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Race and Social Network Sites: Putting Facebook's Data in Context

A few weeks ago, Facebook's data team released a set of data addressing a simple but complex question: How Diverse is Facebook? Given my own work over the last two years concerning the intersection of race/ethnicity/class and social network sites, I feel the need to respond. And, with pleasure, I'm going to respond by sharing a draft of a new paper.

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Is the Newspaper Industry Ready for a “Reset”? “Sharing” Is the New Advertising and “Content” Is the New Currency. Who Is the First to Press the “Reset” Button?

Can personalization save the newspaper? Should news be individualized? Should newspaper be social? The irony is that this steep economic downturn is a well-timed catalyst for progressive, pragmatic change in media business models – both print and broadcast. It is time for a “reset”.

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Newspaper Online Video Surges on Consumer Demand

by: Josh Hawkins

Today at the Newspaper Association of America conference in San Diego, publishers from across the country have convened to discuss the future of the newspaper industry. Once a strong print business sector, newspapers are now struggling with declining circulation, shrinking classified advertising dollars, and a proliferation of competitive online news sources.

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The Coming Transformation of Broadcast Media. It Just Has to Be Google-ized and Facebook-erized.

by: Idris Mootee

Here’s an interesting question: Is traditional media on a permanent decline? Will they ever recover in full when this downturn is finally over? The media companies are watching their life blood -- advertising -- erode at a rate not seen in a generation. No one knows how this will turn out as evidence of audiences increasingly get more and more fragmented and less accessible to mass marketing is becoming clear.

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Thoughts On Paid + Earned 'Media'

by: David Armano

I'm not one of those people that believes the world is being totally upside down with how we get the word out about our products and services, but I do believe there needs to some acknowledgment of several models that need to work together (and right now I am only focusing on digital—that's big enough). So I'm in the process of sketching out a very high level model of 2 approaches which in my opinion will need to work in tandem in the not so distant future. The paid and earned models.

 

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2008 Prediction #1: Finish Conversations

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

It's very likely that we're going to hear lots more in 2008 about the magic and glory of endless conversation. I'm going to suggest that we might see just the opposite start happening or, if not, that we should.

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2008 Prediction #2: Outsource Consent

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Here's a funky New Year's resolution for you: I intend to make fewer decisions on my own, and instead outsource them to people I don’t even know.

I don't think I'll be alone in doing so.

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The Dawn of Mixed Reality and Its Participatory Audience

by: Gary Hayes

What is Mixed Reality, why is it relevant and has TV become it’s background medium of choice for larger numbers of media consumers who around the world are spending more time in online pursuits than glued to the content breaks in-between the advertising slots of commercial TV. How will TV survive in a world where social and gaming worlds are far more compelling?

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To Monetise or Not : Lessons from Chess

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Online Readers Compose Their Own Beginning Middle End

by: Lynette Webb

The idea for this slide came from a recent article in the NYT about how the internet is impacting literacy:

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