A Music Legend Passes: The Online Community Responds
Image from: Feature Flash / Shutterstock On Saturday, legendary singer Whitney Houston passed away. This morning, Mashable pointed out that we first learned of Whitney Houston’s death via Twitter. In fact, news of her death emerged on Twitter 27 minutes before it was reported on by the mainstream media, yet again proving twitter not only as a social media tool but also as a breaking news source. Houston’s death is clearly
Should GoDaddy say uncle?
Image from: Edw / Shutterstock Known for their overtly sexual advertisements, an elephant-hunting CEO, and supporting questionable Internet legislation, domain registrar GoDaddy.com has been in the news lately more than ever. Even after completely reversing their stance on the controversial SOPA legislation that got put to rest late last week, GoDaddy has been suffering from an influx of lost customers and bad publicity. I decided to check out the data
How Did You Follow the Golden Globes?
Image from: bioraven / Shutterstock Sunday night aired the 2012 Golden Globes, honoring achievements in film and television. People all over the U.S. tuned in to watch celebrities walk the red carpet, and to see which of their favorite movies and shows won awards. I was curious to see how people followed the Golden Globes this year, so I used Compete PRO to look at the Daily Reach to GoldenGlobes.org
Blogosphere 2010 vs. 2011: Which Industries Have a Pulse Now?
Image from: wavebreakmedia ltd/Shutterstock Many industries are finding it increasingly important to have a prescence online where they can speak their mind and give a complete voice to their brand. In Technorati’s latest study, the State of the Blogosphere 2011, the company uncovered some insights into why and how people blog, what content they blog about, and even how bloggers connect with brands. That’s where we thought we our data
Can Controversy Drive Change?
One of the most fascinating things about our online behaviors is that they’re directly indicative of the things we care most about. If the traffic to change.org is any indication, we cared a-whole-lot about the Casey Anthony trial verdict. Once the verdict was released, people flocked in droves to petition a law deemed Caylee’s Law that would, “make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not notify law
Good News for Online News: 6 Out Of 10 Online Users Visited World News Websites In July
Guess what? Americans are actually staying up to date with the news! The hardcopy days of news may be close to over, but if there is any indicator of the market for online news, Compete.com’s July data is certainly a starting point. Up 6.3% in July from June, our World News category of sites now attract over 100M unique visitors monthly through both continuous news and breaking stories that spike
Have you been preseason-ing a juicy football-shaped burger?
With the infamous NFL lockout over just in time for preseason, I’ve been wondering if the whole ordeal left a bad taste in the mouths of fans. Are people as interested in football this season? I decided to investigate, using some Compete data, to gauge just how much online engagement football fans have had with the NFL this year. We won’t have access to some of the preseason data for
Liberals vs. Conservatives on the Web
A few weeks ago, Jon Stewart did a segment about the News of the World phone hacking scandal and how media companies owned by Rupert Murdoch (e.g. Fox News) downplayed the relevancy of the story. This wasn’t the Daily Show’s first attempt at making news of the news industry (and probably not the last), but it got me thinking about the audience for Stewart’s show vs. the Fox audience. More
Kantar Media Compete Names Scott Centurino Chief Operating Officer
Former CEO of Crimson Hexagon Will Oversee Company’s Rapid Growth in Digital Measurement Industry BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Aug 3, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today announced that Scott Centurino has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). Centurino, who will report to Compete’s president, Scott Ernst, will play an important role in managing the company’s growth as it expands its global footprint and digital measurement offerings. “Scott has a track
Casey Anthony Drives Serious Chatter and Attention to CNN.com
Unless you have shut yourself off entirely from the media world, Casey Anthony has become a hot topic of conversation and debate. It seems as though everyone has an opinion to share on the case and what they would have done if they were a juror (just scroll through your first few updates on Facebook). So although we can all talk the talk about Casey Anthony, she actually makes some
Compete April 2011 Category Data for ‘News: Sports’ Shows Rise of BleacherReport.com
Fast-Growing Online Publisher Is Firmly Entrenched as One of the Category Leaders BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released data for it News: Sports category highlighting the continued rise of Bleacherreport.com. In April, the self-described “leading publisher of original and entertaining sports editorial content” grew 9.7 percent (up 46.2 percent for the year) while the category as a whole declined 3.9 percent. April was a big sports month,