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Oscars Recap: Best Moments and Winners (Mashable)
From host Seth MacFarlane singing about actress’ bare chests to Jennifer Lawrence’s major fall while accepting her award, the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night did not disappoint. Sure, the event honored the very best talent in film today, but viewers were also treated to some unexpected moments, including quirky pictures taken backstage. CNN Watching Sunday’s long, sometimes awkward Academy Awards broadcast was made more entertaining by the steady stream of commentary on Twitter. There were 6.8 million tweets during the event, 2.1 million tweets during the red carpet pre-shows, according to Twitter. The most tweeted about moment was the Best Picture win for “Argo.” Yahoo! Movies MacFarlane got plenty of groans from the audience for jokes that crossed the line of good taste, but the line that really upset people wasn’t said on stage. It was a satirical tweet from famous fake news source The Onion, and it started a firestorm of protest on Twitter. The subject of the tweet was 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, the breakout star of the multiple-nominated independent drama, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” VentureBeat According to digital ad firm RadiumOne, Twitter and Facebook users would select Hugh Jackman as best actor for Les Mis — shockingly, not Wolverine — and Jennifer Lawrence as Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook. Twitter users would pick teen vamp Twilight thriller Breaking Dawn Part 2 as Best Picture, with almost 1.3 million followers, but their second place would go to Paranormal Activity 4, with less than 10 percent as many followers at 117,192. Mediabistro.com Today at 11:30 a.m. ET we’ll cover everything from book adaptations and TV news coverage to the finances behind the big night. Weigh in with your questions and comments using the hashtag #mbhangouts on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
NASCAR Censors Eyewitness Video of Crash, YouTube Reinstates it (LostRemote)
Shortly after a disintegrating NASCAR vehicle spewed debris into the crowd, a spectator uploaded a terrifying clip of the accident and the aftermath to YouTube. But the clip was suddenly removed with the message, “This video contains content from NASCAR, who has blocked it on copyright grounds. CNET YouTube decided that NASCAR’s attempt to remove the video was, well, against its laws. A YouTube spokesperson told the Washington Post: “Our partners and users do not have the right to take down videos from YouTube unless they contain content which is copyright infringing, which is why we have reinstated the videos. The Atlantic Wire The reaction on Twitter was one of mostly confusion. There were questions over how NASCAR could possibly claim ownership over a fan’s video of the race.
YouTube Brings in Creators Like Freddie Wong and DaveDays as Residents (paidContent)
In related news, YouTube has built an epic production facility in Los Angeles for creators, but it’s the Residency program which helps established YouTubers reach a new level with their content.
Facebook Updates iOS App; Adds Free Calling in U.S., Canada, Improved Buttons (AllFacebook)
Facebook released an update to its iOS application, version 5.5, and the main addition is the ability to make free calls if both users are located in the United States or Canada, which the social network added to its Messenger app in January. Other changes in Facebook for iOS version 5.5 include improved buttons for users to like, comment on and share posts, and the availability of the share button in all languages.
Instashare is Like AirDrop for iOS, Launches on the iPad to Make Local File-Sharing Painless (The Next Web)
Instashare, a new app which lets you transfer files between your Mac and iPhone, has gained ground lately as an easy tool for moving photos, PDFs, etc. across iDevices. Now, iPad owners are in luck: Instashare is expanding to Apple’s tablets to provide what creators TwoManShow call “AirDrop for iOS & OSX.”
Foursquare Opens Up Explore Resources for Non-Members (SocialTimes)
Foursquare has added a link button to its Web service that allows members to share a link to venue pages with non-members. The button was rolled out in mobile apps earlier this month.
A Performing Arts Festival Where it’s OK to Tweet (The Verge)
Unlike most theater performances, at the WiredArts Fest in New York it’s not only acceptable to pull out your phone and snap a pic or fire off of a tweet — it’s actually encouraged. As ABC News reports, the performing arts festival is making a large effort to be a social event, with everything from its own mobile apps to nametags where theater goers can jot down their Twitter handles.
How to Discover New Music on Tumblr (The Daily Dot)
Tumblr is harnessing the power of its tag discovery system to highlight the best music content for its bloggers. The popular microblogging platform recruited a team of editors, including the staff of Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pitchfork, to curate and promote new music and events.
Five Tricks That Will Make Your Tweets Mobile-Friendly (AllTwitter)
If you’ve never really thought about how your tweets look on your customers’ phones, no fear: we’ve got you covered. Here are five ways that you can optimize your profile, your tweets and your whole Twitter presence for mobile.