Snack Social Summary-Twitter opens an office in Hong Kong despite being banned in China?

Snack Social Summary-Twitter opens an office in Hong Kong despite being banned in China?

Twitter opens Hong Kong office…despite being banned in China

Twitter have opened a new office in Hong Kong with the hope of growing further through advertising revenue instead of their microblogging services. This is due to the microblogging site currently being banned in the country.

#YourMum

Penguin Books Mother’s Day campaign was driven by the hashtag #YourMum, which, unsurprisingly, the world of social media got behind – not in the most positive manner. Was it a mistake or did Penguin Books purposefully create this buzz? Regardless, just 23 minutes after it had started, Penguin stopped the joke from spreading any further.

Meerkat

Meerkat, the new app which allows you to tweet live videos, has experienced a huge increase in popularity, with Hollywood stars such as Jared Leto getting in on the act. In its first week of going live, it was the most mentioned hashtag on Twitter (via Topsy) with 15’000 mentions.

Brands react to International Women’s Day

Many brands tweeted about International Women’s Day last Sunday, both raising awareness and celebrating equality. Here are some of the tweets that went out on the day:

Twitter celebrates Terry Pratchett’s life

With the sad news of Terry Pratchett’s passing, a flood of tweets were posted in a celebration of the author’s life. The writer, who had written over 70 novels, was loved by many and was the face of a key campaign to make people more aware of Alzheimers and its effects.