From Facebook releasing new rankings to women’s soccer causing a Twitter frenzy, it has been a record-breaking week. Read on for the Smarts…
Facebook’s Newly Released Popularity Contest
Something to Shoot For - Inside Facebook has just released a new ranking of the top 25 most-liked pages. No surprise that Facebook tops the list of its own ranks, and celebs Rihanna and Eminem are among the top five. Perhaps more surprising is that Texas Hold’em Poker is second on the list, and that SpongeBob made the cut at number twenty-five.
One Small Kick for Women, One Big Kick for Women’s Soccer
Women’s World Cup Sets New Twitter Record - Topping current news stories including Osama Bin Laden’s capture and the royal wedding, the final moments of the United States vs. Japan Women’s World Cup game set a new Twitter record at 7,196 tweets per second. Proof that celeb handles go a long way, big-deals including Justin Timberlake, Ashton Kutcher, and the prez himself, @Barack Obama, tweeted their support during the game, complete with a photo of the first family watching on TV.
A Social Film Experience
The First Social Movie or Just a Clever Branded Ploy - Directed by DJ Caruso of Disturbia, a movie called “Inside” debuts Monday, claiming to be the first social film of its genre where users can interact with characters in real time. Participants even may earn the opportunity for a featured cameo in the final film if they are involved through Twitter or Facebook, or subscribe on YouTube. Interestingly, you can’t miss the Toshiba laptop featured on the web site and in the film, touted as the computer that’s “making it all possible.”
Thanks for reading. Happy Friday!