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Facebook has more than a billion users and 8 billion video views every day

November 6th, 2015 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Facebook has announced its third quarter numbers, with solid results across the board. Facebook’s monthly active user count (MAU) is now up to 1.55 billion users – up from 1.49b in the second quarter.



Emotion reshaping journalism and what that means for the future of news

September 25th, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

Credit: Roger H. Goun/Flickr (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License) Charlie Beckett: As journalism and society changes emotion is becoming a much more important dynamic in how news is produced and consumed. This is redefining the classic idea of journalistic objectivity, indeed, it is reshaping the idea of news itself.



5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption

July 17th, 2015 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.  



Zuckerberg: The next frontier for digital communications is telepathy

July 13th, 2015 at 8:26 pm » Comments Off

What futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in, besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence?  Oh, you know, telepathy.  



How artificial intelligence will show you the perfect facebook posts

July 7th, 2015 at 3:26 pm » Comments Off

Facebook’s three AI labs are working on a way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests.  



Facebook banking

May 28th, 2015 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

Money, one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet, is being changed by technology.  The demand for a globally accepted digital currency has been shown by the rise of Bitcoin.  



How LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com will disrupt the university

April 21st, 2015 at 4:52 pm » Comments Off

A 2011 Wall Street Journal article “Why Software is Eating the World”, by Marc Andreessen, asserted that software would continue to disrupt new industries, with the next targets being health care and education.  



Millennials love Snapchat

April 18th, 2015 at 7:12 pm » Comments Off

This year in the US 95% of 18 to 24 year old internet users will log on to a social network via any device at least once per month.  Recent research by comScore Media Metrix shows, Snapchat usage skews heavily toward this group.  



Millennials: keeping up with the news is important, but without paying for it

March 23rd, 2015 at 6:53 pm » Comments Off

According to a report released today by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most millennials don’t seek out news on social media, but the vast majority of them get news from social networks once they see it there.  



14 extraordinary Instagram stats

February 18th, 2015 at 6:13 pm » Comments Off

Photo-sharing app Instagram has grown from internet infant to social media star in its 5 year existence.  Instagram has surpassed Twitter in popularity among U.S. adults, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.  



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