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Facebook Open-Sources mcrouter Memcached Protocol Router - Posted 2 days, 10 hours ago
Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Monday that it is ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Open-Sources mcrouter Memcached Protocol Router - Posted 2 days, 10 hours ago
Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Monday that it is ... [AllFacebook]

How Reddit Became the Epicenter for 'The Fappening' - Posted 2 days, 16 hours ago
Since August 31st, the Internet has been losing its mind over the stolen pictures of celebrities -- some of an adult nature -- that have been posted all over the Web. How exactly did this happen, and what exactly has been going on for the last two weeks? Deadspin claimed to have... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Wedding Photo Returned with Help of Social Media | Social Media Management - Posted 2 days, 20 hours ago
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Subreddit Bans Huffington Post Links [Updated] - Posted September 12, 2014
The subreddit r/UpliftingNews has banned content from The Huffington Post, citing a "parasitic business model" which uses content from Reddit without attribution. The social site introduced "pressiquette" guidelines last month, a... [SocialTimes.com]

End-to-End Encryption is the Only Real Security - Posted September 10, 2014
Encryption has become a topic of concern over the last few years. This is partly a result of revelations from Edward Snowden, which exposed the reality of government accessing and storing data we thought was private. The only solution may be end-to-... [SocialTimes.com]

Today's Internet "Slowdown" Is Fake, but Your Impact Is Real - Posted September 10, 2014
Whether you call it "The Spinning Wheel of Death," "The Beach Ball of Doom" or "The Loading Pinwheel," you're likely to be faced with the this dreaded symbol more often than usual today. In a protest nicknamed The Battle for the Net, Internet action groups like ... [AllFacebook]

Today's Internet "Slowdown" Is Fake, but Your Impact Is Real - Posted September 10, 2014
Whether you call it "The Spinning Wheel of Death," "The Beach Ball of Doom" or "The Loading Pinwheel," you're likely to be faced with the this dreaded symbol more often than usual today. In a protest nicknamed The Battle for the Net, Internet action groups like ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit's Popular 'Ask Me Anything' Feature is Now a Beautiful App - Posted September 2, 2014
If you have a burning desire to know President Obama's favorite basketball player (Jordan), or are curious about the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Reveals Agenda for @Scale 2014 - Posted August 25, 2014
Facebook released the agenda for its @Scale 2014 conferenc... [AllFacebook]

Imgur Forms Research Alliance DERP - Posted August 18, 2014
It can be difficult for academic researchers to get their hands on social media data. As The Guardian reports: "The major services at least have a vibrant community of developers and researchers working on ways to access and use... [AllFacebook]

Reddit Announces 'Pressiquette' Guidelines for Journalists - Posted August 13, 2014
Reddit now has guidelines for journalists who wants to source, link, quote or use its public forum for news content. Want to use an image or source a Redditor? You'll need to get permission. You now need to get permission for use and attribution: I... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Live Enables Real-Time Event Tracking - Posted August 6, 2014
Reddit has always billed itself as "the front page of the Internet," and it acts as a significant middleman between web content and social networks. The site has a vibrant community, with interests as diverse as world news, personal finance and things that are ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Grasswire, a "Real-Time Newsroom," a Better Version of Reddit? - Posted July 31, 2014
It's no secret that the Internet is often a hotbed of misinformation in the wake of a breaking news event, particularly during horrible disasters involving multiple deaths, such as the Sandy Hook shootings. And social media is often a conduit for the rapid spread of fake facts and those terribly convincing... [TVSpy]

Is Grasswire, a "Real-Time Newsroom," a Better Version of Reddit? - Posted July 31, 2014
It's no secret that the Internet is often a hotbed of misinformation in the wake of a breaking news event, particularly during horrible disasters involving multiple deaths, such as the Sandy Hook shootings. And social media is often a conduit for the rapid spread of fake facts and those terribly convincing... [10,000 Words]

Artist Turns People Into Sloths Using Random Facebook Profile Pictures - Posted July 30, 2014
An artist can make a muse of things in all sorts and sizes, but few use Facebook profile pictures to cultivate a love for sloths. In fact, there's probably only one: Hector Janse van Rensburg. So far, Rensburg has completed about 50 sloth portraits on Facebook. Janse's work has always been notable... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Send Your Least Favorite Human Annoying Cat Facts - Posted July 29, 2014
What happens when you take the Internet's favorite animal and turn it into the world's most annoying troll? Why an app, of course! The app in question isn't your average cat app, it's Cat Facts, an old Reddit prank that is now readily available to anyone with an Android smartphone. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Native Advertising on Reddit Be an Opportunity for PR? - Posted July 29, 2014
DISCLAIMER: throughout my career as a literary publicist, I've tried to "place" a few clients on Reddit via the popular "Ask Me Anything" feature. Reddit staffers were always accommodating, helping me set up a time in the AMA calendar and sharing best practices to ensure ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Stomps the Competition as a Driver of Referral Traffic - Posted July 25, 2014
Despite the panic over Facebook's supposed impending demise and the decline in organic reach, the social network still drives the most traffic of all the top social networks. According to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Launches Live Blogging Platform - Posted July 24, 2014
Reddit has officially launched RedditLive, a new feature where anyone on the platform can create their own live blog via a subreddit. The feature has been in beta for a few months but now anyone can get at it and live blog at will. Are we still in a plac... [TVSpy]

Reddit Launches Live Blogging Platform - Posted July 24, 2014
Reddit has officially launched RedditLive, a new feature where anyone on the platform can create their own live blog via a subreddit. The feature has been in beta for a few months but now anyone can get at it and live blog at will. Are we still in a plac... [10,000 Words]

Nuvi Adds Publishing Capability to Social Media Monitoring and Visualization Platform - Posted July 23, 2014
Real-time social media listening and reporting solution Nuvi added publishing to its arsenal, announcing Wednesday that users of its s... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: 23.39% of 2Q Social Referrals from Facebook - Posted July 21, 2014
Facebook accounted for 23.39 percent of social referrals ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: 'Heartless' Tweet by Singapore Airlines | Hollister on Instagram - Posted July 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Community Self-Policing Hate Speech - Posted July 11, 2014
Hate speech on the Internet is a contentious issue. Feminists often come under fire across various social networks, as highlighted in the recent spat between Tumblr and 4chan. Attacks on LGBT individuals cause ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Will Top Olympics, Super Bowl In Social Buzz - Posted June 11, 2014
Is it possible that a sporting event can tally more social mentions than the ... [AllFacebook]

EPA Head Hits Reddit to Promote New Climate Initiative - Posted June 4, 2014
It appears to be official: when you have a campaign to promote and would like to do a little bit of that old-fashioned engagement with the public, Reddit is the place to be. It's not just ... [PRNewser]

Imgur, Reddit and Boing Boing Launch Anti-NSA Campaign - Posted June 2, 2014
This coming Thursday, June 5, major websites including Reddit, Imgur, Boing Boing and others ... [PRNewser]

The Dirty Business of Internet Moderation - Posted May 22, 2014
Reddit has been going through a lot of changes recently, and not all of them are receiving a positive response. The community was outraged after a r/technology moderator banned a number of terms. This ignited a storm within the subreddit. Moderators were force... [SocialTimes.com]

'Community' Social Leader Holding Out 'a Little Hope' Cancelled Show Will be Revived - Posted May 10, 2014
As we covered, previous successful social campaigns to keep NBC's screwball comedy "Community" on-air failed to work this time around, as the peacock network ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

'Community' Social Leader Holding Out 'a Little Hope' Cancelled Show Will Be Revived - Posted May 10, 2014
Social campaigns have kept NBC's screwball comedy "Community" on-air in the past, but not this time. The Peacock Network has announced its 2014-2015 schedule ... [Lost Remote]

