Cough. Cough. Snapchat founders turned down a multibillion-dollar proposal from Facebook. Related, Ad Age says advertisers are weary of the site yet see it as a way to reach teens.
Intriguing new site inspired by two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss. From the site’s about section: “Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome.”
Harvard education professor Howard Gardner’s new book, The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, argues this new generation “expects and wants to have applications.”
Great for social media managers trying to leverage Tumblr for social good. In other social media platform news: Pinterest finally released an API and Twitter launched a Storify competitor allowing users to create custom timelines.