Daily Archives: 16 May, 2011

Fallen journalists to be remembered with YouTube channel

The Newseum, the museum of news in Washington DC, together with Google and YouTube are launching an international Journalists Memorial channel in order to remember the journalists who have died in the last year while reporting news around the world.
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The Sunday Times Social List says my bot is a Guru

Sunday Time Social List is FlawedThe Sunday Times has jumped onto the social influence band wagon with the launch of The Sunday Times Social List. According to them, “The algorithm focuses on other people’s activity around an individual’s postings, rather than raw follower numbers.”

At the end of last year, I proved that bots who tweet regularly, but non-interactively, can get very high Klout scores. I repeated this experiment against Peerindex, with somewhat better results. Obvisouly, the next target should be their list, should it not? Read More »

Lady Gaga is the first to hit 10 million Twitter followers

Hurrah there is a winner and it is Lady Gaga. The queen of pop has become the first Twitter user (really superstar user) to soar past the 10 million follower mark. She beat Canadian popster Justin Bieber to take the 10 million crown. Read More »

MySpace founder interested in buying back beleaguered social network

MySpace cofounder Chris DeWolfe has given a strong hint that he fancies another crack at the social network he set up and wants to buy it back from News Corp.

In an article in Businessweek he refuses to deny a bid and says only that he can not talk about it. Read More »

Sunday Times launches the social media list to be on – ‘The Social List’

The Sunday Times has launched The Sunday Times Social List. Its the social media version of the Rich List.  The idea being that while most of us are never going to get on the Rich List this is a list you can get on.

It is a really clever idea. Inspired by those industry based Peer Index lists that we all love. It pulls your social activity from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare and gives you a social ranking.

Oh yes, a small big point. It sits, as it would have to, outside of the Sunday Times paywall. Without that it would stand no chance of working. Read More »