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Are News and Politics Ruining Facebook?

Tweet On Friday, former NBC and CNN journalist, turned education activist, Campbell Brown announced that she was joining Facebook as a liaison to news organizations. She will lead the “News Partnerships” team at Facebook according to a post on her Facebook page: This month I will be joining Facebook to lead its News Partnerships team. […]

AOL to Sell or Shutter 30% of Patch Sites

Tweet There was much discussion of Patch on AOL’s recent earnings call. CEO Tim Armstrong said AOL remains “fully committed” to Patch but also announced more changes, including the closure or sale of failing Patch sites (the “bottom third”) and significant, additional cost reductions over the entire operation. There are roughly 900 Patch sites currently […]

Two Yahoo! Curiosities

Tweet Two small things. First, this morning I was looking at the Yahoo homepage and saw a featured “story” with the headline: “What’s the rarest animal in the world?” I clicked on the image expecting an AP or other traditional news feature. What I got instead was a question at Yahoo Answers: This was strange […]