Tag Archive | "social media"

Instagram changes policy so it can sell your arty snaps

Instagram, the social network focused on photography and recently purchased by Facebook, is set to change its user policy to give it the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification. Read the full story

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Sally Bercow to challenge Lord McAlpine in high court

Sally Bercow will challenge Lord McAlpine’s demand for £50,000 in libel damages and an apology, which he is seeking after she allegedly implied he was involved in allegations of child abuse. Read the full story

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Police presence on Twitter is a delicate balancing act

The police lead for social media has urged the force to find the “right balance” for the kind of content its approved tweeters share on the platform. Read the full story

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Can’t report, if reporting is without Twitter, say quarter of journos

Social media has become so important to journalists hunting down the next big story that more than a quarter say they couldn’t do their job without it. Read the full story

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Listen to the people speak

It used to be that people bought newspapers to confirm their own prejudices. The lofty pronouncements of illustrious columnists, written in exquisite and educated prose, put into words what readers thought but were unable to say as clearly and with similar erudition. Read the full story

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Barack Obama hosts Q&A on Reddit

Endorsements of your website probably don’t come much better than the President of the United States signing up to host a Q&A session with your users. Read the full story

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Facebook looks to UK for mobile talent

Mark Zuckerberg is well aware of the challenge mobile represents to his all-powerful social media network, Facebook. Read the full story

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Facebook driving young peoples’ news consumption

Social media platforms such as Facebook are where nearly half of young people find news stories, according to a new study from Reuters. 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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