"The failure of Storyboard was in its inability to find an editorial voice that resonated in the community. Tumblr users communicate with a pidgin lexicon of reaction GIFs, memes, and blog entries, but Storyboard took a more print-oriented approach. The content (and layout) was reminiscent of an in-flight magazine, as if trying to sell the reader on a particular destination. Of course, Storyboard did produce a variety of laudable content in partnership with esteemed publishers, most notably its Letters from Newtown project with Mother Jones and WNYC’s look inside the New York Times morgue (and the Daily Dot syndicated a significant number of Storyboard articles). But the numbers don’t lie and Storyboard’s most popular posts hover around just 6,000 notes – surely a factor in the decision to shutter it."
"Editorial has won in a sense: the idea that advertising, like editorial content, must be interesting, has won. You can’t just advertise next to someone else’s Tumblr. You’ve got to create a Tumblr of your own."
Facebook is ready with its first major core change since the introduction of the Facebook Timeline at the end of 2011 and this time they have put their focus on revamping their news feed. “The news feed is one of the most important things we’ve built,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a press event.
…the stories around you deserve to be displayed with more than just text. […] How we’re all sharing is changing and the news feed needs to evolve with those changes.
Along with these comes the option for users to control over how the feeds are displayed and to customize the wall as per their personal desire. The new news feed being released from today will add a newer dimension to the experience of logging on to Facebook though (for Facebook) it won’t over till the fat lady sings!
No one is quite sure who had an Eureka moment recently, where it came from or what it means, but, made from soft vinyl and latex, the weird Horse Head Mask has popped up all over the Internet in recent years and undoubtedly, has become a symbol for anonymity.
Just click on the Horse Head Mask to buy one Horse Head Mask for yourself!
The world of journalism has changed in the internet era. Newsrooms are significantly smaller now than they were 10 years ago, and news is no longer a once-a-day product, but instead a constant flow of information. The rise of Twitter brought concerns within the industry - would this overwhelming source of direct raw information put professional reporters out of business? Journalists are now faced with the challenge of adapting their roles in this digital era, finding new ways to add value to content, and helping to ensure that the internet is changing our worldview for the better.
Canadian tennis professional Rebecca Marino announced she is quitting the sport, following a bout with depression that has been exacerbated by cyberbullying on social media sites. […] Although Marino said she has “thick skin,” the “really hurtful” words were compounded by the fact she has suffered from depression for the past six years. […] “My depression had come way before the so-called cyberbullying,” said Marino. “Social media has also taken its toll on me.”
She has also chosen to delete her Twitter and Facebook accounts with no immediate possibilities of returning.
Cyber bullying, though not as common as regular bullying, has shifted the attention to emotional changes an individual goes through while on social media sites and brings the focus on this mode of communication and its reach.
The impact of social media on our personal lives has not yet been quantified and now, the retirement of Canadian tennis player Rebecca Marino due to cyber bullying comes as a huge setback to the popularity of social media and the culture of sharing contents and opinions on the Internet.
Technology made its mark at New York Fashion Week this year with the rise of social media on the runway. […] People are using social media for wardrobe advice, inspiration and the latest trends. Top fashion accounts live tweeted from the shows and two brands, Badgley Mischka and Bergdorf Goodman, co-previewed their collections exclusively on Pinterest. Fashion-related tweets doubled from last year’s events and professional photographers made use of Instagram. […] As the New York shows comes to a close, social media will be a major factor at London Fashion Week starting Friday. Fashionistas can keep track of events and viral moments through a live feed that curates tweets and pictures from attendees.
Everyone in the world wants to look different from the crowd and be unique in their own way. The fashion industry has made a fantastic gesture by making themselves available on social media to mingle with the general public. This will go a long way in increasing their brand value and creating a vast fan-base for their latest fashion accessories. Don’t forget to check out the infographic on Mashable and Tumblr’s own customized tag specially for New York Fashion Week!
"Technology has made life much easier for young people. Boys don’t have to climb a wall to meet their girlfriends. Even if the parents put them on curfew, the kids can rendezvous online from the confines of their own room."
Prahlad Kakkar, famous Indian ad guru, while explaining the modern rules of dating on social media.
Yes, according to the most current trend: “Hook-up is the new dating and marriage is no longer the goal.”
On January 11, 2008, an auction for 4 golf balls that were surgically removed from a python’s gut ended. The balls were removed in an emergency room at Gold Coast’s Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The golf balls were initially used to coax a hen to lay an egg. The python then raided the hen house but mistook the golf balls as real eggs. The veterinarians that removed the golf balls soon put them into auction to raise money for a new wildlife hospital. The sanctuary didn’t receive any government funding and as demands rose, more space was needed to cope. After an intense bidding that went down to the last second, the golf balls, together with x-rays and photographs of the surgery, were sold for $1401 to an Australian man.
Journalism, in this age of social media updates, has definitely become a slower means of imbibing knowledge regarding the current affairs of the country and yet it has not lost its relevance. On the other hand, information available on social networking sites are less authentic and may even be a rumor. It is far easier to make a ruthless assumption of facts and post it on a social networking site than to make an evidence-based inference of a situation.
Yes, Twitter has raised the bar for all journalists and news outlets. Social networking sites provide people real-time coverage of news events, meaning that journalists have to be quicker and more accurate than ever in order to catch their reader’s attention. However, they must be cautious while tweeting (and, also, using hashtags) about debates and/or political events as it does not take much time for a tweet to turn into a controversial statement and I’m sure the media may love to cover a controversy but it would like to stay away from getting into one!