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La Salle takes 4th UAAP table tennis crown; NU seizes men’s throne

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Emy Rose Dael claimed her second straight Most Valuable Player award, while seniors Jamaica Sy and Mardeline Carreon got a fitting end to their collegiate careers.It was La Salle’s fifth women’s championship in six years, harking back to the days of Lariba’s dominance in the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Rio Olympian Lariba, who won three UAAP MVP awards in her collegiate days, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) last May and is still recovering in the hospital. She was a part of coaching staff last season.Joana Chen of Ateneo won the Rookie of the Year honors. View comments Meanwhile, National University bagged their first ever title in the men’s division to halt UST’s rule with a 3-1 win in the Finals.Bulldogs’ John Misal was feted as the season MVP.NU’s boys’ team also secured back-to-back titles after stopping UST, 3-0, in their do-or-die affair behind MVP Stephen John Deiz.On the other hand, UST’s girls’ team completed the perfect season with a 3-1 triumph over De La Salle-Zobel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:13Robredo pushes back, asks what’s the real figure on drug war02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award With Ian Lariba on their minds, the La Salle women’s team won its fourth straight title in the UAAP Season 80 table tennis tournament Monday at the UP CHK Gym.After seeing their 14-game winning run stopped, the Lady Paddlers bucked their shock opening loss to University of Santo Tomas, 2-3, and rebounded with identical 3-1 victories in the following matches to remain the most dominant table tennis team.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dillinger vows war as he gets wish of facing Ginebralast_img read more

‘Head in bucket’ trial adjourned

first_imgVindra Siriram who has been accused of submerging his common-law wife, Shelly-Ann Persaud, in a five-gallon bucket of water between June 9 and June 10, 2014, is likely to know his fate on Thursday.Murder Accused: Vindra SiriramGuyana Times understands that the summing up of the case before the jury could deliberates was affected owing to technical glitches.As such, Justice James Bovell-Drakes adjourned the matter for Siriram, who has been on trial for allegedly murdering the mother of his three children at their Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home. It was stated that Siriram and Persaud were heard arguing prior to the woman’s death.A post-mortem examination later revealed that Persaud died as a result of drowning and manual strangulation. The pathologist had testified that there were marks of violence about the body and signs of compression as if someone forced her head down. Persaud was 25 years old at the time of her demise and she was said to have dropped out of school during the relationship.Damian Da Silva is representing the defendant while Seeta Bishundial and Shawnette Austin are appearing for the prosecution.last_img read more

Liza Destiny’s helideck gets green light from GCAA

first_imgGCAA’s Chief Air Navigations and Aerodromes Inspector Adrian Bassier and other officials during the inspection– Helideck Inspection Training ongoingThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has given the green to Liza Destiny’s helideck following an inspection of the facility before it left Singapore for Guyana.The inspection was done by GCAA’s Chief Air Navigations and Aerodromes Inspector Adrian Bassier in collaboration with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (Ghana CAA).The inspection in Singapore was done to ensure compliance with Guyana’s Civil Aviation regulations and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) while the vessel was in the shipyard so that any irregularity can be addressed before leaving the port.The collaboration between Guyana and Ghana for this certification process emanated from a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between GCAA and Ghana CAA in December 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya, at the ICAO Air Services Negotiation (ICAN) event.It is a significant indication of words in actions as it testifies to the fruition of bilateral commitments made by the President of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, to H.E. President David Granger, during a State visit to Guyana in June 2019.The MoU between the two civil aviation authorities provides for technical cooperation and sharing of expertise and knowledge in the areas of civil aviation between the two Civil Aviation Authorities.The GCAA, in a release, stated that it is presently building the capacity of its inspectors to address the needs of the emerging Oil and Gas Sector in Guyana by undertaking initiatives which would provide on-the-job training opportunities for its inspectors.Over the years, the GCAA has invested significant financial resources to build the capacity of its inspectors, which enables them to conduct their functions with more efficiency and effectiveness.The inspector from Ghana was delegated by the Director General of the GCAA, Lt Col Egbert Field, to perform the inspection functions on behalf of the Authority. This is a normal practice when a State’s civil aviation authority does not have the requisite capacity to conduct an inspection or certification exercise.The Ghanaian inspector performed this function on behalf of the GCAA so that the requisite licence and certification for the helideck would be issued by the GCAA, the agency that will be responsible for oversight of helidecks on Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels in Guyana’s territory.Prior to this collaboration, Guyana’s relations with Ghana was strengthened in 2018 when the two nations signed Air Services Agreements at the International Civil Aviation Organisation Air Transport Meeting held in Guyana.The Liza Destiny is expected to arrive in Guyana sometime in September. The drill ship was commissioned by the First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger, in Singapore in June 2019.last_img read more

