January blues might be setting in, but that hasn't stopped the social media world from moving on. This week we have peaches, queens, money and scared politicians - find out more below.
Peach: WTF is this app everyone's talking about?
If you spent any time on Twitter Friday, you probably heard about a new app called Peach.
Created by Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann, the app is "a fun, simple way to keep up with friends and be yourself," that everyone is now obsessed with because it's Friday, and we needed this.
Meet The Queen Of Imgur, The Image-Sharing Site That's Half The Size Of Twitter
For someone who has become known as ”queen” of her online world, Sarah Schaaf is outright demure.
The 30-year-old Schaaf is officially Imgur’s head of community — the voice of users, known as Imgurians, and the ear to their requests. But she’s quick to deflect any talk that she deserves credit for the success of the image-sharing site.
Wikipedia gets more funding for its 15th birthday
Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into the Internet’s leading encyclopedia.
The additional money will come from a new endowment created for Wikipedia, whose website started Jan. 15, 2001, and is now overseen by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco.
Twitter restores Politwoops, account famous for archiving politicians' deleted tweets
NY DAILY NEWS
The account responsible for archiving all deleted tweets from politicians and their staff has been resurrected by Twitter thanks to a recent deal with watchdogs Open State Foundation and Sunlight foundation.
"Politwoops is an important tool for holding our public officials, including candidates and elected or appointed public officials, accountable for the statements they make, and we're glad that we've been able to reach an agreement with Twitter to bring back online both in the U.S. and internationally," Jen Topper, communications director for The Sunlight Foundation, told Reuters.
FACEBOOK MESSENGER HITS ANOTHER MILESTONE OF 800M USERS, WITH 250M ADDED IN 2015
Facebook Messenger reached 800 million active users each month earlier this month, making it the fastest-growing app worldwide, and the second fastest on iOS behind Facebook. It added over 250 million new users in 2015 and is expecting similar growth in 2016, as more of the 1.4 billion people using Facebook start using Messenger.
In a blog post, head of Messenger David Marcus wrote about the new features added to the messaging service in 2015, alongside changes in the messaging world and new features coming to Messenger next year.