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REPORT: PlayBuzz Tops Publishers on Facebook in Shares for November - Posted December 11, 2014
Quiz site PlayBuzz continued its ... [AllFacebook]

U.K. Leaders Take Aim at Facebook's Tax Bill - Posted December 5, 2014
The chair of the U.K. Parliament's ... [AllFacebook]

The Guardian Wonders Whether Twitter Will Grow Up to Be a 'PR Platform' - Posted October 13, 2014
Jane Martinson of The Guardian wrote an interesting piece yesterday about the departure of Twitter's head of news, Vivian Schiller. It's really yet another attempt... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost Continues to Dominate Facebook Interactions, Shares Among Publishers - Posted October 10, 2014
The Huffington Post continued its reign atop the lists of ... [AllFacebook]

Anonymous Hack-Turned-Flack: 'I Absolutely Loathe Pitching' - Posted September 5, 2014
Here's a piece ... [FishbowlDC]

Greenpeace Not So Good with the Green Stuff - Posted June 25, 2014
Today in News We Missed: last week, leaked documents revealed that nonprofit Greenpeace International isn't the best when it comes to handling its own f... [FishbowlDC]

Kickstarter Launches Journalism-Focused Category - Posted June 12, 2014
Today, Kickstarter announced that it will be giving journalism projects their very own space. So whether you want to fund a magazine or a reporting adventure, you have a place to do it. Along with the subcategory, The Guardia... [10,000 Words]

BuzzFeed Losing Some Facebook Buzz? - Posted May 21, 2014
April was not kind to BuzzFeed, as the content aggregator saw its total number of Face... [AllFacebook]

Behind the Scenes at The Guardian During the Edward Snowden Era - Posted April 23, 2014
The Guardian has gotten more press in the past year than ever before. This is of course thanks to one Edward Snowden (Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras helped too). News outlets dutifully reported on the NSA l... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Firmly Denies That It Was 'Fully Aware' Of NSA Surveillance - Posted March 20, 2014
Facebook emphatically denied allegations in a story in ... [AllFacebook]

Are 'Connected Appliances' the Next Big Thing, or What? - Posted February 26, 2014
One way to bring attention to your client's burgeoning industry: sell it to Google. The company's $3.2 billion purchase of "smart home" startup Nest was the best possible PR for the push to synchronize appliances, which has yet to catch on despite all the press because it sounds a little weird. This... [FishbowlDC]

Millennial Investors More Focused on CSR as a Value Indicator - Posted February 13, 2014
Ever had trouble convincing your clients of the value of CSR efforts? We're guessing the answer to that question is "yes" because, in most cases, businesses judge the importance of public sentiment on the degree to which it influences investor relations. We found... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Lululemon's Success Lies in Making Its Customers Feel Bad - Posted February 12, 2014
Why can't you do this?! Speaking of "unapologetic" Barbie, observers have long argued tha... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Buzzes Other Publishers In January Facebook Shares, Engagement - Posted February 6, 2014
BuzzFeed had a strong month in January in terms of engagement on Facebook amo... [AllFacebook]

How Does Content Marketing Relate to PR, Again? - Posted December 20, 2013
Tired of this question already? Get used to it--sponsored content and brand journalism and content marketing are here to stay (... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Ordered a Sunday Night Drone Strike on the Retail World - Posted December 2, 2013
Why do bald men always make the best evil geniuses? You're probably still scrolling through emails from clients upset that Amazon trumped whatever Cyber Monday promo stunt they had planned with last night's drone delivery service "reveal." Get a sneak peek of #PrimeAir. Future deliveries in under 30 mins by unmanned aerial vehicles... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Paid 0 In U.K. Taxes For 2012 - Posted October 8, 2013
The tax man cometh and, in the case of Facebook in the ... [AllFacebook]

Jennifer Weiner to Jonathan Franzen: Twitter Isn't Evil and All Writers Are 'Self-Promoters' - Posted September 20, 2013
How do we classify a popular novelist's Twitter feed: is it marketing? personal branding? public relations? It's a bit of a grey area. But, as Jennifer Weiner so politely told Jonathan Franzen this week, social media is a necessary tool for... [FishbowlDC]

Dunkin' Donuts Didn't Look So Great in Blackface - Posted September 3, 2013
Well, then: welcome back to the grind. We hope your hangover isn't too harsh--and if it is you can just chug some Pedialyte. So what happened over the long we... [FishbowlDC]

