Last night in New York City, Lala Anthony & DJ Khaled hosted to the launch of the video game Gig IT. Featuring special performances by Nas, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Miguel, Allison Park, Elle Varner and special appearances by Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, (VH1′s Love & Hip Hop’s) Singer K-Michelle (ATL) & Tarhiry (NYC), Busta Rhymes and more!
Check out some of the red carpet arrivals to last night’s launch below…
Gig IT goes by the motto “Your Music. Your Stage. Your Gig.” The application is the first of it’s kind to be launched exclusively on Facebook in early May. Gig IT will be the first and only virtual 3D concert game for Facebook that will bring together Social Media, Music, Fashion, and Gaming into a single platform. The application dares players to create the most innovative and unique social gaming experience for the music world.
“We’ve got so many performances, it feels like the Grammys!” - Lala Anthony
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“Today, a large chunk of the music business is about social interaction and connecting with our fan base in an unique way,” says 2 Chainz. “GIG-IT’s launch onto Facebook is the perfect blend of just that and gives our fans a new way of connecting beyond just listening to our music.”
Players will be able to customize every aspect of the concert such as the music, backup dancers, speakers, opening act, headline performers, wardrobes, sponsors and venue. They will then have the option to share their creations with their friends and followers on Facebook, turning the game into a music-discovery experience.
“This ain’t no farm.”
More than 50 artists have partnered with GIG-IT to become selectable players in the game. Other than the musicians mentioned above, GIG-IT told Mashable the roster includes Flo Rida, Miguel, Rick Ross, Talib Kweli, Sean Kingston, MGK, Tyga, Slaughter House, Joe Budden and more.
In a similar fashion to the ever-popular SIM’s game, you construct your own 3D concert. Fans can pick everything from the performing artist, to their wardrobes, to the concert’s official sponsors and venue location. Gig IT provides each user with a fully customized experience they’ll never forget.
Of course a launch with as much star power as this would be compared to The Grammys, a room filled with hip hop’s elite and major players from the music & entertainment industry galore made for an unforgettable Tuesday night in NYC.
Images courtesy of GIG-IT, Wenn
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Gucci Timepieces has partnered with Myspace, a place where people connect, discover and share to create an online community for the new GUCCI SYNC, a timepiece made for a connected, young music-loving audience.
The GUCCI SYNC Myspace profile taps into the site’s new platform, focused on music and discovery by featuring a special Myspace-produced GUCCI SYNC video, which depicts real-world connections based on music and the creativity inherent in youth culture. The profile will also feature a multimedia mix of dynamic artists.?Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry seeks to champion emerging talent and will collaborate with Myspace to help promote new artists via a specially curated list of musicians. Artists highlighted within the GUCCI SYNC profile will contribute to the SYNC music mix, as well as serve as ambassadors for the watch.
Available in two sizes, XXL (46mm) or large (36mm), GUCCI SYNC comes in four colors: white, red, black and blue. Each colored dial displays Gucci’s iconic interlocking ‘GG’ symbol. The Gucci logo is etched around the stainless steel case at 9 o’clock and also appears on the dial at 12 o’clock.
GUCCI SYNC will only be sold through online channels. For more information about Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, visit www.gucciwatches.com?GUCCI SYNC will be available for pre-order from Amazon.com at amazon.com/guccisync, beginning April 24th, 2013 and will be available to ship from Gucci.com and Amazon.com at the end of August 2013.?The GUCCI SYNC community can be found on Myspace at https://new.myspace.com/guccisync
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As social media tends to expose more and offer accessibility to events and our lives. It was only a matter of time until a designer would execute the first Instagram fashion show. I mean really, we already have an abundance of “models” showcasing their talents via “selfies” – of course a show during New York Fashion Week was imminent. Fashion maven and Social media innovator Sean Combs creates another first with the launch of the Sean John Instagram fashion show. The viral event will take place today, Friday February 8 at 10:00AM ET.
On Instagram straight FLEXXIN…
”In honor of New York fashion week we wanted to do something that has never been done before,” said Combs. “With Instagram technology we are bringing Sean John to the social media runway where our consumer lives.” – Sean “Diddy” Combs
Fashion maven and Social media innovator Sean Combs creates another first with the launch of the Sean John Instagram fashion show. The viral event will take place today, Friday February 8 at 10:00AM ET. Combs will be posting new looks every 30 minutes from 10:00AM – 5:00PM ET. Viewers will be invited to check out images from the latest collection only available at Macy’s.
