It’s been a while y’all! I’ve been taking some time off in CT and it seems like so much has happened in the social world since I last wrote in here. Let’s ease back into things and take two topics in today and I’ll make a better effort to write more! Especially because now I have more free time
- Vine – definitely worth mentioning first. Also, if you don’t have, get it here. This app received some pretty questionable reviews early on, mostly because it was used as a market for pornographic fares. Their terms of service makes note that users might be exposed to content that might be, “offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Vine be liable in any way for any Content…” (read on here). I, however, think that Vine is pretty sweet and a great means of weaving together interesting vignettes to share with friends, followers, whomever. It’s also a pretty interesting means for brands that are interested in conveying lifestyle ideals to show their products in real life settings and further the personification of their brands. One brand in particular that I follow everywhere is Urban Outfitters and their Vine is quite awesome and sticks to their brand tenets.
- Facebook - announced a new format to the News Feed today. Minimal complaints from my side. They’ve worked so hard to take a website the started off ranking Harvard girls by their hotness to one that’s now an extension of people’s lives. They completely understand their role in their users lives and have turned their website into one that helps us all tell more visual stories of our every day happenings; that’s why they integrated their Timeline product. The new layout is a more visual aesthetic focused primarily on images. It kind of reminds me more of a publishing site, which is actually rather cool. Here‘s Mashable’s live-blogging of it.