Pew Research Center: Have you ever un-friended someone on Facebook?

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We asked teen social media users about five specific activities that relate to the content they post and found that:

  • 59% have deleted or edited something that they posted in the past.
  • 53% have deleted comments from others on their profile or account.
  • 45% have removed their name from photos that have been tagged to identify them.
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Pew Research Center: Attention, journalists, media geeks and anyone interested in the changing landscape of the news media

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The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism sends out a briefing email every morning, highlighting the biggest changes and news in the industry. 

For example, in today’s news: Howard Kurtz and The Daily Beast part ways, Al Jazeera announces plans for a Detroit bureau, Facebook releases “best practices” guide for journalists and Michael Bloomberg may be interested in buying The Financial Times.

Sign up to receive it here so you’ll always know what’s going on.

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Why Forest-Killing Megafires Are The New Normal

Why Forest-Killing Megafires Are The New Normal

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This Is Not A Composite Photo

The hills of Western Hungary, after a flood of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant engulfed several towns and burned people through their clothes. 

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jeffbradynpr:

This Is Not A Composite Photo

The hills of Western Hungary, after a flood of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant engulfed several towns and burned people through their clothes

(via rubenfeld)

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According to the New York Times, “The drought that has settled over more than half of the continental United States this summer is the most widespread in more than half a century. And it is likely to grow worse.” [Full article]

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“Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the U.S, with Asians now making up the largest share of recent immigrants. ” Read our new report, “The Rise of Asian Americans,” just released:  http://pewrsr.ch/KIJP63

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Be sure to check out this neat visual summary of Nielsen’s 2011 State of the Media report.

Be sure to check out this neat visual summary of Nielsen’s 2011 State of the Media report.

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from Nielsen: Surging Internet Usage in Southeast Asia Reshaping the Media Landscape

from Nielsen: Surging Internet Usage in Southeast Asia Reshaping the Media Landscape

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Wow. Some stark infographics from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press’s new report, “The Generation Gap and the 2012 Election.”

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Revisit Malcolm Gladwell’s piece on the story behind one of Apple’s earliest innovations: the computer mouse.
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thenextweb:

Google has announced it has partnered with electronic device maker iRiver to release the first e-reader to integrate its Google eBooks platform, launching July 17 in Target stores and on Target.com. The iRiver Story HD will allow readers to buy and read Google eBooks over a WiFi connection, displaying books on its high-resolution e-ink screen and QWERTY keyboard. The device will retail for $139.999, offering hundreds of thousands of paid Google eBooks and over 3 million free titles. (via Google eBooks gets its first integrated e-reader - TNW Google)

thenextweb:

Google has announced it has partnered with electronic device maker iRiver to release the first e-reader to integrate its Google eBooks platform, launching July 17 in Target stores and on Target.com. The iRiver Story HD will allow readers to buy and read Google eBooks over a WiFi connection, displaying books on its high-resolution e-ink screen and QWERTY keyboard. The device will retail for $139.999, offering hundreds of thousands of paid Google eBooks and over 3 million free titles. (via Google eBooks gets its first integrated e-reader - TNW Google)

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2/3 - Portion of news devoted to international affairs in the first half of 2011 

"In the first half of 2011, foreign events dominated the U.S. news media.  The protests and violence throughout the Middle East and North  Africa—known as the Arab Spring—were  the most covered foreign events, accounting for 17% of the overall  newshole, from January 1-June 30. Other significant stories included the  tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan (5%) and the death of Osama bin Laden (4%), according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index.” —journalism.org

PS: You can also design your own chart with PEJ’s custom chart creator.

2/3 - Portion of news devoted to international affairs in the first half of 2011 

"In the first half of 2011, foreign events dominated the U.S. news media. The protests and violence throughout the Middle East and North Africa—known as the Arab Spring—were the most covered foreign events, accounting for 17% of the overall newshole, from January 1-June 30. Other significant stories included the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan (5%) and the death of Osama bin Laden (4%), according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index.” —journalism.org

PS: You can also design your own chart with PEJ’s custom chart creator.

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The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011. Hispanic adults, adults younger than age 65, college graduates and those living in households with incomes of at least $75,000 are most likely to own e-book readers. Parents are also more likely than non-parents to own these devices.

Read the full report: E-reader ownership doubles in six months

The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011. Hispanic adults, adults younger than age 65, college graduates and those living in households with incomes of at least $75,000 are most likely to own e-book readers. Parents are also more likely than non-parents to own these devices.

Read the full report: E-reader ownership doubles in six months

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Journalists are now drowning in documents and data. The tools we have to deal with this are actually pretty primitive.

Jonathan Stray, interactive technology editor for The Associated Press, which won a Knight News Challenge grant to develop data visualization tools so that journalists can find the stories contained in mountains of data and documents.

(via poynterinstitute)

More info about the project here: http://overview.ap.org/

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