Tag: facebook

by Julie Keck

1. How the #YesAllWomen hashtag began (Pete Pachal / Mashable) 2. An interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher (Jay Yarrow / Business Insider) 3. A platform and blogging tool, Medium charms writers (David Carr / New York Times) 4. Twitter, Facebook battle YouTube for video ad cash (John McDermott / Digiday) 5. Twitter to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter agrees to block ‘blasphemous’ tweets in Pakistan (Robert Mackey / New York Times) 2. TVTY raises $4.5 million to sync TV and online ads (Romain Dillet / TechCrunch) 3. Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Can the New Republic find its [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google in talks about possible acquisition of Twitch (Douglas MacMillan, Alistair Barr & Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal) 2. AT&T buys DirecTV for $67 billion (Jon Passantino & Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed) 3. Wolff: The right to be forgotten by Google (Michael Wolff / USA Today) 4. Pinterest is sneaking up on Twitter, [...] more »

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 »