The Independent Group: The Hour-by-Hour Story of Launch Day in Social Data
By Gemma JoyceFeb 19
Published July 22nd 2016
Here’s some fast data on some of the most talked about moments of the week.
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Thousands of people took to social media on Friday to wish Prince George a happy birthday.
Clarence House tweeted the following pictures of the young Prince to celebrate.
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 22, 2016
The Royal Family were promptly accused of animal abuse as the Prince was photographed feeding ice cream to a dog.
RSPCA issues ice cream warning over Prince George birthday snap https://t.co/qLCyis6xWi
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 22, 2016
Happy Birthday Prince George.
Harry Potter fans got #9YearsDeathlyHallows trending on Thursday as they celebrated nine years since the final book with GIFs and the outpouring of emotion.
“oh harry potter is back again”
— ㅤreece (@magicaItroye) July 21, 2016
— Alyssa Taylor (@MsMarvelGirl6) July 21, 2016
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.
You can read all our data on the GOP Convention here.
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.
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.
We’ve been closely tracking the #GOPConvention on social, but we never expected to see #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes trending.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can read the full story here.
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