How do Hard News and Viral Content measure up when it comes to social mega-hits?
A new study of NewsWhip data reveals that sharing activity on a story within the first hour of publication can indicate exactly how viral that story is going to become over the next 24 hours.
NewsWhip tracks the spread of all content on social media. This is a frothy space, with dramatic increases in the volume of content being shared, and the corresponding traffic coming to publishers and brands from that content. Here, we try and explore where we are in the “social distribution hype cycle.”
Performance based pay for journalists will grant serious market power to influential reporters.
What if front pages were selected by newspapers’ readers instead of their editors?
Did you read the story suggesting there’s no correlation between shares and content being read? It turns out there’s more to it.
Changes in media consumption and distribution have big consequences for those who tell stories – whether it’s news reporting or brand promoting. The relevant professions should learn from each other’s activities.
We just spotted on Twitter an indication that twitter analytics company Topsy is no longer accepting new trials. We guess this is due to its acquisition today by Apple. Current online guesswork indicates that Apple will use Topsy to improve its app store and music recommendations, using social algorithms. A 100-strong engineering team dedicated to social…
Continuing our series on our top viral publishers and stories, we’re turning to the content sharing service Pinterest.
With statistics from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, we crunched the numbers to find the most social news sites and publishers of October 2013.
What’s the secret to writing stories people will share and talk about? To help you improve your social writing, we’ve made an analysis of the categories of content that go viral each day on social networks.
Last week, NewsWhip brought you the results of our trawl of social media news-sharing trends and patterns for August 2013. Now we’re pleased to publish our top publishers list for the same month. Using data from our content discovery platform Spike, we compiled a list of the web’s top publishers, ranked by total social media…