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Facebook is the Internet’s largest social network. Facebook topped 1 billion active users in September 2012 and was the second-most-visited website in the United States, behind Google, as of 2011. Its mobile platform had 874 million active users in 2013. It is also the top source of traffic to the web’s largest portals, such as Yahoo and MSN. Facebook generated…

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John Wihbey    
When journalists factcheck politicians (or don’t), how to flag bad behavior on social media, and getting past slactivism: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Google and censorship, The Wall Street Journal turns 125, and the rest of this week’s news about journalism and tech.
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Ken Doctor    
“It’s not the hive that’s at issue here. It’s the big, monopolistic beekeepers who should give us pause.”
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Caroline O'Donovan    
“We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish.”
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Verdicts in the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, jailed journalists in Egypt, and the rest of the news about the news from the past fortnight.
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Joshua Benton    
Maybe it’s not quite as big a change as the rise of the web — but the rise of the smartphone deserves to be in the conversation. And traditional news companies are falling behind.
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Joseph Lichterman    
A survey across 10 countries find some things in common (Facebook’s everywhere) and some divergence (Finns dig Google Plus).
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John Wihbey    
Crowdsourcing tiny snippets of time, building the news around analytics, and how Twitter is weird during big news events: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Joseph Lichterman    
Human, bot, or something in between? We asked ABC News, the AP, CNN, NBC News, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal how they power their Twitter and Facebook accounts.
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Doing better data journalism, net neutrality’s implications, and the rest of the week in journalism and technology.
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Ken Doctor    
Three products — Circa, NRCQ, and News Republic — are trying to tackle a big question: How do we optimize news for reading on mobile devices? Despite the common goal, they’re taking different approaches.