Turkey bans YouTube following leaked government recording. Facebook unveils Connectivity Lab to increase Internet access around the world. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter Adds Email Security to Ward Off Cybercriminals (Mashable)
To cut down on fake email scams and ploys to steal your passwords, Twitter has added an email authentication security measure to prevent malicious attacks on user accounts. The company announced on Thursday it has started using a new technology DMARC, which aims to prevent cybercriminals from sending emails to users with a fake Twitter.com address.
YouTube has partnered with Billboard and Nielsen to add a new element to their “Hot” charts. Now the Hot 100 List, Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B Songs, Rap Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs lists are going to be factoring in YouTube streaming data when assessing the popularity of an artist, album or song.
By now everybody has heard the news that Rebecca Black has surpassed 100 million YouTube views for her music video ‘Friday’, so how is she celebrating? Apparently by getting herself a huge billboard smack dab in the middle of Hollywood.
Music is acquired, listened to and shared through social networking, so it was only a matter of time before it was measured there too. And here it is. Billboard has just launched its Social 50 chart, which ranks the most active artists on the world’s leading social-networking sites. And, no surprise, the inaugural chart has two Tweet-loving stars at the top.
Social 50 uses Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, iLike, and YouTube, and determines its rankings by follower or fan additions and departures, page views, and song plays, according to CNET.
Billboard chart director Silvio Pietroluongo said in a statement that the goal of the new chart is to offer information about “the artists that music fans engage with the most in the social arena, which, in today’s world, is a significant validation of their investment in an act.”
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Last week YouTube’s Gregory Brothers’, also known as Schmoyoho, made history when they clocked in at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their Bed Intruder Song. Even with over 30,000 downloads and over 11 million YouTube views, it was still surprising that a parody song inspired by an attempted rape would make the Billboard charts, but the Gregory Brothers’ and Billboard are running with it, and Billboard has even put together their own list of the most awesome viral video remixes on YouTube.