A lot happened this week in the world of social media. Pinterest started testing GIFs, Princeton declared that Facebook would die in three years, Facebook released a clever rejoinder, Instagram was revealed to be the fastest-growing social media platform on the planet, and Google+ went down, along with Gmail services, but hardly anyone noticed. Let's dive into Social Media Saturday!
Facebook has fired back at a Princeton University study predicting the social media giant will die by 2017 in the snarkiest (i.e., best) way possible - by creating its own study that says Princeton University will die out by 2021, along with the world. The tongue-in-cheek reply from Facebook pokes fun at the idea that the every "scientific" study is created equal.
Pope Francis is tackling an entity that most do not typically associate with religious leaders or the Catholic Church. In honor of World Communications Day, Pope Francis offered his opinion on the great mysterious entity that is the Internet.
Facebook, in its continuing quest to make its social network more public and "newsy," announced "Trending" on Thursday, a new feature that will put a list of trending topics up in the top right corner of every user's News Feed. The addition of this feature confirms that Facebook sees Twitter as both a threat and a model for news-focused social content.
After about 4.6 million Snapchatters' usernames and phone numbers were exposed by a hack of a security vulnerability that the young social media company was repeated warned about, Snapchat has issued an apology and an update to its app.
Growing up in the age of instant gratification and over-sexualized social media that promotes unrealistic perceptions of beauty, can be a disastrous formula for any young female, especially an impressionable Latina.
Microsoft has made it a priority to market the incoming Xbox One game console as one that will allow users to interact beyond just the gaming platform itself. In the latest move to revolutionize gaming, Xbox spokesperson "Major Nelson" has introduced fans to a an app on the Xbox One called the Friends App.