A Mustard Minute: 12 December 2014
It’s time again for our weekly wrap up of trending news and social media happenings on the web this week. Let’s review…
- Instagram has overtaken Twitter in the number of growing monthly active users. One theory of its success is because is due to its “nice factor” – or, that doesn’t contain those breaking news stories that make a Twitter feed look like a war zone. Another reason may be that it’s owned by Facebook, which has an audience of 1.35 billion.
Image Source: appadvice.com
- Hinge has raised $12 million to take on Tinder in the dating app market.
Image Source: wired.com
- Move over Yo. Meet Yo, Bitch. Aaron Paul’s (Breaking Bad) new app, now featuring Christmas-themed callouts such as “Merry Christmas, bitch”, and “let it snow, bitch”.
Image Source: John Shearer/Invision/Associated Press via mashable.com
- A Hungarian design student created the coolest Harry Potter covers. They even glow in the dark!
Image Source: KINCSŐ NAGY via mashable
- Speaking of Potter – sad news, Potterheads. J.K. Rowling isn’t releasing 12 new books on Pottermore for Christmas. “Sorry to disappoint fans, but…even Pottermore wouldn’t be that generous.”
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- Best Buy is hit by a Twitter storm over an insensitive tweet referencing the popular podcast Serial. For those who haven’t been roped in by the cold case investigation series, Best Buy was the location of where a murder supposedly took place 15 years ago. They apologized within the hour.
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- The Golden Globe nominees have been announced!
Image Source: goldenglobes.com
- In post-Movember spirit, Lumbersexual men are Christmas-ising their beards…with Beard Baubles.
Image Source: adweek.com
- The Pantone colour of 2015 has been announced – and we approve. And not just because it sounds like something that belongs in The Lion King.
Image Source: pantone.com
- And finally, YouTube’s epic #YouTubeRewind “celebrating the moments, memes and people that made 2014.”