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How The Masses Misuse Social Media

WARPED PRIORITIES IN THE INFORMATION AGE How The Masses Misuse Social Media In the rapid-fire age of Twitter. the spread of information and knowledge happens more quickly – and in some cases more accurately – than ever before. So how do most of us use this amazing communication capability? Well... we mostly use it to talk about a bunch of useless crap. CONGRESSIONAL SHUTDOWN O POP MUSIC Vs. U8. Tweets 12:00 A.M 9/26/2013 - 7:03 P.M. 10/3/2013 GMT BRITNEY SPEARS On October 1, 2013, the United States KANYE government shut down when they were unable to reach an agreement on a 112,685 continuing resolution for the 2014 fiscal 350.210 year. This shutdown coincided with social media buzz generated by album releases from pop singers Britney Spears, Drake. and Kanye West. 831.860 Here are the number of tweets originating 306.058 from the United States containing one or more of the following phrases between September 26. 2013, and October 3. CONGRESS DRAKE 2013: The hashtag #dearcongress, which was designed as a way for the American people to address their representatives, was only used in a measly 29.703 tweets during this timeframe. MILEY CYRUS O SYRIA On August 26. 2013. the United States government deployed four destroyer-class warships off the coast of Syria in anticipation of a retaliatory strike against the Middle East country for using chemical weapons on civilians. On August 25, 2013. singer Miley Cyrus conducted a controversial live performance at the annual MTV Video Music Awards. The amount of attention the American land worldwide) public paid to singer Miley Cyrus's provocative show exceeded the amount of consideration that it gave to its country being on the verge of war with Syria. Worldwide Tweets 12:00 A.M 8/25/2013 - 11:59 P.M. 8/28/2013 GMT "SYRIA" 605,461 "MILEY CYRUS" 1.425.849 "JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE" 87 8.17 3 #VMAS "TWERKIN" 848.012 250.000 500,000 750.000 1.000.000 1250.000 1.500.000 THE ROYAL BABY O DOMA On June 26. 2013, the Supreme Court of the United #DOMA States ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – which defined marriage as something that can only happen between a heterosexual couple – was 166.889 unconstitutional. President Barack Obama hailed it as a victory for American democracy. On July 22. 2013, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. gave birth to Prince George of Cambridge. George is THERE WERE 5.2 TIMES third in line as heir to the throne of the British AS MANY TWEETS ABOUT Monarchy. THE ROYAL BABY AS THERE WERE ABOUT DOMA U.S. TWEETS BETWEEN 12:00 A.M. 6/26/2013 AND 11:59 P.M. 6/27/2013 872.628 U.S. TWEETS BETWEEN 12:00 A.M. 7/22/2013 AND 11:59 P.M. 6/23/2013 #RoyalBaby Out of 113.972.133 total tweets sent during this period, tweets containing the mention of the royal baby made up roughly 1% of the total tweet volume (retweets, mentions, and hashtags). GLOBAL HORSE MEAT SCANDAL O BELIEBERS vs. On January 15. 2013. it was revealed that undeclared horse meat had been falsely circulating the European market as beef. At the same time, Justin Bieber did nothing out of the ordinarų. He simply maintained his sizable Twitter following. Global Tweets 12:00 A.M 1/16/2013 - 11:59 P.M. 1/17/2013 GMT 600,000 500,000 400,000 300.000 200,000 537,576 53.997 100,000 "Horse Meat" @ JustinBieber ! There were almost 10 times the number of tweets aimed at @Justin Beiber than tweets about tainted horse meat after the Horse Meat story broke. AMANDA BYNES O THE NSA vs. On June 6. 2013, British newspaper The Guardian published a report detailing a secret and controversial American NSA surveillance program known as PRISM. The article cited former NSA worker Edward Snowden as its source. On June 5. 2013, former child star Amanda Bynes began aggressively tweeting at seemingly everybody with a Twitter account. Subjects of her tirade included President Barack Obama and rapper Drake. Global Tweets 12:00 A.M 6/8/2013 - 12:00 A.M. 6/28/2013 GMT 1.200.000 1.100,000 1.104.792 1.000,000 900.00 800.000 700.000 653,064 600,000 537413 500.000 400,000 353.676 300,000 @Amandabynes #NSA #Prism #Snowden In the wake of the revelation that the U.S. government had been conducting the largest mass surveillance program in the country's history. more American citizens found it important to tweet about a 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star having a nervous breakdown. THE BREAKDOWN Below is the total tweet volume between 12am GMT on June 8. 2013, and 12am GMT on June 28. 2013. parsed out geographically by state of origin. Lime green indicates states which had tweet volumes where #nsa + #snowden + #prism volume was > @amandabynes. The majority of states showed higher volume for Amanda Bynes. Washington. D.C., (thankfully) was not among those states. Global Tweets 12:00 A.M 6/8/2013 - 12:00 A.M. 6/28/2013 GMT #PRISM, #NSA, #SNOWDEN @AMANDABYNES TOO CLOSE TO CALL *All times GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) *All numbers are original tweets only, no ReTweets or @replies unless otherwise noted. SOURCES: BRICK HOUSE SECURITY. -------- ------- --------- -..... --... ----- .---.

How The Masses Misuse Social Media

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Using data from Twitter social search engine "Topsy", BrickHouse Security did a comparison of tweet volume over time to see how many people were using the Twitter medium for communicating important hi...


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