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by Mathew Ingram

We've written many times about how journalism is changing in the age of social media, thanks to what Om has called the "democracy of distribution" provided by tools like Twitter -- and how everyone now has the opportunity to function as a journalist, even for a short time, during news events like the attack on Osama bin Laden's compound. A new study of the way information flowed during the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt earlier this year paints a fascinating picture of how what some call "news as a process" works, and the roles bloggers, mainstream media and other actors play during a breaking news event. More than anything, it's a portrait of what the news looks like now.

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2011-12-22 18:24

by Alan D. Mutter

Last month, we discussed the generous contribution publishers have been making to the dramatic growth of Facebook, a wondrously addictive medium that seems to be commanding ever-greater amounts of time from an ever-larger number of consumers.

Today, we're going to talk about how newspapers can get Facebook to work as effectively for them as most papers have been working for Facebook.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-12-13 10:54

Some news websites are seeing remarkably strong traffic to old stories, prompting an intriguing question -- how important is it, really, that news be new?

Tim Bradshaw reports in the Financial Times about "a surge of Facebook traffic to years-old stories" since some websites enabled the open graph, or so-called "frictionless sharing," to Facebook of every article a person reads.

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2011-11-30 10:12

by Patrick Smith

If the news business can't get young people interested in its products, where are new readers going to come from? Only a model that includes inter-personal, social publishing can excite the next generation of news consumers. But print should play an important role too.

Back in 2009 I took part in that most rare of industry events - a discussion panel on the future of newspapers. Alongside me that night was Peter Barron, the editor of the Northern Echo, the Newsquest-owned daily morning paper serving a huge swathe of Yorkshire and the North-East of England.

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2011-10-06 21:47

by Gina Masullo Chen

If your Facebook feed is like mine, it has been full of complaints recently over the latest changes Facebook has made to its interface. People don't like the Twitteresque status-update feeds. They don't think Facebook should decide what "stories" are likely to be popular. They don't understand the new friend groups, unless they are also on Google Plus and love its "circles." In general, it seems that many people want to go back to the old way (which many hated when it first came out, too).

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-10-05 13:38

The Guardian and Independent are two of the first news sites to build a new breed of Facebook apps, which were unveiled at the f8 conference yesterday (Thursday, 22 September).

Here is director of Facebook's platform partnerships Christian Hernandez explaining how the apps and the new 'recommend bar' work.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-09-28 10:43

Social networking has become the 800-pound gorilla of the Internet. That's what Nielsen is trumpeting in a new report. And news, it says, is a tiny mouse.

Or is it?

Nielsen's Social Media Report says news accounts for just 2.6% of Internet use compared to 22.5% for social networking and blogs. But that news number doesn't hold up under examination.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-09-27 10:19

Is Facebook a friend of news companies, or is it a rival? No matter how much success publishers have piggybacking off its traffic, they can't escape the cruel math: The more of their time consumers spend on Facebook and other social networking hubs, the less they have left over for news sites.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-09-21 10:42

As reported in a number of places, Walmart has acquired OneRiot: a startup that originally tried to do social search before pivoting to focus on social advertising. OneRiot joins a unit called Walmart Labs, which the giant retailer created earlier this year with the acquisition of a company called Kosmix. Why should media companies (or anyone else, for that matter) find this interesting?

Because what drove Walmart to make these acquisitions and create Walmart Labs is the same thing that plenty of other companies, and particularly media entities, should be interested in: making sense of all the data coming in from users on social networks and their sharing activity.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-09-16 10:45

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