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Engagement with News on Facebook

Adi Gaskell
Despite accusations of slacktavism, social networks are usually a hotbed of political activity around election time. A paper from 2013 found that sites such as Facebook were abuzz with political discussions around the 2008 presidential election in America.
Engagement with News on Facebook

Media Perceptions Out of Touch as Indiana Launches Not So Far-Fetched State-Run News Agency

Aaron Perlut
On Monday night the Indianapolis Star's Tom LoBianco broke the news that Indiana Governor Mike Pence would soon launch a “state-run news outlet” to compete against local media outlets called Just IN.
Media Perceptions Out of Touch as Indiana Launches Not So Far-Fetched State-Run News Agency

Everything Brands Should Know About Twitter's New 'Recap' Feature

redpepperland
Twitter is rolling out a new recap feature called "while you were away." Is your brand ready to take advantage of it?
Everything Brands Should Know About Twitter's New 'Recap' Feature

Does Facebook’s Anti-Fake News Approach Create a New Problem?

Mike Johansson
Social media still has a bit of a reputation as the Wild West of the communications world. So Facebook’s recent announcement that it would empower users to flag hoax news seemed like a step in the right direction. In a post on its blog, Facebook said the new feature would help it police the proliferation of fake news making its way onto the platform.
Does Facebook’s Anti-Fake News Approach Create a New Problem?

#JeSuisCharlie and the Day After

LaurentFrancois
Social media insights after the terrible terrorist attacks against Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish community in Paris.
#JeSuisCharlie and the Day After

Trending This Week: News Stories on Social Media

DinahSusan
Awards season is officially underway, and social media was more present than ever at last weekend’s Golden Globes. Catherine Zeta-Jones was compared to the “red dressed salsa dancer emoji” and iconic moments played out on social and spurred attention (and even some scorn on Twitter).
Trending This Week: News Stories on Social Media

Social Advocacy and Politics: Was #JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisBiggestHashtagEver?

DrDigipol
While the schoolmarms parse data over whether #JeSuisCharlie is the most popular hashtag ever, the most popular news (not sports) hashtag ever, or the most popular one-day hashtag ever, what struck me is the disparity between news hashtags and entertainment hashtags. Is this disparity further evidence of the shallowness of the masses, of a mass sense of disinterested hopelessness, or the irresistible urge to blather on Twitter? Or perhaps people have a multitude of interests that ebb and flow in their social media chatter.
Social Advocacy and Politics: Was #JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisBiggestHashtagEver?

"Je Suis Charlie" and the Power of Social Media

Robin Carey
As we grieve collectively over the Paris shootings this week, particularly those of us for whom expression of ideas is our passion, our living and our purpose in life (and with social, that’s pretty much all of us), let’s recognize the large role that social media has played.
"Je Suis Charlie" and the Power of Social Media

Crisis Management: Airasia Crisis Takes to Twitter

chrisnorton2
The CEO of Air Asia and owner of QPR Tony Fernandes faced his biggest challenge last month when an Airasia flight was sadly reported missing. His hands-on, honest and transparent approach has managed a rapid response to this horrible situation: even in the airline’s darkest hour he handled the situation with integrity and tried to give as much information out as possible.
Crisis Management: Airasia Crisis Takes to Twitter

The Interview: Some Lessons for Healthcare PR

Paul Tunnah
The Interview is more than just a passing concern for Sony Pictures, North Korea and movie fans. It holds some stark lessons for all of us about the new rules dictated by social media when it comes to suppressing information, or trying to. Anyone working in healthcare PR needs to take note and learn from it.
The Interview: Some Lessons for Healthcare PR