REPORT: Facebook Spammers Raking In $200M/Year - Posted August 28, 2013
Despite continuous efforts by Facebook to curb spam, it still repre... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Other Tech Brands Respond to Latest NSA Surveillance Revelations - Posted August 26, 2013
The newest bombshell headlines from The Guardian's slow-drip reporting on our own National Security Agency's data collection/surveillance practices have created some unwanted headaches for the biggest names in tech. ... [FishbowlDC]

No, Maria Sharapova Will Not Change Her Name to 'Sugarpova' - Posted August 21, 2013
Personal branding: what does it even mean? For top tennis star Maria Sharapova, it means attaching your name to Every. Single. Product. you possibly can. But even the most unapologetic self-promoter must draw the line somewhere, and for Sharapova that line is ... [FishbowlDC]

Top PR Pro's Guardian Q&A Illustrates Familiar Industry Stereotypes, Challenges - Posted August 16, 2013
In case you missed it, this week The Guardian ran a story penned by Nancy Brenner of MSLGROUP as part of its "A Day's Work" series. Framed as a "Q&... [GalleyCat]

REPORT: NSA's XKeyscore Enables Analysts To Access Facebook Chats, Private Messages - Posted July 31, 2013
Private messages on Facebook may not be as private as users think, and the audience for ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Drives More Traffic To The Guardian Than Any Other Social Media Platform - Posted July 29, 2013
Speaking at the recent #TweetsFromTheTop Twitter event for chief executives, Guardian News & Media CEO ... [AllTwitter]

Former Facebook Employee Katherine Losse Discusses Master Password In Interview About Prism - Posted July 17, 2013
Early and former Facebook employee Katherine Losse r... [AllFacebook]

BSkyB Suspends All Facebook Advertising - Posted June 24, 2013
U.K-based pay TV provider British Sky Broadcasting, which News Corp. owns 39 percent of, announced that it has temporarily suspended all advertising campaign... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Execs On Cannes Panel: Advertisers Have Much Work To Do - Posted June 18, 2013
Facebook Head of Global Creative Solutions Mark D'Arcy and Director of Engineering ... [AllFacebook]

The Potential of the News Storyline Ontology - Posted June 13, 2013
Our own Jenny Zaino recently discussed the development of the News Storyline Ontology. Now, Robin Pembrooke of the BBC has more on how the new ontology is being used at the BBC... [semanticweb.com]

Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests - Posted June 11, 2013
Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the g... [AllFacebook]

'American Paper' NYT Reports On 'British Newspaper' Guardian's NSA Scoops - Posted June 10, 2013
On Sunday, when Guardian US revealed the identity of the infamous NSA leaker, apparently holed up in a hotel in Hong Kong, the NYT tweeted the news: "Former C.I.A. Worker Says He Is Source of Leak on U.S. Surveillance, Briti... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'American Paper' NYT Reports On 'British Newspaper' Guardian's NSA Scoops - Posted June 10, 2013
On Sunday, when Guardian US revealed the identity of the infamous NSA leaker, apparently holed up in a hotel in Hong Kong, the NYT tweeted the news: "Former C.I.A. Worker Says He Is Source of Leak on U.S. Surveillance, Briti... [FishbowlNY]

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Hadn't Even Heard Of Prism' Before Thursday - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg responded Friday to claims that the site had granted the U.S. government access to its servers. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: No Government Organization Was Provided With Direct Access To Our Servers - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook responded to the ... [AllFacebook]

Nielsen: Facebook Declining In U.S. And On Desktop - Posted May 1, 2013
According to market research firm Nielsen, the use of Facebook is declining in the U.S. and on desktop. A... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Mobile Can Be A More Important Medium Than TV - Posted April 15, 2013
Facebook earlier this month launched Home, which essentially makes Facebook the platform on selected Android phones. The move wa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Paid Celebrity Messaging In The U.K. - Posted April 8, 2013
Much to many users' chagrins, Facebook is testing a service that forces users to pay $1 to message people to whom they aren't connected. It'll ... [AllFacebook]

New WikiLeaks Doc We Steal Secrets Examines the 'Transparency Machine' - Posted March 28, 2013
The saga of WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning presents many questions for digital journalists.... [10,000 Words]

