TV Shows, Movies With the Most-Engaged Fans on GetGlue
This week's mid-season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom about a group awesomely geeky friends, roped in a record-breaking 19.25 million viewers The show also tops the final 2012 scorecard (see infographic below) for scripted shows with the most activity — for live episodes and re-runs combined — on social entertainment platform GetGlue. Activity includes check-ins, likes, reviews and unlocking stickers. For activity during episode premieres, fantasy drama Once Upon a Time re...
5 Fascinating Facts We Learned From Reddit Last Week
Spend a little time with r/TodayILearned, r/AskScience and r/ExplainLikeImFive, and you'll be brimming with cocktail party conversation starters in no time. SEE ALSO: 12 Bizarre Subreddits You Shouldn't Live Without We've plucked our faves from the week gone by. What have you learned from Reddit lately? ...
Teen Thrown in Jail After Boasting About Drunk Driving on Facebook
People use Facebook to spread news about job promotions, marriages and pregnancies, but one Oregon teen took sharing to a new level by boasting about his drunk driving. Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, posted a status update that exposed his New Year's Day crime Earlier that day, at around 1 a.m., police in Astoria, Ore. found evidence that two cars had been in a collision, according to local reports. Later on, police received a private message from one of Cox-Brown's Facebook friends that "got this c...
36 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
Turning the calendar to a new year generally brings both an opportunity to reflect on the past year and an earnest sense of hopefulness that this year will be an even better one If your new year's resolution was to become more technology savvy, but you've been laid low all week from too much eating and partying -- you've come to the right place. At Mashable, we've resolved to bring you even more thorough coverage of the latest innovations, both physical and digital. At the end of each week, we r...
The Biggest Tech Controversies of 2013 (So Far)
The apocalypse didn't arrive in 2012, the world kept spinning and we made it to 2013. The top comments of the new year centered on an evaluation of our priorities and a look ahead at what's to come. We're only a week into the new year, but we're already discussing parenting, First Amendment rights and problems arising for LinkedIn. Will 2013 be the year that every child becomes the owner a smartphone? It was certainly the year that mother and blogger Janell Burley Hofmann decided that her 13-ye...
Art Organizations Say Social Media Plays a Major Role in Operations
Nearly 1,300 art organizations said the Internet has played a major role in today's art world -- from expanding audiences, finding new artists and art appreciators, and even broadening the definition of art itself The study was conducted by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The organizations surveyed have all received funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in recent years Seventy-seven percent of respondents agreed with the statement tha...
5 Lessons Companies Can Learn From the Instagram Fallout
Dallas Lawrence is the chief global digital strategist for Burson-Marsteller. He writes about emerging media trends, online reputation management and digital issue advocacy. Connect with him on Twitter @dallaslawrence. In our modern social media universe, where billions of tweets, likes, pins, video uploads and views occur every 24 hours, two weeks can seem like an eternity. It probably feels that way for Facebook and its recent billion-dollar Instagram acquisition. They have weathered two wee...
Actress Megan Fox Joins Twitter and Tweets About 'Star Wars'
Less than 24 hours after joining Twitter, Transformers actress Megan Fox has confessed her love for Star Wars with hashtag #StarWarsNerd following a photo upload of an R2-D2 toy Fox entered Twitter's birdcage Thursday with a username she didn't want: "Every possible version of my name is already in use so for now my Twitter handle is [@MeganFox516]," she told her fans in a Facebook post announcing her new Twitter account. SEE ALSO: 50 Most Memorable Tweets of 2012 | How Music Ruled Twitter in 2...
Meet Tumblr's First Artist in Residence
For more than 100 years, artist-in-residence programs at colleges, museums and municipalities have allowed artists to immerse themselves in a new community to create original works and build their portfolios. In September, that opportunity was offered to Roger Biersborn by one of the biggest art communities in the world: Tumblr. In 2012, the blogging network made the top 10 list of the most visited sites in the world, thanks in part to more than 20 billion posts. More recently, "Tumblr" surpasse...
Facebook Starts Sending Out Notices for Sponsored Stories Settlement
If you receive a message purporting to be from Facebook with the subject "LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION" -- don't worry, it's legitimate. Facebook is sending proposed settlement notices to members of a class-action lawsuit against the company's use of Sponsored Stories. Facebook's offer of $20 million to settle the case was granted preliminary approval by the courts in December. An email detailing the reason behind the lawsuit as well as the terms of the settlement was sent to users...
