The Weekly Spread: Super Bowl Hashtags, Facebook Paper, the iPod Demise, and Foursquare Orders

We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:

There was a lot of Super Bowl chatter this week and it wasn’t about football. After last year’s power outage and social media frenzy, the big question is whether or not advertisers will be putting hashtags and Facebook URLs in their commercials.  

In other news, CNN and Twitter have partnered with social analytics company, Dataminr to create Dataminr for News. The tool aims to alert journalists of information that’s emerging on Twitter in real time.  

Hey, remember Facebook Beacon? Probably not. Over the past 10 years Facebook has released a slew of new products and features, but not all of them have panned out. Here’s a look at 10 Facebook “enhancements” that never really got off the ground

Speaking of Facebook, it’s dipping into content curation with its release of “Paper.” The new app is scheduled for release on February 3rd and will pull in posts from friends, Facebook editors and other related content.

In super creepy news, a new site,, is creating a virtual “you”, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with your family and friends… after you die. 

In awkwardly related news, the iPod is slowly dying off. In Q1 of 2013 Apple sold over 12 million iPods which plummeted down to just 6 million this quarter. Not to mention revenue has continued to slip in 2014. 

In less awkward news, Foursquare teamed up with GrubHub Seamless. Now you can order delivery from thousands of restaurants without ever leaving your Foursquare app.  

Speaking of delivery, ever wish you could share YouTube videos with a little more surprise? Good news! Surprisely, a new site built by programmers/artists and online video junkies, does just that.  

And in closing, if you’re wondering how much time you’ve wasted on Facebook, now you can find out

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Crooners of now and then met before the Grammy’s, as Jesse McCartney and Austin Mahone took the opportunity for an introduction and an Instagram snap

After months of speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Wacka Flocka Flame has joined the ranks of the hip hop elite as the newest cast member of Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Elton John’s AIDS Foundation is hosting it’s 22nd Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, which will be hosted by none other than Sir Elton himself, and sponsored in part by Neuro Drinks.

It’s official: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb has come out and stated that the film will “push boundaries”, now that the origin story has been established, and the action can commence. 

Swedish DJ Alesso has released a short film in conjunction with Olmeca Tequila that follows him around his hometown of Stockholm as he helps tear up the night life there.

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