Social Media Newsfeed: California Shooting | Memorial Day Social Media Marketing Fails

#YesAllWomen campaign trends on Twitter after California shooting. Which brands failed by trying to promote #MemorialDay on social media. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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Twitter.Logo_-150x150#YesAllWomen Campaign Hits Twitter After U.S. Shooting (Global Post)
A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin, Elliott Rodger, who said he was motivated by hatred of women. The hashtag #YesAllWomen was launched to allow women to share stories of misogyny in the wake of Rodger’s assault on Friday in Isla Vista, near Santa Barbara, which saw him kill six people before taking his own life. ABC News The campaign’s point is that while not all men are guilty of crimes to women, all women are affected by misogyny. It was reportedly launched by a Twitter user named @GildedSpine. The New Yorker Rodger was crazier and more violent than most people, but his beliefs are on a continuum with misogynistic, class-based ideas that are held by many. And that is why #YesAllWomen is moving and needed. Rodger earned the fame and infamy he wished for through his act of violence, and now everyone can read about his grotesque ideas. CNN Since it started, there are tweets about rape, feminism, harassment and women’s rights with the same hashtag. “There was a familiarity in that language that really hit home for a lot of women who live with this implicit threat of danger all the time,” the founder of, Rachel Sklar, told CNN. “There is just an extra layer of danger implicit in being a woman that this really taps into.” Re/code In related news, YouTube has removed a video uploaded to its site by Rodger before the shooting rampage. The video, titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution,” depicts Rodger sitting in a car, facing the camera, and declaring, with a heavy sigh, “this is my last video.”

#MemorialDay’s Worst Social Media Marketing Fails (BetaBeat)
Memorial Day is a time to give thanks to the brave Americans who serve our country, and honor those who’ve fallen in the line of duty. But sadly, the national holiday has also become a vehicle for companies to promote their brands on social media. Ugh.

The Web’s Best Free Stock Images (SocialTimes)
The Buffer blog recently answered a question its readers ask frequently: Where can you find free stock images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content? Buffer’s detailed and comprehensive answer begins with a short description of the differences between Creative Commons and public domain images, then breaks down over 50 free sources in the following areas.

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Iran’s Government Adds Instagram to List of Banned Social Sites (VentureBeat)
If there’s one thing Iran’s government doesn’t appreciate, it’s a good selfie. The country put a ban on photo-sharing social network Instagram over the weekend, according to a report from ABC News.

Want To Sound Off About Work Anonymously? Now You Can [Video] (AllFacebook)
So you know LinkedIn is NOT the place to vent or share anything beyond buttoned-up business about your work. And how many lazies (those “self-employed and proud of it!” types) can one tolerate day in and day out on Facebook? But you want to share your day with other work-minded, fun folks and wish there was somewhere you could commiserate. And now there is.

Twitter, Billboard Team Up for Launch of Real-Time Charts [Video] (NBC News)
Billboard and Twitter are partnering together to create real-time music charts, and Carson Daly presents the details with Billboard co-president Janice Min in the Orange Room.

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Viggle Launches a Store to Allow Users to Redeem Points for Music Downloads (LostRemote)
In one of its biggest announcements since inception, social TV company Viggle has announced a brand new Viggle Store that will allow users to redeem points for music downloads. The relationship between music and television has been an extremely strong driver of social conversations around programs.