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Reaction Gifs for Your World Cup Pleasure

The World Cup is in full swing and if you’re anything like myself, you’ve already experienced a wide variety of emotions that aren’t easily communicated in 140 characters or less. So when news broke yesterday that you can finally upload gifs to Twitter, my reaction was nothing short of this:

Gifs for Twitter gets me so excited

To make things easy for us all to quickly convey the proper emotions we go through during the drama-filled matches, I’ve put together a little reaction gif library. If you’ve got any favorites to share, tweet them to us!

When Your Team Scores A Goal

Gifs for the World Cup When Your Team Scores

Gifs for the World Cup When Your Team Scores

Gifs for the World Cup When Your Team Scores

When Your Team Misses A Goal

World Cup Gifs for when your team misses a goal

World Cup Gifs for when your team misses a goal

When The Other Team Scores

World Cup Gifs When The Other Team Scores

World Cup Gifs When The Other Team Scores

The Other Team Scores and Your Friend is Rooting for Them

World Cup Gifs for when your friend roots for the other team and they scoreWorld Cup Gifs for when your friend cheers for the other team and they score
World Cup Gifs for when your friend cheers for the other team and they score

When Your Team is Winning at the Half

World Cup Gifs for when your team is winning at the half

When Your Team is Losing at the Half

World Cup Gifs for when your team is losing at the half

When a Good-Looking Player is Shown on TV

World Cup Gifs for when a good looking player is shown on TV

World Cup Gifs for when a good looking player is on TV

When You Don’t Really Like Soccer But Wanted to Hang Out with Your Friends Who Do

World Cup Gifs for when you don't really want to watch soccer but want to hang out with friends who do

World Cup Gifs for when you're bored

World Cup gifs for when you just want to eat snacks

When You Look Away for a Moment and Something Exciting Happens

World Cup Gifs when you look away for a second and something exciting happens

When The Match is Tied with Only Minutes Left

World Cup Gifs for When The Game is Tied with Only Seconds Left

World Cup Gifs for when the game is tied with only minutes left

When Your Team Loses

World Cup Gifs for When Your Team Loses

World Cup Gifs for when your team loses

World Cup Gifs for when your team loses and you ugly cry like Claire Danes

When Your Team Wins

World Cup Gifs for when your team wins

World Cup Gifs for when your team wins and you dance

For When Haters are Gonna Hate

World Cup Gifs for when haters are gonna hate

World Cup Gifs for when haters are gonna hate

World Cup Gifs for when haters are gonna hate

World Cup Gifs for when haters are gonna hate

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Your Digital Guide to World Cup 2014

Fútbol fans from all over the world will have their eyes, ears and minds in Brazil for the next month during the 2014 World Cup. Thanks to the magic of social media, smart devices and the Internet, fans don’t have to miss any of the action on the field or be glued to the television.

We’ve scoured the web and put together this digital guide to help you find the best places to watch the matches no matter what country or city you’re in, must-have apps and all the hashtags you need.

World Cup Pup

Best Places to Watch the World Cup

Pinterest's Best places to watch the World CupThe folks over at Pinterest have been busy collecting data from ESPN, TripAdvisor, Conde Nast Traveler and regular citizens of the internet in order to offer up suggestions for the best places to watch the World Cup all around globe. If you’ve got a suggestion to add to their boards, there’s still time to let the world know about the Beckham of bars in your area.

DIY World Cup Party Planning

World Cup Gingerbread MenSpeaking of Pinterest, it’s the perfect social platform for quickly finding creative ideas to host your own World Cup-themed party. Whether your artistic expertise is good enough to build a gigantic meat stadium or your skills are limited to printing out flags to attach to toothpicks, there are ideas for everyone. We’ve even got our own World Cup Party Planning board to get you started!

World Cup Facebook Hub

Facebook Trending World CupThe party has already started on Facebook’s “Trending #WorldCup” hub. According to a recent internal report, there are 48.9 million soccer fans on Facebook in the US alone and they are almost twice as likely to share photos, updates and comments than the average Facebook user. Of course, it’s not just the fans sharing updates, the athletes have been busy updating their statuses, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in Rio through pictures and videos, engaging with fans and even showing off some of the creative ways fans are cheering them on.

Tim Cahill World Cup Facebook Post

Twitter Brings Back #WorldCup HashFlags

Shakira shares Twitter's HashFlag updateTwitter users can add the flags of the world to their tweets by using the hashtag in front of the three letter country code of their choice. Add some red, white and blue to your posts simply by adding #USA to your tweet.

