WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - #AskThicke Twitter chat goes awry: When will brands and celebs learn – the odds of pulling off a successful, troll-free Twitter chat are not in your favor?! R&B singer Robin Thicke (you know, the guy who brought you “Blurred Lines”) held a Twitter chat using the hashtag #AskThicke, and of course, it backfired on the star who’s currently entangled in some of his own controversy. Mashable.com has the story, here .
Waffle House won the World Cup: It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how clever your Tweets are. And Waffle House won the championship title this week with its typo-ed Tweet proclaiming a boycott against “Belgium waffles.”
Twitter takes you shopping: Shoppers, rejoice! Twitter users saw the rollout of the first “Buy Now” button on the social platform this week. The button appeared on Tweets sent Monday, all of which linked back to the shopping site, Fancy. So if you’ve wanted to go on a shopping spree but aren’t keen on leaving the comfort of your couch, this could be your moment, Tweeters!
Facebook admits to messing with users’ emotions: Facebook admitted this week to playing with your feelings…sort of. The social media giant shared news on Monday that, thanks to funding from the U.S. government, the platform was able to experiment with users’ news feeds to determine if the content you see in your News Feed sparks changes in your own online behavior. Read all about it here . For the record, Facebook isn’t saying “sorry,” either.
YouTube > TV: Spend more time in front of YouTube than the traditional tube? You're not alone! A new survey this week reveals that YouTube is actually more popular than live TV! Read more findings here .
Tweeting on Trial: In the growing discussion about the increasing role social media plays in our "real" lives, WPTV reporter Brian Entin brings you a story about a juror who appeared before a judge Thursday, June 3 after Tweeting in reference to a trial. Should the trial be thrown out, then? That's what the judge now has to decide. Read the full story on WPTV.com .
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