Here’s our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day):
— Upworthy has released sample code for its “attention minutes” system of measuring engagement. “We actually use attention minutes as a core company goal,” Ed Urgola, Upworthy’s head of marketing, tells Fiona Lowenstein at CJR.
— This week, Sports Illustrated becomes the latest Time Inc. magazine to undergo a website refreshing to be more mobile- and video-friendly, Emma Bazilian writes in Adweek. Poynter covered the redesigns of Time and Fortune and Money earlier this year.
— Online news and politics videos are watched to the end 43 percent of the time, according to a Coull analysis of 12 million video plays. “The US and South Africa lead the way, with almost half of all online videos watched all the way through.”
— Here’s how Twitter lit up around the world during the U.S.-Portugal World Cup match on Sunday:
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) June 23, 2014
— “Anyone who doesn’t love Twitter is an idiot,” says Dan Snow (who still uses a BlackBerry) in a Guardian Q&A with Michael Hogan.
— Does social media have an influence on your purchasing decisions? Most respondents to a Gallup poll said it doesn’t, Jeff Elder reports in the Wall Street Journal.
— Circa will err on the side of not publishing the names of mass killers whenever possible, Evan Buxbaum wrote in a Medium post Friday. Poynter’s Al Tompkins and Roy Peter Clark recently advocated for doing the opposite.