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  • 1000s Of Journalists Now Use Facebook Subscribe, And That’s Bad For Twitter

    1000s Of Journalists Now Use Facebook Subscribe, And That’s Bad For Twitter

    4 months after it launched its Twitter-style asymmetrical Subscribe feature, Facebook and its Journalist Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik’s efforts to weaken Twitter’s stranglehold on breaking news are paying off. The company just announced that thousands of journalists now use Subscribe, including 50 reporters from The New York Times and 90 from the Washington Post. If Facebook… Read More

  • Facebook Subscriber # > Twitter Follower # ?

    Facebook Subscriber # > Twitter Follower # ?

    Where do you publish first if you have more Facebook subscribers than Twitter followers?  That’s a question more and more journalists are going to be asking themselves. Just 3.5 months after the launch of Facebook’s late entry into asymmetrical following, many individual content producers including TechCrunch / CrunchFund’s MG Siegler, The New York Times’ Nick… Read More

  • Facebook One-Ups Twitter With Subscribe Button That Tells Friends When You Click

    Facebook One-Ups Twitter With Subscribe Button That Tells Friends When You Click

    Facebook wasn’t kidding when it announced yesterday that an embeddable button allowing people to subscribe to someone’s public updates was on the way. Today it officially released the Subscribe button, noting that when clicked “The subscribe action is also shared — allowing others to subscribe directly via the News Feed stories, and further increasing viral… Read More

  • Facebook To Launch A Subscribe Button For Websites

    Facebook To Launch A Subscribe Button For Websites

    Facebook subscriptions are about to blow up! At Le Web, Joanna Shields, VP and Managing Director for Facebook Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), announced that the company is planning to roll out a “Subscribe” plugin for all websites. The plugin will allow a website’s visitors a one-click way to begin following all of the news from an individual reporter, public… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Twitter-Like ‘Subscriptions’, Lets You Share With Unlimited Users

    Facebook Launches Twitter-Like ‘Subscriptions’, Lets You Share With Unlimited Users

    Today, in the buildup to its f8 conference, Facebook is rolling out another key new feature: a one-way follow model called Subscriptions. It’s sort of like Twitter, sort of like Google+, and
    it massages one of the service’s biggest pain points for users who have a lot of friends (or who want to share their status updates broadly). Here’s how it works. As you browse around… Read More