Posts tagged social media
Posts tagged social media
Introducing Verification Junkie
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One photographer’s return to Flickr
Flickr has recently fallen by the wayside as newer photography upstarts like Instagram and even Google+, but with Yahoo now throwing its weight around (something we Tumblr folks should be well aware of) the longstanding site has been given some new features like a new interface and 1 TB of free storage.
And our own photographer, Robert Lachman, has been drawn back into the fold after a two-year absence from the site. So far, he’s enjoying the revisions, and wrote about his newfound appreciation for Flickr over at Framework.
Photo: Robert Lachman / Flickr
NPR’s Andy Carvin on how he used social media o cover the Arab revolutions.
Half a century before the age of the social media soundbite, Susan Sontag worried about how aphorisms rob cultural commentary of dimension.
(Source: , via explore-blog)
Above is Dick Costolo testing it out. It looks freaking awesome. Not a ton is known about it yet, though.
Nielsen’s 2012 Social Media Report is out and the big winner is (drum roll please)… Pinterest. With a 1,047% increase in unique PC visitors, the platform is aiming to surpass LinkedIn this year.
Meet the Mind Behind Barack Obama’s Online Persona
You’ve most definitely seen it by now. Michelle Obama, wearing a red-and-white checkered dress, stands with her back to the camera. Her arms are wrapped around her husband, the hints of a smile lingering on the edges of his lips. “Four more years,” reads the text, which was posted on the Obama campaign’s social media accounts around 11:15pm on election night‚ just as it became clear the president had won a second term.
The photo, taken by campaign photographer Scout Tufankjian just a few days into the job, pretty much won the internet: 816,000 retweets, the most likes ever on Facebook; thousands of reblogs on Tumblr. And yet it wasn’t chosen by the president’s press secretary, or even a senior-level operative, but by 31-year-old Laura Olin, a social media strategist who’d been up since 4am. For the first time since the campaign ended, she talked to Tumblr, in partnership with The Daily Beast, about what it’s like being the voice of the President — where millions of people, and a ravenous press, await your every grammatical error.
So how does it actually work, being the voice of the President? Who makes the decisions about what to post?
All of our decisions were made in-house — in Chicago, mostly — so we weren’t getting direct directives from the White House or anything. But we tried as much as possible to have voices for each account, so depending on the message — because we had all these channels — we had an appropriate place to put it. Obviously some stuff was sufficiently huge so that it went everywhere, but as much as possible we tried to tailor the message for the channel and the audience.
It must be daunting.
It was kind of terrifying, actually. My team ran the Barack Obama Twitter handle, which I think was probably most susceptible to really embarrassing and silly mistakes. We didn’t ever really have one, which I still can’t believe we pulled off.
Infographic: How Social Media is Replacing Traditional Journalism for Breaking News
via Bill Moyers:
As of 2012, online news revenue has surpassed print news revenue, and more people are using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter for news than ever before. This infographic shows that nearly half of all Americans get their news from online sources at least three times a week. Learn more about how social media is supplanting traditional media in today’s smart chart.
Christina Bonnington on How Location-Based Apps Can Stave Off the ‘Creepy Factor’
FJP: Related is our post last week on the creepy app, Girls Around Me. Foursquare since revoked access to its API and the app was removed from the app store by its developers…for now.
The Big Question: What can be done to make users feel more comfortable sharing their information, especially when secondary uses of data (that are seemingly unrelated to an app’s functionality) remain unknown.
Thus, transparency and user control are key to keeping an app from coming across as untrustworthy or creepy. Developers already have the tools to make sure users are aware of geolocation features in apps, and it’s incumbent on them to use them.
Mobile devices could also employ “ambient notice” features to let users know when location data is being shared. For example, when you’re using your iPhone’s compass, you can see the phone’s arrow symbol and know your device is currently using that feature. Similar signposting could be used for location services. (via Wired)
Andy Carvin on how NPR uses Facebook. “We use the lens: Will our friends want to talk about this?” Via: This article on how NPR is experimenting with member station content on Facebook.
Interesting. Hope to see this experiment expanded to other member stations.