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The poetry of my tweets

I'd like to think my tweets offer some cultural value and promote a better world. I consume plenty of brilliant films and scholarly articles, then reflect my learnings on Twitter multiple times a day. So when I heard there was a tool to turn my tweet...

Venezuela uses photo of journalist it arrested to promote how well it treats foreigners

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

If countries can be considered brands, then Venezuela made quite the Twitter fail this week. In an effort to promote tourism, Venezuela's state-funded television station has been tweeting bright and sunny images with reasons why "weShow More Summary

Poetweet, A Service That Turns Twitter Feeds Into Sonnets and Other Styles of Nonsensical Cut-up Poetry

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Poetweet is a silly new promotional service from Brazilian cultural center b_arco that crawls a user’s Twitter feed in order to construct a sort of nonsensical cut-up poem from bits of tweets. Users enter a handle, choose from the sonnet, rondel or indriso style and the web app goes to work. Once created, users can […]

ABC's 'Fresh Off The Boat' Deletes Offensive Promotional Tweet

ABC's "Fresh off the Boat" set Twitter ablaze after sharing an offensive promotional image for the show on Thursday. As captured by BuzzFeed, the account tweeted the below ad: Eddie Huang, whose memoir "Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir"Show More Summary

MTV’s Leah Messer Faces Backlash After Pipeline Tweet

MTV’s Leah Messer is in hot water with fans after promoting the building of a pipeline in her area on Twitter. Earlier this month, Messer sent a link to fans, encouraging them to lend their signature to a petition to build the Keystone Pipeline. Show More Summary

Chickadee Signs First Promotional Deal ... I'm Making LiLo Money!

Chickadee can stop hawking snake oil... the former reality star has landed a legit money-making deal sorta -- getting paid to tweet like other big celebs.  We've learned Anna Cardwell signed a deal with 310 Shakes to send out promotional…

The Ultimate Pinterest Marketing Guide: How to Improve Your Reach and Promote Your Brand

If you still think Facebook and Twitter are the be-all and end-all of social media marketing tools, think again. Say “Hi” to your business’s new best friend – Pinterest. Pinterest pins are 100 times more spreadable than a tweet, with the retweet average hitting only 1.4%. And, as for Facebook, the half-life of a pin […]

Late Night Movie Open Thread: More Oscar Buzz

When promoted tweets go wrong @deray @baratunde pic.twitter.com/MjtBhgXGSj — Bae Arthur (@BlahAndOrder) January 15, 2015 There won't be many POC nominees at the 2015 Academy Awards, but it's not about race, it's about ethnics in film journalism. — Curtis Cook (@Curtis_Cook) January 15, 2015 Also, there are people who are mad at the Washington Post‘s [Read more...]

Watch coaches and ESPN personalities react to ‘Mean Tweets’ before the CFP championship game

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The national title game between Ohio State and Oregon was televised by ESPN, which was great because … well, it was great for Disney, which owns both ESPN and ABC. The entertainment monolith used the highly watched game to promote Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show, an nod to corporate synergy that actually yielded an amusing result. […]

Bipasha Basu in Zara at Alone Promotions in Indore

Bipasha visited Indore on Wednesday for Along promotions wearing a Zara lace romper with a modified neckline. Per her tweet the weather was chilly which explains the black pantyhose and suede boots. I did find these boots an odd choice...Show More Summary

Madonna Says Controversial 'Rebel Heart' Photos Are Not 'An Insult Or Racist'

Madonna is on the defensive after critics slammed the singer for tweeting photoshopped images of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. to promote her upcoming album, "Rebel Heart." In a Facebook post shared on Saturday, the 56-year-old apologized before explaining her decision to share the photos. Show More Summary

What Did Twitter Do to Piss off William Shatner This Bad?

last monthNews : Mediaite

The promoted account is an evolution of the promoted tweet; whereas before a company could buy an individual promoted tweet, which appeared in your timeline even if you didn't follow the account, now the account itself goes straight into your follower list.

Pinterest users: expect more adverts in 2015

Social networks know that no one wants adverts all up in their feed --it's no wonder they try to sugar coat paid-for posts. Twitter sneaks in "promoted" tweets, Facebook has its "sponsored" posts, and soon you can expect "Promoted Pins" from -- where...

Sony Paid Kevin Hart $2M For Twitter Tweets, Lawyer Threatens Twitter ‘Bikini Robot Army’ For Posting Email Leaks

Sony is trying hard to stem the flow of information leaking onto the web from their hacked email accounts – and that leaked information has provided data on how much Kevin Hart has gotten paid for his Twitter tweets promoting movies....Show More Summary

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Co-Starring In Movie ‘MoonQuake Lake’? (Fact Or Fiction)

Hmmm… Ashton Kutcher sent out a tweet promoting a trailer for a new movie starring Mila Kunis and himself. It’s for a movie called ‘MoonQuake Lake’ and is supposedly from Sony pictures. There’s even a trailer, which you can see after the break. RELATED: See Mila Kunis in her first post-baby pictures! In this trailer, Mila […]

Best Buy Promotes Itself With Hilarious Reference To Real-Life Murder

If you’re not a listener of the podcast “Serial,” you might have glanced at something that Best Buy tweeted earlier today and thought that it was either a complete non sequitur or a very roundabout promotion for mobile phones. “We have everything you need. Unless you need a payphone,” said the official Twitter account of America’s biggest electronics retailer. Ha … [More]

Elgin statue leaves Britain for first time ... but it hasn't gone to Greece

LONDON — Britain is trying out a new approach with Russia — marble diplomacy See also: Greece borrows Australian landmark to promote itself in new tourism ad It was announced early Friday in a tweet that one of the precious Elgin orShow More Summary

Netflix Receives Lots Of Flak For Ill Timed Promotional Tweet About Corrupt Cops!!!

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Oops! We're sure Netflix would like a re-do on this marketing attempt! Yesterday, the streaming giant issued out a message on social media for their show Peaky Blinders that seemed to try and take advantage of current events that were unfolding at that exact time! Here's what they wrote on Twitter: "Just because you're law enforcement doesn't mean [...]

Netflix’s bad cop tweet raises eyebrows

Netflix jangled the Twitter outrage meter last night with an ill-timed promotional tweet. See what you think of this: Just because

Kim Kardashian Tweets Troop Snapshots From Abu Dhabi

She’s been crisscrossing the globe for various promotional duties as of late, and Kim Kardashian took some time to encourage American troops while hanging out in the Middle East. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star posted a series...Show More Summary

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