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#Permanent Retweet

Ever loved a tweet so much you want to keep it forever and ever? I know there are certain tweets I have screen shotted on my phone that I would never, ever delete. I would share those with you, loyal m. blog readers – but then I would have to kill you :).

My point is, you can love something on social media, but there isn’t really anything physical you can hold and cherish. You can’t hang a funny tweet up on your wall, or make your Facebook status that got 325 “likes” a part of your living room décor – until now.

Introducing the #PermanentRetweet, a new way to preserve a tweet for all of eternity. PermanentRetweet.com offers social media lovers a 2.5” X 5.75” piece of wood that can be laser etched to illustrate any tweet you would like.

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A custom permanent retweet only costs $20 – what a steal!! Below are some tweets I might think about having permanently retweeted to be hang up at home.

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Shout out to the people I follow for being funny!

Posted by Nina

What if Aladdin Had Instagram?

I’m not ashamed to say that Aladdin is one of my favorite movies. In fact, as I sit at my desk writing this I’m listening to the anthem Friend Like Me and have Prince Ali lined up in my queue. IMHO, Jasmine is the best Disney Princess with her voluminous braided hair and scandalous outfit. That paired with Aladdin’s  poor-boy swagger and adorable monkey side kick make the couple my favorite Disney duo.

My slight obsession with Aladdin is the reason I was excited to see a recent post on Disney’s blog titled “The Story of Aladdin, As Told by Instagram.” The article shortens the full-length movie into 13 Instagrams, as taken by Aladdin’s iPhone (??). Key movie scenes are summarized by short captions and clever hashtags, and the posts are an incredibly accurate portrayal of the movie.

Below are some of my favorites – see here for the full story of Aladdin as told by Insta.

Brilliant use of #RichKidsofInstagram, well played, Disney. 

mmIf I was friends with a genie, I would brag about it over social media too. 

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ddWhat type of royal wedding would it be if there wasn’t a hashtag? #AladdinJasmineWedding

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Posted by Nina

The Ten Commandments of Becoming Instafamous

Last night over steaming pots of boiling Shabu in China Town, I sat down with my Instafamous sister @llewllewtoo, and proceeded to barrage her with questions on the art of Instagramming, such as: how to become an InstaGod, be surrounded by hand clapping emoticons and deal with undying digital adoration. What I learned was that even more important than the shalls are the shalt nots, or what my sister likes to call the Instagram “kisses of death”:

THOU SHALT NOT…

1. Hashtag images with boring, meaningless and mundane adjectives

#ok, #right, #yeah, #gotit, #clear?

2. Take pictures in bright, noon sunlight

Nothing looks good so just don’t.

3. Forget to clean your smartphone lens

#rookiemistake.

4. Post a fuzzy, off kilter, horribly lit or all around bad photo, even if the idea is good

Try, try again my darling.

THOU SHALL…

5. Explore a single thing, many ways

Put parameters on things and experiment with a single idea portrayed many ways. Even the most simple and commonplace task or object can look extraordinary from a certain perspective, find it! This is the fundamental idea of the good hashtags, to bring similar visual concepts or trends together. One of my personal favorites: #JasonJustJumps

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6. Embraced the OCD

Never underestimate the power of “things organized neatly” quoth @llewllewtoo. So put a little perfection and Pantone, in your pictures, please.

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7. Get thee A** out of bed for the “golden hour”

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They call it the “golden hour” for a reason – sunrise sunlight gives the world a Midas touch for a few fleeting minutes every morning between 5-7AM depending on the time of year and cloud cover. This one I know from experience – sister dearest has dragged me from bed during the god forsaken golden hours to be her muse more times than I can count.  But she brings coffee, so it’s cool.

8. Enter ALL the contests

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And win ALL the things. Many high end clothing companies such as Everlane and Coach hold competitions in which Instagrammer’s snaps shots with a particular new product to win a prize (for an example I site my sister’s accessories wardrobe or what I austerely refer to as the trophy room). Photo contests such as Instagram’s weekend hashtag competition (#WHP) offers a weekly hashtag for Instagrammer’s to interpret photographically. The handful of weekly winners are showcased to the hundreds of thousands of applicants generating tons of new followers for the chosen ones. Sister’s comment: “It’s kind of a big deal.”

9. Trick the eye to win the heart

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Because, really, who doesn’t love a little sleight of hand?

10. Do you

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It helps to be incredibly awesome, creative, unique and down with just doing you…so thou shall work on that, too.

All images credited to @llewllewtoo

Posted by Jenna

Online Dating.. In Person?

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Image source Digitaltrends.com

If you’re single, you know how awkward the bar scene can be. Hey, he/she is cute. Should I talk to him/her? Do I offer to buy him/her a drink? Or is that totally archaic? What if he/she rejects me? Where’s the closest place I can pick up a pint of Ben & Jerry’s if he/she does reject me?

Okay, that last one may just be me.

Anyway, what if you could find out all about the good-looking bar-goer before you approach them? Then you could be like, “I see you go to Planet Fitness. I think I’ve seen you on the treadmill” or “I know your birthday was four months ago, but happy belated!” or even “Glad to see you are not a registered sex offender, wanna go back to my place?”

That would be weird. And a bit disturbing. But it could be our future, people! A new facial-recognition app called NameTag makes Facebook-stalking in real time a reality. Designed to be used with Google Glass, NameTag allows users to instantly “scan” someone’s face and pull up their name, social media accounts, and even check the person against criminal databases.

I’m already cringing imagining everyone wearing Google Glass (which does not compliment any outfit, mind you) and looking like something out of Star Trek, but the thought of this app spreading like SnapChat scares the bejeezus out of me! Not that I have anything to hide, but a little mystery never hurt anyone. Can’t we just wait until we get home to stalk our potential mate online? How am I supposed to tweet about the smelly passenger next to me on the MBTA now? What is this world coming to?

Google has not yet approved the app, and let’s be honest, no one actually has Google Glass, but it may not be far in the future, folks, so delete those drunken Facebook photos from college, stat!

Posted by Erin

 

#MeanTweet #hahanotsomuch

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” It was true for Dickens then, and it’s true for us now.

Enter social media: the new vehicle of “foolishness.” If you’re anything like me, you have a very real fear of public embarrassment. Thankfully, I am a non-celebrity and therefore don’t need to worry about being Twitter-bashed in front of my thousands and thousands of Twitter followers. Unfortunately for the real celebrities, this is often their reality. But, leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to turn mean tweeting into something that is, quite honestly, pretty hilarious. Haven’t heard of it? It’s called the “Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets” series. It’s all in the delivery, and watching these celebrities read out some of their harshest tweets always delivers. Always.

A few of my favorites from the 5th installment:

John Krasinski, I don’t care what people say, I still love your face.

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You learn a new #hashtag every day. #potatoface

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#celebritylookalike

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But hey, they’re celebrities, so at least they can laugh at themselves.

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Maybe some more than others…

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Images source Youtube

Posted by Amy