Is the “Selfies at Funerals” Tumblr the last nail in society’s coffin? CNBC’s Jane Wells, who admits she often over-shares on social media, offers her take:
I, like so many others, need to step away from the “send” and “share” buttons. But even I wouldn’t snap a self-portrait inside a funeral home with Grandma visible in her open casket behind me. Someone else did that.
(Photo credit: selfiesatfunerals.tumblr.com)
Man who hacked Zuckerberg’s Facebook account gets cash reward
A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws.
Social media alone cannot overthrow a government or depose a king, but in the fierce media war waged between those in power and those who are desperate for it - Twitter has become vital; a weapon of mass communication, controlled by everyone and no one.
As you might’ve heard, the #TwitterRevolution – the story behind the rise of Twitter – airs tonight on CNBC at 9p ET/PT. You may want to cancel your plans.
Vine of the day: Carl Quintanilla introduces Spike Lee to Vine.
CNBC’s social media team is looking for a fall intern. If you’re interested in applying, tweet your application to @CNBCSocial. Be creative, and be sure to tweet in 140 characters or less! The internship details and job description can be found below. (Note: CNBC’s internships are now paid .)
Duties & Responsibilities:
*Assist the social media team with daily updates across all social media platforms
*Maintain our presence on Instagram, Tumblr, and Vine, which often involves field shoots outside CNBC HQ (ie: NYSE, NYMEX, etc.)
*Generate regular social media analytics reports
*Work with social media team on internal education and social media training projects
*Stay on top of news and trends in social/new media
*General enthusiasm for #social!
Skills & Experience:
*In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution
*Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
*Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
*Must be 18 years of age or older
*Experienced on variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Storify
*HTML experience preferred but not required
*Passion for social media, technology, and media industry trends/news
*Knowledge of markets/economy preferred, but not required
September 6 – mid-December
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.