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7 Offbeat Android Apps For Social Media Lovers

This time we are showcasing some useful and exciting apps for social media lovers. These are basically Android apps that are extremely popular among social media fans. Social media is a kind of a bridge that is slowly bringing the virtual and real worlds together. Here we have listed top 7 Android apps for social media users who want to stay connected with their friends.

With these apps, users can connect with each other as well as can share information, skills and experiences. This is the advantage of the technology that you can share information by sitting in the comforts of your homes and also from your offices. Let us have a look at this compilation. Share your views on this post via comment section below. Enjoy!

Hootsuite (Social Media Mgmt)

Get Social Media Followers

All Social Network

tsu – Social & Payment Network

GeoSocials

SynkMonkey – Social Calendar

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6 Ways Social Media Has Changed Christmas

Deck the halls with boughs of holly as #Christmas is here! Obviously a lot has changed in the ways we celebrate the holidays, with the continual rise of smartphones, social media, and selfies – just try and stop your Christmas dinner from showing up on Instagram. Rather than send Christmas cards via post or invite friends over for the Christmas party with a call, we now drop emails and invite them via Facebook Events.

While you may bemoan over how technology has changed the traditional Christmas spirit (curses!), it is time to observe the change of time. So in lieu of this festive season, we present to you 6 ways social media has changed the way we celebrate Christmas.

Spruce Up Your Accounts

If you have the time, the first thing to do to get into the festivities is to dress up your accounts. Like updating your Facebook cover picture with a Christmassy wallpaper or giving your Twitter display photo a Santa hat.

And why stop at one social network when you have multiple? Change your Tumblr theme colors and take a new selfie for Instagram; update them all!

Construct Your Wishlist

Because sometimes (or most times) people just don’t know what to get you for presents and end up giving you the boring old mug to add to your collection. It ends this Christmas and with the power of technology.

It can be as simple as a Facebook status with a picture of the object of your desire or an entire Pinterest board with everything you want in it. Complete your not-so-subtle hints with the hashtag #ChristmasWishlist or #IWantThis.

Send Season’s Greetings

With 1000+ followers/friends, ain’t nobody got time to wish them all. So a festive tweet would have to do when the clock strikes midnight and you take a little more time to craft a touching and thankful Facebook status because you are #deep.

Then you spend the next hour or so refreshing and going back and forth between social media to reply, retweet, and check for likes.

Oh and you can’t forget to mass WhatsApp your contact list. Or LINE them. Or send them a KakaoTalk. Or WeChat. And then there’s that Skype call you have to make…

Document The Festivities

You put in a lot of effort wrapping that present for your bestie by customizing the wrapping paper and carefully tying the ribbon with add-ons. It’s a piece of art (!) so you Instagram it. Heaven knows how much time you took to put up tinsel and baubles and lights all around the house and the Christmas tree. You stand back to admire your handiwork and Instagram it.

Your mom spent close to 8 hours cooking up the Christmas feast that now sits on the dining table. Before anyone could dig in, you take a picture and Instagram it. And hashtag your post with #foodporn, #Christmasdinner, #turkey and #blessed.

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Just Take All The Photos/Videos

Vines are the new family videos. Vine the carollers who stop by your front door with their sweet voices. Vine everyone’s reactions when they open their presents. And when you run out of moments, do it (read: make some up) for the Vine.

Besides, you can send a couple of the decent ones as Season’s Greetings to far off relatives who are “joining” the festivities via WhatsApp.


Count Down Till Midnight

…to be the first to wish/tweet all your followers Season’s Greetings and have a Happy New Year. Hey, it’s much more comfortable doing it in your warm house and in your jammies than counting down out in the streets and in the cold with too many people singing too loudly for your liking.

But if you’re out there because life is too short to stay holed up at home and because YOLO, you have got to take that selfie.

Have a #MerryChristmas!





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10 Most Adorable Kids That Rocked Social Media In 2014

There’s not really a set formula on how to make videos that go viral although it is clear to see that those that do, tug on heartstrings, one way or another. And who can better manipulate your emotions than kids — charming, adorable and pretty talented kids, to be exact.

The Internet swooned over these 10 kids who burned up social media in 2014 with their funny antics and cute charm. Some of them have been at this for a while, while others became accidental stars overnight but the most surprising fact is that they are all under the age of 10. Warning: Extreme cuteness ahead. Proceed with caution.

Noah Ritter – The “Apparently” Kid

In August of 2014, this incredibly precocious kid became famous after a video of him being interviewed by WNEP-TV was uploaded onto their YouTube channel. Aptly titled, “Apparently” This Kid Is Awesome, Steals The Show During Interview, the video shows him being interviewed at a carnival about a ride. Apparently, he enjoyed his time there as well as his appearance on live television. He’s been invited to be on ‘The Ellen Show’ a few times and he even got to do his very own commercial.

Zhang Junhao – The Talent Show Kid

His name may not sound familiar but chances are that you’ve probably seen a particular video going around on the web of this little guy grooving. Merely 3 years old, Zhang Junhao wanted to "spread a bit of happiness" and auditioned for a Chinese talent show (spoiler alert: he made it to the next round). A YouTube account called DramaFever then uploaded his initial audition which quickly went viral for his impressive dancing skills and ability to adapt to different styles. It currently has 56 million views.

Yebin – The Kid Who LOVES Cookies

Baby Yebin, as she is known, garnered a following of admirers after her Korean mom posted a particular video that went viral. It showcases an attempt by her mother to teach her about "stranger danger". You can’t help but laugh at the little girl’s antics. Ye Bin’s YouTube channel currently has close to 45,000 subscribers (at the time of writing) and the video that made her famous has gotten over 500,000 views.

