Tag: trayvon martin

by Julie Keck

1. The secret power of Black Twitter (BuzzFeed) 2. Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets (Guardian) 3. Netflix dominates speculation over Emmy Awards (NYT) 4. Dish opens up the Hopper DVR to help developers build smarter, more useful TV apps (The Verge) 5. Google pitches online TV service to media […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Poll: Twitter reactions to Zimmerman verdict run hot and cold (Mashable) 2. Associated Press extends live video capabilities with new LiveU deal (Journalism.co.uk) 3. “Orange is the New Black” confirms: Netflix is the new HBO (paidContent) 4. Thom Yorke blasts Spotify on Twitter as he pulls his music (The Guardian) 5. Survey: Far fewer […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Facebook stock falls back below $20 (Mashable) 2. George Zimmerman’s defense team seeks to subpoena Trayvon Martin’s tweets (AllTwitter) 3. When many papers are thinking web first, Orange County Register invests in print (Nieman Lab) 4. Quartz editor ‘confident in the […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Facebook may be behind the decline of news-reader apps (TechCrunch) 2. Will social media help George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case? (Poynter) 3. Inside Hulu’s first original scripted show (Lost Remote) 4. Tumblr dives into the world of curation […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. “When a new medium comes along, embrace its possibilities.” — And other lessons from Mike Wallace’s life (Forbes) 2. NBC News presidents explains Zimmerman tape-editing snafu (Mediaite) 3. More than 67 percent of U.S. libraries now offer downloadable e-books (PaidContent) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

How do people end up in the streets protesting something? What motivates them to take action, even when that action could lead to their arrest? Last year, Facebook and Twitter played major roles in helping organize street protests during the Arab Spring, to the point where dictators were focused on either blocking the services or […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Rachel Sklar Welcome to the 44th 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, we convene a special roundtable to discuss how social media is changing activism, in the wake of […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Pinterest revises terms, gives up right to sell content posted on the site (VentureBeat) 2. Bloggers and social media help elevate Trayvon Martin story into national conversation (Poynter) 3. Two big-name entrepreneurs team up to create Airtime, a social-video company […] more »