The congratulatory tweets that Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift have supposedly sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their first child are missing two things: first, they are not coming from verified Twitter accounts and second, the links do not lead to pictures of the baby.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, pop star Taylor Swift and American Greetings have partnered to release a new app for sending digital cards, because nothing says I love you like digital pop star greetings.
The app lets you send virtual greeting cards to a friend through the various popular digital channels such as text, email and social media. There are a handful of different themes to the cards including love, friendship, birthday and thank you.
All of the cards are inspired by Swift’s lyrics and you can even play snippets of her latest album while browsing the mobile card rack. The cards are predesigned, but you can add photos and messages. You can even sign the cards with your touchscreen.
In case you need to get your hands on a print version of one of these Taylor Swift greeting cards, the app also comes equipped with a store locator where you can find a retailer that sells them.
In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the corporate world headquarters of Scholastic. The company known for Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and, of course, Clifford the Big Red Dog is based out of two conjoined buildings in Manhattan’s SoHo district. The space includes Scholastic’s flagship bookstore, a huge rooftop terrace, one-of-a-kind Harry Potter memorabilia, and a 4,000-square-foot auditorium that recently hosted a performance from Taylor Swift.
Yo, SocialTimes readers, I’ma let you finish, but … country-music superstar Taylor Swift will answer questions from fans submitted via her YouTube channel.
iVillage revealed the winners of its Second Annual iVillage Entertainment Awards, which recognized “the actresses, actors, characters, scenes, shows, movies, and more that had the iVillage community abuzz in 2010.”
Entertainment editor Serena Kappes said:
With the iVillage Entertainment Awards, we knew that we’d tapped into something that really resonated with our pop-culture-news-loving entertainment community. We saw a huge response in the hundreds of thousands of votes the awards received.
Few things make for such viral Twitter material as celebrity relationships. Sure, everyone was all a-Twitter about the royal engagement, but in general, break-ups seem to be the more stimulating topics. Sometimes the topics that are trending on Twitter seem random — Jaffa Cakes, anyone? — but the celebrity break-up makes sense for the Twitter audience for several reasons. Read more
‘Tis the season for year-end lists, so Experian Hitwise chimed in with some of its own, revealing its 10 most searched terms for 2010, as well as most visited Web sites, and top searches from various categories.
The top 10 most searched terms of 2010:
The same list for 2009:
While Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone were introducing the redesigned Twitter.com at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, vice president for business and corporate development Kevin Thau was at Nokia World 2010 in London touting Twitter as a news source, and not a social network, ReadWriteWeb reported.
Thau said Twitter is not a social network, adding that it is for news, content, and information, according to ReadWriteWeb, and saying Twitter is changing the news industry because journalists are Tweeting stories, which is even allowing non-journalists to break into the arena.
Two examples given by Thau, according to ReadWriteWeb: Kanye West‘s apology to Taylor Swift was one of the most retweeted Tweets of all time, and, “The guy who saw a plane land on the Hudson River right in front of him didn’t think to send an email: He tweeted it.”
Fox Mobile Distribution is feeling the love this Valentine’s Day and sharing the most popular love-themed mobile content downloads from its Jamster service.
Cupids who want to get their beloved or secret crush a little something might pick up some tips from Jamster’s top Valentine-themed wallpapers, ringtones games.
If the lists don’t help, there’s an SMS game from Armor available through Jamster that suggests romantic messages that you can personalize for your loved one.
Jamster’s Top 10 lists are after the jump.
Mobile entertainment site Thumbplay is once again reporting some pre-Valentine’s Day statistics, showing that romance is alive and well, at least on our cell phones.
After tracking downloads from November through January, Thumbplay says it saw a 40% rise in love ballad downloads over the same period a year earlier.
The top love-inspired MP3s downloaded as of February 4:
Country music lovers are getting into the mood with:
Folks who think love is overrated have been expressing themselves by downloading: