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An appeals court has ruled that a blogger is a member of the media for the purposes of defamation law — another decision that helps support the idea of protecting acts of journalism, rather than just specific people who are defined as professional journalists
Summary: An appeals court has ruled that a blogger is a member of the media for the purposes of defamation law — another decision that helps support the idea of protecting acts of journalism, rather than just specific people who are defined as professional journalists
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Mark Zuckerberg says his approach to mobile consists of breaking the monolithic Facebook app down into smaller, more discrete experiences — ones that may look and feel nothing like the big blue app or main website, and may even allow for different identities
Summary: Mark Zuckerberg says his approach to mobile consists of breaking the monolithic Facebook app down into smaller, more discrete experiences — ones that may look and feel nothing like the big blue app, and even allow for different identities
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More apps on my phone. Just what I need, not!
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John Cook, editor of First Look Media’s investigative news vehicle The Intercept, says the site is still trying to hire writers and editors and put an editorial structure together, and so there likely won’t be any new material that isn’t NSA related for some time
Summary: John Cook, editor of First Look Media’s investigative news vehicle The Intercept, says the site is still trying to hire writers and editors and put an editorial structure together, and so there likely won’t be any new material that isn’t NSA related for some time
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According to one estimate, less than half of all the users who have created Twitter accounts have ever posted a tweet. While that should be of interest to Twitter and its investors, they have a bigger problem — namely, people who sign up and never return
Summary: According to one estimate, less than half of all the users who have created Twitter accounts have ever posted a tweet. While that should be of interest to Twitter and its investors, they have a bigger problem — namely, people who sign up and never return
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It's pretty much only self promotional tweets from local social media marketers. Someone hosts an event and I get 50 pictures of the same donuts with gushing thanks. .... Barf
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What the "citizen journalists" behind the Turkish group @140journos have been doing in crowdsourcing verification of that country's election results is a fascinating example of social journalism at work
Summary: The value that social-media tools like Twitter bring to journalism becomes even more obvious when they are used in countries where the traditional media is failing to do its job, and Turkey’s @140journos group is a fascinating example of that at work
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Many media outlets look down on comments, and some have killed them off entirely, arguing that they are filled with bad behavior and therefore worthless. But there is value in listening to one’s readers, and social media doesn’t fill that need completely
Summary: Many media outlets look down on comments, and some have killed them off entirely, arguing that they are filled with bad behavior and therefore worthless. But there is value in listening to one’s readers, and social media doesn’t fill that need completely
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I actually agree with this. I think comments should be taken down. If you want to comment on something or write to the editors, then there are avenues for that such as email. The thing is, they are filled with bad behavior and trolls and it can derail any "value" that may come from the comments. 

If not trolls, then it's fanboys vs. haters. You can't read a story about Apple or Google now without the comments derailed quite early with people just spewing sheer hatred at each other. Where is the value in that? 

Again, you can listen to your readers...but it should be in another venue and not in a comment forum. 
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There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how
Summary: There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how
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The Guardian has been experimenting with limited-edition printed newspapers that are produced by algorithms, based on the sharing habits of readers, and is rolling out a new version in the U.S. soon. But is that really what we want from our newspapers?
Summary: The Guardian has been experimenting with limited-edition printed newspapers that are produced by algorithms, based on the sharing habits of readers, and is rolling out a new version in the U.S. soon. But is that really what we want from our newspapers?
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I highly doubt anyone will care after they already see it in their streams. I know that 90% of what I post, I rarely care about the next day (newspapers=old news)
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The more Facebook tries to control the News Feed in order to make sure the content in it is “high quality” enough, the more likely it is to irritate users who actually want to see or share the things Facebook defines as spam
Summary: The more Facebook tries to control the News Feed in order to make sure the content in it is “high quality” enough, the more likely it is to irritate users who actually want to see or share the things Facebook defines as spam
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Thanks Mathew for spreading the word on this.  It's hurting businesses and groups/non-profits.  We see it happening to many women's online communities.  They're even posting "like and comment" cards asking their fans to do, so they stay in people's news feeds.
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Washington Post editor-in-chief Marty Baron defended his decision not to finance Ezra Klein’s vision for a news Wikipedia, saying it didn’t make financial sense. He was probably right — but the Post should have done it anyway
Summary: Washington Post editor-in-chief Marty Baron defended his decision not to finance Ezra Klein’s vision for a news Wikipedia, saying it didn’t make financial sense. He was probably right — but the Post should have done it anyway
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Sure, RSS Is Dead — Just Like the Web Is Dead — Tech News and Analysis
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A brush fire has been swirling through the blogosphere of late over whether RSS is dead or possibly dying. But is it actually doomed, or even ailing? Not really

