Survey claims that Facebook is growing in directing online news...

There are 20 comments on the The Drum story from May 9, 2011, titled Survey claims that Facebook is growing in directing online news.... In it, The Drum reports that:

Traffic to news sites is increasingly being led by Facebook a study has found, although Google is still the main online reference service, with Twitter barely receiving a mention.

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“I wonder if I can jump it”

Since: Apr 11

Vagaville, ca.

#1 Jun 5, 2011
Cool!

Since: Apr 10

USA

#2 Jun 5, 2011
The link does not work.

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#3 Jun 6, 2011
Works here

Since: Apr 10

USA

#4 Jun 6, 2011
It did not work when I was using Google Chrome, but now I'm using Opera and it's working fine.

“If You Cant Take The Heat”

Since: Jun 11

Dont Tickle The Dragon!

#5 Jun 6, 2011
I got a good laugh out of FB today. They told the Tea Partiers no more organizing, but this past weekend the Syrian/Israeli border conflict was organized on their site. Makes you wonder what online news they mean exactly? Not so sure this is nothing more than a crock of BS.

Just my 2 cents.

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#6 May 20, 2012
Supplement wrote:
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Since: May 12

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#7 May 20, 2012
Facebook is over-rated and over-regulated. On one of these forums here there is a thread saying how these kids got kicked outta school for making sexual remarks on their page concerning their teacher. Employers want your details now too, gotta be so careful, just not worth it.

Since: Nov 09

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#8 May 20, 2012
How dare you be responsible for what you do ;-)

As far as employers go, you can say no. They can't MAKE you show them your facebook. They can't fire you over it.

As far as places of business that ask for it before you are hired? I'd tell them obviously it wouldn't be a place I'd work for.

Since: Nov 09

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#9 May 20, 2012
BTW people have been arrested/sued for what they post on Topix.

It seems people don't want to be responsible for their actions.

“Grrrrr”

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#10 May 20, 2012
-Kevin- wrote:
How dare you be responsible for what you do ;-)
As far as employers go, you can say no. They can't MAKE you show them your facebook. They can't fire you over it.
As far as places of business that ask for it before you are hired? I'd tell them obviously it wouldn't be a place I'd work for.
It's the age of social networking, Kevin. You of all people should recognize this and the intrusion that comes along with it.
A really good company invests in its employees. It wants to know who they are investing in, i.e. who you hang out with and what you do and how you behave outside of your job. Your conduct is a reflection of the company. That's all it's really about.
That's why you should never post anything on your FB page that you wouldn't want to see as a headline on your local newspaper. That rule applies to anything you post on the Internet. A very good friend recently told me that. It makes sense, doesn't it?

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#11 May 20, 2012
Enyo Barbi wrote:
<quoted text>It's the age of social networking, Kevin. You of all people should recognize this and the intrusion that comes along with it.
A really good company invests in its employees. It wants to know who they are investing in, i.e. who you hang out with and what you do and how you behave outside of your job. Your conduct is a reflection of the company. That's all it's really about.
That's why you should never post anything on your FB page that you wouldn't want to see as a headline on your local newspaper. That rule applies to anything you post on the Internet. A very good friend recently told me that. It makes sense, doesn't it?
No actually Barbi. All a company should care about is performance. Unless you are a public figure for them of course.

But maybe this would have been some decent advice for you a few years back?

BTW that above also doesn't give someone the right to harass someone's workplace like you did mine.

You bat-chit crazy woman.

Since: Nov 09

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#12 May 20, 2012
-Kevin- wrote:
No actually Barbi. All a company should care about is performance. Unless you are a public figure for them of course.

But maybe this would have been some decent advice for you a few years back?

BTW that above also doesn't give someone the right to harass someone's workplace like you did mine.

You bat-chit crazy woman.
ROFLMAO!!

Since: Nov 09

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#13 May 20, 2012
For posterity ;-)

“Grrrrr”

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#14 May 20, 2012
-Kevin- wrote:
BTW people have been arrested/sued for what they post on Topix.
It seems people don't want to be responsible for their actions.
You're contradicting yourself. In one post, you say it's not a potential employer's business what is on your FB page and you would even go so far as not work for a company that asks. That means you have something to hide.
On the other post, you're saying people should be held responsible for what they post.
Do you really feel that way?
So, if you have nothing to hide, why not let the employer see your FB page? It's logical to conclude there's something about you you do not want them to know. Maybe this is why employers are asking?
By the way, I agree with you only in that I don't like the idea of an employer wanting to look at my FB page. The days of calling references is pretty much over. But I sure wouldn't pass up a good job opportunity over FB.
Instead of gripe, we need to look at the effect of social networking on our personal lives and our society.

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#15 May 20, 2012
No Barbi, responsible for their actions as far as doing what is wrong.

What one does in their private life is their private life. It's separate from their job.

What their job allows them to do for example, is no business of yours. It doesn't matter if you don't think someone should be posting from the internet while at work. No matter how many times you email his or her workplace in attempt to get that person fired for it because you don't want them on Topix.

It only makes you come off like a loony bat.

Since: Nov 09

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#16 May 20, 2012
What you are talking about is very Orwellian. This isn't 1984. And you're not Big Brother.

Capiche?

“Grrrrr”

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17 May 20, 2012
-Kevin- wrote:
No Barbi, responsible for their actions as far as doing what is wrong.
What one does in their private life is their private life. It's separate from their job.
What their job allows them to do for example, is no business of yours. It doesn't matter if you don't think someone should be posting from the internet while at work. No matter how many times you email his or her workplace in attempt to get that person fired for it because you don't want them on Topix.
It only makes you come off like a loony bat.
Don't try to deflect now.
What you do in your personal life is, indeed, a reflection on the company you work for. Of course, it depends on the company.
If you are weird on FB, you may be at work and on off hours. That's all I'm saying. You should present yourself as who you really are to obtain that job. If what you are on FB is a polar opposite, then the company would naturally be concerned. That's all I'm saying.

“Grrrrr”

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#18 May 20, 2012
-Kevin- wrote:
What you are talking about is very Orwellian. This isn't 1984. And you're not Big Brother.
Capiche?
Capiche what? That today's technology and social networking concerns me? That today's youth have very little personal contact with people? They don't even talk on the phone anymore, Kevin. People use social networking (PMs are a good example) to create "burn books," defame, and hurt others. In other words, it's out of control. I hope in my lifetime I will see that change, but I'm not sure.
You're a father. Do you know the telephone number of your child's cellular device? If his or her name was deleted from your own phone, would you remember your child's phone number?
When was the last time you heard your landline ring? Or do you even have one?
Doesn't this concern you?

Since: May 12

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#19 May 20, 2012
It is Big Brother. Unless you're a public figure, it's no business but yours. Another thread, just caught here, a woman felt obligated to resign from her job as a teacher because of (anti-gay) comments she made on facebook. I feel she was wrong, but that isn't freedom of speech, she was stating her opinions (the same as topix posters) and wasn't inciting active protest. Perhaps we will all have to resign our jobs eventually from simply having opinions.

Since: May 12

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#20 May 20, 2012
Yup, I get what you're saying Enyo Barbi.
Personally, I say people do still have contact in RW. I have friends I see often, and since when has any generation wanted their parents to be close by their friends. Social networks and sites such as this expand contact, I interact with people here I never would have otherwise.

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