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Oscars 2014: The most tweeted-about moments of the night were ...

The 86th Academy Awards could be remembered by a number of labels: The Oscars where Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza. The Oscars where Matthew McConaughey won. Most likely, though, we’ll recall this ceremony as Oscars that broke Twitter. During the broadcast, DeGeneres took it upon herself to organize the world’s greatest selfie in the hopes of creating the most retweeted tweet ever. Spoiler: She did.

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Jimmy Fallon introduces The Beatles to social media (and selfie Sunday!) -- VIDEO

There are two things we know for sure in this world: We’re in the golden age of social media, and Beatlemania was the height of rabid fandom. So can you imagine if John, Paul, Ringo, and George had participated in #selfiesunday?!

Jimmy Fallon can. On The Tonight Show, Fallon recruited Late Night bandleader Fred Armisen to help him show what 1964 would’ve looked like if Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Vine had existed.

In his sketch, we travel back to the band’s first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, just after they finish singing “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Paul immediately thanks the crowd… and asks everyone to like the band on Facebook. If you want to see more of their bowl cuts, they’re also on Instagram — THE_BEATLES1 — but you’ll have to ignore all the photos of Ringo’s brunch. (Ringo jokes: still funny!) More importantly, be sure to catch their live-tweet of the MTV Video Music Awards.

The best part of all of this? The band’s Twitter handle: @THEREALBEATLESUK. If this is 1964, what jerk stole @TheBeatles?!

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Socialympics: Olympic skier Nick Goepper's bathtub photo takes gold (#nude)

In our ongoing coverage of the Sochi Socialympics, the U.S. athletes continue to deliver. Here’s a look at the medalists for Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes 2014: And the award for most tweeted-about moment goes to...

While the Hollywood A-listers walked the red carpet, took their seats, drank their booze, and accepted their awards, the rest of us turned on our televisions and took to Twitter to discuss absolutely everything — Did you hear there was sewage on the red carpet? How hot does Matthew McConaughey look? Congrats, Breaking Bad!
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Relive 2013 through the year's top Instagram moments and trends

With only a few weeks left in 2013, Instagram has released its year-end data. From the most liked post to the year’s biggest hashtag’s here’s a quick roundup of 2013, social media-style.

Most liked Instagram of 2013
Not surprisingly, Justin Bieber takes home the awards for the most liked Instagram. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Eliminated 'Voice' contestant Josh Logan on the new instant save: 'It was mass confusion'

Top 12 contestant on The Voice Josh Logan was one of two artists eliminated on Tuesday’s show, the first episode to feature the Twitter ‘instant save.’ But when EW spoke with him today on the phone, Logan was in high spirits and optimistic for his post-show prospects. “I was fine last night and I’m fine today,” Logan said. “It’s definitely a bittersweet thing, but I lost, you know, at least to another talented person.” Logan and glam-rock singer Kat Robichaud were in the bottom two. Robichaud garnered the most Twitter votes to remain in the competition. “I’m just looking forward to starting with what’s next and really trying to kick some ass in the future,” he said. After the elimination episode, the next day was a whirlwind of press and even reliving Monday’s performance episode all over again. His coach Christina Aguilera had chosen Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” for him to sing, and Logan found him singing it again Wednesday afternoon on Access Hollywood. “The song that sent me home,” he laughs.
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'The Voice' results: Who went home? Who got 'Instant Saved'?

[SPOILER ALERT!!! Read on only if you have already seen Tuesday night's eliminations round.]

Tonight was The Voice‘s great social media experiment. Did it work? And more importantly, did America’s Twitter users save the right singer?

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'The Voice' fans get a bigger voice: Will you use the Twitter 'Instant Save' tonight?

For the first time Tuesday night, social-media-happy fans of The Voice will have the power to save a contestant in the live eliminations with the “Instant Save.”

Voting via Twitter, you can prevent one of the bottom three singers from going home. Here’s how it works: During the live broadcast, host Carson Daly will give a signal for viewers to start casting their votes. For five minutes only, you can save your artists by tweeting their official keyword (which is their first name) with hashtag #VoiceSave. According to the official rules on the NBC website, retweeting someone else’s already-composed tweet counts as a vote, but only one tweet per Twitter ID will count. The singer with the most tweet-votes remains, and the other two will go home.

Here’s Carson Daly explaining how the Twitter save works:
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Katy Perry is officially the most popular person on social media -- sorry, Justin Bieber

Move over, Justin Bieber, there’s a new social media ruler in town!

Over the weekend, Katy Perry—who graces this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly—pulled ahead of Bieber in both Twitter followers and Facebook likes. Surpassing Bieber officially makes the “Roar” singer the most popular social media personality.

The pop star now has 46.55 million followers on Twitter and 59.27 million likes on Facebook. In comparison, Bieber currently has 46.52 million followers on Twitter and 57.28 million likes on Facebook.

So what’s her secret to social media success? READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' on Facebook: The most active fans reside in ...

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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