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Social Media Today: Love Wins “Twibel” Case, Sochi Becoming More Social, Getglue Gets New Name

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Love wins landmark “Twibel” case

A California jury has decided that Hole front woman Courtney Love shouldn’t be held liable for a tweet directed at her former attorney. A civil suit seeking $8 million was filed by Rhonda Holmes, who had once acted as Love’s fraud litigation attorney. It was the first trial in a U.S. courtroom involving allegations of defamation on Twitter.

Love resurfaced on Twitter after the verdict and tweeted: “I can’t thank you enough Dongell Lawrence Finney LLP, the most incredible law firm on the planet. We won this epic battle.”


IOC steps up social game in Sochi

The International Olympic committee is stepping up its’ social game in Sochi. The IOC has updated its Olympic athletes’ hub app. Social media users can follow athletes’ Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds from one place. The app will also have a trending feature, and the best daily content from athletes will appear in a special section.

The app is available in the iTunes app store and Google Play.


GetGlue Becoming TVTag

GetGlue will now be known as tvtag. The social TV platform was acquired by TV discovery startup i.TV last November.

In an email to its’ “Gluers”, GetGlue has announced that some major changes are coming next week:

As many of you are aware, this update has been a long time coming. In fact, when GetGlue joined i.TV in November, one of the reasons we were all so excited about both companies coming together is that both teams shared a vision for how to make watching TV more fun and interesting. The update to GetGlue you’ll see next week is a culmination of a lot of hard work and your feedback. We can’t wait to share it with you!

The changes will also include a new look and a ton of new features for its apps for iOS and other platforms.

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