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  • July 31, 2012  

    Using hashtags like #NBCFail, Olympics fans have tweeted complaints of delayed and incomplete programming and streaming restrictions for the London Games. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today’s Christine Brennan and The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir about how online viewers are experiencing NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2012  

    Mitt Romney traveled to the U.K. this week on a tour to bolster his foreign policy credentials. But Romney stumbled when he made comments doubting London’s capability to host the Games. Daily Download’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz talk to Margaret Warner about what social media users think about Mitt Romney’s trip so far. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2012  

    Part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series, economic correspondent Paul Solman speaks with author and longtime media blogger Rory O’Connor about social media security, privacy violations and what, if anything, could take Facebook down. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2012   BY Admin 

    Founded in 2005, Facebook’s social network has changed our relationships with friends, family and co-workers, created a new playground for politics, and altered the rules for media, culture and advertising. This timeline chronicles the evolution of the social media giant.

  • May 18, 2012  

    The public sale of Facebook shares on Friday didn’t soar as some had expected. Margaret Warner talks to Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee and Rob Cox of Reuters’ Breakingviews about what Facebook needs to do to keep its audience and advertisers. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2012  

    As part of an ongoing series on how candidates use social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Daily-Download.com discuss how President Obama and Mitt Romney use YouTube to bypass the “gatekeepers,” or mainstream media, and get constituents to watch their campaign videos. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2012   BY Murrey Jacobson  

    The importance of using social media to promote a news organization’s journalism is pretty much a given in any newsroom these days, but as popular as Facebook and Twitter are, they do not seem to be driving as much traffic … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012  

    As part of our ongoing series on social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download discuss how President Obama’s campaign documentary bypasses traditional television advertising and how Facebook groups spring up to support and oppose political candidates. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012  

    Facebook, the world’s leading social media service, filed papers with the SEC Wednesday to raise $5 billion and take the company public. Jeffrey Brown discusses its business model, its growth potential and some interesting revelations in the IPO paperwork with Nate Elliott of Forrester Research and Wired magazine’s Steven Levy. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2011   BY P.J. Tobia  

    Dictators in Tunisia and Egypt learned the hard way about the organizational and promotional power of social media. It’s a lesson that supporters of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad have taken to heart. In recent weeks and months, as Syria has … Continue reading