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by Dana Coester

I sat down with futurist Robert Scoble at the Augmented World Expo in May to talk about what’s next for journalism. Scoble, former tech evangelist for Microsoft and currently startup liaison for Rackspace, is renowned for the “Scoble effect” — which in geek celebrity terms may be the tech equivalent of the Oprah effect. He’s also […] more »

by Angela Washeck

A new study by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute reveals that Middle Eastern citizens are quite active online, with many spending time on the web daily to watch news and entertainment video, access social media and stream music, film and TV. “Entertainment Media Use In the Middle East” is a six-nation […] more »

by Claire Groden

For Facebook’s tenth birthday, the social platform gave itself a new app: Paper. The app — not to be confused with a disgruntled app of the same name — promises a revolution in the way that users interact with content. While the current Facebook newsfeed features a melange of status updates, baby pictures, shared news […] more »

by Aaron Smith

Facebook turns 10 this week and reaches that milestone as the dominant social networking platform used by 57 percent of all adults and 73 percent of all those aged 12 to 17 in the U.S.  Adult Facebook use is intensifying: 64 percent of Facebook users visit the site on a daily basis, up from 51 […] more »

by Vadim Lavrusik

In this guest post, which originally appeared on Facebook, Vadim Lavrusik, journalism program manager at Facebook, shares tips on how to get started as a journalist on Facebook. 1. Use Follow to Grow Your Audience Follow enables journalists to update readers and sources, while reserving personal updates for friends only.  Whichever beat you cover, enabling […] more »

by Matthew Syrett

In 2010, the launch of Facebook “likes” marked a dramatic change in the social network’s strategy to one poised to compete directly for search audiences. This effort has now fully materialized as Facebook’s Graph Search. Based on what is publicly known about this beta product, Facebook’s product team wants to use a social media spin […] more »

by Kaitlin Gillepsie

This piece is co-authored by Justin Runquist. Both Kaitlin Gillepsie and Runquist are with the Murrow News Service. Facebook managing editor Dan Fletcher announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the social media giant next month. Speaking before a crowded audience at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits has a Southern flavor, with a preview of the coming South by Southwest confab in Austin, as well as a look at Facebook’s latest rootin’ tootin’ revamp of its newsfeed and what it means for media folks. Our special guest is Joshua Topolsky, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Verge, who will be […] more »

by Henk van Ess

The new Facebook Graph Search, currently in beta and only available to some, is a powerful search engine capable of revealing and uncovering incredibly detailed information about you, your friends and total strangers. It allows you to search for fun facts like “Former actors who are currently employed as waiters,” “Which games do Dutch Defense […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Much of the buzz in 2012 was defined by media coverage of big events, some much anticipated, some unexpected. As we drew closer to the 2012 presidential elections, news organizations engaged audiences with an unprecedented focus on social media, interactives, and Nate Silver’s math. When the London Olympics finally rolled around, NBC was swept over […] more »