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Ellen’s Oscars Selfie Now the Most Retweeted Post Ever — a Huge Win for Samsung (VentureBeat)
During the Samsung-sponsored Academy Awards Sunday, host Ellen Degeneres wrangled celebrities from the audience to tweet an awkward selfie with her Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (which made several appearances during the show). At the time of this post, that tweet has now been retweeted more than 1.3 million times. That’s far ahead of President Obama’s 2012 election victory tweet, the former record-holder with more than 780,000 retweets. Los Angeles Times Stepping into the audience, DeGeneres recruited Meryl Streep, Lawrence, Pitt, Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong’o and her brother, among others, to take the selfie with her. In the wake of what DeGeneres labeled the “best photo ever,” Twitter itself appeared to struggle with the demand: The service was unavailable for several minutes after the photo was posted. The Verge It’s a shame the pic came out so blurry. Funnily enough, it looks like Ellen went back to her iPhone after taking the selfie. Twitter Blog During the live show (8:30 p.m.- midnight ET) there were more than 14.7 million tweets around the world containing terms related to the telecast. The live reach of the conversation in the U.S. will be measured and shared by Nielsen today at 4 p.m. Adweek When it comes to real-time marketing for the Oscars, so far, so good — if you are looking for bizzare results or if you work in Twitter’s revenue department. The gala’s red carpet run-up to ABC’s three-hour telecast was filled with trending topics around the event, and brands appear to have ramped up spend on the social platform. Whether their investments are wise is up for debate.
California Allows Minors to Delete Social Media Posts with ‘Erase’ Law (FOX News)
The Mean Girl tweets, the Spring Break selfie that probably tanked a summer internship or Ivy League application …. California is now requiring social media companies to give young users the opportunity to delete such internet postings.
How Social is Changing Journalistic Storytelling (SocialTimes)
Last week, we talked to Jim Roberts, executive editor and chief content officer at Mashable, and Liz Heron, emerging media editor at The Wall Street Journal. The two took part in a panel hosted by The Wall Street Journal at Social Media Week in New York. Here, they tell us more about how social media is changing journalism.
Vine Star Curtis Lepore Takes Plea Deal in Rape Case (BetaBeat)
If you were ever wondering how to behave on the off chance that you’re accused of rape one day, do not follow Vine celeb Curtis Lepore‘s lead. Lepore and Jessi Vazquez, known as Jessi Smiles, met through Vine, the six‐second video sharing service that’s mainly popular with teens.
Study: Facebook Users Ignore Brands’ Content (AllFacebook)
An upcoming study from Web-content and customer-experience-management provider Kentico Software highlighted some of the challenges faced by brands on Facebook and other social networks, as its survey of more than 300 adults aged 18 and up found that the majority of them usually ignore posts by brands. Kentico found that 68 percent of respondents “never” or “hardly ever” pay attention to brands’ posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, yet only 5 percent of that group unliked or unfollowed brands on those social networks.
Amanda Bynes Emerges from Twitter Silence, Gives Life Update (New York Daily News)
Amanda Bynes has emerged from her public silence to give a message to her fans. “Hi everyone! I’m busy studying at @FIDM but I want to say I love you to my fans! Xoxo Amanda,” Bynes tweeted.
Interns at Twitter Earn $6,791 Per Month (Facebook $6,213, Google $5,969) [Stats] (AllTwitter)
When you consider that the average monthly base pay for an intern at Twitter is $6,791, that sounds like a really, really smart move. Twitter finished third in Glassdoor‘s list of the 25 highest-paying companies for interns, behind Palantir ($7,012/month) and VMware ($6,966) but above LinkedIn ($6,230), Facebook ($6,213) and Google ($5,969).
Minister Admits Iran Cannot Block Facebook (ZDNET)
Iran will not be able to keep up forever its ban on legal access to internet hubs such as Facebook, which has 4 million Iranian users, culture minister Ali Janati said. Such remarks by an Iranian official would have been unimaginable before President Hassan Rouhani, a reputed moderate, took office in August with a vow for more freedom.
Not Even Babies are Safe From Selfie Apps (AppNewser)
There’s yet another selfie app, but this time it’s going for the cutest subject of them all: babies. If you have them, or know where you can access one, download this selfie app, and you can help them join the self-portraiture trend.