What’s Trending now on May 23, 2012?
Dharun Ravi was one of the most searched individuals on Google this week. The former Rutgers student was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 300 hours of community service for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who was having an intimate encounter with another man. Clementi’s suicide post-incident heightened the bar for discussions about cyberbulling and privacy laws in a wired world.
Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker criticized President Obama for his attacks on Mitt Romney, and now he’s doing an online backpedalling. With the support of over 1.1 million followers, @CoryBooker started the trend #IStandWithObama.
NASCAR made social media history by becoming the first professional sport to officially partner with Twitter, teasing a Twitter page that will launch on June 8 and invite fans to engage and interact during the race day excitement.
The single most shared event of the last few days was the solar eclipse — which won’t happen again until 2017. Observers snapped pics from all around the world to share what the ring of fire looked like from their perspective. Right here on the What’s Trending blog, type “eclipse” into Search to uncover an awesome video.
Memorial Day has been a top ten Google Trend all week. This year, wherever you are, you’re invited to join the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. by putting your virtual boots on the ground.
And don’t miss the Meme of The Week: EVIL COWS. Maybe we’ve been underestimating these friendly farm animals all along…