Secret, Shots, We Heart It, and other rising social networks to explore (via Mashable)

cnbc:

Eight fascinating Facebook facts

1. If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s second largest. 
2. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. Apple could buy nine WhatsApp’s.
3. The site has 1.35 billion monthly active users.
4. 1/7 people on earth access Facebook at least monthly on a mobile device.
5. Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager, Paper, Slingshot, Instagram, WhatsApp and Moves..
6. Facebook has 1 billion more users than Twitter.
7. 900 million people use Facebook’s messaging apps.
8. Facebook has 1.5 million active advertisers.

- via @EliLanger-

cnbc:

Eight fascinating Facebook facts

1. If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s second largest. 

2. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. Apple could buy nine WhatsApp’s.

3. The site has 1.35 billion monthly active users.

4. 1/7 people on earth access Facebook at least monthly on a mobile device.

5. Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager, Paper, Slingshot, Instagram, WhatsApp and Moves..

6. Facebook has 1 billion more users than Twitter.

7. 900 million people use Facebook’s messaging apps.

8. Facebook has 1.5 million active advertisers.

- via @EliLanger-

Take a look at the new Foursquare.
fastcompany:

Last night, Hillary Clinton spoke at Twitter’s headquarters. Here’s what she had to say about the future of social media.

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.