Facebook Adds Voice Messaging to Its Messenger App
Facebook added the ability to send voice messages to its Messenger app for iOS and Android Thursday. To send a voice message, tap the + button beside where you traditionally type a message in the Messenger app. Then select Record, holding the button down to speak. When you release the Record button, your voice message will be sent to your recipient. Along with today's update, Facebook has also started testing VoIP functionality in Canada. iPhone users in the country can try the feature by t...
Report: Google+ Has 105 Million Unique Monthly Visitors
Google+ has joined Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in the 100 million-plus-unique-visitors-per-month club, but it's lagging in mobile, according to data from comScore. The network attracted 105 million monthly users in October 2012 compared to 65.3 million in October 2011, a 60.9% increase. Comparatively, Facebook had 822.1 million unique visits, up 4.3% from 788.2 million for the same period. Twitter had 182.9 million visitors and Linkedin claimed 161.9 million Those stats refer to global usage....
12 Bizarre Subreddits You Shouldn't Live Without
Reddit is a weird place. Beyond the memes and inside jokes on the front page, there are thousands of niche communities where folks get nitty and gritty about the darndest things. SEE ALSO: A Beginner's Guide to Reddit We've plucked 13 subreddits where you'll find vibrant discussions about horse masks, infomercial actors and birds with arms. 1r/YouTubeHaiku Sometimes you find poetry in the most unlikely places. This subreddit is dedicated to short YouTube clips (less than 14 seconds) that have...
YouTube's 20 Most-Shared Ads in December
In the last month of 2012, the most-shared YouTube ads included some favorites from earlier in the year. The most popular was YouTube's own blowout year-end wrap-up/mashup. The hilarious music video, set to the year's defining pop hits, "Gangnam Style" and "Call Me Maybe," brings in viral stars like PSY, Felicia Day and Jenna Marbles. With callbacks to a plethora of news events and videos throughout 2012, watching is like playing a game in itself. How much do you remember? The rest of the list ...
'Tumblr' Now More Popular Google Search Than 'Blog'
“Tumblr” has surpassed “blog” as one of the most searched terms on Google. Tumblr overtook blog in December for the first time since the microblog network was started in February 2007, tweeted Laura Olin, Outbound social media director. We've reached the point where more people search for "Tumblr" than for "blog": bit.ly/VAo2go, twitter.com/lauraolin/stat… — laura olin (@lauraolin) January 2, 2013 According to Google's search stats, the word “blog̶...
Barack Obama's AMA is Reddit's Top Post of 2012
Do you remember that Barack Obama AMA on Reddit this past August? The one that started with "Hi, I’m Barack Obama, President of the United States. Ask me anything." That was Reddit's top post of 2012 with 5,598,171 page views. Reddit compiled a list of it's top posts of the year we just said farewell to SEE ALSO: President Barack Obama is TIME's Person of the Year The site also handed out some "best of" awards along with a few other tidbits of info. To see if your favorite post ranked, ch...
Remembering 2012 in Tweets
Life gets busy and information moves fast. Sometimes it's hard to remember all the big news that came down over the course of a year. Twitter is a record, but sifting through it is nearly impossible. SEE ALSO: 50 Most Memorable Tweets of 2012 One intrepid curator by the name of Jeremiah Warren has been collecting noteworthy tweets throughout 2012 and created the video retrospective above. From a stranded Italian cruise ship, to the acquisition of Instagram, to the Supereme Court health care ru...
Doodle Party! Google Rings in 2013 in Style
Google has released its final Google Doodle of 2012 and its first of 2013 -- a before-and-after party picture. The search giant is known for crafting exceptional New Year-centric logos, and this year's is no exception. In countries where it is still 2012, Google has a festive party logo, replete with characters from Google Doodles from throughout 2012. For places where the clock has already turned to 2013, however, the Google logo shows the Google letters cleaning up after the party The one part...
Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week
It's been quite the year. And in true end-of-an-era fashion, there's nothing more fitting than a roundup. Our friends over at Skylines sorted through 36,062,029 unique Twitter photos from the past week and compiled the most shared and retweeted. Demetria Lovato, One Direction and Justin Bieber make their usual appearances -- plus you'll enjoy a few surprises. Check out the gallery above to see the top 10 SEE ALSO: 6 Best iPhone Apps of 2012 What are some of your favorite Twitter pictures of th...
50 Most Memorable Tweets of 2012
Twitter now has 200 million monthly active users, up from 100 million in late 2011. As the number of users in Twitter's birdcage grows, so does the number of memorable tweets Here's a collection of 50 tweets that made all of us think, laugh, become angry or even cry. U.S. President Barack Obama Battles for Re-Election Barack Obama, the platform's fifth most-followed person, and his administration used Twitter to rally voters and defend his reign as president. And when Clint Eastwood poked fun at...