Winning the Internet

Friday Linx: Eat your vegetables edition

After a great run, the Winning the Internet blog has been retired. However, you can still keep in touch with New Media Mentors here.

Friday Linx will be a recurring feature on our blog. We’re aiming to bring you a collection of links worth a read and cute cat video to ease you into the weekend. This week we’re kicking it off with a classic.

Onto the links!

10 out of 25 of the posts Mark Zuckerberg has written have been about privacy or apologizing for mistakes related to privacy. This week Facebook settled with the FTC on an 8 count privacy complaint.

On the subject of Facebook here’s a checklist of items to keep in mind when planning your Facebook page presence. You should approach social media strategically and deliberately and this provides a good set of questions to begin thinking about.

This week YouTube got a redesign, it now looks a lot more like the rest of Google’s products. But more importantly the analytics behind the videos got a big upgrade as well.

2011 has been quite the year for social media and democracy. We’ve seen the Arab Spring, protests around the world, riots in London, and Occupy Wall Street to name a few.

The folks at Pew Internet Research have been digging into this and they have posted a presentation filled with thought provoking stats.

And finally, aggregators are nothing new, but Muck Rack is an interesting take on pulling together what journalists are saying on Twitter about the day’s news.


About Raven Brooks

Executive director of Netroots Foundation and Netroots Nation.

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