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 from gaming, social media and streaming platforms, offering consumers a singular experience,” according to the report from NRG, a brand consultancy that specializes in the intersection of entertainment and technology. “Consumers say it's the best place to ‘be my authentic self’ and to ‘connect to what everyone is talking about, making me feel like I’m not alone.' ” Fortnite, the multi-player video game with 250 million users, has ascended as a social network in part due to its popularity on Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform.  Fortnite has both the largest audiences and most streamers on the service, where its live videos and gameplay totaled more than 103 million hours in March, according to Twitch data. “Fortnite is the new Facebook in some ways,” says Henry Cowling, creative managing director at MediaMonks, a digital production company. “Millennials and Gen Z are much more used to living on platforms like Fortnite.” Fortnite’s audience remains much smaller than Facebook and YouTube, which each have roughly 2 billion users. Still, the game isn’t that far off from Twitter and its 330 million members. And Fortnite enthusiasts are extremely loyal: Those between the ages... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-10 14:30:00 UTC ]
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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

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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

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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

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Livefyre Acquires Storify to Expand Its Social-Media Curation Platform

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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

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Mode Media raises $30 million for lifestyle media publishing platform

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Why Vox Media makes content just for social media

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‘Tragically ugly’ school textbook causes social media outcry in China

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Marketing: A Social Media ‘Read-Along’ With HarperCollins

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