by Amber Hemmerle
58 days ago
Posted In: Commentary
at 04:38 PM | Permalink
Cincinnati's most buzzworthy tweets of the week
Each week our intern Amber will be exploring what
Cincinnatians are interested in by scouring the local Twitter trends and
reporting on what she’s found. From serious tweets to goofy hashtags, she’ll
highlight what Cincy’s been buzzing about. So get to tweeting, folks.
Either you love it or you hate this zombie show — but if you
hate it, just keep your stinking mouth shut. Seriously, though, now that
football is over, it seems like Sundays are devoted to TWD in Cincinnati. New characters and old ones constantly dying off
either give viewers something to look forward to or break their hearts each
week. I think everyone can come to a consensus that Lizzie is a little, um,
psycho. Plus, three new characters, from the comic, were introduced last week.
What are you looking forward to in the next episode?
Tuesday, Feb. 18 was National Drink Wine Day. According to
NationalWineDay.org the purpose of the day is to spread the love and health
benefits of wine, so I’ll drink to that. If you celebrate wine every day, like
me, check out these local wine events:
WineStation Wednesdays: Free, every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.
at The Wine Merchant.Wine Tasting: Free, every Friday from 4-8 p.m. at DEPS Fine
Wines.Saturday Afternoon Tastings with David: $10 monthly through
July 2014, Noon-5 p.m. at Water Tower Fine Wines.Cincinnati International Wine Festival: $40, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
March 8 at Duke Energy Convention Center.
Trending, not necessarily because of his performance, but
because of the emotional post-race interview he had with Christin Cooper.
Miller’s brother, also a skier, passed away in 2012. Cooper pressed him with
questions about his win and his brother, even after he shed tears. Where do you
draw the line and become a person again instead of fishing for that next great
quote? There were people arguing both sides; some say she was doing her job and
others believe she went too far. As someone studying in this field, I think she
was doing her job. See the interview here and decide for
yourself. Miller, however, did not blame Cooper, tweeting:
Lorde won International Female Artist, Bruno Mars won
International Male Artist and David Bowie won British Solo Male Artist. There
might not have been any Miley moments, but they did have some fabulous
fashionistas in attendance from the States. Queen Bey made that green gown her
bitch and Katy Perry glowed, literally, during her performance of Dark Horse.
The one thing that the Brit Awards does have on us: Awesome English accents.
Jimmy Fallon started this brilliant hashtag. You’ve done it
too: Thought a song said something, belted it out and got funny looks from all
of your friends. Trends like this are just fun:
“Dirty deeds, Dunder
Chief…”“Got me feeling so
fried like a cheese stick…”“Excuse me while I
kiss this guy...”The entire Kidzbop
version of “Thrift Shop”
Votto was in the
running to be the Face of MLB Competition, but was eliminated by Felix
Hernandez of the Mariners by a margin of just .8 percent. Votto was the
reigning champ from the 2013 in the Twitter competition, but fell short this
year. Although Votto might have lost, Reds fans can rejoice in the fact that
Opening Day is now less than two months away. Voting continues on Twitter if
you are interested, click here for the bracket.
Other trending topics:
MVP, True Detective, Tornado Watch, #GhettoJeopardy, UNC, #USAvsCanada and
by Amber Hemmerle
65 days ago
Posted In: Commentary
at 12:47 PM | Permalink
Cincinnati's most buzzworthy tweets of the week
Each week our intern Amber will
be exploring what Cincinnatians are interested in by scouring the local Twitter
trends and reporting on what she’s found. From serious tweets to goofy
hashtags, she’ll highlight what Cincy’s been buzzing about. So get to tweeting,
ten-year anniversary of Kanye West’s College Dropout
album was Monday, Feb. 10. Other than just making me feel old, this album does
bring back memories. Many people tweeted that it was one of the best rap albums
produced and, with songs like “Through the Wire,” “All Falls Down” and “Slow
Jamz,” it very well could be. Even if you don’t like rap or Kanye West, the
dude rapped “Through the Wire” with a broken
jaw and his mouth wired shut. There’s just something you have to respect about
No, not the drink... She was a 1930s child star
that worked her way up from acting and singing
to a place in politics. Temple was a young star that never went on to be plagued
with the many misfortunes of child performers today. Is it the media, the
relentless spotlight, the ruthless critics or the constant negativity on social
media that drive so many to overindulge in drugs and drinking today? Even in
the tweets about Temple, some were saying she died of AIDS, that she was a
racist and a communist. Really? She died at age 85 and so many of the stars we
all grew up with probably won’t even live to be half that old.
Tons of people were thankful for their hot cocoa
and caramel macchiato this week due to the below-freezing temps again. Throw in
the whole “Dumb Starbucks” stunt and you have thisa trending topic in Cincy. I
predict Graeter’s will be trending at some point this summer and there will be
pictures of banana splits and chocolate milkshakes everywhere. Someone should
make a “Dumb Graeters” and see how much money their old cup sells for.
