Tweeting farewell to Dusty, goodbye to 'Breaking Bad,' and hello YouTube Awards: The digital week

CINCINNATI - "Breaking Bad" fans broke down this week after the series came to an end. The government shut down, too. And for many iPhone users, their iMessage was yet another shutdown with which they had to deal. Read on to see what you may have missed this week in the digital review.

Fans use social media to react to Dusty Baker's departure. On Friday morning Twitter feeds were awash with news and fan opinions about Dusty Baker's role in the Reds post-season blahs. There was fond and not-so-fond farewells on Facebook, too.

All bad things must come to an end. This week saw the end of AMC’s hit show (and cult favorite) “Breaking Bad,” and the Internet was buzzing. Between social media users posting vague updates in an attempt to not divulge any spoilers Sunday night, to the mass “morning after” tweets steeped in sadness and feelings of loss, it’s clear that the digital world was feeling as blue as Walt’s meth.

It may not have broken the Internet (Mashable reports 1.24 million tweets), but it sure smashed the series’ records, with 10.3 million people tuning in to watch how Walter White’s journey came full circle.

Government shuts down, Twitter ramps up. In case you missed it, the federal government shut down just after midnight on Thursday, Oct. 1. Naturally, Twitter went wild . It's pretty clear that in times of national turmoil and confusion, some of the best comedic minds the Internet has to offer emerge--and tweet.

Get connected! Spotify, the music streaming app, launched a brand-new follow button to help music lovers connect with their favorite talent. The button can be added to an artist or promoter’s site or blog and raise awareness of the specific Spotify profiles.

  • If you don't have Spotify, it’s free to sign up . We make and share Spotify playlists for special occasions, so you’ll have access to those by signing up!

Move over, VMAs. You’ve heard of the Grammys, the VMAs, the CMAs… But with YouTube launching the careers of hot artists like Justin Bieber, where are the YouTube Music Awards? Well never fear, music fans, they are on the way . Mark your calendars for Nov. 3, when the show is happening in New York. Of course, if you can’t make it to the Big Apple, you can catch the entire show as it streams live online.

iMessage, oh my! If you were having some trouble sending iMessages, you weren’t alone. Many iPhone users reported the annoying issue of an iMessage communication failure after upgrading to the iOS7 software. Community Manager Libby was on your side, though, uncovering some tips to help fix this problem

Life in the fastball lane. What does a 100 mph pitch from, say, Aroldis Chapman look like when it’s coming right at you? Could you hit it? WCPO staffers asked that same question, so they hit the batting cages with a Go Pro camera to test out their skills.

Mourning the end of "Breaking Bad" like I am? Let's commiserate together - connect with me on Twitter @jennyfromthebak and share your favorite show moments, thoughts on the final episode and your excitement for "Better Call Saul."

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