October 22, 2015
A number of anti-bullying campaigns have rolled out in recent years, with most of the messaging aimed either at the victims or the bullies themselves. But now, Adobe is teaming with the Ad Council, agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners and a host of media companies to launch an anti-bullying effort that speaks to a new target—and gives them a clever new language to help make a difference.
October 19, 2015
When talking about women in technology, the first person who should come to mind is Sonja Erickson. Erickson is a start up junkie with a knack for solving problems. What else makes her cool and a total badass? She has excelled in a career path few women enter, has a standing desk, and strongly believes that “having a good life means treating people well.” This all serves her well as the Vice President of Operations for We Heart It, a photo-based social platform for young women.
October 12, 2015
Social network We Heart It announced today that it has signed twin sisters Veronica and Vanessa Merrell as creative directors.
June 16, 2015
Forget Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. Just kidding. Don’t do that. However, there is an entire world of social startups out there that just might be a better fit for your interests and goals.
Picturesque Platform We Heart It is The Most Supportive Community on the Internet
May 21, 2015
The internet has its fair share of trolls and bullies, but not every corner of the web is a pressure-filled, scary place. Some social media platforms, like We Heart It, are strictly inspirational—a place for colorful imagery, cute quotes, gorgeous pictures. In short? It’s basically our favorite spot to scroll and daydream.
March 26, 2015
March 6, 2015
We Heart It is a scarily accurate pulse of what’s hot and what’s next, so major consumer brands are watching it closely.
February 13, 2015
Young love on social media isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, according to new research provided to TIME.
December 17, 2014
Sonja Erickson, the brilliantly-talented and down-to-earth Vice President of Engineering at the photo-sharing phenomenon We Heart It, was kind enough to clue us (and the rest of the world) in on what it takes to spend a day in her shoes.
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We Heart It founder and designer Fabio Giolito: “… I was finishing design school, and working with design you need a lot of inspiration and to dive deeper into a theme to create a project. I had a folder on my computer where I saved all these images, and over time it became impossible to find anything in this folder. I created We Heart It to solve this problem.”
November 17, 2014
Parents are concerned with the safety of their children online, sometimes overly concerned. While a recent study from the Family Online Safety Institute tells us that most parents are pretty sure that their children are safe, teens themselves are concerned by what they see online, according to a report from We Heart It.
November 4, 2014
People on Twitter, Tumblr, and We Heart It have made some hilarious pictures, and we’ve rounded up the best Alex from Target memes to share with you. Check them out!
October 17, 2014
We Heart It: Similar to social sharing app, Pinterest, WeHeartIt lets you “heart” and favorite images from other users. Search a vast array of images by using keywords; then favorite images that inspire, and follow those who continually post things that you find appealing. WeHeartIt is less about “look at me,” and more about “look at what inspires me.”
August 25, 2014
Most recently, the image-sharing social network We Heart It launched its first movie campaign with the just-released What If, drawing 22,000 followers for CBS Films’ romantic comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe.
August 19, 2014
The social network We Heart It is designed to prevent an experience like Samantha’s. It allows users to share photos but no one can post comments on them. It’s very popular with teens, who make up most of its 25 million users.
August 19, 2014
We Heart It- This form of social networking prevents teens from ganging up on each other online because users can only upload pictures. The app has no capabilities for comments or captions
August 5, 2014
We Heart It is sneaking up on its competitors, and here’s why: not only has it tapped into a demographic coveted by advertisers, but brands have already labeled its nascent native advertising program an incredible success.
August 6, 2014
There is life beyond Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the other giants on social media. We’re talking about We Heart It, the Instagram-Pinterest hybrid network, which lets users create canvases like Pinterest and “heart” images and videos like Instagram.
August 5, 2014
We Heart It, a site you’ve probably never heard of, is a social network based on uploading and “hearting” images. As Facebook has become more widely adopted and lost its in-group shine, this is one of the lesser-known places where young women have fled to interact without Aunt Sally looking over their shoulder.
