Jaw dropping achievements and records have been a key driver of word of mouth since the beginning of recorded history. This week proved to be no exception as we saw a significant volume of online trends around six new record-setting achievements. Some were serious and some silly, but all succeeded in capturing the attention of major segments of the online population.
|Scooter Is The Oldest Cat
Scooter, a siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan’s administration, was named the oldest living cat by the Guinness World Records at 30 years old. Conversations about this trend skewed older and slightly female.
|Stephen Curry Is Named Unanimous MVP
Stephen Curry received the 2015-16 MVP award Tuesday evening and was the first player in league history to be voted a unanimous winner. Both age and gender were fairly distributed for this trend.
|Richard Overton Is The World’s Oldest Veteran|
The world’s oldest veteran from WWII, Richard Overton celebrated his 110th birthday on Wednesday. People talking about this trend online skewed significantly older and male.