A Brief History of Social Media Platforms, from LiveJournal to Meme Warriors

The internet did not cause the insurrection. But it enabled it. The technology of any age in human history shapes the culture of that time. With the advent of agriculture and farming tools, humans developed stationary civilizations and abandoned thousands of years of itinerancy. The printing press made the written word accessible, heralding in the […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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A Brief History of Social Media Platforms, from LiveJournal to Meme Warriors

The internet did not cause the insurrection. But it enabled it. The technology of any age in human history shapes the culture of that time. With the advent of agriculture and farming tools, humans developed stationary civilizations and abandoned thousands of years of itinerancy. The printing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-10-07 08:59:43 UTC ]
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Fortnite emerges as a social media platform for Gen Z

A new study suggests that Fortnite has more in common with Facebook than Call of Duty, with the massively popular game emerging as a new kind of social network for a key demographic of younger consumers that brands covet. “Unlike other platforms and services, Fortnite uniquely combines benefits... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-10 14:30:00 UTC ]
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'Call their bluff': Shut down social media platforms, ex-Facebook adviser urges

A former Facebook adviser is urging governments around the world to shut down social media platforms until they can be reformed. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-28 14:17:44 UTC ]
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Attorney general announces review of social media platforms following Capitol Hill hearing

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill questioned top executives at Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday about their companies’ ability to thwart foreign interference, and hinted that industry regulations may be coming. The “size and reach of your platforms demand that we, as policy-makers, do our job, to ensure... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Social Media Marketing: Working the Platform

The past few years have seen social media, propelled by the all-purpose WeChat app and the Weibo microblogging service, become an indispensable promotional and sales channel in the Chinese publishing industry. Critics point to challenges facing publishers who depend on social media marketing.... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Livefyre Acquires Storify to Expand Its Social-Media Curation Platform

Livefyre, a provider of comment-hosting tools for online publishers that has been expanding into other areas of social content, has agreed to acquire Storify — a service that allows users to curate conversations from Twitter, ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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High court casts doubt on media companies’ claim of not being responsible for defamatory comments on social media posts

News Corp and Fairfax Media challenge ruling they are liable for defamatory comments on their Facebook postsThe high court has cast doubt on media companies’ claims that they are not responsible for defamatory comments on their social media posts. Fairfax Media and News Corp have taken the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-18 07:19:27 UTC ]
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Mode Media raises $30 million for lifestyle media publishing platform

Lifestyle media company Mode Media raised $30 million in Series G funding on Thursday to invest in its technology platform. Hubert Burda Media led the round, according to TechCrunch. The company has raised $186 million in equity funding to date. CEO Samir Arora co-founded the Brisbane-based... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Why Vox Media makes content just for social media

Facebook isn't sharing native-video revenue with publishers yet. But when it does, Vox Media plans to be ready, with content that’s designed to live only on social platforms. The post Why Vox Media makes content just for social media appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Profiles in Social Media: Has Your Brand Found Its Social Soul Mate?

Much like trends in magazine publishing, social media is becoming a niche-focused market. This means there are an increasing number of networks that serve very specific functions. For instance, the difference between Instagram and Twitter is similar to the difference between a photography... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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comScore Partners with Buddy Media to Offer Social Media Analytics

Digital analytics provider comScore and social media marketing software company Buddy Media have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to offer marketers a more quantifiable way to evaluate their social media efforts. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Social media bosses are ‘the largest dictators’, says Nobel peace prize winner

Journalist Maria Ressa named Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk in speech at Hay literary festival in Powys“Tech bros” such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are “the largest dictators”, Maria Ressa, who won the Nobel peace prize in 2021 for her defence of media freedom, has said.The American-Filipina... Continue reading at The Guardian

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This Times Square breastfeeding ad for lactation cookies was taken down, sparking a social media debate

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[ Fast Company | 2024-05-14 22:45:00 UTC ]
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‘I have my iPhone, X and a brain in my head’: Ukrainian journalist and social media star Illia Ponomarenko

Ahead of the publication of his raw account of the Russian invasion, the reporter talks about capturing the conflict in real time – and when the war will come to an endIllia Ponomarenko was mulling over the idea of writing a book about the war in his home country, Ukraine. He decided to ask his... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-05-11 10:00:23 UTC ]
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3 New Biographical Histories Emphasizing Social Justice

These new books center the efforts of Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Hubert Humphrey to better the lives of the underprivileged and underrepresented. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Morning After: Senate tells social media CEOs they have ‘blood on their hands’

The CEOs of Meta, Snap, Discord, X and TikTok testified at a high-stakes Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on child exploitation online. During the hearing, Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spiegel, Jason Citron, Linda Yaccarino and Shou Chew spent nearly four hours being grilled by lawmakers about their... Continue reading at Engadget

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Hearst wants Gen Z’s social shoppers to use its new commerce platform, FirstFinds

Hearst wants to find a way to shorten the time between discovering a product, learning more about it and ultimately buying it. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2022-10-31 04:01:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling's New Book Is About A Content Creator Murdered By 'Social Justice Warriors'

In a none-too-subtle defense of her real-life opinions, Rowling centered "The Ink Black Heart" on a YouTuber who's stabbed to death for their transphobic work. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Media measurement uncertainty—tracking TV, social and digital

How Nielsen and other media companies are navigating the measurement upheaval, plus industry reactions. Continue reading at Advertising Age

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