Mateo – The Kid Who Just Wants Cupcakes

In March, a video surfaced online of Mateo Beltran, a spunky 3-year old whom was on a mission. He wanted some cupcakes instead of dinner (because lunch was enough, apparently) but after being refused them by mom, he went behind her back to get some from Grandma. What ensues from here is this charming little guy’s attempt to reason with his mother, Linda.

Since the video, he’s appeared on The Ellen Show (and got some cupcakes, of course). His parents have since started selling t-shirts with his famous phrase for his college fund and part of the proceeds also go towards the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary.

Zony & Yony – The Kids Who Dance

Zony & Yony are twin sisters from Taipei, Taiwan and they went viral thanks to their YouTube dance videos. In particular, the video of them dancing to K-Pop group Crayon Pop’s Bar Bar Bar has gotten more than 6 million views. Their fame got them flown in from Taipei to be on ‘The Ellen Show’ in May, which brought them even more fame… and a trip to Disneyland!

They’ve been invited back on the Ellen Show several times to perform. Most recently, they showcased their dancing skills to Taylor Swift’s "Shake it off".

Breanna Youn – The Kid Too Cute To Resist

Breanna’s mom has been posting videos of her on Vine where she has a steady following of 311.7K followers. However, it was only via the Instagram account that was set up that she really rose to fame. Her Instagram followers has since grown to a cool 1.2 million — pretty big numbers for an ordinary 5 year old girl. The videos showcase her and her daily antics and they’re pretty adorable to watch. Originally based in Korea, after a holiday in Saudi Arabia, paid for by wealthy fans, they decided to stay there .


James Hashimoto – The Action Movie Kid

Forget Schwarzenegger and Van Damme, there’s a new action hero in town. James aka Action Movie Kid quickly gathered fans on YouTube thanks to the awesome special effects skills of his father, Daniel Hashimoto. Daniel, an animator with Dreamworks, began posting videos of James’ adventures in April and since then the videos have raked in millions of views.

You can catch James in the new 2014 YouTube rewind video and word on the street is that we’ll see more of Action Movie Kid in the future.

Ty – The Kid Who Got Poked In The Heart

Like adults, even kids get into arguments sometimes. This video first uploaded to Facebook (and later on YouTube) by Tara Willmott. It features a group of 3 year olds, comprimising Ty and the Roberts’ sisters, arguing over the weather in Arkansas. Their interaction is adorable with lines like “You’re not real, I’m real” get thrown in. The video currently has more than 12 million views.

Sadie – The Kid Who Loves Her Brother

We all struggle with growing up but 5 year old Sadie seemed to have a bit more of a struggle with the fact that her 3 month old brother Carson would no longer be as young… or cute (I don’t blame her, he’s pretty adorable). Her uncle, Alex Miller, uploaded the video where Sadie refuses to accept the fact that her brother is going to have to grow up one day. Her outburst has since been viewed more than 30 million times.

Tre – The “Exasperating” Kid

Getting told that you’re getting another sibling is a big deal. You can tell just how much of a big deal it is for Tre when his mom told him that she was pregnant. This eloquent young man tried to explain to his mom why he didn’t take too kindly to this news.

Captured on video by his mom, Shanee, this video has made its way around the Internet has and has been viewed more than 2.5 million times. Like quite a few of the other kids, Tre was invited onto ‘The Ellen Show’ where both he and mom were treated to a special surprise.





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Interview: Davis Smith of Cotopaxi: Inside the innovative social business combining global causes with outdoor gear that’s built and designed to last

Interview: Davis Smith of Cotopaxi

The desire to see the world, step outside one’s own boundaries and see how others live is human nature. Davis Smith, founder and CEO of socially conscious outdoor company Cotopaxi, spent much of his childhood outside his native US in developing countries……

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10 interesting infographics about social media

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We all know a picture speaks thousand words and for that reason infographics are being more popular due to its amazing information displayed in the form of images. It has the capability to capture everyone’s eye and tell them a story with engaging content and images.  It’s an all in one package with text, images […]

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Sony Pictures hackers stole 47,000 social security numbers, including Sly Stallone’s

A week after it was brought to a standstill by a hacker group that may or may not have hailed from North Korea, things are getting even worse for Sony Pictures. The hackers that crippled the company’s computer systems have now released a vast hoard of Sony Pictures’ private documents onto the internet. An analysis of more than 33,000 documents showed that they displayed passwords to internal computers, credit cards, and social media accounts, as well as the Social Security numbers of 47,000 current and former Sony Pictures workers.

Among the affected are Hollywood celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone, Rebel Wilson, and Anchorman director Judd Apatow. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Social Security numbers can be found…

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FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide: Explore Art Basel based on carefully selected recommendations from your social network

FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide

After a successful soft launch during the most recent fashion weeks across NYC, Paris, London and Milan, web and iOS travel app FAVD is heading south to Miami for Art Basel. In addition to offering carefully tailored guides from trusted voices (be……

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10 WordPress SMM Plugins to Improve Your Social Reach

These 10 WordPress SMM plugins will help you get your business to the next level. Feel free to try them out.
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Fuffr’s Smartphone Case: This infrared invention tears down social barriers for multi-player gaming

Fuffr's Smartphone Case

Two days after the intimate gathering to show its forthcoming Kickstarter film, the Fuffr studio in Stockholm is still full of empty beer cases and helium balloons slowly slinking down the windows. Yet, while many might be fretting at the thought……

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