The Compete Weekly Pulse
Maybe you’ve heard, but the big news this week is that digital darling Pinterest has surpassed longstanding microblogging champion Tumblr in monthly Unique Visitors for the first time! Opinions and inferences have varied across the field, but one thing is for sure: neither curation site is going anywhere anytime quickly. Both have their appealing features, and so watching their interplay in the upcoming months is sure to be interesting. Are
Obama vs. Romney: Who’s Supporting Who?
Image from: Political Debate / Shutterstock If you were like me last Wednesday night, you might have found yourself sitting on the couch with a few friends or family members and tuning into the first Presidential debate of the 2012 election. If so, you also likely picked up on a major theme running throughout Jim Lehrer’s (the moderator) questions. Contrast. Last week Compete published an infographic on how the two
Digital Duel 2012: Obama vs. Romney
With the start of the presidential debates only days away, both the Obama and Romney camps are simply buzzing with social media momentum. To put into perspective the online presence of either candidate, we’ve created the following infographic to demonstrate which candidate is getting the most traffic, who that traffic is coming from, and what it could mean for this year’s Presidential Election. Just check out that map! State-by-state Obama’s campaign site is attracting
Sunday Series: Top Growing Sites in Politics and History
Image from: Political Podium / Shutterstock The 2012 Presidential Election is coming up, and Compete is avidly tracking the flux and flow of traffic online to discern where the digital weight is, and what sites are gaining influence. Below is a ranking of the top ten growing sites for the ‘Politics and History’ category in July. You’ll notice that most don’t lend themselves to a particular candidate, with domains advertising
Clickstream Prediction: Michigan and Arizona Too Close to Call?
Image from: Linda Bucklin / Shutterstock Well, we’re 8 weeks into primary season and four Republican hopefuls still remain as we head into tomorrow’s contests in Arizona and Mitt Romney’s homestate: Michigan. These outcomes of these two primaries will certainly have a large effect on the momentum that each of the candidates has going into Super Tuesday next week and 59 delegates are up for grabs. So far this primary
Komen Aborts Decision to Defund Planned Parenthood
Image from: Africa Studio / Shutterstock You’ve undoubtedly heard the controversy this week about the nation’s largest breast cancer awareness charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, deciding to cut ties with health services organization Planned Parenthood. Supposedly based on a recent government investigation of Planned Parenthood, the Komen organization decided to halt their sizable donations to the family planning non-profit. As of this morning, however, Komen decided to flip
Clickstream Prediction: Romney to Win the Palmetto State
It’s only mid-January, but we’re already starting to see how things are going to shake out for the Republicans in 2012. The field has narrowed considerably since campaigning first began last summer, and with several lead changes to boot – Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, former frontrunners in the campaign, have both quit the race since December. Jon Huntsman rescinded his presidential bid ealier this week (along with his endorsement
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
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
2012: Your Votes Will Be ‘Liked’ And ‘Retweeted’
It’s that time again, time for hopeful potential presidential nominees to start the campaign process for 2012. While it’s still too early to talk about who the frontrunners would be, or make any predictions about the outcome of the election, one thing is already abundantly clear: social media will play an even larger role in this election than ever before. President Obama’s social strategy in 2008 has been cited ad