Blogging News: Page 2

This is page 2 of the blogging news archives.

Report: Startups Trying to Lure YouTube Stars Away From YouTube (December 9, 2014): A report in the Wall Street Journal says startups and Facebook are trying to lure YouTube talent away from YouTube.

Yahoo to Shutter Its Website Directory (September 27, 2014): Yahoo is ending the directory of websites that made it famous nearly twenty years ago.

Billboard and Twitter Partner for Real-Time Music Charts (May 27, 2014): Billboard and Twitter have partnered for the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. The first chart is the Trending 140.

Twitter Starts Rolling Out Mute Feature (May 13, 2014): Twitter has added a mute feature

Tweetstormers Should Get a Blog (May 12, 2014): Tweetstormers should get a blog instead of publishing long successive tweets on Twitter.

Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison and 1,000 Lashes for Insulting Islam (May 8, 2014): Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam.

Putin Signs New Law Requiring Bloggers to Register (May 7, 2014): Vladimir Putin has signed into law in Russia strict new rules regarding blogging. Bloggers will also have to register.

Amazon Offers Twitter Shopping With Amazon Cart Feature (May 5, 2014): Amazon is offeirng shopping on Twitter with its new Amazon Cart feature. The feature uses the #AmazonCart hashtag.

Image Sharing Site Imgur Raises $40 Million (April 3, 2014): Imgur, a popular image sharing site on social media, has raised $40 million in an investment round.

Tumblr's Traffic Growth May Have Flattened (January 21, 2014): Comscore data indicates that Tumblr's traffic growth has flattened.

Twitter Reveals Top Retweeted Tweets of 2013 (January 1, 2014): Twitter has revealed the top tweets of 2013. The top three were all celebrity related.

Mommas Gone City Blogger Jessica Shyba Lands Two Book Deal With Macmillan (December 28, 2013): Jessica Shyba, who writes the Momma's Gone City blog, inked a two book deal with Feiwel & Friends. The book came out of cute photos she posted of her son and his puppy napping.

Instagram to Start Displaying Ads (October 10, 2013): Instagram to start displaying ads on its website and in users feeds.

Google+ to Power YouTube Comments (September 25, 2013): YouTube has announced that it is upgrading the comment system on YouTube. The comment will be pwoered by the Google+ service starting this week to allow threaded discussion.

Twitter Reveals Data About the U.S. Government Requests it Receives for User Information (August 4, 2013): Twitter has shared data about the types of requests it receives in the U.S. regarding user data.

Ten Most Controversial Topics on Wikipedia Revealed (July 21, 2013): The ten most controversial topics on Wikipedia have been revealed through a study of the online encyclopedia's ongoing edit wars.

Google Reader Says Goodbye (July 2, 2013): Google Reader officially ended its Google Reader service today. The service launched on October 7, 2005.

Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter (June 10, 2013): Hillary Clinton has joined Twitter. She thanks users asmith83 and sllambe in her first tweet.

Google Denies Participating in NSA's Secret PRISM Program (June 7, 2013): Google has denied participating in Google's secret PRISM program. Google says they have never even heard of it.

Yahoo Acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 Billion (May 21, 2013): Yahoo is acquiring the Tumblr blogging service for $1.1 billion. Yahoo promises not to screw it up in a press release.