GigaOM — Tech News, Analysis and Trends
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GigaOM delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis on the business of technology. Our reporters investigate trends, examine emerging business models, and

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The pieces are falling into place for an “internet of things” — Tech New...
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It may be difficult to describe what exactly the phrase "an internet of things" means, but the pieces of the puzzle that are required for that to develop are

Has Apple missed the social-music train? — Tech News and Analysis
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Reports that Google will include social features in its new music service reinforce what the rise of Spotify and other services have already made obvious

Can watching Twitter trends help predict the future? — Tech News and Ana...
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Researchers are busy trying to use Twitter to predict everything from disease outbreaks and financial markets to elections and even revolutions. New research

With Bartz out at Yahoo, is AOL's Tim Armstrong next? — Tech News and An...
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Carol Bartz may be gone, but there's another CEO who has also spent two years trying -- and failing -- to turn around a former web giant: namely, AOL chief

Apple tries to tighten its grip on media with Newsstand — Apple News, Ti...
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Apple's latest move to try and convince more media companies to play in its sandbox is Newsstand, a digital storefront just for newspapers and magazines that

Can watching Twitter trends help predict the future? — Tech News and Ana...
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Researchers are busy trying to use Twitter to predict everything from disease outbreaks and financial markets to elections and even revolutions. New research

Steve Jobs resigns - Tech News Articles: GigaOM GigaOM
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Steve Jobs resigns. RSS Tweet. Why You Should Care. On August 24 2011 Apple co founder Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of the company Jobs took a leave of absence

Flipboard is trying to reinvent media for the tablet age — Tech News and...
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Flipboard was created out of a desire to reinvent media consumption for a digital and tablet age, but that doesn't mean it can't help existing publications

It's time to admit that journalists are human beings — Tech News and Ana...
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In the wake of the sanctioning of a public-radio host for being involved in an Occupy Wall Street protest, former Slate media critic Jack Shafer says that media

Should you care how high your Klout score is? — Tech News and Analysis
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Users are outraged about changes that Klout has made to the way it calculates online influence, and some argue these scores are meaningless. But measuring

Looks like Congress has declared war on the internet — Tech News and Ana...
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A new copyright bill proposed in the House would give governments and private corporations unprecedented powers to remove websites from the internet completely

Google+ - Tech News Articles: GigaOM GigaOM
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Google+. RSS Tweet. Why You Should Care. Google+ the web giant's third major foray into the social space is part social network and part identity system ...

Google+ - Tech News Articles: GigaOM GigaOM
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Google+. RSS Tweet. Why You Should Care. Google+ the web giant's third major foray into the social space is part social network and part identity system ...

Publishers: What are you doing while Amazon eats your lunch? — Tech News...
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Just as it did with book retailing, Amazon has its sights set on lowering the barriers between authors and readers, both via the Kindle and through its own

Why the idea of a Netflix for e-books makes sense — Tech News and Analysis
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Amazon is allegedly planning to launch a Netflix-style subscription service for books. While this idea is bound to get some criticism from book lovers -- not to

Has Google really learned that much from Buzz and Jaiku? — Tech News and...
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Google has taken the axe to several of its previous social efforts, including Buzz and Jaiku, in order to focus all of its energies on its new Google+ network