Ah, the ’90s. Those bygone times of Skip Its and overalls seem so far away.
Luckily, the era of flannel, Saved By The Bell and beanie babies has left a permanent legacy.
And a recent browse through ‘90s nostalgia left us contemplating what tech lessons, if any, could be gleaned from the decade of scrunchies and Tamagotchis.
It turns out: many.
This past weekend, tattoo artist and TV personality Kat Von D got engaged to DJ Deadmau5.
The groom-to-be tweeted a photo of the engagement ring along with a message: “I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?”
The lady accepted, also via Twitter.
So is this an anomaly? Or are Twitter marriage proposals a thing these days?
In a fascinating study by The Hollywood Reporter and market research firm Penn Schoen Berland released earlier this year, it came to light that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter play an indispensable role in all key aspects of today’s entertainment industry.
It wasn’t so long ago that email didn’t even exist; now Hollywood executives are making decisions based on how the masses are speaking on Twitter.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first in Peter Jackson’s brand new Hobbit trilogy that’s a prequel to the extremely popular Lord of the Rings series, premiered in New Zealand yesterday night.
The movie stars fan favorites Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.
And people are pumped about it.
Here’s one for the “ridiculous” category: Britney Spears just got a new dog… and a Twitter account for it.
She adopted a pupppy, Hannah, then tweeted, “I want you all to meet my new little baby girl @hannahspears.”
Meet her for yourself via her Twitter account, which has the tagline “I’m Britney’s B***h.”
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Twilight movies have made an indelible mark on pop culture… a mark (or stain) that’s now spread to Twitter.
Ready for another reality t.v. show?
It looks like Twitter is gearing up to jump into the TMI (too much information) fray and share a reality series via video-embedded tweets.
THIS is something to watch for! How else will you know when to quit Twitter before your eyes catch fire from viewing such pure awfulness?
What do you call a cool glass of bubbly, sugary goodness? Soda? Coke? Pop?
There is actually a geographical pattern to what people call soft drinks, and a data scientist has mapped it – using Twitter.