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Golden Globes 2014: Stars Show Up on Twitter, Instagram (CBS News)
A little water leak didn’t stop the stars from hitting the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ryan Seacrest shared photos of the leak on his personal Twitter account, as L.A. firefighters scrambled to control the flooding just as the celebs were arriving to the high-profile event. LostRemote There were great moments on-stage and on social media during the Golden Globes, including a first-ever winner for an online-only actress. There was also social integration as part of the pre-show red carpet, including fan Instagram videos being answered by the stars. E! Online Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow didn’t hold back their disdain for Woody Allen on Twitter. The mother and son tweeted out against the tribute to the director at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. “Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to #GIRLS,” Mia tweeted when Allen’s tribute began to start. Twitter Blog Throughout the telecast (8-11 p.m. ET), there were more than 2.1 million tweets about the show. These moments drove the most conversation on Twitter: Breaking Bad wins Best Drama TV Series, 28,117 tweets per minute; Bryan Cranston wins Best Actor in a TV Drama, 24,099 tweets per minute; and Jared Leto (@JaredLeto) wins Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, 23,594 tweets per minute. The New York Times “American Hustle” left a messy Golden Globes as the big winner on Sunday, capturing three major awards, including best comedy. But voters stayed true to form and spread their love around, handing best drama to an otherwise ignored “12 Years a Slave” and best director to Alfonso Cuarón, for “Gravity.”
Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Twitter Accounts (Mashable)
The Syrian Electronic Army struck again Saturday, hacking a Twitter account that belongs to Microsoft. The group also hacked an Xbox Twitter account (@XboxSupport) earlier Saturday, The Drum reported.
Creating Memorable Images and Infographics According to Science (SocialTimes)
In order to determine how to design effective visualizations, Harvard researchers recently asked “What makes a visualization memorable?” in what has become the “largest scale visualization study to date.” Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, the researchers collected memorability scores for hundreds of visualizations chosen from news media sites and infographics and found consistencies in what people find memorable and forgettable over time.
Zynga to Finally Shut Down One of its Oldest Games, YoVille (VentureBeat)
Zynga told its players a couple of days ago that it would shut down one of its oldest games, YoVille, by the end of March. Some “YoVillians” are taking it hard and have started a grassroots campaign with more than 5,000 signatures to save YoVille.
Delta, USSA Team Up to Allow Fans to Wish Olympic Athletes #GoldLuck on Facebook (AllFacebook)
Fans who attend four upcoming U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, can record 10-second personalized video messages to wish the athletes luck as part of the #GoldLuck initiative by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of the USSA. Delta will set up video kiosks at some USSA qualifying events and at select airports.
Social Media Increasingly Important for B-to-B Marketers: Study (AdAge)
B-to-b marketers have traditionally used a steady diet of white papers and nurturing initiatives to form relationships with prospects. But a new study by IDG Connect — a research and lead generation division of the International Data Group — shows that IT buyers will soon look to social media as the single most important content source to inform their buying decisions.
Five Ways to Use Twitter’s Favorite Button (AllTwitter)
The favorite button is not Twitter’s most popular feature, and it doesn’t get as much press as retweeting. But it’s growing in popularity, as more users figure out ways to make favorites work for them.
Dropbox: Yes We Went Down, but Not Because of Hackers (GigaOM)
The popular Dropbox cloud storage and file sharing site went down Friday night with some issues lingering into Saturday. The San Francisco company acknowledged the service disruption on its tech blog, but disputed claims that it was taken down by hackers and attributed the issues to a maintenance issue.
To Promote Under 550 Calories Menu, Applebees Gives Fans the Chance to #BeeFamous (LostRemote)
In celebration of five years of its Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories Menu, Applebee’s will be giving two fans the chance to be featured in its next national TV commercials. Fans will be able to submit Vines using the #BeeFamous hashtag, and Applebees will select the most creative and original submissions to integrate into the spots.