Are you or someone you know constantly distracted by technology…constantly distracted by what people post on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook? As you know, all of these such social networks are available as apps on all smartphones so quite often you can see people walk around like a “zombie” as they stare into their iPhone and become oblivious to the world around them.
The awful thing is that I totally see Tyrell and I as Ryan and Amy in this video – not to the same extreme, but definitely some similarities – LOL. Enjoy the hilarious video below and put your phone away more often!
In order to rank on YouTube’s Most Watched Videos list for 2012, your video would’ve had to clock in at least 30,000,000 million views. That’s a whole lot of people watching. The following ten clips proved they could go viral better than all the rest. The top video scored a whopping 971,000,000+ views and was only released in July. To put that into perspective, that’s more than 10% of the world’s population. I’m pretty sure you know what the No. 1 is, but I’m certain you don’t know all the other nine clips.
I spend quite a bit of time in front of the computer and I’ve only seen half of the videos. Surprisingly, only one “Call Me Maybe” lip dub made it. Instead some chick playing a violin in cold weather, something about some KONY dude (I was vacationing in Australia that entire month), and some crazy guy jumping from space made the cut ;) Check out the Top 10 list below and see if you were part of each sensation or out of the loop.
Since Instagram (owned by Facebook) disabled its integration with Twitter cards last week (what was used to display images within Twitter messages), Twitter has just this week announced the ability to post photos will filters through their own app. Bam, Instagram! (slash I still love Instagram – lol).
I haven’t yet used the new photo feature myself, but along with the announcement, Twitter released a short one-minute video showing how it works and what features are available to you. There are eight different filters to choose from and users have the ability to also crop, zoom, and auto-enhance images.
Today, Twitter also released a video titled “2012 Year On Twitter,” highlighting some of the big events of the year and how that translated into trending topics and popular hashtags. “From the Pope to Pelé to PSY, Twitter welcomed new voices from every corner of the planet,” the description of the video reads. “Moments of serendipity and just plain awesomeness came to life in 2012 on Twitter.” Watch both the “Photo Filter” video and “2012 Year On Twitter” below.
The following video is a trailer for the (pretend) upcoming movie ‘Likes‘ about two people (Steele & Goodmurphy) obsessed with Facebook likes. They post sexy and horny shots in order to be validated by the likes, but what happens when they don’t get the response they’re seeking? How far will they go to get the online validation they so desperately need? Really far. Their worlds spiral out of control really fast and they become “Likes” junkies. The video also stars Yuzuru Yabuki, Chris Cook, and Jeff Lynch.
This isn’t the first social media related video they’ve done in 2012. Earlier this year, the two made a music video that was all about Instagram called “Instagram Me Baby.”
The old adage of men are from Mars and women are from Venus once again proves it’s correct. According to Mashable, the genders have massively different habits when it comes to social networking sites. Women prefer Facebook and Twitter, while men have a bigger presence on professional social networks like LinkedIn and Google+.
The discrepancy is even greater when it comes to Reddit and Pinterest. Men make up 84% of Reddit’s users, while 82% of Pinterest users are female. I guess I’m a woman at heart because I use Pinterest more than Reddit. LOL. Check out Mashable’s illustration below. It’s quite revealing and entertaining.
When you post photos on your personal Facebook page, I’m sure the last thing you think is, “I sure hope Ellen doesn’t reveal these on her show…” Be careful what you wish for. Ellen recently added a new segment to her weekly show titled, “You Posted That On Facebook” where she picks an incriminating photo from an audience member’s Facebook page and shares it with everyone. If you think that sounds a tad embarrassing, you thought right.
In this past week’s segment, Ellen picked 4 pictures. The first, pictured above, belongs to the young man in the photo who states he was dressed up as Adam for Halloween. Wait until you see what his Eve looked like. Ellen also shows a female audience member who was photographed taking pole dancing classes. My favorite part is when Ellen announces that if anyone needs change or singles, she’ll probably have some. The best photo though is saved for last. I’m not going to ruin it for you so check out the full segment below.
It was bound to happen and now it’s official. Facebook is acquiring the super popular Instagram for a reported $1 billion made out of a combination of cash and shares. YOWZA. I guess Facebook finally realized that no one was using their photo upload function anymore despite all the upgrades. It’s all about those fancy special effect filters, don’t cha know.
Last week, fans of the iPhone app were enraged that it was now available to Android users. Now, that same legion of loyalists are in an uproar that their beloved Instagram is being devoured by “the social network“. Even though Zuckerberg states that they are “committed to building and growing Instagram independently rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.”, many people aren’t buying it.
To be fair, it’s hard to imagine a company that had about a dozen or so workers will be the same now that it’s part of the huge umbrella known as FB. While the functionality probably won’t change, I’m sure the ideology that created the cool app might. Oh, well. Que sera sera.
This weekend, Madonna sat down with Jimmy Fallon for a live interview feed on Facebook where she talked about her new album MDNA. I’m sure many of you were busy enjoying the weekend while it streamed live, so we’ve embedded the video below for your viewing pleasure. She’s actually a lot of fun in the interview!
Madonna teaches Fallon some go-to dance moves from the club. He also plays a bit of his favorite song (you’ll have to watch below to find out which one that is). I do agree with him though, the song he chose is one of my favorites as well.
Madonna answered questions from fans on Facebook and also talked a little about some of the ideas she has for the “Gang Bang” music video that involve Quentin Tarantino. She talks a little about her tour, what she learns from other artists (if anything), the controversy in there “Girl Gone Wild” video and much more. Check it out!