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Washington Post Invites Readers To Subscribe To Staff On Facebook

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Today, Mark S. Luckie — the founder of 10,000 Words, and now full-time social media guy at WaPo – invited readers to subscribe to its staff on Facebook. He wrote: Looking to connect with...

Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage

Poynter. – 2011-12-09

The website of Virginia Tech’s independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, struggled with traffic as people sought information on a campus shooting Thursday. For a while, the home page...

Facebook Wants Writers and Famous People to Promote Its New Subscribe Feature

AllThingsD – 2011-12-07

Facebook will "imminently" launch a plugin for publishers and public figures to ask their readers to subscribe on Facebook directly from their own Web sites.

Oh the irony! Readers launch campaign to save a newspaper on Facebook

Guardian – 2011-12-06

I attended a breakfast lecture this morning - at the Savoy, since you ask - about the ongoing transition from print to online. I accepted the Chatham House rules so I can't go into details.However,...

Facebook 'Idiot's Guide' Inadvertently Makes Case for E-Books

PC World – 2011-11-14

Writing a how-to book in a static medium like paper about something as dynamic as Facebook is challenging at best and at worst...well...idiocy.

How Publishers Are Reacting to Facebook’s New Features

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-29

Last week, Facebook rolled out several new features during its fourth annual F8 Developer Conference that could change the way the magazine industry interacts with the social media platform.

Facebook links with publishers to make news super social

GigaOM – 2011-09-23

Facebook has announced partnerships with a host of news publishers that will now allow their content to be viewed within the social networking site. It's a bold move for the news industry, but...

Facebook completely redesigns layout with 'Timeline'

Betanews – 2011-09-22

If the population of Facebook users was outraged at the site's new layout unveiled yesterday, they're going to completely lose it over Timeline, the new Facebook experience that turns a user's...

More kids read Facebook, e-mails than read books

ZDNet – 2011-08-24

Most children today would rather read Facebook and newspapers than traditional scripts and texts. But children aren’t reading less; and online media may be helping literacy.

Handing comments over to Facebook is a double-edged sword

GigaOM – 2011-08-19

Some newspaper publishers have said that introducing Facebook comments has cut down on offensive commentary and boosted traffic. But it's worth remembering that Facebook is not the cure for bad...

Why Did Facebook Buy Push Pop Press?

PC World – 2011-08-04

The purchase sets off speculation about publishing ambitions at Facebook, and puts renewed focus on its highly-anticipated iPad app.

Facebook buys innovative e-book publisher Push Pop Press

The Bookseller – 2011-08-03

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 03/08/2011 - 09:14 Facebook has bought the innovative e-book publisher Push Pop Press but will not use the company to publish e-books. The giant...

Facebook buys San Francisco e-book publisher Push Pop Press

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-03

Palo Alto social-networking site Facebook has agreed to acquire Push Pop Press, maker of this year's acclaimed e-book adaptation of Al Gore's 'Our Choice'

Facebook working with news publishers to create ‘Facebook editions’

Poynter. – 2011-07-15

Forbes Jeff Bercovici writes that Facebook is working with about a dozen news outlets on app versions of their content “that can be read and consumed right there on Facebook.” He writes that CNN,...

Rockville Central drops website for Facebook, offers eight lessons on Facebook news publishing

Poynter. – 2011-06-14

A little over 100 days ago, a community news blog in Rockville, Md., took a big leap. Founder and Publisher Brad Rourke and Editor Cindy Cotte Griffiths moved the entire operation of Rockville...

Surprise! Apple Has Also Built Social Contact Integration With Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Myspace Into iOS 5

AllThingsD – 2011-06-10

Apple's contact information page in the iOS 5 address book has a field not just for Twitter, but also offers space to add friends' handles on Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Myspace.

Facebook: newspaper of the people?

Editors Weblog – 2011-06-08

Last month, Vadim Lavrusik, the coordinator of Facebook's new journalism program, called Facebook a "newspaper of the people". His speech at Columbia's Social Media Weekend came a few weeks after the...

Twitter and Google fight back against Facebook's Like button

Guardian – 2011-06-01

Facebook's tentacular reach across the internet was accelerated by its 'like' button, which now seems a ubiquitous part of the browsing experience from news and blogs to corporate and retail sites....

