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How Embed Decay is Hurting Your Google Search Ranking

October 31, 2016 by


In the first wave of digital transformations, SEO was at the top of everyone’s priority list. Then came social… and Facebook quickly become the number one referrer of traffic to sites. Despite living in a social dominated news distribution era, you should certainly not discount Google and it’s importance as a referral source. In our …

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Social Embed Decay and How It’s Wrecking Your Articles

October 11, 2016 by


UPDATE: The U.S. Whitehouse has detailed the transition of social power. @POTUS Tweets will not undergo changes as depicted, rather they will be archived and all current @POTUS embedded Tweets will break across the internet. Unless Twitter and social platforms map these changes appropriately, it could affect a large swath of embeds across the internet. …

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SAM Selected for the First Inaugural Cultural Start-up Award

October 3, 2016 by


We couldn’t be more excited to announce that SAM has been named winner of the first inaugural Cultural Start-up Award, at the conclusion of Enterprising Culture, a major international forum for Franco-Canadian creative and cultural industry start-ups.

The event, was produced by the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and the Cultural …

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SAM Teams Up With Google’s First Collation

September 13, 2016 by


Today First Draft News announced the launch of their new partner network and we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Google, Twitter, Facebook and the many newsrooms committed to quality journalism in the social media age.

Since day one, our mission has been to provide the most robust social newsgathering and storytelling …

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Tying into Facebook Signal

May 31, 2016 by


Facebook is one of the most important social networks for social media newsgathering. As the single largest social network it’s no surprise it holds the largest potential for quality UGC. However, searching, verify and curating UGC can be somewhat of a challenge. Facebook Signal aims to tick off some of those boxes for newsrooms, and …

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AP Invests in SAM

April 7, 2016 by


Today I’m extremely pleased to announce one of our largest customers – and certainly our most active and avid user – the formidable Associated Press, has taken an equity stake in SAM.

Our mission since we started SAM has been to build the most robust social newsgathering and storytelling platform available. It would be …

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Update: New Asset Window and Asset Singularity

February 23, 2016 by


Today we rolled out several updates to make SAM workflows flow even better.  Some are fairly subtle behind the scenes changes, others will be a noticeable improvement on how you manage your UGC and common workflows. Here is the full breakdown of what is new.



Asset Window:

On the top left you …

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FT uses SAMdesk to showcase Facebook Q&A session with Martin Wolf

January 29, 2016 by


Question and answer sessions on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are a great way of showcasing some of the FT’s best journalism and journalists. Often when there is breaking news or we have an in-depth report on a particular topic, we will bring it to life by getting our lead writers to spend …

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SAM Embeds Get Refreshed

December 17, 2015 by


Without question, embedding social media content is a new standard for any news outlet. Embedded social content has become the new way to bring in photos, videos, commentary, eye-witness reports, or political rants. Amazingly, with the amount of embedding that does go on, the actual process of embedding content remains cumbersome, finicky, and reeks havoc on load times …

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Rethinking Location Based Social Search

December 1, 2015 by


Location search continues to play a crucial role in social media newsgathering. When news breaks, journalists cannot rely on eye-witnesses to use terminology or hashtags which are consistent or easy to search – often making location the only reliable way to identify eye-witnesses.

Despite the promise of GEO-tagged UGC, it can often be unfruitful …

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  • Unified design across all social platforms
  • Increase the time spent on your site
  • Mobile first and fully responsive layout
  • Unlimited visual content for all your stories
  • Unified design across all social platforms
  • Increase the time spent on your site
  • Mobile first and fully responsive layout
  • Unlimited visual content for all your stories
  • Unified design across all social platforms
  • Increase the time spent on your site
  • Mobile first and fully responsive layout
  • Unlimited visual content for all your stories
  • Unified design across all social platforms
  • Increase the time spent on your site
  • Mobile first and fully responsive layout
  • Unlimited visual content for all your stories
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