Trending Tuesday: Redditors & Stonks, Reynolds Spreads Awareness, & Festivale Falls Flat

Published On: February 2, 2021By Categories: Trending Tuesday

If the last week of January proved anything, it’s to never underestimate the power of conversation to drive significant change across industries, from Wall Street to Hollywood. From Redditors challenging Wall Street, to Deadpool 3 (almost) being a road trip movie, and a less-than-festive audience reception to an Animal Crossing update, here are three notable stories that trended over the last week.

Redditors Show the Power of Conversation to Drive Collective Action

We can’t talk about last week without starting with the epic revolt that took the Internet by storm. Last week, a conversation thread on the WallStreetBets subreddit gained significant traction as Redditors collectively made a statement by purchasing and holding Gamestop stock. As they successfully pushed Gamestop’s stock value up, conversations around their actions similarly skyrocketed.

Indeed, conversation volume was so high, that for a brief period both the WallStreetBets subReddit and its affiliated Discord server were out of commission as moderators for each rushed to create moderation settings that could ensure a safer experience for users. While moderators scrambled, Wall Street effectively imploded, as trading platforms saw delays and hedge funds counted their losses. Although Gamestop share trading came to a forced halt, the conversation kept going.

Indeed, conversation engagement soared over January 27th through 29th, and derivative conversations flourished across Reddit, Twitter, and numerous other channels. At one point, Spiketrap observed that over 65 comments were being added every second to the WallStreetBets subreddit alone. Across Twitter, many hyped up the Redditors’ actions with praise, while others referenced the 2008 stock market crash in their discussions. Conversations revealed that what initially started off as support for a company had morphed into something much greater. Although this story is far from over, it shines a light on the incredible power of conversation on such a massive scale and the real impact it can have on the world.

Ryan Reynolds Shares Deadpool Story for Mental Health Awareness

On the 28th, Ryan Reynolds shared an unexpected fact about Deadpool 3. He tweeted that before Disney bought Fox, Deadpool 3 was actually going to be a road trip movie featuring Deadpool and Logan. He shared the fun fact for a good cause, aiming to spread awareness around mental health, and it worked!

Sentiment was neutral but leaning positive at 54, with fans reacting to the Deadpool-that-could’ve-been with notable enthusiasm.

Most of the conversation, however, focused on the mental health aspect of the original message. The original tweet was retweeted over 12 thousand times with plenty of folks praising Reynolds for spreading awareness in such a “genius way.” Others responded by sharing their own personal mental health struggles and expressing the importance of speaking up to combat stigmas. Given the sensitive subject matter of these responses, it is not surprising that the sentiment score was neutral, albeit leaning towards positive.

It was indeed a warm and wholesome day on Twitter.

Animal Crossing Festivale Update Falls Flat

Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons were buzzing on the 27th when Nintendo announced its upcoming update for the annual in-game Festivale event. The update includes new reactions, clothing, seasonal items, and the return of colorful peacock character, Pavè.

Despite the excitement the update was supposed to generate, player reactions reveals it was lacking.

Sentiment was at a neutral 41 following the announcement, with users sharing that they’re not too impressed with what they’re getting out of it. Some stated it feels “shallow” and merely adds to the existing repetitive gameplay centered on item collection; meanwhile, others expressed desire for more significant updates to features or mechanics.

Going deeper into these conversations, it is evident that players who have lost interest in the game over time are really looking for a significant update to shake things up and make them look forward to visiting their island again.

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Trending Tuesday: Redditors & Stonks, Reynolds Spreads Awareness, & Festivale Falls Flat

Published On: February 2, 2021By Categories: Trending Tuesday

If the last week of January proved anything, it’s to never underestimate the power of conversation to drive significant change across industries, from Wall Street to Hollywood. From Redditors challenging Wall Street, to Deadpool 3 (almost) being a road trip movie, and a less-than-festive audience reception to an Animal Crossing update, here are three notable stories that trended over the last week.

Redditors Show the Power of Conversation to Drive Collective Action

We can’t talk about last week without starting with the epic revolt that took the Internet by storm. Last week, a conversation thread on the WallStreetBets subreddit gained significant traction as Redditors collectively made a statement by purchasing and holding Gamestop stock. As they successfully pushed Gamestop’s stock value up, conversations around their actions similarly skyrocketed.

Indeed, conversation volume was so high, that for a brief period both the WallStreetBets subReddit and its affiliated Discord server were out of commission as moderators for each rushed to create moderation settings that could ensure a safer experience for users. While moderators scrambled, Wall Street effectively imploded, as trading platforms saw delays and hedge funds counted their losses. Although Gamestop share trading came to a forced halt, the conversation kept going.

Indeed, conversation engagement soared over January 27th through 29th, and derivative conversations flourished across Reddit, Twitter, and numerous other channels. At one point, Spiketrap observed that over 65 comments were being added every second to the WallStreetBets subreddit alone. Across Twitter, many hyped up the Redditors’ actions with praise, while others referenced the 2008 stock market crash in their discussions. Conversations revealed that what initially started off as support for a company had morphed into something much greater. Although this story is far from over, it shines a light on the incredible power of conversation on such a massive scale and the real impact it can have on the world.

