Publishing news to the social media is not paying off
Publishing news to the social media is not paying off

Publishing news to the social media is not paying off – at least, not for major news and information organizations; at least it didn’t last year. A report published last month by Digital Content Next (DCN), a firm which specializes in monitoring online premium publishing, suggests traditional news and information publishers are not quite earning the […]

Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide
Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide

Further acknowledging its role as a media company, the Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide to genuine, legitimate news. It’s a relatively small part of the Facebook real estate as users go daily to the site or app but it’s an important one. Admit it, we all look at Trending to see what […]

More news readers on Twitter & Facebook
More news readers on Twitter & Facebook

Social media is many things to many people but getting news has always been important and today finds more news readers on Twitter & Facebook than ever. Those are the findings of the most recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. While 10 percent of all American adults say they get their news on […]

Twitter Project Lightning – Instantly In Touch
Twitter Project Lightning – Instantly In Touch

With the online world demanding more immediacy and relevance, Twitter Project Lightning may just produce a quantum shift, the next frontier of now. Plenty of press reports have been surfacing over the past couple of weeks about Twitter Project Lightning but they all source back to a June 18 piece published by Buzzfeed which revealed […]

The news is mobile – mostly
The news is mobile – mostly

The news is mobile – mostly – these days, according to the latest research from the Pew Research Center and its Journalism & Media Section. “At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from mobile devices than from desktop computers,” […]

Fusion Instagram series – In Our Lifetime.
Fusion Instagram series – In Our Lifetime.

The Fusion Instagram series, In Our Lifetime, is an innovative, hip social network approach to journalism which could be a harbinger of the future. And its first installment deals with the possible extinction of elephants in our lifetime. By now we’re all familiar with series launched on networks considered outside the traditional television networks and […]

Social media, news sites: all the news that’s fit to happen upon
Social media, news sites: all the news that’s fit to happen upon

The good news is social media users are finding news – informing themselves – on the social media channels, some of them. The bad news is they just happen upon important, informative news items. They don’t go searching for it. And the majority of the “news” they find is about entertainment, which as we all […]

New York Times buries the lede on GooglePlus
New York Times buries the lede on GooglePlus

If any doubt existed before, it’s been erased: Google+ is mainstream. How do I know? The Old Gray Lady herself, the grande dame of all newspapers, The New York Times, came from the Olympus of News and actually dedicated space in the paper – frontpage, no less – to report Valentine’s Day on Google+. And […]