Burberry and Home Depot are among the brands testing Twitter’s new Buy button.

fastcompany:

6 things brands should know about using Instagram’s Hyperlapse
"We’re sorry we came off like an overbearing mother who is always asking when you’ll find a nice boy or girl."

— Pinterest apologizes after sending an email to some users congratulating them on getting married. Turns out many of those women were single, and they did not appreciate it.

News, TV and movie clips, and advertisements could soon appear — and then disappear — on Snapchat, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported the service is in talks with media and advertising companies about launching a service called Snapchat Discovery.

News, TV and movie clips, and advertisements could soon appear — and then disappear — on Snapchat, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported the service is in talks with media and advertising companies about launching a service called Snapchat Discovery.

Taylor Swift is maxing out social media to promote her new album, 1989, which is due out in October. Swift revealed the album’s title via a live-streamed event on Yahoo and answered fans’ questions from social media.
Nearly 8 million tweets have used the hashtag #ferguson since last weekend, according to data from Twitter.
In response to an Amnesty International tweet saying the US should improve its human-rights record, think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies responded that the group should “suck it.” The think tank later apologized, saying it is reviewing its internal social media policies.

mashablehq:

Mashable’s Dasha Battelle spent the day snapchatting with Snapchat superstar, Shaun McBride. Watch to find out how to become a professional shapchatter and improve your Snapchat game with some of the best in the business.

"In the age of social media, everyone is an obituary writer."

— "On Twitter, mourning is collective: Robin Williams’ death, reflected in social media" (via The New York Times)

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).