Socialnomics

Super Bowl XLIX was Most Viewed Show in U.S History

In this article from Buzzfeed, Claudia Koerner reports that more than 114 million people tuned in to the Super Bowl on Sunday, making it the most viewed show in U.S. history, according to ratings data released by NBC. It beat last year’s broadcast by about 2 million viewers, according to national data from Nielsen. It was also the highest-rated Super Bowl sin… Read the rest

VIDEO: Groundhog Bites Ear of Wisconsin Mayor

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A mayor in Wisconsin has learned a valuable lesson about his city’s weather-predicting critter: Don’t get too close. Jimmy, the official groundhog in Sun Prairie, bit the mayor’s ear during a Groundhog Day celebration on Monday. The groundhog’s handler was holding the animal next to Mayor Jonath… Read the rest

Trending: Apple may be the largest smartphone seller

Apple has fallen behind Samsung in smartphone sales, until now. In the last three months of 2014 Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones. Huffington Post reported that according to Ben Bajarin, principal analyst at Creative Strategies, that was more than any other company sold during those three months. While Samsung does not release exact numbers they said they… Read the rest

Trending: Snapchat Discover

On Tuesday, Snapchat launched a new feature called Discover. Snapchat says that Discover is a “new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams.” As of now these editorial teams include CNN, Comedy Central, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail, ESPN, Food Network, National Geographic, People, Vice, Yahoo! News and Warner Music Group.  Disc… Read the rest

Trending: Disabling police tracking on Waze

Washington (AP) – Eileen Sullivan from The Associated Press reported that law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze, purchased by Google for $966 million in 2013, is a combination of GPS navigation and social networki… Read the rest

Trending: Google Fiber expands to new cities

TIME has reported that Google’s high-speed broadband service, Google Fiber, plans to expand to 4 new metro areas and 18 new cities. This areas include Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham.  It has also tapped Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose as five additional cities where Google Fiber may be rolled out in th… Read the rest

Trending: Was Facebook hacked?

Facebook users from Asia, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom reported Monday night that they were unable to access the social media site as well as Facebook owned app Instagram and Facebook reliant app Tinder.  CNN reported that this temporary loss of Facebook, Instagram and Tinder brought users to Twitter to express their thoughts on the… Read the rest