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Bad Boys, Scandal Beat Game Of Thrones (And THAT Scene) In Twitter TV Ratings

Bad Boys, Scandal Beat Game Of Thrones (And THAT Scene) In Twitter TV Ratings

ESPN’s 30 for 30: Bad Boys, an affectionate look at the love-to-hate Detroit Pistons NBA basketball franchise of the late 1980s and 90s, topped Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings for the week April 14-20, beating off strong competition from ABC’s Scandal and HBO’s Game Of Thrones.

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Facebook Drove 21% Of All Social Referral Traffic In March (Pinterest 7%, Twitter Just 1%) [STATS]

Facebook Drove 21% Of All Social Referral Traffic In March (Pinterest 7%, Twitter Just 1%) [STATS]

Facebook accounted for one in every five social media referrals in March 2014, a percentage point gain of almost six percent since December of last year, reveals new data from Shareaholic.

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You Think You Tweet A Lot? Meet The Twitter User That Has Sent More Than 37 Million Tweets

You Think You Tweet A Lot? Meet The Twitter User That Has Sent More Than 37 Million Tweets

How many times do you tweet each day? Ten? Fifty? More than a hundred?

Whatever your number, I guarantee it will be chump change in comparison compared to Twitter’s most prolific user, who, at the time of writing, has written and sent more than 37 million tweets since first joining the micro-blogging social network on August 5, 2009.

Which, when you break it down, works out to a ridiculous 22,152 tweets per day.

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Getting Started With Social Media – Key Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]

Getting Started With Social Media - Key Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]

New to social media? It’s a pretty steep learning curve, with the different social platforms, and the business of social media itself, chock full of buzzwords, features and norms.

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The Top 10 Most Popular Football Teams On Twitter [STATS]

The Top 10 Most Popular Football Teams On Twitter [STATS]

Football – or soccer if you’re in North America – has some 3.5 billion fans across the globe, making it far and away the most popular sport in the world.

That popularity has quickly bled into social media. Indeed, football’s adage that it’s “played by millions, and watched by billions” could equally be applied to Twitter, with the top clubs (and athletes) each boasting millions of fans. But which teams are faring best?

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How Big Was The Game Of Thrones Season 4 Premier On Twitter And Facebook? [STATS]

How Big Was The Game Of Thrones Season 4 Premier On Twitter And Facebook? [STATS]

Did you watch “Two Swords”, the first episode of the much-anticipated season 4 of Game Of Thrones?

You’re certainly not alone. Screened as a simulcast across both the U.S. and UK, the show broke the viewership record for Thrones with more than 8 million tuning in. And that buzz quickly moved to Twitter and Facebook.

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The 20 Most Popular Brands On Twitter [STATS]

The 20 Most Popular Brands On Twitter [STATS]

@YouTube remains the top, most-followed brand on Twitter, with its more than 40 million followers placing it well ahead of all other brands, including the official @Twitter profile.

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The 10 Most Popular People On Twitter [STATS]

The 10 Most Popular People On Twitter [STATS]

Katy Perry, who became the first Twitter user to reach 50 million followers in January of this year, maintains her position as Twitter’s most-followed profile, with a lead now well in excess of one million followers over second-placed (and former number one) Justin Bieber.

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Twitter Ad Revenue Forecast To Exceed $1 Billion In 2014 [STATS]

Twitter Ad Revenue Forecast To Exceed $1 Billion In 2014 [STATS]

Twitter’s advertising revenue is on track to exceed $1 billion in 2014, up from $594.9 million last year, with further accelerated income from ads envisaged through 2016, reports eMarketer.

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Instagram Now Has More U.S. Smartphone Users Than Twitter [STATS]

Instagram Now Has More U.S. Smartphone Users Than Twitter [STATS]

Instagram usage surged almost 35 percent in the U.S. alone in 2013, and the platform now rivals Twitter for monthly active users (MAUs), with more than 40 million people in the States expected to use Instagram this year, compared to Twitter’s 43.2 million, reports eMarketer.

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