Google backs new digital journalism initiative

Google is investing $2.7 million into a new digital journalism project.

You can read more on Google’s blog.


News article fee trial with Google in Germany

German news site Focus Online is trialling a small per article fee using
Google’s new check out system. It is the equivalent of 8p an article.


Network effect in the Arab World

Thoughtful piece here about the role of social media networks in generating protest movements and leaders. It looks, for example, at how particular Twitter channels can become more influential.

Useful insight, as well, into how key networks generally emerge, and how they are changing the nature of the diffusion of knowledge and information.


Infographic of LinkedIn usage.

I often feel LinkedIn goes unnoticed sometimes with the constant revamps and chat about Facebook and Twitter changes. But the business social media network has maintained a steady and reliable service for a long time – at least in social media terms.

Are you Linked In? According to this infographic, there’s a higher chance you are if you work in the Finance or High Tech industry and you work for a company containing over 10000 employees.

Have a look at a few other statistics about the business network.