Vine Community Unites to Support Filmmaker's Battle With Cancer

Aug 2013

The world of social media is always renewing itself in some way or another. With frequent updates and resurfacing content, it can be hard to keep up with on a daily basis.  It’s important to stay informed of the curent issues and trends so that your social media presence stays relevant. Using social media is one thing, but using it well is the key to online success.  Stay updated and stay informed with the latest social media news!


vine reaches out for cancerWhen filmmaker Ryan McHenry learned he had cancer, he was in the middle of pre-production for his first feature film, Zombie Musical. The creator of the viral “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal” Vine videos was forced to put all work — including his film — on hold. But his friends on Vine decided to help raise money to support him through an Indiegogo campaign called “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cancer”. For more on this story, click here!





Death threats, rape threats and misogynist hate mail. If you’re a woman who likes to express her opinion on the Internet, these might seem like inevitable responses. Just ask Anita Sarkeesian. But this week may have been the final straw when it comes to Twitter’s sexist hate mail problem. After feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez received 50 rape threats an hour, people began to sit up and take notice: The threats were plain to see, and Twitter didn’t seem to be doing anything about it.  Click here  to read more!

china-mapThere have always been obstacles for anyone outside of China interested in signing up for Sina Weibo, the nation’s hottest social network. Registering became even more difficult at the start of last year when authorities clamped down on rumors (and free speech) on Weibo by forcing the site to implement real-name sign-ups. But now, Sina Weibo is making things a bit easier for people outside of China — allowing users to register through their Facebook accounts. More on this story here.

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