As part of its ongoing fight to reinvent itself as a truly profitable social media company, Twitter is once again looking to make a change: hiring ex-Apple executive Natalie Kerris.
Earlier this week, fitness blogger Anna Victoria posted an usual photo of herself on Instagram. The picture posted was a selfie of Victoria sitting on the floor and wearing her workout gear. If you’re at all familiar with Victoria’s Instagram feed or her fitness blog, you probably already know that this isn’t all that unusual; after all, the blogger’s fitness credibility comes from, in part, the fact that she practices what she preaches But this selfie is a little bit different.
Are you a textbook oversharer? Do your friends and family ever tell you that you’re posting way too much information online? Do random strangers ever walk up to you in public and ask how your dinner was last night? #Awkward.
New social media apps come and go, and pretty much no one notices — and as it turns out, that’s really a problem. No matter how great a new app is, if no one is using it, if no one knows it exists, if it never gets any traction, it fades away into the graveyard of failed apps in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. [Read more…]
For many, celebrity and average Joe alike, Twitter is the go-to social media platform. Its limited 140-character updates ensure that the platform remains simple to use. While it may be a little off-putting to the outsider, using symbols like hashtags (#) or commercial ats (@) are all over tweets, which helps Twitter retain its raw, startup feel. Politicians, movie and pop stars, religious figures and even terrorists organizations lean on Twitter to get their message to the masses easily.
Last night, the news of David Bowie’s death spread quickly over social media. The news came from David Bowie’s official Facebook and Twitter profiles. His official Facebook page has over 6,000,000 “Likes,” and his Twitter page has over 772,000 followers. Though his illness was not public knowledge, the musician’s death comes after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Remember Tila Tequila? She’s the reality star who hosted the MTV reality show “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.” She’s the musician who released unforgettable hits like 2007’s “I Love U.” She’s the celebrity who starred in “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2015. She’s the pop culture personality who praised Adolf Hitler (yes, that Adolf Hitler) on Facebook in 2013. Well, Tila Tequila’s back; this time, she’s raised more than a few eyebrows with a 12-hour Twitter rant about the shape of the
globe world: Tila Tequila thinks the Earth is flat.
Every new year brings with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions. (We hope that your resolutions are going well, by the way.) Most of us have relatively simple resolutions. We resolve to go to the gym more often, lose a pound or two here or there and finally get around to working on that perfect work-life balance that people are always talking about. But Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg isn’t really like the rest of us; his New Year’s resolutions are a bit… extravagant.
Social media star Bryan Silva has been arrested following a police standoff in Charlottesville, Virginia.