Successful Social Media
- Dating apps have been hot topics over the past year, and the quirky ways in which people have used them. A Chinese blogger has topped them all.
- Using the forum Tian Ya Yi Dy, a woman called Xiaoli befriended and formed relationships with 20 different men and in order to keep talking to them, she requested that they each buy her an iPhone 7.
- Xiaoli sold every single phone to a mobile phone recycling site, like Mazuma, and used the 120,000 Chinese yuan she received to put a down-payment on a house in the countryside. Genius.
In other social media news…
Bank accounts be warned – Instagram shopping is rolling out
- Instagram are introducing mini shops to the app, allowing consumers to buy the featured products.
- Rolling out this month with 20 mini stores in the states, images will feature a ‘Shop Now’ button which in turn loads a checkout webpage within Instagram, the user can then carry on scrolling through their feed without any interruption.
- This is designed to close the gap between their current adverts that have shopping buttons where a user may get side-tracked along the way to completing the transaction.
BBC Outreach ‘Emoldjis’
- Emojis are fast becoming cited as our universal ‘lingua franca’ – after all, a picture says 1,000 words. One grandma decided she felt a bit left out and, as part of an outreach programme run by BBC Coventry, has created ‘emoldjis’
- The icons have been designed in order to reflect the everyday activities and struggles of the over 50s and include a bingo, back pain, spending your kids’ inheritance, and something we possible all need sometimes – a disapproving look.
- Their design is underway, but even if they are approve by Unicode it’ll be at least a year before they’re included with the current selection.