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Box CEO Aaron Levie’s Deleted Tweet

PR pros often want executives to be visible on Twitter, which so many journalists glean for insights. There are risks to this — strangely enough, posed by Twitter software itself, as well as Google.

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Cheat Sheet: Twitter Reporters

Who covers social media? It’s tough to tell since social media is so often casually mentioned in so many kinds of stories. Here’s a list of 14 scribes — overwhelmingly from Tier 1 — whom you can pitch on behalf of clients focused on social media platforms.

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For Years, Forbes Ran A Shadow Web Site That Tricked Advertisers

What a terrific scoop from the WSJ’s Patience Haggin: Forbes for years operated a shadow, tiny-traffic web site — at www3.forbes.com — that housed advertising bought to run on the big-traffic Forbes.com site. Advertisers paid for the real site but were placed on the spammy shadow site. After WSJ broke the story, Forbes took the shadow site offline. One quote from the story: “Imagine if a car dealership slapped a Lexus sticker on an economy Toyota and sold it to you as a Lexus.”

Publishers Using Gen AI To Improve Their Own Search

Digiday’s Sara Guaglione has a great scoop on how several publishers — including the FT, Forbes, Business Insider, The Guardian and others — are using gen AI tools to improve their own search engines. One publisher told Sara that site search historically is “not a widely-used function.”

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