Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Facebook’s next phase further threatens journalism

Craigslist started the unbundling process of separating services from news that helped lead to journalism’s precarious financial situation today. Facebook’s new strategy will make things worse.

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Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Media » No Comments

Facebook Live losing steam

Once upon a time, it appeared Facebook Live would be the next big thing. But it now seems to be a wave that has already crested.

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Tue, January 17 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Facebook Live losing steam

Facebook knows more about you than it’s saying

Facebook collects lots of seemingly public information about its users — where they went to school, their home town — and so on. But they drill much, much deeper into individual users’ lives than the “social network” lets on.

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Tue, December 27 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Facebook knows more about you than it’s saying

A great social media cartoon

From Rob Cottingham:

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Sat, December 17 2016 » Media, Minutiae » Comments Off on A great social media cartoon

Twitter losing its wings relative to other social platforms

Some people once referred to Twitter as the new telegraph. But relative to Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, its star has considerably dimmed with digital publishers.

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Thu, December 8 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Twitter losing its wings relative to other social platforms

Ontario woman involved in promulgating the Pizzagate scandal

Subhed: “Writer disavows responsibility for Sunday’s attack, but passed explosive allegations along.”

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Wed, December 7 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Ontario woman involved in promulgating the Pizzagate scandal

You’re the real fake news, defiant conservatives tell MSM

While fake news appears to have been mostly directed at Donald Trump supporters and other conservatives, those same people are trying to turn the “fake news” phrase into a weapon against the mainstream media.

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Wed, December 7 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on You’re the real fake news, defiant conservatives tell MSM

Not everything is fake news

Subhed: “Journalists are blurring several problems into one—and making it impossible to solve.” The solution lies in limiting the definition of fake news.

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Tue, December 6 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Not everything is fake news

Most Americans believe fake news, research finds

Subhed: “An exclusive Ipsos poll conducted for BuzzFeed News found that 75 per cent of American adults who were familiar with a fake news headline viewed the story as accurate.”

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Tue, December 6 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Most Americans believe fake news, research finds

Which platform didn’t purvey fake news in 2016 election? Snapchat

Snapchat doesn’t have the audience reach of Facebook (although it’s bigger than Twitter), but it does have certain key advantages when it comes to keeping fake news off its app.

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Thu, December 1 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Which platform didn’t purvey fake news in 2016 election? Snapchat