How do you get front row access to the latest Sean John Collection? Follow Diddy on Instagram http://instagram.com/iamdiddy.
In addition to making history as the first fashion show on Instagram, it’ll also serve as the longest fashion show EVER! Measuring in at 7 hours long! Sure it’s innovative, but can you imagine the disappointment if none of the revealed looks during this Instagram fashion show makes it to Instagram’s “Popular” page? (*WHOMP*)
You call it – Social media innovation or just a sign of the times? Remember this post New York Fashion Week Goes Digital – Fashion Feat Or Fail? expect to see more designers embracing social media platforms (while saving money on costs) emerging soon. Question is, are consumers going to embrace these changes or ultimately feel cheated out of the designer wooing they’re used to.
About Sean John, a privately held company, was created by music icon Sean “Diddy” Combs and made its fashion debut with a men’s sportswear collection for the spring 1999 season. In 2004, Sean “Diddy” Combs for Sean John was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as Men’s Wear Designer of the Year. With annual retail sales in the United States of over $525 million, Sean John remains one of the most impressive full lifestyle brands in the US and around the world. In May of 2010 Sean John signed a deal with Macy’s to be the exclusive U.S. department store retailer for the Sean John men’s sportswear collection beginning in Holiday 2010. The Sean John product is available online at macys.com and in over 400 Macy’s stores across the country, with additional doors to be added in the years ahead. Learn more at seanjohn.com.
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If you’re on popular social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, you can probably group friends into categories based on their online behavior. There’s the vaguebooker (also known as the “sub-tweeter”). The humblebragger. The guy that won’t stop talking about politics. And the one who spoils every good scene on your favorite TV show (also known as the “spoiler”.) So what does your social media personality say about you?
This social behavior study by MyLife, was conducted among 890 adults ages 18 and older and there’s a good chance you fit into one of these personas. In fact, if you’re a young parent, there’s a 88% chance you are posting pictures of your kids or talking about parenting at least once a month. Not to mention 25% of users are “vaguebooking” by posting intentionally vague updates which encourage people to react and inquire for more details. (Still interested to see what your social media personality says about you? Read more below…)
The infographic also has some interesting findings about searching behaviors on social media sites too. In fact, nearly 25% of men under the age of 35 admit to looking at a former girlfriend’s social media profile page once a month. Women do this less often (20%). What’s your social networking persona? Discover the truth within the infographic below…
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Technology and social media have been said to ruin relationships, and as of late this theory has skyrocketed. We’re bold enough to say, however, that if technology is able to tear your relationship down to its foundation, it may not have been strong in the first place. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Skype are not necessarily the enemy of monogamous relationships (they’re just the ones who bare the blunt of the blame.) Contrary to popular belief, they can actually help relationships – Don’t believe us? Check out a few ways technology and social media can be used to keep a healthy relationship below.
Now we’re no relationship experts, however we have found some tips from our own experiences and seeing what works in other successful relationships. These tips are also taken from lessons learned from observing couples that allowed social media to affect their relationships negatively. It should also be noted that these tips are for those with the goal of monogamy!
If this is the person you may spend the rest of your life with, you should be able to have fun with them. Tell jokes and laugh a lot. Send them all the funny e-cards and quotes that remind you of your partner, even if it’s about their smelly feet! Use your smart phones as tools to have fun together. Challenge your boo in a game of Words with Friends, even if you are sitting right across the room from each other or miles apart.
Don’t just have date nights, enjoy every night.
Last week I read a blog from a writer who does not believe in date nights with her husband of 9 years. Going into the read I was thrown off by the title “I Don’t Believe in Date Night” but as I continued to read, it all made sense. Couples should enjoy all of their time together, even if they were just arguing with one another. Having a set date night could set the pattern that this will be the only time you both enjoy each other’s company. Use different ‘best of’ apps like Yelp, Happy Hours, and Places to find new and spontaneous outings for regular nights when you both have down time.
You can still be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. even when you’re in a relationship. Use it to send funny and sweet e-cards like mentioned above. Send them flirty messages as if you were just getting to know each other- you know, role play! However, you can’t be obsessed with social media as when you were single. Keep in mind that you now have to manage how much time you spend on social media. Also, don’t leave your friends behind. It’s actually healthy if your partner knows your friends and you all hang out together, they’ll feel more included. Furthermore, it’ll be no suspicions when friends post on your wall.
