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How Social Media Is Taking Over the News Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Social Media Is Taking Over the News Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]
More than ever, people are using Twitter, Facebook and other social media sources to learn about what's happening in the world as traditional news outlets become increasingly less relevant to the digital generation. American forces' raid on Osama Bin Laden, Whitney Houston's death, the Hudson River plane landing — these are just a few of many major news stories ordinary citizens broke on Twitter first. Professional journalists, meanwhile, use Twitter all the time to break news quickly before writing up full articles. And the business side is going digital too. Online news now generates more revenue than print newspapers. But the trend toward Internet and social media-based news — and the accompanying rush to be first to report a story — also comes with pitfalls. All this and more comes from the online education portal, which pulled research from sources including the Washington Post, Pew Research Center and Reuters to put together the infographic below.

1 in 10 Have Sent Sexts to the Wrong Person [INFOGRAPHIC] Enjoy sending sexy pictures and texts to your significant other? Just make sure it goes to the appropriate person. The mistake of sending it to wrong recipient is made by 11% of sexters. A poll conducted by U.K.-based mobile news site Recombu among 2,000 adults revealed that almost half (47%) of England sends sexy texts to their significant other. Of that adventurous group, about 11% have mistakenly sent sexts to the wrong person, such as family members or friends. Men are most likely to be the culprits in accidentally sending sexts to someone else, as 16% of men have sent one to a family member and 8% of women have done the same. But overall, women tend to send more sexts than men. SEE ALSO: Sexting Teens Twice as Likely to Be Depressed Men and women are also keen on deleting sexts from a mobile phone to keep others from finding out. The study also looked at how men and women communicate via texts. Thumbnail courtesy of iStockphoto, izusek

El profesional de la información September 2011: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide Every single Facebook user should now have the brand new privacy settings, which have changed radically since the last update. With brand new features and revamped settings to play with -- this three-day holiday weekend is a perfect opportunity for you to take a look at your Facebook account, profile and privacy settings, and lock them down. However, because of Facebook's expected profile, account and privacy shift earlier this month, an awful lot has changed -- as you will no doubt have noticed. The previous Lockdown Guides have been some of the most popular content on ZDNet to date. Each gallery guide will walk you through a crucial focus area of Facebook's settings, and will run through every single setting, option and feature available to users, to ensure that your privacy is as protected as it can be. Gallery guide 1: Secure your friends lists Gallery guide 2: Secure your profile page Updated: Believe it or not, your profile settings page is now where your privacy settings are.

The Fortune 500 on Social Media [Infographic] Which Fortune 500 company has the most Facebook fans? Here’s a hint: they’re one of the largest brands in the history of the United States. If you really want to know, you’re going to have to scroll down to the bottom of this huge new infographic which breaks down a ton of data on some important social media statistics of the Fortune 500. Thanks goes out to Go Gulf for including some comparisons between the Fortune 500 and INC 500, which shows the difference in marketing strategies between existing large companies and the fastest growing companies.

EL BAROMETRO DE LA LIBERTAD DE PRENSA 2012 Portada - EL BAROMETRO DE LA LIBERTAD DE PRENSA - periodistas muertos Atención: el cuadro “periodistas muertos" sólo incluye a los profesionales de los medios de comunicación que Reporteros sin Fronteras ha podido confirmar fueron asesinados a causa de su labor periodística. El cuadro no incluye a los periodistas muertos por motivos independientes de su profesión o casos en los que todavía no 25 de octubre de 2012 - Talhad Ahmed Kabid - Dainik Narsingdi Bani 15 de junio de 2012 - Jamal Uddin - Gramer Kagoj 11 de febrero de 2012 - Sagar Sarwar - Massranga TV 11 de febrero de 2012 - Mehrun Runi - ATN Bangla television 11 de septiembre de 2012 - Oudom Hang Serei - Vorakchun Khmer Daily 27 de noviembre de 2012 - Guillermo Quiroz - Indépendant (NotiSabana, Meridiano de Sucre) 6 de diciembre de 2012 - Al-Hosseiny Abu Deif - Al-Fagr 1ro de julio de 2012 - Byron Baldeón - Diario Extra 8 de abril de 2012 - Leiron Kogoya - Pasific Post, Papua Pos Nabire 9 de abril de 2012 - Ali Chaabane - Al-Jadeed TV

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics 65 Terrific Social Media Infographics As you know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They present complex concepts quickly and clearly, and communicate ideas in an easily understandable fashion. Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. Most of these have been cropped or scaled down — please click on each image or its title to see the full-sized version. The History of Social Networking Who is the “Me” in Social Media? The State of the Internet The New Marketing Trifecta How Marketers Are Using Social Media Who is the Modern Media Consumer? The Biggest Shift The Rise of Social Networking Ad Spending How Women Use Social Media The CMO’s Guide to the Social Landscape The B2B Social Media Landscape The 2010 Social Networking Map How the World Spends Its Time Online Who Uses Twitter and How A Year of Twitter The Meteoric Rise of Twitter How Engaged is Your Brand? The Social Engagement Spectrum Facebook vs.

