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By Gemma JoyceMar 22
Friday, Friday, Friday!
It’s that time again to reflect on some of the most talked about events on social this week.
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With #Euro2016 kicking off this weekend, we tracked mentions of the event across the world.
People are getting seriously excited.
— The Soccer Life (@TheSoccerLifee) June 9, 2016
— Sunday League (@SundayShoutsFC) June 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton took her social game to a whole new level after making history on Tuesday.
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
The moment saw social media erupt (just look at those retweets), and it had a huge impact on the Presidential candidates’ converasation in our live data viz.
We’ve been tracking the hype surrounding the upcoming E3 expo, finding it peaking on Wednesday this week with upward of 70k mentions on social media.
For all our data on E3 check out our dedicated post.
Kanye West celebrated his 39th birthday on Wednesday, with thousands of tweeters sending him well wishes using the hashtag #HappyBirthYe.
The topic cloud, containing some of the most used terms in the #HappyBirthYe conversation was overwhelmingly complimentary.
It was a good day to be Kanye West, mainly because of the size of the cake.
Happy Birthday Kanye, thank you for all of the inspiration you’ve given the world! pic.twitter.com/SoqTdkxWsZ
— Big Sean (@BigSean) June 8, 2016
As the EU Referendum draws nearer and the deadline for registering to vote draws to a messy close, we revealed our latest social data on the subject in this blog post.
Many complained about problems with the registration website on Tuesday night, which was meant to be the deadline. The deadline was extended to Thursday night to ensure everyone got to register who intended to.
Hillary Clinton became the first woman in the history of the United States to take the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.
Don’t let anyone tell you great things can’t happen in America. Barriers can come down. Justice & equality can win.https://t.co/5xcwapDvPJ
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 8, 2016
We tracked mentions of the remaining presidential candidates as the news broke. As Clinton took to the stage her mentions sky rocketed.
#ThankYouBernie and #HistoryMade trended through the early hours of Wednesday.
With the announcement of the next Bond star apparently imminent, we took a look at the data surrounding some of Twitter’s favorites.
Looking at a million mentions over the last 31 days, we took a look at the three top mentioned males and three top mentioned females who Twitter thinks could be taking the roll.
Looking at percentage scores for social sentiment, it looks like Emilia Clarke could be the most loved candidate.
Sam Mendes recently said that the next Bond won’t be the person people expect. Who do you think it’ll be?
Monday saw Discover Weekly playlists get updated, reminding us of some recent research we did on the wildly popular feature.
Read all about it here!
Sunday night saw Twitter go into a frenzy as the latest episode aired. We tracked over 70k tweets throughout the hour long episode.
You can read our spoiler heavy social data review of the show here.
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