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Teen Vogue

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.

We Heart It, An Image-Sharing App Used By 30M Young Women, Adds Messaging

March 26, 2015

We Heart It, a visual bookmarking service popular with teenaged girls, is transforming itself into a messaging app with the launch of new feature called Postcards.

Hands-On With The Revamped iOS App For We Heart It, The Feel-Good Social Photo Site

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.

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Teen Girls Are Going Nuts for This Social Network

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.

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Teens Are Totally Over Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015

Young love on social media isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, according to new research provided to TIME.

Teen Girls Describe the Harsh Unspoken Rules of Online Popularity

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.

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I Want Your Job: Sonja Erickson, VP Of Engineering At We Heart It

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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Conexão Positiva – Video in Portuguese

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.”

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Delicious Holiday Treats From We Heart It You Need to DIY

December 5, 2014

Yesterday, we counted down some delicious holiday treats you totally need to DIY this holiday season, but now we’re pulling some of our Holiday It Yourself inspiration from one of our favorite sites, We Heart It.

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Teens Concerned about online bullying

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.

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Best Alex from Target Memes

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!

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5 photo sharing apps that aren’t instagram

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.”

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Young-adult movie campaigns mine social media

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.

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Watch Out, Cyber-Bullies: Kids Have New Tools to Fight Back

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.

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Anti-Cyber- Bullying Apps: Here Are The Top Four Digital Applications to Help Victims 

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

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Why We Heart It is the Web’s most underrated social network

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.

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Brands start to <3 We Heart It

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.

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Old Navy Goes Newly Native

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.

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Meet We Heart It, the teen social network that brands are watching

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.

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The Power of Positive Imagery

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.

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What Happens When a Social Network for Teens Tries to Force Positivity

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.

30 million people use this social network … and you’ve probably never heard of it.

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…

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Social Network Popular with Millennials, We Heart It Launches Native Advertising Platform

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.

With Nearly 30 Million Users, We Heart It Tests Loyalty With Ads

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.

What Ancient Cave Paintings And Teen Spirit Teach Us About Where Social Media Is Going

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.

With more than 25M users, We Heart It has found a niche with girls under 24

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.

Why Teens Are the Most Elusive and Valuable Customers in Tech

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.

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Love for Visual Platforms: Q&A with We Heart It

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.

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‘Teen Pinterest’ We Heart It Gives Brands Some Love

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.

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Visual Social Network ‘We Heart It’ Takes Off

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.