Changes to Google News

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google is now using machine learning to group top media stories in Google Search and has implemented carousels to improve search relevance and make news easy to access. Searchers now see a carousel of articles at the top of the search results highlighting relevant news.

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Facebook Announces News Feed Algorithm Update to Put More Emphasis on Original Quality News Content

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced a new News Feed algorithm update to help boost original news reporting, and improve the flow of quality information through its network

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Top news in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Each week I scan the hundreds of industry websites to keep abreast of the news. Here’s this week’s list of the most important, must-know social media news featuring LinkedIn, World Emoji Day, Instagram Sales and Instagram anti-bullying.

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Facebook’s fake news battle in Canada

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Canada has launched a new fact-checking program aimed at helping combat fake news from spreading. . The initiative is a collaboration with Agence France-Presse (AFP) whose Canada-based fact-checkers will review news stories on Facebook in English and French and rate their accuracy.

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Fake news: Can you tell the difference?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The majority of public relations professionals predict that in just five years the average person will not be able to distinguish between news stories and advertising copy, and what’s more, most people won’t even care. Fighting fake news.

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Facebook Updates News Feed

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook announced that they are going to update its News Feed to display more “high quality content” that is relevant for the users. Think about, “Would my audience want to see this in their News Feeds?”. Source: News Feed FYI: Showing More High Quality Content.

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Stop Reading the News

Ari Herzog

This is what Thoreau wrote in 1854: I don’t learn anything in the news. I’ve observed over the years that “breaking news” tends to be sensationalist and non-informative. Related Stories The Magazines are Coming How I Consume the News Facebook, LinkedIn, and Me.

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Why can’t the news be about news?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Sun’s 24-hour news service’s current predicament is excellent news for Canadians, thanks to the CRTC’s decision against mandatory distribution. Sun News Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia). We need better access to news; we need better news services, period.

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Facebook Launches Facebook News, a Dedicated Tab for News Content

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched the first stage of its new dedicated News tab, which will help users find more relevant, trustworthy news content on the platform

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1310 News Powerlunch: Will Ottawa support the Sens this season?

Sherrilynne Starkie

I visited Mark Sutcliffe for the PowerLunch at 1310 News last week and enjoyed connecting with him and Kurt Stoodley, broadcaster and real estate professional. The post 1310 News Powerlunch: Will Ottawa support the Sens this season? Ottawa 1310 News Ottawa news

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Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn Rebrands Editorial Team to LinkedIn News as it Continues to Expand News Coverage and Content

Social Media Today

LinkedIn has re-branded its editorial team in an effort to better represent its evolving mission to connect its users with relevant information

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Facebook news today

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Foxes. Facebook is cracking down on violent, sexist content in response to an open letter issued last week by Women, Action & the Media (WAM). The group demanded that Facebook add gender-based hate speech to its list of forbidden content.

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Facebook Launches New Education Campaign to Help People Detect Fake News

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched a new education campaign to provide tips and notes on how to detect, and avoid, fake news

Top Five: The news Facebook tributes tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top five social media news for marketers and PR pros! SS: Any plan to reduce Twitter spam and noise is good news. The post Top Five: The news Facebook tributes tool appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

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How I Consume the News

Ari Herzog

When the pandemic began — and even before that when people ran amok and didn’t know what to do — I actively consumed the news. No more news channels. In time, and on my own terms, I gradually reintroduced the news.

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Facebook Begins Registering News Pages in Europe Ahead of Broader Rollout of News Section

Social Media Today

Facebook has this week put the first call out for news organizations in Europe to register their Facebook Pages

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Top Five Social Media News: Instagram native scheduling is here!

Sherrilynne Starkie

Lots of social media news out this week and here’s a summary of the top five stories you need to know. I’m happy for this news! Get our regular Top Five Social Media News delivered directly to your inbox with our free newsletter.

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Facebook News Feed Update: Now What?

Jon Loomer

You’ve undoubtedly heard by now about the big Facebook news feed update that was announced recently. The news feed is sorted and customized based on a ranking system. Examples… In 2014, the news feed was updated to show fewer text updates from pages.

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Facebook Rolls Out Facebook News to All Users in the US

Social Media Today

After first launching it in selected states last year, Facebook is now bringing its new News tab to all US users

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Facebook Expands Breaking News Tags, Brings Local News Update Module to More Regions

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced the expansion of both its 'Breaking News' tags and its local news update option

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Top Five: Research shows that Facebook is successfully tackling fake news

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top 5 must-know social media news for the week includes stories about a new Messenger, Soundcloud’s Instagram integration, YouTube’s changed engagement metrics, the fight against fake news and Snapchat’s power with youth demographics.

