Twitter, famous for their 140-character text updates, has decided that attaching and embedding images and video into tweets isn't enough for Twitter users. In an announcement, it was revealed that now, Images and Video will appear in the Twitter stream as previews, and that the multimedia can now be shared without any text at all.
Just like Instagram, Facebook and Google+, interestingly.
It has been a little over two months since Instagram launched its video capturing and sharing addition to the popular photo app, which is now available on the iOS and Android operating systems and has really captured the imagination of Instagram users.
Now that people can upload both images and video to Instagram, marketers and bloggers have been clamoring for more. We've wanted to be able to embed selected images and videos into web pages and blog posts, and Instagram has heard our pleas and granted our wish.
I first read and fell in love with A Game of Thrones back in 1998. I waited a year for the second volume in the series to come out, then another year for the third volume... after discovering that author George R.R. Martin decided to extend the series from a trilogy all the way to seven volumes... and waited five then six years for volumes four and five, respectively.
Last week, media and press outlets were sent postcards inviting them to an event today, June 20, in which Facebook would talk about a "big idea" that a small team has been working on. The invitation reads, "Join us for coffee and learn about a new product." The press conference is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PST from Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
If you're a fan of AMC's hit drama "Mad Men," you might have an understanding of how the balance of power worked for advertising in the '60s. The biggest companies with the deepest marketing budgets ruled the advertising space across all mediums.