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Ellen’s Oscars selfie tweet now most retweeted tweet ever. A new California law permits teens to delete social media posts. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Editors from Mashable and The Wall Street Journal talk digital strategy and what their publications are doing to stay relevant in the mobile age.
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.
It’s always fascinating to ferret out how a given video or meme went viral. It’s unusual enough in today’s populous online world for something to go viral by pure chance, much less on the weight of quality content.
Google will launch music streaming through YouTube and Google Play, according to reports in The Verge and the Wall Street Journal. SocialTimes will be reporting from Google’s I/O conference for the rest of this week.
The Wall Street Journal was one of the first major newspapers to develop an iPad app, and for David Ho, the paper’s editor of mobile, tablets and emerging technology, it was the most intense professional challenge that he’s ever took on. But he emerged from the process with new insight on app development, which he shares with Mediabistro in the latest installment of So What Do You Do?
“The best technology is invisible. It doesn’t call attention to itself. It doesn’t get in the way of the experience. It just works… Not everyone agrees with this, but I also think people should have options. One of the reasons people like our app is that there are many ways to navigate and explore the news. There are distinct styles for reading news and a good app allows for that. But my number one rule for mobile and tablets is do not annoy.”
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Facebook at the Republican National Convention: Politicians Finally Get Us (Mashable)
Facebook is among the tech giants roaming the halls of the Republican National Convention — the company has become intertwined with the convention, having set up Facebook “photo spots” and using the opportunity to launch a co-branded political analytics app with CNN. Interestingly, Facebook’s convention team is sharing a co-working space with Twitter. ABC Action News Tucked off to one side in the truly massive media presence at the Tampa Convention Center, the people at Google offer media types an oasis of sorts. A walk around the convention center presents the eyes with row after row of tables filled with thousands of computers and monitors. The Verge Google’s comprehensive 2012 election coverage will now include a tool to help citizens register to vote, the company revealed Tuesday morning in an announcement about new resources for voters. Google has partnered with New York nonprofit TurboVote, which collects contact information from voters and then sends them registration forms, reminders about voting and state-specific information about things like mail-in ballots. AllFacebook With the Republican National Convention in full swing, the phalanx of politicos in Tampa, Fla., is taking to Facebook to share status updates from a range of activities, including fundraising events, delegation meet-and-greets and speech preparations. The photos, links and comments mean Facebookers are getting a peek behind the curtain at the Super Bowl for politicians, aka the GOP convention. Social Times Twitter is abuzz as Mitt Romney secures the GOP presidential nomination, officially, and to celebrate C-SPAN has released a supercut of every Republican and Democratic candidate accepting the Presidential nomination since 1984. Watch as Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Al Gore, George W. Bush, John Kerry, John McCain and Barack Obama proudly say, “I accept your nomination!” Read more
YouTube plans to produce professional shows that will stand out against its all too familiar short videos of cuddly pets, crazy sport stunts and other recreational content that placed the platform in a prominent position on the Internet.
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