LadBible takes over social media rival UniLad

Takeover exposes financial challenges in face of success on FacebookUniLad has been bought by its arch-rival internet company LadBible following a takeover process that laid bare the financial challenges facing online publishers.The two British companies – who were competitors but have an entangled history – are the two biggest publishers on Facebook, thanks to their combination of viral videos and understanding of how to game the social network’s algorithm. This makes them bigger outfits on the social network than the likes of the BBC, CNN and New York Times. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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O'Malley and Hung take on Fashion, Social Media in 'Snotgirl'

In this book collection by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley, he teams with artist Leslie Hung to produce a behind the scenes look at the fashion world through the eyes of a social media fixated fashion blogger. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Waleed Aly: don't take social media bait of misogynist provocations

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Harkable's Francis: 'authors must take up challenge of social media'

Authors must “take up the challenge” to excel at social media, building communities around their work, while publishers must build “meaningful digital experiences powered by social media, data and technology”, Harkable co-founder Will Francis has told The Bookseller’s Marketing and Publicity... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jonathan Franzen – this time taking on Twitter – heaps more scorn on social media

 'Freedom' author Jonathan Franzen, who has previously disparaged Facebook and ebooks, says Twitter 'stands for everything I oppose' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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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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Why Vox Media makes content just for social media

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comScore Partners with Buddy Media to Offer Social Media Analytics

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Brand safety is a social media issue - and it always will be

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Should social media companies alone have the power to ban Donald Trump?

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Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham on Social Media, Black Futurity, and the Archive

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Keep up 'authentic' social media engagement, says Carrie Hope Fletcher

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Havas Media launches social equity marketplace in UK

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The Bookseller asks for trade views of social media

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Amistad Launches #BlackoutBestsellerList on Social Media

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