John Oliver kicked off his guest-hosting stint on The Daily Show last night, and his fellow correspondents were there to offer plenty of encouraging words.
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Awesome. Particularly that glass ceiling bit.Source: comedycentral
Arrested Development: talk on Twitter & Tumblr
One minute after midnight (PDT!) on Sunday, May 26th, Arrested Development (AD) fans will be gathered around their glowing computer screens as the entire fourth season premieres on Netflix. Excited fans have been discussing the countdown to their streaming binges on Twitter and Tumblr, and as Gene Parmesan is unavailable to disclose their discussions with you, you’ll just have to stick with us instead. (Although it’s entirely possible we’re just him in costume.)
As of yesterday- four days away from the season four premiere- 486.6k Tumblr users generated 19.1k posts with over 1 million notes, since we started tracking on April 22nd. Posts about Arrested Development on Tumblr spiked on May 13th (that day accounts for about 8% of total posts so far; we’ll get to why in a minute), and note activity on posts spiked before that, on April 24th: the day that character posters were released.
On May 13th, the big spike in posts came from the release of the first trailer for season four, which can be found in the second of ten most popular AD posts. From April up to this week, the most popular posts from the Tumblr discussion came mostly from fan-run Arrested Development focused blogs; half of the top ten posts came from the aptly named The Bluth Company, including the most popular post overall. (Usually seen as a GIF, that moment from the show is just as fun when drawn out into a high-quality photo series.)
And for those familiar with Tumblr’s format, it’s no surprise that photo posts were the most popular: 12.7k of the total 19.1k posts were photo posts, trailed by 3.5k text posts and under 1.5k video posts. The show title was far and away the most popular tag, featured in 11.5k of the total posts.
Lucille naturally gets two tags of her own, even if Tumblr is something she would probably be suspicious of.
Out of the total 105.4k tweets made mentioning Arrested Development on Twitter, activity spiked on different days than on Tumblr, with the most contributors (13.9k) sharing the most tweets (16.1k) on May 20th:
Overall since May 14th there have been 65.1k tweets from 75.7k contributors; that averages out to a little over 11.7k tweets a day, with nearly 1.5 tweets per contributor (we imagine those half-tweets wear cutoff shorts all the time, even in the shower).
Really the most burning question all of this has left us with is this: is it May 26th yet? We should probably all use the remaining days to stock up on juice boxes, Cornballers and frozen bananas since we’ll be sleeping through all the Memorial Day cookouts with our families to spend hours with the Bluth clan instead.
My two favorite things - Arrested Development and data.Source: unionmetrics
Source: usnewsAn interactive visualization of running jokes in Arrested Development.
This is amazing.
Game of Thrones season 3 premiered on HBO last night, and Tumblr’s conversation about it spiked for the occasion: out of 118k GoT-related posts in the past month, nearly a quarter (just over 23%) were made the night of the premiere.
Overall, 180k Tumblr users posted, reblogged and liked GoT posts on March 31st, earning a total of 354.5k notes so far.
What were some of the popular tags? The name of the show and its most common abbreviation - GoT - took the top two spots and were followed with a mixture of character names (Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, Jon Snow), the actors who portray those characters (Emilia Clark as Daenerys, Sophie Turner as Sansa, and Kit Harington as Jon Snow; see the full cast and crew here), and the name and abbreviation for the book series the show is based on (A Song of Ice and Fire or ASOIAF, written by George R.R. Martin).
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Did you watch the show yesterday? And more importantly, did you post about it on Tumblr?
Reblog and talk about it, and Tyrion won’t have to slap you.
Great trailer. Can’t wait for season 3.Source: uproxx.com
“I always got the same dumb note from the networks. ‘Can you make the character more likable?’ ” he recalled last week in a phone interview. “Not make them more exciting, more compelling, more interesting, no, it was always make them more likable.”
He became convinced that network television was broken — that in an effort to make characters more likable, the industry made television that not anyone much liked."
Awards season is upon us, and this year it kicked off with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler taking over hosting duties at the 70th Golden Globe Awards. We love the Golden Globes; this is the third year we’ve monitored tweets about the event (see our 2012 and 2011 coverage). This year, we’ve been tracking all the social media buzz before, during and after the awards show that aired on Sunday, January 13, 2013, again in conjunction with mhCarter Consulting and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. And we didn’t just stick to Twitter either; for the first time, we also took a look at the night’s Tumblr data!
What were people talking about on Tumblr?
Tumblr saw 47.6k posts about the Golden Globes the night of the show. Flouting convention, the majority of the posts were text posts rather than photos: 31K text posts and 18K photo posts. However, the photo posts saw much higher engagement rates. For the total 1.8 million notes, nearly 1.5 million of those notes were on photo posts (814.7K reblogs and 668.2K likes) compared to the smaller 231K notes for text posts.
The most popular post was a GIF of Anne Hathaway accepting her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, for Les Miserables:
This post from Beaver Paralyzer earned 66.6K notes in just a few hours, which includes 153 direct reblogs, 36.9K amplified reblogs, and 29.5K likes. The reblog tree for this post was impressively extensive, showing the majority of reblogs occurred out past the 9th degree, suggesting a very diverse pool of curators:
Indeed, the entire tree doesn’t easily fit on a screen; that’s a little more than half of it there.
Read on for the night’s big Twitter numbers, and what we think this all means for the future of social platforms and television.
Check out our analysis of Twitter and Tumblr’s response to the Golden Globes.Source: unionmetrics