Topic: social media

Prankster Recites Strangers’ Social Media Info In A Video That Will Amuse And Terrify You

Prankster Recites Strangers' Social Media Info In A Video That Will Amuse And Terrify You

Are you in the mood to feel extremely paranoid but also highly amused? Well then have I got just the video to satisfy your weirdly specific craving. Prankster Jack Vale recently conducted a social media experiment which involved walking up to complete strangers and reciting information from their social media accounts without telling them that’s where he got the information. More »

Female Comedians Prefer Social Media Over The Late Night Talk Show Circuit

Female Comedians Prefer Social Media Over The Late Night Talk Show Circuit

Sorry Dave, Jay and Conan but female comedians don’t need you like they used to. In a new insightful post by Alex Leo, she declares that female comedians don’t need to depend on the late night talk show circuit to get their names out there anymore because they now have social media. And that medium is actually proving to be better than five minutes on national television. The platform also gives them a lot more freedom. More »

Sorry Forbes, Justin Bieber Is Not A Venture Capitalist

Sorry Forbes, Justin Bieber Is Not A Venture Capitalist

You may have caught a glance of Justin Bieber on the cover of Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 issue this month, looking like a bewildered kid in his first suit. And then you may have noticed the caption beside him: Justin Bieber, Venture Capitalist. But this is not the most surprising business story of the year, like Forbes claims. Because Justin Bieber is not a venture capitalist.

Technically speaking, Justin Bieber is providing several startups, including hot music startup Spotify, with venture capital, ie. money aimed at facilitating long-term growth. The idea to get Bieber involved in tech investing came from his manager, Scott Braun aka “Scooter,” who decided to wield Bieber’s social media power (Bieber has 21 million Twitter followers and 43 million Facebook fans) to invest in something that spoke to Bieber’s fans: social media. Braun (and Bieber’s money) went on to invest in a number of early-stage tech startups, including Tinychat, Spotify, and Stamped. The Forbes article points out that these investments are not equity-for-endorsement deals: Bieber, like more traditional tech investors, is investing cash. More »

Jennifer Lopez And 6 Other Women Rule The Forbes ‘Celebrity 100′ List

Jennifer Lopez And 6 Other Women Rule The Forbes âCelebrity 100â² List

Forbes put out what feels like its 87th list this month with the release of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Jennifer Lopez, with her $52 million in earnings in the last year and omnipresent-like quality, topped the list. Six other women including Oprah, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga managed to nab spots in the top 10. According to the Washington Post, this female heavy top tier shows the importance of “us ladies in the whole being-famous-and-generating-money business, the sort of significant thing that studio moguls should probably pay attention to.” More »