Facebook Rejects Australian Government's Proposal to Make Facebook and Google Pay News Publishers

Social Media Today

Facebook has rebuffed the Australian Government's proposal for a mandatory code that would make Google and Facebook pay for their use of news content

Facebook Announces More News Programming for Watch, Releases News Schedule

Social Media Today

Facebook has released it's first news programming schedule, and announced a new set of news programs

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Facebook News Feed Changes. Stay Calm. Don’t Panic.

yMarketingMatters

#Facebook News Feed Changes. Here’s the gist: “Facebook is making significant changes to its News Feed algorithm in an effort to prioritize “meaningful” person-to-person interactions among friends and family over posts from Facebook pages. This goes into the News Feed. #7

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Important Forex News Every Trader Should Know 

The Realtime Report

Important Forex News Every Trader Should Know . News factors are the most powerful price driving element in the financial market. reacts to the news very violently. A volatile market is nothing but the result of such high impact news. Right after that news, the U.S

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Ottawa’s Capital City News

Sherrilynne Starkie

A couple of weeks back Ottawa saw the launch of a new local community newspaper, Capital City News. News (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I counted one news story, five news in briefs, one sports story among all the PR stories and advertisements.

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New Research from Facebook Shows Engagement with Local News Providers Booming Amid COVID-19

Social Media Today

Facebook's CrowdTangle has provided some new insight into how COVID-19 coverage is driving more people to local news providers

Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News November 15th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Erica Holt Please stop yawning Don’t worry.

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Flipboard Acquires News App Zite

The Social Media Incubator

Zite Co-Founder Mike Klaas said , “Together, we’re going to build the most wonderful place to read news that has ever existed.” We hope you come with us and help us shape the future of news.”

Six Sources for Nonprofit News

SocialFish

———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news. Many of us have our own curation practice, but one of the most efficient I have is to keep an eye on those in our community who are curating the news for us.

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Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. The post Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

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Facebook Adds New Warning Prompts to Stop Unintended Sharing of Older News Articles

Social Media Today

Facebook is adding new warning labels to get users to re-think sharing of old articles in the context of new information

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Podcast Playlist: A mix of motivation, news and entertainment

Sherrilynne Starkie

Podcasts great way to keep on top of social media and industry trends and news. They are chock full of the important social media, PR and marketing news I need to know to do my job well.

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How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. But I’ve included enough sites to provide a good sense of the current news search opportunity for publishers.

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Top Five Social Media Must Knows: The new Google News

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five Social Media Must Knows: The new Google News. This week's top 5 social media must-knows include Hootsuite and Pinterest, Google News and AI, New Buttons for Instagram, Facebook user loyalty and new features from WhatsApp. The new Google News: AI meets human intelligence. Google is rolling out an all new Google News, which uses the best of artificial intelligence to find the best of human intelligence—the great reporting done by journalists around the globe.

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More Details Emerge Around Facebook's Coming News Section

Social Media Today

More details are slowly emerging about Facebook's coming 'trusted news' tab, which will aim to showcase more news content on the platform

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Should Publishers Use Facebook's 'Breaking News' Label?

Social Media Today

Facebook has been slowly rolling out its 'Breaking News' label to more publishers - but does it actually help improve reach

The Australian Government Looks to Implement New Laws to Make Google and Facebook Pay News Publishers

Social Media Today

The Australian Government is looking to force Google and Facebook to pay local publishers for usage of their content in an effort to assist news publishers struggling due to COVID-19

Snapchat Announces Action Bar, Voice Activated Lenses, News Updates and More at Partner Summit

Social Media Today

Snapchat has announced a range of coming features at its 2020 Snap Partner Summit, including advances in AR, new UX features, featured map listings and lots more

Instagram and the news

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media tools are transforming the way photographers, journalists and everyday users are documenting news around the world. They discussed the growing influence of social media on photo journalism specifically how Instagram allows real-time news coverage through visual storytelling.

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Facebook Marketers are Already Fumbling News Feed Change

Jon Loomer

It’s been a little over a week since Facebook announced the latest news feed change intended to surface more content from friends and less content from brands. In that time, it’s clear marketers are setting the groundwork for future news feed changes.

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Social media news: Top 5 feat. LinkedIn’s Top Voices

Sherrilynne Starkie

The top five must-know social media news stories of the week feature a Google’s new app for small businesses, LinkedIn’s Top Voices list, Facebook welcoming in French regulators, Pinterest’s UX improvements and Instagram’s new time tracking feature.