“Nothing screams first world problem, like coming up with a first world problem and typing it on a smart phone.”
- Reddit user, myworkaccountatwork.
Twitter: Is There An Echo In Here?
A study of some nearly 3 billion tweets has found that political echo chambers do in fact exist on Twitter. Who knew?! Another tidbit from this study is the evidence that those who pick a side are more likely to be retweeted. As a result, bipartisan users who attempt to “bridge the gap” are less likely to be heard. It’s almost as if people only share the political posts that align with their particular viewpoints. Hmm…
Who knew that tweets were loud enough to echo?
Memewatch: Building The Perfect Man
Gaining some traction on Twitter today is this brilliant text meme that gives people a budget to build the perfect man. The catch is that the budget is low, and desirable features are high priced - making the whole thing impossible. We smell a social commentary, and we love it! Although, not everyone does.
The perfect man doesn't exi- Oh.
Snapchat: Making A Spectacle Of Itself
Look out! Snapchat is working on the 2nd generation of the Spectacles. Consumers didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with the 1st gen, so Snap is hoping that making them water-resistant, faster, and adding more specs-appeal pays off this time. Will this new piece of eyewear lead to frame & fortune for Snap Inc.? We think it’s very EYEdealistic of them.
We'll see how it goes.
Facebook: You're Not The Only One Bombarded With Invites
Much like our events feed, Mark Zuckerberg’s is filled with events he just really doesn’t want to go to. We don’t think that he’ll have a choice though, considering these are parliamentary summons from members of the UK parliament. No more sending other members of the Facebook team either, we hope.