Tag: tumblr

by Jenny Xie

In 2012, multimedia micro-blogging service Tumblr was the hub for not only viral memes, but also creative book deals. The blog-based book or “blook” is hardly new. Post Secret and Stuff White People Like kicked off the blog-to-book movement in the mid-2000s. Book deals for the Tumblr generation — Garfield Minus Garfield and Hipster Puppies […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Against ‘objective’ algorithms: the case of Google News (The Atlantic) 2. Why this BuzzFeed v. The Oatmeal fight actually does matter (hypervocal) 3. Google Zeitgeist 2012: Whitney Houston, Gangnam Style, Hurricane Sandy top search terms (VentureBeat) 4. Fragmented world: what two years of […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. News orgs innovate with election coverage (Poynter) 2. President Obama’s election victory tweet becomes most retweeted ever (TNW) 3. NYT is trying to make its mobile apps more than simple containers for news stories (NiemanLab) 4. On election day 2012, Twitter kills the […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. How Election Day will break Twitter (BuzzFeed) 2. Obama campaign pulls out all the stops with smart social campaigns (VentureBeat) 3. As Instagram debuts web profiles, it’s beginning to look a lot like Facebook (AllThingsD) 4. Tumblr grows to 20 billion monthly pageviews, […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Could Sandy be Instagram’s big citizen journalism moment? (PandoDaily) 2. Huffington Post, Gawker websites go down as newsrooms lose servers, power (Poynter) 3. Fake Hurricane Sandy photos blow through Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter (SocialTimes) 4. Apple fires mobile software and retail chiefs (Bits Blog) 5. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Apple likely to unveil ‘iPad mini’ at Oct. 23 event (AllThingsD) 2. Digital ad report finds big growth in mobile (NYT) 3. Guardian CEO outlines digital future of news and media industry (Guardian) 4. Unlike predecessor, New York Times public editor […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. When news breaks, 83% of Americans seek out a second source for more info (Poynter) 2. Barnes & Noble, Microsoft complete deal to create Nook Media (Publishers Weekly) 3. Tumblr has an official analytics tool (Social Times) 4. Knight awards $3 […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 58th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week, we take a look at the changes in coverage of the presidential debate, with live-streaming online, instant fact-checks and added context, and even “live-GIF’ing.” Tumblr’s Christoper Price and the Sunlight Foundation’s Bill Allison talk about the […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. The Guardian and Tumblr will ‘live-GIF’ first presidential debate (Poynter) 2. The New York Times debuts an HTML5 web app for iPad users (Nieman Lab) 3. Tips on finding gigs as a freelance journalist in the digital age (Poynter) 4. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why Twitter’s relationship with media is complicated (GigaOm) 2. Twitter continues to protect protester’s tweets (AllTwitter) 3. Ohio State forbids reporters to tweet during press conferences (Poynter) 4. UK journalist arrested on suspicion of computer hacking (Huffington Post) 5. Did […] more »