Jul 14, 2014

Social Media Roundup: What You Missed Last Week – 14th July

Laura Crossman
Jul 14th, 2014 - 2 mins read

Barbie Joins LinkedIn

In the last 150 years Barbie has had 55 different jobs with the latest, according to her new LinkedIn profile, being Dreams Incubator. Since the profile went live two weeks ago, Barbie has been posting about different female entrepreneurs, giving career advice and sharing her thoughts on the importance of women having choices because you need more than beauty to buy the pink dreamhouse afterall.


Twitter Introduces Buy It Now Button

All eyes were on Twitter when several tweets appared with a new “Buy now” button – they disappeared shortly after leaving us all questioning just what Twitter’s next move will be. Mashable reported that this appeared on tweets featuring product links and was only visible on the mobile version.


Edward Snowden Has a Tinder Account

Best known for outing the NSA’s online spying practices, it looks like Ed Snowden is also a hit with the ladies if spoof Tinder account lonely_ed is anything to go by. His bio describes him as  “Good with computers. Optimist. Love to travel” and is one of the funniest things we’ve seen this week. Take a look at the real conversations between Edward and Tinder users at Instagram/Lonely_Ed_


The First Real Time Art Exhibit On Twitter

Fashion photographer Nick Knight and American Express are collaborating to offer followers a real-time, urban photography exhibit in their Twitter feed. Using the hashtag #MySecretCity, the series explores London locations via the American Express UK account with the aim to inspire locals to the beauty around them.


Brazil Game Is The Most Tweeted About Event Ever

Germany’s epic beating of Brazil in the World Cup has set records with an incredible 35.6m tweets mentioning either #BRA or #GER – Miroslav Klose was the most name-checked player in the German squad after becoming the all-time greatest goal scorer in a World Cup finals.


Youtube Buys 12,000 Rock Music Clips

YouTube have made an agreement with Music Vault to acquire more than 12,000 new clips to Music Vault’s own channel. The new footage features The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and The Who just to name a few and brings the YouTube channel’s total amount of exclusive content to more than 2,000 hours of viewing.


Spielberg Goes Viral

An image of director Steven Spielberg on the set of “Jurassic Park,” posed next to one of the animatronic dinosaurs used in the film sparked controversy (and a complete loss at humanity) when users mistakenly thought Spielberg had killed said dinosaur. There was talk of people being mistaken n their thousands – although deeper research found only a small percentage of Facebook users had been fooled. 

Laura Crossman
Jul 14th, 2014 - 2 mins read