On HLN this morning I took a look at both candidate’s apps, so that you can see how differently the candidates are approaching their apps:
You can also view this post and video over at HLNtv.com
Yes, I’m going to say it: There are alternatives to the new iPhone 5.
Yikes, I better prepare for all the hate mail from Apple fanboys and fangirls.
Look I’m not against the iPhone 5 — actually, I like it a lot. And yes Apple gets a lot of media attention, but times will shift. I mean, I can still remember the days when Blackberry dominated the news cycle. Nowadays the iPhone 5 tends to dominate. Well, that was until the Samsung Galaxy SIII “Next Big Thing” ads started really taking off.
The bottom line is that there are other phones out there that are awesome in their own way. Read the rest of this post on HLNtv.com to see my recommendations.
This morning I appeared on HLN to talk about apps that help you catch a ride. Whether you need a taxi, black car service, or are looking for a ride with a stranger, there’s an app for that.
To find out more about the services I mention in the video above, and to get links to all of the apps I mention, check out this blog post on HLNtv.com.
There was more social media traffic around the first presidential debate between former Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama than there was around the vice-presidential debate. But while the quantity may have been lower, the quality of the humor (Big Bird not withstanding) appears to be higher surrounding Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden.
The social media reaction to this debate wasn’t quite as big as the last one. Only 3.5 million tweets went out during the VP debate, compared to 10.5 million for the presidential one last week.
Over on Google, search terms around Joe Biden included ‘laughing’ and ‘malarkey.’ The latter was a term Biden used to describe the answer Rep. Ryan gave to a question about the Libyan embassy crisis.
With media outlets showing live tweets on-screen during the debates last night, the social media response to the event was huge. While the issues were discussed and tempers flared, the biggest reaction online wasn’t about either candidate. It was about Big Bird.
That’s right, Big Bird, the eight-foot tall avian star of the hit PBS show “Sesame Street.” When Mitt Romney was asked how he would trim the deficit, Romney threatened to shut down PBS, while apologizing to Big Bird. According to Twitter, the reaction was immediate — Big Bird was being mentioned at the astonishing rate of 17,000 tweets per minute.
An unofficial @FiredBigBird Twitter account quickly sprang up, and accumulated 25,000 followers before Twitter shut it down today. On Facebook, which just announced that they’ve hit a staggering one billion users, Big Bird’s fans were up in arms as well. A Facebook page, Big Bird for President, has already accumulated more than 7,000 likes.
iPhone 5 users have had their phones for a few weeks now, and the gripes are already starting to roll in. There are three main complaints I’ve been hearing lately:
– Verizon customers have reported having some problems with WiFi on their devices
– The back on the iPhone scratches easily
– The new slimmer, lighter design feels “too light” to some people
On HLN tv, I take a look at some of these problems people are reporting and try to break them down.
Did you get a new iPhone? What do you think of it?
When the Olympics hit in 2008, social media was just barely breaking through into the mainstream. Today, it’s a totally different game. On HLN Morning Express I talk to Robin Meade about how this year social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook will transform the way we interact while watching the 2012 Olympics. As well, I look at how we can go even further behind the scenes and connect with teams, brands and athletes in ways we never have before. So check out the clip above, and leave me a comment about how you’ll be enjoying the games this year!
In my recent appearance on HLN, I talk about how the London 2012 Olympics are going to be the first to be broadcast in 3D. Want to know the whole scoop? Check out the video above, and be sure to read my blog post over on HLNtv.com which includes links to everything I talk about.