Category: Social Media

The art of social media

The art of social media
New mediums breed new forms of art, and social media is no exception. Whether social sites are used as the material with which to manufacture an image, or as a method of distributing existing digital works, they’ve currently got the attention of illustrators, writers, and photographers around the world. Social media has become an invaluable... Read more »

Mad Men Yourself and create your da Vinci portrait with these TV-themed apps

Mad Men Yourself and create your da Vinci portrait with these TV-themed apps
I got an email this week from the makers of a little app called Elf Yourself. You’ve seen it, I’m sure – it comes around every Christmas courtesy of OfficeMax, and it allows users to insert themselves into a personalized seasonal video. According to Oddcast, the app’s technology provider, the numbers from the most recent... Read more »

Science on social media

Science on social media
It isn’t hard to have a soft spot for science. It encompasses everything that’s interesting: nature, the universe, our bodies, our history. Biologists, archeologists, and cosmonauts have come to attain a well-deseved celebrity status in our culture for their amazing feats of discovery. In just a few decades science has gone from being perceived as... Read more »
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Are you an Instagrammer? 5 reasons to get on the visual web

Are you an Instagrammer? 5 reasons to get on the visual web
Do you use Instagram? Since launching in 2010, this photo-sharing site has grown to become a social media behemoth. And since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012 we’ve seen more growth still, not to mention improvements and enhancements that have helped to make it a true staple online. It’s widely believed that 2014 will be... Read more »

When brands compete on Twitter, everybody wins

When brands compete on Twitter, everybody wins
If you found yourself on Twitter at all during last weekend’s Super Bowl, you likely heard about JCPenney. Over the course of the night the brand posted a number of incoherent tweets riddled with mistakes in an effort to draw attention. It was eventually revealed that JCPenney conceived the stunt to promote Olympic-themed “Go USA” mittens... Read more »

This new viral video could redefine the selfie

This new viral video could redefine the selfie
In April of last year, Dove released a YouTube video that would go on to become one of the most viral videos of all time. According to data from social video measurement companies, Dove Real Beauty Sketches has garnered more than 133 million views – and counting. The premise – a forensic artist sketches women first based on their... Read more »
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Search gets social with new Jelly app

Search gets social with new Jelly app
“Everyone’s mobile, everyone’s connected, so if you have a question, there’s somebody out there who knows the answer.” This is the concept behind Jelly, a new search engine that uses social media connections to help you find what you’re looking for. Co-founded by Biz Stone – the co-founder of Twitter – the mobile app launched... Read more »

2014 will be known as the year of the Visual Web

2014 will be known as the year of the Visual Web
Predictions for the future of media in 2014 are flying. Google is anticipating a focus on mobile. CNET reports Amazon is on its way to becoming a “media powerhouse” with streaming movies and original Web series. Digital storytelling through video and image-based platforms like Vine and Instagram is expected to increase. What do these predictions have... Read more »

Relive 90s pop culture with Cache Monet

Relive 90s pop culture with Cache Monet
Whether you experienced the ’90s as a kid or a teen, you probably can’t look back on the decade’s culture without getting a bit sentimental. It’s the era that brought us full-length CGI movies, Jurassic Park, and the World Wide Web. U2, Friends, Sonic the Hedgehog, and slap bracelets were everywhere. Countless movie franchises, toys, and... Read more »
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Thanksgiving online, by the numbers

Thanksgiving online, by the numbers
Even while we tuck into our Thanksgiving turkey, the Web is coming alive. Over the next few days millions of Internet transactions will occur as we take advantage of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday deals. This year, analysts are expecting record online activity and sales. Here’s what Thanksgiving looks like online. -2013 has the... Read more »