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    Mediatwits #21: Social Wars: Facebook’s Timeline, Media Grab; Google+ Dead or Alive?

    by Mark Glaser
    September 23, 2011
    Mark Zuckerberg at f8 announcing Timeline. Photo from "Watblog.com":http://www.watblog.com/2011/09/23/zuckerbergs-big-announcement-of-facebook-timeline-at-f8-conference/

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    The Mediatwits podcast is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry.

    "For me, Google+ is the platform where I get the most engagement, the most value...For me the early adopters and techies are the people I talk to." -Frederic Lardinois

    Welcome to the 21st episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and entrepreneur Rafat Ali. This week is a special edition the war between the social networks, and what that means for the media world. Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at f8 to announce big changes to Facebook, including a new Timeline to showcase media from your entire life, as well as open graph apps that let you view media within Facebook. But he spent very little time talking about privacy issues. Do we all want to share our whole life on Facebook, baby photos and all?

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    Special guests Dan Reimold, a MediaShift contributor and assistant journalism professor at the University of Tampa, and SiliconFilter’s Frederic Lardinois talked about the changes at Facebook, as well as whether Google+ has staying power. Google’s social network just opened up to the general public, but will it remain “dead” as Reimold contended in a controversial opinion piece on MediaShift, or can it thrive as a hub for techies and media people? And where does that leave Twitter?

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    Intro and outro music by 3 Feet Up; mid-podcast music by Autumn Eyes via Mevio’s Music Alley.

    Here are some highlighted topics from the show:

    Intro

    1:20: Mark in Boston for ONA and MediaShift Mixer

    3:30: New wave of digital media conferences booming?

    4:10: Rundown of topics on our show: battle of Facebook vs. Google+

    Facebook’s Timeline, Open Graph update

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    Frederic Lardinois

    5:30: Zuckerberg and the fake Zuckerberg take the stage at f8

    7:30: A news reader built into Facebook? Ticker, Timeline, Open Graph apps

    10:30: Photographers jumped from Flickr to Google+

    Lardinois and Reimold on Facebook vs. Google+

    11:10: Special guests Frederic Lardinois and Dan Reimold

    14:10: Reimold used Facebook to keep in touch with old friends

    16:10: Reimold: College students not interested in Google+

    19:00: Reimold explains his bad experience with G+

    20:50: Lardinois: Google+ is hopping every day for me, best place for engagement

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    Dan Reimold

    24:00: Rafat: the more you give to a social network, the more you get back

    27:00: Lardinois: More updates coming with Google+

    31:20: LinkedIn becoming a driver for traffic to media sites?

    33:00: Mark: Media people will watch social wars carefully

    Future for Color app, WSJ Social

    35:00: Rafat went to WSJ Social launch

    36:40: WSJ free on Facebook for the month

    More Reading

    Tell Your Story with Timeline at Facebook blog

    Introducing Facebook Timeline at Facebook

    Sorry Facebook, But That Stuff I Share on Your Site is Not the Story of My Life at SiliconFilter

    Facebook Announcement Signals the Age of Discovery at Huffington Post

    Google+: Social Media Upstart Worse Than a Ghost Town at MediaShift

    The Influencers Verdict: the Google+ example by Loic Le Meur

    Google+ is Really Taking Off! Millions Joining Daily. 30% Increase in Users in last 2 days at Google+ by Paul Allen

    Color App is Back in Full Effect…Under Facebook at AppScout

    WSJ Social, For a World Where Facebook Is the New Internet at Forbes.com

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    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+

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    The Mediatwits podcast is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry.

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