Author Archives: Charlotte Henry and Gordon MacMillan

The Guardian scraps Facebook frictionless sharing app

The Guardian ditches its frictionless sharing facebook appThe Guardian is scrapping some of the functionality within its much derided frictionless sharing Facebook app, in a seeming attempt to generate more direct traffic for its website. The app was launched in September last year, soon after Facebook’s F8 developer conference, which opened up Facebook as a platform. The Guardian were one one the first users of Facebook’s Open Graph system announced at that conference.

The app meant that users could read Guardian stories directly in Facebook, and the stories they were reading appeared in the newsfeed and ticker, and so where highlighted to reader’s friends.

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Barack Obama sets a new record for political moments on Twitter

Barack Obama delivers his speech to at the #DNC2012It was always going to be big and it was. President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech last night at the #DNC2012 set a new record for political moments on Twitter, with 52,756 Tweets per minute, as he pressed his message of taking America forward.

Earlier this week at the Democratic National Convention Michelle Obama beat Mitt Romney as she gave her speech. The First Lady hit 28,003 Tweets per minute and the President almost doubled that. He left the peak of 14,289 TPM that Romney hit in the shade.

The Democrats, neck and neck in the polls with the Republicans, have shown they can dominate the conversation on Twitter and now, with the two conventions behind us, the online battle is about to step up a gear. Read more on Barack Obama sets a new record for political moments on Twitter…