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So you’re probably aware that a little movie called “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens this week. You’re probably also aware that this movie is a pretty big deal and a lot of people seem to be excited about it. So, how excited are they? Let’s take a look at what Twitter can tell us.More

Over the years we’ve taken an in-depth look at a number different communities on Tumblr: how they talk, what they think is funny or poignant, the types of content they’re the most interested in, and more. It’s been a while since we checked in some of Tumblr biggest communities, so we thought we’d take a lookMore

Now that you know about Echo, we wanted to show you what, exactly, you can do with it. We’ll be sharing a series of stories told through Echo’s data and visualizations.  Feel free to ask us any questions you may have in the comments below, or find us on Twitter @UnionMetrics. You can learn moreMore

The Twitter archive is a powerful and vast source of useful data for brands and marketers. It comprises hundreds of billion of tweets from nearly ten years of Twitter activity. And it’s now easier than ever to mine that data to help inform real business decisions using the power of the full Twitter archive. AtMore

Previewing the new 2015 fall TV shows on Twitter

It’s September and that means it’s time for new fall TV! Over the next few weeks, the big networks will roll out their new TV series. Not all of these series will survive the year; some will be cancelled within a few weeks. One of our favorite exercises each fall at Union Metrics is toMore

Twitter and the 2015 MTV VMAs

How many tweets did fans post about the MTV VMAs yesterday? A LOT. There were more than 11.5 million tweets posted about the VMAs during the 2.5-hour show and 20.9 million tweets during the full day on Sunday. A few other highlights: Kanye West announced he will run for president in 2020, and generated 2.8 million tweetsMore

Twitter and the Republican presidential debate losers

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, there’s a big presidential candidate debate tonight. Ten Republican candidates – the current GOP front-runners – will gather for the 2016 presidential race’s first major televised debate. Fox News selected these 10 debate participants from a larger group of 17 possible candidates based on averages from five recent national polls. And to absolutely noMore

Social TV: Between and serialized Netflix

Until now all of Netflix’s original programming has been binge-able; whole seasons released at once that fans park themselves to consume on the couch while they tweet about it. This changed with the recent release of Between, a show developed in partnership with a Canadian channel that follows the traditional one-new-episode-released-per-week formula. Episodes air on CityMore

Bare-faced on Twitter & Instagram: Amy Schumer’s #GirlYouDontNeedMakeup

On Tuesday a new episode of Inside Amy Schumer aired on Comedy Central, and in anticipation of this boy band parody sketch, Amy posted a no-makeup selfie on Twitter and Instagram asking her followers to share selfies of themselves without makeup on either platform with the hashtag #GirlYouDontNeedMakeup. And the response has been as sweet as aMore

Social TV: Netflix binge-watching, Daredevil and Twitter

The prevalence of the second screen and social television have been established for some time now, but how does the conversation differ around a show when the whole season is released at once and the audience has the option to binge-watch it all in one go? We looked at the Twitter conversation around Netflix’s recently released Daredevil toMore