What’s Happenin’ Around the Social Web? Mar 7 – Mar 13

Headlines this week were dominated by news of the missing Boeing 777 plane that was traveling from Malaysia to Beijing, and SXSW, which is now in the music portion of the annual conference in Austin. Interestingly enough, however, the top shared content wasn’t about either of these. Let’s take a look.


Dad Greets Baby Lion Cubs with a Roar

A 500-pound lion met his triplets for the first time this week at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. It takes a bit of time for Zawadi Mungu to warm up to his cubs, but he eventually falls into the father role, and plays and snuggles with them. Adorbs!

Groundbreaking Video Makes You Autistic for Two Minutes

Last week, The New York Times published a piece on an autistic child who found his voice through Disney. This video gives us a glimpse into what autism feels like. Its creator, Carly Fleischmann, is the author of Carly’s Voice, which is one of the first books to firsthand explore the challenges of living with autism.

Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

This simple pork chop recipe was posted Saturday, and quickly became an Internet favorite. Comments and shares indicate that America is eating a lot of pork chops this week! Yum!

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was celebrated on Saturday, March 8th. The holiday has been observed since the early 1900’s, and is meant to inspire women and celebrate achievements. International Women’s Day content was shared the most on Facebook.

Liam and Chris Hemsworth Re-Enact “Charlie Bit My Finger”

The original “Charlie Bit my Finger” hit YouTube back in 2007, and the Hemsworth brothers starred in a parody movie where the older brother wants revenge. The video first appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has since been very popular to share to Twitter.

Did you catch any of these stories this week? Which one’s your favorite?