Social Media Today: Facebook Games, Twitter Streamlined, & Phil Martelli

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Facebook gamers

(Photo credit:  GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

If you spend a lot of time of Facebook playing games like Bejeweled or Candy Crush Saga you’re in good company.

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Facebook revealed roughly a quarter of its active users, that’s about 375 million people, play at least one Facebook-connected game in an average month.


Twitter Hints “@” Replies And Hashtags Are About To Be Streamlined

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Twitter is reportedly experimenting with a new version of its Android app that removes the need to use the “@” sign in replies entirely.

BuzzFeed reports Twitter’s Head Of News Vivian Schiller has said hashtags and @ replies are “arcane,” and may be reworked to provide a more ‘streamlined’ approach to the platform.


New internet sensation

The grandson of St Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli is well on his way to becoming an internet sensation.

A video of the four-year old imitating his grandfather on the sidelines during the A-10 championship game now has over 43 thousand views on Youtube.

KYW’s Ian Bush has a great photo of the pair from yesterday’s practice in Buffalo. Check it out on our Facebook page.

St. Joe's Men BBall practice in Buffalo, NY. (Photo Credit: Ian Bush)

(Photo Credit: Ian Bush)


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