Do Google and Facebook Control the News?

Tag Archives: Facebook

Do Google and Facebook Control the News?

It is more than an interesting question. News publishers are quite worried that they do and have banned together with the intent to ask “Congress for an antitrust exemption to let news organizations collectively bargain, like a union would, with …

Millennials Score These Brands Big

According to Adweek, “YouGov BrandIndex, a public-perception research firm that interviews over 1.5 million consumers yearly, just unveiled the results of its latest survey.” Millennials give some obvious brands their highest customer scores. Tied at the top of the list …

Do You Own Your Facebook Photos?

According to an article on Fossbytes, the quick answer is yes, but that doesn’t mean you have exclusive rights to them. Facebook actually has rights to use them as they see fit and you really can’t do anything about …

Facebook Looks to Develop Unique Content

As more people cut the cord with cable companies, Facebook is realizing it can potentially become a subscription service or stronger advertising venue for unique content similar to YouTube, Amazon and Netflix. According to Reuters, it is offering to …

Social Media and Weddings

It should be no surprise that social media has become the driving influence behind weddings. A hundred years ago weddings were a prominent part of the society page of the local newspaper. Today, our connections to social circles have only …

One Billion Hours of YouTube Watched Daily

Media Life Magazine has an article about YouTube that cites an amazing statistic. Worldwide one billion hours of YouTube videos are watched daily. That’s up tenfold since 2012. The publication draws a comparison, “Last year, Facebook said it serves up …

Live-Streaming Shrank Slightly in 2016

According to eMarketer, live-streaming use actually shrank slightly from the beginning of 2016 to the end of the year, at least on most platforms that offer it. One big exception was Facebook which saw its viewership grow from the …

Is Facebook A Media Company?

As much as Facebook doesn’t want to be seen as a media company, it continues to be forced in that direction. Its news feeds have been an important part of the company’s consumer engagement, but with accusations that Facebook has …

2016 Best Storytelling Campaigns

Adweek prepared a list by month of the best 2016 storytelling campaigns that helped consumers engage with their favorite brands. Many were timely and that helped them stand out. Some were just quirky. They were 29 social marketing videos found …

Facebook Sticks Toe Into Fake News Problem

On December 15, Facebook announced its efforts to solve the proliferation of fake news on its site. The solution sounds well-meaning and involves reputable third party content fact checkers who are notified of apparent fake news after Facebook users flag …