Dennis Rodman headed to Russia to seek the release of Brittney Griner

The Storyy Trend Report 08/22/22​

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Have you seen the blue lobsters?

In this Storyy Trend Report, we’ll talk about Dennis Rodman, TikTok & social media updates. But before that, this blue lobsters trended recently. The probability of the north Atlantic lobster having this colouring is widely touted as being one in two million. The University of Maine Lobster Institute is among those to have quoted these odds in the past, though its executive director, Rob Bayer, admits they are merely a “guess”.

In this weeks edition

  • Dennis Rodman is Dennis Rodman
  • Cross platform posting comes to Tiktok
  • Text to Image AI explodes on social media
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Dennis Rodman headed to Russia to seek the release of Brittney Griner

The former NBA star and occasional diplomat, Dennis Rodman, said he has plans to go to Russia to advocate for Griner, the WNBA star given a 9-year sentence for drug possession last winter.

The Biden Administration has advised against Dennis Rodman’s planned trip, commenting that these efforts by Dennis Rodman would most likely be futile or even hinder talks the US government is having with the Russian government over Griner’s release. 

Video Prompts

  • What’s your opinion on Dennis Rodman’s trip to Russia? Does it have a chance of succeeding or will he only make the situation worse?
  • How do you use your influence to help others?
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Cross-post your TikTok stories to Facebook and Instagram

This ability to copy the link and share it to other platforms directly from the TikTok app will save Content Creators a lot of time. The old process only allowed users to share stories with their friends inside of TikTok but now it will include, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, and Instagram Stories. Look for this roll out to hit a larger audience soon as it has already been beta tested in the app.

[Check out our blog on: Time-Saving Tips for Recording Videos for Social Media]

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Text-to-Image AI

Popular on pretty much every social media platform, text-to-image AI takes a phrase or name prompt and generates an image based on it. People have been using it for song lyrics, dates from the past or future, and even funny celebrity situations.

Oddly enough the comedian, John Oliver, seems to have been a subject for many of these funny AI images, even turning into a story shared by thousands with different images they generated. Oliver egged it on further on his show Sunday night and it only blew up more. Check out some examples below!

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Locked Up

The soundbite, Locked Up by Coinyes has blown up on TikTok. It’s a short and simple video, just film yourself using the POlice Filter by JPhant and put something you can’t stop doing even if it became illegal.

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Romantic Homicide and Run Away to Mars

The melancholy vibes continue this week. Check out these top two songs, Romantic Homicide by d4vd and Run Away to Mars by TALK. They are great background music for a more emotional or romantic video, think aesthetics.

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How To Break Through Barriers To Grow Your Personal Brand

In this week’s episode of Social Media Storyy Telling, we are joined by Frank Kitchen, the Mindset Masterchef! Our own Deven Gillen talks to Frank about how to break through roadblocks to grow your personal, brand.

Listen to the full episode below!

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