For Breaking Bad, season 5 has brought in more viewers than ever before, breaking ratings records week after week. But viewers haven’t just been tuning in for one hour of television every Sunday night. Between predicting the show’s ending and finding an outlet to express their feelings — poor Jesse! — viewers have taken to Facebook to spread the word of Heisenberg. READ FULL STORY
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Long, long ago, in a faraway, pre-social-media universe, the public would let their voices be heard using such unusual methods as storming capitals, setting things on fire, writing passive-aggressive letters, and, well, actually speaking. Nowadays, we have Facebook as our virtual voice box.
Which is convenient when talking (or, rather, typing) about awards-show odds. The Primetime Emmy Awards air this Sunday (Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS), and unless you’re a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, your vote as a mere fan doesn’t much matter.
But Facebook, numbers-savvy voice box it is, has been tracking all U.S. mentions of Emmy nominees since Sept. 1, and from your chatter, Facebook has determined the buzziest nominees so far.
Some results of their analysis are not at all surprising. Most mentioned for Best Comedy Series? The Big Bang Theory. (Girls is second; Veep is sixth and last). Most mentioned for Best Drama Series? Breaking Bad, followed by Homeland.
If Breaking Bad fans had it their way, the 2013 Emmys would be a Bad sweep, with Facebook users mentioning Aaron Paul the most for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (he won in 2012) and Bryan Cranston for Actor in a Drama Series.
According to Facebook’s stats, you are also a benevolent bunch, chattering the most about Sofia Vergara for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series; it’s her fourth nomination in the category for playing Modern Family‘s Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, and she has yet to win.
And you also seem fatigued of The Daily Show‘s decade-long winning streak for Variety Series. Most Mentions? Saturday Night Live, followed by the Colbert Report.
Check out the entire list of your top Emmy mentions here:
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Scrolling through our News Feeds, stopping to admire photos of our newly engaged friends’ left hands, wishing with all our hearts there were some way to easily access even more shots of diamonds, or wedding dresses, or babies, or whatever, especially those belonging to people we don’t actually know in real life — we’ve all been there.
And Facebook has finally come up with a way to solve this pressing problem. Starting Wednesday, the world’s biggest social-networking site has officially integrated hashtags into its interface. Not sure what a hashtag is? It’s cool, Gramps — let the nice Facebook people explain: “Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.”
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The nuanced plots and subtle themes of Mad Men just wouldn’t be the same if the men and women of Mad Men had the same social-media habits that its viewers are privy to.
With a hilarious use of status updates, shared photos and “likes,” these HappyPlace.com recaps take the quiet momentum of the latest episodes of Mad Men and slap them down in a painfully obvious newsfeed.
Pete Campbell I can’t believe recklessly having sex with my neighbor is backfiring on me!
Megan Draper So then I married my boss, performed a sexy song in French, and finally, a few days ago, I had a miscarriage. READ FULL STORY
Since the news broke earlier today of the explosions that went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, there has been an outpouring of support online, including from celebrities via Twitter. But at least one celeb was quick to vocalize his thoughts about the tragedy with more than 140 characters. Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt went serious on his Facebook page on Monday afternoon to respond to news of the explosions that have reportedly killed two people and injured dozens more.
Oswalt, known for roles in such films as Young Adult and Pixar’s Ratatouille, first recalled his feelings following the plane hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001. “My reaction was, ‘Well, I’ve had it with humanity,’” he wrote. READ FULL STORY
Facebook introduces 'Home' -- A way to learn what your friends are doing, without having to talk to them
Today Facebook introduced Home, which it calls ”a completely new experience that lets you see the world through people, not apps.”
Home, which isn’t really an app or an operating system or anything, ”replaces the lock screen and home screen” of your phone so that from the moment you think ”Hey, what time is it? Let me check my phone”, you can see what all of your friends are doing on Facebook (without you). Home also has ”chat heads,” which pop up with your friend’s face on them, even when you’re using other apps. In general, Home is for anyone who has ever said ”Man, I wish I could look at one app, while looking at another app.”
Home will be available for free at the Google Play Store on April 12, but is so far only available on select GALAXY and HTC phones.
The press release concludes ”We wanted to reimagine the way we all use computing devices to make us more connected and bring us closer to the people we care about.” Another way to do that is to make a phone call, something most phones still do.
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‘New Girl’: Help Jess get to her date with Nick in new Facebook game
For a while, it seemed like New Girl‘s Jess and Nick needed all the help they could get to realize how great they’d be together. They’re a little more clued into their compatibility now, but Jess can still use your help getting to her first date with Nick.
To promote New Girl‘s special Thursday timeslot this week, Fox has created a Facebook game called “First Date Dash” (in honor, of course, of Jess and Nick’s first date that we can’t wait to see in this week’s episode). EW can exclusively tell you Newbies that the game launches today on the show’s Facebook page. Check it out here.
In the game, players must use their arrow keys to collect heart icons and maneuver Jess on the road to the finish line, where Nick is waiting for her. Naturally, the road isn’t without some obstacles (the feeling stick, puppy in a cup, etc.), placed there by Schmidt and Winston, the roommates who are not too keen on having a romantic couple in the loft.
Watch the promo for this week’s episode below: READ FULL STORY
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