A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that Facebook has become a critical traffic source for online news. While Google, the Drudge Report and Yahoo remain the top referrers, Facebook now drives up to 8 percent of traffic to top news sites. The same study shows that Twitter is terrible at driving traffic. In other news, Conde Naste announced that digital versions of its popular publications would be available for the iPad. Starting with The New Yorker, users can subscribe for $5.99 a month or $59.99 for the year. Vanity Fair, Wired and GQ are among the publications being offered in the coming weeks. And finally, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that videogames would be considered art and can now receive funding. The Arts on Radio and Television category has been changed to The Arts in Media, and now includes webisodes and interactive games.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 10, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).