October 15, 2014

Social News Roundup | October 15, 2014

1.  Social network campaigning A new study by the Facebook Data Science Team reveals what politicians are talking about and what issues are dominating the landscape during midterm elections. Read more…   2.  Word games Using the correct word when creating content can generate more likes, shares and retweets. Which words made the cut? Read more…   3.  The Huffington Post reigns supreme! With more than 9.4 million shares, The Huffington Post is the most shared publication on Facebook. Read more…   4.  Facebook and sports fans, a match made in social media heaven. When it comes to sports talk, Facebook wins with 75% of respondents saying they use the platform to connect with other fans. Twitter took 37%. Read more…   5.  Trends impacting marketing to millennial mothers. Marketers are focusing on millennial moms, with an estimate of $170 billion in purchase power. Read more…   6.  Marketers retargeting, spending more. A new study shows that 48% of marketers are using social media for retargeting purposes, 67.1% of respondents intend to spend more. Read more…   7.  Millennial travel plans Recent studies reveal that 44% of Millennials use Facebook and Twitter for travel planning. Read more…   8.  Tweeting ‘Dead’ AMC’s original series, The Walking Dead, sets Twitter records during its season five premiere, generating more than 1.3 million tweets. Read more…   9.  How I met my social media friend. According to a new study, one in three British teens, ages 15-18, have met their social media friend, 25% say they are happier on social than real life. Read more…