REPORT: Facebook Rules 1Q Referral Traffic - Posted April 21, 2014
Facebook continued to dominate referral traffic in the first quarter of 2014... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reigns Supreme for Social Media Referral Traffic - Posted April 21, 2014
Shareaholic released its Q1 report on social media referral traffic, naming Facebook as the reigning king. Pinterest and StumbleUpon also made big gains, while Google+, Reddit, YouTube and LinkedIn traffic referrals remained relatively flat. According to the report, Facebook drove more than 20 percent of over... [SocialTimes.com]

Gawker Editor Kicks OMG, WTF and Other Terms to the CMS Curb - Posted April 3, 2014
Poynter's Andrew Beaujon has the memo from Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read. And may we just say - in the spirit now of #ThrowbackThursday - that said memo is "epic." Epic is... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Gawker Editor Kicks OMG, WTF and Other Terms to the CMS Curb - Posted April 3, 2014
Poynter's Andrew Beaujon has the memo from Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read. And may we just say - in the spirit now of #ThrowbackThursday - that said memo is "epic." Epic is... [FishbowlNY]

3 Social Media Insights Every Publisher Needs To Know - Posted April 2, 2014
How effective are certain channels are when it comes to ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuckerberg's Salary | LinkedIn NSA Requests - Posted April 1, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: YouTube Pummels Facebook In Post-Click Engagement - Posted March 31, 2014
Brands on Facebook striving for ... [AllFacebook]

The Reddit Death Bot Predicts How Long You Have Left to Live - Posted March 14, 2014
[caption id="attachment_144945" align="aligncenter" width="600"] image via the Daily Dot[/caption] Death on social media is a topic that has yet to be fully codified within society. Facebook pages become memorials to those we've lost, but in... [SocialTimes.com]

Too Many Zooz Rocks Union Square, Reddit - Posted March 8, 2014
Friday was a BIG day for New York "Brass House" trio Too Many Zooz. Also known as Matt Doe, Leo P and Dave "King of Sludge" Parks. At one end, their January video of a rip-roaring Union Square subway station performance hit the front page of Reddit. At the other, they were... [GalleyCat]

Fast Food Restaurants Get More Bad PR Because Reddit and Rogue Employees - Posted March 7, 2014
They will do anything for a quick buck. Despite all the health awareness floating around in food land, fast food joints continue to grow at alarming rates because people adore making easy money and other people love order easy food for... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga Focuses on Mobile | Facebook Post Kills Settlement - Posted March 4, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Girl Scouts Discover the Hottest New Marketing Tool: Marijuana - Posted February 21, 2014
Get ready for a buzzkill: the Girl Scouts of America aren't quite the powerhouse they used to be. Facing declines in ... [PRNewser]

New Mac OS X Malware Steals Your Bitcoins - Posted February 11, 2014
(ReadWrite) There's a new piece of Mac malware that can spy on your web browser to steal your bitcoins. The trojan, which was discovered by SecureMac on Sunday, is disguised as a downloadable Bitcoin app called "StealthBit," which says it can send and receive anonymous Bitcoin payments. The troj... [Bitcoins Insider]

REPORT: Facebook Referrals Continue Upswing In 4Q - Posted January 24, 2014
Facebook saw its ... [Lost Remote]

REPORT: Facebook Referrals Continue Upswing In 4Q - Posted January 24, 2014
Facebook saw its ... [AllFacebook]

Highlights from the Newsweek Staff's Reddit AMA - Posted January 23, 2014
The Newsweek staff did a Reddit AMA today. Jim Impoco, editor-in-chief,... [TVSpy]

The Hottest Social Network These Days? Not Facebook -- But It's Owned By Them - Posted January 22, 2014
Facebook remains the undisputed king of social networks. If you're sharing your stories or looking for sources, your time is well spent there. But if you want to keep up and catch up with your audience, you can't be only there, especially as the web moves to an ever more-visually driven medium.... [TVSpy]

The Hottest Social Network These Days? Not Facebook -- But It's Owned By Them - Posted January 22, 2014
Facebook remains the undisputed king of social networks. If you're sharing your stories or looking for sources, your time is well spent there. But if you want to keep up and catch up with your audience, you can't be only there, especially as the web moves to an ever more-visually driven medium.... [10,000 Words]

Newsweek Staffers Participating in Reddit AMA - Posted January 22, 2014
The staffers at Newsweek want to hear from you, so they're going to participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything tomorrow. As you know, IBT Media plans to relaunch the print version of Newsweek, which means there will be plenty to talk about. Especially with the news that the magazine's debut has... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Newsweek Staffers Participating in Reddit AMA - Posted January 22, 2014
The staffers at Newsweek want to hear from you, so they're going to participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything tomorrow. As you know, IBT Media plans to relaunch the print version of Newsweek, which means there will be plenty to talk about. Especially with the news that the magazine's debut has... [FishbowlNY]

Seinfeld enters the social TV conversation via Reddit AMA - Posted January 19, 2014
'Seinfeld' may have predated social TV, but in its heyday it was certainly the main topic of watercooler talk. Recently, though, Jerry Seinfeldgave the show's fans a rare opportunity to engage with him about the show. Last week, Sei... [Lost Remote]

PayPal President Says Company 'Believes' in Bitcoin - Posted January 14, 2014
(Wired) PayPal president David Marcus is trying to make nice with Bitcoin, the digital currency that could ultimately become a big competitor to his company's massively popular online payments service. Monday, on Twitter, he said the folks at PayPal are in fact "believers" in Bitcoin and that the company supports the s... [Bitcoins Insider]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Redesign | Facebook Posts to Appear in Yandex Search Results - Posted January 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit GM: 'We're not in the business of sending traffic to publishers' - Posted January 13, 2014
According to Reddit's year-end traffic reports, (2013, 2012), the social news website had huge growth: Pageviews were up by 51 percent year-over-year, and unique visitors grew by 83 percent. These are impressive numbers, but data from the content sharing platform Shareaholic suggest a different trend when it comes to refer... [SocialTimes.com]

You Can Find Almost Anything on Reddit -- Including Guns - Posted January 9, 2014
Spend enough time on Reddit and you'll discover all sorts of niches to fall into. There are like minded people who love spinning their own yarn, they love things that are mildly interesting, and they're part of an engaged gun community... [SocialTimes.com]

So Bitcoin Has Reached North Korea - Posted January 9, 2014
(Motherboard) From Berlin to Botswana to Beijing, Bitcoin is spreading all over the world, and now, it's finally hit North Korea. Well, sort of. A brave Bitcoiner known only by his reddit handle BitcoinDPRK -- maintaining anonymity makes sense for security reasons -- made the first Bitcoin transaction from Pyongyang, North Korea,... [Bitcoins Insider]

In Wake of Bitcoin Price Crash, Reddit Bans 'Meaningless' and 'Emotional' Posts on the Virtual Currency - Posted December 19, 2013
(IBT) Reddit has banned "meaningless posts about the price" of Bitcoin and any emotional posts on the virtual currency -- for now at least. The announcement on the content-sharing website said that the last time the price of... [Bitcoins Insider]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tech Companies Want Surveillance Reform | Twitter Shares - Posted December 10, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit: The Little Social Media Engine That Could - Posted November 21, 2013
Since being founded in 2005 reddit has been growing steadily, according to a new study from software engineer and Reddit user Max Woolf (u/minimaxir). The study, which analyzed 41 million posts over a the course of two years, indica... [SocialTimes.com]

