Category: Twitter

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 29 – Feb. 5

Twitter GIFs coming to a mobile screen near you. Thousands of thumbs could be heard breathing a sigh of relief recently. Twitter is reportedly testing a new button that will relieve users of having to prowl the web for the perfect GIF to post. Some users have already been able to use the button, and it...

SXSWistful

I’m sitting in a darkened theater watching a comedy show. The room seats 90 people. It’s a late show, and I only stayed out because there’s a writer from The Daily Show performing. Then the host comes out and says, “We have a very special guest with us tonight…Mr. Judd Apatow.” That’s right, the director...

Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News?

In today’s SXSW Interactive panel, “Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News?” AP Social Media Editor Eric Carvin succinctly summed up a new sentiment many legacy news organizations are realizing regarding social media: “Social networks need us more than we need them.” Joined by fellow panelists Allison Lichter, social media editor of the Wall Street...