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Grooveshark unveils Broadcast, a service to create user-run radio shows with custom audio playlists

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Music service Grooveshark announced on Monday that it will soon be launching a new service called Broadcast. The premise behind it is that it will allow anyone to create their own radio station. Similar to BlogTalkRadio meets Turntable.fm, Broadcast will let any user stream music or audio files to their...
Grooveshark unveils Broadcast, a service to create user-run radio shows with custom audio playlists
National Geographic stops posting Instagram photos in response to new terms of service
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed
Pandora rolls out refreshed iOS & Android apps
There's A Science To Attracting Engaged Followers On Social Media

Now playing: Twitter #music

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Today, we're releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to...
Now playing: Twitter #music

Meet the man who makes six figures a quarter just from using Twitter

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For anyone who is semi-active on Twitter, the chances are they have been followed, retweeted or received a direct message from someone who calls him or herself a ‘social media guru’. The characteristics are always the same: countless thousands of followers, which almost exactly mirror the number of people the...
Meet the man who makes six figures a quarter just from using Twitter

Circa overhauls its iOS app with a new sharing interface and technology news section

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News consumption app Circa has updated its sharing interface for iOS devices, making it much easier to email, tweet, or post about specific parts of an article. The sharing pop-up now features three primary outlets for distributing content; email, text messages and iMessage, and Twitter and Facebook. The real difference...
Circa overhauls its iOS app with a new sharing interface and technology news section
Twtrland: A Social Analytics Tool And Simple Way To Discover New People In The Twitterverse

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Social Authority: Our Measure of Twitter Influence (SEOmoz)"Social Authority" is...
Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

TNW's Daily Dose: iTunes 11 arrives, new iDevices hitting China, and Branson is a LinkedIn star

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We’re a bit Apple-heavy today! Apple’s delayed iTunes 11 finally launches, China gets the iPad mini, 4th gen iPad and iPhone 5 next month, and Richard Branson is the first LinkedIn ‘thought leader’ to 1 million followers. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every...
TNW's Daily Dose: iTunes 11 arrives, new iDevices hitting China, and Branson is a LinkedIn star

Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

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Newsrooms with one or both eyes on digital trends are going to produce what provokes an online reaction. But where does that leave detail and complexity?Listen to the editor of the Daily Telegraph talking about his job and a day stuffed full of "data-influenced decisions". Here's a news story, breaking...
Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

Why it's smart to be an early adopter on a new platform

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A Tweet posted last week by Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff — who I used to work for  — caught my attention. I don’t know how she did it, but this designer already has 1400+ followers on #ZillowDigs! #jealous zillow.com/digs/user69368… — Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff) February 8, 2013 My first thought was this: Zillow...
Why it's smart to be an early adopter on a new platform

Bringing Invisible Stories to Instagram Followers

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The Jamaican photographer Radcliffe Roye takes Instagram photos of residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, to tell the stories of "the forgotten man."...
Bringing Invisible Stories to Instagram Followers

Google's former China chief invites 30 million followers to join him on Twitter after Weibo ban

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The former head of Google's China division has called for his 30 million Weibo followers to join him on Twitter after he was banned from Chinese microblogging sites....
Google's former China chief invites 30 million followers to join him on Twitter after Weibo ban
FACEBOOK CONFIRMS: Ads Are Coming To Instagram (FB)

Marksta app - fighting for photography copyright

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Multimedia photojournalist John D McHugh discusses his new Marksta app, which adds watermarks to photographs before they are shared on social mediaAs a photojournalist, I tell stories with images. It's a simple concept. I work very hard, and make many personal sacrifices, to tell these stories. They have often been...
Marksta app - fighting for photography copyright

Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

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Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding. The new funding came from previous backer GRP Partners and new investor Siemer Ventures. Adly has now raised a total of $7.5 million. The company also launched...
Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements
Tomorrow Americans vote for a president, but social media has already picked a winner (infographic)
Social question and answer site Formspring to shut down on March 31st
Kate Upton And These 10 Celebrities Are Totally Oversharing On Vine
Social media rankings: perceptive or pointless?
Google tells developers to 'stay tuned' for Google TV news at I/O

Facebook charges users to contact celebs

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Trial charge for messages to people outside users' social circle, from 71p for Robert Peston to £10.68 for Tom DaleyPoll: would you pay to contact celebrities on Facebook?Facebook has started charging UK users up to £11 to send messages to celebrities and other people outside their circle of friends.It has...
Facebook charges users to contact celebs

Vatican Deletes All Of Pope Benedict's Tweets

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It was just a couple months ago that Pope Benedict began tweeting to great fanfare and attention. He quickly had well over a million followers. Of course, as you may have heard, the Pope decided to become the first Pope in about 600 years to retire. And, now that this...
Vatican Deletes All Of Pope Benedict's Tweets

I Swear This Is The Last "Harlem Shake" Post We Do

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At the risk of seeming like my father, a man who will beat a dead meme into the ground long after its moment in the sun, I present to you the Harlem Shake Bookmarklet. To use it, you will visit this site and drag the bookmarklet into your Chrome browser...
I Swear This Is The Last "Harlem Shake" Post We Do

AP Twitter feed returns, minus many followers, after being hacked

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The Associated Press account is back up and tweeting after being offline for almost a whole day and having to reset its follower count. [Read more]...
AP Twitter feed returns, minus many followers, after being hacked

Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

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Mitt Romney’s Facebook page. (Screengrab) Just when he thought his week couldn’t get worse, losing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is now losing Facebook friends by the score. The Washington Post noticed this sad capper on the former Massachusetts governor’s lousy week and took the time to track the rate...
Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter

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If you follow the right investors on Twitter, you can gain a lot of insight into how they think, the types of startups they find most interesting, and markets that are ripe for disruption.  PeekAnalytics, a social media analytics company, ranked the top tech investors on Twitter based on influence. ...
These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter
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