New Social Media Networks On The Rise

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Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest may be the most popular social media platforms now, but their days might be numbered. Mashable put together a list of 10  social media networks that are currently on the rise.

Secret: 
This app allows its users to anonymously post any feelings or thoughts and share them “Secretly” with their Facebook friends and phone contacts.

Shots: 
For the people that love selfies this platform was designed for them. Users can take selfies, reply to other peoples selfies and send direct messages.

Snapchat:
Snapchat has been around for a while but only used by a few larger brands for marketing like Taco Bell. People love Snapchat because it allows users to share photos and videos for a limited amount of time. It’s very “now you see it, now you don’t.”

WeChat: 
With WeChat, users can send texts and make free calls. In addition, you can share videos and photo moments, use group chats, and search people nearby.

We Heart It:
This app is considered a “younger” version of Pinterest, because the user can scroll through ‘canvases’ and ‘heart’ photos. If Instagram and Pinterest had a baby it would be We Heart It.

Tinder:
Tinder is slightly different from other social networking apps. This app is specifically for dating. The app connects with the users Facebook to create a profile. From there the user can swipe left or right and be matched up with other profiles.

Medium:
Medium is created by Evan Williams and Biz Stone (formally of Twitter).  The purpose of this app is to publish stories and ideas. Users can recommend stories within their network and organize their favorites.

Vine:
Vine gained popularity after being acquired by Twitter several month ago. This app allows you to record, edit and share six-second videos. There are even such things as Vine Celebrities.

Bubblews: 
This social network startup lets users create posts – called “bubbles” – follow other users, and like or comment on other bubbles. Bubblews is different from other sites, however, because they pay users who attract advertisers.

Whisper:
This platform also allows users to post anonymously, send anonymous direct messages, ask for advice, or just chat.

While some of these social media networks may not be appropriate for social media marketing, it does give some insight into what may be around the corner.

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RESCUE Skincare PopUp Shop

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One of our favorite skincare lines RESCUE, is holding a PopUp Shop from November 12-17th at Wallplay on the Lower East Side. RESCUE is launching a new skincare line and asked Sircle Media and Amy Marietta (ViviereBella) to help produce the event.

Sircle and Amy are helping with event coordination, influencer outreach, social media management and content creation. We are super excited!

To promote their new skincare line, RESCUE is also holding an Instagram/Twitter contest. The two best Instagram/Twitter posts that tag @RESCUESKIN or use the Hashtag #RESCUESKIN will win $500!

 

The PopUp Shop will be open from 8am-8pm daily and is located at:
118 Orchard
New York, New York, 10002
(corner of Orchard & Delancey)

You can find more information on the event here and more about RESCUE Skincare here.

We hope to see you there!

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Jinna Yang: An Influencer We Love

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In the world of social media it can sometimes be hard to stand out amongst all the noise. Jinna Yang is one influencer who has been truly successful at it.

Her blog, Grease and Glamour, receives thousands of unique visitors each day and has a loyal band of followers on Instagram — over 17,000 of them!

She is most known for traveling the world with a cardboard cutout of her late father.

Jinna is inspired by creators all around the world. “Photographers, videographers, content creators. Thanks to the media, I get to be inspired by the work that’s shared and their messages are spread to people around the world. I’m also so inspired by my readers, who motivate me to continue doing what I do everyday,” she says.

While Jinna Yang is her true passion, she is also a writer for Condé Nast Traveler. “When I am hired by other brands I do my research firstly — it’s important to understand what their brand represents, and what their company stands for. I try to find the best way to stay true to their message while retaining my own voice to ensure that it’s a win-win for both of us.”

Social media is a constantly evolving platform that brands both big and small are still trying to figure out. Nobody knows what it will look like in the next 5 years and as Jinna says, “That’s the beauty of it.”

You can find Jinna on E!’s new reality T.V show House of DVF.

Learn more about our friend Jinna here.

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Twitpic’s Fate Has Been Revealed

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The drama between Twitpic and Twitter has officially come to an end. Twitter acquired Twitpic’s website and photo archive.

In September, Twitpic announced that it would be shutting down because Twitter would not allow Twitpic to receive a trademark for their name.

Twitter threatened Twitpic with revoking the company’s API key, thus making it useless.

Thankfully for Twitpic’s users, the two companies came to an agreement. On October 25, Twitpic creator Noah Everett announced in a blog post the fate of his company:

  • Twitpic will no longer be taking on new photos or data. The site will be in a read-only mode.
  • The iOS and Android apps were removed from the app stores and are no longer supported.
  • Users will still be able to login to their profiles to delete content or delete their account entirely on Twitpic.com.
  • Users can still export and download their data / photo archive on twitpic.com.

Users still have access to their photo archives. And that’s pretty much all.

To read more click here.

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