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Facebook has disrupted or helped to re-engineer many businesses and markets, including the photo-sharing market and the social-gaming market. But one thing it hasn't really focused on so far is the news business. Plenty of media companies use Facebook as a news-delivery platform, and many users (including Gawker founder Nick Denton, according to a recent…

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The year isn't quite over yet, but Twitter has already come out with the top trending topics for 2010, and surprisingly enough Justin Bieber -- the guy who is so popular that Twitter had to modify the way it calculates trending topics -- did not take the top slot. That went to the Gulf oil…

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This is an update to a recent post about the Wall Street Journal and its policies on Twitter use by its staff. In that post, I essentially agreed with a post by Jeff Jarvis in which he argued that the WSJ policy "missed the point" of social media in general by trying to lock down…

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Staffers at the Wall Street Journal recently received an updated corporate conduct policy, including sections on how to behave when using social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. The response to the new rules of engagement, however, has been far from positive so far, with Jeff Jarvis saying the Journal was guilty of "missing the…

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The standard response from many people on Twitter this week to the news that Ashton Kutcher wanted to get a million followers was thinly veiled (or not-so-thinly veiled) disgust. Long-time Twitter fans were outraged that anyone -- let alone a two-bit TV actor -- would be so blatantly egotistical, and trivialize such a great social-media…

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