If You Like Links, You’ll Hate What Facebook Is Doing To Them - The Future Buzz
Case in point, this weekend I tried to share a link to a story in The Guardian I found interesting. You’ll note (as I highlighted in a red box) even my browser recognized this was a link to the publication’s website, not Facebook.
However, due to how The Guardian has configured their site’s Facebook integration, anyone clicking the link is not taken to the expected URL. Instead a user is taken to this page to authorize use of The Guardian application.
Facebook is hijacking links to external websites of publications that have built social news apps on Facebook, and redirecting users to said internal Facebook apps. Ridiculous.
Sounds just like Facebook.
(Source: chartier, via stoweboyd)
The FJP: 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. But Tumblr can also…