The next time you’re refreshing Twitter, remember that somewhere French President François Hollande is floating on his magic croissant carpet and judging you.
A French newspaper asked him yesterday about his social media habits and after presumably giving the reporter a stink eye he pooh-poohed the notion that he would waste anytime on those things
We millennials have always been great at multi-tasking: we play iPad games and listen to Beyoncé while we ride the elliptical; we watch Bravo and eat pints of ice cream while we do our homework. So it should come as no surprise that we also have a strong tendency to use social media while we poop. Read More
Last October marked the launch of Cameo, an app that lets you edit your crappy, amateur smartphone footage into high-def, professional-quality videos, and share them with your friends and followers. The app has reported big success in its first three months of life, proving that maybe there’s actually a market for videos that aren’t just shaky thirty-second shots of cats freaking out over printers. Read More
There’s something weird happening on Twitter involving PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, and nobody seems to know what’s going on.
Starting around 2pm, a series of seemingly unrelated Twitter accounts posted tweets that simply read “f gwenifill.” Read More
We all know the first rule of social media: If you’re going to be a dangerous, internationally renowned Mexican drug lord, don’t go putting the photos of your work on Twitter.
Hey high school seniors, are you stressed enough? College admissions officers sure don’t think so. The New York Times is spreading the word that in addition to scouring your grades, test scores and every move since kindergarten, your dream school’s nosy sentries are probably stalking you on Twitter right this minute.
The Times‘s story starts with an anecdote about a young lady who didn’t get into Bowdoin after she live tweeted an information session, mocking the other attendees all the while. Unbelievably, she used her real name and Bowdoin’s name in the tweets. “It was incredibly unusual and foolish of her to do that,” the school’s dean of admissions, Scott A. Meiklejohn, told the Times. Read More
Since social media became a popular phrase used by humans, Hollywood has been tinkering with ways to integrate it into your television habits. With the clutter-your-screen-with-hashtags sector getting old, TNT has decided to put a new spin on things: It has greenlit a show where viewers use social media to reunite lost people with their friends and family. Read More