Tag: instagram

by Jenny Xie

Two blasts near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon Monday left the city in shock and frenzy. Soon after, disheartening on-the-ground tweets, photos and videos were shared throughout the social web. In the early hours, these updates served to inform the entire world of the horror and tragedy transpiring through the streets of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hashtags considered #harmful (Nieman) 2. New Flipboard: News and posts handpicked and shared (AllThingsD) 3. Facebook’s Zuckerberg starting a political group (WSJ) 4. Why Marissa Mayer is about to spend about $200 million on a YouTube wannabe (Business Insider) 5. Instagram and the new era of paparazzi (NYT) Subscribe to Daily Must Reads newsletter more »

by Ian Hill

Co-written by Kate Myers of NPR and Libby Peterek of KLRU. It begins with a tweet or a status update on Facebook. Before you know it, you’re posting behind-the-scenes photos from your office on Instagram. Soon you’ve curated those photos into a board on Pinterest, or you’re recording a podcast and posting it on SoundCloud. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Blogonomics: Honesty is the best policy when soliciting donations on the web (Reuters) 2. ‘House of Cards’ and the joys of addiction viewing (The Verge) 3. Instagram asks court to throw out class action lawsuit over policy changes (memeburn) 4. Harvard professor: Digital may have disrupted media first, but education is next (GigaOm) 5. [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

On the morning of Monday, January 21, Barack Obama was sworn in ceremonially as the 44th president of the United States, opening up a full day of festivities on Capitol Hill. Some speculated that this year’s inauguration would be a bore when compared with the historic scale of the crowd four years ago. News organizations [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Price innovation, discoverability, authenticity: primary takeaways from Digital Book World 2013 (Publishing Perspectives) 2. Visits to Pinterest, Goodreads not driving book sales (PaidContent.org) 3. Scripps Dean Brett Pully on technology in journalism: “Quality will rule the day” (WOUB) 4. Catch [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn’t mind (Nieman Lab) 2. Politico lays off staffers amid restructuring (HuffPo) 3. Tablets will outsell notebooks in 2013, for the first time ever (Quartz) 4. Roku meets Time Warner: baby steps towards [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Once again, ‘tis the season for look-aheads. In that spirit, here are my digital media predictions for 2013. (Quality) Content Will be King “Experts” once told us that quality had been killed by the need for efficiency and scaling, and that editorial operations would thrive on user- or even machine-generated-content. Click here to read the [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. In social media and opinion pages, Newtown sparks calls for gun reform (Pew) 2. The New York Times paywall is working better than anyone had guessed (Bloomberg) 3. Facebook set to change your timeline again (Mashable) 4. Instagram reverts to old privacy policy wording after uproar (LA [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting? (Nieman Lab) 2. Fox’s bloody t-shirt: Newtown images show risks of automated ads (paidContent) 3. Facebook prepares to bring video ads to news feed, aims for TV dollars (Ad Age) 4. Am I the product? users react [...] more »