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Twitter: Brazil-Chile World Cup Game is the Most Tweeted Sporting Event Ever (The Next Web)
The FIFA World Cup has reached the knockout stages. That increase in drama and tension has set a new record for Twitter, which has revealed that the Brazil vs. Chile match became its most-tweeted real-time event ever. ABC News/AP Almost 389,000 tweets were generated in the minute after Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s penalty shot hit the right post and allowed the five-time World Cup champion to avoid an early exit from the tournament that it’s hosting for the first time since 1950. That broke the previous mark set during this year’s Super Bowl. The Huffington Post/Reuters A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during the match, surpassing the 12.2 million sent for the opening game in which Brazil beat Croatia 3-1. People like to use social media to comment on what they watch on TV, making global sports events like the World Cup enormous business opportunities for companies like Twitter.
Facebook Secretly Experimented with the Moods of 700,000 of its Users (VentureBeat)
In an experiment it conducted earlier this year, Facebook injected the feeds of nearly 700,000 of its (unknowing) users with negative content to see if it would make the posts they wrote more negative. The researchers believe that it did.
Online Streaming Services are Becoming a Threat to Broadcast Television (SocialTimes)
Of those surveyed by Adroit Digital, 63 percent would eliminate their cable subscriptions if an online provider could satisfy their viewing needs. Sixty-six percent of those ages 18 to 24 would do so, and even 51 percent of those aged 45+ would cut the cord.
Cupid’s Arrows Fly on Social Media, too (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
While there is no shortage of apps and services to help people find someone to date, it can be easier to unearth them in online spaces one already frequents, like Instagram. In one sense, much dating is now online dating, because most of us communicate with one another through a device or an app.
The ‘Instagration’: How 20B+ Instagram Photos Were Moved To Facebook’s Servers (AllFacebook)
How did Facebook move more than 20 billion photos from Instagram from Amazon EC2 cloud storage to its data center in Forest City, N.C.? Very carefully, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger told Wired.
Social Media Proves Powerful Resource for La. Law Enforcement (The Advocate)
Seeking to harness a torrent of data gushing from smartphones and computers, authorities are increasingly surfing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among other popular sites, for investigative leads and evidence they use to solve crimes. As if patrolling a neighborhood, police monitor social media websites to contact witnesses, identify suspects and look for chatter that might signal potential violence.
Belly Flops and TV’s Greatest Catchphrases: A Look at the Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips (LostRemote)
In our second installment of a weekly partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category. Trending last week was a John Oliver takedown of Dr. Oz, a re-imagined “Game of Thrones” opening sequence, and Jimmy Kimmel Live’s 8th Annual Belly Flop Competition.
Facebook Reveals Search Warrant of Hundreds of Accounts (CNET)
Facebook revealed that since last summer it’s been fighting a court order that required it to disclose social media information involving hundreds of people. “This unprecedented request is by far the largest we’ve ever received — by a magnitude of more than 10 — and we have argued that it was unconstitutional from the start,” Chris Sonderby, Facebook’s deputy general counsel, wrote in a statement.
10 Tips for Building a Community on Twitter (AllTwitter)
If you’re not part of a community on Twitter, you’re likely not seeing any real engagement with your content. Here are 10 tips for building a community that will add value to your Twitter experience.