A Twitter milestone, a Mount Rushmore vote, and March Madness: The week in social media
Jenny Bak, WCPO Digital
8:34 AM, Mar 22, 2013
9:06 AM, Mar 22, 2013
CINCINNATI - It's been a busy week in the social media world. Here is a recap:
The Redesign of Pinterest
Over the past three months, Pinterest has been testing out a redesign with select users. Monday came the announcement that the new look will be available for all pinners. You can change your profile by clicking on the drop-down in the top right corner and select "Switch to the New Look." While you're perusing Pinterest, check out the 9 On Your Side page!
Steubenville Rape Case Aftermath
The Steubenville rape trial came to an end on Sunday when Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'Lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. But the case didn't end there, as cyber-bullying and sexting soon became part of the conversation. From the YouTube video that launched the case into the national spotlight in August, to cyber-bullying attacks aimed at the victim just after the verdict, the dark side of social media is starting to come to the forefront—and we've been talking with you all week about who is responsible for educating our young people about the consequences of new technology.
A Mount Rushmore Makeover
Drive down the Norwood Lateral or Route 125 and you'll see it: a billboard asking you to vote for the faces of either George W. Bush or Barack Obama to appear on Mount Rushmore. But before you get excited about the potential of a new addition, here's the catch: WCPO Digital spoke with a public information officer for the National Park Service, who informed us that there's just no more room on Mount Rushmore for a new addition to the group. Still want to cast your vote? You can make your pick here.
March Madness Social Media Disappointments
What a snub for Bearcat fans! A Mashable story traced the social media presence of all 64 NCAA tournament-bound teams, and despite its rich Twitter and Facebook presence, the Bearcats weren't mentioned at all. Upset? Check out the Mashable article to leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
Happy Birthday, Twitter!
The number two social media site, Twitter, celebrated its seventh birthday on March 21, which means it can't vote for 11 more years and only has to wait eight years to get its temps in Ohio. From a small chirp the loud boom of more than 200 million users, it's safe to say this little birdie will see quite a few more birthdays! See how it all got started with 5 simple words from co-founder Jack Dorsey.