Snapchat Challenges Twitter And Facebook For Sports Talk

SNapchat Football Possession wins trophies or, in this case, ad dollars. That’s why Snapchat stepped up its game late last year by quietly partnering with Stats.com. Now TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has rolled new Live Score geofilters at every NBA arena and some other matches. They let anyone attending overlay real-time updated score graphics atop their photos and videos. Just last week, Live… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/29/sportschat/?ncid=rss
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Beef Twitter

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 12.27.33 AM Why do we allow ourselves to be dragged into pointless, likely fruitless, micro-arguments on Twitter?
Is it because the pithy length lends itself to misunderstanding? Perhaps the ego has a hand — no one likes to be called out publicly by peers in the same network, especially when you know everyone you both know can see. Then there’s good old fashioned obstinance. Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/28/wheres-the-beef/?ncid=rss
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Inside Parlio: Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim’s New Platform For Social Change

waelghonim Wael Ghonim is an activist who helped spark the Egyptian Revolution, a wave of protests and demonstrations in Egypt that were part of the Arab Spring, and which helped overthrow the long-reigning Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. Ghonim, who worked for Google at the time, used social media to unite Egyptians and create the movement in his country and was jailed for it. Thanks to social media… Read More

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