Tag: viral news

by Reuben Stern

This week we visit BuzzFeed to find out how the staff creates Internet-friendly content that ricochets across social media. Launched in 2006 as an experiment in making things go viral, BuzzFeed has since ballooned into a media empire that will continue expanding thanks to another $50 million in outside investment. The site attracts millions of visitors every month […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Has putting up a paywall at the Guardian become moral imperitive rather than a choice? (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 2. How Spotify engineered the new music economy (Max Blau / Mashable) 3. What mugshots mean for public data (Hilary Mason) 4. New BBC Store lets you pay to download, keep shows (Paul Sawers / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nielsen to measure Twitter chatter about TV shows (Brian Stelter / New York Times) 2. Opinion: Why tablet magazines are a failure (Jon Lund / GigaOm) 3. Britons spend 1 in 12 waking moments online, pushing online ad spending to an all-time high (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 4. As society changes, a bright future […] more »