Is This a Great Charity Stunt or Not? - Posted November 20, 2013
Today someone on Reddit shared this "kickass campaign" set up by UK homeless charity The Passage, which provides overnight lodging for those who would otherwise sleep on the street. The campaign appears to be about a year old, but it's new to us--and we're not quite sure what to make of... [PRNewser]

Do You Have A Dirtymouth In Any Of Your Facebook Status Updates? - Posted November 19, 2013
Have you ever used profane language in ... [Lost Remote]

How Does News Consumption On Facebook Stack Up Vs. Other Social Networks? - Posted November 14, 2013
A total of 47 percent of Facebook users get news on the social network, trailing ... [AllFacebook]

McRib 'Reveal' Less Scandalous Than Expected - Posted November 12, 2013
Whatever your thoughts on industrial meat products, you have to agree that the McRib has been a big, fatty win for McDonald's. When your product inspires a memorable plot line in a Simpsons episode, you can officia... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Romance | Obama Social Media Hacked - Posted October 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Reddit Co-Founder's Book Tour Could Aid A Future Political Run - Posted September 9, 2013
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian debuted a crazy video for his 100-city bus tour to promote his new ... [SocialTimes.com]

Storyful Prepares for Coverage of Likely U.S. Attack on Syria - Posted September 6, 2013
[caption id="attachment_135215" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtesy: The New York Times[/caption] YouTube is full of videos from the world's hotspots, from Syria to Oklahoma to... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Invest in Foursquare? | Reddit App - Posted August 30, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Ways Social Media Spread Word of Syrian Chemical Attack - Posted August 27, 2013
[caption id="attachment_134904" align="alignright" width="304"] Photo Courtesy Associated Press[/caption] As the Obama Administration weighs how and when to take action against a Syrian regime ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Thomson Reuters Twitter Account Hacked | Upset Redditors - Posted July 30, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga Folds Hand on U.S. Gambling | Google+ Local - Posted July 26, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Major Internet Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests - Posted July 17, 2013
[caption id="attachment_132308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Edel Puntonet / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security reques... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Vine App Update | Reddit Users - Posted July 5, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Dog Days of Summer: Beach Reads for Journos - Posted July 4, 2013
While there's nothing better than a long weekend or a beach vacation, it can be hard to disconnect, especially when your job is to be connected. If you're a little compulsive like me, you still get a little pang when you're email starts to ding from your beachbag. So as not... [TVSpy]

Meet Reddit's New Director of Communications - Posted July 3, 2013
Internet company PR jobs don't get much better than this. In the sense that alongside Yahoo and a few other very select sites, reddit can be counted on for gargantuan, self-generated publicity momentum. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meet Reddit's New Director of Communications - Posted July 3, 2013
Internet company PR jobs don't get much better than this. In the sense that alongside Yahoo and a few other very select sites, reddit can be counted on for gargantuan, self-generated publicity momentum. ... [FishbowlNY]

Reddit Used by Six Percent of Americans - Posted July 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_131322" align="alignleft" width="351"] Photo via Flickr / TORLEY[/caption] Six percent of online American adults are Reddit users, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Internet and American ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Video a Hit | Facebook News Reader | Hulu's Future - Posted June 24, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Could This Dog Be the Canine Answer to Grumpy Cat? - Posted June 21, 2013
Cats rule the Internet, which is a bitter pill for dog lovers. But it was hard to argue with the expressive meme-ready face of Grumpy Cat. But Skeptical Dog, just introduced on Reddit, seems to have just as expressive and receptive a mug. So here's our vote for a viral mutt. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media in Turkey | TweetDeck Changes - Posted June 6, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: WordPress Celebrates 10 Years | Instagram for Newsrooms - Posted May 28, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Xbox One | Social Media Helping Tornado Victims - Posted May 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit's New Pitch to Advertisers Includes Heavily Armed, Unicorn-Riding Cat - Posted May 20, 2013
Reddit, the "social-news" site, boasted more than 37 billion page views and 400 million unique visitors at the end of 2012; those are some serious stats to throw at potential advertisers. But rather than writing up a boring "look-what-we-can-do" press release or ad pitch, Reddit has opted to reel in ad... [PRNewser]

Fitness Video Goes Viral When Viewers Spot a Man on the Toilet in the Background - Posted May 16, 2013
Video viewers found new meaning in the word "squat" when they noticed a man sitting on the toilet in the background of a workout video on YouTube. The clip starts with an actress demonstrating a squat front raise with a piece of fitness equipment... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Music Streaming? | Pinterest Mentions - Posted May 15, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Paid Subscriptions | Facebook Home - Posted May 10, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Gawker's Kinja Platform: Please Don't Make Me Blog For You - Posted April 24, 2013
It finally happened. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a bit of a Gawker groupie and I've been waiting for the rollout of Kinja on all of their sites. Not because I am an avid commente... [TVSpy]

Where Social TV Fans Live - Posted April 24, 2013
Follow the link to view the story on Storify. [<a href="//storify.com/socialtimes/where-social-tv-fans-live" target="_blank">View the story "Where Social TV Fans Live" on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>Where Social TV Fans Live</h1> <h2>Industry pros share how social media sites kee... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Apologizes for Content Implicating Missing Student in Boston Bombings - Posted April 22, 2013
Reddit has issued a formal apology for the conversations on its platform last week that wrongly implicated the missing Brown University student ... [AllFacebook]

Google Glass Code Would Let Users Snap Photos by Blinking - Posted April 22, 2013
If a geek wearing Google Glass winks at you, he might also be snapping a picture for posterity, according to code unearthed by a developer using the Reddit user name Fodawin. (... [SocialTimes.com]

Flawed Liveblogs of Boston Manhunt Top Reddit - Posted April 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_124600" align="alignleft" width="310"] Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, F.B.I. photo[/caption] A liveblog of the manhunt for the two suspects identified in the Boston Marathon bombings was the top story on Reddit this morning, before being bumped b... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Boston Explosions Confusion | Twitter Keyword Ads - Posted April 18, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   An Arrest in ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Buys Pulse | Twitter Music App - Posted April 12, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   LinkedIn Acquires Pulse News Reader and Publishing ... [SocialTimes.com]

Among Teens, Interest in Facebook Falling Significantly - Posted April 10, 2013
Over the past year, the share of teens who said Facebook is the most important social media site for them fell 10 percent, according to a study of teen consumer habits by the investment banking firm Piper Jaffray. Facebook remained the most popular social netw... [SocialTimes.com]

The Art of Online Reputation Management - Posted April 9, 2013
Full disclosure: we recently Googled a friend from long ago to see what he/she had been up to in recent years and found ourselves confronted by an entire images page filled with mugshots. Is there a point to this sad story? There is! Yesterday our sister site ... [PRNewser]

The Internet Commemorates the Life of Margaret Thatcher - Posted April 8, 2013
Margaret Thatcher, who served as the UK's Prime Minister all through the 1980's, has died at the age of 87. Margaret Thatcher died today.A great lady she changed the face of British politics, created opportunity for anyone to succeed in the UK.RIP -- Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) April 8, 2013 The internet, as usual, is... [SocialTimes.com]

Business Wire Adds Nuvi Social Media Monitoring Reports - Posted April 8, 2013
Companies that use Business Wire to release information to the media can now track how their content performed on Facebook and other ... [AllFacebook]

Gnip to Add Social Data From Instagram, Bitly and Reddit to Its Reports - Posted April 4, 2013
Gnip, which licenses so-called firehose data from Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress and Disqus to report to brands how they are bein... [SocialTimes.com]

