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A look back at the most social election ever [video]

To think that a few elections ago there was no Twitter, Facebook, memes or trends the way we know them today is hard to fathom. While the election seems like a distant thought at this point the impact it had on social TV was enormous. Here’s CNN’s recap video on how social TV changed the way they covered the election. Read more

Pope Francis announcement a huge boon for CNN Digital

With last Wednesdays’s announcement that Pope Francis would be succeeding Pope Benedict XVI, the internet went into a frenzy. Pope Benedict XVI will forever have the distinction of being the first Pope to join Twitter. Soon after he stepped down, Benedict’s tweets from @Pontifex were taken down, as the account was transferred to Francis. Today, Francis sent his first tweet. Read more

CNN launches #TweetOfTheUnion to curate Congress’s reaction on social to State of the Union

CNN’s taking social TV curation to a whole new level. In honor of the President Obama’s State of the Union, currently underway, the network has “created a database of the Twitter handles of every member of Congress,” to help track the reactions in real-time. Here are the details of one of CNN’s most impressive second screen achievements to-date. Read more

In major upgrade, CNN iReport makes use of Facebook’s Open Graph technology

As citizen journalism grows in popularity, CNN iReport continues to assert itself as a go-to platform for people to contribute breaking news stories. Last November, we wrote about iReport’s goal in relaunching their site, “to become the largest social network for news.” With CNN’s innovative use of Facebook’s Open Graph technology, they are making great strides in achieving this goal. Read more

How a TV news personality should use social

In the midst of the unfortunate and terrible situation in Israel/Gaza, an interesting use of social has emerged from CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Cooper is currently on the ground in the region and isn’t only preparing for TV broadcasts. Read more

TV networks see record breaking traffic to websites during election night

Just about a year ago, Lost Remote’s Cory Bergman pointed out that TV sites should turn into second screens. A year later, TV networks have taken this advice and are now seeing record breaking results to their main dot coms. Election night was proof of that and here’s why. Read more

An inside look at Larry King’s new home, Ora TV

While video on the web is more prevalent than ever, there’s still a major debate as to whether or not there’s TV on the web. We can of course watch TV on Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime Anytime and numerous other TV everywhere products, but has non traditional TV-backed video content provided compelling enough content? The launch of Larry King-backed Ora TV is beginning a new chapter of TV on the web via Hulu. We spoke with Ora TV CEO Jon Housman about the launch of the network. Read more

An inside look at CNN’s election social TV success

Hurricane Sandy is still dominating news coverage, but the election is still rumbling our way as well. CNN has had tremendous success this election cycle that has put them at the top of Trendrr’s social leader board for all three presidential debates and the veep debate (more than ten networks aired these debates). We spoke with Steve Krakauer the  Senior Digital Producer CNN/US about the strategy that led to this success.  Read more

Trendrr secures patent for data processing methods

Trendrr has made a big announcement today, one that is sure to help their services grow in the long term. The social TV analytics company has announced that “the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company U.S. Patent No. 8,271,429, which protects the data collection and web-based display methods.” Their release goes onto explain that “the patent, entitled ‘System and method for collecting and processing data,’ protects Trendrr’s intuitive, turnkey enterprise technology solution, which solves the problem of processing, understanding and leveraging social data around television.” We spoke with CEO Mark Ghuneim about what this means for his company and about the unique ways they tracked the debates by looking at attribution by network. Read more

How CNN and SnappyTV created social TV producers for the debates

Debate season is in full force and social TV continues to define viewers reactions to these broadcasted spectacles. In our preview of the first election we wrote about CNN allowing viewers to become live TV producers by giving viewers the opportunity to clip and share their favorite moments in real-time. SnappyTV is the social TV technology platform that has made this possible for both the first presidential debate and tonight’s veep debate. The company has just released an infographic visualizing tonight’s debate and snaps. We also learned more about how this forward-thinking partnership with CNN works. Read more

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