Tag: mashable

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat. PART 1: Mashable + Vine Mashable has heavily experimented with the 6-second video app Vine since the app launched in early 2013. Along the way Mashable received a Shorty Award for its work on the platform and, this summer, crossed the milestone of having 100,000 followers to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story (Ethan Zuckerman) 2. Chasing clicks: Journalists say one thing but feel pressure to do another (Angèle Christin / Nieman Lab) 3. Want to see Aziz Ansari’s next stand-up show? Check Twitter, then give him your phone number (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. […] more »

by Devanshi Garg

A recent study by Nielsen found that in the U.S., 61 percent of mobile phone users own smartphones. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that responsive web design has become very attractive to programmers. The main benefit of responsive design is that it ensures the layout of a website will automatically adjust for any […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books now make up 20% of U.S. book sales (Mashable) 2. Google Play Books enables user e-books uploads, Google Drive support (Verge) 3. PBS MediaShift starts publishing e-books; First topics: cord cutting & self-publishing (paidContent) 4. Self-publishing is the worst (Salon) 5. E-books responsible for nearly $1 billion growth in trade (Digital Book World) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Orphaned Tumblr Storyboard posts find new home on Mashable (Mashable) 2. One downside of pay walls: Where does your growth come from? (PaidContent.org) 3. Would you talk to an ad on your smartphone? (ReadWrite) 4. How to live life after Google Reader (PSFK) 5. Snapchat and the power of deletion (The New Yorker) 6. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Worldwide, there are no set rules for e-book pricing (PaidContent) 2. Why the Canadian e-book market lags behind the U.S.‘s (Digital Book World) 3. Mashable releases e-book on tech and 2012 race (Politico) 4. Name-your-price digital book promo launches (Boing […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 42nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rachel Sklar as co-hosts. Sklar is a writer and social entrepreneur, and is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week is a special episode dedicated to all things South by Southwest (SXSW), the media confab covering technology, music and […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Is CNN buying social-media news site Mashable? (PaidContent) 2. Amazon sells more than 2 million copies of Kindle mini e-books (PaidContent) 3. Company launches SXSW Social Viewer to bring real-time conversation to devices (Lost Remote) 4. Gawker will allow commenters to police other commenters (AllThingsD) 5. Media leaders craft […] more »

by Terri Thornton

When social media first gained attention, I heard many people scoff that these online connections couldn’t possibly be real friends. Some even used “Facebook friend” as a synonym for shallowness, fearing people might trade face-to-face interaction for a virtual life online. But many years, re-tweets, meet-ups, event invitations and birthday wishes later, the majority of […] more »