Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Larry Page was quite popular on social media platforms last week. Most of the major social media platforms reported a spike in mentions of Google’s CEO during the week of May 11 to May 17. Synthesio, a social intelligence company, gathered data for Inc., finding that the total number of mentions a week earlier was 1,714 and that they rose to 4,481 the following week.
Page plans big for Google
Larry Page recently published his annual founder’s letter in which he talked about Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s future plans. He said that the major areas of focus will be the provision of greater Internet access worldwide and improved search and design. He hopes that these efforts will help transform Google into the smartest and most world-aware artificial brain that’s way ahead of other search engines existing today. Recently, Google also made available its eyewear Google Glass to the public. Both of these events contributed to the increased mentions of Larry Page and his company on social media.
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“In many ways, we’re a million miles away from creating the search engine of my dreams, one that gets you just the right information at the exact moment you need it with almost no effort,” Page wrote in his annual Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) founders’ Letter.
Other trending personalities
Mark Zuckerberg entered into his 30s, and this too was a hot topic that gained much attention on social media platforms. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is another person who was a topic of discussion during the week.
The Oatmeal is a popular comics website, and the man behind it, Matthew Inman, published “an illustrated love letter” in appreciation of the Tesla Model S. That letter fueled the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) entrepreneur’s social media popularity. Inman also created a cartoon, and along with it, he placed a request for $8 million in donations to help fund a Nikola Tesla museum, which was Musk’s idea.
What is surprising is a sharp decline in the mentions of the start-up Uber, a transportation network company. Mentions of Uber fell drastically from 35,298 in the previous week to 16,604 last week. The company announced that people who want to attend the Cannes Film Festival will be able to book private jets for the event using its services.