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Social Media Wars, Game Of Thrones Style [INFOGRAPHIC]

Another infographic win from the social media masterminds at HootSuite: social media network battles told in Game of Thrones style.

To see the Houses of the Realm (House Facebook, House Twitter, House YouTube, etc.) and a map of the social network conflicts, check out the infographic below.

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Sin City’s Robert Rodriguez Turns To Twitter To Crowdsource Ideas For His Latest Film

Director Robert Rodriguez, known for From Dusk till Dawn and Sin City, relied on Twitter as a crowdsourcing mechanism for his new short film, Two Scoops.

To complete the film, Rodriguez challenged his Twitter followers to help cast the “agent” character, suggest a weapon, design a villainous monster and submit photos of themselves to be used as missing people posters.

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Tribeca Film Festival Releases 40 Vine Finalists In Its #6SecFilms Contest

Following on the heels of the Shorty Awards’ involvement of Vines comes the Tribeca Film Festival’s official stamp of approval for these uber-popular 6-second video loops.

The film fest this year challenged people to use Twitter’s Vine app to create 6-second films — with a “beginning, middle and end” — for a special #6SecFilms contest.

And the 40 finalists have been released.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Hollywood Twitter Correspondent?

Vanity Fair is looking for a Twitter correspondent to report from LA during Campaign Hollywood.

And they want you.

Here’s how to apply.

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Twitter Lessons From ’90s Songs

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.

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The Art Of The Twitter Marriage Proposal

This past weekend, tattoo artist and TV personality Kat Von D got engaged to DJ Deadmau5.

Via Twitter.

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?

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How Twitter Impacts The Entertainment Industry

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.

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Jimmy Fallon Calling For Twitter Submissions For A 2012 Super Bowl Commercial Jingle

Calling all budding songwriters: Twitter can be your road to stardom this February.

Jimmy Fallon will be crowd-sourcing on Twitter the script of the new Lincoln MKZ commercial, slated to debut during the February 2013 Super Bowl.

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Twitter Spoils The Hobbit Movie Review Embargo

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.

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Britney Spears’ Dog Joins Twitter

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.”

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