This week was action-packed and the news was flooded with stories about the Final Four, baseball’s Opening Day, and Obamacare enrollment. Let’s see what content we saw shared the most on our network in the U.S. this week.
If you’re as excited as I am about the beginning of this year’s Major League Baseball regular season, you’re in good company of all the fans sharing the excitement on social media. Continue reading
March Madness is in full swing, taking most everyone’s attention, as well as the Washington landslide, Chicago train crash, and Boston fire. But the top shares this week weren’t about those stories. Let’s see what you (the web) were sharing this week.
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.
Marc Andreessen––a early pioneer of the Internet as the co-author of the first graphical web browser and co-founder of Netscape––wrote a series of tweets that culminated in a blog post explaining how he sees journalism changing, and how Internet technologies are going to facilitate the news media growing ten to one hundred times what it is today.
With our tools on over 14 million domains and reaching 1.6 billion unique customers a month, we decided to start taking a look at what pieces of content are shared the most each week. For February 28th thru March 6th, here’s what we saw shared the most in the U.S.
Throw on your jerseys and bust out the grill because college football kicks off in a couple hours. In a hat tip to the reigning Heisman trophy winner—the only college freshman to ever win the award—I thought it would be fun to take a peek at some Johnny Football related web data.
With wounds of the Boston Marathon bombings and Waco fertilizer plant explosions still fresh, we’re all witnessing the evolution of how we communicate, find facts, and even comfort ourselves in times of unexpected tragedy. We saw how social media was used to share and source information, amplify voices, and connect communities that are geographically far apart––all in real time.
Here’s what we saw happen. Continue reading