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Memorial Day on Twitter: The Good, the Great and the Tasteless

Twitter is abuzz with Memorial Day chatter.

There are mostly remembrances and respectful tweets, sprinkled with a few jokes about sales and (at least) one place attaching it to a marketing  campaign. There’s always one, isn’t there?

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Customers Bullish On Travel, Spending This Memorial Weekend, Says Social Sentiment Index [STUDY]

Are you traveling this Memorial Day weekend? Planning to do a little shopping, too?

You’re not alone. IBM’s Social Sentiment Index, which aggregates public opinion from Twitter, blogs, message forums and other social media channels, has revealed a 46 percent increase in the amount of conversations about Memorial Day travel over last year.

And there’s good news for retailers, too – the ratio of positive to negative comments about shopping this weekend is up five fold on 2011.

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