Tag: viral video

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 Reuben Stern

This week we see how a platform like Newscred is helping brand marketers assemble news stories to engage current and potential customers, and we find out what attributes contribute to a video going viral. PART 1: Content marketing via Newscred Newscred is one of several content marketing platforms designed to help commercial companies curate content for [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 2. The IMPRESS Project’s plans for press regulation (Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk) 3. YouTube, once TV’s enemy, tries to show how it drives viewers to TV shows (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Amazon acquires digital comic book store Comixology (Greg [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. After Twitter ban, Turkey’s netizens find YouTube blockage a breeze (Fercan Yalinkilic / Wall Street Journal) 2. ‘Why newspapers should steer away from the MTV model’ (Pat Long / Journalism.co.uk) 3. The pay-per-visit debate: Is chasing viral traffic hurting journalism? (Mary Clare Fischer / American Journalism Review) 4. Twitter’s brevity is its biggest strength [...] more »

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 Julie Keck

1. While House official fired for tweeting under fake name, leaking information since 2011 (Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast) 2. Facebook reverses stance – again – on violent viral video (Mike Isaac / AllThingsD 3. Push notifications aren’t just for your users’ phones anymore (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab 4. Four more Reuters.com employees [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Study: Parents more likely to use libraries, want more e-books in libraries than other adults (Pew Internet) 2. Washington Post trials ThingLink Mobile at White House Correspondents’ Dinner (JournalismUK) 3. Viral Video: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” web-only commercial sets off debate (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter ads now available for all U.S. users (CNET) 5. [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

Every city has at least one iconic street. New York has Broadway. Los Angeles has Sunset Boulevard. Chicago has Lake Shore Drive. Atlanta? It has Peachtree Street. And one frozen night in early January, within blocks of the house where Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone with the Wind,” Peachtree became more than a street — an [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

Social Media content on MediaShift is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, a program offering innovative and entrepreneurial journalists the resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley. Learn more here. When Joshua Levs left NPR’s Atlanta Bureau to become a correspondent for CNN, he found that something was missing. Specifically, it was time. [...] more »

by Todd Bieber

Click here to read the entire series Why is NPR such an easy target for comedy bits and video parodies? It doesn’t take a regular listener of Science Friday to figure it out. They’re a bunch of mega-nerds. With every subtle use of alliteration, every time Robert Siegel says “draconian,” and each transitional upright bass [...] more »