UPDATED: Facebook Correcting Bugs That Affect Events On New Timeline, Search History - Posted April 3, 2013
Facebook is working to correct a pair of bugs, w... [AllFacebook]

Social Behavior: It's About Time [Infographic] - Posted April 3, 2013
Internet users spent 30 billion more minutes on social media in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to a recent study. That's an increase of 37 percent. Where are they spending their time? Digital marketing agency iAcquire partnered with SurveyMonkey to measure the social behavior of internet users. The researchers learned that... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Addresses Android Issues, Dislike Button, Groups In Reddit AMA - Posted April 2, 2013
Facebook employees love to take part in Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions. Tuesday, Facebook Product Engineer Bob Baldwin (as well as Joel Seligstein, who works on... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Addresses Android Issues, Dislike Button, Groups In Reddit AMA - Posted April 2, 2013
Facebook employees love to take part in Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions. Tuesday, Facebook Product Engineer Bob Baldwin (as well as Joel Seligstein, who works on... [Lost Remote]

Highlights from Charlie Rose's Reddit AMA - Posted April 2, 2013
It seems like everyone is doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything session lately. The latest media figure to do one is Charlie Rose, so we collected some of the more interesting ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Highlights from Charlie Rose's Reddit AMA - Posted April 2, 2013
It seems like everyone is doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything session lately. The latest media figure to do one is Charlie Rose, so we collected some of the more interesting ... [FishbowlNY]

RedditRewind Goes Back to the Future - Posted March 29, 2013
Two developers have created an easier way to browse old reddit posts. RedditRewind is a virtual time machine for finding photos, videos, and links posted on reddit in the last few months. With a newly enhanced interface, it's a welcome... [SocialTimes.com]

Olive Garden's Comped Receipt PR Win: Real or Fake? - Posted March 28, 2013
Social media has recently taught us that restaurant receipts, when posted and shared online, can provide brands with a lot of press that can be either very good or very bad. This week The Consumerist ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Ad Revenue | Facebook App Install Ads - Posted March 28, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

ProPublica Asks Reddit: What Should We Cover? - Posted March 27, 2013
This week, the non-profit investigative journalism group ProPublica decided to take its quest to uncover the untold stories in a different direction on the Internet: Reddit. And here's the twist, they're not seeking sources -- they're seeking stories. They've opened up a channel, InvestigateThisNews, asking users to tell them what they... [10,000 Words]

Retailers Fight 'Showrooming' by Charging Visitors to Browse - Posted March 26, 2013
"Showrooming" is a relatively new phenomenon in the retail world, but it appears to be growing. It's basically the act of visiting a physical store, checking out the prices on the items you want, then buying them online for less. (We assume celebrities hire people to do this sort of thing,... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Comments | Google+ Animated GIFS - Posted March 26, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga, Facebook Drifting | Verizon Cross-Platform SMS - Posted March 22, 2013
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Reddit Partners With YouTube to Bring Video to Site - Posted March 18, 2013
The vibrant social news site Reddit said today that it had partnered with YouTube to deliver original videos based on the site's features. Reddit launched three videos that stem from its "Explain Like I'm Five" feature, first reported in an... [AllFacebook]

Reddit Partners With YouTube to Bring Video to Site - Posted March 18, 2013
The vibrant social news site Reddit said today that it had partnered with YouTube to deliver original videos based on the site's features. Reddit launched three videos that stem from its "Explain Like I'm Five" feature, first reported in an... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Replacements for Google Reader - Posted March 15, 2013
If you are one of the many loyal users of Google Reader, it's time to think about what you will do when Google pulls the plug on the RSS feed aggregator in July. Reader is not the only RSS feed reader, and we took a look at some of the others. What... [AllFacebook]

BuzzFeed is Launching a Business Section - Posted March 15, 2013
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BuzzFeed is Launching a Business Section - Posted March 15, 2013
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that BuzzFeed is adding a business section to its wide array of offerings. ... [FishbowlNY]

Rachel Maddow Conducts Reddit AMA in Lead-up to SXSW Talk - Posted March 8, 2013
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's popular intellectual host, just concluded an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit in the lead-up to her talk Sunday at South by Southwest (we'll be there, unless it's too mobbed to get in). Maddow showe... [SocialTimes.com]

PR Stunts: Dove 'Restores' Photoshopped Models - Posted March 8, 2013
It's been nearly ten years since Dove introduced "Real Beauty", one of the 2000's best rebranding campaigns. Its focus on "real-looking" models helped distinguish Dove in the crowded beauty category--and the company's Canadian division just used a crafty PR stunt to try and extend that winning streak. First Dove ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Facebook News Feed | Pandora CEO Quits - Posted March 8, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: News Feed Announcement | Google+ Redesign - Posted March 7, 2013
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Flesh Out Your Fictional Character on Reddit - Posted March 6, 2013
At the IAmAFiction subreddit, you can actually take your fictional character out into the world--interacting with readers and answering questions in character to help your writing process. The group was inspired by real-life interviews on Reddit... [semanticweb.com]

Flesh Out Your Fictional Character on Reddit - Posted March 6, 2013
At the IAmAFiction subreddit, you can actually take your fictional character out into the world--interacting with readers and answering questions in character to help your writing process. The group was inspired by real-life interviews on Reddit... [GalleyCat]

CEO of Modern Meadow Explains BioPrinted Meat - Posted March 5, 2013
(3ders.org) Andras Forgacs, CEO of Modern Meadow, defined bioprinted meat in a February 27 Reddit appe... [Inside 3D Printing News]

'Harlem Shake' Song Producer Reveals His Favorite Parodies in Reddit AMA - Posted February 19, 2013
The Harlem Shake--the ridiculous meme in which people go crazy, dancing awkwardly to the first thirty seconds the song by the same title, is still going strong. Yesterday the song's producer, Harry Rodrigues AKA Baauer, chimed in on the trend i... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Dominates the Content Sharing Market on iPhone, Study Finds - Posted February 19, 2013
Pinterest has the leading mobile app for sharing content, according to a study of iPhone users in the U.S. Mobile insights service Onavo measured the growth in market share for content sharing platforms including Pinterest, StumbleUpon!, Alien Blue, iReddit, 9GAG, and Digg in the second half of 2012. The analysts found that... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Director Of Engineering Talks Zuckerberg, Graph Search On Reddit - Posted February 15, 2013
Reddit has a feature called Ask Me Anything (AMA), where notable people allow readers to, well, ask them anything. Facebook has loved this recently. Wednesday, Facebook employees answered questions about the ... [AllFacebook]

The Inside Scoop On Facebook's Hiring Practices - Posted February 13, 2013
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to work for Facebook (even if you're not applying for a job as the company's global head of dive... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: First Social Media Pope Resigns | Google+ Friends - Posted February 12, 2013
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PR Win: Restaurant Gives Discount for 'Well-Behaved Kids' - Posted February 5, 2013
Most viral restaurant stories concern customers, bosses and co-workers behaving very badly--but today Reddit has finally provided us with something ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Super Bowl | Twitter Data Breach - Posted February 4, 2013
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PR Fail: Applebee's Fires Server Who Shared Obnoxious Tip-Free Receipt - Posted February 1, 2013
Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant should be able to relate to this viral story: Last week a pastor at a St. Louis-area church took her congregation to dinner at Applebee's after the service. Apparently unaware that 18% gratuities are standard practice for parties of six or more at... [PRNewser]

Andy Carvin of NPR Shares Wisdom On Reddit - Posted January 25, 2013
The rapid rise of the online social community Reddit has born out a phenomenon that has captured a large swath of the Internet: the "Ask Me Anything" or AmA. Everyone from Icelandic indie band Sigur Ros to ... [TVSpy]

