Tag: memes

by Julie Keck

1. Topsy could help fill in Apple’s big hole — big data (Derrick Harris / GigaOm) 2. A list of reasons why our brains love lists (Maria Konnikova / The New Yorker) 3. Facebook’s News Feed algorithm to start showing fewer memes, more articles (Emil Protalinski / The Next Web) 4. Being a viral genius [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

I was out walking one day and saw a teeny-tiny mailbox next to a great big drainage pipe. The name on the mailbox was “Piper” — apparently since the hobbit or troll or whatever-lived-there resided in the pipe. Piper, I later learned, is a neutered feral cat that’s become the unofficial mascot of the Beltline, [...] more »

by Alex Kantrowitz

A few years ago, I sat down for breakfast with a New York State Assembly candidate at a busy Long Island diner. I was just out of college, and he was looking for a campaign manager, so we picked up menus and started talking. I didn’t have much (read: any) campaign management experience, so we [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Since the last presidential election in 2008, the proliferation of social media users and mobile devices has brought a corresponding surge in political activities on social networks and Twitter. Two recent surveys from the Pew Research Center confirm this unmistakable reality: Social media is an increasingly active channel of civic and political engagement for Americans. [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. The risk & benefits of reporting on memes (Poynter) 2. Revamped StumbleUpon.com goes live for all (VentureBeat) 3. The biggest sites in social publishing (BuzzFeed) 4. Mobile reporting: 15 iPhone apps for journalists (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Weather, news apps rank high [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

With just minutes to go before last night’s second presidential debate, the folks over at PolitiFact.com sent out the following tweet: If you hear something during the #debate that you’d like us to fact-check, tweet it with #PolitiFactThis — PolitiFact (@politifact) October 17, 2012 Three hours later, after the dust had settled in the Hofstra [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Netflix meets with U.S. cable companies to discuss partnerships (Reuters) 2. How pay walls affect social media efforts at five news sites (Poynter) 3. Cosmopolitan says it has reached 100,000 paid digital subscribers (PaidContent) 4. Self to introduce social game [...] more »