The temperature may have dropped below freezing for most of the country this week, but social media news was hot this week! Check out my favorite finds below:
- New Marlboro Mascot? John Oliver created a new mascot recently for the Marlboro tobacco company: "Jeff the Diseased Lung in a cowboy hat." Its hashtag #JeffWeCan has been a trending topic on Twitter since the episode aired earlier this week.
- Siri 2.0. Viv Labs, a startup launched by a team that helped build Siri, just pulled in $12.5 million to finance a digital assistantthat is able to teach itself.
- Stick it to Your Facebook Photos. Yesterday, Facebook debuted its latest sticker sensation - now you'll be able to add stickers to your photos from Facebook's mobile app on iOS and Android.
- The ‘Gram Continues to Grow. Instagram, the popular photo-sharing network, is projected to generate about $700 million in revenue this year and $5.8 billion in revenue in 2020, and continues to bolster support for Facebook’s stock since it bought the social media app in 2012.