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What We’re Reading – May 13

Online news The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released a new study on Navigating News Online – where people go, how they get there, and what lures them away. I was surprised by how many are casual visitors rather than regular readers – interesting reading for anyone considering a subscription model. Are the rich different online too? Turns out, yes – according to a recent study they interact differently on social media. They aren’t looking to discover…

What We’re Reading – May 6

Google Earth tornado damage For a visual view of the damage wrought by the tornados last month, Google Earth has updated their imagery and offers before and after looks. Limits of privacy When you rent a computer, do you expect it to take pictures of you using it? That’s what happened to one couple who rented a computer from Aaron’s according to a lawsuit. More disease tracking online First the CDC teams up with Google to track flu symptom searches, now…

What We’re Reading – April 29

Deals come to Facebook With the popularity of Groupon, Living Social and other local deal sites, it was inevitable – deals come to Facebook. Previously Facebook offered deals when you checked in to a location, but now they are offering deals based on your local area. Facebook is piloting their new deals in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco. The Facebook deals differ from those offered by Groupon or Living Social (and can be more attractive to business…

What We’re Reading – April 22

First Pulitzer Prize for an online only story Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica were awarded the Putlizer Prize for National Reporting for their series – Wall Street Money Machine. It was the second Pulitzer for the organization, and the first for a story appearing only online. It’s 10 o’clock, does your iPhone know where you are? There’s been a lot of talk this week about a file on iPhones and iPads that track your location. New York Times…

What We’re Reading – April 15

Is everyone having more fun than you? Apparently there’s a new social disorder caused by social networks – Fear of Missing Out – when everyone else is posting about all the fun they’re having and you’re not. Jenna Wortham talks about her own experiences in the New York Times. Doing social media right Social Media Examiner talks about nine companies doing social media right and highlights why their efforts are working for them and their audience. Video properties The lastest…

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