Connecting the Dots on Facebook’s Smear Campaign

AdWeek – 2011-05-13

Perhaps you’ve probably heard: Facebook and Google are at war, and Facebook’s not afraid to play dirty. Thursday’s revelation that the social networking site hired PR firm Burston-Marsteller to...

Facebook's smear campaign against Google

Guardian – 2011-05-13

Row intensifies after PR firm admits trying to place negatively spun comment pieces about Google in newspapersIt has already been sued by rowing-obsessed millionaire twins, accused of breaking...

A Pew Center study into online news reading: more traffic from Facebook but Google is still top referrer

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-09

The ways people navigate the digital news environment is the focus of a Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism's study, published today, May 9. While debating whether the print...

Google launches Plus One to rival Facebook's Like button

Guardian – 2011-03-31

Google is today introducing the most significant social feature to its search service yet, adding a one-click button to allow users to recommend sites and share those recommendations with their...

Time Warner Loses Exec To Facebook; Jack Dorsey Returns To Twitter

Media Bistro – 2011-03-30

Mark Zuckerberg snags a top staffer from Time Warner, Jack Dorsey rejoins Twitter's day-to-day operations, and a news magazine is on a hiring spree. Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.29.11 Revolving Door...

StumbleUpon CEO: 'We Refer Almost As Much Traffic As Facebook'

edia Bistro – 2011-03-15

Video: In the overwhelming world of social networks, it's easy for a publisher, author, or article to get lost in the crowd. The discovery engine StumbleUpon helps millions of readers sort through...

The truth about Twitter, Facebook and the uprisings in the Arab world

Guardian – 2011-02-25

Recent events in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt have been called 'Twitter revolutions' – but can social networking overthrow a government? Our correspondent reports from the Middle East on how activists...

With Facebook's help, author strategically targets site's users for book sales

The Washington Post – 2011-02-06

I went to a dance recently. I had jitters of the first-date variety, so I fussed over what to wear. I chose colors that flattered me. I had a snappy opening line ready.

Obama Wants Universal Internet ID That Is Not Facebook

The New York Observer – 2011-01-10

The Obama Administration is planning to give the Commerce Department control over a new effort to create a universal Internet ID for every American.

New York vs. New York Times Magazine; Facebook vs. Google

Media Bistro – 2010-12-22

Top editors and execs are assembling their rosters for the new year with key players from competing companies. The New York Times Magazine swipes another New York editor, while on the digital front,...

A Bivings Study: how are US newspapers doing on Facebook?

Editors Weblog – 2010-12-20

There is not a direct relationship between the national circulation and the number of fans and posts and comments on the Facebook page, according to a study by The Bivings Group.  The...

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was named Time Person of the Year

Editors Weblog – 2010-12-16

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, was yesterday named Time magazine's 2010 person of the year. Every year Time magazine gives its accolade "to the person or thing judged to have most...

Facebook's U.K. users get link to child safety program

San Jose Mercury News – 2010-07-12

A British child protection agency launched a Facebook application Monday that it said will help teenagers report abuse and grooming online.

Simultaneously Publish Your Content to the Web, Facebook, iPhone and iPad

Yahoo – 2010-07-07

Mashableâs Spark of Genius series highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, see details here. The series is made possible by...

Facebook's quitters passionate about privacy, Web's potential

San Jose Mercury News – 2010-06-20

There is a shared sense that what started as a personal, close-knit community turned into an alienating experience.

Facebook veterans in venture capital spotlight

Reuters – 2010-04-05

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As Wall Street eagerly awaits signs that Internet sensation Facebook will offer shares to the public, the venture capitalists that prowl California's Silicon Valley are...

Is Facebook Growing Up Too Fast?

New York Times – 2009-03-30

Facebook soon expects to add its 200 millionth user. As it manages its growth, it must balance an increasingly disparate audience.

Facebook users suffer viral surge

BBC – 2009-03-02

Five security alerts are issued for Facebook as security firms say social networking sites are tempting targets for hackers.

Fine print: Facebook now owns your content

Chicago Tribune – 2009-02-17

Despite a perceived social contract, the reality is the social-networking site has a broad reach when it comes to using your content Facebook knows your age, alma mater and favorite band. It's seen...

