Social Media Round Up – The Selfie Wonders Of The World
SELFIE WONDERS OF THE WORLD_
This week photo print company, CEWE Photoworld, revealed the ‘Seven Wonders of the Social Media World‘ based on the buildings and structures that are most often hashtagged in photos on Instagram. The most popular landmark for Instagrammers is the Eiffel Tower, or in social media talk, the #eiffeltower, which has over 3.1 million photographs uploaded with the hashtag. Paris also appeared again fifth on the list with Notre Dame coming in just after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which scooped fourth place.
In London our very own Elizabeth Tower, or Big Ben as most people know it, was a firm second place with 2.2 million images uploaded to the photo sharing app with a hashtag. Other notable landmarks to make the list include the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Alhambra Palace and Machu Picchu in Peru. The list by CEWE also noted that based on Instagram’s geolocation data (opposed to hashtags), the most Instagrammed places in 2016 were Disney and Universal Studios theme parks.
WE’RE STILL VINE-ING, SORT OF_
Obama’s presidency isn’t the only thing that came to an official end this week, Tuesday saw Twitter close Vine as we knew it. As we reported in October last year, Twitter announced it was planning to close the six-second video sharing service. But the change isn’t as drastic as was originally thought. The app has now become Vine Camera and while the Vine-specific social sharing element no longer exists – Vine is now simply a camera app – users have the opportunity to share content via Twitter. So fans of the short videos can still enjoy the creative clips.
UMM, IT’S THE WRONG IVANKA_
Twitter has played a pivotal role in the 2017 US election with Donald Trump’s tweets being a talking point for the media and the starting point of many controversies. This week Trump’s use of Twitter hit the headlines again when instead of tweeting his daughter Ivanka he tweeted Ivanka Majic an unrelated woman who lives in Brighton. This Ivanka uses the Twitter handle @Ivanka unlike Trump’s daughter who uses @IvankaTrump.
Trump wrote “@drgoodspine: @realDonalTrump @Ivanka Trump is great, a woman with real character and class.” The rookie error was the space between ‘Ivanka’ and ‘Trump’. As a president-elect, who uses Twitter to aid his political cause, this careless slip up raises further questions about Trump’s use and management of his own social media. As we saw toward the end of his campaign to become president, will we see advisors taking over more of the public posting now that he’s being sworn in?
TV GUIDE GOES VIRAL_
The trolling of US President Donald Trump is arising even in the most unexpected of places. This week’s viral favourite saw a Scottish newspaper, The Sunday Herald publishing a satirical synopsis of Trump’s televised inauguration in its TV guide, what is usually a simple and straight forward roundup of TV listings.
The summary used descriptions such as ‘The Twilight Zone returns’, ‘It sounds far-fetched, and it is’ and ‘a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president’
A reader’s snap of the newspaper page went global with shares from celebrity Tweeters including Star Trek actor George Takei who posted, “The Sunday Herald TV sections wins today”. Bravo Sunday Herald, bravo.