From the 1968 "black power salute" to Derek Redmond limping across the finish line in his father's arms at the 1992 Barcelona games, some Olympic images live on forever. If an equally powerful image at the 2014 Winter Olympics surfaces in Sochi, you can bet it'll make the rounds on Twitter beforehand
The microblogging network is doing its part to promote these memorable moments. Twitter created an interactive photo collage depicting the top-tweeted photos from each day of this year's games. Hosted on Github, visitors to the collage can organize the top images by date and countryTwitter, Winter Olympics, Social Media, World, and Sports
Talk about eating your words
A jogger in Portland stopped during a nighttime, snowy run to have a brief chat with news station KOIN-6. The jogger, named Chelsea, raved about the beauty and benefits of running in the chilly weather
Then, like a perfectly-executed-and-planned bit, Chelsea jogs away from the reporter only to slip and fall, straight on her butt (around the 1:30 mark), and limps slowly away
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During an interview to promote the new RoboCop movie, news anchor Sam Rubin of KTLA made the cringe-worthy mistake of confusing Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne when he asked Jackson whether he "got a lot of reaction from that Super Bowl commercial."
Jackson quickly calls Rubin out on the mistake by asking, "What Super Bowl commercial?" (This one, which Fishburne stars in.) Rubin, obviously flustered, apologizes profusely, but Jackson refuses to return to the subject of RoboCop until schooling the reporter on famous black actors.Viral Videos, Videos, Super Bowl Ads, Samuel L Jackson, and Entertainment
A security firm has discovered a new, highly sophisticated spy operation launched by a group of nation-state hackers that has infected more than 380 high-profile targets in 31 countries — and for once, China might not be the No. 1 suspect behind the attacks.
The hackers seem to be Spanish-speaking, which is unique in this kind of operation; it's often attributed to Chinese or Russian hackers working for their own governments. The operation, called The Mask, is one of the most — if not the most — sophisticated cyberespionage campaigns ever seen, according to the researchers at Kaspersky Lab who uncovered it Read more...More about Malware, Hackers, Cybersecurity, Kaspersky Lab, and Us World
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AMC's The Walking Dead ended its mid-season hiatus Sunday, and it returned to significant Twitter buzz. Aside from gory zombie deaths, one moment in particular catapulted the show back to the top of Nielsen's weekly Twitter TV Ratings chart.
Survivor Carl Grimes, the angst-filled son of lead protagonist Rick Grimes, once again wandered off alone into an abandoned home, found himself in a scary zombie attack and barely escaped from being bitten. Luckily, he only lost a shoe in the heart-pounding process.
To celebrate his near-death experience, Carl consumed a 112-ounce can of chocolate pudding; that scene helped the show become the top-performing broadcast on Twitter for the week of Feb. 3 to 9. The episode, entitled "After," garnered 1,240,000 total tweets Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, Nielsen, Social Tv, and Walking Dead
Regardless of vertical or brand, the path to purchase is complex. Your target audience doesn't see channels - they perceive your brand across the entire digital and offline spectrum as a continuous experience. In order to get the most out of each point of interaction, it's vital to ensure learnings and strategies from one channel are brought into others, and search is a fantastic place to start.
Search is the first point of convergence between brand perception and action. It's a user-initiated opportunity to reinforce messaging from other channels, yet search marketers all too often operate in a vacuum, focused on optimizing this channel but without information on what initiatives are happening in other channels. Below is a list of easy-to-implement opportunities to connect strategies from other channels to search marketing initiatives, and vice versa. Read more...More about Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Business, Advertising, and Marketing