Category Archives: News

The age of publishers not journalists (at least on Twitter)

Here’s a post (and then some replies) that will sparkle a lot of flames about news, media and social networks. Who does drive more traffic to news sites? Facebook or Twitter? Journalists seem to love Twitter but Facebook drives more … Continue reading

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The Tablet Newspaper as seen in 1994

Knight Ridder (back then a media behemoth) produced a video that, back in 1994, depicts a tablet delivering news… We may still use computers to create information but we’ll use the tablet to interact with information. It’s an interesting piece … Continue reading

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Red Cross in the 21st century: donate for Sandy victims

USA has been hit by Sandy/aka Frankenstorm. The first message I got this morning (I live in Italy) on my iPhone while I was in the underground was from First Aid app by American Red Cross (check it here from … Continue reading

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Newsweek: after 80 years says farewell to paper – will be online only

Sign of the times – as they say. Newsweek, after 80 years, will cease publishing on paper and will survive in the online version only. According to Bloomberg, Tina Brown, current editor-in-chief, has tried almost everything to keep it alive: … Continue reading

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“9-11″ eleven years after: what’s today news, press and media coverage? [infographic]

Today, I woke up with a strange feeling. To me 9/11 means several things and, as most people in the world, I remember where I was in that day and what I was doing – something personal and painful. Then … Continue reading

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Twitter launches stock sign: the cashtag – the next ticker for Wall Street?

Twitter has just rolled out a new feature that will set a new standard (maybe): the cashtags! Ok, we’re all used to hashtags, but this is different: cashtags are related allow users to click on stock (or “ticker”) symbols in … Continue reading

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London 2012: James Bond escorts The Queen to the Olympics Games opening ceremony

Ok, I’m a James Bond/007 long-time fan, but this video by BBC gets the real Crown (!) for the London 2012 Best Promotional Video ever (IMHO)! Forget about boring TV ads, old-style promotional video reels: this is the kind of … Continue reading

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SEO is dead, long live good content curation and Social PR – says Forbes

Ken Krogue on Forbes just posted an article that will for sure ignite polemic flaming on the ‘Net. He reports Adam Torkildson, one of the top SEO consultants in Utah and one of the best in the country told him … Continue reading

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What Facebook knows – about human behaviour and a lot more by mining its huge users’ database

Technology Review, published by MIT: if you still don’t know it you’re in trouble. Get a copy, now. I love it, it’s one of the very best publications around. Period. August 2012 issue features a cover story about Facebook and … Continue reading

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Facebook + CNN = total coverage of 2012 election – the dawn of a digital democracy?

As Mashable reports Facebook is teaming up with CNN to socialize coverage of the 2012 election, as the social network aims to become a “second screen” for political coverage. The new experience, “America’s Choice 2012,” will encourage Facebook’s 160 million … Continue reading

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