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#SocialSkim: Social Media This Week, Including Teens Finally Tweeting

by Angela Natividad  |  
August 9, 2013

Summer's nearly over, but the social space is just warming up. Get the latest on Geek Week, Twitter, Facebook, Jeff Bezos's WaPo buy, Yahoo's absorption of Rockmelt, and responsive design. Skim up to geek out!

When press meets e-tail. The big buzz-maker this week was Amazon founder/CEO Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post for $250 million. Outlets speculated over what this acquisition means; Nieman Lab published a full-on treatise about how the infrastructure and design of e-tail may influence tomorrow's democratic press. But maybe the safest and sanest thing to do is read Jeff Bezos's own words (he would've had a great career as a speechwriter): "The Internet is transforming almost every element of the news business," he writes. "We will need to invent, which means we will need to experiment." Somewhat less sane: how is it that the Washington Post is worth so much less than something like... Snapchat?

For a social spin on this story, read the WaPo staffs' reactions on Twitter.

Can you One-Click a Klimt? Speaking of Amazon, it's launched a new portal: Amazon Art. Use it to browse over 40,000 fine art pieces—the largest online collection of art available for purchase directly from galleries and dealers.

It's Geek Week! We give you live action manga. YouTube's hosting Geek Week, which lasts from August 4 to 10. Every day has a theme and is dedicated to encouraging, and spotlighting, original "geeky" content. This video-rich smorgasboard has yielded such treasures as Geek & Sundry's Songs of Adventure (a Gaming Thursday video), cheeky Super Wednesday highlights from The Nerdist, and—our personal favorite—a spoof move trailer for beloved manga comic Naruto, cocreated by Ryan Higa and social production house Portal A. It's generated over 5.5 million views... about 20 of which were probably ours. Happy Geek Week!

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Angela Natividad is a social media strategist, copywriter, and journalist based in Paris. A Bay Area native and lover of vending machine candies, she co-founded and is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast. You can follow her on Twitter at @luckthelady.

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  • by Gracious Store Sat Aug 10, 2013 via web

    It is interesting that the retail giant, amazon has dabbled into the acquisition of media, will it also dominate the media world?

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