How to Show Your World Cup Pride on Twitter

hashflag worldcup on twitter

Twitter is a very active participant in the World Cup celebration. Just like in 2010, Twitter is bringing back hashflags, a fun way to tweet the flag of the country you’re supporting when you use the hashtag symbol, followed by the country abbreviation.

For example, mine would be #USA, which would then translate to displaying an American flag in my tweet. The full list of possible hashflags you can tweet are located here.

Hashflags aren’t the only way to celebrate on Twitter. There is even a page where you can choose your team and follow relevant Twitter users such as players on your team or very important people related to football/soccer. It also allows you to choose a profile image based on the country flag, football/soccer related images, and more. Continue reading “How to Show Your World Cup Pride on Twitter”

The Many Faces of the Share Icon

Have you ever tried to share media on your phone, tablet, or online, and come across a different looking share icon image on every platform? Min Ming Lo of Pixelapse brings up that very point in a recent post.

It’s quite interesting, if you think about it. The idea of the “share” icon is very difficult to portray, which is why it takes so many forms. From a Y shape, to a picture of a milkshake, the look of this icon is clearly disagreed upon. It’s quite easy to depict “add” with a + or “back” with an arrow, but “share” requires a little creativity. Continue reading “The Many Faces of the Share Icon”

E3 2014 Final Thoughts

E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) has just wrapped up in Los Angeles, California (USA). If you aren’t familiar or up to date on everything that went down on Day 0, check here to see what we thought of Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Sony had to announce. There was SO much going on even before the conference started, it was almost overwhelming at times (in a good way).

Now that the dust has settled, let’s look at how the actual conference went, and what we can take away from it. Continue reading “E3 2014 Final Thoughts”

E3 2014 Day 0 Reactions

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, officially starts today in Los Angeles, California (USA). It’s the biggest video game event of the year. Not the largest in terms of number of attendees, but the most important due the the sheer amount of game announcements that are made here each year. It’s one of the few gaming events that actually gets nationally televised on cable TV and has articles written by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other prestigious newspapers.

In a nutshell, E3 is a massive conference that brings all of the major video game console manufacturers, publishers, developers, fans, and media together to announce, tease, play, and market video games and the entertainment around them (including TV and movies). Continue reading “E3 2014 Day 0 Reactions”

The Difference Between Twitter and Facebook Content

The last few years have been some of the most socially interactive in human history thanks to innovative technologies that have laid the ground work for social media to explode throughout the Internet, on our phones, tablets, laptops, and even our glasses.

Social media is everywhere. By now, we’re all very familiar about what Twitter is. Kids are probably growing up thinking a tweet is a 140 character text, not a sound birds make. Babies swipe through magazines instead of turn pages. We consume media in a very different way.

So you’d think we all generally understand why we make both a Twitter account and a Facebook account, or a YouTube account and a Vimeo account, instead of just one. Continue reading “The Difference Between Twitter and Facebook Content”