Social Media


Threads by Instagram Twitter Launch Release
Threads by Instagram images first leaked back in May, but now, it’s officially launching in the US on July 6th to take on rival Twitter. The app is described as a way for communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what will be trending tomorrow, and most importantly for some, your Instagram username can be kept the same without having to register again.

Meta Store Burlingame Tour
At 1550-square-feet, the physical Meta Store in Burlingame, California is located near the company’s Reality Labs headquarters. It’s set to open to the public on May 9th, and visitors will be able to get hands-on with the Meta Portal, Ray-Ban Stories, and a new immersive Meta Quest 2 demo. Put simply, you’ll be able to try and interact with just about everything on display.

Elon Musk Twitter Deal $44-Billion
The Elon Musk Twitter deal has just been confirmed, and he is taking the company private for approximately $44-billion, or $54.20 per share. What does he have planned for the social media giant? Musk aims to enhance the product with new features, such as making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.

Meta Petbook Facebook for Pets
Photo credit: Let’s Go Digital
Could a social media network for pets be coming soon? Technically, there have been many over the years, but none have really yet caught on, that is unless Meta’s Petbook changes that. Meta filed for the ‘Petbook’ trademark on May 24, 2021 in Mexico at the Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI) and shortly after, with the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).

Facebook Rebrand Meta Metaverse Social Media
During the Facebook Connect 2021 event, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will be rebranding as Meta, with the main goal being to bring together their apps and technologies under a new name. The ultimate goal is to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities as well as grow their businesses. Users will be able to share immersive experiences with other people, even when you’re not together physically. Read more for two videos explaining everything and showing how it will work.

Charlie Bit My Finger Non-Fungible Token NFT YouTube Auction
The famous 56-second-long “Charlie Bit my Finger” viral video that was first uploaded to YouTube back in May 2007 will be removed forever in just a couple of days and be auctioned off. It featured Harry Davies-Carr (who was aged three) and Charlie Davies-Carr (aged one), two brothers from the United Kingdom. The video will be sold as an NFT, which basically means that the original version of the video is going to be sold as if it were an original art piece. Read more for a video showing the brothers now and additional information.