Reddit Announces the Top 500 AMAs - Posted January 24, 2013
Reddit's AMA, or "Ask Me Anything," series brings comedians, politicians, and other interesting people to the link-sharing site for a live interview with the community members. Today, the team has posted a list of the top 500 AMA threads that's anything but predictable. While many popular interviewees ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Inauguration | French Taxes for Facebook? - Posted January 22, 2013
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Silicon Valley Lawmaker Pushes for 'Aaron's Law' on Reddit - Posted January 16, 2013
Zoe Lofgren, a Democratic Representative from Silicon Valley, will introduce a bill to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, dubbing it Aaron's Law after Aaron Swartz, who took his life while facing charges under the act. ... [SocialTimes.com]

David Carr Doing a Reddit AMA Today - Posted January 14, 2013
David Carr, author and The New York Times' media maven, is doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything today at 2 pm. Carr's last column dealt wi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Carr Doing a Reddit AMA Today - Posted January 14, 2013
David Carr, author and The New York Times' media maven, is doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything today at 2 pm. Carr's last column dealt wi... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Ex-Redditor Dies | Golden Globes Live-Tweets - Posted January 14, 2013
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Former Redditor Aaron Swartz Dies at Age 26 - Posted January 13, 2013
Aaron Swartz, an early employee of the link-sharing site reddit, is dead at the age of 26, the Associated Press has confirmed. The 26-year-old programmer and internet activist reportedly hanged himself in his Brooklyn ... [AllFacebook]

Nate Silver is Doing a Reddit AMA Right Now - Posted January 8, 2013
Nate Silver, political stat guru for The New York Times, is doing a "... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nate Silver is Doing a Reddit AMA Right Now - Posted January 8, 2013
Nate Silver, political stat guru for The New York Times, is doing a "... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Library of Tweets | Facebook Pages Manager - Posted January 7, 2013
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Reddit's Erik Martin will help us understand the social TV fan at Lost Remote's NYC show - Posted January 3, 2013
2013 is the year of the social TV fan. One of the most popular social TV platforms right now is reddit, which we profiled back in June. Reddit's General Manager, Erik Martin will be ... [Lost Remote]

Musician Dupes Phone Thief With Fake OKCupid Profile - Posted January 3, 2013
A thief got the surprise of his life earlier this week when he showed up for a hot date with a girl he met on OKCupid, only to discover that the "girl" was actually the guy he swiped a phone from on New Year's Eve! Musician Nadav Nirenberg forgot hi... [SocialTimes.com]

Studio Screens New Star Trek Film for Dying Fan - Posted January 2, 2013
Promoting a Hollywood blockbuster is a massive project, especially when you're working with a very well-established franchise. Sometimes it's tough to break through the media onslaught and let your core fan base know how much they mean to the... [PRNewser]

Look What Was Under Reddit's Christmas Tree This Year - Posted December 27, 2012
Silver, gold, and weird bathing suits -- it was the season of giving at reddit, where premium subscriptions and gifts among virtual friends brought a different kind of e-commerce to the social space. Reddit reports that its 4t... [SocialTimes.com]

Shoutlet 6.0 Rolls Out With New Features For Facebook Marketers - Posted December 4, 2012
Cloud-based self-serve social marketing platform Shoutle... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: #My2K | Google+ vs. Facebook - Posted November 29, 2012
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Facebook, IPO Among Bing's Most-Searched Terms Of 2012 - Posted November 27, 2012
Though Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have the tabloid-turning power of Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber, Facebook was among Bing's most-searched terms of the year. The year isn't over yet, but that didn't stop Bing (which has been a solid partner with Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday And Cyber Monday: Retailers' Referral Traffic From Facebook, Mall Check-Ins, Fab.com - Posted November 27, 2012
The huge shopping days of Black Friday... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy | Tumblr Grows - Posted November 27, 2012
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Niche Social Networks Reinvent Cyber Monday 2.0 - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook and Twitter might be the ruling social networks for sharing Cyber Monday deals, but niche sites like Pinterest, Reddit, and Foursquare are climbing into the social deal space in ways that are comfortingly familiar. Pinterest According the the Adobe Digital Index, Pinterest will show the most growth in referrals year-over-year. How does... [SocialTimes.com]

redditgifts: A Marketplace For Meme Junkies - Posted November 26, 2012
The holiday season is here and the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts for your friends, family and Secret Santa picks. reddit, Guinness World Record-holder for the world's biggest Secret Santa, is here to help with the newly launched redditgift... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Digs for 'Gold' in Premium Subscriptions - Posted November 9, 2012
Rising server costs and surging traffic have led the reddit team to resurrect an existing, but long-neglected premium feature of the link-sharing site called reddit gold. "We have a choice to make," reddit CEO Yishan Wong in a blog post. "We can start running a bunch more ads, or we can give... [SocialTimes.com]

How Not to Care for an iPad: Video - Posted November 9, 2012
I'm sure many of my readers are entertained when tech blogs or Blendtec destroy a new gadget, but the following video will be far less amusing. It reportedly shows a group of Walmart employees abusing iPads. I'm not entirely sure this video is real, but according to the Redditor who posted this... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Obama to Reddit Users: 'Go Out There and Cast Your Vote' - Posted November 6, 2012
President Obama visited Reddit an hour ago to ask users, who had engaged him in an "Ask Me Anything" digital conversation in August, to go vote. User PresidentObama wrote: I'm checking in because polls will start closing in this election in ... [AllFacebook]

Man Hires Assistant to Slap Him Into Productivity - Posted November 5, 2012
Today in Random Day Before the Election News: This clever study in personal dedication broke a couple of weeks ago, and it's already made its way around a good portion of the Internet. Still, we'd like to come back to it on a day characterized by irritation and anxiety for so... [PRNewser]

Reddit, Explained...In An Epic Rap Video - Posted November 1, 2012
Reddit, the social link-sharing website that hit the web back in 2005 and has since become one of the most influential sites in the viral spread of images, videos, links and more, recently made it into the mainstream news following Gawker's Adrian Chen's exposure of one of the site's most controversial... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Is '800-Pound Gorilla' In 2012 Elections, Cites 'CQ Researcher' Report - Posted October 31, 2012
The winners and losers aren't yet known in the 2012 presidential election, but that hasn't stopped one publication from taki... [AllFacebook]

Reddit Might Be Worth $240 Million - Posted October 31, 2012
Reddit, a site so schizophrenic it can host a chat by President Barack Obama alongside links to cat videos and porn, attracts about 3 billion page views a month. For site that is little more than a collection of message boards, it's insanely popular. So naturally, people want to know what... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Reddit Might Be Worth $240 Million - Posted October 31, 2012
Reddit, a site so schizophrenic it can host a chat by President Barack Obama alongside links to cat videos and porn, attracts about 3 billion page views a month. For site that is little more than a collection of message boards, it's insanely popular. So naturally, people want to know what... [FishbowlNY]

HootSuite Adds Reddit and StumbleUpon to App Directory - Posted October 30, 2012
HootSuite today added two first-generation social media platforms to its app directory, which allows users to engage with platforms from their HootSuite dashboard. Users can now access StumbleUpon ... [SocialTimes.com]

