This Week In Social Media

This week in social: The Super Bowl sets a new tweets per second record, Pinterest makes money off of your pins, Facebook reaches $100 Billion on the private market and Lady Gaga preps a social network for her fans

In The Final 3 Minutes Of The Super Bowl, There Were 10,000 Tweets Per Second

Facebook Mobile Ads Developing: Sponsored Stories Coming ‘Within Weeks’

STUDY: Twitter Is Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes & Alcohol

Woody Harrelson Enrages Reddit Users With Movie Marketing Attempt

Lady Gaga Launching Social Networking Site Exclusively For Her Fans

2011 Year In Review

We’ve rouned up the best of the “best of 2011 lists” to bring you this year’s top photos, stories, memes, and social media personalities. What’s in store for 2012? Happy New Year!

Top 5 Social Media Posts of 2011

 All the Viral Videos of the Year in Two Minutes

Like My Status: Memology 2011

The 22 Best Infographics Of 2011

2011′s Top Sharing Trends

The Year in Facebook Advertising

Reddit’s Top 20 Most Popular Pics Of 2011

2011 in Social Media IPOs: The Winners, The Losers, and The Winningest Losers

Dispatches from Reddit | Cuil Theory & Mark Cuban Q&A

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Two neato-geato things we found on Reddit -

Cuil Theory
If you remember the moderately hyped launch (just the launch, that is) of the Cuil search engine, you’ll remember going on there and thinking “ummm?” It’s still not that good – when you search for Twilight it shows you a map of Europe and the Wikipedia entry for The Twilight Zone. Come on, just show me pics of a sparkly white guy please! Anyway, in typical Reddit spirit, a few of their users have collaborated on the tangential Cuil Theory. The theory is cool and funny, but the best part is the complete Cuil brand name hijacking through social media. Watch out for that, future brand managers of America.

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