Beating Beyonce – 5.8 Million Social Mentions for Super Bowl Power Outage

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The most buzz created on social media during the Super Bowl was not about Beyonce, but the power outage teeing her up.  According to an article on Mashable, conversations about technical difficulties during the stadium’s 34-minute blip accounting for 11% of the entire day’s online social activity.  Among mobile devices used for the social chatter, the iPhone was number-one, with a 60% share.  For more, including a Super Bowl infographic:  click here.

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Make 2013 the Year Your Business Embraces Social Media


Happy New Year!  Here’s a great article about embracing the basics of social media for your business or small venture, and one author’s encounter with a live social media interaction with a local restaurant on New Year’s Eve:  click here.

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Mayor Goes on Food Stamps – Best Social Media Story of 2012

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This is the best social media story of 2012, spawned by a challenge from a Twitter follower.  Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, tried living on food stamps for a week by spending just $4.32 per day.  He survived on canned corn and beans, and lots of sweet potatoes.  Sure, he’s a politician, and there’s probably some motivation for him to do this in the public eye, but he still tried it.  Visit his LinkedIn page for more, including what he ate via posts on the right side of the screen:

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Stuffing is Hottest for Thanksgiving

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The most popular side dish mentioned on social media is stuffing, according to an article on Mashable today and a study of 150,000 tweets by company Viralheat.  The next-closest?  Beloved mashed potatoes.  Also of note, pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert, with pecan pie as an honorable mention.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  See the full infographic:  click here.

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39% of U.S. Adults Discuss Politics on Social Media

On the eve of the 2012 Presidential election, here’s an interesting look at the top-five stories so far on social media during this campaign, from Big Bird to Clint Eastwood:  click here.

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