- Apparently there's a day for everything now. Happy belated social media day!
- Remember the good old days, way back in the 90s, when chatrooms were a thing? Apparently they might be a thing again—Facebook's testing out a chatroom feature. Oh so retro!
- A surprising study finds email still trumps social media as a marketing tool.
- A positive side effect of being glued to the Facebook and the Twitters: The Huffington Post says social media makes teens them more sympathetic.
- Snark can be dangerous! In Texas, a teenage Facebook user was jailed for a sarcastic comment.
- Gosh, Indiana governor sure is sorry about censoring Facebook comments.
- Facebook czar Mark Zuckerburg led 700 of his underlings in celebration of gay pride this weekend.
What a news week! As you'd expect, we saw quite a few stories fly in the social media world. Although they might be different than you'd expect ... head below the orange puff to see what Daily Kos stories really spiked traffic for the week of 6/24 to 6/30.
As always, if a cell's highlighted orange, it was written by a front pager.
Okay, so it's pretty obvious here that Jen Hayden reigned this week as the Facebook Queen: The top three stories were hers. Woohoo! This was so impressive that Sarah Palin did a celebratory dance in her honor.
But you know what the nuttiest part is? Despite all the amazingness exhibited in the table above, Facebook wasn't our number one traffic referrer this week. See what story really took the cake this week in the table below.
James321's diary was all ablaze on Reddit this week, and also charted on Facebook. Do you see the number of pageviews that baby had? Daaayum.
And last but not least ...
Following the trends, the majority of Twitter shares tend to be front page stories. Congrats to spudlvr for charting in the top 5 for two weeks in a row!
If you're a social mediate, be sure to give Daily Kos some love on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and/or Google Plus. And remember that sharing a story on the interwebs is just one more way of saying "you're awesome" to your fellow community members besides the usual tips and recs.