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September 18, 2015

Facebook Social Signal Tool could signal the death knell for print media

In what could be a " death knell to a already fledging newspaper  and print industry, Facebook introduced a social signal platform that allows journalists to discover,find and  embed news content    as it tries to  entice news reports and journalists " to  use Facebook as a content syndication tool as a vital part of their news gathering process

The tool, which pulls from both Facebook and Instagram, allows journalists the opportunity “to make Facebook a cornerstone  more vital part of their news gathering with access to relevant trends, photos, videos, and posts on Facebook and Instagram for use in their storytelling and reporting”
Announcing this in a  blog post Andy Mitchell, Director of Media Partnerships
Last week Facebook introduced its Mentions app to all of its verified profiles, allowing journalists and celebrities the opportunity to broadcast live video streams and create posts that only go out to their followers.
This annoucement follows Facebook launching its Mention App

 




September 1, 2014

Bruce Almighty ! How Much Have The value of News Fallen

How web killed the newspaper industry
This chart shows the growth and collapse of newspaper advertising in the United States from 1950 to 2012. 50 years  of Robust growth  took less than a decade  to come to dust

The end of newpapers and the start of " web consumption"
This chart shows the growth and collapse of newspaper  circulation  across the 6 Continents . Does this mean news consumption is dead . Far from it . Online News  are being  consumed rapidly and voraciously.. .Social News, RSS Feeds, User generated News, News aggregators .. all  of them continue to grow in double digits. The newspaper industry is a perfect example of how " companies  fail to understand its consumers...in an industry which  thought  itself as " indispensable ..and unshakable

April 6, 2011

Facebook Scam, Affects More Than 600,000 Users

A Facebook scam, which encourages users to click on a Facebook Chat link that claims to lead to a fun Photoshop photo of them, has been spreading quickly through the social network. More than 600,000 people have been affected at the time of this writing, with more than 88,000 users clicking on the app every hour as of Monday morning.

If one of your friends falls prey to the scam, you might receive a Facebook Chat message from their account which reads, “hey, i just made a photoshop of you,” along with a link. That link leads to the Facebook app which asks for permission to access your profile, much like with any other Facebook app. Granting access will take you to a page of pictures of animals with faces that look like humans while the app starts spamming your friends with the same message that led you to the scam

To remove the app from your Facebook profile, you can follow these steps. Browse to Facebook’s privacy settings, and click on Edit Your Settings, which is underneath Apps and Websites. When you have found the app in question (it is called ‘millium’) in the Apps You Use section, click on Edit Settings and the Remove App link to revoke the app’s access to your profile.


Recent research revealed that American users clicked on such scams most often, followed by users in India, the U.K. and Canada. As ever, we would encourage you to err on the side of caution when clicking links on Facebook. By telling your friends about such scams, you will help to protect them as well as yourself.