Facebook's subscribe button, which can be suitably compared to Twitter's follow button, is proving very popular indeed, allowing users to subscribe to the public updates of prominent figures and personalities on Facebook.
Google Transparency Report, the search giant's server analysis tool has added realtime analytics and added data about local outages, the company has announced. Google Transparency Report is Google's public service site in which the company shows how it interacts with government bodies and manages user access to the company's services.
Ireland’s Digital Times published a great article yesterday about the ever-present influence that print media still holds over the technology industry. The article cites a survey by Eurocom Worldwide and reports that the printed medium is still very much used by technology executives in the industry.
Following successful mass protests in Tunisia and Egypt thousands of protesters have been taking part in demonstrations in Libya, which included a “Day of Anger” on Friday. However, concerns have been raised that if Gaddafi’s government were to shut down internet access, as happened in Egypt, bit..ly links, which are shared by millions of twitter users every day, will become unusable.
CNN announced the nominations for its first awards programme to honour citizen reporters and participatory journalists, the iReport Awards, today. CNN’s iReport Awards, to be held in early March, will be given to CNN iReporters who have produced “the best examples of participatory journalism in 2010.”
In 2010 over 25 billion Tweets were sent and about 9 billion emails were exchanged. We watch 700 billion videos on Youtube, that is about 13 million hours or the equivalent of 1,500 years of continuous viewing (We hope you like piano playing cats). At year’s end it is natural to look back, to review the dying year and take stock of what has happened. This is what the world’s media has been doing this week, so join us on The Sociable’s review of the reviews of 2010.
In an effort to stimy falling revenue CNN are anxious to understand how they can monitise social media content. By understanding what stories are shared by its readers CNN hopes to be able to charge a premium to advertisers who wish to be placed on articles that perform well on social media.