See what two controversies rocked the social scene this week (neither involved Syria). Also find a flowchart for choosing hashtags, stats on the best socnets for B2B, Twitter's latest social TV buy, a GIF-based horror saga, and news on Facebook's shared photo albums (among other handy-dandies). Skim for the skinny on twerking—whether you want it or not.

What's in a twerk? The Harlem Shake has found a successor. Miley Cyrus brought "twerking" back with her recent VMA performance, triggering an epic number of "twerk" searches on Google and saturating newsfeeds with either memes about Miley or memes about twerking. Twerk was added to Oxford Dictionaries Online (along with—eek!—"selfie"), and ABC explains what twerking is (for the generation that missed it entirely). Morgan Freeman even weighed in. And there's more twerkery here. We miss Gangnam Style.

When the crowd wants to cast. The Christian Bale series of Batman flicks only just revealed their Robin, and already we're changing actors. Ben Affleck's been tapped as the new Batman, causing a flurry of social rage and the launch of a petition demanding the choice be reversed. It's been signed by 75,000 people. There's also a hashtag: #BetterBatmanthan (Ben Affleck). No telling whether Warner Bros will fold under the pressure, but after the underdog success of Argo, we think Affleck deserves a break.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Angela Natividad is a social media strategist, copywriter, and journalist based in Paris. A Bay Area native and lover of vending machine candies, she co-founded AdVerveBlog.com and is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast. You can follow her on Twitter at @luckthelady.