Two years ago a couple of old high school friends, Jake Horowitz and Chris Altcheck, bemoaned the lack of credible millennial voices in mainstream media. So they made themselves the online equivalent of a stage, an amplifier and, crucially, a microphone.
What’s it like competing in this ‘Google Reader replacement’ environment for contenders? We talked to one fledgling app, FlowReader, to find out.
Maureen Sticco, director of marketing for Entenmann’s, said she wished she knew who the 1 millionth fan was on the Entenmann’s Facebook page, “but there is no mechanism for us to be able to track who that person was. I wish. I would have loved to have done like a Publishers Clearinghouse thing for that person.”
Don’t think you have the six minutes it takes to watch a guy eat fast food in his car? Think again.
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.