July 24, 2014
We Heart It, the social image sharing platform that’s attracted a large and passionate user base among teens and the under-25 set, today rolled out a completely rebuilt and redesigned iOS app. We Heart It president Dave Williams swung by TechCrunch‘s San Francisco headquarters to give us a hands-on first look at the app, which has been overhauled from the ground up for the new design.
July 21, 2014
Image-based social network We Heart It recently launched its own native advertising pilot program. While you might not have heard of We Heart It before, the service has an active combined desktop/mobile user base of nearly 30 million and generates about 4.5 billion page views monthly. Of the roughly 1 million new users We Heart It adds each month, roughly 75 to 80% are on mobile, said company President Dave Williams.
July 21, 2014
We Heart It is an online bulletin board that allows you to collect and share inspirational images. The two diverge when it comes to audience. For some reason, We Heart It has captured the attention of teen girls, who love posting collections of vintage fashion, body art, and funny sayings—and brands are paying attention. Companies like Hollister, Old Navy, and Vera Wang have signed up to run ads on the platform. YouTube chose We Heart It to test an early run of its new creators campaign.
July 14, 2014
WeHeartIt.com tells us that in recent years, Americans have seen great progress in LGBTQ acceptance. Although there still are hurdles , users of the social network have come together in using the power of imagery to express themselves and their beliefs. We Heart It has compiled the top 15 inspirational images from its users to help visualize acceptance and gay advocacy through positive and expressive images.
May 13, 2014
So is there a recipe for online niceness? Is there a place brimful of cute sweaters, Selena Gomez, and earnest exhortations to “never give up on your dreams”?
If such a halcyon place were possible, its closest neighbor would be the social network We Heart It, which is fast growing but little known outside its demographic.
May 7, 2014
This week, a major tech company unfamiliar to most Americans took a step that could — eventually! — make it a household name. I’m not talking about Alibaba, the Chinese answer to Amazon that filed for an IPO Tuesday. I’m talking about We Heart It…
May 7, 2014
We Heart It, the social network that provides a canvas for people to connect and express themselves through images, announced today that it is launching a new native advertising partnership program. This new program offers brand partners an innovative, multi-platform program that combines native advertising, rich visual imagery and audience activation tools.
May 7, 2014
The first in-stream ads will appear on We Heart It beginning Wednesday, with brands like Old Navy, Hollister and JCPenney signed on as committed advertisers.
April 30, 2014
Evidence that millions of teens and young adults are leaving Facebook just as users flock to highly visual, commerce-friendly platforms and an uptick in investor dollars in the space indicates that the answer is a resounding yes.
April 16, 2014
Teens and younger adults are a special kind of currency for social media sites: high concentrations of the under-24 demographic is often seen as a sign of longevity or potential (think SnapChat or Tumblr), while a decreased number can lead some to believe that the platform is struggling to keep up (see: Facebook). San Francisco-based Photo-sharing platform We Heart It — which operates like a mix of Instagram and Pinterest and emphasizes the communication of feelings — is hitting it big with teen girls.
February 12, 2014
Teenagers have always been important to brands because they tend to be early adopters and because, traditionally, their brand preferences aren’t yet firmly defined. The difference with today’s teenagers, however, is that they’re not listening to what the media and older generations are telling them is cool.
If You Want To Get Rich, Beg A Lean Startup Like WeHeartIt — Which Serves 50 Billion Images Per Month — For A Job
January 18, 2014
It’s not often you find a startup used by 25 million people every month. It’s also rare to find a startup that serves 50 billion images per month. It’s even more rare for that fast-growing startup to be incredibly lean.
January 21, 2014
Since launching their app, 80% of We Heart It’s activity has moved to mobile devices…[the] iOS app has over 130,000 ratings globally with a solid 5-star average rating.
January 30, 2014
Teenagers make up more than 50 percent of We Heart It’s 25 million monthly users. Predictably, they’re most engaged on mobile. According to We Heart It President Dave Williams, three quarters of the network’s activity occurs via smartphone.
June 27, 2013
There’s a new social network with over twenty million users … and you’ve probably never heard of it … that has taken off with young people under 24.