Sony might sue Twitter to ban accounts that are posting leaked information. Social media has a huge impact on holiday shopping decisions this year. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Reddit announces plan for revenue sharing; details remain slim. Facebook blocks a Russian page. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
You can now send money via Snapchat with Snapcash. The GOP stretched election laws with anonymous Twitter accounts before midterm elections. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Merry Christmas from Appnewser – we hope you are enjoying a lovely holiday with friends and family. To celebrate, here’s a video of 2,000 iPhones falling in domino fashion. The phones used Near Field Communication (NFC) to pass information to one another, creating the beautiful light show at the end. Enjoy!
If you’re pining for those good old days when Christmas was more Victorian and life was an idyllic Thomas Kincaid painting… there’s Christmas on Tweet Street! Made by the creative folks at redpepper ad agency, it’s a Thomas Kincaid style scene with live tweets about the Christmas season. It’s the perfect ironic combination of grumpy technology and sentimental snow. Watch this video about their fun project and head over to Tweet Street Live to see it in action.
The NSA isn’t as fun as the Onion, but this parody is perfect for those satirical holiday laughs when even the friendliest, most innocent of holiday traditions can be misinterpreted by nosy Federal eyes. From You Tube funny man, Dantanion London:
The NSA wants you to have a safe and happy holiday season, by helping them track down the one fugitive that seems able to elude them…
Thanks to a misprinted Sears ad in 1955, the U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been “tracking” Santa Claus for anxious children everywhere. With the advent of technology, you won’t have to call a number – the Santa tracker is available as an iPhone app, an Android app, and on NORAD’s official Santa website.
The holidays bring plenty of discounted goods for easy shopping, and now those discounts are also coming to apps thanks to App Santa. Like Santa Claus, this Santa is actually not a real person, but a group effort between ten indie developers: Tapbots, Bloom Built, TLA Systems, AgileBits, Edovia, Realmac Software, Contrast, Readdle, Junecloud, and Q Branch.
So even if the app store is closed for the Holidays, you’ll not be stuck with new app opportunities since these discounts are as high as 60%. The discounts last through December 27, so if you’re expecting a new iPad or some App Store cash, the sale will still be around.
San Francisco’s Union Square is full of Christmas decorations, trees, aice skaters, and now a drone. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly appropriate – the aerial toy was decked in a shiny, red garland and two mistletoes. Everywhere it flew, couples and non-couples exchanged merry kisses and hugs.
Created by George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan, we think it’s the most seasonally appropriate drone story this week.
Google’s #AutoAusome feature is getting into the holiday spirit with a little animated surprise. Just add your personal photos to Google Plus and the team will add some animated snow or sparkles to your images. It’s super cheesy, but who doesn’t like cheesiness around this time of year? Don’t be a Grinch!