After she recently posted a photo of her doctor on Twitter, a woman received sharp criticism from the community. Twitter user @purplegodesss secretly took a photo of her dermatologist and posted it to the social network without his consent. To make things worse, she “sexualized” him, calling him “fine as s**t,” in a Tweet that quickly went viral.
With as much as Samsung gives Apple a hard time in its promotional material, Apple fans will probably get a chuckle over this one. Samsung has, apparently, been using stock images from Getty to show off the capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy A8 front camera.
Samsung Brazil has been found to have downloaded and used at least two stock images to show off the Galaxy A8’s capabilities. Uncovered by Twitter user “feliperas“, screenshots showing the Samsung tweets alongside the Getty listing for the image were posted.
If you’re unsure how to lead a healthy relationship with social media, then try these 10 Commandments of Twitter. Many of them will also apply to other social media platforms, too. Remember, social media is how many of our potential clients will first discover us these days. So, heed them well.
It’s been two weeks now since Hawaii’s Mt. Kilauea erupted and it still shows no signs of slowing down. Since its initial eruption, we’ve seen a lot of videos and photos of its destruction. However, this photo taken by astronaut Drew Feustel from ISS is arguably among the most breathtaking.
This morning, along with roughly 330 million other people, I received an email from Twitter strongly suggesting that I change my password. They’re also advising that I change it on any other website I’ve ever used that password. The reason is that Twitter appears to be accidentally storing passwords in plain text. And they seem to have no idea how long it’s been happening.
A photo is worth a thousand words, but when you pair the right photo with the right words – you can go viral. A few days ago, former US President Barack Obama tweeted Pete Souza’s photo, along with a quote of Nelson Mandela. The photo, quote, and the message seem to have really reached and touched people. As a result, and the tweet broke all the records with the number of likes and retweets counted in millions.
These days, along with a new US leadership transition, comes the online transition. The White House Flickr account has been scrubbed, changes have been made to the White House website, and social media has had a little bit of a reboot. Including the official @POTUS Twitter account.
The Hill, and several other outlets, are reporting a bit of a cock up with Twitter’s reset, though. The header image originally used on the account was of a crowd waving little American flags in front of the Capitol during the inauguration. The problem was, it wasn’t Trump’s inauguration. It was Obama’s.
Launched and subsequently acquired by Twitter in 2012, Vine has been a valuable outlet for many creatives. The service that let you post your life in six second chunks announced its closure in October, and now it’s finally moving onto the next step in its evolution. Vine will not go away completely, but it will become a camera app. With 200 million active users before its end, users can now publish their short clips straight to Twitter.
Today, though, is the last day that users have to be able to download their Vine videos from the site. So, if you don’t have your clips backed up safely already, you’ll want to hurry. They’ll all be disappearing very soon. Vine haven’t stated the exact hour or timezone that this option will finish, though. While the site says the downloads are only available until the 17th, today is the 18th where I am, and the option is still there.
Bloomberg are reporting that the American Federal Trade Commission are cracking down on social media advertising. Users now must be very clear about paid product endorsements. Users are actually required to do this already, but few do. Many advertisers also request that the social media users not mention it.
It’s understandable why advertisers wouldn’t want the public to know. They want people to believe that somebody actually likes their product. That they love it enough to tell everybody how awesome it is. They also pay a lot more to those who don’t mention sponsorship. What I don’t see is how the FTC are going to be able to realistically enforce it.
19 year old Courtney Marie Mulkentine from Gympie, Queensland, posted photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend to Facebook and removed them after Mulkentine received a phone call from the victim, but by then it was too late.
After pleading guilty to “using an electronic carriage service to harass or offend”, the Australian teenager has been banned from using social media for six months, after the act of “revenge porn”, an increasingly common and worrying practice.