VIDEO: Ex-Conman Talks About Identity Theft On Facebook - Posted March 20, 2013
When users post their birth dates and hometowns, they might not think much of it, but an identity thief sees an opening. An ex-con turned FBI security exp... [AllFacebook]

Google Plus Takes Aim At Facebook Connect With Launch Of Google Plus Sign-In - Posted February 26, 2013
The Facebook Connect button that appears... [AllFacebook]

New Contest: Visualize Open Data & Win $2K - Posted February 14, 2013
The Guardian, Google, and the Open Knowledge Foundation have launched a new competition to find the best open government data visualization. The announcement states: "Governments around the world are releasing a tidal wave of ... [semanticweb.com]

Incest Desk: TWT Op-ed Editor Promotes Outside Media Site of TWT's Head of Digital - Posted January 16, 2013
Plump the pillows and freshen the fine linens. This one's a real incestuous mess. Sure, Wes Pruden, TWT's newly rehired opinion editor owe... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Incest Desk: TWT Op-ed Editor Promotes Outside Media Site of TWT's Head of Digital - Posted January 16, 2013
Plump the pillows and freshen the fine linens. This one's a real incestuous mess. Sure, Wes Pruden, TWT's newly rehired opinion editor owe... [FishbowlNY]

Is Facebook Usage Sinking In The U.K.? - Posted January 14, 2013
Is Facebook hemorrhaging users in the ... [AllFacebook]

'The Guardian' To Pull The Plug On Its Facebook Social Reader App - Posted December 14, 2012
U.K. newspaper The Guardian will pull the plug on its Facebook... [AllFacebook]

Sandy Twitter Troll Outed and Shamed - Posted November 1, 2012
To the unfortunate few who pay attention to online flame wars: the nightmare is over. ComfortablySmug--the Twitter "troll" who posted false messages during Hurricane Sandy claiming that Con Ed was about to shut off power to a... [FishbowlDC]

Two Bros Out in the Storm - Posted October 30, 2012
When The Guardian's and Salon's Jim Newell and obvious daredevil Dylan Byers of Politico contemplated venturing out last night on Cap... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Two Bros Out in the Storm - Posted October 30, 2012
When The Guardian's and Salon's Jim Newell and obvious daredevil Dylan Byers of Politico contemplated venturing out last night on Cap... [FishbowlNY]

Does the Growth of PR 'Threaten Democracy?' - Posted October 8, 2012
Excuse us for the inflammatory headline courtesy of Guardian UK's media commentator Roy Greenslade--but it certainly got our att... [FishbowlDC]

Data Journalism Lessons Learned at the Olympics - Posted August 14, 2012
Simon Rogers of The Guardian recently reviewed what the publication learned about ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Plays Key Part In How People Discover, Share News - Posted July 9, 2012
It's apparent that Facebook has changed the way people share information, and not just baby photos and event announcements. According to a stud... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches App Center (Actually, App Centre) In U.K. - Posted July 6, 2012
Facebook launched its app center in the United Kingdom, or app centre, as the region's la... [AllFacebook]

Browser Plugin Gives Users End Run Around Facebook Social Sharing - Posted July 5, 2012
Developer Joe Levy flew from his home in North Carolina to Facebook headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

Russia Launching Its Own Social Network - Posted June 19, 2012
As the internet becomes more widespread in Russia, the country's government has decided to launch its own Facebook-like social network, ac... [AllFacebook]

The Most Popular News Sites In Britain, According To Twitter [MAP] - Posted May 17, 2012
What news sites do the British read most? Is it BBC News and The Telegraph? Or are they more into The Sun and The Independent? There are plenty of news outlets battling it out for online eyeballs in the UK, and ... [AllTwitter]

Revolving Door: 'NYT' news, WHCD criticism, ABC & Univision - Posted May 8, 2012
The New York Times started a new biweekly video series today, all about street style. The premiere episode profiles... [GalleyCat]

Revolving Door: 'NYT' news, WHCD criticism, ABC & Univision - Posted May 8, 2012
The New York Times started a new biweekly video series today, all about street style. The premiere episode profiles... [FishbowlDC]

'WaPo,' 'Guardian' Social Readers Bleeding Users - Posted May 7, 2012
Do you remember all the stories about the success of Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Media and Social Network Leaders Open Up at 'The Guardian' Activate Summit - Posted May 4, 2012
For those making and breaking recent headlines, The Guardian Activate Summit held at New York's Paley Center for Media was a venue of choice on Thursday. Notable media and social network e... [FishbowlDC]

