Spotify unveils website explaining payments to artists. A look at the visual web and holiday shopping. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Journalists covering the winter Olympics in Russia will be banned from using social media, according to reports. Bing adds songs from YouTube, other sources, to music video search. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
More BS from the world of Klout. Today, Microsoft’s Bing search engine announced it was going to expose more people to Klout’s worthlessness.
NBC, CBS Remind Us You Don’t Have to Be on Reddit or Twitter to Misidentify a Mass Killer (Slate)
Lest we think that Redditors, tweeters, and bloggers have a monopoly on rushing to judgment when tragedies are unfolding, a pair of network news stations today provided a reminder that premature reports are as old as the news itself. NBC and CBS both named the same suspect in the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting on Monday afternoon, then retracted their reports. NBC’s Chuck Todd deleted his tweet naming the alleged shooter.
AdBlock Plus, a popular browser extension, blocks most pop-up, video and banner ads. But according to a German news site, Google, which controls the largest online advertising network, has paid the makers of the software not to weed out some of its ads.
The FTC published a letter today that it sent yesterday to search engine companies, warning them that they were not adequately complying with its rules on differentiating paid search advertisements and organic search results.
Bing users can now interact with Facebook posts directly from the search engine’s social sidebar, Microsoft said today.
Bing Puts a ‘Pin It’ Button on Image Searches (SocialTimes)
Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced Friday. “Last fall, we hosted a group of lifestyle and design bloggers at the Bing headquarters to better understand their search and social media habits,” explained Bing program manager Chen Fang in a blog post. “What we discovered is a community that does more than its fair share of image searches, with much of it tied to Pinterest. They shared some of the hassles they face, and that finding efficient ways to hunt down original, high-resolution images and filtering image results were some of their pain points.”
Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced today.
Klout, purveyor of a social networking influence score, and Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, announced a partnership today that will display a user’s score in response to Bing queries about him or her and will factor in the number and type of queries as part of generating that score.