Social Media

8th April 2014

Publishing is not in trouble says UK head of Penguin Random House

Tom Weldon insists that the publishing industry has coped with the digital revolution better than any other. (The Guardian)
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21st February 2014

LinkedIn opens publishing platform to all users

Professional networking website LinkedIn has announced it will open its publishing platform to all users (Forbes and LinkedIn)
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27th January 2014

Google sounds death knell for guest posts

Matt Cutts, head of Google’s Webspam team, has warned publishers away from using guest posts (Editorial)
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24th January 2014

Facebook mobile ad network to match strength of Google AdSense

The social site is running small tests with a few advertisers and publishers to serve Facebook ads in third-party mobile apps (MediaPost)
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13th November 2013

The Sun to create 'dedicated department' for social media

The new department will power '24/7' social media activity, and consist of half a dozen social managers and a new social editor (Journalism.co.uk)
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28th October 2013

BBC Global News aligns with Twitter Amplify

It is expected to launch later in the year, and will go out to @BBCWorld’s 4.8 million followers (WorldScreen.com)
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24th October 2013

Facebook launches Stories to Share for publishers

Facebook launches Stories to Share, a new tool which prompts publishers to post their stories on Facebook more frequently
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4th October 2013

Wattpad is the most active social site you've never heard of

Eighteen million readers and writers around the world spend 4.5 billion minutes a month publishing, collaborating and skimming text on Wattpad (Mashable)
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4th October 2013

Who are the most social publishers on the web?

A new ranking of the "most social" media publishers on the web puts BuzzFeed and the BBC at the top, with Daily Mail also performing strongly (Guardian)
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24th September 2013

One publisher's social media strategy: outright rejection

Monocle magazine does not participate in social media at all: no Facebook page, no Tumblr blog, not even a Google Plus (Ad Age)
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