Concern over new Facebook content rules

BizJournals – 2009-02-17

A number of bloggers voiced concern Monday after discovering that Facebook Inc. changed rules earlier this month regarding how it treats user content.

Facebook 'sets Christmas record'

BBC – 2009-01-05

The social networking website was the second most viewed on Christmas Day behind Google, and ahead of YouTube and Hotmail.

Washington Post's Don Graham joins Facebook board

Reuters – 2008-12-12

LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Graham, chairman and chief executive of the Washington Post Co, has agreed to join the board of directors of Facebook, the world's most popular social networking site.

Reader’s Digest to Launch Magazine, Facebook for Christians

Folio Mag – 2008-11-24

RELATED: Reader's Digest Considering Name Change

Is Facebook befriending investors? CEO won't say

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-07

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the popular Internet hangout doesn't need to bring in more investors to help finance its rapid growth, but he hasn't ruled out the possibility of accepting another...

Folks Who Brought You Slate Build a Business Site for the Facebook Set

New York Times – 2008-09-15

The Big Money aims to be something in between authoritative print sources of business news and the myriad of newly minted business blogs.

A Facebook for the Journal Crowd

ABC News – 2008-09-15

The Wall Street Journal jumps into social networking.

Facebook's first user generated travel book

eyefortravel.com – 2008-08-20

San Juan Marriott Resort is offering free travel via its new application, iGO iWRITE, on Facebook. The application is positioned as Facebook's first user generated travel book.

New Web Site Aims to Be Facebook for Sports Fans

New York Times – 2008-08-18

David Katz believes that his Web site, sportsfanlive.com, will compete well against established sports sites he views as stodgy and too congested for fans to wade through.

Suit says Facebook ad program invaded privacy

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-08-15

Facebook, the world's largest social networking site, is facing a class action lawsuit charging that its controversial advertising program violated online privacy and computer fraud laws. A group of...

Microsoft seeks an ad friend in Facebook

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-25

It failed in its pursuit of Yahoo. It is paying people to use its search engine. Now Microsoft thinks it has found a source of users for its foundering search service: Facebook.

£17k payout for fake Facebook profile

Guardian – 2008-07-24

Man wins damages against former schoolfriend accused of putting a fake profile of him on website

Facebook to Users: Let’s Cut Grammatical Errors

New York Times – 2008-06-28

The social networking site will ask users to specify their gender in their Facebook profile in an effort to reduce incorrect declarations such as “Debbie changed their profile picture.”

Facebook asks users to specify gender

CNN – 2008-06-27

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He said, she said: Which is it? Facebook asks

Reuters – 2008-06-27

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social network site Facebook will press members to declare whether they are male or female, seeking to end the grammatical device that leads the site to refer to individual...

Judge backs Facebook deal in suit over origins

Reuters – 2008-06-26

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of cash and stock to settle a long- running legal battle over whether founder Mark Zuckerberg stole ideas for the site from...

Facebook site outage resolved

BBC – 2008-06-25

An outage which knocked popular social networking site Facebook offline has been resolved.

MoD 'Facebook generation' warning

BBC – 2008-06-25

Recruits used to social networking websites do not take data security seriously enough, an MoD probe finds.

Visa taps into Facebook following

BBC – 2008-06-24

Visa, the world's largest credit card network, is paying $2m to promote its small business service on Facebook.

Murdoch: Facebook Is 'Flavor of the Month'

Adweek – 2008-06-20

CANNES, FRANCE News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch isn't shy about speaking his mind on almost any subject. That includes Facebook, the chief rival of News Corp.'s MySpace, the leading social networking...

The Guardian Thrives in Facebook’s Walled Garden

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-17

In September, British newspaper The Guardian was one of the first publishers to build an app designed specifically for its content to be consumed (and shared) within Facebook. The upside: The...

Charles Dickens and the Facebook generation

Salon.com – 2012-02-07

On Feb. 7, 1812, Portsmouth, England, received Charles John Huffam Dickens — a pomegranate-colored, squealing, slick-haired baby boy. Portsmouth is (and was) a teeming small city. In 1812 it was a...

Pinterest: The New Facebook For Lifestyle Magazines

AdWeek – 2012-02-28

While Pinterest’s usefulness and staying power are still being debated, one thing has become clear: With its mostly female user base and emphasis on visuals, the online corkboard has become a...

