Grab your umbrella-ella-ellas, everyone: Rihanna, who keeps raining down hits like “Umbrella” and “Diamonds,” is now the number one artist on YouTube, ahead of teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
Man Fools More Than 500,000 Facebook Users Pretending to be Lottery Winner (AllFacebook)
Recently, a Facebook user named Nolan Daniels posted a photo of himself with a $587.5 million-winning Powerball ticket with the caption, “Looks like I won’t be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!” More than 500,000 people have shared the photo, but the ticket isn’t real.
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New Facebook Tool Helps Organ Donors ‘Share Life’ (ABC News/Good Morning America) In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today the addition of a new tool on Facebook that will allow users to share their organ donor status with their friends. Users can add that they are organ donors to their Facebook timeline, and share their story about when, where or why they decided to become donors. ABC News Conversations over the dinner table with his med-student girlfriend helped Zuckerberg formulate this big idea. And it was his friendship with Apple founder Steve Jobs, whose life was extended by years following a liver transplant, in part, that spurred the 27-year-old Facebook founder and CEO to help put that idea into practice. The New York Times It is a rare foray by Facebook into social engineering from social networking, and one with a potentially profound effect, according to experts in the field of organ donation. Read more
“On the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez finished atop the inaugural YouTube 100, a new weekly chart on the YouTube Music page that tracks the popularity of both professional and user-generated music videos, as well as viral videos.
At the MPA Digital: eReading conference today, a number of different magazine publishers shared app design tips. We’ve collected our favorite pieces of advice below.
1. Personalize your app for readers. Parenting magazine’s Ages and Stages app lets you customize your reading experience based on the age of their child–even uploading a photo so you can see your child every time you open the app.
TGIF! The end of the week has arrived and with it our picks for the best viral videos of the week. This week is all sorts of fun, with everything from a cute Star Wars-themed VW commercial, the latest from The Lonely Island, Rihanna’s controversial new music videos and some sick beatboxing skills. Check them all out below and end the workweek with a smile on your face.
TheGrio kicked off Black History Month by revealing the 2011 class of TheGrio’s 100: History Makers in the Making, which profiles African-American history makers and industry leaders selected by the editorial team from the NBC News-owned site, along with experts and NBC News affiliates.
The United States Marine Corps and AT&T sponsored this year’s class, and members will be profiled across NBC News platforms including NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC, CNBC, msnbc.com, theGrio.com, and local NBC affiliates including those in Atlanta; Cleveland; San Diego; Washington, D.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; St. Louis; Philadelphia; and Charlotte, N.C.
TheGrio also teamed up with foursquare to create a Black History badge, which users can unlock by following TheGrio on foursquare and checking in at more than 100 locations across the country that are historically relevant to Black History Month.
Twitter’s year-end wrap-up continued in full force, as the microblogging service followed up Monday‘s Top 10 Twitter Trends of the Year and Tuesday‘s 10 Most Powerful Tweets with Wednesday’s installment: The Year’s Most Retweeted Tweets.
Social 50 uses Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, iLike, and YouTube, and determines its rankings by follower or fan additions and departures, page views, and song plays, according to CNET.
Billboard chart director Silvio Pietroluongo said in a statement that the goal of the new chart is to offer information about “the artists that music fans engage with the most in the social arena, which, in today’s world, is a significant validation of their investment in an act.”
Hey Rihanna fans! This week Doritos unveiled an awesome new augmented reality, 360-degree Rihanna music video experience. The only catch is, if you wanna see it you gotta go out and buy a bag of chips.