Part of that problem, according to Pelley, lies at the door of social media, which he said wasn’t journalism but gossip. He said that in a world in which everyone is a publisher no one is an editor. Read More
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In wake of the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, Twitter has donated its top Promoted Trend spot to highlight the messages of hope that are being sent out across the network as people show their support.
People have been tweeting using the #OneBoston hashtag to share stories and provide help and support after two people were killed and more than 170 were injured after two homemade bombs went off. Read More
Reddit bills itself as “the front page of the internet” and has become one of the most popular destinations on the web. We saw a demonstration of that earlier this year when Barack Obama did his “Ask me anything” Reddit interview, which brought the site crashing down.
With millions of subscribers and billions of page views, Reddit has the power to make or break any online campaign. Take a closer look at this social powerhouse, and see how you can reach out to the millions of Redditers out there. Read More
President Barack Obama continued his embrace of social media by joining social link sharing community Reddit and taking part in its Ask Me Anything (AMA) subreddit.
The President sat down for half an hour and answered some of the questions posed to him, and managed to bring down the network in the process.
Despite the overarching reach of Facebook and Twitter, people are flocking more and more to niche services. Research by Experian shows that Between July 2011 and July 2012 use of both Instagram and Pinterest shot up worldwide, as well as other more specific social services.
In Australia, for instance, Instragram use rose a massive 362%, and a staggering 17, 319% in North America. Here in the UK the rise was over 2000%. Figures were similar for Pinterest, which saw a 798% usage spike in Australia, and 2373% in Hong Kong, and 1489% in the UK. Read More
Listening to CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann describe how he abandoned plans to become a medical practitioner to found Pinterest, it is easy to forget that every novel, differentiated idea that takes the limelight also comes with a risk—overhype.
In a relatively short space of time, Silbermann took Pinterest from a 5,000 member new-kid-on-the-social-network-block to a whopping 17 million trail-blazer. Read More
The latest infographic to quantify the US’s online social habits places the Google platform at number three in the US, racking up 90 million unique visitors and fast approaching Twitter, which is ranked second with 127 million active users. Read More
Yesterday Wikipedia announced it would be joining the protest against the American SOPA proposal by going dark and effectively disabling all English language content on Wednesday the 18th.
The protest originates from Reddit. Early last week the surfacing site blogged that they would be blacking out from 8am to 8pm on the 18th in a blog post that outlined how dangerous they believe the SOPA proposals to be.
A not unamusing AT&T ad for and its Blackberry Torch package. That isn’t the important bit it is one of the actors in the spot Nate Dern who posted the ad on Reddit saying that after “three years of auditioning, I booked my first commercial. I say ‘Huh?’ in this AT&T spot. Just wanted to share”.
And share he did. The ad has been viewed 500,000 times, it has 6,476 likes (only 159 dislikes) and a whopping 7,315 comments. Take a look and let us know if you have any idea how that happened? Read More
UberMedia, owner of Twitter apps, Echofon and UberSocial, has thrown it’s hat into the ring with the launch of it’s own social network, Chime.in, an amalgam Reddit and Facebook, based around interests.
The “interest-network“ (UberMedia’s preferred moniker) allows users to post relevant links, like videos or photos, based around specific headings, like photography, or the New York Yankees. Other users can discuss and comment on the links, as well as “like” (seriously) the ones most significant to the community. Read More