What is Michael Brutsch, aka Violentacrez, doing in a private moderator discussion board on Reddit? - Posted October 25, 2012
One day after Gawker outed Violentacrez as Michael Brutsch, "the biggest troll on the web," Brutsch was back, this time as himself, mrbrutsch. What's more, according to a leake... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Troll Tells CNN: 'Reddit Encouraged this Sort of Behavior' [Video] - Posted October 19, 2012
Yesterday, Reddit's biggest troll and contributor to the its sleaziest subreddits, Michael Brutsch (a.k.a. Violentacrez), gave an exclusive interview to CNN. He was obviously nervous and according to the interviewer, "Showed up early and couldn't wait to get on television." Some highlights from Brutsch include: "It wa... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit's 'Doxtober': A Tragedy in Five Acts - Posted October 18, 2012
  Much of the content uploaded or moderated by Michael Brutsch, aka Violentacrez was, by his own admission, pornographic. His images graced the pages of infamous subreddits like r/jailbait, which Brutsch tried to top with r/picsofdeadjailbait after the former was called out for being the worst sub... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Glitch | Foursquare Search | Etsy Accusations - Posted October 16, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Space Jump on YouTube | Reddit Ban | Zynga Lawsuit - Posted October 15, 2012
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A Marketer's Guide to Reddit [Infographic] - Posted October 4, 2012
Marketers who threaten the Reddit community with spammy links and boring content will likely be destroyed, says Prestige Marketing. On the link-sharing site known as the "Front Page of the Internet," only the strong survive. Reddit receives 2.5 billion page views per month, and thus any content that reaches the front page... [SocialTimes.com]

An inside look at Cinemax's social TV strategy for 'Hunted' - Posted September 28, 2012
Cinemax is preparing to launch their latest original series and have tapped social TV fan experts Campfire to birth an experience to build buzz in time for the premiere. ... [Lost Remote]

PBS Mixes Facebook, Other Social Networks Into Documentary 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women' - Posted September 24, 2012
PBS will air documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Oct. 1 and 2, but ... [AllFacebook]

Glove and Boots Puppets Host Out-Of-The-Box Reddit AMA, Answer Questions With Videos - Posted September 18, 2012
Damien Eckhardt-Jacobi and Vincent Bova, the dudes behind the lovable array of Glove and Boots characters Mario, Fafa and friends, are doing a R... [SocialTimes.com]

Dr. Pepper Ad Inspires Evolution 'Debate'? Seriously? - Posted September 14, 2012
Today in You Guys Are Really Bumming Us Out News: At first we didn't think Dr. Pepper was looking for a fight when planning their "... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Ads | Facebook Exchange | New iCloud.com - Posted September 14, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Deal | Obama on Reddit | Twitter Certified - Posted August 30, 2012
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Redditors Are Ready to Crack Open a Beer with President 'Brobama' - Posted August 29, 2012
At 4:30 p.m. on August 29, anonymous Reddit users crowded around the "front page of the Internet" to ask our nation's President about the economy, space exploration, the Internet, and the White House recipe for beer. Throughout ... [AllFacebook]

Redditors Are Ready to Crack Open a Beer with President 'Brobama' - Posted August 29, 2012
At 4:30 p.m. on August 29, anonymous Reddit users crowded around the "front page of the Internet" to ask our nation's President about the economy, space exploration, the Internet, and the White House recipe for beer. Throughout ... [SocialTimes.com]

President Hits Reddit for Q&A - Posted August 29, 2012
In case you hadn't heard, President Obama is currently participating in an "Ask Me Anything" session on ... [PRNewser]

President Obama to Address Reddit Community Tonight at 4:30 PM ET - Posted August 29, 2012
Right now President Obama is bracing himself for a half-hour live chat with the Reddit community. Minutes before showtime, users have already submitted 650 comments. The President announced the AMA (Ask Me Anything) ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Elections, Reddit Vs. 9GAG, Moleskine Goes Digital [Podcast] - Posted August 28, 2012
On this week's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog talked politics, flame wars, and a digital remake of the trusty reporter's notebook. Evernote and Moleskine recently ... [SocialTimes.com]

Redditors Hatch A Plan For A Gallery & Online Store To Support Art On Reddit... But Is It Feasible? - Posted August 28, 2012
Have you ever seen an image shared on Reddit that you wouldn't mind hanging on your wall? Have you wished you could support talent on the social news site with more than just upvotes? One Redditor wants to support artists on Reddit with a new initiative--a gallery and online... [SocialTimes.com]

Redditors Continue to Fight 9GAG, Citing Fake Followers and Stolen Content - Posted August 28, 2012
Reddit's most loyal fans have thrown up a Facebook page and a Change.org petition to stop the rise of 9GAG, a humor site that critics say is running on recycled content and padded user counts while its community members spread hate across the Internet. A representative from the activist group Stop... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook iOS App | Reddit Bus Tour | Twitter Developers - Posted August 24, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Probe | Tumblr Friend-Finder | Donkey Wi-Fi - Posted August 23, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   FTC Ends Investigation on ... [SocialTimes.com]

9GAG Reeled In 65 Million Unique Visitors With Funny Memes - Posted August 22, 2012
A meme aggregator called 9GAG is going viral faster than Reddit, according to some new statistics the company shared at Y Combinator's S12 Demo Day. Much like the link-sharing site, or more picture-based sites like ICanHasCheezburger, people are flocking to 9GAG for the LOLs. "Y U No Signup?!" is how 9GAG... [SocialTimes.com]

A Funny Imposter Explains How to Use Reddit [Video] - Posted August 13, 2012
A comedian who's tagline is "I can't really tell if he's being serious or not," has posted a video about his experience with Reddit, and explains how he infiltrated the network and discovered the easy way to win the adulation of Redditors. Through reading, commenting and posting on various sections of... [SocialTimes.com]

If Social Networks Were Dinosaurs... [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 6, 2012
They're nowhere near extinct, but what if social networks actually were dinosaurs? Can you take a stab at which ancient beast Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the rest would be? According to one rather imaginative graphics designer, all of our favori... [AllTwitter]

If Social Media Sites Were Dinosaurs [Infographic] - Posted August 3, 2012
What if all your favorite social networks were dinosaurs? Here's what Reddit, StumbleUpon, Google+, MySpace, and Facebook would look like if they roamed the earth as prehistoric animals. When designer Najeeb Khan created this infographic for Uvavi, Inc., he wasn't prematurely declaring these sites extinct; it's more like the size, unique features,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Results | Twitter Outage | Olympics YouTube Leak - Posted July 27, 2012
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Congressman Asks SOPA Opponents to Help Draft Mobile Privacy Law - Posted July 26, 2012
Reddit, one of the main leaders in the anti-SOPA blackout, has become the go-to place for one lawmaker. Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia has turned to the Reddit community for input on how to create mobile privacy legislation. He ... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Newsfeed: Colorado Tragedy | Facebook Payout | Sparrow Purchase - Posted July 23, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Partners | Facebook-Walmart Meeting | Tweet Archives - Posted July 20, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Google+ Liked | LivingSocial | HootSuite Autoschedule - Posted July 18, 2012
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Facebook Engineer Apologizes For Blocking Image-Sharing Site Imgur, Explains What Happened - Posted July 17, 2012
Accidents happen, including during the course of operating and maintaining a social network with ... [AllFacebook]

