Marriage equality signs, Vine movie trailers, and a teen tech millionaire: The week in social media
Jenny Bak, Community Manager
4:23 PM, Mar 29, 2013
8:45 PM, Mar 29, 2013
CINCINNATI - The social media scene was as varied as ever for the week of March 25, with social issues and sports among the hot topics.
Our top story this week? AP journalist Cassandra Vinograd put it best when she said her "newsfeed turned red."
Social media sees red for marriage equality. The Supreme Court began to consider the merits of two gay marriage cases this week, and people across the nation took to their social media accounts to voice their support for marriage equality. A red box with two pink lines (forming an equal sign) soon replaced profile pictures and Twitter thumbnails, ensuring that friends and followers know exactly how their connections feel about marriage equality.
Yahoo scoops up Summly and its teen founder. What did you do when you were 15? Nick D'Aloisio was founding Summly, which sums up news articles quickly and lets you decide if you want to read the full story. Yahoo recently acquired the company and plans to roll out its own version of Summly very soon. D'Aloisio, now 17, is joining the company full-time (and preparing for his final exams).
Coming soon to the Vine near you. If you're one of those moviegoers who could do without lengthy previews of coming attractions, the latest Hollywood marketing move might be just what you're looking for. Called a "twzzer" or "tweezer," the 6-second trailer on the video app Vine shows you the best a film has to offer, in the blink of an eye. Check out the first twzzer of the highly-anticipated flick, "The Wolverine."
9 On Your Side team names walk up songs. Your favorite Cincinnati Reds players hear their walk up songs as they step up to the plate, and now, the 9 On Your Side team has them too. Steve Raleigh picked "Walk This Way," Carol Williams chose "Respect," and Kathrine Nero snagged "The B*tch is Back." See what other songs our team picked, and if you're a Spotify member, you can hear our whole playlist.
7 things Reds fans will Tweet this season. Reds fans, gets those phones and fingers ready: it's time to tweet about your favorite team! In anticipation of Opening Day, Yahoo Sports has selected the 7 things Reds fans will Tweet about in 2013. Agree or disagree? Check it out for yourselves and let us know!
The Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. We may only be four months in to 2013, but TIME's Techland blog has already assembled a list of the best Twitter feeds so far. We're disappointed that @WCPO ( twitter.com/WCPO) didn't make the cut, but we have to agree—there are some pretty influential accounts on the list.