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Tracy Morgan Dominates Facebook’s News Feed, Because WE Are ‘The Media’

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Ahead of the next round of Tracy Morgan news that’s sure to flood our Facebook News Feeds, I thought it would be a good time to point out a fundamental error in a common complaint I see posted all over Facebook from time to time: The reason why our Facebook News Feeds suck — the reason “mainstream media” sucks altogether — is because WE are “the media.” Yep, your crappy news is all your own fault!

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1Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg On The Three Stages Of Maturity For Facebook’s Apps

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Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg divided the social network’s portfolio of applications into three stages during the company’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon, putting the flagship Facebook apps in the most mature category; followed by established offerings Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp; and capped by the fruits of its new Facebook Creative Labs initiative, such as iPhone app Paper.

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Facebook Teams Up With Storyful To Launch FB Newswire For Journalists, Media Outlets

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Facebook has become a virtual newsroom of sorts, with a recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project finding that three out of 10 U.S. adults get at least some news while on Facebook, and 78 percent of Facebook users see news while navigating the site. Now, the social network is aiming to become an invaluable resource for journalists and media organizations, announcing that it teamed up with social content discovery outfit Storyful to launch FB Newswire.

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STUDY: Facebook’s Role In Pew Research Center’s ‘State Of The News Media 2014’

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Facebook and other social networks continue to become further intertwined with the media, as the State of the News Media 2014 report, released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project found that 50 percent of social network users share or repost news stories, images, or videos, while 46 percent discuss news or current events on their networks, and 11 percent have submitted their own content to news websites or blogs.

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