Social Buzz Pros: Favorites from this Week 11/2 | Social Buzz Pros
Sorry we’re a little late, but we still think you might be interested in what was trending this last week. Below are our top five stories for November 3rd through November 7th! Which one is your favorite?
Alex From Target
Six hundred thousand, hormone-crazed teenage girls can help make anyone instantly famous today. This teenage boy became a bona fide celebrity this as week when a photo of him working at his job at Target took the Internet by storm. Sixteen-year-old, Alex Lee, was flabbergasted to see his photo and various memes scattered throughout the Twitter-sphere. One minute he has about 144 followers, the next almost 600,000! The hashtag, #AlexFromTarget, was trending for about three days and he was even featured on Ellen. The teen admitted to feeling pressure to constantly update his Twitter now because his new followers are going to be expecting something. What are your thoughts on #AlexFromTarget and the powers of social media?
The Polls Are In
The 2014 midterm elections mean victory for Republicans, but there were also some other historic firsts for candidates across the country.
- First black senator elected by popular vote in the South: Time Scott (R-SC)
- First black Republican woman elected to the House: Mia Love (R-UT)
- First Iraq War combat veteran elected to the Senate: Tom Cotton (R-AR)
- First female veteran elected to the Senate: Joni Ernst (R-IA)
- First female senators from Iowa (Joni Ernst) and West Virginia (Shelley Moore Capito)
- First female governor of Rhode Island: Gina Raimond
- First U.S. governor in a wheelchair in the 21st century: Greg Abbott (R-TX)
- First openly gay state attorney general: Maura Healey (D-MA)
- Youngest woman elected to Congress: Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Ho Ho Ho
The day after Halloween began the day of holidaycommercials. While watching TV this past week, I witnessed at least five commercials relating to the holidays. Starbucks, for instance, has already changed their menu and their cups to red. While Macy’s, at least the one by me, has decorated with festive ornaments and lights. Santa has even made an appearance at the Mall in Columbia, Maryland and Thanksgivingis still two weeks away! What are your thoughts on the holiday spirit happening so early this year?
Country Music Awards
Are there any country music fans out there? The 48th Annual CMAs were hosted on Wednesday, November 5th and they were a hit. Returning co-hosts, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, along with multiple, memorable performances by famous country crooners, filled country music’s biggest night with fun and excitement. Here were the results:
- Album of the Year: Platinum, Miranda Lambert
- Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
- Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
- Male Vocalist: Blake Shelton
- Music Video of the Year: "Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley
- New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldridge
- Single of the Year: "Automatic," Miranda Lambert
- Song of the Year: "Follow Your Arrow," Kacie Musgraves
- Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
- Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
- Musical Event of the Year: "We Were Us," Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert
- Irving Waugh Award of Excellence: Vince Gill
If you missed it, or even want to rewatch it, click here!
Pup 681 is actually an orphaned Southern sea otter that has gained a lot of online attention recently. The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago posted a video to YouTube documenting the arrival of the otter. Eventually, after the pup is old enough to fend for himself, he will be named and moved to the facility’s Regenstein Sea Otter Nursery. The vice president of animal collections for the aquarium said, “It truly takes a village to rehabilitee a young sea otter. Our animal care team is teaching the pup how to be an otter.” Check out the video of Pup 681 learning to swim, here!