Ahh, ‘tis the season for another funny trend
thanks to Valentine’s Day. What is it about Tuesday afternoons that makes it so
difficult for people to work? Now, imagine these sayings on a little candy
heart from your sweetie:
It’s not me, it’s you.If only someone loved you.You were almost my first choice.Front: ILY, Back: I’m Leaving You.
This hashtag was supposedly started about Shaun
White, the snowboarder. Of course, if you’re not following the Olympics this
trend could be seriously misconstrued. Whoever started this had to have seen
the blatant double meaning. If you want to start a trend on Twitter, by all
means go for it, but use your damn brain. Regardless of what this hashtag
means, it should say #IfIWereWhite. You’re welcome, grammar Nazis.
Apparently MTV has a show that is not about the
young and pregnant or the young and drunk. Congratulations, Teen Wolf, apparently you are worthy of watching.
So, Big Lots will be the official discount seller of Hostess
products. Each week an assortment of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho-Hos will be shipped
to Big Lots everywhere and sold for cheap. Big Lots is based in Columbus, so it
makes sense that this would be trending in Cincinnati. In light of this trend,
many people were offering some of their best thrifty advice. Here were a few
tips I found interesting:Don’t use the heated dry cycle on your dishwasher; it saves money on
your energy bill.
Make a grocery list and only buy what is on it. This helps to
curb impulse buying at the store. This one is definitely harder than it sounds.
Go to the thrift store first. Many places have a rack with all
brand new clothes sent from the store because they weren’t selling, were
returned, have a crooked seam or something minor.
Bring your coffee from home. Figure out how much you spend a week on coffee
compared to investing in a coffee pot and making your own. The savings are more
than you’d expect.Follow @Thriftinnati or go to www.cincinnatithrift.com for more
info on thrifting and thrift stores in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.Also trending: Marcus Smart, Michael Sam, #Curling, #SoChi, #HoneyBooBoo,
Valentine’s Day, #SingleLife and #ForeverAlone.
Plus, flatulence isn't always funny and Prince still hates the Internet.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Open up your social media feeds from Jan. 26 and you’ll
learn that this year’s Grammys were a crime against music and all
involved should be executed.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
When you see
people who fought in World War II watching the Reds play at Great
American Ball Park just the same as you are, it makes something click
that the role of sports is not something that lessens over the time of a
by Hannah McCartney
at 10:31 AM | Permalink
Cincinnati only non-metropolis in top five most influential areas
Say what you want about our chili, but the Queen City is particularly savvy in the Twitter world, according to a new study from Indiana University. A social media study that sought to pinpoint geographic areas that most frequently are hubs for information flow found that ol' Cincinnati was among a couple of much larger, more metropolitan cities like L.A., New York, D.C. that often acted as Twitter "trendsetters" — generating topics early on that eventually trend on a national level. The study found that most of those areas corresponded with major air traffic hubs, although it's tough to pinpoint whether that's because news travels so quickly across state lines at airports or because major air traffic hubs just tend to be in densely populated cities, where information already spreads more quickly because social media users tend to be closer and more connected. As we all know, Cincinnati's airport is nothing particularly special — in fact, it's so expensive, lots of locals even avoid it when they can — so that theory doesn't really jive for us. And our population hovering around 300,000 isn't anywhere near the monoliths who earned trendsetter status. Cincinnati earned the second spot just under L.A. as the most influential trendsetting geographic area in the entire country, followed by Washington, D.C, Seattle and New York. Washington Post blogger Caitlin Dewey hypothesizes our influence might have something to do with the city's fluctuating migration trends — we suffered a big population exodus from 2004-2010. Perhaps our emigrants just maintain really strong ties to the city once they realize they've left wonderful things behind like CINCINNATI CHILI.From the study: Whatever it is, we're doing something right. You could share your guesses in the comments, but maybe you should just #tweet #it #instead.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I feel some of the same vitriol expressed in many of these angry tweets. But it’s not that
hard to resist the urge to publicly express irrational rage related to a
sporting event. Especially so pointedly directed at a single person.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A pair of recent online attempts to
encapsulate Cincinnati went viral, at least locally, and the responses
to them inadvertently shined a light on a few overlooked traits of
Cincinnatians — thin skin and chips on shoulders. (As a native, I
wholeheartedly admit to also having these traits engraved into my DNA.)
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Without thumbs we couldn’t hitchhike; give thumbs up; give a
handjob; use a hammer; use the full vocabulary of sign language; pick up
a cup; make a phone call; recreate Star Wars with only thumbs (see: Thumb Wars);
use a lighter; do an accurate Fonzie impression; text while driving; or
tweet without a laptop on the toilet.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A couple of months ago, I started seeing
the words “Harlem Shake” out of the side of my eye at an increasing
rate. Natural, mindless curiosity — which creates the “viralness” of a
cyber phenom — would usually have me clicking to see what this thing — … song? … dance? … video? — was all about.
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 12, 2013
If there’s one thing that Facebook is
good for, it’s learning about stuff that’s happening on the Internet. My
colleague Mike Breen recently posted a humorous comment along with a
story he shared titled, “Mother Tried to Sell Her Kids on Facebook for
$4,000.” Mike’s take: “What an idiot! That’s what Craigslist is for!”