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Op-Ed: Paywalls for news sites are doomed by bloggers

It's a question as old as the Internet itself: How do website owners make money from a traditionally free medium? As sites like the Washington Post erect "paywalls" to force readers to subscribe, it is time to re-examine the controversial practice.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 8 comments

Review: Allvoices web site tries to make itself forgettable Special

San Francisco - Even the founder of the citizen journalist site “Allvoices” appears to want to forget what had seemed, at least for awhile, as a noble attempt to empower the analog world.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Weller - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Using Facebook 'Likes' to predict personality can be dangerous Special

Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act, so said George Orwell, author of "1984." Computers and the Internet have not only made the most significant advances in our lives possible, it has also been an unwitting betrayer.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn

Los Angeles locals call 911 to ask police why Facebook is down

Los Angeles - When Facebook went down last Friday a few people considered it an emergency and called 911. Police officials used other social media tools to tell people they did not know when Facebook will be back up.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Most Americans have little or no trust in social media sites

The majority of Americans have little or no trust that social media sites will respect and protect their online privacy.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Social media, terrorism and counter-terrorism

A new and disturbing trend has popped up which a few journalists have followed; terrorists using social media to their advantage. Twitter is their favorite platform at the moment.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Using Facebook Messenger on your phone is about to get annoying

Facebook is becoming more and more invasive and it looks like they may be losing focus with what they are trying to offer. From the permissions requested in the Messenger Android app to the usage changes in the web messenger, it may be time to ditch them.
In the Media by Milton Este

Science and social media: It's all about Kim Kardashian

A scientist has created the "Kardashian Index" to measure how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against his or her citation record.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Trolls bring down 'Reaganbook' 24 hours after launch

Conservative social media site "Reaganbook" was launched for a soft opening this week and was shut down 24 hours later after a myriad of trolls destroyed the entire premise of the site.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Report: Twitter employees are mostly white and male

Twitter managers recently released data on their own employees. Around 59% of them are male and 70% are white. Facts like this are re-igniting the debate on how to get more minorities and women into the technology sector.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Razer partners with Tancent to bring WeChat to the Nabu smartband

The race for smart-watches just gained another competitor. The Razer Nabu moves one step closer to becoming a reality as $1 beta tester editions just ended recently.
In the Media by Milton Este

China allegedly uses Twitter to spread false information in Tibet

Around 100 accounts were reportedly found using names stolen from Westerners and descriptions taken from real people. Reporters claim each account promotes Chinese propaganda.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Twitter will struggle to master ecommerce, but Facebook may adapt

Social media has been fun...but how much money is in it? Popular sites like Facebook and Twitter are working to capitalize on our screen time, now moving beyond online advertising and into online shopping itself. Will these sites master e-commerce?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

Twitter buys CardSpring as a foothold into e-Commerce

With sights on creating its own e-commerce platform, Twitter will soon reach this goal with the recent acquisition of CardSpring. The cost of deal has not yet been revealed, but the feature will be soon forthcoming.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Microsoft needs a PR boost after layoffs; should buy Yahoo!

Microsoft has taken a big PR hit after announcing that it will lay off 18,000 employees. The tech giant needs a PR boost and a revamped image, which it might get by...buying Yahoo!
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Smartphones and the dining experience Special

My name is Paula, and I am addicted to my smartphone. Oh wait, no, I am actually addicted to social media. Either way, I am part of a new trend in dining.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 5 comments

This Lukas Podolski selfie is the best photo from World Cup 2014

Moments after winning the 2014 World Cup, German forward Lukas Podolski snapped one of the most memorable selfies in sports history. Podolski posted on his Twitter account a photo of fellow German player Bastian Schweinsteiger kissing his cheek.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

LinkedIn wants your contacts to be more than just names

The new app, LinkedIn Connected, aims to turn contacts into connections and give users what they want on their mobile devices.
In the Media by Jen C Crompton

Facebook controversial study sparks new experiment Special

It’s a small experiment where we ask people to take a break from Facebook and report to us how they feel and how they spend their free time.
Digital Journal Report by Wendy Spickerman

Tornado in Saskatchewan wedding photos goes viral

Saskatoon - Photographer Colleen Niska was taking photos of a bride and groom on a rural road in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan when she noticed that there was a tornado in the distance.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Creating Twitter lists can help your small business

Twitter can be an overwhelming tool. We want to build a following, so we follow many. But how do you ensure that you see what you really need and want to see? How, you ask? Via lists, that's how.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais

Social media influence not helping small business in America

Social media has effected the way small business goes about attracting new customers and keeping in touch with regulars, but according to reports, it might all be for nothing and could actually hurt the bottom dollar over a period of time.
In the Media by Larry Seely - 2 comments

New App gives social media stars more control

Making the most of another's platform and marketing your brand to the max can get risky when the platform decides to change gameplans. That's exactly what happened when YouTube decided to take down some songs from its collection of online choices.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Pope Francis the most influential world figure on Twitter

Geneva - Pope Francis has less than one-third the Twitter followers of President Obama, but what the Pontiff lacks in bare Twitter numbers, he more than makes up for when it comes to retweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Competitions: What are some of the best prizes out there?

It is always a great feeling to win something. Whether its a win in the lottery, or a competition, or even some kind of award, there is that warm, fuzzy feeling of being rewarded with a prize.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

#FreeAJStaff: Jailing of journalists incites outrage, criticism

The imprisonment and sentencing of three journalists in an Egyptian court has sparked outrage from human rights groups, journalists, media organizations, and scores of activists on social media, as well as criticism from the White House.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Twitter now supports GIFs, but they are not real GIFs

The GIF, a popular animated image format in the 80s, persevered and found a new place on the Internet. Where is this new place? Chances are you are using it now.
In the Media by Milton Este

Girl uses Facebook to save her father's life (VIDEO)

Henlawson - A frightened 10-year-old girl turns to social media for help when a tree crashes on top of her father during a thunderstorm.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 4 comments

#no2isis social media campaign advocates secular and unified Iraq Special

Many Iraqis and those concerned about Iraq and its future in light of the current threat to the country posed by the rampaging ISIS terror gang have taken to social media sites to show their opposition to ISIS and support of a secular unified Iraq.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

CIA launches Twitter and Facebook accounts

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has opened its first official accounts on Twitter and Facebook. The aim is for the spy agency to "engage directly with the public."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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