The first Instagram photo ever uploaded, four years ago today on July 16, 2010. Co-founder Kevin Systrom posted the photo on the app, which was called Codename at the time.
Read: The story behind the CIA’s “light-hearted, humorous” Twitter account
The scale of social media back-and-forth during the World Cup final was staggering. About 280 million Facebook interactions took place during the match, as did nearly 619,000 tweets per minute.


via The Hub

How World Cup players are using social media (via The New York Times)

Above: Brazilian star Neymar addresses fans in a YouTube video after being injured

American Apparel apologized for an image it posted on Tumblr celebrating Independence Day. The problem: the picture did not show fireworks, but the Space Shuttle Challenger blowing up, along with the hashtags #smoke and #clouds. It deleted the post, which lives on in screenshots across the web. The company blamed the mishap on a youthful mistake by one of its employees. 

All seven astronauts aboard the Challenger died when it exploded shortly after launch in January 1986.

American Apparel apologized for an image it posted on Tumblr celebrating Independence Day. The problem: the picture did not show fireworks, but the Space Shuttle Challenger blowing up, along with the hashtags #smoke and #clouds. It deleted the post, which lives on in screenshots across the web. The company blamed the mishap on a youthful mistake by one of its employees.

All seven astronauts aboard the Challenger died when it exploded shortly after launch in January 1986.

"Snapchat is your new savior."

How 13-year-olds really use Snapchat (via Mashable)

CCOs favor traditional media over social for external communications, according to a study from Weber Shandwick. Read more.

CCOs favor traditional media over social for external communications, according to a study from Weber Shandwick. Read more.

The social side of the World Cup (via Crowdtap) Click here for the full infographic.

The social side of the World Cup (via Crowdtap)

Click here for the full infographic.


How Kit Kat got in on the fun during Facebook’s outage