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.
Twitter adds age screening for alcohol brands. Best Buy launches a risky Vine campaign for Black Friday. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
SocialTimes recently caught up with BuzzFeed Middle East correspondent Sheera Frenkel to discuss her new job, what it’s like working for BuzzFeed compared to more traditional media outlets, how she uses social media and digital tools in the field, and more.
One of the Web’s most successful and prolific content creators, Maddox, talks about Buzzfeed’s rampant content theft.
Who receives more mentions online? Traditional media outlets such as The New York Times or new media sites like Mashable? The results may surprise you.
If you call out a big publication like Buzzfeed or Gawker on Twitter, you can expect to get either dismissed as a loon or attacked. Or both.
Facebook Releases Two APIs That Allow News Organizations to Tap into its Real-Time Public Posts (AllFacebook)
Twitter has company in the real-time news-related social media arena. Facebook Monday announced the rollout of two application-programming interfaces aimed at allowing news organizations to tap into its public posts in real-time: the public feed API, which displays a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word; and the keyword insights API, which tallies the total number of posts that mention a specific term during a specific time period, as well as enabling news organization to feature anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age and location. The two new APIs are initially available only to a select group of media partners: BuzzFeed, CNN, NBC’s “Today,” British Sky Broadcasting, Slate and Mass Relevance.
How to Use Topsy to Find Your First Tweets (AllTwitter)
Today, social analytics platform Topsy has unveiled a huge upgrade, adding Twitter’s entire history of 425 billion public tweets to its archives, which are available in all Topsy products, including the free tools on Topsy.com. What this means is that you can freely and quickly search every public tweet ever written on Topsy, including (but not limited to) your own.
Though there was a bit more to it than meets the eye, no doubt, this writer landed a fantastic gig writing for FOX’s Us & Them and he has a spoof Twitter account to thank for it.
Happy Friday, SocialTimes readers! Just when you thought the internet couldn’t get any better, it just did with this week’s crop of videos that will make you feel more popular, less awkward about your body, and super proud of your awesome beard. So wax your mustache, pull up a chair, and get ready to laugh.