NBC reaches out to Internet in fall lineup

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe comedy site will also include original content including blogs and podcasts. The Firstlook.com site will premiere up to four episodes of shows from NBC as well as the NBC Universal-owned cable channels USA, Sci-Fi, and Bravo. “The network strategy is, `Look, we know that consumers are spending more and more time online and we know there are certain activities that they do online that have nothing to do with television. Let’s see if we can’t grab part of that activity as well,” observed Todd Chanko, an analyst with Jupiter Media Research in New York. “I don’t think this is tantamount to abandoning the traditional television paradigm, it’s about adding another dimension,” Chanko added. NBC Universal on Monday also announced the completion of its acquisition of the Web site iVillage, where there will be a makeover contest connected to the “Today” morning show and a new one-hour daily program called “iVillage Live” to debut in December and be streamed live on iVillage.com and on NBC Universal owned and operated stations. The “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” feature gives fans the opportunity to be online detectives on NBC.com and figure out the killer before each week’s episode actually airs. Correct solutions make the viewer eligible for a season-end grand prize. NBC.com will offer interactive features for the fall new series “Heroes,” “Friday Night Lights” and “30 Rock” and for returning reality shows “The Biggest Loser” and “Deal or No Deal.” Chanko thinks some of the new features will click while others may fall by the wayside. “I’m not sure what portion of the `Law & Order’ audience will sit around (doddering) online,” he said. “But if they can help us retain an interest in the program and maybe even drive traffic back to the actual broadcast, it’s a good thing.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A broadband comedy channel, an interactive component to “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and online first looks at some broadcast and cable shows before they air on television. Those are some of the digital components NBC announced on Monday as the fourth-place network unveiled its prime-time lineup for next fall and further signals the commitment to the Internet by the broadcast networks who are continually looking for new platforms for their shows. “We all know the power of television to connect with viewers and have an impact like no other medium,” said NBC Universal Television Group CEO Jeff Zucker. “Now, we’re seeing the power of the Web to capture those viewers, extend the television experience and build communities and a level of engagement like nothing else out there.” One of the more ambitious online components is the launch of the new broadband comedy channel Dotcomedy.com, which will be anchored by content from such current NBC shows as “Saturday Night Live,” “The Office,” “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” as well as such library titles as the first 10 years of “Late Night With David Letterman,” “Dream On.” “Leave it to Beaver” and “Last Comic Standing.” last_img

