The idea of Pheme is to automate certain verification processes to make it easier, and faster, for journalists to use the social web effectively in a breaking news situation, when such platforms are often flooded with information. …it will automatically assess sources according to their authority, such as news outlets, individual reporters, potential eye witnesses,
“What I can see is a sea change among the younger generation,” says Jeremy Leslie, the writer of the MagCulture.com blog and website. “Ten years ago, they all wanted to build a website because it was deemed challenging. Now, they have all got blogs and [microblog] Tumblrs and take all that for granted. They’re excited
So what are people doing on their phones, anyway? Apps make up the bulk of time spent, with social networking the most popular app activity across the U.S., U.K. and Japan. Besides social app, which take up 29% of app time, Americans favored apps for communications (12% of time), productivity (11%), and games (9%). Shopping
In the past five years, the Times, the Journal, the Post, POLITICO and others have dedicated more resources to video than to any other new endeavor, and, to date, have lost money in every case, sources at those organizations said. Creating compelling television, it turned out, meant more than putting talking heads around a table.
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Internet users globally go online via mobile phones, and 29% do so on tablets. Smartphone Web users increased 19% last year to 994 million, while those using tablets grew even faster—up 45% to 450 million. Read the full piece at MediaPost4
Three interesting things Attention Minutes have already taught us: Referrer matters — and so does device. People who stick around share more. There’s no ideal length for content. So what have we learned from Attention Minutes so far? Whether your content is short or long, whether your audience comes from Facebook or Google, whether lots
At first glance, it seems obvious: Younger people watch less traditional TV — television programming when it is scheduled — but as they grow older, they watch it more. By the time they’re in their 50s, they watch scheduled TV almost twice as much as when they were young. After they retire, their TV minutes