Allison StaddAllison Stadd manages marketing & communications for Shake Shack, and writes about social media and tech lifestyle for AllTwitter, Huffington Post, Daily Muse, and more. Find Allison Stadd on Google+ and Twitter @AllisonStadd.
As evidenced by a wide range of recent natural disasters from Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Haiyan as well as national emergencies like the Boston marathon bombing, Twitter has proven to be a valuable tool for emergency and urgent care workers.
Capitalizing on that usage, San Jose, California-based telemedicine provider company Telecure has launched a “Pay-With-A-Tweet” program to offer free urgent care in exchange for a tweet or Facebook post.
It’s the second calendar year Vine has been in existence, and it’s fittingly being used more creatively than ever.
Twitter teamed up with the Today Show to bring a 360-degree Vine booth to the red carpet of the 2014 Golden Globes.
The Vine videos of celebrity fashion were all hosted on the Golden Globes’ official Vine account throughout the red carpet.
Husband and wife journalists Bill Keller of the New York Times and Emma Keller of the Guardian published recent opinion pieces that took issue with one Lisa Bonchek Adams, a sufferer of stage 4 breast cancer who has been tweeting and blogging about her experience with the illness.
Both articles questioned Adams’s “decision to live her cancer onstage,” as Bill Keller puts it. Twitter’s, and the Internet’s at large, response to the Kellers? How dare you.
Is it possible to capture the essence of a book, play, or poem in a tweet? If not one, then a series chronicling the arc of the work?
Stanford medievalist and “text technologies” researcher Elaine Treharne gave it a shot, as the Atlantic reports, compressing ‘Beowulf’ into 100 tweets.
Cinemax is demonstrating how effective Vine can be for TV networks beyond behind-the-scenes sneak peeks.