Zach Rait / Facebook Blog:
Introducing the Subscribe Button — Until now, it hasn't been easy to choose exactly what you see in your News Feed. Maybe you don't want to see every time your brother plays a game on Facebook, for example. Or maybe you'd like to see more stories from your best friends, and fewer from your coworkers.
Discussion: Poynter, The New Persuaders, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Lost Remote, Inside Facebook, GeekWire, GigaOM, ZDNet, Between the Lines Blog, Marketing Pilgrim, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, VatorNews, Gawker, Business Insider, Search Engine Land, Bits, CNET News, SiliconFilter, Gizmodo, WebProNews and AAN, more at Techmeme »
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook launches ‘Subscribe’ feature to let non-friends connect
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: How the ‘subscribe’ feature changes Facebook
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's Subscribe Button to Come With Personalized “Suggested User” Subscription Recommendations
Mónica Guzmán / GeekWire: Does Facebook's new ‘subscribe’ button go too far?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Should Twitter be afraid of Facebook's subscribe feature?
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Facebook launches Subscriptions, similar to Twitter following
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Facebook's new subscribe button: An interesting experiment on importance
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: Facebook's New Subscribe Option Rolling Out
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Facebook Adds Follow Option With ‘Subscribe’
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Facebook threatens Twitter with new Subscriptions
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Authorize Fans and Stalkers On Facebook
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Facebook Mimics Twitter, Offers A “Subscribe” Option So Strangers Can Get Your Status Updates
Nick Bilton / Bits: New Facebook Feature: A Subscription to Friends' Feeds
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Facebook unveils a Twitter-like subscribe feature
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Follow Me: Facebook Launches Subscribe Feature to Fight Off Google+ and Twitter
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Facebook Launches Subscribe Button, Gets A Little More Like Twitter and Google+
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New Subscribe button lets journalists use Facebook like Twitter — Facebook announced a new feature today that competes directly with Twitter and will make it easier for journalists to use their personal profiles to share updates and links with the public. Facebook users can now visit …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Inside Facebook, more at Techmeme »
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Along With Subscriptions, You'll Soon Be Able To Update Twitter From Facebook
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Facebook adds “subscribe” function to profiles
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's New Subscribe Button Allows Assymetrical Following of Non-Friends' Public Updates
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
All for One! Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft Band Together for Ad Plan. — AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft compete for ad dollars. But a new pact calls for the rivals to cooperate on ad sales, too. — The three companies are going to start selling ad inventory on each others' sites …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times: AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft Reportedly in Ad Deal
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: OK, Seriously: If They're Going To Do A Deal Like This, Why Doesn't Microsoft Just Buy AOL And Yahoo?
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Aol, Yahoo!, Microsoft May Be Partnering For Display; RTB Game Changer; Reviewing Walmart's Acquisition
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Here's Why AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft Are Teaming Up to Fight Facebook and Google
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo form an ad pact to take on Google
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Microsoft, AOL, and Yahoo to Cooperate on Display Ad Sales
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: AOL, Yahoo & Microsoft Team Up to Sell Ads [REPORT]
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL to sell each other's ads
David Kaplan / paidContent: AOL, Microsoft And Yahoo Seeking To Form Ad Alliance
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft team up on display ad sales
Ronan Shields / New Media Age: AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo in ad sales pact
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo to cooperate on ads
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Cooperation call: AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo in ad deal vs. Google
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL Partner On Ads
Steve Myers / Poynter:
When it comes to disclosing potential conflicts of interest, New York Times shouldn't throw stones at Arrington — The meta-media debate for the last few weeks has been about the conflict of interest inherent in Michael Arrington's proposal to run a new venture capital fund while writing …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Johann Hari: A personal apology — I've written so many articles over the years laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of other people. This time, I am writing an article laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of myself. If you give it out, you have to take it.
