How Do We Express Our Emotions Online?
By Sabrina DorronsoroMar 13
TGIF. It’s been one crazy week on social.
We kept an eye on the data surrounding some of the biggest events that got people talking this week.
From the Billboard Music Awards to the US release of X-men, it’s all right here.
Following a glitzy premiere, Alice Through the Looking Glass is out now.
Early reviews are mixed, with the critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes reading: “Alice Through the Looking Glass is just as visually impressive as its predecessor, but that isn’t enough to cover for an underwhelming story that fails to live up to its classic characters.”
Here’s what the conversation looks like on Twitter for the last seven days:
X-men Apocalypse arrives on the silver screen in the US this weekend. If you’ve not seen the action-packed trailer yet, here you go:
— X-Men Movies (@XMenMovies) May 27, 2016
In the last seven days (leading up to Friday morning EST) we tracked 340k tweets about the movie.
We also took a look at the top mentioned mutants on Twitter.
Thousands of tweeters got excited about Red Nose Day on Thursday with an overwhelmingly positive topic cloud.
A big Red Nose Day NBC special attracted thousands of mentions and some big names endorsed the event. Here are a few:
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 26, 2016
#rednoseday made an incredible 172,753,225 impressions on the day.
This week a UK based campaign was launched to combat misogynistic abuse online.
We conducted an analysis of mentions of the words “slut” and “whore” on Twitter, with some surprising results. You can read it in full here.
The campaign will include members from multiple parties and representatives from some of the biggest social networks in the world.
#BernieTrumpDebate trended all day on Thursday after the two candidates explored the possibility of a televised debate, leaving out Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
— Brandwatch React (@BW_React) May 26, 2016
Whether or not the debate will go ahead is fairly up in the air. The ideacame about after Trump said he’d be willing to take part in the debate for charity. Sanders responded positively.
Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 26, 2016
National Wine Day was celebrated on Wednesday, and there were plenty of tweeters partaking.
We counted over 1k tweets before 9am EST and it trended as the US woke up.
Tweeters got creative on Tuesday by offering slogans for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and it trended throughout the morning.
Her social sentiment rating really took a hit between the hours of 9:30am and 10:30am EST.Our live data viz will keep you up to date on how the remaining candidates are doing on Twitter.
This years glitzy Billboard Music Awards certainly didn’t disappoint on social. We tracked 73k tweets throughout the ceremony, finding some significant spikes along the way.
The celebrity spotters were definitely on the lookout, with Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Madonna the top mentioned stars of the night.
The latest episode got over 60k tweets in the hour it showed. Check out our new interactive Game of Thrones data viz and commentary here.
Business Insider reports that IMAX is teaming up with Google to build cinema quality virtual reality cameras.
Our recent post on virtual reality explored social media’s attitudes towards the technology, finding a whole lot of excitement.
The concept of virtual reality cinemas could just push tweeters over the edge.
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