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This Week in Social Media - Week of 2/11/2010

From: Jessica Weil
Length: 31:02

All the News that's Fit to Tweet. A recent study from Hitwise shows that Facebook drives 350 times as much traffic to other Web sites in the “news and media” category as Google Reader does.

Default-piece-image-2 A recent study from Hitwise shows that Facebook drives 350 times as much traffic to other Web sites in the “news and media” category as Google Reader does. Last week Facebook launched another redesign, putting the emphasis on search and strengthening its link to Bing.com. As social networks such as Facebook and Twitter continue to grow, they are emerging as preferred news sources – a force to be reckoned with for search engines and news Web sites. But what happens when people get more and more news from social networks? Are we sacrificing accuracy for convenience? Join us as we discuss this topic, as well as the hottest social media-related dreams and nightmares.

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A recent study from Hitwise shows that Facebook drives 350 times as much traffic to other Web sites in the “news and media” category as Google Reader does. Last week Facebook launched another redesign, putting the emphasis on search and strengthening its link to Bing.com. As social networks such as Facebook and Twitter continue to grow, they are emerging as preferred news sources – a force to be reckoned with for search engines and news Web sites. But what happens when people get more and more news from social networks? Are we sacrificing accuracy for convenience? Join us as we discuss this topic, as well as the hottest social media-related dreams and nightmares.