The New York Times Facebook Timeline Goes to 1851

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-02-29

Facebook just debuted timelines for companies and The New York Times', which goes back to the papers founding, is amazing. Starting 153 years before the creation of Facebook, the...

What Pinterest Can Do That Facebook Can’t

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-29

Imagine walking into a 14-year old girl's bedroom — what would you see on the walls? Probably pictures torn from magazines, drawings, maybe inspirational quotes. Transform that visual collage into...

Facebook co-founder buys New Republic magazine

Reuters – 2012-03-09

(Reuters) - Chris Hughes, one of the co-founders of Facebook and a former online strategist for Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, has purchased a majority stake in The New Republic,...

How much is too much? The ethics of publishing content from Facebook and Twitter

Editors Weblog – 2012-03-30

Most people (hopefully!) understand the consequences of putting something online: once you upload a compromising photo or tweet something controversial, it’s available for everyone to see. But when...

How French Publishers Are Fighting Back Against Facebook and Google's Display Ad Dominance

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-04

The battle to keep online advertising yields and returns high in a market of infinite volume and little scarcity rages on. But some publishers are deciding that it's not their fellow...

Study: People can remember more about Facebook than real books

Salon.com – 2013-01-15

But this might not be a bad thing! What the new research reveals about education, communication and memory

The Predecessor To Google Books, Facebook Graph Search, And Rewind.me--In The Early 1900s

Fast Company – 2013-01-17

You want an idea to survive hundreds or thousands of years? Step one: Don’t write it on paper. Alexander Konta believed this deeply. Paper yellows and withers and crumbles; it is the printed...

Facebook Eying Movies, Books, TV as Next Dominant Social Content

AdWeek – 2013-02-13

Outside of photos and status updates, Facebook's original shareable content was game activity. So-and-so just planted a new crop, etc. Next Facebook rolled out the Like button, and news articles...

New UK Ebook Platform to Allow Readers to Share Titles via Facebook

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-07

In the UK a new ebook platform Boosh will allow readers to share an ebook with a fellow Facebook user to read for free after its read and deleted from their own account.

How Slate doubled Facebook referrals in less than a year

Poynter. – 2013-05-02

Facebook A case study on Facebook’s new media portal looks at Slate’s rocketing Facebook traffic over the past year. Psychology explains some of the rise: “Slate’s stories...

Facebook's powerhouse women avoid face-off

Guardian – 2013-06-23

They have gone their separate ways, but it will be company manners for Carolyn Everson and Joanna Shields at Claridge'sTo Claridge's on Monday, where Carolyn Everson, Facebook's global advertising...

Facebook, With a Focus on Mobile, Works on Project for News Via Users

Editor & Publisher – 2013-06-24

Facebook Inc. FB -3.51% is aiming to become a newspaper for mobile devices. The social network has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from...

Facebook to clone Flipboard next, report says

Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-24

Facebook, which has never shied away from copying its rivals' features, is now working on a mobile service that would display news content in a visually appealing, magazine style, similar to what...

Facebook leaning on Samsung for mobile partnership, report says

Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-06

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in South Korea officially to promote her book "Lean In." But sources told the Korea Herald that she was also taking the...

Graph Search - coming to a Facebook near you

Guardian – 2013-07-08

Facebook's new feature, Graph Search, is imminent - but is sure to be accompanied by privacy concerns. By Siraj DatooIf your Facebook language is set to US English, you might find that your account...

Facebook For Every Phone? Not Quite, But Getting There

Fast Company – 2013-07-22

The social network announces it is seeing huge mobile success, even on non-smartphones. That great mobile push launched by Mark Zuckerberg six months ago is starting to bear fruit. Yesterday...

Facebook sends friend request to mobile game developers

Betanews – 2013-07-30

Facebook and the gaming community have a tumultuous relationship. Hardcore gamers look down on the social media giant for offering casual games like Farmville. However, Facebook has proven to be a...

Facebook offers promotional help to small game developers

PC World – 2013-07-30

Hoping to strengthen its services for mobile users, Facebook has created a new program to encourage third-party developers to build games that will run on the company's mobile clients.The new pilot...

Facebook Jumps Into the Games Publishing Biz

AllThingsD – 2013-07-30

Game, set, match.

