Last week was the first time that I have seen the hit television show, “The Voice.” I was in Belize when my parents introduced me to the show. I’m a huge Christina Aguilera fan, so I immediately fell in love with the show. Other tv shows have allowed voting through direct messaging on Twitter, but “The Voice” has created an app for voting through Facebook Timeline.
“This app gives our already socially-savvy fans another way to connect and share,” Vivi Zigler, president of NBC Universal Digital Entertainment, said in a statement. “From declaring their favorite artist to discovering friends’ preferences to interacting with more content, the app creates a fully social online voting experience.”-Mashable
It’s awesome that the show is using such a popular social media tactic that will engage the fans. What do you think? Should voting be taken to social media or should it be traditional call in/website voting?
A new website called Fame has been launched to help you possibly gain the same amount of followers as Lady Gaga. Fame was created as a trial for people to see if they had a choice to go viral, would they immediately yell with joy or shy away.
Mashable explains it better than I can, so I’ll let you see what they wrote:
“Here’s how it works: When users authorize Fame to access their Twitter accounts, they’re entered into a daily drawing. The winner is automatically followed by all of the other entrants. At the end of the day, that person is automatically unfollowed by everyone, and a new person is selected. After you enter, you’re included in both the drawing and the group that follows each day’s winner until you disconnect the app. So in theory, the number of followers at stake should increase over time.”
I think as a blogger, this is an amazing opportunity to gain many many followers. What do you think?
As you have seen in previous posts, I have a little thing for Andy Warhol. I love that era in time and the hair and makeup around it. So it should be no surprise that Nars, the most bright beautiful cosmetic line, will be created by François Nars under a license with The Andy Warhol Foundation. WWD says, “The project, which will be launched in the U.S. in October and elsewhere in November, is said to be the brand’s largest strategic collaboration to date.”
I don’t know exactly what the collection will look like, but I imagine this iconic photo will be kept in mind…
So I know you all love fashion and/or music as much as I do. However, there is another that has my heart, and it’s chocolate. From living in London, I would have to say that my favorite chocolate is Cadbury.
Cadbury UK is doing something really interesting to connect with their social media users, and has created a Google + page out of chocolate. I didn’t think that Google + was a very prominent platform in social media, but apparently in the UK it still is!
On Mashable, Lauren Indvik said, “Layers of Cadbury Dream and Dairy Milk chocolate were applied to a base of Dairy Milk bars. Edible inks were printed onto sugar paper to create detailed replicas of the Page’s buttons and photos of fans. Pieces were adhered using liquid Dairy Milk as a kind of glue. Text was applied by hand with edible ink.”
So while you enjoy this lovely and delicious version of Google plus, let me know what you think about Google + as a platform and if you still use it.
You can check out more pictures of how they are making it at: Cadbury Makes Its Google+ Page Out of Chocolate.
I have found 6 gorgeous spring bags to share with you. There are 3 that are $50 and under, and 3 well…a bit more than $50. These can all be found on Shopamatic. What are your favorite bags this spring?
Just a Sunday night pondering session for you…
I was thinking the other day how much easier it is to access music. I am taking a History of Rock class, and back before iTunes or YouTube, you just had to catch songs on the radio or MTV. We can now see so easily who the artists are of a song we’ve only heard once and download it. I think iTunes has changed our music world so drastically, yet we rarely stop and think about how amazing that is. Social media has given us the ability to connect with artists and has also given the artists a forum to announce releases.
iTunes has not really had any direct competition and now all of that is about to change. The BBC is going to launch a program for you to purchase old and new tv shows in format like iTunes. I think that it is a bit bizzare that this is the first time someone is competing and getting recognized for it. Now I am sure that there have been companies that I tried to compete with iTunes, but I haven’t heard anything of it. You can read more here.
What are your thoughts? In the mean time, let’s listen to a little music!
We now have another social media platform called Pingram. It is a way to look at your Instagram photos in a Pinterest format. This is a really cool idea because almost everyone that I know takes their photos through Instagram and they just look cool.
“I love Instagram and use it frequently,” Varriale told Mashable. ‘I also use Pinterest and I love collecting photos in boards. While I was searching [for] a way to pin my Instagram photo, I got this idea — A simple way to share Instagram photos with a clean interface, similar to Pinterest inside a vanity url page.’”-Emily Price on Mashable.com
What I don’t like about it, is that you can only pin photos from other Pingram users. Pinterest is much better because you can pin from websites, blogs, or other Pinterest users. It isn’t as limiting.
While I think that Pingram is a good idea, I will not be participating in this fad. What do you all think?
Diana had an amazing show last night. Not only did she have those beautiful beaded mini skirts, killer leather jackets, and flowing sheers, but there was also a surprise in her show. The last model was proposed to!
It was so sweet, but totally shocking. When I saw the groom-to-be get on stage, I thought oh poor guy is about to get tackled by security. Turns out, he had talked with Diana, and pre-arranged this.