The Weekly Compete Pulse

This week we tragically learned that musical legend Whitney Houston passed away, inspiring Jennifer Hudson to perform a beautiful tribute to the late artist at this year’s Grammy awards. Although this year Grammy’s achieved a record high tweets per second, Hudon’s Whitney Houston tribute was so moving that people actually stopped tweeting during her performance, according to AdAge.

In other celebrity related news this week, we learned that Facebook it will roll out verified pages for celebrities. Gizmodo reports that celebrities, like Lady Gaga for example, will be able to register Facebook pages under her stage name, instead of her government name, Stefani Germanotta.

Boston Innovation put out a list of  Boston’s best Twitter accounts, and what they are worth. Twitter accounts for the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and Boston Phoenix topped the list, followed by a variety of sports figures and Mayor Menino.

Search Engine Watch also put out a similar list this week, they published the top 6 brands on Google+. H&M ranked number one with half a million users who circle their brand on Facebook.

Lastly, we learned that the music industry may sue Google for including pirated music in their search results. According to Gizmodo, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry believes that Google should sensor their search results to include only legal links. What do you think Google should do?

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About Kendra Bissonnette:
Kendra comes to Compete to work in the Online Marketing department as the social media co-op. Kendra is currently a student at Northeastern studying Communications and Interactive Media. Find Kendra on Twitter @KNBissonnette.