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‘Youtubers’ are changing the traditional media world

‘Youtubers’ are a collective group of video bloggers who share their thoughts about anything from beauty to video games – and they are attracting a huge fanbase. On average, Youtube handles three billion views per day and counting, so the opportunity for moulding a personal platform is phenomenal. Read the full story

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Zynga cuts jobs as Facebook gamers drift

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FarmVille creator Zynga has cut a fifth of its workforce and closed three US offices in the wake of stumbling shares and predicted net losses. Read the full story

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Facebook backs down over misogynistic content

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A series of protests have pressured Facebook into altering its policies on how it deals with hate speech directed at women on the social network. Read the full story

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Facebook set to use video adverts from July

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Social media giant Facebook will launch video advertising on users’ newsfeeds in July in a bid to make more money. Read the full story

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Facebook introduces charges for celeb messages

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Facebook is to begin charging users for the privilege of messaging celebrities on the social network. Read the full story

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Twitter posts meagre UK profit

Twitter’s UK operation has posted a miserly £16.5k profit in its first published accounts. Read the full story

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Instagram: Your pictures belong to you

Instagram has clarified the changes made to its user policy following an angry response to its proposed changes, reported yesterday. Read the full story

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CPS attempts to recognise jokes on social media

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published a 14-page guide which aims to prevent repeats of the so-called Twitter joke trial. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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