Posts Tagged: Twitter

Digital Media And Civic Engagement

June 21, 2013   |   filed under Community, Culture, New Media, Politics, Social Media

Playing off of yesterday’s story, we move on from new media literacy and education to its real world application in the civic/political sphere. Cherilyn Winkler recently wrote an article for about how digital media is revolutionizing civic engagement. Winkler focuses in on a survey conducted by Pew Internet and offers up some fascinating statistics…. Read more »

Tweetwall Now Available For iPad

May 15, 2013   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, iPad, Participation, Social Media

Using a “tweet wall” is a great way for producers to expand their audience by inviting people into venues through social media. Tweets are displayed on a large screen from people talking about the current event, asking questions and leaving funny/snarky comments. Participation ensues when talent interacts with the wall, creating a real-time conversation with… Read more »

Directr Focuses On Creative Rather Than Social

May 2, 2013   |   filed under Apps, Filmmaking, Mobile, Social Video, Video

The fight for the title of social video’s “Instagram” continues. But there are mobile video platforms out there that are directing the emphasis away from social and putting it on creative. One such app is Directr. Directr helps users create great short movies with their mobile device – no editing necessary. The app provides a… Read more »

Volio Gets Social

April 24, 2013   |   filed under Apps, Follow-up, Interaction, Start-Ups, Voice Control

In a follow up to our previous post on Volio, the startup, that has teamed with Esquire magazine to create conversational video, introduces social video sharing. Users of the Ronald Croen founded app can now record their interactions with the pre-recorded individuals users are conversing with. These videos can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter… Read more »

Vidpresso Showcases Social Media

April 10, 2013   |   filed under Broadcast, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Television

In the ever expanding market of social media visualization, broadcasters and event planners have been using Vidpresso for nearly a year to help make their content more interactive and participatory. The web service is easily integrated into television programs and events at a reasonable price point. For a monthly fee and some off-the-shelf software, the… Read more »

Early Adopters Use Vine For Advertising

March 20, 2013   |   filed under Advertising, Apps, iOS, Social Media, Video

In an article for, Don Willmott lays out some early best advertising practices for brands using the hot new Twitter app Vine. The iOS only app (for now) allows its users 6 seconds of video recording time to document their thoughts/ideas/dreams and turn them into looping videos. Many advertisers that integrate Twitter into their marketing strategy… Read more »

SXSW Giant Tweet Powered Doritos Vending Machine

March 12, 2013   |   filed under Facebook, Music, Streaming, SXSW, Twitter

The giant Doritos vending machine/stage has graced its presence once again amongst the crowds at this year’s SXSW Festival. The monolithic stage will host a live concert featuring LL Cool J and an opening act voted on by fans. People can tweet #BoldStage to choose the hip-hop legends opener as well as other performance elements… Read more »

‘American Idol’ Introduces Live Twitter Polling

March 7, 2013   |   filed under Broadcast, Second Screen, Social Media, Television, Twitter

Over at The New York Times, Brian Stelter recently wrote an article about television’s use of Twitter. Real-time Twitter polling is now being used by FOX’s ‘American Idol’ to provide insight from its most die-hard fans. While ‘Idol’ has incorporated Twitter hashtags in its broadcast for years, the inclusion of live polling will allow viewers… Read more »

The Era Of Participatory TV

February 25, 2013   |   filed under Broadcast, Conversation, Participation, Second Screen, Television

Over at TechCrunch, 2x entrepreneur and current VC at GRP Partners Mark Suster contributed an article predicting the future of television as more “Participatory” then “Social.” As many startups are focusing on “Social TV,” Mark suggests that the shift in the industry is moving more towards “Participatory TV.” In an age of low cost production,… Read more »

Social TV Article From The Next Web

February 22, 2013   |   filed under Broadcast, Facebook, Second Screen, Social Media, Television

In an article posted on TheNextWeb, Robin Wauters describes the evolution of social television and Facebook’s experiments with new TV check-ins. People have had a second screen within their reach while watching television for years. Social platforms are now taking advantage of this fact, implementing features that help people more easily share what they’re watching. Twitter recently… Read more »