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It seems that with all the hoopla of Google’s latest ventures (i.e. Google Buzz, Google Wave, and the various other new application and updates) we tend to forget what Google’s focal point is… SEARCH! But with all the extra add-ons and applications I don’t think Google has forgotten its strongest seller and are still trying [...]
Google has definitely taken notice of Twitter’s user-friendly and real-time search. With the idea of a merger that can change the entire game for search engines, Google just may need to reevaluate how much it could gain from a deal with Twitter. If Google merges with Twitter it would be the second major search agreement Google has made with a social networking site after striking a deal with MySpace in 2006.
Reuters recently reported that Nielsen’s research shows “57 percent of TV viewers in the U.S. who have Internet access using both mediums at the same time at least once a month.” This comes as no surprise to me. It seems that whenever I’m watching TV I usually am on one or more social networking sites, or looking up some background information on a show.
September 11th is an unforgettable date that causes most Americans to stop and remember the sad events that happened on that day. For hours on end the world was focused on the media trying to get an understanding of what exactly was happening. The attacks that day stole the lives of nearly 3,000 people in the Pentagon building in Washington, DC, the crash of United Airlines flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania and the World Trade Center in New York City.
This is a list of recent trending topics on Twitter. Ever wonder why they are number one? To be honest I don’t think I ever participated in one nor have I bothered to click on one. I decided to research the topics by visiting each “forum” and see what people are talking about and why.
Last Friday Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie Bruno came out and topped box offices with a whopping $30.4 Million, only to see diminishing returns for the remainder of the weekend. It is unusual that a movie begins to drop just the day after, but in Bruno’s case it did. The newest installment of the Harry Potter series opened this past Wednesday with an unheard of $104 million worldwide, with more people expected to see it this coming weekend. Despite Bruno not having great success after its opening day compared to Harry Potter’s unrivaled success, both of these movies have one glaring commonality; both of these film’s online reviews were negative.
Twitter’s trending topics are the top ten keywords that are being tweeted at that time. Recently MJ has been a leading trending topic. The trending topics range from anything that has been in current events such as #iranelections, to #hashtag keywords that people create to start a twitter-wide conversation with topics such as #truth or #lies. Not all trending topics are #hastags, for example, the few non #hashtag trending topics right now are Chuck Norris, Michael Jackson, Harry Potter, Pirates, Sotomayor, and Bruno. Side Note: Hashtags are tags preceded by the “#” symbol and are generally used by Tweeps who wish to follow what is being said about a particular subject whether or not you are actually following the Tweeps.
I personally did not watch the complete memorial event but with all of the information on the web via social sites, social media sites, and social news sites, I feel like I was somewhat there. Apparently, unlike most of the world, I had to work that day. The gloved one has taken over the internet since his death and the buzz has not seemed to have slowed down as of yet.