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Vox Media’s Jim Bankoff: Longform Journalism Can’t Exist ‘In a Vacuum’

We’ve written here on 10,000 Words about the great things Vox Media is doing with longform journalism. In Mediabistro’s latest So What Do You Do interview, the company’s CEO, Jim […]

San Francisco Mag Needs Writers With ‘Big-City’ Reporting Chops

Not based in the Bay Area? Not a problem. San Francisco is open to freelance pitches on a wide array of topics, so long as they can still resonate with […]

How Paul Smith Traveled the World by Twitter

Paul Smith, also known by @twitchhiker, used Twitter to travel from England to New Zealand, relying on his social media"friends" to put him up for the night, feed him a meal and give him a ride to his next destination.

Stephen Hill on BET Experience Vs. Essence Festival

The BET Awards are a pretty big deal. Not only is the annual ceremony honoring the best in music, sports and entertainment a ratings juggernaut, but the live broadcast also […]

Social Media Newsfeed: Android App Testers Wanted | Facebook Chat | DIY Memes

Taking advantage of Google's beta testing tool launched at the I/O conference earlier this year, Facebook is now offering every Android user the ability to try out the new version of its Android app early. This will help the social network correct any issues with the app before launching to the general public.

Social Media Newsfeed: DOMA Overturned | New LinkedIn Features | Pinterest Copycats

In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of same-sex couples in two major cases, effectively allowing federal benefits for gay couples and clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state of California. Among progressive Silicon Valley tech companies, the reaction was incredibly positive.

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Friends Check-In | Square Market | Swedish Hulu

Foursquare today launched a feature that allows users not just to mention their friends but also to check them in. Instead of you and four friends each pulling out your phone to check in at dinner, now one of you can do it for everyone. Less time spent on your phone, more time enjoying the moment.

Social Media Newsfeed: Replacing Google Reader | Blackberry’s Back | Sony Smart Watch

The Race to Replace Google Reader (ReadWrite) For a service that Google felt was too much of a bother to keep running for its users, building the next great RSS newsreader tool seems to be the summer's big event in the technology world. The "race" metaphor seem particularly apt, with competitors employing terms like countdown clocks and finish line -- all tied around that fateful July 1 date.

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Video a Hit | Facebook News Reader | Hulu’s Future

Instagram Users Upload 5M Clips in Vid-Sharing Feature's First Day (CNet) Instagram users have embraced the application's just-released video feature by uploading 5 million videos in the first 24 hours of the feature's availability, a company representative told CNET. At peak, Instagram users uploaded 40 hours of video per minute. AllFacebook Facebook's introduction of Video on Instagram and its potential impact on Twitter-owned video-sharing application Vine drew mixed reactions from the social media industry and media. Mashable A number of celebrities ranging from Justin Bieber to Jimmy Fallon, and even more brands, are already using Instagram video. Huge brands such as Cisco, GE and Gap have started posting videos on the service, as have many major league sports teams, including the Yankees, Giants, Dodgers and 49ers. AllTwitter This infographic from Matt Nazario provides a quick checklist comparison between Instagram video and Vine, helping you decide which platform is right for you.

Welcome to the New Mediabistro

Have you noticed anything different about Mediabistro? Yep, our home page is rocking a much cleaner look. All of the great content you love is now grouped according to industry: social […]