“#ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral” Trending Topic on Twitter, Very Funny

March 26, 2012

It is amazing how often funeral topics are discussed on Twitter. There is a huge opportunity that exists on Twitter for funeral professionals and industry suppliers to answer questions Twitter users have about funerals and the funeral process. I’m not going to get into this idea fully, it deserves its own article, but if you are curious go to search.twitter.com and type in the search term “Funeral”. You will be presented with a list of all the tweets that include the word “funeral”. Ok, now on to the point of this article.

One of the many cool things about Twitter is “Trending Topics” these are; word(s), Phrase, or topic that is tweeted multiple times (usually millions). A trending topic is generally proceeded by a # (hashtag). When a word appears with a # before it, the topic is linked to a list of all the tweets the contain the hashtag topic.

Last week a very popular trending topics was #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral (Things Not to Do During a Funeral). It was amazing to me how many people were willing to talk (tweet) about this topic. It seems like when this profession is portrayed in a “light” or not so gloomy way, people are willing to talk about it. Maybe there is a lesson to learn from this when it comes to marketing your funeral home, and I think it definitely solidifies that the consumer is ready to start engaging with funeral homes and directors through social media.

Well, with millions of tweets containing the trending topic #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral it was hard to find to narrow down the best, so we included a list of some of the most retweeted:

@oni_sfm: #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral sing I’m a survivor…

@BenBroomy: #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral chuck some flowers over your head to see who’s next

@catmccormack: #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral applaud

@SammmHubert: #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral use the coffin to recreate Cool Runnings

@Ohh_livia77: Poke old people and say “you’re next”

And the number one #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral is:

Please add your #ThingsNotToDoDuringAFuneral in the comments below.

Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.

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