While Black Friday numbers were down, the third annual #GivingTuesday raised $46 million and hit around 800 tweets per minute on Tuesday.
Twitter reacts to Eric Garner decision with #CrimingWhileWhite, #BlackLivesMatter. Toyota launches #BuckleUpForLife car seat safety campaign. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Cyber Monday was most social ever. Google’s Santa Tracker returns with new features. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Conversation about #CyberMonday on Twitter was up 75 percent compared to last year.
MineWhat.com compiled data to provide insight into what motivates shoppers.
Amongst retailers, Wal-Mart has the highest Black Friday engagement.
Earlier this week, Amazon got the Internet all excited by announcing its new PrimeAir delivery drones.
Offering same-day delivery, they sounded way too good to be true — and, now the buzz has died down a bit, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that they probably are.
Mobile sales increased by more than 55 percent on Cyber Monday when overall online sales broke new records, according to an IBM report.
Mobile made up about 17 percent of online sales this Cyber Monday. Mobile traffic also improved by 45 percent over last year. Tablets drove double the number of sales as smartphones, while users deployed their phones more often while browsing.
“The mobile device has become the shopping companion of choice for consumers,” said Jay Henderson, strategy director, IBM Smarter Commerce, in a statement. Read more
If you over-indulged over Thanksgiving and are still feeling a little bloated, taking selfies is probably the last thing on your mind.
The good news? This Tuesday, the United Nations Foundation is encouraging people to take #Unselfies instead.
More than 131.6 million are expected to shop this Cyber Monday on Dec. 2, according to the National Retail Federation, even after about 141 million shopped their way through Thanksgiving deals from Thursday through Sunday. That would be a little less than a 2 percent improvement over last year’s 129 million Cyber Monday shoppers.
More than one in five, or 24.8 million, of those who plan to shop on the annual mega-online sale day plan to use a mobile device, NRF said. That’s a 22 percent jump from last year for mobile shopping. Read more