Social Media Notes
Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!
- Snapchat is reportedly on track to generate $50 million in revenue this year. Clever Snapchat.
- There was a lot of posts about the horrible lion killer this week but I was especially interested in the numerous articles like this one, talking about social media mob justice. We also discussed this on Alberta Primetime’s Pop Culture panel last week. For the record, I think this dentist absolutely deserved everything that happened to him – but it is still scary how quickly the social media mob can destroy someone/a business.
- “My Outrage is Better Than Your Outrage” is also an interesting take on social media righteousness.
- In to the world of Vine stars – how and why Logan Paul dropped out of Ohio University to move to L.A. and pursue is Vine career.
- If you think that’s nuts (or super interesting and you wish you could do it), here’s a story about Jon Jacques, who quit his job to Periscope full-time.
- Facebook appears to be testing out a live-streaming feature. Similar to Snapchat’s Our Story, or Periscope. Facebook says its Lollapalooza test live stream differs from Snapchat because it uses content from your friends as well as official band and artist pages.
- There’s an app for that: With 450 million users, Facebook Events is primed for a standalone app. All of my friends organize bigger outings with Facebook Events! How about you?
- Google has officially severed Google+ and YouTube ties – further indiciation that Google+ is going down the social network drain (as all Google social networks seem to do).
- An interesting read on ephemeral vs. perpetual messaging (thinking outside the timeline).
- Apparently Twitter now reports more than 316 million monthly active users but they’re not satisfied. Poor Twitter – struggling with monetization, user growth, identity crisis.
- Here’s more on Twitter’s “flawed design” problem that is apparently the reason why it’s having a hard time reaching new audiences.
- Blast from the past: Check out the 15 social media trends that defined a generation including #GangnamStyle, The Cup Song, Harlem Shake, 100 Happy Days, and more. Which did you get into?
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 2, 16, 17, 18 and 32!!!
Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!