We were excited to see this piece come out in the Huffington Post today, but even more excited and thankful to have such great fans and supporters:
Hashtag Wedding: NYC Wedding Hashtag, #waxlevittwedding, Takes Over Twitter
Digital marketing strategist Caroline Waxler and lawyer Michael Levitt’s New York City wedding took over Twitter on Saturday as the couple and their guests live-tweeted their Big Day.
Waxler created the hashtag #waxlevittwedding last week and guests and friends quickly started using it, tweeting about wedding prep, waiting in the synagogue, and of course, dancing the hora with Joan Rivers, who is Waxler’s aunt.
She told HuffPost Weddings that she and her husband created the hashtag so that they could use a program called Chute, which culls all photos tweeted with a certain hashtag — in this case #waxlevittwedding — onto a website in real time. (Waxler and Levitt chose to have the photos upload to their wedding website.)
We’ve been hard at work on a new hosted user avatar service called Avatars.io and we wanted to give developers a sneak peek. Avatars.io will make it easy to add avatars to your apps and sites. Check out Avatars.io – we hope you like it!
Libraries for iOS, Android, Ruby, Node.js, PHP and Python are available at https://github.com/chute/avatars-ioRead More
Get over to The Blush and show them your best hair! To enter, Tweet or Instagram a picture with the hashtag #HairCrush or upload a photo directly on their page (below). One random winner will win a bunch of beauty prizes!
We’re excited to be one of six companies selected to join Media Camp’s inaugural class. Media Camp is Turner Broadcasting’s accelerator specifically focused on the media space. We are looking forward to working with Turner, the Media Camp team and our classmates!
“The Media Camp crew originally set out to start the program with five media-focused startups. But after reviewing hundreds of applications and based on the quality of those who applied, it decided to let one more company participate than it originally anticipated. According to David Austin, Senior Director of Emerging Technologies at Media Camp, they were chosen mostly because each had a technology that Turner could see wanting to use, or finding a partner who would want to use it.
Interestingly, many of the startups chosen for the Media Camp program had previously participated in other incubators, or had founders that are serial entrepreneurs. Chute is a Y Combinator alum, while Switchcam went through the 500 Startups Accelerator and Showbucks was at the Founders Den.
That will be an advantage for all involved, Austin told me. Rather than spending the first three weeks going over Startups 101, the companies will begin the hard work of building up media relationships early on. And since it’s part of Turner, the Media Camp team will be able to make connections not just within the broadcasting group, but also through other parts of parent company Time Warner.”Read More