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Posts Tagged ‘Anthony DeRosa’

Reuters Releases Social Pulse, A Social Media Hub

Reuters on Thursday released Social Pulse, a social media dashboard that shows what’s hot on social networks, with a focus on business news.

The site is divided into multiple sections: A top articles section, a social sentiment section, a section showing the Klout scores of CEOs, a hot tweets section and a section of stories that are popular on Reuters.com. On the right rail is a section called “Live Wire,” a series of hot links curated by Social Media Editor Anthony DeRosa. Read more

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My (Not So Sweeping) Online Journalism Prediction For 2012

People who write for blogs like this one love to make sweeping predictions about what the following year will bring for journalism. In retrospect a lot of them are silly and turn out to be unfounded. Remember how 2011 was supposed to be the year of hyperlocal? Well, read this and this.

So I’m going to make a prediction for 2012, but it’s not going to be a sweeping one. It’s going to be—what I feel—is an accurate one.

In 2012, social media-based reporting will continue to reach new heights. Read more

How Do You Detect B.S. On Social Networks?

BOSTON — The Times Square subway station suffered from severe flooding during Hurricane Irene. Steve Jobs died. The London Eye is on fire.

What does all this have in common? They’re all pieces of false information that were spread over Twitter. With lots of real news spreading like wildfire over social media, it is inevitable that false news spreads over Twitter too, and it does.

The Huffington Post‘s Mandy Jenkins and Regret the Error‘s Craig Silverman held a session at the Online News Association Conference here on Friday afternoon with the goal of preventing the participants from falling into a trap. (Slides from the presentation are available here.) Read more