Trending: RIP Elaine Stritch, Facebook Buy Button, MTV & Snapchat
RIP Elaine Stritch
Broadway has lost one of its brightest stars. Elaine Stritch is dead at 89 years old.
She had a career that lasted nearly 70 years on stage and screen and social media is full of tributes to the legendary actress. Her name was trending most of Thursday on Facebook and Twitter.
The Tony Awards Facebook page posted a picture of Stritch with the message, “Here’s to the lady. Elaine Stritch, Rest in Peace.”
She won one Tony and was nominated for four others for her work on Broadway — including her role in Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 musical, “Company.” One of her most memorable performances “Ladies Who Lunch,” came from that play.
Sondheim posted on Facebook, “We are so saddened to hear about the loss of one of the most unique and great ladies of the theatre, Elaine Stritch….to those who still wear a hat, please tip it in memory of this true legend of Broadway.”
You may also recognize Elaine from her Emmy award winning TV roles on Law & Order and 30 Rock.
Broadway will dim its lights tomorrow night for one minute to recognize her.
Facebook Buy Button
Facebook is testing a new feature that it hopes will boost its bottom line.
As of today, the social media site has added a buy button…that will allow users to purchase items without ever leaving Facebook.
It would look like this –next to an ad for a product, with a picture, and a price.
The button will be available on desktop computers, tablets, and phones.
Right now, it’s only being tested for small and medium businesses — but Facebook says there’s opportunity for it to expand.
MTV & Snapchat
MTV makes social media history for its upcoming video music nominees awards.
In the latest stunt to build social media excitement for a show, Thursday morning MTV announced all of its video music award nominees through snap chat.
For those who don’t know how it works, SnapChat allows users to send 1 to 10 second videos to their followers.
Once the videos are viewed they are erased.
Beyonce led the way with eight nominations — followed by Iggy Azalea and Eminem with seven.