Facebook announces Mobile Games Publishing pilot program

Engadget – 2013-07-30

Facebook has reportedly been toying around with the idea of launching a distribution platform for mobile games, boosting advertising revenue by also taking a cut of sales. As of today, the initiative...

Embedded Posts: This Is Facebook's Real Public Offering

Wired – 2013-08-01

Facebook announced today that it's rolling out embedded posts. That means you'll be able to click on a link in whatever you publish, get a code, and embed that content elsewhere on the Web-just like...

Biz Break: Facebook tops IPO price, Apple faces penalties

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-08-03

Facebook closes above $38 for the first time since its 2012 IPO, Dell ups ante for his company, feds want tighter rein on Apple e-book prices

Facebook Mobile App Hooks Up With OpenTable

AllThingsD – 2013-08-12

Facebook on Monday announced a new integration with restaurant reservation network OpenTable, which will allow Facebook users to book reservations directly through the Facebook mobile iOS app. The...

Facebook for iOS now integrated with OpenTable reservations and Rovi TV info

Engadget – 2013-08-13

Facebook has begun integrating OpenTable and Rovi TV guide information to its mobile Pages so users can now book a reservation and check out what's coming on TV right within the social networking...

Facebook reveals 20m mobile users in June

Media Week – 2013-08-14

Facebook has published UK-specific user data, broken down for the first time into daily and monthly, and total and mobile user numbers.

Remember That Time the New York Times Published to Facebook?

The Atlantic – 2013-08-15

Hacking your way to distribution, 2013 style    

Facebook, OpenTable team up for mobile restaurant reservations

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-08-16

Facebook has teamed up with online reservation site OpenTable to develop a new service that will allow mobile users to book a table directly from Facebook Pages without having to open a new app or...

Facebook eyes making local connections with mesh networks

PC World – 2013-08-17

Facebook has designed a system that would allow individuals and advertisers to make direct connections to those physically nearby that share similar interests or are open to receiving certain...

Facebook Tweaks Third-Party App Login Requests

AllThingsD – 2013-08-22

Facebook on Thursday rolled out changes to the way third-party apps request permissions from users when connecting to Facebook. Now, the app must request separate permission to "read" and use some of...

Facebook details government requests

BBC World – 2013-08-27

Facebook has for the first time published data on how often governments around the world request data on its users.

Governments Requested Information On 38,000 Facebook Users In The First Half Of 2013

Fast Company – 2013-08-27

Facebook received about 38,000 data requests from government agents in 71 countries in the first half of 2013, according to the company's first Global Government Requests Report, which it published...

Facebook hands over 1,300 users' data to UK government

Guardian – 2013-08-28

Social network urges more government transparency over data requests, pledging to publish reports on information it releasesFacebook has pledged to publish regular reports detailing government...

Gap And Other Brands Are Already Using Facebook Gifs

AdWeek – 2013-08-29

Tech firm Giphy this morning tweeted that it had launched a Facebook GIFs product, and the digerati immediately buzzed with interest. Within a couple of hours, The Gap posted one of the first branded...

Facebook's new face recognition policy astonishes German privacy regulator

PC World – 2013-08-30

A German privacy regulator is astonished that Facebook has added facial recognition to a proposed new privacy policy it published on Thursday. "It is astonishing to find the facial recognition again...

Facebook and Yahoo join motions to disclose national security requests

PC World – 2013-09-10

Tech companies continue their push to reveal more details about how often the U.S. government collects user information for national security purposes. Yahoo and Facebook have now filed motions with...

The conversational arms race: Facebook adds new features to try and one-up Twitter

GigaOM – 2013-09-10

Just weeks after Twitter added a new feature designed to promote conversations, Facebook launched two new APIs that give publishers the ability to track discussion about various topics across the...

Google+ Brings Embedded Posts to Publishers (Just Like Twitter and Facebook)

AllThingsD – 2013-09-10

Web embeds for all!

Facebook Marketing Tactics for Book and Media Businesses

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-11

Facebook marketing specialists Qwaya offer tips on making the most of marketing and advertising for publishers on the ubiquitous social media platform.

New People Interracial Magazine relaunches on Facebook (for now)

Poynter. – 2013-09-13

Twenty four years ago, journalist Yvette Walker became one half of an interracial marriage. Her everyday experiences, like finding a cake topper that reflected the bride and groom, eventually led to...

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