Communication is key, and with so much technology there is really no excuse! When you’re happy, sad, mad, excited let your partner know. Use your iPhone emojis or e-cards when you don’t have the words. A lot of times the other person doesn’t even know you’re feeling some kind of way, and they certainly should NOT find out through a post or status message. On the contrary, use your status posts to say how much you love them or how happy your boo makes you!
Imagine how special they’ll feel when they stumble upon this. A conversation can fix everything! If you’re both near a computer have a quick Skype chat to work it all out, rather than texting- which can cause confusion of emotions. Most importantly, talk about what you’re both comfortable sharing on social media sites in regards to your relationship and exes, that way you’re in complete agreement and there will be no surprises.
Encourage your partner to be great.
This world can be tough. Having someone to encourage you throughout the day is an amazing feeling. Use Twitter or Facebook to give share some encouraging quotes with your lover. Support all the things they share as well. Don’t just be a “yes man” but actually give feedback. Help them be a better them.
So to be clear, social media itself isn’t to blame for the demise of what was supposed to be happily ever after. Instead, it’s an avenue by which threats can develop if you fail to communicate about them, and one that can heighten problems that already exist. Time to stop blaming social media and use it to your relationship’s advantage! It is possible!
What other ways do you use social media to help your relationship? Tell us below…
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Twitter made a huge announcement on Thursday — releasing an app that lets you share 6-second video clips. The new mobile service is called Vine, and it allows users to create and share looping gif-like videos.
“Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity,” the company said in an official blog post. “Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create.”
Currently iOS-only, the stop-motion videos can include as many scenes as you can fit in. Video stops and starts when you press on your device’s screen. Your finished product can then be shared just on Vine, or with friends on Twitter or — in theory — Facebook. (Well, that is, until A few moments after Vine’s launch Facebook blocked the service from being able to access your friends lists. *H8TRS*)
I’m wondering how will this affect YouTube views and subscriber services in the future? In the meantime, we’ve created our Vine account and can’t wait to use during the upcoming New York Fashion Week shows. We’ll definitely be bringing clips like this soon:
Vine is available as a separate app, free for download on iPhone and iPod touch devices via the Apple App Store. It’s exclusively on mobile for now. To download the app, click here.
Could Vine become the new Instagram?
Will you be downloading the new Vine app?
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Here is what some experts predict:
Social Search - “Search based on social signals. Facebook will change the search game -
They know what people want because they have been collecting data around comments, likes and engagement.” (Stephen Murphy of Get Busy Media)
Contextualizing of Experiences - “Facebook´s latest updates to the open graph will create a ripple effect, allowing companies to create social apps that tap into users’ social real-time actions and engage them in new behaviors. Expect to see real-time contextualizing of experiences, offers and content that go beyond the simple ‘like’ button. For B2B brands, LinkedIn will enable new and more meaningful ways of social engagement.” (Jonas Klit Nielsen)
“The rise of the Online Recommendation Culture – Moms’ rapid embrace of social media translates into blogs, Facebook, and Twitter becoming the new ‘picket fence,’ where Moms connect with one another to make friends, hear trusted recommendations, and gain first-person perspective.” (Stacy DeBroff of Mom Central Consulting)
Mobile is the way of the future to how we communicate across multiple channels to multiple people. To keep us interested there must be cutting edge, sophisticated social/mobile experiences and engagement that will keep us stimulated as well as incentives to keep increasing our usage of social media.
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Just when you thought it was safe to support #TeamBREEZY – the 23-year old singer, flubs up on social media (once again). According to several reports online, Chris Brown has (once again) deleted his Twitter page after a battle of insults with a comedienne online.
The exchange started when Chris tweeted a photo of himself with the caption, “I look old as f—! I’m only 23“. Jenny Johnson responded, “I know! Being a worthless piece of sh-t can really age a person” and a very vulgar war of words ensued from there…
Will someone from Chris Brown’s camp PLEASE take his smartphone away from him. I understand freedom of speech but GEEZ – there comes a time where if you don’t learn from your mistakes you should be forced to accept the consequences. I wonder if Twitter should implement a 3 STRIKES rule? Delete your profile THREE TIMES and you’re OUT … FOR GOOD! That’ll teach folks about social media decision making REAL QUICK!
What do you think?
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