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This article on mashable is about how to organize a social media meet-up day. I thought this one may be interesting since we were talking about hthe idea of getting members of our community together to do an instagram picture day. (Similar idea here) This one is about social media teaming up with ‘amber alerts.’ We no longer see a ‘face on the milk carton’ because...
Cutback on newspaper publishing in New Orleans →
Here’s one of dozens of articles about the new version of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Facebook’s Pay-to-Promote Posts Feature Has... →
We’ve heard rumblings that Facebook wastesting a system called Highlight that would allow people to pay to promote a post, and now obnoxiously enough, it’s starting to show up. Chris Cantalini, who runs a music blog called Gorilla vs. Bear, tweeted that he was posting a track by Holy Balm when he was presented with the above prompt. It asked him if he wanted to pay as much as $100 so...
Indy 500 Social Media Infographic →
With a final-lap finish and poignant win by Dario Franchitti months after good friend and fellow driver Dan Wheldon was killed in an on-track accident, this weekend’s Indy 500 auto race was one for the ages. But how did the event play out on social media?
Wake Up to a TV Anchor With ABC's Alarm Clock App →
The ABC-owned stations are launching a new iPhone app — one branded for each station — that blends the utility of an alarm clock with news, weather and custom wake-up alarms. “Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!” says KRTK-TV anchor Sharron Melton after a burst of news music. “Rise and shine you wonderful person you.” In the Houston market app we tested, you could also hear wake-up messages from anchors...
I’m a project manager masquerading as a programmer masquerading as a...– NPR Gets App-tastic With New Team
Stevie Turns Your Social Feeds into TV shows A new startup called Stevie looks at the content shared on your social networking feeds (and other places you surf the Web) and it assembles a TV show that you can watch. According to an article in TechCrunch, the program generates shows with names like The Comedy Strip, Music Non-Stop and Celeb TV. Users can also download an app to an Apple or...
Head of Time Warner Sides With TV Networks on...
Glenn Britt, the chief executive of Time Warner Cable, says he agrees with multiple television networks that oppose the new Auto Hop technology offered through Dish Network. The network announced Auto Hop, a free add-on that automatically skips ads on prime time shows on network television, earlier this month. Britt said this program could damage the “existing ecosystem of television...
ProPublica tries to Make Crowd Sourcing More...
ProPublica is taking a warmer approach to crowd sourcing. The online news organization creates Facebook groups and invites members to participate in discussion. The hosts of the discussion say they encourage civil and respectful conversations. One recent group was the Patient Harm Community Group and over 175 people participated. A ProPublica reporter called this service journalism and says that...
Time Magazine Cover Grabbing Attention and...
Magazines are becoming more and more interested in hitting nerves on social media sites. Just recently Time Magazine showed a mother breastfeeding her four year old on the cover. The day after the cover hit newsstands, the subject was the top four out of five searches on Google, eight days after publication the cover was mentioned 50,000 times on Twitter and Time Magazine got 43,000 new...
Facebook’s Stock Tumbles Harder Than a Drunk Bro...
Those were in the words of Gizmodo…. “If Facebook’s IPO on Friday was a one-day Web 2.0 Gold Rush, then today is when the prospectors realize all the gold has already been taken out of the rivers and start getting trashed on moonshine and move to San Jose to open a shoe store. After a disappointing day of trading on Friday, Facebook’s stock tumbled 13 percent today,falling...
Google Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer As Most...
“Has Google Chrome surpassed Internet Explorer to become the world’s most used web browser? According to one estimate (as pointed out by Global Nerdy), Chrome is the new king: Statcounter, which measures web usage, shows Chrome overtaking IE in week-over-week usage.” Google is just taking down everything - from mails, chats, social media, and now even web browser. Does...
This will be one of the biggest years for our company ever. We have some pretty...– HootSuite co-founder Ryan Holmes • Discussing his social media company, which recently closed out a $50 million investment round and may be on the way to a half-billion valuation — which is extremely impressive for what’s effectively a social media management company. It’s easy to see why, though:...
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Killed the Internet →
Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem; it has to follow certain structural requirements, and yet out of that structure can come art. But code is art that does something. It is the assembly of something brand new from nothing but an idea.
Infographic: Moms Hold Big Influence Online →
Moms are often at the center of their family’s offline life, so it’s little surprise that they’re also at the center of many of the biggest trends online as well. Whether to look up the latest product reviews or to connect with friends, families and even brands through social networks, American moms are particularly active and influential online.
Twitter & ESPN Sign Agreement →
At ESPN’s upfront presentation today, the sports network announced a strategic relationship with Twitter to co-produce unique social experiences around larger sports events. Advertisers will be able to buy into both ESPN’s properties and the Twitter components in a single integrated buy: the first time Twitter has cut such a deal with a network around major events.
AP-CNBC Poll: Half of Americans say Facebook... →
Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network’s initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network’s expected asking price is too high.
Is Facebook Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of... →
For years, the conventional wisdom on Facebook has gone something like this: the social network is an unstoppable juggernaut. It commands more and more of our attention and, ultimately, our ad dollars. Mark Zuckerberg is an unimpeachable genius. His product is too popular to ever be replaced.
Knight News Challenge: Announcing the next Knight... →
newschallenge: Photo Credit: Flickr user Koen Vereeken The Knight News Challenge is being offered three times this year, in short, focused rounds to better mirror the pace of innovation. Winners of Round 1, which focused on networks, will be announced June 18. Here, Journalism and Media Innovation…
If we’re going to spend all this money on content it has to be measured and...– NBC Broadcast Chairman Ted Harbert • Expressing his displeasure with Dish Network’s newly announced Hopper DVR, which includes an “Auto-Hop” commercial-skipping feature, during a presentation at Radio City Music Hall on Monday. (The player has been available since March.) Harbert also declined to...