Social Media Newsfeed: New Twitter Font | YouTube’s 9th Anniversary

Twitter changes font from Helvetica Neue to Gotham. YouTube celebrates its ninth anniversary. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.


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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Says Goodbye to Helvetica Neue and Hello to Gotham (The Next Web)
If the Web view of Twitter looks a bit different, it’s not just you. Twitter announced a switch from the Helvetica Neue font to Hoefler & Co’s Gotham. Engadget Already, design and typography fans are expressing dismay at the switch, although if you’re still reading tweets mostly through apps, it could be a while before you notice any difference at all. Check out the new style in action (and some of the responses to it.) Mashable The shift follows the new Twitter profiles that first rolled out publicly in February and have only recently been incorporated into most user pages. The company has made no formal announcement on its blog, but it did share news of the change from the @Support account. TechRadar On its brand assets page, Twitter wrote: “Words don’t just hold meaning; they communicate by their very form. We primarily use the Gotham font family: elegant and direct, stylish but not exclusive. Putting well-designed words in our product enhances the user experience.” How do you like Twitter’s foray into Gotham?

Happy Ninth Anniversary, YouTube: Here are the Best Viral Videos of All Time (BetaBeat)
Friday marked nine years of YouTube fun. For your reminiscing pleasure, Betabeat has compiled a list of some of the most popular viral YouTube videos of all time.

Bitly Expands Executive Team and Invests in a New Vision (SocialTimes)
Bitly’s large Internet footprint enables it to collect consumer data and develop detailed profiles based on click-through behavior. CEO Mark Josephson believes the company is in a unique position to help its roster of 40,000 clients “connect earned and owned media to paid performance.”

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Stanford Condemns Snapchat CEO’s Sexist Emails (Re/code)
Stanford University provost and professor John Etchemendy sent a scathing email to the school’s student body on Friday, widely condemning a series of recently unearthed sexist, raucous emails sent years ago by Evan Spiegel, an alumnus of the school who is now the founder of disappearing mobile messaging startup Snapchat. The emails, which were discovered by Sam Biddle of Valleywag, depict Spiegel as the embodiment of the “tech bro” cum frat boy culture, chock full of sexist rallying cries to pledge brothers on a fraternity email list.

Back To ‘The Sixties’ For CNN, Facebook (AllFacebook)
The cable news network debuted 10-part series “The Sixties” Thursday night, and it will air at 9 p.m. ET and PT every Thursday through Aug. 7. CNN and Facebook teamed up on what they are calling an “enriched social media engagement,” which will include exclusive video and other content.

Apple WWDC 2014: What to Expect (Mashable)
If you use an iPhone, iPad or Mac, today is the day everything changes. At 10 a.m. local time, an Apple executive — probably CEO Tim Cook — will trot on stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to kick off the keynote for the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference to unveil the next generation of software for all its devices.

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How To Optimize Your Tweets For Mobile (AllTwitter)
It’s important to keep the behaviors, preferences and experiences of your on-the-go Twitter followers in mind when crafting your tweets. Here are four ways you can optimize your tweets for mobile.

Social Media Helps Fuel Some Eating Disorders (USA Today)
Social media, where users exchange information and photos and communities form over common interests, has become a bastion for some struggling with eating disorders. Images of spindly legs, concave stomachs and jutting ribs emerge on various sites by searching hashtags like #thinspogram #thighgap or #bonespo.

WhatsApp to Be Key Part of Mediaset España’s World Cup Social TV Strategy (LostRemote)
Mediaset España has announced a partnership with WhatsApp as the network prepares its social TV strategy ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The network has created a World Cup hub at, and fans will be able to stream up to six games at a time.

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