Social media fails on Martin Luther King Day. Twitter to highlight diversity of users. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Viral video “Seeing Eye People” uses humor to bring attention to NYC’s texting and walking epidemic—offering a “ridiculous solution” to the problem. Or not.
Phone calls aren’t really that hard, but they seem harder, at least to about a third of Americans, than text messaging. Enter Instaply. The mobile app allows users and participating businesses to exchange text messages.
WhatsApp Messenger dominated both major app stores in the number of downloads in April, according to data from Distimo.
Steven Spriggs was pulled over and ticketed in January 2012 for using a map application on his smartphone while driving.
Have you ever heard your phone go off eight times in a row and just known, without even having to look, that a certain friend is sending you a text the size of a Harry Potter novel? If you are starting to dread the sound of your smartphone beeping in your pocket, you are not alone. Check out the five types of people whose text messages you dread in this chart from Mobistealth.
Groupon to Replace CEO Andrew Mason (SocialTimes)
Andrew Mason will no longer be the chief executive of Groupon, the company announced on Thursday. Stock in the daily deals business had fallen more than 20 percent after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings failed to meet analysts’ expectations, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Obama Hosts ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Chat on Twitter (USA Today)
President Obama urged Twitter followers on Monday to lobby Congress for a debt reduction deal that includes higher taxes on the wealthy. “Keep pressure on Congress,” Obama tweeted during a chat that was part of the White House “My2K” Twitter campaign to drum up support for its position in the “fiscal cliff” debate.
Online privacy groups Electronic Privacy Information Center and Center for Digital Democracy have written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to abandon proposed changes to the social network’s privacy policies. Users would no longer have the opportunity to vote on proposed changes and privacy practices for Facebook and Instagram would be combined.
Texting. We all do it and we all have ridiculous stories about it, whether it’s a text to the wrong person or an embarrassing autocorrect snafu. Today a hilarious video that turns autocorrection into a love song (or should we say…lobe song?) is going viral and it inspired us to put together a list of some of the funniest texting-related videos on YouTube. Enjoy!