Before Twitter and YouTube could respond, millions of users saw video of journalist James Foley being beheaded. An equally large number of people were privy to naked photos of celebrities on sites such as 4chan and reddit, after a hacker illegally stole the photos from the cloud. These were eventually removed, but not before a surprising controversy rose up around these instances: Should social media sites be in the business of censoring content-and, by extension, users?
Aug 02, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 30, 2012, with stories on Olympic tracking apps, interning in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn's college pilot program, and more.
Parse.ly Launches API to Empower Publishers' Websites
Apps to Track the 2012 London Summer Olympics
Oxford University Press Gamifies Classic Books For Kids Via Web And Mobile
GigaOM Reveals the paidContent 50
Chatwing Introduces Chat Box for Weebly Book Reviewers
5 Things I Learned While Interning in Silicon Valley
#OnlyOnTwitter: Through the eyes of Olympians
YA Science Fiction Author Bypasses Traditional Publishing
Twitter Spotlight on Olympic stories
LinkedIn's College Pilot Program
3 New Tips on Social Network Marketing from Ydraw