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Is the Selfie Dead?

We covered “Orange Is the New Black” star Taylor Schilling‘s Webby Award victory for best actress, but there was a slightly more downer moment during the awards ceremony: a memorial for the selfie.

The award show played a video memorializing the selfie, tracked by somber music as it showed less than classy selfies. Some of the images responsible for the death of the popular mobile photo-taking practice include President Obama’s selfie at Nelson Mandela‘s funeral, the “unfit mother selfie,” the “duckface selfie,” and more.

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

CNN Partners with Twitter and Dataminr

cnn logo_304x200CNN announced its partnership with Twitter and New York-based tech company Dataminr yesterday for “Dataminr for News.”

Dataminr is a social analytics company that gives its clients an edge on getting breaking news first by using an advanced algorithm that hones in on similar sets of tweets around the world, thus alerting clients to a trend—or breaking news—in CNN’s case.

“It is really about how we gather news,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said. “At our core, that is who we are and what we are about. News-gathering is the key to everything that we do, and that is what we are very focused on.”

Zucker is known to be planning big changes at CNN, and this partnership is seen as a way to revolutionize the newsgathering process. Read more