View profile

the four horsemen of #bloggergate terminate a graphic designer: your daily distraction... you're welcome

the four horsemen of #bloggergate terminate a graphic designer: your daily distraction... you're welcome
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #220 • View online

Social Media: Wind Up Or Wind Down?
New research suggests that social media may, in fact, help us to wind down, rather than get more worked up - according to Galen Panger, of the University of California, Berkeley. He states that “one of the more robust findings” of his research is that people tend to “wind down – feel more relaxed, sleepy, bored – when they browse social media, both Facebook and Twitter.” So, put your feet up, grab a drink, and fire up your Twitter.
Spidey says "relax."
Spidey says "relax."
Boy, LA Urgently Needs A New Graphic Designer
What better way to demonstrate that you need a new graphic designer than to show them just how woeful your current skills are? This fantastically self-aware City Of Los Angeles job posting does just that. With nearly 30 thousand likes and 12 thousand retweets, they should have no trouble filling this position.
It truly is a city of angels.
It truly is a city of angels.
"I'll Huff(Post) And I'll Puff And I'll Blow Your Platform Down!"
HuffPost has announced its plans to terminate the unpaid blogger platform. The reason? Too much noise, apparently. In a post on their website, HuffPost states that “there are many places where people can share and exchange ideas. Perhaps a few too many.” Prior to being sentenced to death, the platform had been around since 2005.
R.I.P
R.I.P
The Four Horsemen Of The Meme-pocalypse
2018 has started off in a really strange way, meme-wise. So strange in fact, that Twitter user, @MrRamgon9 has been able to prophesize the coming of The Four Horsemen Of The Meme-apocalypse.  One of our favourite podcasts, “Reply All” featured the most recent entries into the meme canon; Tide Pods as Famine, Ugandan Knuckles as War, He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named as Death, and the “Somebody Toucha My Spaghet” meme as Pestilence. We highly recommend listening to the bizarre origins of this tweet this weekend.
They're coming for your lols.
They're coming for your lols.
#bloggergate? Really?
And finally: a nice little bit of outrage to finish off the week. YouTube influencer, ElleDarby attempted to snag a five-night free stay at The White Moose Cafe in return for exposure in one of her videos. The owner, Paul Stenson, posted the email request online and told her kindly where to stick her request. This prompted a blogger backlash and a video from ElleDarby, which in turn resulted in all bloggers being banned from The White Moose Cafe.
Let’s sort this mess out.
Firstly: Paul Stenson, if your Cafe’s Facebook page has to state (in all caps) that your views do not reflect that of the Cafe, then that’s pretty much all we need to know.
Secondly: ElleDarby, a free five-night stay for a beauty blogger to bring “exposure?” Come on, Elle. Let’s get real, you wanted a free booze-cruise in Dublin. 
Now, both of you go to your rooms.
Truly Social, out.
Truly Social, out.
Happy National Popcorn Day from all of us here at Truly Social!
Pictured: Us watching the whole #bloggergate thing unfold.
Pictured: Us watching the whole #bloggergate thing unfold.
Did you enjoy this issue?
Truly Social Inc.

We read the internet for you and then you pass your knowledge off as if you did all of the work. Sent out every Friday!

If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here
Powered by Revue
Truly Social Inc. Suite 205, 103 Richmond Street E, Toronto, ON M5C 1N9