streaming mobile video

Lights, camera, action: the unexpected rise of live online video

Facebook and Twitter are no longer simply text platforms but mobile video channels battling to turn consumers away from TV

The Hobson & Holtz Report

FIR #818: Do we really have to take emoji seriously?

Intro: New FIR Podcast Network show: the Fellows Circle debuts live on July 30; Quick News: Twitter deletes tweets on DMCA grounds; consolidation in the social media space; Residence Inns lures Millennials with booze, food trucks, and augmented reality; LinkedIn adds lead-generation tool to SlideShare; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: Do we really have to take emoji seriously?; Dan York’s Tech Report; Edward Snowden’s message to the IETF, Instagram brings search to the web, using Facebook author

Dick Costolo: Twitter unfollows the leader as social milestones are missed

Slowing growth in user numbers and failure to capture a bigger slice of digital advertising revenue drove the departure of the chief executive

Number 10 hands out Twitter exclusives to favoured journalists

A discussion topic in episode 701 of the FIR podcast, published today, looks at a question asked in the Metro newspaper last week: should British politicians take notes from Barack Obama’s campaign team? The Metro’s excellent report looked at the key role social media played  – especially Twitter – in both of the US president’s election campaigns in 2008 and 2012 in enabling direct engagement with reporters and opinion-makers as well as with voters in communities across the United States

The ugliness of social media

It’s a concise article in The Guardian but it’s powerful, shining a light on a truly ugly side of human behaviour. The subject is rape and, as the article’s subtitle so aptly puts it, how social media channels like Facebook "provide outlets for the worst kind of misogyny." Who likes rape? Loads of people! And they tell the world about it on Facebook. Let’s start with the page, "Riding Your Girlfriend Softly Cause You Don’t Want to Wake Her Up".

PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds

Watchdog to consult on how tweets can be brought under its remit, asking each newspaper to draw up a 'Twitter policy'

Facebook is for brands – the careful ones

ReadWriteWeb published a detailed post today on research from Razorfish about online consumer behaviours with a strong focus on Twitter and Facebook. While the overall post makes for interesting reading and is very useful from a fact-finding perspective, what leapt at me from RWW’s page were two charts and a concise paragraph. First, the two charts: Just look at what people said was their ‘usual’ behaviour (the bright-red bar). And the highest – purchase a product or service. Which reflects

Milestones in Iran

While the mainstream media is proving its worth (and its mettle) in its reporting of fast-moving events in Iran, that parallel universe known as social media is a channel for huge volumes of comment and opinion, the type that is more local and niche and which typically doesn’t get the attention of the mainstream reporters. More significantly, the people in Iran producing such content are normal folk, people like you and me, not media reporters or journalists. Anyone with a

Site Footer

Sliding Sidebar

News Categories

News Archives

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email

Creative Commons Licence