Amazon has finally extended its “Send to Kindle” button for books to websites and WordPress blogs, making it possible for readers to save an article directly from the website and read it later on their Kindles. Announced on March 19, the new button puts the sharing power in the hands of the publishers and facilitates long-form reading.
After a seven-week private beta, Union Metrics publicly launched its Tumblr analytics service for enterprise users.
A long-rumored spinoff of the 1990s ABC sitcom Boy Meets World will indeed hit the airwaves, according to Twitter and Tumblr announcements from the actors involved. The daughter of the original boy — Cory Matthews, played by Ben Savage — and Topanga Lawrence, played by Danielle Fishel, gives the new series its name.
Tumblr is now among the top 10 most-trafficked web properties in the U.S., according to Quantcast analytics. The blog network reaches nearly 170 million people per month around the world.
Nate Silver is a popular man today, after offering on the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog what turned out to be far more accurate predictions for the election than many reputable polls. Social media is exploding with adulation for the geeky numbers cruncher.
Blogologues is a celebration of the Internet like you’ve never seen before. Brought to you by Lively Productions, Blogologues began as a live show of performed material completely verbatim from blog posts. Now it’s a web series and podcast as well, made up of content from blogs, Twitter and other sites around “Teh Interwebz.”
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Anonymous, Reddit Top ‘Time 100′ Poll (Mashable)
Time‘s poll asked Internet users to vote for the year’s most influential individuals spanning a range of fields and professions, from politics to entertainment. Time In the beginning, it seemed to be a runaway win for Erik Martin, the general manager of the online sharing community Reddit. And then Anonymous, the loosely knit network of like-minded Internet activists, surged to take the top spot just before deadline. The Verge What should be an Internet popularity contest might be more accurately seen as a ranking of who’s better at gaming poll results. PCMag Does any of this really matter, however? Not to Time: Its final list of influential entities for this year’s Top 100 issue will be chosen by the magazine’s editors for the big April 17 reveal, not by popular vote. Read more
You already dance like nobody’s watching. Now you can now post like nobody’s reading. I’m talking about new privacy features on Posterous – real ones. Posterous won the hearts of many social media newbies by letting them update their blogs via email. The latest improvements to the site have to do with how the information you post is viewed and shared by others.
Tumblr replied to Fresh Air’s concerned and it looks like Tumblr has plans to officially crack down on spammers and scammers.
The Japan Tourism Agency is seriously looking at the potential of social media to help the country’s tourism industry regain visitors after the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear issues. The agency is proposing the country offer 10,000 free round trip tickets to social media users to help promote the country as a safe and exciting holiday destination.