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The Twitter Buzz Around 2014 New Year’s Resolutions [STATS]

The Twitter Buzz Around 2014 New Year's Resolutions

Social media analysis firm Crimson Hexagon has been tracking Twitter conversation around New Year’s resolutions, and found that since December 28, around when buzz started to peak about the topic, there have been more than 349,000 expressed opinions about New Year’s resolutions on Twitter.

Here’s a breakdown of the data.

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Twitter’s IPO: Negative Buzz And Facebook Dominate [GRAPH]

Twitter's IPO: Negative Buzz And Facebook Dominate [GRAPH]

The Twitter IPO is just a few days away, and people are flocking to the network to share their views on whether it will be a flop or a failure.

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Breaking Bad, Musical Tributes Top Twitter During Primetime Emmys [INFOGRAPHIC]

Breaking Bad, Strange Choreography Tops Twitter During Primetime Emmys [INFOGRAPHIC]It will come as no surprise to fans of the show that Breaking Bad was the most tweeted show during the Primetime Emmys. Of course, it helps that the first part of the two-episode series finale was airing during the broadcast.

Twitter has a long history of being the “second screen” during live TV, and last night’s Emmys were no exception. Nearly a million tweets were sent about the awards show, with top moments coming from Carrie Underwood, an “Oh, crap” speech from Jeff Daniels, bizarre choreography and lots, and lots, of Breaking Bad chatter.

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Conversation About London Fashion Week On Twitter Reaches Record Heights

Conversation About London Fashion Week On Twitter Reaches Record Heights

Conversation about London Fashion Week (#LFW) on Twitter soared to new levels this year with a rise in tweets of almost 20% compared with 2012.

Twitter and Topsy shared interesting data about London Fashion Week 2013, including highlights from headlining brands Burberry, Topshop, River Island, Rimmel London, Toni & Guy, Topshop and more.

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Target Vs. Walmart: Which Retailer Dominated Back-To-School Twitter Buzz? [CHART]

Back-to-school promotions provide fodder for much Twitter buzz, and mega-retailers Target and Walmart never miss the opportunity to drive the conversation.

Topsy put together a comparison of the two brands to see which one dominated 2013 back-to-school chatter on Twitter. Which one would you put your money on coming out on top?

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Syfy’s Sharknado Storms Twitter With More Than 440,000 Tweets

Last week, the Syfy network aired the much-buzzed-about Sharknado, a ridiculous made-for-TV movie about a tornado of sharks that rains on Los Angeles, starring Tara Reid.

And the reaction on Twitter was equally ridiculous. A breakdown of the stats, below.

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Michael Ian Black’s Sponsored Tweet For Dos Equis Gets Serious Flack From Twitterverse

Stand-up comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black has amassed almost 2 million Twitter followers since his first tweet pre-2010.

The Twitter early adopter is opinionated about everything from Angie Harmon’s hair to guitar solos – as well as his right to send and get paid for sponsored tweets.

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Teens And Adults Slam Each Other On Twitter With Equally Ridiculous Hashtags

Twitter: The place where old and new collide in every way. It’s the place where wit wins the day and where bullies of every variety can feel a little better about themselves by making someone else feel a little ‘less.’

And the latest war of words to take Twitter by storm is a hashtag battle between teens and adults – and it’s pretty funny. And kind of sad.

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Hot Twitter Topic: Revising Tweets

If you followed the Boston Marathon news last week on Twitter, you likely read lots of false information.

Many users tweeted the name of one “suspect” who wasn’t and there were endless “this is happening now!” assertions about events that (again) weren’t, from folks listening to scanners.

As a result, there a few red faces this week, embarrassed they tweeted such things – and kind of angry, it seems, at Twitter.

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#EdgyHeadlines Flips Gender; Illustrates Misogyny In Media And Culture

Ever wonder why men sabotage each other in the work place? Or if men can really “have it all,” with fulfilling work AND home lives?

No, of course not, those questions are ridiculous. And that’s the point of the #EdgyHeadlines hashtag on Twitter – to show just how misguided those questions (about women) really are.

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