Today marks Facebook's 10th birthday. However, there has been some question as to how many times the social network will blow out the candles on their cake. Princeton researchers project that Facebook will lose 80% of its user base over the next three years alone. This is based upon patterns found in Google Trends, which may show Facebook has peaked and is now in decline.
While many have questioned the study's principles, it raises a valid debate about the network's future and publishers' reliance on it.
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Quartz, the digital magazine covering the global economy launched in the fall of 2012 by The Atlantic Media Group, continues to generate buzz for throwing traditional digital presentation out the window.
The notion of retirement is changing. Leaving the workforce voluntarily at age 65 is no longer standard practice. In fact, many Americans are working far past 65 and plan to work until age 80 and beyond.
Such a rethinking suggests that traditional coverage of retirement issues also is due for an overhaul, as the narrower view of a decade or more ago becomes outdated in the current struggling economy.
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More than a third of Americans plan to watch the upcoming NCAA March Madness men's college basketball tournament, according to Forbes.com. Multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans magnate Dan Gilbert are making the stakes even more interesting this year by offering $1 billion to anyone who can fill out a perfect bracket, and $100,000 toward buying, refinancing or remodeling a home to the 20 most correct "imperfect" finishers.
The Final Four of 2013 tournament drew the highest number of viewers since 2005, averaging 15.7 million viewers, according to Zap2it.
Many digital publications have struggled with traffic since Facebook altered its newsfeed algorithm to show only certain posts. Yet one group of sites that has not suffered is the BuzzFeed Partner Network, which includes Time Inc., USA Today and Funny or Die.
BuzzFeed recently posted an article suggesting that search engine traffic is becoming less important to them. Within the post, they shared a data graph, that displayed how most of their traffic in 2013 had been coming from Facebook instead of Google. This was especially true in the last quarter of the year, with four times as many readers coming from the social media platform vs. Google.
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The winter of 2014 has not only been one to remember, but it has increased people's appetite for weather information--and not just the day's forecast.
According to Google Trends, these last few months have seen the most searches for "weather" in the past ten years. Publishers are answering this call by expanding their coverage of weather or creating new weather-devoted sites and channels.
Find out more on why you may want to beef up your weather content.