The following are some social media newsmakers I came across today:
Digg Joins the Twitter and Facebook Party
Digg jumped on the bandwagon and added the ability for visitors to easily share stories on Digg.com with Twitter and Facebook; a sign that even the competition can no longer ignore the success of Twitter and Facebook. In addition, Digg removed the controversial “Shouts” feature that Digg users were none to happy about.
Stories with additional detail:
- Digg Adds Twitter and Facebook Sharing Options
- Shouts on Digg Are Now Gone – Replaced With Email, Facebook and Twitter
The New York Times Hires its First Ever Social Media Editor
Today I expect the New York Times has elevated the legitimacy of social media for many skeptics by hiring its first ever Social Media Editor – Jennifer Preston (on Twitter @NYT_JenPreston). So what will Jennifer be doing exactly? Well here is an excerpt from a leaked email at the New York Times I found via Mashable: Read more…