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Published July 22nd 2016

React: GOP Convention, Ghostbusters & Harry Potter: This Week’s Social Round-up

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Prince George celebrates 3rd Birthday (Friday)

Harry Potter fans celebrate book anniversary (Thursday)

Ted Cruz gets booed at GOP Convention (Wednesday)

Trump officially named Republican nominee (Tuesday)

Melania Trump’s speech sparks plagiarism allegations (Monday)

Pokémon Go continues to wow (Weekend)

Ghostbusters opens to mixed reviews (Weekend)

Prince George celebrates 3rd birthday

Thousands of people took to social media on Friday to wish Prince George a happy birthday.

Prince George

Clarence House tweeted the following pictures of the young Prince to celebrate.

The Royal Family were promptly accused of animal abuse as the Prince was photographed feeding ice cream to a dog.

Happy Birthday Prince George.


Fans celebrate nine years since the final Harry Potter book

Harry Potter fans got #9YearsDeathlyHallows trending on Thursday as they celebrated nine years since the final book with GIFs and the outpouring of emotion.


Ted Cruz gets booed at GOP Convention

Wednesday evening saw Ted Cruz get booed at #RNCinCle, as well as Donald Trump awkwardly trying to kiss Mike Pence, in what was another memorable evening of GOP drama.

dAY 3 MENTIONS

You can read all our data on the GOP Convention here.


Trump officially named Republican nominee

Our #GOPconvention data has been full of surprises but Trump’s official naming as the Republican nominee for President of the United States hasn’t been one of them.

GOP DAY 2 mention volume

The news sparked around 100k tweets in an hour on Tuesday at around 7pm.

Check out the full social data story for days one and two of the #GOPConvention here.


Melania Trump’s speech sparks plagiarism allegations

We’ve been closely tracking the #GOPConvention on social, but we never expected to see #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes trending.

GOP DAY 1 Top mentioned speakers

The hashtag refers to plagiarism allegations surrounding Melania Trump’s speech after it was revealed that it had striking similarities with a speech delivered by Michelle Obama in 2008.


Pokémon Go continues to wow

Recently we took a look at the internet’s epic reaction to the release of Pokémon Go.

Here’s our updated data – we’ve now tracked 13.2 million mentions of the game across social.

Pokemon go update 17 July

Meanwhile, the geo-tagged mention map that demonstrates the global response has blurred even more. The USA is basically a big blue blob of Pokémon joy.

Pokemon world response 17 July

Ghostbusters opens to mixed reviews

The weekend saw the new Ghostbusters movie hit theatres across the globe.

We took a look at the data behind the very mixed response the film seems to be getting online.

Ghostbusters mention volume

You can read the full story here.


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