Tag: facebook

by Douglas Rushkoff

At the White House Correspondents Dinner — the annual opportunity for the president to engage directly, and humorously, with reporters who cover him — I expect most of the gibes to be at the president. Sure, he gets the chance to defend himself, but it’s pretty much a roast: A leading comedian is invited every [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Proclamations of Twitter’s stumble toward oblivion poured out this week after the employee stock lockup expired on Tuesday. The market reacted with a 12 percent dip in the stock’s price. This could be signaling a lack of confidence from inside the company, or it could be the natural ebb and flow of employees cashing in on their options, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A $10 million boost for millennial media startup PolicyMic (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. Moving the newsroom: Post-industrial news spaces and places (Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 3. Why LinkedIn is morphing from a social network into an online newspaper (Leo Morani / Quartz) 4. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s future, from virtual reality [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Microsoft web browser security bug could impact millions of users (Adario Strange / Mashable) 2. New challenges chip away at cable’s pillar of profit (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Net neutrality: A guide to (and history of) a contested idea (Alexis C. Madrigal & Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic) 4. Swisher: AllThingsD [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia orders bloggers to ‘register’; outlaws anonymous blogging (Glyn Moody / Techdirt) 2. Comcast says Netflix slowed down its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter (Andy Mitchell / Facebook) 4 Journalists’ sources are no longer safe [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Biz Stone: Twitter must ‘make bold choices to survive with the times’ (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 2. Exclusive: Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million (Erin Griffith / Fortune) 3. We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each quarter, the social sharing platform ShareThis releases a report that looks at the sharing landscape — data that the company says gives “insight into what, where and how consumers share online, which is not only a true indicator of interest and intent, but also a powerful way for publishers and advertisers to drive content [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Like newspapers, Facebook determines who gets included editorially and who needs to buy ads (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. In praise of the almost-journalists (Dan Gillmor / Slate) 3. Jawbone snaps up Playground.fm (Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch) 4. Voice of San Diego and MinnPost are building out their membership models (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 2. Oculus Rift just put Facebook in the movie business (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. Why an Apple-Comcast deal stirs net neutrality concerns (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Buzzfeed: ‘Emotional quotient matters more than IQ’ [...] more »