Facebook and Twitter are welcoming fall, along with a half-million replacements for the potentially explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones.
Social Cues is your go-to guide to what's trending on Facebook and Twitter, in the world of tech, entertainment and breaking news. Here's what's buzzing around social media today:
Samsung: Summer in the Northern Hemisphere has officially ended, and the South Korean tech giant must be hoping the heat over its Galaxy Note 7 leaves with it. After about 1 million of its flagship phones were recalled from the United States alone -- turns out exploding batteries aren't a welcome feature -- 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices have arrived in the US. Facebook users hope the new season doesn't kick off with a bang, with more than 1 million people talking about the new batch.
First day of fall: It's the unofficial start to Pumpkin Spiced Latte season for those of us in northern climes. (Sorry, Australia!) Twitter is welcoming the season with open arms, with both #FirstDayofFall and #AutumnalEquinox as top trends. Don't forget: It's never too early to start studying CNET's ultimate guide to Black Friday.
Emancipation Proclamation: Seven score and 14 years ago, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order to free more than 3 million slaves by January 1, 1863. On September 22, 1862, Lincoln declared he would free all slaves in any rebel state that failed to comply with his decree by the new year. Twitter celebrated the historical date while connecting it to current issues.
Google Fiber: For AT&T, the phrase would seem to be "when life gives you lemons, sue." Nashville's city council approved an ordinance Tuesday that will help deploy Google's high-speed internet across the city, and AT&T is not happy about it. It has threatened to sue Nashville over the ordinance, which AT&T already did for a similar situation in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Ars Technica. The company may have already lost in the court of public opinions, as Facebook users slammed the potential suit.
Daft Punk: The robot DJs from France are back, and they've teamed up with The Weeknd for the Canadian crooner's new track, "Starboy." The collaboration with Daft Punk offers a first glance at The Weeknd's new album and his haircut -- sans his iconic dreadlocks.