Ryan Reynolds Shares Deadpool Story for Mental Health Awareness

On the 28th, Ryan Reynolds shared an unexpected fact about Deadpool 3. He tweeted that before Disney bought Fox, Deadpool 3 was actually going to be a road trip movie featuring Deadpool and Logan. He shared the fun fact for a good cause, aiming to spread awareness around mental health, and it worked!

Sentiment was neutral but leaning positive at 54, with fans reacting to the Deadpool-that-could’ve-been with notable enthusiasm.

Most of the conversation, however, focused on the mental health aspect of the original message. The original tweet was retweeted over 12 thousand times with plenty of folks praising Reynolds for spreading awareness in such a “genius way.” Others responded by sharing their own personal mental health struggles and expressing the importance of speaking up to combat stigmas. Given the sensitive subject matter of these responses, it is not surprising that the sentiment score was neutral, albeit leaning towards positive.

It was indeed a warm and wholesome day on Twitter.

Animal Crossing Festivale Update Falls Flat

Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons were buzzing on the 27th when Nintendo announced its upcoming update for the annual in-game Festivale event. The update includes new reactions, clothing, seasonal items, and the return of colorful peacock character, Pavè.

Despite the excitement the update was supposed to generate, player reactions reveals it was lacking.

Sentiment was at a neutral 41 following the announcement, with users sharing that they’re not too impressed with what they’re getting out of it. Some stated it feels “shallow” and merely adds to the existing repetitive gameplay centered on item collection; meanwhile, others expressed desire for more significant updates to features or mechanics.

Going deeper into these conversations, it is evident that players who have lost interest in the game over time are really looking for a significant update to shake things up and make them look forward to visiting their island again.

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Trending Tuesday: Redditors & Stonks, Reynolds Spreads Awareness, & Festivale Falls Flat

Published On: February 2, 2021By

If the last week of January proved anything, it’s to never underestimate the power of conversation to drive significant change across industries, from Wall Street to Hollywood. From Redditors challenging Wall Street, to Deadpool 3 (almost) being a road trip movie, and a less-than-festive audience reception to an Animal Crossing update, here are three notable stories that trended over the last week.

Redditors Show the Power of Conversation to Drive Collective Action

We can’t talk about last week without starting with the epic revolt that took the Internet by storm. Last week, a conversation thread on the WallStreetBets subreddit gained significant traction as Redditors collectively made a statement by purchasing and holding Gamestop stock. As they successfully pushed Gamestop’s stock value up, conversations around their actions similarly skyrocketed.

Indeed, conversation volume was so high, that for a brief period both the WallStreetBets subReddit and its affiliated Discord server were out of commission as moderators for each rushed to create moderation settings that could ensure a safer experience for users. While moderators scrambled, Wall Street effectively imploded, as trading platforms saw delays and hedge funds counted their losses. Although Gamestop share trading came to a forced halt, the conversation kept going.

Indeed, conversation engagement soared over January 27th through 29th, and derivative conversations flourished across Reddit, Twitter, and numerous other channels. At one point, Spiketrap observed that over 65 comments were being added every second to the WallStreetBets subreddit alone. Across Twitter, many hyped up the Redditors’ actions with praise, while others referenced the 2008 stock market crash in their discussions. Conversations revealed that what initially started off as support for a company had morphed into something much greater. Although this story is far from over, it shines a light on the incredible power of conversation on such a massive scale and the real impact it can have on the world.

Ryan Reynolds Shares Deadpool Story for Mental Health Awareness

On the 28th, Ryan Reynolds shared an unexpected fact about Deadpool 3. He tweeted that before Disney bought Fox, Deadpool 3 was actually going to be a road trip movie featuring Deadpool and Logan. He shared the fun fact for a good cause, aiming to spread awareness around mental health, and it worked!

Sentiment was neutral but leaning positive at 54, with fans reacting to the Deadpool-that-could’ve-been with notable enthusiasm.

Most of the conversation, however, focused on the mental health aspect of the original message. The original tweet was retweeted over 12 thousand times with plenty of folks praising Reynolds for spreading awareness in such a “genius way.” Others responded by sharing their own personal mental health struggles and expressing the importance of speaking up to combat stigmas. Given the sensitive subject matter of these responses, it is not surprising that the sentiment score was neutral, albeit leaning towards positive.

It was indeed a warm and wholesome day on Twitter.

Animal Crossing Festivale Update Falls Flat

Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons were buzzing on the 27th when Nintendo announced its upcoming update for the annual in-game Festivale event. The update includes new reactions, clothing, seasonal items, and the return of colorful peacock character, Pavè.

Despite the excitement the update was supposed to generate, player reactions reveals it was lacking.

Sentiment was at a neutral 41 following the announcement, with users sharing that they’re not too impressed with what they’re getting out of it. Some stated it feels “shallow” and merely adds to the existing repetitive gameplay centered on item collection; meanwhile, others expressed desire for more significant updates to features or mechanics.

Going deeper into these conversations, it is evident that players who have lost interest in the game over time are really looking for a significant update to shake things up and make them look forward to visiting their island again.