Tag Archives: Social Media

Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool | Media | The Guardian

Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool | Media | The Guardian.

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.”

5 Differences Between Social Media and Social Networking | Social Media Today

5 Differences Between Social Media and Social Networking | Social Media Today.

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?

Justin Bieber, Google, Rap Genius and Why This Headline Is Good SEO

Justin Bieber, Google, Rap Genius and Why This Headline Is Good SEO.

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.