If you watched the game on Sunday you probably felt one of two emotions: triumphant elation or deep, crushing disappointment. Either way, the Big Game was an eventful day for fans and brands alike, generating more social activity than any other sporting event to date. Here’s how the game stacked up for sharers. (more…)

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Birdman Stole the Show

If you watched the Oscars last night, or read anything online, or talked to anyone this morning, you know that Birdman stole the show. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu claimed the famed Best Director and Best Picture award, and the movie, also know as The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, won Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Read more…

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The Science of Messaging and Big Data

Recently, I attended the Data Science Innovation Summit in San Diego.   As a participant at such events in the past few years, I have seen an increase in the adoption of data-driven thinking across a variety of businesses.  These days you see more and more participants from a variety of industries, such as industrials Read more…

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Trending Now: NYFW

It may be freezing cold in New York, but it’s getting hot on those runways. As New York Fashion Week comes to a close we looked at what was trending in our network and NYFW featured it all – socialites & designers, parties & feuds and of course – Kanye. One of the leading ladies Read more…

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And the Oscar Goes to…

We’ll have to wait until Sunday night to know for sure, but social media has given us some insight into who to pay close attention to at the 87th Academy Awards. It’s no surprise that Bradley Cooper, heartthrob and incredible actor, has been trending across social channels this week, most notably on Facebook, more than Read more…

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Share The Love

This Valentine’s Day what are you doing to #ShareTheLove? This holiday isn’t just for people in a relationship, and it’s not all hearts & balloons. This holiday is to celebrate the people you love in your life. Mindvalley is a culture oriented company that created an idea called Love Week. Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley Read more…

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A Whirlwind Week for News Anchors

Tragedy, scandal and shock are some words that come to mind for Americans when confronted with the events surrounding nightly news anchors this week. For many, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart and Bob Simon have become the trusted, reliable voices to turn to in times of controversy and confusion.  And now, for varying reasons, these voices Read more…

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Docker at ShareThis

Like many dev groups, we love our ops team and consider them top notch, capable, and imbued with a ton of dev ops foo. Nonetheless, we’ve been on the prowl for better and better ways to deploy code to prod reliably and without time consuming 1 on 1 sessions sitting in front of each other’s Read more…

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Patriots Win the Social Bowl

If you watched the game on Sunday you probably felt one of two emotions: triumphant elation or deep, crushing disappointment. Either way, the Big Game was an eventful day for fans and brands alike, generating more social activity than any other sporting event to date. Here’s how the game stacked up for sharers.

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Climate Change and Net Neutrality Will be Top of Mind for Democrats in 2016

The social web has certainly evolved since Obama won the second term. Social networks have evolved to take on a much more meaningful scope in people’s lives. Voters certainly haven’t been shy about expressing their political opinions on social media, either; there are over 11 million politics-related social signals occurring on social networks every day. Read more…

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Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data

Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations. Like good carpenters, data engineers know that different tasks require different tools. Picking the right tools — and knowing how to use them — can be the most important part of any job. Here’s how we settled on Cassandra Read more…