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Social Media Today: Delta Mis-Tweets, Paper Updates, Dronies The New Selfies

By Melony Roy

Delta Tweet Causes a Stir

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Delta Airlines‘ celebratory World Cup tweet has some critics accusing the brand of insensitivity and racism.

Following the U.S. win over Ghana, the airline sent a tweet that used pictures to distinguish the two countries. The United States’ was the Statue of Liberty and Ghana’s was a giraffe.

The airline later tweeted an apology.


Are Dronies the New Selfies?

(screenshot/ Twitter)

(screenshot/ Twitter)

Twitter is using drones to make Vine videos at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Twitter employees are uploading the six second videos to a new Twitter account @dronie.

Actor Patrick Stewart appears the first post.


Facebook Updates Paper

(screenshot/ Paper)

(screenshot/ Paper)

Facebook has updated “Paper.”

The standalone app has added a “Trending” section that highlights news stories and photos of the most mentioned topics on Facebook.

The update also includes the ability to update profile photos, tag pictures, and selectively share content.


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