Word to Semantic Web Startups: The JOBS Act Is On - Posted March 28, 2012
If there's one thing the Semantic Web arena is full of, it is start-ups. In fact, the slew of creative and innovative ideas out there coming from young companies is one of the reasons for the first Start-Up Competition to be held at the Semantic Tech & Business... [semanticweb.com]

Open Graph App Brings Increased Traffic to Guardian.co.uk - Posted March 27, 2012
Brittany Darwell of our sister publication, Inside Facebook, recently reported that Guardian.co.uk attr... [semanticweb.com]

Diary of 'Skanky' News Ethics - Posted February 28, 2012
Over the past four days, a story I wrote about female scribes and what I deemed their "provocative" and "sexpot" Twitter avatars has made the rounds in different publications on the web. I published the story Thursday and, much to my... [FishbowlDC]

Diary of 'Skanky' News Ethics - Posted February 28, 2012
Over the past four days, a story I wrote about female scribes and what I deemed their "provocative" and "sexpot" Twitter avatars has made the rounds in different publications on the web. I published the story Thursday and, much to my... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diary of 'Skanky' News Ethics - Posted February 28, 2012
Over the past four days, a story I wrote about female scribes and what I deemed their "provocative" and "sexpot" Twitter avatars has made the rounds in different publications on the web. I published the story Thursday and, much to my... [FishbowlNY]

GigaOM and paidContent: Going Global - Posted February 9, 2012
GigaOM, which announced its purchase of ContentNext Media yesterday, reportedly paid less than the $6.5 million Guardian News & Media spent on its 2008 acquisiti... [10,000 Words]

Facebook's Timeline Launches - Posted December 15, 2011
Facebook today posted that users now officially can upgrade their profiles to its Facebook Timeline by heading here. Timeline, as Mark Zuckerberg described in September, is ... [semanticweb.com]

Embracing Open Data - Posted November 10, 2011
The Guardian recently published a piece on the vital role of local leaders in pushing Open ... [semanticweb.com]

Rachel Maddow Hints That Anderson Cooper Should Come Out - Posted April 25, 2011
In an interview with The Guardian, Rachel M... [FishbowlLA]

Journalism, Social Media and PR: An Interview with Romey Louangvilay - Posted April 21, 2011
The context of social media in journalism today cannot be ignored. Several mainstream media organizations such as The Guardian, Slate, and The New Yo... [10,000 Words]

New iPhone App from The Guardian Adopts Subscription Model - Posted January 10, 2011
The Guardian expects its updated iPhone app to be approved this week, shifting from a one-time charge of 2.39 ($3.72) to a subscription model at 2.99 ($4.66) for six months or 3.99 ($6.21) for 12 months, as reported by paidContent, a sist... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Om Malik, Rafat Ali Banter via Twitter About Possible Restructuring of Guardian Media Group - Posted November 8, 2010
News that Guardian Media Group -- parent company of The Guardian, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Adding Linked Data to the Open Platform - The Guardian - Posted October 18, 2010
The Guardian ... [semanticweb.com]

Linked Data at the Guardian - The Guardian (blog) - Posted October 18, 2010
The Guardian ... [semanticweb.com]

Not-Quite-The Guardian iPad App Today's News Debuts - Posted October 14, 2010
Full text from all of the content of The Guardian is now available via an iPad app, which is available free-of-charge and which contains advertising. But Th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Elevator Pitch: Utopia brings science research data to life - The Guardian (blog) - Posted October 6, 2010
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Open-Source Search: Application Centric and a Way to Big Data - ReadWriteWeb - Posted September 28, 2010
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Why the US and UK are leading the way on semantic web - Journalism.co.uk (blog) - Posted September 3, 2010
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London Linked Data meet-up - The Guardian (blog) - Posted February 26, 2010
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How media sites can make use of linked data - Journalism.co.uk (blog) - Posted February 24, 2010
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'What is the value of Linked Data to the news industry?' - The Guardian - Posted January 25, 2010
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Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt were involved in Data.gov.uk - The Guardian (blog) - Posted January 20, 2010
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The Guardian rosetta: the Datablog reference guide to nearly everything - guardian.co.uk - Posted November 24, 2009
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Wolfram|Alpha has arrived. Now what's it good for? - Scientific American - Posted May 18, 2009
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