A new study by the Nielsen-financed Council for Research Excellence suggests our enthusiasm about the interplay of social media and the television is still a bit overblown. A survey indicates that people aren't using Facebook and Twitter often when they're viewing TV, and those who are using those platforms are posting about something other than what they're viewing. Vindu Goel, writing for The New York Times, concludes that Twitter and Facebook wield little influence on TV.
Court ruling or no court ruling, the Turkish telecommunications authority is refusing to lift its ban on YouTube in the country. The court has ruled that the ban breaches human rights, but the government and its regulator insist YouTube postings of illicit recordings from secret security talks is part of a "dirty campaign" to topple the government.
Craig Silverman, writing for Poynter, notes the closure next month of the last U.S. state press council. The Washington Press Council, overseen for more than a decade by John Hamer, will close when he retires in May. There is no word from its board on what will emerge in its place.