A New Form of Crisis Management: A Facebook Engineer Apologizes on Reddit - Posted July 17, 2012
There are many American corporate traditions that are being swept aside by the sea-change of social media. One of those traditions is the lengthy company apology process after a company makes an error that has people up in arms. Companies would once invite the legal team, the PR team, an Executive... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube News | FB Rotating Ads | Audi's Secret Number - Posted July 16, 2012
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Pinterest Users More Likely to Vote for Mitt Romney [Infographic] - Posted July 12, 2012
If you find yourself on Pinterest more often than Etsy, you might be a Romney supporter, according to this infographic. See where you fall on the political spectrum based on the social media sites you use -- the results may surprise you. In what is easily the most shocking analysis of social... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Events | First Tweets | Reddit Cracks Code - Posted July 12, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Glitch | Windows Upgrade | Twitter Ruling - Posted July 3, 2012
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Web Advocates Pen 'Declaration of Internet Freedom' to Fight 'Bad Bills' - Posted July 2, 2012
A multibillion-dollar industry that unites people from around the world can't hide from the law forever. But to keep bills like the Stop Online Piracy Act from throwing the baby out with the bathwater, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Free Press internet campaign director Josh Levy have collaborated on... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Blames Outage on Bug | Facebook Lawsuit Triggers Sponsored Stories Changes | Flipboard Expanding to Android - Posted June 22, 2012
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Indiegogo Campaign Raises Over $300,000 (And Growing) For Bullied Bus Monitor To Go On Vacation - Posted June 21, 2012
The life of 68-year-old bus monitor Karen Huff Klein has been changed forever, thanks to Reddit user Max Sidorov. After seeing a video on Facebook of Karen the Bus Monitor being bulled by schoolchildren, Sidorov uploaded the video to YouTube and sta... [AllFacebook]

Reddit Co-founder Steve Huffman Sheds Light on the Early Days - Posted June 19, 2012
Today Reddit is one of the largest online communities for content sharing and discovery, but have you ever wondered about how they got there? How did they go from a brand new website with zero members to a thriving online community? In a video lesson from Udacity,... [SocialTimes.com]

Disgruntled eBay Seller Goes Viral After Death, Spreads Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis - Posted June 18, 2012
Over the weekend a video of a disgruntled eBay seller's message to buyers went viral. The video, which has racked up over 400,000 views since being posted to Reddit on Friday, features an eBay sale page for a DVD backe... [SocialTimes.com]

Panel of Techno-Optimists: The Shift to Social and Who's Doing it Right - Posted June 14, 2012
In an event hosted by New York University's Center for Publishing and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies last ni... [TVSpy]

Reddit Founder Forms Internet Defense League to Fight for Internet Freedom, Comic Book-Style - Posted May 25, 2012
If we learned anything from the Internet Blackout that united Wikipedia, Google, and other social media luminaries against the anti-piracy measures SOPA and PIPA, it's that Internet companies can win any battle that's fought on the Internet. To keep the flame alive, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has created an Internet Defense... [SocialTimes.com]

Stephen Colbert Joins Reddit's Gift Exchange for Troops [Video] - Posted May 22, 2012
Stephen Colbert, the swiss army knife of late night political satire, has joined Reddit's Gift Exchange for the troops. The program is part of 'redditgifts', a popular subreddit where users sign up to give one another gifts. It's especially popular during Christmas time each year. The redditgift exchange for th... [SocialTimes.com]

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Take Home Webbys | Social Media and Elections | FaceTime for 3G? - Posted May 22, 2012
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PostSecret Founder Answers All Questions at Reddit - Posted May 14, 2012
PostSecret is no longer a secret. The postcard secrets service that lets people send in their deepest anonymous secrets on a home-made postcard has been running since 2005, and founder Frank Warren took the time out to talk with the Reddit community on Friday to answer people's questions about the... [SocialTimes.com]

Why the Co-Founder of Reddit Won't Buy Facebook Stock [Video] - Posted May 11, 2012
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian appeared on CNN on Wednesday to explain why he would not be buying any Facebook stock in the upcoming IPO. Specifically, he is critical of their support of bills like CISPA which are not in the best interest of users. Alexis posted the interview on... [SocialTimes.com]

The Daily Show Intern Talks About His Experience on Reddit - Posted May 4, 2012
In an Ask Me Anything last night, an intern for The Daily Show answered a few questions about how things work behind the scenes at one of the funniest political satires on television. The user hid his real identity behind his name "DarnJester99", although a link shows it to be... [SocialTimes.com]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Celebrity Dating, Courtesy of Reddit - Posted April 30, 2012
What makes Reddit so special? Is it the democratic comments process which ensures that the most lauded comments are seen first? Is it the proliferation of pithy, humorous image memes in the AdviceAnimals subreddit? I'd wager to say it's the strength of the IAMA (I am a) and... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Drive Unveiled | Facebook May Delay IPO | Groupon Seeks Directors - Posted April 25, 2012
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VideoReddit for iPad Lets You Watch Reddit's Best Videos - Posted April 24, 2012
Reddit has become one of the best sources of funny videos on the web. That's an audacious statement, but there's nothing like the incessant babbling of my friends about "the latest Reddit meme" to solidify my convictions about it. Reddit is something that, once introduced to a friend, sticks... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook and Microsoft's AOL Patents | YouTube and Twitter's New Ads - Posted April 24, 2012
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Anonymous Tops Reddit | Twitter Bribe | Is Facebook Uncool? - Posted April 11, 2012
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Viacom Wins Reversal | Facebook on Nasdaq | Twitter's Spam War - Posted April 6, 2012
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Facebook Search | From Reddit to Wedding | TweetDeck Back to Normal - Posted April 2, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Zuckerberg in Japan | LivingSocial Takes on Takeout | Draw Something Scam - Posted March 30, 2012
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Bullied Girl Posts Story on Reddit; Bully Is Arrested - Posted March 28, 2012
A Maryland student tired of being bullied posted her story on Reddit to help her in "gaining momentum" for a plan to get the bully punished. The bully engaged in all sorts of online and offline bullying, and after the student - under the pseudonym "Sarah" - started to dig... [SocialTimes.com]

Could Reddit Rival YouTube for Discovering Talent? - Posted March 22, 2012
James Erwin, 37, didn't have Hollywood in mind when he started writing Rome, Sweet Rome. He was just taking a break from writing software manuals at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, when he saw this question posted on Reddit: "... [SocialTimes.com]

MysteryGuitarMan Tells Reddit His YouTube Views Dropped 60% After Redesign - Posted March 20, 2012
Over the weekend, popular YouTuber Joe Penna, aka MysteryGuitarMan, did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit, revealing some interesting information about the implications of YouTube's new redesign. In response to a... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Bans "Reddit is Fun" Android App for Sexually Explicit Content - Posted March 20, 2012
The cool Reddit is Fun Android app, which we covered recently, was banned from the Google Play store today due to a "violatio... [SocialTimes.com]

'Reddit is Fun' Android App Updates to 2.0 -- Includes Tablet Support - Posted March 12, 2012
Reddit is fun, one of the top unofficial Reddit browsing applications for Android, has released version 2 and it adds all kinds of cool features. Most notably the pro version is now optimized for tablets, but there are a bunch of bug fixes that make the app the easiest way... [SocialTimes.com]

New Reddit CEO Reports For Duty - Posted March 9, 2012
Reddit has named former Facebook and Paypal engineer Yishan Wong its new CEO. The announcement follows the company's restructuring under its parent company, Advanced Publications. "I don't have the polish and the poise and the schmoozing, and I don't play golf," said Wong of his credentials. "Instead, I'm an... [SocialTimes.com]

How Reddit Saved Bear Silber's Life [Video] - Posted March 8, 2012
A frequent Redditor known as Bear Silber recently has Reddit to thank for helping him diagnose a severe health problem that even his doctor couldn't figure out. The story begins 5 years ago, when Silber first got ill. He couldn't find a doctor to understand why he was... [SocialTimes.com]

How Reddit Helped A Terminal Cancer Patient's Dream Come True [Video] - Posted February 23, 2012
Nachu Bhatnagar has terminal cancer and may die by June and one of his friends turned to Reddit to make one of his final wishes come true. In a chat conversation with one of his good friends, kivakid on Reddit, Nach... [SocialTimes.com]

