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eBay’s Top Shopped List Reveals America’s Cultural Obsessions From 2011 eBay’s Top Shopped List Reveals America’s Cultural Obsessions From 2011
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You can tell a lot about someone by how they shop. In that same vein, can you also tell a lot about a country by how they shop? eBay has issued their 3rd-annual “Top Shopped” report, where they analyze all …

On Twitter, The Most Influential Person Is… On Twitter, The Most Influential Person Is…

A new study from Hewlett-Packard Labs has analyzed trends and topics on Twitter in order to suss out how certain Tweeters influence the trending topics that fluctuate throughout any given day. Based on their data and findings, they’ve also been …

Top 10 Internet Memes of 2011 Top 10 Internet Memes of 2011
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What do you remember most about 2011? So far, we’ve looked at the most tweeted events, Facebook’s top status trends, celebrities who joined Twitter, Twitter’s top topics and hashtags, Yahoo’s most searched items, AOL/Ask’s most searched for items, and Bing’s most searched for items. So, that leaves the top Internet memes of the year.

Facebook’s Top Status Trends of 2011 Facebook’s Top Status Trends of 2011
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Now it’s Facebook’s turn to talk about the trends it has seen over the course of 2011, and considering how many people are on Facebook, and how often they’re on it, this might be the most telling list yet of …

Top Searches of 2011 (According to Bing) Top Searches of 2011 (According to Bing)
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Bing has revealed its top searched terms for 2011, and believe it or not, Justin Bieber takes top prize. Then, in the number two position, it’s Kim Kardashian of course. You know, the stuff people need information about. Bing is …

Al Davis Passes Away, Becomes Active Twitter Trend Al Davis Passes Away, Becomes Active Twitter Trend

The controversial owner of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, has passed away at the age of 82. For most sports fans, whether they are fans of the Raiders or not, have memories of the outspoken Davis, and while he’s become …

NBA Lockout Trends Again As Training Camps Don’t Open NBA Lockout Trends Again As Training Camps Don’t Open
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Yesterday, the NBA was supposed to open its doors, allowing teams to participate in their training camp activities. Of course, the ridiculous and contentious lockout continues unabated as the two sides — players and owners — try to split a …

Emmys 2011: Can Online Buzz Predict The Winners? Emmys 2011: Can Online Buzz Predict The Winners?
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The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmys are Sunday, and there is already a ton of chatter across social media channels about the nominated shows and actors. In fact, there has been quite a lot of chatter since the nominations were announced …

Tweeting the NFL Tweeting the NFL

After the summer of discontent, the NFL saved its season, and is primed for it to start, which happens tomorrow night (Thursday) when the New Orleans Saints play the Green Bay Packers. The first game of the season features the …

Jim Thome Hits 600th Home Run, Trends on Twitter Jim Thome Hits 600th Home Run, Trends on Twitter

Considering the iron-clad grip Major League Baseball holds on its highlight footage–unreasonably so, truth be told–so there’s no telling how long the lead video will last. So enjoy it while you can. What it is is Jim Thome hitting his …

Netflix Price Increase Infuriates The Interwebs Netflix Price Increase Infuriates The Interwebs
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I’m sure that when the people over at Netflix submitted their blog post about the new prices yesterday, they expected some level of backlash. How could they not? In short, they turned a service that cost $10 into a service …

Searching Oprah Searching Oprah
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This week, Oprah is filming the final episodes of her long-running daytime staple The Oprah Winfrey Show. Because of this fact, the internet is feeling the Oprah buzz and we have just received some information from Yahoo about just how …

Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter

While it’s doubtful most people know the origins of the Friday the 13th legend — guilty — there’s no denying the fact that when a Friday falls on the 13th, there’s the slightest sense of dread in the air, as …

TV Loves Twitter TV Loves Twitter
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While this is not anything surprising or groundbreaking, the television medium is ate up with the idea of using Twitter to establish some kind of audience interaction. Again, this evolution has been fairly obvious, but the concept hit one of …

Star Wars Day on Twitter, It Is Star Wars Day on Twitter, It Is

Actually, Star Wars Day extends well beyond Twitter, but considering the “micro-blogging” site is the utility of choice when it comes to online communication, and the trending topics are a great barometer for what’s popular in the world at this …

Content Discovery Trends Content Discovery Trends

Related link widget providers Outbrain have just released to their blog their first ever study of content discovery trends. How do people access content across the internet? While search still drives the majority of content discovery, social media is beginning …

Dailymotion Introduces On-Demand Content Hubs

Online video site Dailymotion has launched on-demand, curated content hubs focused on timely events.

In real time, Dailymotion says its curation team can flag and respond to major news events or trends, such as a Twitter search trend, curate related content and launch a hub around the topic.

Tweetbeat Launches for Following Events Without Hashtags

Kosmix announced Tweetbeat today. A representative for the company tells WebProNews this product will "change the way that we observe and participate in live events forever." A bit dramatic perhaps, but it did just go live and provides tweets about major events, in real-time. 

It’s dubbed as a way to keep up with live sports, headline news, TV shows, conferences, etc. The company tell us it is significant because:

-  It bubbles up the most important/talked about events happening on Twitter

Twitter Launches Local Trends for Everyone
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For a week or so, some Twitter users have been seeing a new feature called Local Trends. This feature shows users things that are being heavily talked about at the city and state levels. Twitter has now announced that the feature is live for all users.

More Media/Ad Trend Predictions for 2010
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In a recent article, we looked at some predictions from Nielsen for advertising trends in 2010. These included optimizing media convergence being a top priority, new models emerging to take advantage of smartphones, more cross-media ad campaigns, an increase in commercialization of social networking hubs, and more interesting and interactive online ads.

Google Shares Search Predictions
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This time of year everybody likes to start making predictions about where industries are heading. This is especially true in the search industry. My guess is that we will see quite a few pieces this month regarding where search is going in 2010. These can make for entertaining reads and get the mind going with regards to how we are going to have to plan for an ever-changing future of search engine marketing.