Tag: sharing

by Fannie Cohen

We’ve known for some time that the visual social network Pinterest has a knack for driving traffic to certain online glossy pubs. But now we’re learning just how influential Pinterest is in referral traffic and even e-commerce, just as the giant network starts selling Promoted Pins and a self-service version for smaller businesses. And with [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each quarter, the social sharing platform ShareThis releases a report that looks at the sharing landscape — data that the company says gives “insight into what, where and how consumers share online, which is not only a true indicator of interest and intent, but also a powerful way for publishers and advertisers to drive content [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

What we’re sharing on social media has become an important barometer of what we think is important — in the news, in our lives, in the world. Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, which measures social interest, on what was worth sharing in 2012. For more year-end stories from MediaShift, check out [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

2012 was a big year in the world of digital media, one of IPOs, apps, the “social Olympics,” and one of the most cross-platform elections we’ve seen yet. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be looking at some of the big stories we’ve tracked on MediaShift, and we’ll hear from a few correspondents on what [...] 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 Dorian Benkoil

Facebook’s impending stock offering has rekindled laments about the ills of social media. They largely miss the mark. The toppling of dictators, strengthened familial connections, rebirth of friendships, fanning of imagination, and creation of new methods of sharing — to these I can add some very personal examples of how social media have helped me. [...] more »

by Efthymios Kotronias

This past summer, Amsterdam’s Foam museum exhibited a controversial project by Dutch visual artist Willem Popelier — a project that has raised a debate about the intersection of the Internet, in particular social media, and privacy. Popelier’s Showroom Girls centers on the story of two 14-year-old girls the artist tracked through social media. The two [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Journalists today are expected to be active on social media, sharing observations, anecdotes and links with their audience. Facebook itself is reaching out to newsrooms, recently launching the Journalists on Facebook page as a resource for the media. But a study from Canada suggests more people prefer to get their news via their friends and [...] more »

by Laura Parkinson

JEREZ DE LOS CABALLEROS, SPAIN — When I first got to Spain, my Spanish students immediately asked me if I was on Tuenti. Like most Americans, I had never heard of it. Once I learned that it was another social network, I figured I didn’t need it. First of all, I had a Facebook page, [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Bit by bit, feature by feature, Facebook is making inroads into sites that live outside of Facebook.com. Major publishers now sprinkle their sites with Facebook plug-ins, from fan page widgets to friend recommendations to the ubiquitous “Like” thumbs-up. And hey, why not? It’s a win-win, with publishers getting more engagement and increased traffic from Facebook [...] more »