Facebook was down for about 20 minutes on Wednesday. Businesses are adjusting to having social media customer care provided by non-marketers. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
The creators of JIBO hope to humanize technology with a social robot that has the ability to respond to emotional cues.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launches Q&A app Jelly. San Francisco Chronicle staffers to attend social media training. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Tellspec is a spectrometer scanner and smartphone app that’s been developed to help you learn more about the things you put in your mouth. It works like magic. Just wave the beam across something you want to eat and it will tell you the nutritional content (or pesticides) via a smartphone app. It’s also possibly a scam.
Last week, Kickstarter responded to criticism over its handling of a controversial “seduction guide” that seemed to advocate violence against women by apologizing and donating $25,000 to the group RAINN.
My imagination thinks that a marriage of motorcycles and virtual reality probably resembles a Light Cycle match à la Tron, but it actually turned out to be a lot more realistic and extremely useful. I’m pleasantly surprised that there’s not a similar product already, but Livemap is the first of its kind to merge minimal, modern designs with technology to bring a navigation system to motorcyclists with voice activation.
Press coverage of Donald Trump’s foray into crowdfunding with FundAnything has said Trump wants to open crowdfunding up to the masses. Which got us thinking about which crowdfunding sites have the most favorable terms for users.
The people have spoken: Breathometer, the smartphone breathalyzer designed to stop drunk driving, is almost here. With 19 days left to go, developer Charles Michael Yim has more than tripled his funding goal of $25,000 on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The product is expected to ship this summer, but Yim is not done raising money — he has a few new features in mind.
Twitter Enhances Viewing Options for Photos, Videos and Related Tweets (AllTwitter)
Twitter is kicking that photo/video train into high gear, with its announcement of new photo and video features that are rolling out, starting today. Steamrolling out, rather.
The creators of “Posthuman,” a feature length indie teenage superhero film that is currently in production, have turned to the Internet to raise money to make the project happen. “Posthuman is a pretty cool project”—DC comics writer Sterling Gates wrote the screenplay, Marvel comics artist Javier Saltares is drawing a prequel comic book. But instead of going the popular route of using a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, they’re doing it on their own. I had the opportunity to speak with director Kyle Roberts to find out how they’re making it happen.