending Topics: What's Hot Right Now
September 09, 2011
In honor of last night's NFL opener, here's what Packers and Saints fans like to watch on TV when they're not watching football.
September 07, 2011
If social media buzz reflects anything about viewers' interest in new shows, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is in great position for its Oct. 23 premiere.
August 17, 2011
The very same Twitter currently obsessing over Trending Topics such as #ReplaceMovieNamesWithVoldemort actually served as a conduit for public-minded discourse on Monday.
August 12, 2011
Bluefin Labs' new data-mining project reveals what the people who talk about a particular brand -- in this case, Mountain Dew -- also talk about when it comes to TV. Congratulations, "Problem Solverz."
August 10, 2011
The top five cities tweeting about "Jersey Shore" lately are Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami, New Orleans and ... London?
July 27, 2011
Spotify garnered more than 64,000 Twitter mentions on the day it arrived in the U.S., but it's fallen back below iTunes' buzz on Twitter -- well below.
July 20, 2011
Even the sensational scandal at News Corp. couldn't distract the Twittersphere from talking about "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
July 15, 2011
Can you guess what other shows people who love FX's 'Wilfred' are talking about?
July 13, 2011
So far the Boycott-Murdoch movement is sort of a nothing sandwich.
June 29, 2011
Current isn't releasing overall viewer numbers for Keith Olbermann's new show, so let's go to another measure: the Trendrr chart!
June 14, 2011
The media chatter about "Super 8" has been super … weird. We've gotten to the point at which we're not just content to discuss the artistic merit, entertainment value and box office of blockbusters. No, we now also have to busy ourselves picking apart their pre-release marketing strategies.
Poor Steve Jobs Had to Go Head to Head With Weinergate in the Twitter Buzzstakes. And the Weiner Is …
June 08, 2011
It's rather surreal timing when you think about it: On the same day that Apple launched its iCloud service ("The new way to store and access your content"), the tech giant got its media thunder stolen by a tearful congressman who suddenly manned up and stopped blaming ... the cloud.
June 01, 2011
Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sold 1.11 million copies in its first week, thanks in part to a massive performance-enhancing injection from Amazon, which reportedly sold more than 400,000 copies of the album in its 99-cent digital-download flash sales. Not fair for Gaga to get to be in the million-seller's club, right? Well, she still got her full royalty, because Amazon paid the wholesale price for "Born This Way."
May 04, 2011
Twitter has been all, well, you know, lately -- but expect its attention to return to "American Idol" tonight.
April 27, 2011
Despite nonstop media coverage of Donald Trump's every last asinine utterance over the past many weeks, on Twitter his buzz has been relatively moderate.
April 15, 2011
Let me start by pointing out that as I write this Friday morning, "Hard Nipples" and "Atlas Shrugged" are currently two of the top Twitter Trending Topics. Alas, the memes are not related.
March 25, 2011
I'm really sorry to say this, but Rebecca Black -- the 13-year-old "singer" suddenly famous for a teeth-gratingly bad vanity music video for the brain-numbingly awful song "Friday"-- takes the top spot in our weekly Top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter.
March 18, 2011
Despite ongoing turmoil and tragedy around the world, the Twittersphere seemed eager to return to its usual order of business this week: obsessing about pop culture and amusing itself with silly hashtag memes.
March 11, 2011
As I write this late Friday morning, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami have effectively taken over Twitter's Trending Topics list, including the hashtag meme "#prayforjapan." Also trending for awhile this morning: "Godzilla."
February 25, 2011
This week's Top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter chart was rocked by a bit of drama within the Twitter ecosystem itself.