Archive for September, 2009
After one infusion of fresh capital, Huffington was heard internally telling staff that everyone’s lives would be greatly improved “once we get the jet.”
Adam Sherk looked at Facebook fan pages for major news organizations and ranked them by number of fans, and then calculated the number of “likes” and comments on each link they provided. Interestingly, Fox News had more user engagement (based on this formula) than CNN, despite having half CNN’s fan base:
CNN currently has the most fans, with The New York Times not too far beyond. Fox News and The Economist have crossed six figures, after which the figures start dropping quickly.
Fox News is strongly ahead in terms of fan engagement and activity â€“ their like and comment numbers are significantly greater than any of the other sites. This is not surprising based on the reactions that Fox News reporting tends to generate from both sides of the political fence.