Tag: instagram

by Zach C. Cohen

Do you love photo and video sharing? Then this episode is for you. First, Facebook announced that popular photo sharing and filtering service Instagram will add video to compete with the popularity of Vine, owned by Twitter. Meanwhile, a photographer has sued BuzzFeed for just that kind of sharing, claiming $3.6 million in damages for […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Teens are using more social media and sharing more on those platforms, says a major report from Pew Research Center. Key findings indicate social media-using teens are not very concerned about third-party access to their data on the sites, are more likely to use a range of social media sites if they have a large […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo purchase of Tumblr shows power shift (WSJ) 2. Tumblr brand will remain, with mostly “hands off” approach by Yahoo (AllThingsD) 3. Chart: Where Yahoo’s Tumblr ranks next to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (The Atlantic) 4. Pinterest takes a “first step” toward working with big brands (GigaOm) 5. Associated Press CEO: DOJ’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” (Huffington Post) 6. TV upfronts reveal big […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet goes down in Syria (Huffington Post) 2. Obama may back plan to wiretap web users (NYT) 3. Yahoo’s Mayer met with Hulu execs to explore premium video unit (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter’s legal director selected as White House’s first chief privacy officer (CNET) 5. Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of […] more »

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 »