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Four points from Yury Lifshits

Four points from Yury Lifshits

We have been in contact with Yury Lifshits, the author of the Yahoo! Labs Ediscope paper, who is now in Russia working on not one but four new non-Yahoo projects. Unfortunately none of those involve social analytics, so our earlier hypothesis that an excess of tech investment money caused Ediscope to shrivel on the vine […]

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The mainstream news/social media value exchange.

The mainstream/social value exchange

While Share Wars is chiefly concerned with how journalists and their organisations distribute through social networks, we’re also pondering the role of the mainstream publisher in reporting and explaining stories trending in social media. Since the early days of the web, portals have presented a filtered view of the total offering. Each day, portal editors offer a […]

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News is changing at its core

News is changing at its core

“We are not dinosaurs,” The Australian tells us in an editorial on the future of news published last weekend. The paper’s intention is to justify its continued investment in its ink-and-paper product, while at the same time spruiking its forward-thinking take on digital platforms. But some of the arguments it advances are scaly and lumbering. […]

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Cover of Raymond Chandler's Pick-up on Noon Street

James Gleick, The Information and good stories

“Information implies surprise.” One evening in 1955 Claude Shannon walked to the bookshelf, pulled out a book and read an incomplete sentence to his wife. The sentence was “A small oblong reading lamp on the -” and the book was “Pickup on Noon Street”, by Raymond Chandler. His wife had to guess the next letters […]

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Why Share Wars?

It is commonplace in digital news media to talk about social networking. In fact, no one gives it the full name anymore – it’s just “social”. “What are you doing in social?” “Social is our emphasis this year”, and so forth. The most meaningful result of all this talk has been the adoption of Facebook […]

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