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Facebook Tweaks Desktop & Mobile Newsfeed To Surface Higher Quality Content

on December 4, 2013 | Facebook | Comments (2)
Facebook Tweaks Desktop & Mobile Newsfeed To Surface Higher Quality Content

Facebook has made a change to their newsfeed algorithms to help surface more quality and interesting content to it’s users – such as news stories, and less ‘cheesy’ content, like memes. The change will take effect on both desktop and mobile versions of Facebook. Facebook Engineers Varun Kacholia and Minwen went on to say that average referral […]

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Introducing allinstagram.com

on August 27, 2012 | Instagram | Comments (1)
Introducing allinstagram.com

I have been holding off writing this post for a little while, but I think it’s now time to annonce to socialmedianews.com.au readers. I would like to officially announce the launch of a new blog - http://allinstagram.com/ All Instagram – The Unofficial Instagram Blog What gave me this idea? 1. I am a big Instagram user. […]

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What the Facebook is Kony?

on March 9, 2012 | Social Media | Comments (0)
What the Facebook is Kony?

I was planning a quiet night in, then Kony happened.  It started on my News Feed on my way to work this morning – ‘”Kony 2012 WATCH!”.  I assumed it was a European DJ Set.  It didn’t stop once I got in to the office – every colleague had something to say about this illusive […]

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Censorship – How far is too far?

on February 24, 2012 | Internet | Comments (0)
Censorship - How far is too far?

I’m certain many of you would be aware of the controversy in recent months surrounding the plight to legislate internet censorship laws, in particular SOPA and PIPA in the US. For those that don’t know, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) were bills that were introduced into the House of Representatives […]

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The Christmas Slowdown – Alexa Rank

on January 16, 2012 | Alexa | Comments (0)
The Christmas Slowdown - Alexa Rank

Is your business impacted by the Christmas slowdown? Mine is, and we are now starting to see things pick up. I noticed in December my Alexa Rank crashed. Considering I am overly obsessed with my Alexa Rank this did send alarm bells ringing. I was checking all my stats programs, yep Google Analytics down – […]

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Journalism & Social Media: How they work together

on November 24, 2011 | Social Media | Comments (0)
Journalism & Social Media: How they work together

In today’s constantly developing technological world, the link between social media and journalism is becoming stronger than ever. Such collaborations can be witnessed through news and social media platforms, such as the recent implementation of Yahoo! News’s content sharing option for Facebook, which allows users to share with their friends what news articles they have […]

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Sponsored Stories in Ticker

on November 21, 2011 | Facebook | Comments (0)
Sponsored Stories in Ticker

There are rumors floating around that Facebook will be adding sponsored stories to the ticker news-stream in the top-right of their site. This is a highly visible area and expected to increase CTR and prominence of sponsored stories. This change is expected to rollout tonight Australia time and we will keep an eye on the […]

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Twitter Breaks the News

on November 3, 2011 | Twitter | Comments (0)
Twitter Breaks the News

In 2009 US Airways flight 1549 crashed in New York’s Hudson river. It took only four minutes before a tweet made by Jim Hanrahan (@Manolantern) alerted the public to what had happened. The media were considerably slower to respond, with 15 minutes elapsing before news outlets began reporting the story. This is not an isolated […]

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Subscribe to Social Media News

on October 2, 2011 | Social Media | Comments (0)
Subscribe to Social Media News

Would you like to subscribe to the leading Social Media News website in Australia? Of course it’s free – however we have recently updated our subscription options so we are now compatible with most major Subscription Services, particularly those offered by: – Yahoo – Google – NewsGator – AOL – Excite – Hub Mobile – […]

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What is Social Media?

on September 15, 2011 | Social Media | Comments (0)
What is Social Media?

Over the next couple of days we are going to get back to some Social Media basics. I often receive emails from people who are starting out in social media, and don’t want to be baffled by more advanced SM topics, they want generic definitions. Many users come to this site for basic information and I want […]

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