HOLLYWOOD—It was two years ago this month that Instagram was launched. The free photo-sharing social network is phenomenal, especially if you love to take photos, then Instagram is for you. Instagram has an estimated 100 million users. On April 12,2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock. Instagram is similar to Twitter, however Twitter still remains more popular. Twitter is somewhat difficult to comprehend for some, yet simple to master. People still fell reluctant to sign up for an account in the Twitter universe due to stalkers, especially if you're apart of the entertainment industry. We all know how uncomfortable it feels when people begin acting creepy; you should be extremely careful. Then of course, you have the Twitter-fearing friends that just don't get it at all. It's all about communicating with family, friends and co-workers by sending quick messages in 140 characters or less.
You'll see messages from celebrities to mere mortals venting out their frustrations. You might even be lucky enough to have followers. One thing is for sure, be careful what you tweet. On September 30, Kara Alongi sent out her now-infamous tweet, saying "There is someone in my hour ecall 911," which generated thousands of retweets and sparked a movement to #helpfindkara. Everyone in the nation became concerned from Beauty gurus Elle and Blair Fowler from Los Angeles to local New Jersey neighbors. Everyone was retweeting her tweet nationwide, which allegedly was a hoax. The 16-year-old became an instant celebrity on Twitter creating panic for 48 hours. She was found October 2, on the parkway and taken to the hospital for evaluation. She is now safe at home, in the interim, she managed to get over one hundred thousand followers almost overnight.
Twitter is extremely vital for promoting the hottest new TV shows for fall. Many of the fall shows are focusing on fashion. The show "Nashville," is about deadly rival country singers-one a veteran, the other, a younger crossover star from pop. You’ll see plenty of country glamour on the show. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will play the female leads. Hayden is absolutely gorgeous in anything she wears, from that denim dazzle look to a sequined cocktail dress to a custom-made corset with boots. The show premieres Oct.10 on ABC.
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