That was fast. Within milliseconds of Instagram releasing a video editing tool to rival Vine’s, David Koechner (upcoming “Anchorman 2,” “The Office”) and Harland Williams (“Half Baked,” “Dumb & Dumber”) have already created all but the last installment of “Steady and Shakes,” the first buddy cop parody and “Instamovie” to premiere on the social network.
When Nick Jensen attended New York University – he graduated in 2011 – he was frustrated with the university’s lack of social media presence. After speaking up to the right people at the right time, he was hired to serve as marketing/communications/social tech manager of a new office in the Office of Student Life dubbed “HashtagNYU,” which was launched in the winter of 2012.
Stevie CEO Yael Givon describes the channel as “your one-stop shop for dogs and cats, but mostly cats.”
It’s summer time, kids are out of school, and parents are likely looking for ways to keep them busy. It would be nice if they were learning too, no? Well, Pinterest has drummed up some inspiration with a list of top education-related boards broken down by age appropriateness and subject – from science experiments to reading lists to outdoor crafts – that will keep kids learning during the summer.
For stay-at-home dogs begging for entertainment, DirecTV has come up with a treat. On August 1, DirecTV will release DogTV, a new television channel designed especially for dogs. DogTV founder Ron Levi gave us the details.
Paul Smith, also known by @twitchhiker, used Twitter to travel from England to New Zealand, relying on his social media”friends” to put him up for the night, feed him a meal and give him a ride to his next destination.
Quarterly Co curates packages based upon various contributors a person can choose to follow and once a quarter delivers a box of items a particular contributor likes to their subscribers. It’s like following someone on Twitter except getting to taste and smell what they like or use. Interestingly enough, you can even follow startups (like Wander) or a group of VCs like True Ventures — they even have Stanford’s Design School on board and boxes to help you get “uncluttered.”
Fresh from the O Music Awards at MTV’s studios in New York City, Joe, Kevin, and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers share their love for social media in this video interview with SocialTimes.
Amazon Studios recently gave the green light to take ‘Betas’ — a comedy about about four Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are trying to pitch their app idea to investors — out of beta and into production. To get there, they had to make a stop at Silicon Beach.
Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD) test the boundaries of time with their YouTube series, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which the two comedians stage unlikely duets between historical figures and pop culture icons like Babe Ruth versus Captain Kirk. In the final installment of our three-part interview, Peter and Lloyd explain their creative process, what they’re working on for Season 3, and how they are able to make a living on YouTube.