A Game of Social Thrones [VIDEO]

By Evan LePage | 9 months ago | No Comments

A year ago, we at HootSuite showed just how much we love Game of Thrones with our Social Media Winter is Coming infographic. The infographic was a visual representation of the quiet battles being fought between many social networks, who were building walls and blocking access between their respective sites and apps.

That graphic was a hit with the social media community, so we knew we had to take things up a notch for this season’s premiere. Enter the Game of Social Thrones video.

This clip is inspired by the beautiful opening sequence of the hit HBO show (whose 4th season premieres on April 6th!). The animated clip portrays some of the world’s biggest social networks as kingdoms (which, let’s be honest, they kind of are). Just like at the start of the show, geometric buildings emerge section by section from a flat plane as you fly over them from above. Each of the kingdoms has characteristics and features unique to the social network they represent, from Google’s YouTube coliseum to the big job market of LinkedIn. There are also a few hidden easter eggs—see how many you can find.

Enjoy the video, share it with your friends using the hashtag #GameOfSocial, and let us know which kingdom you would want to live in!

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Last year's Social Media Winter is Coming infographic. Click for full size.
Last year’s Social Media Winter is Coming infographic. Click for full size.

Video Credit 

Evan Aagaard – Producer / Director

Clément Morin – Lead Animator / Motion Desinger

Etienne Forget – music composer

10 comments
aavehrecovery
aavehrecovery

Great presentation on the social media world.

PaulaDoddBarnes
PaulaDoddBarnes

Fantastic Creation! and we all can GET IT!!! Awesome!!

davew0014
davew0014

Very impressive visual presentation of the social media's world.


-David Works

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markeross
markeross

I truly loved the depiction of Snapchat - lol.

dshah
dshah

This was impressive.  Nicely done.

walkerian
walkerian

So awesome! Nice work content team!

heatherdopson
heatherdopson

Standing Ovation from our team to your team! This is an excellent example of timely, relevant, on-trend content that is also pretty bad ass. LOVE it and I LOVE HootSuite!