Step 1: Facebook does something.
Step 2: Everybody freaks the fuck out.
It’s been just over 5 years since Facebook first unveiled the News Feed. The song remains the same.
This weekend’s Bitchmeme centered around Facebook’s new automatic or “frictionless” sharing. It already works with services like Spotify and Rdio and publications like The Washington Post and The Guardian. And it’s about to come to a lot more places.
Such is the arse-about-titness of “your” Olympics that Lloyds TSB branding will be slapped all along the relay. Meanwhile, even involuntary association with the Games by local businesses – who didn’t actually screw over the whole country – will result in punishment. If the world were remotely rational, anyone would be allowed to brand the torch route on the basis that we’re all technically part-owners of Lloyds.The London 2012 Olympic torch relay is following a path that inflames | Marina Hyde | Sport | The Guardian
As I’ve tried to describe before, social-media policies like the one from AP continue to try to maintain the fiction that journalists don’t have opinions — that they are automatons without feelings or intelligence, simply regurgitating the news without thinking about it. The ironic thing about these kinds of policies is that they actually exacerbate the problems that mainstream media are having in adapting to the social web and the new “democracy of distribution” (as Om calls it) that allows anyone to be a journalist thanks to Twitter and blogs and smartphones with video cameras.Twitter and journalism: It shouldn’t be that complicated — Tech News and Analysis
Mail Online and Guardian.co.uk are the most visible UK newspaper websites on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon, according to a studyDaily Mail and Guardian most visible newspapers on social networks | The Drum
Facebook is emerging as a far stronger news destination than Twitter, according to new data from Lightspeed Research. It found that 30% of 18-24 year olds turn to Facebook for their news at some point during the week compared to only 12% who turn to Twitter.Twice as many get their news via Facebook compared to Twitter | The Wall Blog