Social Media Bytes – The weeks’ social media news

Posted on 27/02/2015 · Posted in Blog
  1. “Have you had a trip or fall at work that wasn’t your fault?” – Madonna’s Brit fall prompts viral social media mockery
  2. Tummy rumbling? It’s trying to tell you something…literally! – New domino’s app translates tummy grumbles into personalised pizza order.
  3. It already rules your social life, but Twitter is now expanding into the job market
  4. CV’s at the ready, interns – Twitter & Nestle team up to offer the placement programme
  5. Google’s YouTube to launch kids’ app to make children safer online

1. “Have you had a trip or fall at work that wasn’t your fault?” – Madonna’s Brit fall prompts viral social media mockery

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– Madonna’s hotly-anticipated return to perform at the Brits for the first time in 20 years fell somewhat flat this week after a wardrobe malfunction led her to fall down a staircase and off stage

– During the performance, the singer’s elaborate Armani cape failed to come loose, with the weight of it dragging her down the stairs. Ironically, she was mid-way through a song that includes the lyrics “Not gonna stop, gonna carry on”.

– Twitter was ablaze within seconds, with users across the world keen to comment on “capegate”. Whereas some users wanted to show solidarity with the 56-year-old star and offer their support, most were quick to mock the star.

– Alan Carr wrote: “That Minotaur that dragged Madonna down the stairs is SO unemployed right now.” One user tweeted “I’ve just realised Madonna is only 10 years younger than my mother. Older people are more susceptible to falls. #brits” Talk about adding insult to injury…

Watch the video here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2969945/My-cape-tied-tight-Madonna-say-fall-BRITs-internet-reacts-hilarious-memes-jokes-Twitter.html

2. Tummy rumbling? It’s trying to tell you something…literally! – New domino’s app translates tummy grumbles into personalised pizza order.

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– Domino’s latest app gets users to hold their phone to their stomachs so it can detect tummy rumblings. It then translates these into a personalised food recommendation aimed at providing a pizza to perfectly satisfy the user’s hunger pangs

– Rupal Patel claims that “At Domino’s we like to push the barriers of innovation – and also, give our consumers little moments of joy along the way. This is a tongue-in-cheek way of demonstrating the wide range of choice available – and making ordering your pizza a bit more interesting!”

– With 62% of Domino’s orders being placed online, 50% of which come from mobile devices, it is important for the brand to keep consumers engaged at these levels

– For the launch, Domino’s conducted research into the most embarrassing tummy rumble scenarios. The top 5 answers were: Job interview (54%), at a funeral (39%), one a date (37%), in a work meeting (36%) and during an intimate moment with a partner (29%) Interesting figures to digest, indeed…

Find out more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-2970005/Dominos-Tummy-Translator-mobile-app-translates-belly-rumbles-personalised-food-suggestions.html

3. It already rules your social life, but Twitter is now expanding into the job market

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– On Tuesday 3rd Twitter will be hosting its first European job fair involving 50 businesses from the UK, including John Lewis, British Gas and Boots along with other European companies.

– Using #YourJob, companies will be advertising current vacancies on the micro-blogging site, along with offering careers advice. The National Careers Service will also be involved, answering user’s questions.

– The initiative has been prompted by a recent survey that claims 77% of people felt the social site could support them with their career, with 58% saying they thought the site was a good resource when looking for a job and 67% saying Twitter was a good place to advertise vacancies.

– Highlights of the day are sure to include a Q&A with The Apprentice 2012 winner, Ricky Martin, who now runs a recruitment agency with Lord Sugar!

– The news comes in the same week HR Executive, Matt Buckland, hit the headlines after the following tweet went viral – “Karma – the guy who pushed me on the tube and then suggested I go F myself just arrived for his interview… with me…” – proving that Twitter already provides some of the best career advice out there!

Read the full stories here: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/twitter-moves-job-market-140647551.html#qCmOsw4

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2960791/Commuter-swears-man-way-interview-man-recruiter.html

4. CV’s at the ready, interns – Twitter & Nestle team up to offer the placement programme

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– Food giant Nestle has joined forces with social media behemoth Twitter to offer unemployed youngsters across Europe a 10-week internship programme.

– Nestle is forming partnerships with more than 150 companies in a bid to create over 1,000 opportunities for young people.

– The internship, which will certainly perk up a candidate’s CV, is aimed at providing employment opportunities and new skills in a job market that is increasingly hard to enter.

– Nestle & Twitter aren’t the only one’s offering skilled candidates a chance to shine, here at Palm we’re always on the lookout for bright young talent. If you’re interested in kick-starting your career in PR, check out or internship opportunities here: http://www.palm-pr.com/internships/

Read the full story here: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/nestle-twitter-offer-internship-000338153.html#piTdKnI

5. Google’s YouTube to launch kids’ app to make children safer online

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– On Monday 2nd YouTube Kids will launch in the US, providing a separate platform for children-friendly videos.

– The app is thought to include parental controls, such as the option to limit the amount of time children can spend watching videos and a tool removing the app’s search function. Additionally, it is thought the new stand-alone platform will restrict who can upload videos, with DreamWorks TV, Jim Henson TV and Mother Goose Club named as potential content providers.

– The launch comes in response to calls from parents to make YouTube more child-friendly. The company claim that they’ve “seen 50% growth year over year in viewing time on YouTube, but for our family entertainment channels, it’s more like 200%.”

– The app will initially be available only in the US on Google’s Android devices.

– What do you think? A good way to safeguard children online or the next step in bringing up a generation of square-eyed media addicts?!

Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31549499