Digital Media Mashup
Insight into Facebook ethics, Twitter's tailored trending and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mashup, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
Why Your News Organization’s Social Media Policy May Be Illegal
If Barrett Tryon does get fired today by Freedom Communications, as he expects, he may find the National Labor Relations Board has his back. Poynter
How the Arab World Uses Facebook and Twitter [INFOGRAPHICS]
Social media has been often touted for the role it played in the popular uprisings that have spread across the Arab world since December 2010. Despite the buzz, you may be surprised that only 0.26% of the Egyptian population, 0.1% of the Tunisian population and 0.04% of the Syrian population are active on Twitter. Mashable
7 Ways Journalists Can Make Better Ethical Decisions When Using Facebook
Journalists using Facebook as a reporting tool have likely faced some ethical questions about what is and isn’t appropriate — particularly when it comes to the information they post and the way they interact with sources on the site. Poynter.
Twitter Trends Will Now Be Tailored Just for You
Twitter announced today that it is rolling out a new option for users – tailored trending topics. AllTwitter
What’s in a .name? Media Companies Bid for New Web Domains
Several media companies are among hundreds of applicants for new top-level Internet domains identified today by the organization that controls the Web’s naming system. Poynter
United Kingdom: More Than Half of All News Stories Shared on Twitter Are From the BBC [STUDY]
Rippla looked at 150,000 articles between November 2011 and May 2012 from the ten major UK news outlets, and found that the BBC had almost three times the number of tweets of The Guardian (265,145 tweets per month, 19.7 percent share), which took second place ahead of The Daily Telegraph (140,915 tweets per month, 10.5 percent share). AllTwitter