Social Media Users Rate Starbucks Highest Among Coffee Chains

Social media users were highly positive about U.S. coffee chains on social media in the last 12 months, with Starbucks leading the pack, according to a new social media analytics report from Amplicate.

The report found that 88 percent of all opinions on social media about major coffee chains, such as Dunkin Donuts and Cosi, were positive. No major coffee chain performed poorly on social media but Dunkin Donuts was the least loved over the 12 months, with 23 percent of comments on the coffee and donut chain expressing a negative opinion. Social media users criticized the chain's iced coffee and expressed some dissatisfaction with its bagels.

Starbucks, on the other hand, was the most loved coffee chain on social media. Eighty nine percent of opinions expressed enthusiasm for the Seattle, Wash.-based coffee giant. Social media users were most positive about the chain's sweet specialty coffees, loudly extolling its Pumpkin Spice Latte and its Caramel Mocha.

Amplicate's new report 'Public Opinion on US Coffee Chains on Social Media' reveals that fans of coffee chains were not only more vocal than major coffee chains' detractors but their opinions reverberated farther through cyberspace. The average fan of coffee chains had 573 friends or followers on social media, whereas the average detractor had only 402 friends or followers.

Amplicate's new report is part of its new social analytics reports service. Amplicate offers in-depth social media analytics reports on every imaginable topic. Reports explain what people have been saying about a topic, when and where they're saying it and why.

Amplicate tracks and analyses opinions on any topic posted on social media. It currently tracks over 160m opinions from over 30m people.

 

Former Coca Cola Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Bill Validators In Maryland

A former Coca-Cola employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 700 bill validators from vending machines in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore, Md., according to The Washington Post in Washington, D.C. For the full story, click here. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/man-who-stole-hundreds-of-bill-validators-from-vending-machines-gets-probation/2011/11/30/gIQATibUEO_story.html

 

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