Facebook tips for journalists, from Facebook

Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook’s new journalism program coordinator, has starting talking to journalists publicly about how they can better use Facebook. At Columbia’s recent Social Media Weekend, he gave a presentation in which he offered some interesting facts and tips. The presentation is included below. Here are some of the highlights.

How to track the Royal Wedding online

TechCrunch has a great collection of ways to follow the Royal Wedding online, including the British Monarchy’s Facebook Page and official Twitter account, @clarencehouse, which will both be posting news and photos from the event. And for those of you who are already sick of it, here are some tips on how to avoid all the talk […]

Can Google, Social Media pick the Oscar winners?

Lots of sites and articles are popping up attempting to use Google searches or social media trends to predict the Oscar winners. But if the past is any guide, they will be no more right than your best guess or the flip of a coin.

10 secrets of Facebook’s News Feed

How does the social media giant decide who and what to put in your feed? The Daily Beast’s Tom Weber conducted a one-month experiment to break the algorithm, discovering 10 of Facebook’s biggest secrets.

7 tips on increasing traffic and engagement using Facebook

Facebook recently analyzed how the 100 top media sites are using its social plugins, as well as the pages of several top media organizations and the stories they posted, including their content, types of status update, and time of day. Among the findings were that certain ways of implementing the new Like buttons, such as […]

Facebook gaining on YouTube in web video

Facebook is growing faster than Google’s YouTube as a place to watch videos, Bloomberg reports.

How 50,000 Sites Are Using Facebook’s Social Tools

More than 50,000 sites have installed its new social plug-ins, such as the “Like” and “Recommend” buttons. There are three main ways sites are using the new tools, ClickZ says.

How News Organizations Hope to Benefit from Facebook’s New Features

Facebook’s new tools have offered news organizations an opportunity to think more creatively about how they can use social media to meet their audiences’ needs.  Poynter talked with journalists at The Washington Post, ABC News, ESPN.com and other news outlets that have begun using Facebook’s new features to find out how the integration of these […]

New social network is a Facebook, Twitter killer

A new social network is launching that is a game-changer that will blow away Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz, the Huffington Post reports.

Why Google Buzz matters

Lots of chatter online about Google launching its new Buzz product and what it might mean for Facebook and Twitter. Mashable says Buzz needs Facebook integration to succeed. ReadWriteWeb points out that Google already has the user base and a strong integration with Google Maps, and suggests it could be the mainstream’s “geo-social network.”