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Zelda Williams Quits Twitter, Instagram After ‘Cruel and Unnecessary’ Comments (Mashable)
Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda, quit Twitter and Instagram after receiving insensitive images and comments about her father. “I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye,” the actress, 25, tweeted late Tuesday night. Business Insider She originally asked her followers, most of whom were tweeting messages of love and support, to report the trolls. Soon after, she took back her request. E! Online The users sent Zelda altered photos of her dad, which were supposedly taken after the actor committed suicide. They also called the actress some awful names. The Huffington Post She also posted a similar message to her Instagram account: “I will be leaving this account for a but while I heal and decide if I’ll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends. Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary. There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or ‘selfies.’” New York Daily News It isn’t the first time she’s fallen victim to online bullying. Williams has previously taken to her Tumblr page to call out the “trolls” for harassment. In June she posted a scathing response to bullies who targeted her for her looks and apparently questioned her gender.
Facebook Releases New Conversion Tracking Tool for Ads (SocialTimes)
Facebook is attempting to polish its art of selling ads by giving advertisers more features. The latest: cross-device ad tracking for product conversions. That means, if you sell on the Web and want to advertise on Facebook’s many platforms, you can now see where and when a user buys your item.
Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Might Be Doing a TV Series for CNN Sister Network HLN (VentureBeat)
Reddit cofounder and Y-Combinator partner Alexis Ohanian is in discussions with cable news channel HLN to do an original television series, VentureBeat has learned. While details about the TV series are scarce, sources tell VentureBeat it will debut on a social media-focused revamped version HLN, the sister news station of cable network CNN.
Twitter Launches Data Visualization Tool for Commonly Tweeted Topics in the U.K. (The Next Web)
Twitter has launched a tool for brands and advertisers in the U.K. that makes use of its collated “Everyday Moments” data to show exactly how often, where and when people interact when talking about certain topics. For example, you might want to check out the U.K.’s ongoing war between tea and coffee drinkers or you might want to see how many people around the nation are grumbling about traffic delays.
Facebook, Instagram Social Shopping Service Soldsie Integrates with Magento (AllFacebook)
Facebook and Instagram social shopping service Soldsie announced Tuesday that users of e-commerce platform Magento now have access to its features via the Soldsie Enterprise Edition extension for Magento, which is available as a free download via the Magento Connect extensions marketplace. Soldsie allows retailers and other brands to post product photos, prices and available quantities on Facebook and Instagram, where users can comment with the word “sold” and not have to leave the social network they are accessing.
Google’s Classroom Tool Open to Teachers Worldwide (CNET)
The Google Classroom project has completed its pilot phase and is now open for all Google Apps for Education users. Unveiled in May, Google Classroom is an online tool which integrates Google Drive, Docs and Gmail in order to encourage teachers to use the services for assigning and collecting work online, as well as boosting communication channels for teachers and students in and outside of the classroom. Classroom is offered as part of the Google Apps for Education suite.
An Inside Look at Social TV in Kenya (LostRemote)
While most of the social TV action takes place in the U.S. and Europe, we have also covered how countries such as Thailand and Brazil take to the second screen. Now, we turn our attention to Kenya, where social TV activity has exploded in the past year.
Instagram Hires New Ad Chief (Re/code)
Instagram is ready to make some money. Facebook regional director James Quarles has been tapped as Instagram’s new global head of business and brand development, according to a Facebook spokesperson.
A New Michael Jackson Music Video Will Premier on Twitter (AllTwitter)
Even after death, Michael Jackson captures the world’s imagination in creative ways. His music video for “A Place With No Name” will debut on Twitter and in Times Square in New York late Wednesday.