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NETFLIX’S STREAM IS JAMMED AGAIN

December 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix subscribers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America were unable to stream movies or TV shows on Christmas eve and Christmas morning due to an unspecified problem at the company’s servers on the East Coast. It posted a message on Twitter saying, “We’re sorry for the Christmas Eve outage. Terrible timing! Engineers are working […]

REPORTER SUSPENDED BY TWITTER: “WHY?”

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Guy Adams, the Los Angeles bureau chief for the London Independent, may have had his Twitter account reinstated after the uproar that followed its being suspended, but NBC and Twitter are still being battered in the press for yanking it in the first place. Forbes magazine commented that the incident “reflected poorly on [NBC’s] stance […]

REPORTER FEUDING WITH NBC HAS TWITTER ACCOUNT CANCELED, THEN REINSTATED (Update)

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Twitter has apologized to British journalist Guy Adams for suspending his account and has reinstated it. Its general counsel, Alex Macgillivray, said that the Twitter team working with NBC on the Olympics had engaged in unacceptable behavior when it alerted NBC staffers to Adams’s tweets critical of NBC’s Olympics coverage and urged them to report […]

IDOL DOMINATES ON TWITTER

May 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What Fox’s American Idol may have lacked in audience numbers this past season, it more than made up for in tweets. Citing figures from social analytics firm Bluefin Labs, AdWeek reported today (Friday) that the past season of Idol generated 5,956,134 social comments, setting a Twitter record. By contrast, No. 2 on the list, NBC’s […]

BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE HIT WITH BIAS LAWSUIT

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are the likely target of a class-action lawsuit by two Nashville men who maintain that the two shows intentionally discriminate against people of color. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson claim that over 23 combined seasons, neither of the dating shows has ever featured a person of color in the […]

TITANIC: IT WASN’T JUST A MOVIE?

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With countless news reports, exhibitions, TV documentaries and online discussions popping up about the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, it apparently is coming as a revelation to some people that one of the most tragic disasters in modern history was something other than a movie. The media blogger Jim Romanesko on Tuesday […]

RUPERT MURDOCH TAKES OFF THE GLOVES

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid new allegations of potentially criminal wrongdoing by units of his News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter today (Thursday), vowing to fight back. “Seems every competitor and enemy piling on with lies and libels,” he said in his first tweet, adding, “So bad, easy to hit back hard, which preparing.” His comments came following […]

MURDOCH WAGES COUNTER-OFFENSIVE

February 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The sun was shining in London over the weekend, something that News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took note of in one of his posts on Twitter on the same day that he announced that another Sun will be dawning in the U.K. next week. Called The Sun on Sunday, the newspaper will replace the News […]

GRAMMYS BEAT SUPER BOWL — ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to social media postings. the Super Bowl takes a backseat to the Grammy Awards. In a joint news release on Monday, the Recording Academy and CBS Interactive said that the awards telecast set a new social TV record with more than 13 million online comments. “The interplay between Twitter, Facebook and Grammy […]

HACKING SCANDAL SPREADS TO LONDON TIMES

February 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On his Twitter posts, Rupert Murdoch has remained oddly silent about the latest developments involving News Corp’s hacking scandal(s) in the U.K. While mentioning the latest market moves by Facebook and Google and remarking, “Things are buzzing,” Murdoch today (Friday) said nothing at all about the buzz over reports on Thursday that a crucial email exchange […]

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