How Long Until Woody Harrelson Apologizes to Reddit with a Real AMA? - Posted February 6, 2012
Woody Harrelson recently got on Reddit to engage in one of those famous "AMA" ask me anything threads. Well, that's what it seemed like. In the past, people like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Big Name Websites Protest SOPA - Posted January 17, 2012
Some of the sites U.S. Internet users rely on most plan to take part in an online protest Wednesday, Jan. 17, against SOPA -- the Stop Online Piracy Act -- and related bill PIPA -- PROTECT IP Act -- currently under consideration. We here at 10,000 Words have cov... [TVSpy]

Wikipedia to Shut Down on Wednesday in Protest of SOPA - Posted January 17, 2012
Time to dust off the old Encyclopedia Britannica, because all your online facts are about to go unchecked. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has confirmed that the free online encyclopedia will shut down on Wednesday, January 18 in protest of the Stop Online Privacy Act (... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Protests SOPA by Shutting Down for 12 Hours Next Wednesday - Posted January 11, 2012
We recently covered Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian appearing on Bloomberg TV to protest SOPA and explain how if SOPA existed years ago, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Dominates the Scene -- 2B Page Views in December - Posted January 6, 2012
Social aggregating site Reddit finished 2011 with some monster numbers. According to a post on the site's blog, internal analytics show Reddit had more than two billion pageviews in the month of December alone. Here are the numbers to be exact. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Co-Founder Criticizes SOPA on Bloomberg TV [Video] - Posted January 6, 2012
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian spoke with Bloomberg about his criticism of the creative industries' SOPA bill and how it will affect small start-up businesses. He explained that SOPA, which proposes to have the ability to shut down a site if it has private content, would have choked Reddit and other... [SocialTimes.com]

Louis C.K. Starts an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit -- 6000 Comments in First Hour - Posted December 12, 2011
Louis C.K., that polymath comedian who's now created an Emmy nominated comedy television show, has jumped onto Reddit to let his fans ask him anything. He's doing it because he's launched a super-cheap $5 DVD of his latest comic performance, and is selling it through Paypal with no middleman. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nickelodeon Storyboard Artist Draws Redditors' Requests - Posted November 29, 2011
Reddit user "thewondercat" who is also known as a Nickelodeon storyboard artist started an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the social news site Reddit in order to have a blast with its readers. He asked fellow Reddit users to give him some ideas on what to draw, and then... [SocialTimes.com]

Pro Tip: Use Reddit To Find Story Ideas - Posted November 29, 2011
Reddit is an Internet firehose, a repository of the good, the bad, the silly and the shocking. Online journalists should make it a habit to look at Reddit from time to time. Not only can it be a great way to promote work, but there always seems to be a good... [10,000 Words]

NYPD Officer Answers Questions On Reddit about Occupy... Then Deletes Thread - Posted November 22, 2011
An officer of the NYPD ("JustACop") from the Occupy Wall Street detail took it upon himself to hold an AMA on Reddit. He openly answered questions about OWS and NYPD's response. Unfortunately, the AMA thread is no longer available for users to read or add comments. The two-year veteran answered questions such... [SocialTimes.com]

Grooveshark Redesign Aims to "add a social network to music" - Posted November 17, 2011
Online music library platform Grooveshark recently introduced a complete redesign of its site. The site now places a heavy emphasis on social media sharing and community features that complement tighter integrations with third-party social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Reddit. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit User Discovers Hotmail Phishing Scam - Posted November 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_84331" align="alignright" width="175" caption="govinfosecurity"][/caption] When a user of the social news sharing platform Reddit decided to investigate if a phishing message he'd received had actually worked, he discovered it had. A little bit of sleuthing revealed more than 47,000 stolen identities from Hotmail.com and MSN.... [SocialTimes.com]

Actor Lands "Huh?" Line in AT&T Commercial, Goes Viral on Reddit - Posted November 10, 2011
Becoming a viral celebrity on reddit is a onetime crap shoot, but it did happen to an actor with a fairly small part in an AT&T commercial. Nate Dern turned into a celebrity due to a reddit thread earlier this week and spiked the ad into a viral sensation. Dern is... [SocialTimes.com]

StumbleUpon: Where Should You Share? [Infographic] - Posted October 28, 2011
StumbleUpon is a platform that specializes in social sharing as a service. The infographic in this article delineates underlying causes and reasons for StumbleUpon's continued presence as a sharing service in a field of competitors like Facebook, Twtiter, Reddit and Youtube. The platform actually places itself above the rest of its competitors,... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Hits 1.8B Monthly Pageviews, /r/funny Subreddit Earns 1M Subscribers - Posted October 28, 2011
Social news website Reddit reached a couple of milestones in the last 30 days. The news site not only hit 1.8 billion monthly pageviews, but one of its subreddits (/r/funny) has accumulated more than 1 million subscribers. With that said, 265 of its user-created sections, or subreddits, maintain at least 10,000 subscribers... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Invasion Timeline [Infographic] - Posted October 25, 2011
Reddit joined the social media world in 2005 and developed into one of the biggest and most popular news and content syndicated applications on the Internet. Sortable calls the platform "A treasure trove of sub-cultures and memes for users of all interests." Reddit success is based on being very supportive while encouraging its... [SocialTimes.com]

Warner Bros. Buys Reddit Short Story...But Who Really Owns The Content? - Posted October 20, 2011
Author James Erwin scored big when he sold the movie rights for "Rome, Sweet Rome," a series of short stories that he wrote on Reddit.com about a group of U.S. Marines that travel back in time to fi... [SocialTimes.com]

When Is User-Generated Content Not Useful? - Posted October 6, 2011
To judge from Time Warner Cable's director of digital communication Jeff Simmermon, the answer to the question above is "often." Simmermon was one of the speakers scheduled to take the stage today at ... [PRNewser]

Revolving Door: AOL and Arrington, Conde Nast, and More - Posted September 8, 2011
As we mentioned in this morning's Ticker, Michael Arrington is officially out at AOL, at least for now. ... [PRNewser]

reddit and Sequentia Environics Partner Up To Build Online Communities - Posted July 27, 2011
reddit and Sequentia Environics announced a new partnership to develop branded communities for companies wanting to interact with reddit members for product feedback, market research and innovation. With more than 1.2 billion page views and 18 million unique visitors each month, reddit is very much a part of the so... [SocialTimes.com]

Linked Data Influencer Under Indictment For Data Theft - Posted July 20, 2011
The U.S. government on Tuesday unsealed an indictment of Aaron Swartz, who helped to develop standards and tutorials for Linked Open Data, on charges including computer intrusion, fraud, and data theft in computer hacking incidents that targeted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and JSTOR, a not-for-profit archive of scientific journals and... [semanticweb.com]

Social Sharing Buttons: Too Much Or Not Enough? - Posted May 26, 2011
News can break at a moment's notice, and whether you have the exclusive scoop or not, chances are that readers coming to your website to read the story will want to share it with their friends and family. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networking services can help give your story... [10,000 Words]

Media Maven Dan Greenberg Tells mbStartups How to Make a Video Go Viral - Posted January 11, 2011
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Digg Lays Off Over a 3rd of Staff - Posted October 26, 2010
The CEO of San Francisco-based Digg, Inc. announced yesterday that it will lay off 25 employees, 37% of the site's total staff. This followed chief revenue officer Chas Edward's announcement that he was quitting to take a job at another company. Things have been loo... [FishbowlLA]

Conde Nast Experiments With Reddit - Posted March 30, 2009
There's something new going on at Reddit reports MediaMemo. The Digg... [MediaJobsDaily]

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