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Celebrities continue #EndFossilFuelSubsidies ‘Twitterstorm’

As of right now, 9:00PM UTC on June 18th, 2012, approximately 1.4 tweets per second are flooding the Twittersphere containing the hashtag #endfossilfuelsubsidies. With the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development only two days away, environmental activist agencies across the globe are harnessing the power of the social web to protest the nearly one […]

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Matt Cain’s Perfect Game as Experienced on Twitter

Last night, San Francisco Giants’ pitcher, Matt Cain made history by becoming the 22nd pitcher in the league to throw a perfect game, and the first pitcher in Giants’ franchise history to do so. After the last out was made fans quickly took to Twitter to share their enthusiasm, joy, and awe at such a […]

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Tony awards 2012: The Convergence of Old and New

On Sunday night (June 10th), Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 66th Annual Tony Awards for his third year in a row at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In the weeks before the big night, Harris was reportedly slightly worried about seeming too “redundant” with his participation in the traditional types of big, showy […]

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Twitter Users’ Response to the Facebook IPO

With all of the frenzy over Friday’s mega-IPO of Facebook, many would have expected the majority of the fanfare to have died down a bit by now. But as it turns out, only now, is the real news breaking concerning Facebook’s IPO. As reported by many news outlets, there’s speculation that Morgan Stanley didn’t properly […]

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Watching breaking news on Twitter: Junior Seau’s passing

As many have sadly reported today, Junior Seau, the beloved former NFL player, passed away at his home in Oceanside, CA. The sudden nature of his passing resulted in a flood of Twitter activity expressing grief, shock and condolences for the famed athlete. Using Topsy’s real-time social search capabilities, we identified the first tweet that […]

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API Spotlight – Roamz

Realtime measurements accessed from Topsy’s API are used by scores of organizations to decision content within applications, provide precise indicators of what’s trending and enable access to extensive historical tweet analysis. Our API Spotlight posts are designed to communicate who’s doing what with our API to spur more ideas on how to create value from […]

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Oscars 2012 – How’d Billy do?

After some controversy that led to Eddie Murphy canceling as this year’s host for the Oscars, and last year’s lackluster performance by a James Franco and Anne Hathaway combination, the Academy went for a safe bet this year. They turned to their “Old Faithful”, Billy Crystal, who had previously hosted eight other times. How was his return […]

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Oscars 2012 – Best Dressed

At tonight’s 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony, the focus was not only on the nominees, but even more so on their attire. As has become customary, the red carpet, which now starts more than three hours prior to the ceremony, has a show of its own. All the actors, actresses, directors, producers, and spouces parade […]

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API Spotlight: Waggener Edstrom

Realtime measurements accessed from Topsy’s API are used by scores of organizations to decision content within applications, provide precise indicators of what’s trending and enable access to extensive historical tweet analysis. Our API Spotlight posts are designed to communicate who’s doing what with our API to spur more ideas on how to create value from […]

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API Spotlight: HootSuite

Realtime measurements accessed from Topsy’s API are used by scores of organizations to decision processes within applications, provide precise indicators of what’s trending and enable access to extensive historical tweet analysis. Our API Spotlight posts are designed to communicate who’s doing what with our API to spur more ideas on how to create value from […]

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