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Packers vs. Seahawks: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NFC Championship (Bleacher Report)
Russell Wilson wasn’t his best Sunday. In fact, he was probably near his worst. But when it came time to save the Seattle Seahawks’ season, Wilson got the job done. NJ.com From questioning the final defensive play call from the Packers to praising Wilson, the NFC Championship Game drew plenty of reaction from players across the league on Twitter. Check out this sampling of tweets from NFL Players in the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s Seahawks 28-22 victory sealing a trip to University of Phoenix Stadium in two weeks. IBT The Seahawks were down 19-7, with it looking like they would lose the chance to defend their title, when Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick let the ball fall through his hands with 2:09 left in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for Bostick, the gaffe can be watched over and over again thanks to apps like Vine. Fansided Before the NFC Championship Game, the Seahawks tweeted out a little good luck message to their team but received an even more touching message in return from wide receiver Doug Baldwin: “Na, you got that wrong.. We don’t care bout a trophy. Today, we play for each other!”
Tencent Apologizes for Flashing WeChat Users With U.S. Flags (The Wall Street Journal/Digits)
Chinese technology giant Tencent is very sorry for allowing American flag emoticons to flood the screens of those who use its popular social messaging app, WeChat. Such emoticons — a cascading group of U.S. flags tumbling down the user’s mobile screen — were triggered earlier this month anytime users typed in “civil rights.”
What Does Your Twitter Landing Page Look Like? (SocialTimes)
To connect with your Twitter followers when they visit your brand off Twitter, you might want to consider building a Twitter landing page. A Twitter landing page is a section of your website built for people visiting you directly from Twitter.
How to Optimize Blog Images to Maximize Impact on Social Media and Search (The Next Web)
Adding images to blog posts is a great start. Adding images also brings with it another checklist of things to look for as you’re optimizing and adding – a checklist I’m afraid to say I missed out on for a long time with adding images to the Buffer blog.
Recovering Helicopter Parent Uses Yik Yak to PEEK Into College Life (SocialTimes)
Lori Rozsa, a contributor to The New York Times’ Motherlode blog, provides insight into college life by using Yik Yak’s remote feed viewing feature – PEEK. Rozsa’s experience as a “recovering helicopter parent” drove her to investigate her child’s college feed.
ChangeTip Now Allows Facebook Friends to Tip in Bitcoin (CoinDesk)
Bitcoin microtransactions startup ChangeTip, which allows people to send bitcoin tips over social media, has now added Facebook to its list of supported platforms. With the move, ChangeTip adds to its existing list of popular social media services, which include Twitter and Reddit.
Facebook Expands Featured Videos for Pages? (SocialTimes)
More Facebook page administrators are gaining the ability to choose featured videos for their pages and organize their video sections, which the social network began testing last month. Page admins with access to the new feature are seeing a module beneath their cover images, which reads, “New! Organize and display your videos: Now people who visit your page can see all of your videos displayed in one place. View and organize your videos in the videos tab.”
SpaceX Reveals Fiery End to Rocket on Twitter, Vine (CNET)
When you own a private space-exploration company and something goes wrong with a rocket’s landing, what do you do? Tweet out the images, of course. And post a Vine.
Bloomberg: Tweets Drive Ratings and Ratings Drive Tweets (LostRemote)
Twitter head of global media and agency research Anjali Midha joined Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West” to discuss Twitter’s ongoing TV initiatives research. When asked by Johnson, “what comes first, the chicken or the egg?,” Midha explained that tweets drive ratings, but also that ratings drive tweets.