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This Week on Social Media: September 21st

Social media has a way of connecting us to each other and to the world. It links us to our family and friends, but also acts as a bridge to important news and media updates. So, we’d like to showcase the power of social media by starting a weekly “This Week on Social Media” post. Every week, we’ll summarize everything that was announced on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram so that you’ll never miss out on the news.

So, let inLinx have your back and check out some of the latest and greatest updates that came out on social media this week.

Want to Take a Trip to the Moon?

Although everyday space travel seems like a concept that’s lightyears away, it may be closer than you think. On Monday, Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire fashion-brand founder tweeted, “I choose to go to the moon, with artists”. Maezawa was picked by Elon Musk as the first tourist to travel to the moon with SpaceX. However, he isn’t the only one going. Since he’s an avid art collector, Maezawa has bought all the seats on the ride and would like to invite six to eight artists from around the world to join his mission to the Moon. Will you be one of the lucky few invited to journey an uncharted land?

The Russo Brothers Send Us a Message

If you saw Avengers: Infinity War, you most likely left the theater in tears. It was the first time that we saw the good guys lose and the villain get everything he’s ever wanted. This no doubt, messed with people’s heads. However, it looks like the Russo Brothers aren’t done playing with our minds. On Tuesday, they released an image on Twitter of what looks like the Avengers 4 set. Underneath the picture, they wrote, “Look hard”. Well, one loyal fan looked extremely hard and saw that the furniture in the photo seems to spell out the words, “Endgame”. Could this be a reference to Doctor Strange’s line in Infinity War? Could it be the mysterious title of the next Avengers movie? Only time will tell. However, you should check it out for yourselves on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn7J7GKBIJM/?taken-by=inlinxofficial

Americans Rally Against Presidential Alert Messages

If you don’t know by now, our phones were supposed to receive a little message from President Trump on Thursday. This was meant to be a test message set up by FEMA to test the capability of Presidential Alert Texts. This means that President Trump would have the ability to text every American with a cell phone in the event of a life-threatening situation. Now, the laws state that he can only use the system for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other mass devastations. However, the American public wasn’t buying it. They took to social media, to the news, and to their phone companies. Due to the huge backlash and the devastations of Hurricane Florence, FEMA decided to postpone the test. Now, you’ll get the alert on October 3rd. Learn more about this story through our Twitter post.

North and South Korea Will Put Aside Their Differences for the Olympics

Here’s one more update for you from the world of politics. On Wednesday, President Trump returned home and tweeted, “….returned home to the United States. Also, North and South Korea will file a joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics. Very exciting!”. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have confirmed the tweet and stated that they plan to place a joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics. Although there are no further details such as what cities will be involved in the bid, we can expect them to come together in the spirit of sports.

Twitter CEO Might Change Twitter Features After Conversation with Kanye West

Yeezy has been in the news lately for a whole slew of reasons. However, this one just might affect you. The music artist took to Twitter to express his opinion that our constant count of likes, followers, and re-tweets is detrimental to our self-image and personal health. He tweeted, “We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have. Just like how we can turn off the comments we should be able to turn off the display of followers. This has an intense negative impact on our self worth”. After reading the tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey texted Kanye and said “We’ve been thinking deeply about follower and like counts, and what that incentivizes. What made sense 12 years ago doesn’t make sense today. At least for us. Us making that number bold and big incentivized people to want to increase it, and feel bad if they couldn’t. That’s not right. We want to incentivize contribution to the global conversation and consciousness.” So, Kanye posted their back-and-forth text message on Twitter and you can check it out for yourself!

 

That’s it for now! Tune in next week for more “Today on Social Media” and be sure to create an inLinx account for updates throughout the week!

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