You’re not my favorite: Twitter experiments with infiltrating your feed

Twitter is the headquarters of the control freak. It's a social network for those who want everlasting control over what they see and from whom they see it. It's the social network for those who want to bless people by following their digital auras, depending on if they prefer ethos (power Twitter), pathos (animal pictures / rage Twitter), or… Continue reading You’re not my favorite: Twitter experiments with infiltrating your feed

How to follow Reuters using open resources

As a former social media editor at Reuters, I picked up a few methods I used to help track the fast-moving stream of information that is available to online users. There are many resources for Reuters, but these are the ones that worked best for live coverage. [I should say right at the start that… Continue reading How to follow Reuters using open resources

Path Dependency and News Discovery Algorithms

Many news organizations are increasingly filling websites with news about topics that readers have read before by taking advantage of user behavior data. These methods may have the opposite intended result of news discovery. Further, they may end up undercutting the value proposition of the media industry itself via a process economists call lock-in. 1 How does… Continue reading Path Dependency and News Discovery Algorithms