Social Media Remembers Leonard Cohen

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in blog

Social Media Remembers Leonard Cohen

Okay 2016, we get it. You’re the year of loss and defeat. We’ve lost immeasurable talent this year, with Prince and David Bowie departing this planet. Our latest loss comes with the passing of Leonard Cohen- revered songwriter, poet, and artist. People have taken to social media to express their feelings of sadness, and to pay tribute to Cohen- sharing stories of how his poetic lyrics and music have affected their lives. From our Prime Minister: No other artist’s music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen’s. Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him. — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016 To fellow musical icons: Leonard Cohen was unique – a giant of a man and a brilliant songwriter. Irreplaceable. Loved him and his wonderful music. #LeonardCohen #RIP pic.twitter.com/MZchwonM6g — Elton John (@eltonofficial) November 11, 2016 And everyone in between: “Like a bird on the wire Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried, in my way, to be free.” -Leonard Cohen — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016 Our feeds have been flooded with lyrics, quotes, videos, poppies, and sentiments- and we’re sure yours have been too. Social media provides an outlet for us to say goodbye, and thanks for all the memories. And so we leave you with this, Leonard Cohen reciting John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”- as it is Remembrance Day, and as a tribute to the late, great Leonard Cohen:...

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New Facebook Reactions – like or dislike?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Discussion, Social Media Trends

New Facebook Reactions – like or dislike?

Today, Facebook introduced a new update to the “like” system; now users can use “Reactions” to express emotions on posts. The update allows Facebookers to choose one of five new emotion buttons – “Love,” “Haha,” “Wow,” “Sad” or “Angry”. On a desktop, you hover over the like button with the cursor to see the new emotions. The function of the like button itself won’t be affected, as clicking on the like button will just give the traditional thumbs up. These five reactions are the first wave of new emotions to be introduced to Facebook this year. Facebook is expected to debut other “Reactions” but have kept quiet about a heavily sought after “dislike” button. The updated feature received mixed reactions online- some users are happy that they are now able to express different opinions on posts while others seem to find the update pointless: “Facebook Reactions just added new purpose to my life. Now you’ll all know which one of five emotions I am feeling the strongest” said user Chase Christensen. “In today’s version of ‘news that we will all freak out about that actually means nothing’… Facebook added Reactions.” responded Dan Amarante, another Facebook user. The biggest change may not be the “Reactions” themselves but rather the impact the new system will have on post and ad delivery- posts with positive reactions will have a better chance of being placed in timelines; overall, a posts’ positive/negative reaction ratio will affect how it reaches timelines. Will this become a trend among other social sites? Will Facebook introduce Reactions to Instagram? Do you like or dislike the newly added Reactions? Are you excited for Facebook to roll out more reactions, possibly a dislike button? Worried this new feature might have an impact on your posts? Contact us to bring on the positive...

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