News, entertainment, opinion, and whatever sparks interest in Burbank the Media City
Fronnie Lewis - Editor

Tag Archives | social media

Facebook logo

Facebook delivers a smackdown on its critics

Naysayers heaped a lot of criticism on the social media giant Facebook when it went public in May of 2012 with an initial public offering of $38 a share. The stock fluctuated and that open the door for critics to slam the decision to go public and doubt the value of the number one social network. Now Facebook has smackdown those critics with glowing  second quarter earnings and a stock that is trading  north of $75 a share today. Some are saying... Read More →

Tags: , ,

blue bird Twitter logo

Twitter celebrates 8th birthday — who has the most followers?

Twitter is singing a birthday song today. In 2006, on this day the first tweet was sent out using 140 characters or less. Eight years later, millions of tweets, sometimes with images, photos, and videos, are sent out daily. Twitter has become a juggernaut  — difficult to control — hard to ban. Turkey Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, became irate at the micro-blogging social media and banned it yesterday. Access to the Twitter website was blocked in that country today. Despite that, folks got around the blockage by... Read More →

Tags: , , , ,

Facebook logo

Facebook is dumping its email service

More developments for Facebook. The world’s largest social network has more than a billion monthly users, however, not many of them bothered to use Facebook email. After pushing it for several year, the company has decided to retire  @facebook.com. “We’re making this change because most people haven’t been using their Facebook e-mail address, and we can focus on improving our mobile messaging experience for everyone,” Facebook said in a statement that appeared on CNN today. Facebook users are being notified. If you have a Facebook account,... Read More →

Tags: , ,

WhatsApp logo

Rewind: Facebook, WhatsApp, and that $19 billion deal

A lot of chatter on the Internet and elsewhere about the amazing deal Facebook put together to buy mobile messaging service, WhatsApp, for $19 billion. The social media network announced its newest acquisition last Wednesday. Immediately,  there were questions about WhatsApp. Oh, and the money deal made plenty of folks utter: “Say what?” Here’s how it works. WhatsApp uses the Internet instead of a cellular network to send user data like text, images, video, and audio media messages. It’s free for the first year and... Read More →

Tags: , , , , ,

Facebook logo

Web Buzz: Wednesday February 19, 2014

Social media giant, Facebook, just announced an amazing deal. It’s buying popular messaging mobile startup, WhatsApp, for $16-19 billion. Yes, that’s billion with a “b.”  More on this huge Internet purchase and the two WhatsApp owners who are now billionaires on Forbes. Jada Pinkett Smith has snagged a major part in the new Fox drama, “Gotham.” Smith will play tough sadistic gangster boss, Fish Mooney.  This is a Batman prequel with many of the villains and heroes made famous in the comics.... Read More →

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, watched on TV at the White House the speech of First Lady, Michelle Obama, at the Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama “knocked it out of the park” at DNC

A lot of chatter on the Internet about the speech last night at the Democratic National Convention by First Lady, Michelle Obama. On the Huffington Post , Mrs. Obama got raves for that stunning dress and praise from many commenters on her speech. “Michelle Obama wowed Americans with an emotional speech… and… “set the Twitterverse alight with gushing praise and boosted husband Barack Obama’s social media standing… ” according to Reuters.  Today, the first lady got kudos on Twitter from President Obama: Barack Obama ‏Read More →

Tags: , , , , , ,

Photo: Cover of "Michael" the new Michael Jackson album from www.michaeljackson.com

Entertainment Bits: MJ’s will reviewed, Facebook stock down again, WGA-West slams Verizon/cable deals

No surprise that a family feud is underway over the very rich estate of the late pop legend, Michael Jackson. Some of the superstar’s disgruntled siblings have charged his will is a fake. Yes, that’s the will that left the singer’s fortune to various charities, his mother, and his children and nothing to his brothers and sisters.  Forbes investigated MJ’s will and here’s a report on what they discovered. Another bummer of a day for Facebook. The social media giant’s stock has been struggling... Read More →

Tags: , , , , , ,