Klout Unveils Brand Pages Klout unleashed Brand Squads, its version of brand pages, into beta on Tuesday with Red Bull as its sole launch partner. The startup — which measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare to assign Klout users scores from 0 to 100 — will gradually roll out more Brand Squads in the coming weeks and months. Each Squad will feature the brand's logo, the list of the top 10 and top 100 influencers about the brand, an activity stream and any brand-specific deals offered through Klout's Perks platform. Top influencers are the users who receive the most +K's within Klout's Topics feature (see gallery below). "The bottom line is that we are creating a place where influencers can be recognized and have an impact on brands," Klout spokeswoman Lynn Fox told Mashable. Companies have had success engaging with consumers and promoting products or services via brand pages on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Now, Klout wants to jump in the game to empower everyday brand advocates. désormais en version française : Créer son journal quotidien en ligne à partir de Twitter 5 Ways to Make Readers Give you their Sweet Comments Websites like Cracked and Listverse get more reaction from their audience than any other website on the internet. And why is that? Let’s face it, we all enjoy reading interesting and weird stuff about anything. While websites focused on designing and development, as compared to the most commented websites, are a little dry when it comes to discussions. Why? 1. It’s an unfair world. 1. I’m not the best writer out there but I’m trying to improve daily. Will this increase comments? It is also important to note that original content, not in any way just rewritten, gathers more attention. 2. Being too serious might be taxing for your readers, but if you’re too humorous you may lose your audience, is this a comedy blog or a design blog? Who says you can’t be humorous while being serious? 3. Ask for suggestions, leave them with a cliffhanger, let them do things they want done, restrict yourself. 4. Reddit, the front page of the internet, has this thing called karma. 5.

Storify Adds GetGlue Tool to Help TV Networks Follow Viewer Reaction Social media storytelling tool Storify is adding GetGlue to its list of social media tools to help TV networks engage with viewers and build stories from viewer comments about their shows. Entertainment social network GetGlue will join Storify's list of social media sources along with other platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Storify users curate comments, images and videos to build social stories in a new media format that is interactive and social. Users create their stories within Storify by dragging and dropping comments, photos and videos. SEE ALSO: How Oprah is Revolutionizing Social TV in Real-Time Storify said TV networks can use GetGlue's social commentary around television to enrich their stories with commentary from passionate television fans. The integration will kick off on Friday night as the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network will use it for its news special "I Am Trayvon: A Family Fights for Justice."

Alliance entre Rue89 et le groupe Nouvel Observateur Capture d’écran de la page d’accueil de Rue89 le jour de sa naissance, le 6 mai 2007 Rue89 et le groupe Nouvel Observateur annoncent mercredi leur alliance. Cet accord, qui sera effectif le 31 décembre, se matérialise par le rachat du capital de Rue89 par Claude Perdriel, le fondateur et patron du Nouvel Observateur. Il pérennise l’aventure de notre site en lui garantissant son indépendance éditoriale totale. C’est un tournant important dans la courte histoire de Rue89, lancé en mai 2007 sans investisseur ni groupe de presse, et qui est devenu le premier des « pure players » français, avec plus de deux millions de visiteurs uniques par mois (Nielsen, novembre 2011). Tout en s’intégrant dans le groupe du Nouvel Obs, Rue89 restera un site autonome, et les fondateurs (Pierre Haski, président, Laurent Mauriac, directeur général, Pascal Riché, rédacteur en chef) continueront à en assurer la direction comme auparavant. Une nouvelle page va s’écrire, dans un nouveau cadre.

4 Ways to Integrate B2B Social Media into Marketing Plans B2B marketers have long known that to succeed with social media they can’t view it as a stand alone campaign or tactic, but must integrate social media into their marketing plans. Here are four suggestions for doing just that. 1. 2. 3. 4. What are some other ways you have integrated social media into your B2B marketing plans?

Should You Combine Your Personal and Business Social Media Identity? If you've just got a new job and are now contemplating tagging your Twitter account with a shout-out to your new employer, consider the case of @Phonedog_Noah, a.k.a. Noah Kravitz. Kravitz, a blogger, chose his Twitter handle when he was employed by cellphone news and review website PhoneDog. It's unclear if PhoneDog will get its way — a California court in February denied Kravitz's motion to dismiss. While Kravitz's case provides a clear reason to avoid meshing your professional and personal worlds via social media, it's not always a bad idea. Consider, for instance, Aliza Licht, a blogger with 385,000 followers. Licht, who had worked in PR at Donna Karan since 1998, kept her identity secret until last October, when she revealed it in the YouTube video below: Licht's Twitter handle is sort of an amalgam of advertising and social media. Despite her seamless integration with the persona, Licht has no illusions that she has any claims on DKNY PR GIRL. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, EricHood

European Countries Refuse to Release Information on CIA Rendition Flights Romania's National Registry Office for Classified Information (ORNISS) headquarters building is seen in the background of this image taken in Bucharest, December 9, 2011. International media has reported that between 2003 and 2006, the CIA operated a secret prison from the building's basement, bringing in high-value terror suspects for interrogation and detention. ORNISS has denied hosting a CIA prison and the CIA has refused to comment. Rights groups accuse Europe of CIA flights coverup (AP): Rendition on Record - Using the right of access to information to unveil the paths of illegal prisoner transfer flights (Access Info Europe):