Man found in middle of road clutching can of beer

first_imgA man found by Gardai staggering in the middle of a dark road wearing dark clothing has been fined €100.Michael Whoriskey, of Keeldrum, Gortahork was spotted by Gardai just before 2am on October 3rd last walking on the N56 road at Keeldrum. He was clutching a can of beer in his hand and was staggering on the road.Gardai asked him to move off the road but Whoriskey, aged 57, refused and became abusive to Gardai.He was eventually arrested under the Public Order Act.Falcarragh District Court was told today that Whoriskey has 14 previous convictions for various offences.Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said his client was supposed to get a lift that night but it fell through and he had no issue with Gardai.Judge Paul Kelly fined Whoriskey €100.Man found in middle of road clutching can of beer was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:drunkFalcarraghGardaigortahorkMichael Whoriskeylast_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgCharlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 15th Aug 09, 11, 18, 22.No jackpot winner 1match 3 Nos: €100Mick Quinn Churchill. Next weeks jackpot €3,325 Tickets from anycommittee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in the Hall in Convoy each Tues at 9pm.Club Lotto Results 5 winners with 2 counties: Jean o’ Kane, Liam o’Donnell, Maureen Gallagher, Jennifer o’ Keefe, Louise Friel.  NextWeeks Jackpot €1,500Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandOur annual summer break will start this week and we will resume backon Tues Sept 18th. Well done to everyone on a fantastic year so far,especially the new recruits. Go raibh maith agat. Keep practising!!!!!! Slimming WorldSlimming World Stranorlar, every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar,10am, 12pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm, all welcome. Contact Catherine 0863962666for further details.FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUPSStranorlar – 1st Friday of each month (excluding Aug)Millbrae Health Centre 6.30 – 8.30pmContact Jude Bromley 086 3945008 / mikejay1@eircom.net / JudeFibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookLetterkenny – 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding Aug)St Conals Coffee Dock 7 – 8.30pm(Jude will greet people at front door of St Conals & to givedirections to room!)Contact Jude Bromley 086 3945008 / mikejay1@eircom.net / JudeFibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookDungloe – 3rd Friday of the month, 7pm-9pm, – Upstairs in 3 GweedoreRoad, Dungloe –Contact number for further information is 0879067573, Anne GillespieSouth West Donegal Fibro Support Group, – 2nd Friday of the month, 7pm – 9pmIn Councillor Campbell’s office, next door to now doc, Main st, Mountcharles.Contact Lulu Pringle 0868390588Inishowen Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group Last Tues of everymonth 7.30 – 9pmDay Unit in Carn HospitalContact Una Farren 0863748676Sligo / Roscommon Fibro Support GroupSecond meeting on 12th July in Spellman’s Motel, Ballaghaderreen, Co.Roscommon, 7.30pmContact Irene Giblin 0876030426Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.com Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included pleaseemaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: August 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

Know the law, most especially the smaller ones

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We had one inquiry from a resident about a year ago,” said Curtis Williams, senior community preservation officer. The caller wanted to report a neighbor hosting a well-attended bingo game. “A lot of parking issues resulted from it.” Williams said the complaint was the only one of its kind – people gambling in a home – in the past six years. A common culprit, maybe even a serial offender, is the guy who lets his trash can sit on the curb beyond the legal time. Trash bins must be hidden from view except around pickup time. It is OK to leave them out for 12 hours before and 12 hours afterward, but notices and escalating citations of up $100 can be issued to violators. Sometimes illegal noises are the problem. The city averages a couple of complaints a month from neighbors roused in the middle of the night by roosters – illegal at most homes in city limits. Residents must live on at least an acre to keep a pet rooster, Williams said. “A lot of people think they already have a couple of chickens, why not have a rooster as well,” he said. The irate neighbors wail “my neighbor’s rooster is going off at three o’clock in the morning!” Williams suspects the poultry could be cued to eastern or central time. SANTA CLARITA – Jail time is unlikely for offenders, but people who consider themselves law-abiding citizens may want to bone up on some of the town’s lesser-known laws regulating wild animals, gambling, trash cans and roosters. For example, under Santa Clarita law, it’s illegal to feed ground squirrels, coyotes, raccoons, foxes or opossums unless you own them and they are kept under a valid certificate or permit issued by the State Department of Fish and Game. People who are determined to feed nondomesticated rodents and predators may do so if the animals are trapped, injured or unweaned – in the window of time between the animal control agency being notified and when the animal is picked up. While no official statistics are kept on them, the city’s bingo and bunco players likely outnumber wild animal feeders. Game players might want to consider this: Feeding furry foragers may invite a visit from animal control officers, but the knock on gamblers’ doors might be from sheriff’s deputies. Williams has worked for the city for 15 years, the past six in community preservation. The department enforces the city’s codes. He has gotten a number of calls from irate people whose views have been blocked by neighbors’ trees. He said many people believe there is a view ordinance. There are no height-limit rules for trees, and the only time the city would intervene is if the trees could topple over and cause damage. Other no-nos are wiring burglar alarms to direct-dial the sheriff’s department, setting off more than two false burglary alarms a year and randomly plastering commercial flyers on windshields. The law says leaflet distributors must obtain the property owners’ permission before sticking fliers on cars parked on private property, shopping center parking lots included. Still, they cannot just list a phone number; a name must be indicated, too. Religious and political fliers would be protected under the First Amendment. The city’s code book, which is three inches thick, gets revised every year. County code revisions may trickle down to the city, especially those that require enforcement by county personnel, like animal control or law enforcement. Williams said sometimes people call and ask if there is a code for some issue that bothers them. The greatest number of complaints are about construction without permits, such as reroofing, room additions and garage conversions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Collapse concerns close hill work site

