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Thanksgiving Socia Media Facts – Infographic

So long, spuds. Catch ya later, yams. Go forth and multiply, green beans. The most popular side dish at Thanksgiving, as rated by the number of mentions on Twitter and Facebook in recent months, is a turkey’s best friend: stuffing.

Out of more than 150,000 tweets and updates about “Thanksgiving dinner” collected by the company Viralheat, the starchy mixture was mentioned in more than 38,000. That’s a full 15,000 mentions ahead of its nearest rival, mashed potatoes. Yams get the bronze medal.

Green beans are an also-ran in mentions, but they can at least boast of their popularity on Pinterest — as the most-pinned side dish this year. On the dessert front, pumpkin pie is the winner, edging out apple pie — but not by much.

Meanwhile, the New York Times, NPR and Men’s Health were the most influential accounts to tweet about holiday food. Check out the details below, and let us know in the comments whether social media has influenced your Thanksgiving meal.

Source: Mashable.com

How To Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey – Good Luck And, Always Keep The Humor!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe.

HOW TO COOK A THANKSGIVING TURKEY

STEP 1: GO BUY A TURKEY
STEP 2: TAKE A DRINK OF WHISKEY (SCOTCH)
STEP 3: PUT TURKEY IN THE OVEN
STEP 4: TAKE ANOTHER 2 DRINKS OF WHISKEY
STEP 5: SET THE DEGREE AT 375 OVENS
STEP 6: TAKE 3 MORE WHISKEYS OF DRINK
STEP 7: TURN OVEN THE ON
STEP 8: TAKE 4 WHISKS OF DRINKY
STEP 9: TURK THE BASTEY
STEP 10: WHISKEY ANOTHER BOTTLE OF GET
STEP 11: STICK A TURKEY IN THE THERMOMETER
STEP 12: GLASS YOURSELF A POUR OF WHISKEY
STEP 13: BAKE THE WHISKEY FOR HOURS
STEP 14: TEST THE LURKEY FOR NUMBNESS
STEP 15: TAKE THE OVEN OUT OF THE LURKEY
STEP 16: FLOOR THE LURKEY UP OFF OF THE PICK
STEP 17: TURK THE CARVEY
STEP 18: GET YOURSELF NUTHER SCOTTLE OF BOTCH
STEP 19: TET THE SABLE AND POUR YOURSELF A GLASS OF TURKEY
STEP 20: BLESS THE SAYING, PASS AND EAT OUT=2

 

Let us know how it worked out!

Shopping Mobile On Thanksgiving – Infographic

Don’t be too surprised if you catch one of your relatives shopping on their smartphone during Thanksgiving dinner.

Twenty-eight percent of those who own a smartphone or tablet plan to shop from their mobile devices on Thursday, according to a Harris Interactive survey of more than 2,000 adults on behalf of Digitas. That’s nearly twice the percentage who said they would shop from a mobile device on Thanksgiving in a similar survey conducted last year.

Much of this increase in mobile shopping is being driven by students. Digitas found that nearly 40% of students plan to shop from their phones on Thanksgiving and more than 20% of students said they would actually forego going to a Thanksgiving meal if they knew in advance they couldn’t use their phones.

For these reasons, Digitas has dubbed the day “Mobile Thursday.” While it may frustrate some households who just want to have quality family time, Digitas argues the shift in mobile use on Thanksgiving poses a great opportunity for brands.

“With more consumers shopping on their devices, brands are being provided with more mobile moments to address and create impact — even during a time of turkey, football, and family,” Chia Chen, SVP of Mobile Practice Lead for Digitas, said in a statement.

That said, there are challenges for brands who want to boost holiday sales through mobile devices. Even though more people are planning to shop from their phones on Thanksgiving, the vast majority (76%) still think it’s easier to shop from a computer. If retailers really want to boost mobile commerce, they’ll have to improve the ease of the shopping experience on tablets and smartphones first.

Source: Mashable.com

How To Survive A Brutal Thanksgiving Travel Season

How to survive a brutal Thanksgiving travel season – MarketWatch.

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) – If you’re jumping on a plane for the Thanksgiving holiday, brace yourself for crowded flights, traffic jams and gnarly weather across much of the country.

“Get to the airport really, really early,” says George Hobica, the founder of Airfarewatchdog.com. And if you’re not already an airline-club member, splurge on a lounge pass. You’ll need it.

Nearly 24 million passengers are expected to board flights over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period that begins Friday, Nov. 16, according to the industry’s largest trade group, Airlines for America. That’s a jump of 150,000 passengers over last year, when there were more flights and seats available.

“We’re expecting planes to be full,” says John Heimlich, the group’s chief economist. Don’t count on having a middle seat to spread out on or finding much room in the overhead bins. Heimlich predicts flights will be at an average of 90% capacity on the busiest days. That’s a record for the holiday and means that most flights at peak hours will be jam-packed.

As is usually the case, the Sunday after the holiday (Nov. 25 this year) will be the most traveled day of the year, with some 2.4 million travelers scrambling to get home. The second busiest day will be the day before Thanksgiving — Wednesday, Nov. 21 — when slightly more than 2.3 million consumers will take to the skies. Rounding out the top three days of travel masses is Monday, Nov. 26, at about 2.3 million. The “slowest” day over the holiday period? Thanksgiving Day itself, with an estimated 1.3 million fliers.

While those are higher than last year’s results, which were flat compared with 2009, this year’s Thanksgiving-rush total is still some 10% below the industry peaks in 2006 and 2007, tied at 26.2 million.

Prices are on the rise too thanks to what Heimlich called a “smaller air-service footprint,” and record fuel prices, which will swallow much, if not all, of the industry’s profit in the fourth quarter. U.S. airlines have been grounding and reducing the number of flights since the recession as a means of bolstering revenue. In turn, that boosts domestic airfares as supply shrinks, pushing them up 4% so far this year, the group said.

That’s ahead of inflation, which was up 2% in October.

“In travel, we have more inflation than the rest of the economy,” says Clem Bason, president of Hotwire.com.

If you’re flying out of Chicago O’Hare International or Los Angeles International you’ll be facing the largest crowds, Orbitz.com reports. O’Hare is on target to see the most passengers, according to the Orbitz Thanksgiving Insider Index, an analysis of booking data. San Francisco International, New York LaGuardia and Boston Logan International round out the top five busiest airports over Thanksgiving.

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