Discussion: Guardian, Reason, The Huffington Post and Jon Slattery
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Vanity Fair Nabs New York Design Director Chris Dixon — Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter has poached Chris Dixon, New York magazine's design director, according to an internal memo sent out today. — Longtime VF design director David Harris is reducing his role at the magazine.
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines, magCulture.com/blog and FishbowlNY
Jeremy / magCulture.com/blog: New CD at Vanity Fair ?
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: New York's Design Director Moves to Vanity Fair
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Keeper of the Commentary — Gone are the days when Reuters was just a wire service. Former Slate media critic Jack Shafer, hired last week, is only the latest appointment op-ed editor James Ledbetter has made in his effort to turn the Reuters opinion page into a leading source of commentary.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Reuters Has Opinions and Much More
Hearst To Convert All Sites to HTML5 — Good Housekeeping is the first redesign with multi-device functionality. — NEW YORK—Hearst Magazines is aiming to improve its digital strategy through the integration of HTML5, the company announced plans early Tuesday to implement the platform …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, MinOnline, eMedia Vitals and Audience Development Blogs RSS
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: Converting to HTML5: Hearst Launches First Multi-Device Redesign
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: Hearst rolls out its first HTML5-enabled site
Janine Gibson / Guardian:
Unveiling the Guardian's new US homepage — The Guardian has launched a new US front page at guardiannews.com. Janine Gibson explains why — Today we're unveiling the new url and front page for our US readers. It's the first tiny step in our bid to improve the Guardian website for US users …
Discussion: On Media's Blog, Media & Entertainment, Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb, The New York Observer, The Next Web and Medacity
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: The Guardian relaunches U.S. web edition
Radhika Marya / Mashable!: The Guardian Launches a New U.S. Homepage
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: [UPDATED] The Guardian Launches a U.S. Homepage with a Special American U.R.L.
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: The Guardian Launches in America
Duncan Riley / Medacity: Guardian Launches US Homepage
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Could Homer Simpson get his own channel? — Ready for a channel devoted to nothing but “The Simpsons?” — Don't laugh, it is one idea News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey threw out when speaking Tuesday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills.
Discussion: Multichannel, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, TVWeek.com and Guardian
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Britt: Customer Metrics Looked Stronger in August
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: No Signs of Ad Slowdown at CBS, Moonves Says
Ed Pilkington / Guardian: News Corp shareholders lodge complaint against Rupert Murdoch
Wall Street Journal:
Scandal Clouds James Murdoch's Path
Scandal Clouds James Murdoch's Path
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, Company Town and Guardian
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Apps vs. eBooks: Where can newsrooms and journalists make the most money? — By Robert Niles: How much time do you or your news organization spend developing apps? What's your return on that investment, and by that I mean - how much money are you making on app sales and from direct advertising on those app platforms?
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
How Tumblr is Changing Journalism — Earlier this week we looked at the remarkable growth of Tumblr, a blogging and curation service that now gets over 12 billion page views per month. Tumblr is mostly used as a consumer curation tool - it's an easy way for people to re-post articles, images and videos.
Discussion: CyberJournalist.net and Editors Weblog
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — There is mounting tension …
News.me is all grown up (and now free)! — We're pleased to announce that News.me has officially spun out of bitly to run as an independent company under betaworks. Here's what John Borthwick has to say about the change on his blog: Over the past year, News.me has been incubated within bitly.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable!, MacStories and THINK / Musings
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: News.me, the iPad Twitter aggregator, relaunches as a free app and spins off from Bit.ly
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: Empathetic vs. Personalized: News.me Spun Off to Compete With Flipboard
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: iPad App News.me Now Free
Federico Viticci / MacStories: News.me iPad App Drops Subscriptions, Goes Free
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
WSJ's Alan Murray: The iPad Has Driven the Paper's Video Programming Expansion — The Wall Street Journal would not be delivering its three and a half hours of programming if it were not for the iPad, says Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal and Executive Editor of the WSJ.com.
Discussion: Online Video News