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHATSWORTH – County and state officials shut down work Tuesday at an unauthorized construction project in Box Canyon where workers bulldozed a hillside and created a 20-foot cliff beneath a neighbor’s million-dollar home. County building inspectors said the unidentified property owner had failed to reinforce the slope, undermining the stability of that hill and a nearby construction site. Division of Occupational Safety and Health inspectors shut down work Monday because of concerns that the hillside could collapse on workers. “The dig work can’t continue until the situation is restored to safe conditions,” said Ken Pellman, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. “There seems to be a lot of work going on that we have not permitted.” There was no sign Tuesday of equipment or workers at the Stevens Way site. Jeff Johns’ back fence is about a foot from the dropoff, and his deck hovers near the edge. He worries his home and property could be at risk if the hillside is made unstable. “There’s the obvious hazard of a landslide,” Johns said, standing on his deck looking down on the freshly bulldozed earth. “I want it fixed and I want it fixed right.” Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.comlast_img read more

WIN THE CHANCE TO MEET THE STUNNING MICHELLE KEEGAN THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE

first_imgVoodoo Venue in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic competition to personally meet the stunning Michelle Keegan, this Saturday at Voodoo Venue. For your chance to win 5 free passes, a booth for the night, and table service and champagne for you all, simply follow the instructions below.1. Go on and like our Facebook page Voodoo Venue. 2. Comment on our Facebook wall answering the following question and tag  the four friends you want to bring with you if you win! What was Michelle Keegans characters name in Coronation Street?Winner will be picked tomorrow evening at 10pm.Tipped as the main ENTERTAINMENT HQ for the North West, Voodoo Venue Letterkenny really has everything to offer this weekend.There is a super line-up of entertainment for people of all genres to enjoy. This Saturday night Voodoo Club presents the one and only Michelle Keegan.Stunning Michelle has scooped a staggering 15 awards in her acting career; Best Newcomer 2008 British Soap Awards, Best Newcomer 2008 TV Quick & TV Choice Awards, Best Actress 2012 and 2013 TV Choice Awards, Sexiest Female 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 British Soap Awards and Sexiest Female 2009 ,2012, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Inside Soap Awards.Friday we welcome back the great band 15 poinis pilot from 11pm to 1am followed by DJ Kevin Lennon till late, he loves music, what you request WILL BE PLAYED played.Voodoo Venue also presents DJ Paddy Friel in Main Club from 11.30pm admission €5 with a free cocktail to all ladies before 12.30 am.SATURDAY in Voodoo Lounge it’s one of the best bands in the country at the moment Whitewater Local, and DJ Ronan Lennon will be introducing the hottest female about Michelle Keegan, he will also be spinning his tunes on the main floor of Voodoo Club. And if you wanna feel like you haven’t left your sitting room Vintage presents DJ Daithi.If you want to book a table contact the Facebook page or email philipvoodoovenue@gmail.com or emermcglynn@hotmail.comVintage is open from 9pm and is FREE until 11pm.Sunday we have Honky Tonk Heros in Voodoo lounge from 5pm with Eklipse on stage from 10.30pm Voodoo Venue -something for everyone this weekend check or Facebook for special promos and deals to get on our guestlist for cheaper entry check out the following linkHttp://glist.me/voodooWIN THE CHANCE TO MEET THE STUNNING MICHELLE KEEGAN THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Entertainmenthome-page featuresMichelle KeegannewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