They’ve also made it easy to keep tabs on your favorite teams, players, coaches, news outlets and other fans with match timelines. Here’s what Twitter’s blog has to say:

The World Cup and match timelines make it easy to stay up to date with the World Cup –– search for or tap on #WorldCup or #WorldCup2014 to view them. In the World Cup timeline, you can view Tweets related to the World Cup from people in your network, along with relevant Tweets from teams, players, coaches, press, fans in the stadiums and celebrities.

The match timeline shows Tweets about specific matches that are happening in real time to help you keep up with the latest goals, saves, fouls and more — even if you’re not near a TV. And if you want to only view Tweets with photos and videos, just choose the photos-only view.

Here’s a quick list of the official hashtags and accounts to keep on hand:
#worldcup
#Brazil2014
#GoSocceroos
@FifaWorldCup
@Fifacom
@Brazuca
@Socceroos
@FFA
For more ways to follow the World Cup on Twitter, check out this post from the Twitter blog.

World Cup Apps, Calendars and Where to Stream

2014 World Cup Apps

Looking for the best World Cup apps to download? Mashable listed their top six apps with live updates, player profiles, match schedules and more.

Need an easy way to add all of the scheduled matches to your Google calendar? Nick Summers from The Next Web put together this quick guide for importing an existing World Cup schedule calendar into your account that will ensure you don’t miss any of the free kicks, red cards or goals.

If you don’t have a Google calendar or don’t feel like importing the one mentioned above, you can use this pocket World Cup schedule for all of the match-ups.

If you’ll be chained to your desk at game time, don’t want to share in the excitement with strangers or saved room in your apartment by getting rid of your TV set, U.S. fans can still live stream all 64 World Cup matches at ESPN and Univision Deportes. You can also download the ESPN Go app to stream gameplay on multiple devices including Android, Apple, Chromecast, Roku, Windows 8 and more. Canadian fans and those with Canadian VPN access will be able to stream all of the matches via the CBC website.

Now that you’ve got your digital & social guide to the World Cup, all that’s left to do is enjoy.

World Cup FlagsWorld Cup Excitement

Ronaldo Goal

Social Media Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday everybody! Spring looks like it’s finally here and the view from our NYC office was spectacular today.

View from NYC Office

We hope you had a great week but before you head into the weekend, let’s take a look at some of this week’s big stories in Social Media:

Winning Social Media Strategies for Public Relations

Phone appsSocial media has opened the doors for
PR across every realm of business. Check out
these strategies for your brand to “under-promise and over-deliver”.
Read More …

 

10 Social Media Selling Solutions for Small Businesses

10 social media selling solutions for small businesses

Sales and small business go hand in hand.
With these apps and e-commerce sites, you can boost
small business sales to maximum capacity.
Read More…

 

Facebook Messenger App Gets New Photo, Video Options

Facebook Messenger App Gets New Photo, Video Options

As another push to get users to download the
Facebook Messenger app, new updates include
video and photo options for users.
Read More…

 

You No Longer Need a Vine Account to Access its Website

You No Longer Need a Vine Account to Access its Website

Vine is re-vamping its website
allowing users to search for videos and
profiles without having a profile of their own.

Read More…

 

New Apps Power Apple’s New TV Ad

New Apps Power Apple's New TV Ad

But wait, there’s more! Check out Apple’s ad introducing the
unbelievable power that you can have
with a variety of smartphone apps.

Read More…

 
 

Now that you’ve gotten caught up on some of this week’s big stories, we’ll leave you with this adorable video of a dog who is apparently a big Beatles fan.

 

Make Me Social Takes ‘The Journey’ with Mishka

#MishkaLive

One of our favorite clients and Mailboat Records artist, Mishka, kicked off his 2014 “The Journey” tour at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this past Thursday night and a few of the Make Me Social team members headed out to enjoy the show together. While the weather outside was on the chilly side, the night’s music brought sunshine and warmth to the crowd.

First we caught opener Sarah Blacker, a Boston-based singer-songwriter with an incredible voice and catchy pop-folk tunes.

Sarah Blacker opening for Mishka at the Knitting Factory

When Mishka took the stage, his soul-infused reggae tunes filled the crowd with an infectious energy as they sang along and danced throughout his set. To help further bring the audience along on his journey, Mishka added an incredibly unique element to his show by having his friend, artist Jay Alders, create a painting onstage throughout the performance.

Jay Alders paints as Mishka sings

At one point, one of the concert-goers shouted out, “I am so happy right now!”, which got a shy smile and, “Thank you,” from the singer before breaking into his great new song, “All of This Time”.

Enjoy another tune from Mishka below and check out his calendar of upcoming shows!