Friday, February 20, 2015

Favorite Finds


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 assistant that 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.

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