TV’s Social Game: If They’re Talking Online, They’re Watching Offline

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The television industry knows full well that the TV isn’t the only screen viewers are watching at home. Smartphones and tablets mean Twitter and Facebook activity—and lots of social mentions generally means higher ratings. (And, perhaps, vice versa.) Most of us aren’t ever just watching TV anymore. Before we strategically position ourselves on the couch, we position smartphones, laptops or tablets within reach. Perhaps we are even watching on these devices themselves—which makes the switch between streaming shows and live Twitter feeds a little more difficult.Live-tweets, hashtags and mentions are the premiere link to connecting avid TV fans to their beloved programs and characters. Producers and advertisers as well are able to monitor immediate feedback about what is and is not working. By providing online-only photos and video extras and getting their talent to interact with fans, TV knows exactly what the viewership wants and just how to serve it to them.With reports that Facebook is drawing in more 18-24 year olds during prime-time hours than the four major networks, television execs are making serious efforts to capitalize on the advertising reach the social network giant presents. Facebook released its own statistics about the on-site public conversations occurring during prime time hours, reporting that between 88 million and 100 million Americans are using Facebook’s second screen during peak viewing. The Game of Thrones “Red Wedding” episode garnered 1.5 million Facebook mentions alone. Social data analytics site Trendrr has unveiled a study in partnership with Facebook analyzing second-screen Facebook activity during a week in May. The study reports that Facebook user’s engagement with television was five times as much activity than all other social networks combined. Nielsen and Social Guide release a daily data set that collects the top 10 most-tweeted-about shows from the previous night. They report that for premiere episodes, an 8.5% increase in Twitter activity correlates with a 1% increase in program ratings for adults 18-34 years old. In this chart from the week of July 21-28, the most-tweeted spot is taken by MTV’s Catfish with an astounding 536,309 tweets:  The CW Now app combines both the social and viewing experience by allowing users to watch a show and browse at the same time. The incorporation of commentary to the playback feature is social engagement at its easiest, as viewers are able to watch a show on the same platform where they comment, Tweet, and create conversation. Taking out the middle man of separate screens makes interaction a simple, one-step process.  The symbiotic relationship between TV show and fan is this: producers use social media to talk to their viewers, and vice versa. A pretty simple method, really, but the consistent ratings numbers for social heavy shows proves this method is doing it right. Lead and GetClue images courtesy Alloy Productions, Arrow image courtesy CW Network. Another fandom-driven television show is ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, whose four main actors are active on Twitter, often replying to fans or posting behind-the-scenes photos or videos on set. Much like Teen Wolf’s The Hunt, the ABC Family drama released a web series aptly titled Pretty Dirty Secrets that ran during their break after the Season 3 finale.Watch-and-Chat #SecondScreening The TV-watching experience has become a social package deal for the millions who live hashtag their viewing. Second screen apps have taken this and wrapped it neatly in a bow. MTV’s Teen Wolf has a well-known track record of intense and effective social engagement. After the wrap of Season 2, Teen Wolf instituted The Hunt, a Facebook-scripted social game that spanned eight weeks, a lengthy project during the show’s break to quench the thirst of rabid AlphaPack fans. This game helped Facebook Likes on the Teen Wolf page shoot up by a whopping 127%. Related Posts stephanie ellen chan The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img After Season 1 of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop became a social media darling in the summer of 2012, plans to accelerate Season 2’s social traffic went into high gear. Web series spin-off Check Yourself amassed 1.7 million streams and birthed a Love and Hip Hop ATL Social Leaderboard, a summary of the show’s social performance tracked across various platforms. Various episodes of the show accumulated between 206,566 to 640,637 unique tweets, and mobile activity following the April 2013 premiere showed a 49% increase from last year. Ratings followed suit—by the wrap of the Season 2 finale, Love and Hip Hop dominated the Monday night cable slot. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#social#TV#twitter GetGlue allows users to “check into” a show they are watching in order to access the show’s “feed,” a thread where other viewers can post comments, pictures, quotes, and video. ABC Family posts everything from videos of the latest story arc, to announcements of actor’s live tweets on the Pretty Little Liars GetGlue page. Actors engaging with fans on social media has become a primary way to get viewers excited and participating.  TV’s Social Strategies #socialshows Of course, separating cause from effect here isn’t easy. You’d expect more popular shows to have broader social followings; similarly, a growing social following could boost viewership by drawing in its members’ friends and followers. But whether one causes the other, or whether both phenomena stem from a show’s underlying popularity (or lack thereof) remains much harder to discern.That hasn’t stopped Hollywood, of course.Networks are taking note of the second-screen phenomenon, recognizing that social networking follows viewers even when an episode has finished airing, a season has wrapped, and the TV is turned off. Producers who have made the transition into social media understand its benefits of creating dialogue and keeping viewers satiated with photos, videos and behind-the-scenes extras. The point is to retain interest, knowing that if excitement is generated online, it will be manifested in the ratings.Here are three shows whose smart and persistent social media strategies have earned their ranks in the top five most-Tweeted shows from July 21-28. last_img read more