Here’s what I’m reading today:
- Storyful writes that 2.6 million tweets were sent about Scotland’s independence vote between Thursday and Friday. For the record, in this “social recap” post, Storyful used Twitter reverb and Cartodb to visualize the data. Here also is BBC Trending’s report about reactions to the #indyref result.
- Jacob Harris writes a delightfully wonky article on guessing gender on Twitter.
- Check out NY Times’ First Draft.
- Facebook Media is a new hub for news organizations to find useful articles and updates regarding the use of Facebook in finding, curating, or distributing content. Here’s a MediaPost article about it. I’m hoping to explore Facebook mentions with our host, Marco Werman, in the near future.
- I wrote about a NetNewsCheck story about the ROI of social media editors on the blog this morning.
- Here’s more about the latest tweak to the Facebook algorithm.
- Today I learned that for every working journalist in America there are now 4.6 PR people. This FT article is about the blurring lines between advertising and journalism.
- More about line blurring in journalism: Nieman Lab writes “As journalists become wonks, wonks become journalists” in response to a story by The Economist.
- The AFP has a new policy: They will no longer accept work from freelancers in places they would not send their own journalists due to safety reasons. Here is their statement.
- Cindy Boren points out the hypocrisy of Americans criticizing the NFL while staying silent about Hope Solo.
- I agree that social media platforms have a right to kick users out or disable accounts for violating the terms of service, but there should be a system in place for telling users why they were penalized.