-- On-the-Ground Updates Captured from Social Media Streams including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and More
GRONINGEN, Netherlands, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowdynews, the social media curation platform for media companies, today announced an online live social media streaming page devoted to Ukraine events. The page provides real-time perspective from people on the ground experiencing the country's volatility. The page gathers social media posts, photos and videos from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and others for a complete perspective of events as they happen. News outlets are using the Crowdynews platform to augment their traditional reporting with social media and engage readers.
"Social media has dramatically transformed the media industry," said Edwin Kuipers, CEO of Crowdynews. "In breaking news environments, such as what's happening in Ukraine, social media reporting and imagery have become just as critical to a well-rounded story as coverage by trained journalists. Crowdynews lets media organisations combine the trustworthiness and reliability of traditional news reporting with the mass appeal of social online discussion, and find new digital revenue streams in the process."
Crowdynews is a platform that gathers and filters relevant social media content and posts it in real-time next to topical, popular stories. The platform uses advanced technologies such as natural language processing and artificial intelligence to achieve over 90% relevancy rates in more than 25 languages. The technology monitors social media feeds, collects relevant posts and ranks their relevancy and value-add. The organisation can also set up rules to filter results based on criteria such as profanity or local language. The results are published in real-time without requiring the editorial staff to monitor or edit the content. Crowdynews is the only social media curation platform that is both multi-lingual, globally scalable and pulls from a list of premium social media services.
Pricing and Availability
The Crowdynews platform is available now in 25 languages and easily scales globally. The platform consists of three products:
- The Crowdynews Article Widget runs alongside a news story to give Twitter commentary relevant only to that story.
- The Crowdynews Breaking Burner application is best for situations like Ukraine where a full, dedicated online page with breaking news from all social media sources is needed.
- Crowdynews Amplifinder pulls only from expert social media comments, such as the organisation's own journalists and editors or other industry experts for a more qualified social media discussion.
Crowdynews shares its advertising revenue with media outlets using the Crowdynews products, creating a new digital revenue stream for media outlets with no implementation costs. Customisation of the product is quoted on a case-by-case basis. Advertising revenue is shared monthly.
Founded in 2007, Crowdynews is headquartered in Groningen, The Netherlands. The company's social media curation platform is comprised of three products: The Crowdynews Widget, Crowdynews Breaking Burner and Crowdynews Amplifinder. Customers include the Chicago Tribune, The Malaysian Insider, Philippine Star, and hundreds of media outlets around the world. For more information, please visit www.crowdynews.com.