May 10, 2012
Bloggers Discuss Barack Obama’s Dating Life

An article that focused largely on the president’s relationships with some old girlfriends inspired bloggers to weigh in on both Obama and the article last week. On YouTube, protests in Malaysia calling for fair elections dominated the week’s most popular news videos.

May 3, 2012
Bloggers Debate the Treatment of Arab Women

A controversial column arguing that women are “hated” in the Arab world triggered an impassioned conversation in the blogosphere last week that included both warm praise and strident criticism. Another top subject on blogs included a tribute to a classic sports car.

Report | Apr 29, 2012
Romney & Obama Eye November

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. However, the data is available.

Apr 26, 2012
Bloggers Speculate on Google Innovations

The impending release of Google Drive and looming changes at Google+ triggered a lively online discussion last week as bloggers generally seemed to welcome these new developments. On Twitter, it was another big week for pop stars while a tragic car accident in Japan registered as the most viewed news video.

Report | Apr 22, 2012
General Election Takes Shape

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. However, the data is available.

Apr 19, 2012
Instagram, Facebook and Media Controversies Lead on Social Media

The sale of the photo networking site Instagram to Facebook for $1 billion gained attention on both blogs and Twitter last week as users were startled by the large price tag. Also, three separate media controversies kept the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case in the news six weeks after the incident occurred.

Apr 11, 2012
Project Glass Takes Social Media by Storm

Social media users are often fascinated by high-tech advances and a preview of Google’s augmented-reality glasses last week generated a major reaction on blogs and Twitter. Meanwhile, an April Fools’ joke at the expense of a presidential candidate was the most popular news-related YouTube video.

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