Just before Channel 4 News’s chief correspondent Alex Thomson set off on a reporting assignment to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone earlier this month, one of the show’s digital producers pulled him aside and suggested he should “do some Vines” while he was there. “I looked at him blankly,” says Thomson. “Images of vineyards floated into my head.”
This article by Bill Belew examines the relationship between page views and actual business income costed against the time it takes to create and maintain an active network.
Sarah Hartshorn identifies 5 key differences between ‘social media’ and social networking’. How many examples can you identify on your own favourite network of users embedding their sales pitch or advertising into the interactive social networking service you subscribe to?
A growing number of academics say the ruling could help make the internet more harmonious than it is today
The creators of Rap Genius awoke on Christmas morning to find a particularly large lump of coal in their stockings, courtesy of Google.
The search engine removed the lyrics site from its search ranks as punishment for attempting to game its algorithm through a strategy known as “growth hacking.” As of Friday morning, Rap Genius still did not show up in a regular Google search (screenshot below), although its Twitter account and numerous stories detailing Google’s actions did.