NewsWhip is a social media engagement tracking firm created by Paul Quigley and Andrew Mullaney in 2011. The company tracks content by amount and location of user engagement and also tracks audience interests and changes in interests over time.[1]

NewsWhip's products are named Spike and Analytics. The first is used to predict content engagement in real time, while the second is a database of historical engagement data for customers across social networks.

IndustrySocial media analytics
Founded2011 in Ireland
FounderPaul Quigley, Andrew Mullaney
Headquarters23 South William Street, ,


Paul Quigley and Andrew Mullaney founded NewsWhip in April 2011. In September, they joined the National Digital Research Centre's LaunchPad Accelerator Program and later moved to Dogpatch Labs in Dublin. In 2012, NewsWhip received undisclosed angel investments from the NDRC, Hal Philipp, and Shane Naughton.[2][3] In 2013, NewsWhip raised seed money of €825,000 from Allied Irish Banks Seed Capital Fund, Hal Philipp, Hannes Þór Smárason, Enterprise Ireland and others.[4][5]

NewsWhip opened their U.S office in New York City in 2014, at NeueHouse, 110 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010.

Products and services

NewsWhip tracks news stories on social media platforms and their engagement rates and levels. The company also stores data over time to analyze for its customers. In 2012, NewsWhip launched its first product, Spike, a tool intended for use by newsrooms and those in marketing and public relations, as it tracks or sorts news postings by topic, language, location posted, time posted, social media platform, and engagement rate over time.[6][7][8] In 2017, NewsWhip opened its historical database of audience engagement since 2014 as a beta product, Analytics, which also allows sorting by time frame and subject matter.[9] NewsWhip also publishes monthly rankings of the top content publishes on social media platforms.[10] The rankings have been used in articles on new media, technology, politics, and journalism[11][12][13] and in articles on social media analysis.[14][15][16]


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  11. ^ Wohliebe, Atilla. "Rangliste der größten Facebook Publisher – BuzzFeed deutlich vor CNN und Fox News". Online Marketing.
  12. ^ Abbruzzese, Jason. "An Israeli BuzzFeed Copycat Is Suddenly in the Top 10 of Facebook's Publishers". Mashable.
  13. ^ Kaufman, Leslie. "Independent Journal Review Website Becomes a Draw for Conservatives". New York Times. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  14. ^ Frankel, Mark. "A big #YearOnTwitter for @BBCBreaking". BBC. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  15. ^ Buchanan, Matt. "How Politics Get Shared". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  16. ^ Buchanan, Matt. "The Biggest Sites In Social Publishing". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 7 November 2014. is a news website based in Quezon City, Philippines. It is owned by the media conglomerate ABS-CBN and it is predominantly targeted to the Filipino market. The website is maintained by the ABS-CBN Digital Media division of ABS-CBN while its contents are provided by ABS-CBN News and The Philippine Star. Aside from the website interface, users can also access its contents through its mobile app available in both iOS, android and Windows. The app is also available on LG Smart TV. Although the domain address of the website was absorbed to the website, it still retains the original logo. On the other hand, the old url redirects the user to the current domain.

It is currently the top news website in the Philippines based on Alexa rankings and among the biggest Facebook publisher in the world according to NewsWhip. Its YouTube channel on the other hand has over two million subscribers and over one billion views, while its Twitter account has over two million followers.

Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1846, it operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association. Its members are U.S. newspapers and broadcasters. Its Statement of News Values and Principles spells out its standards and practices.The AP has earned 52 Pulitzer Prizes, including 31 for photography, since the award was established in 1917.

The AP has counted the vote in U.S. elections since 1848, including national, state and local races down to the legislative level in all 50 states, along with key ballot measures. AP collects and verifies returns in every county, parish, city and town across the U.S., and declares winners in over 5,000 contests.

The AP news report, distributed to its members and customers, is produced in English, Spanish and Arabic. AP content is also available on the agency's app, AP News. A 2017 study by NewsWhip revealed that AP content was more engaged with on Facebook than content from any individual English-language publisher.As of 2016, news collected by the AP was published and republished by more than 1,300 newspapers and broadcasters. The AP operates 263 news bureaus in 106 countries. It also operates the AP Radio Network, which provides newscasts twice hourly for broadcast and satellite radio and television stations. Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, paying a fee to use AP material without being contributing members of the cooperative. As part of their cooperative agreement with the AP, most member news organizations grant automatic permission for the AP to distribute their local news reports. The AP employs the "inverted pyramid" formula for writing which enables the news outlets to edit a story to fit its available publication area without losing the story's essentials.

Cutbacks at rival United Press International in 1993 left the AP as the United States' primary news service, although UPI still produces and distributes stories and photos daily. Other English-language news services, such as the BBC, Reuters and the English-language service of Agence France-Presse, are based outside the United States.

Bob Byrne

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Bored Panda

Bored Panda is a Lithuanian website that publishes articles about "lightweight and inoffensive topics". It was founded in 2009 by Tomas Banisauskas, who was then a business administration student at Vilnius University. As of November 2017, the site had 41 employees. It makes most of its revenue from the advertisements that run on the site. According to NewsWhip, Bored Panda's Facebook page received over 30 million likes, shares, comments, and reactions in October 2017, more than any other English-language news website that month. Bored Panda also reported that it was viewed by 116 million unique visitors that month. In November 2017, Wired reported that the site had flourished despite Facebook cracking down on attention-grabbing clickbait headlines, a change that had made controversial political news much more successful on the platform. Banisauskas attributes the success of his site to his decision to publish a small number of higher-quality articles, and to avoid using clickbait headlines. Wired contributor Evan Griffith described Bored Panda as "...a throwback to when the Internet was less an addictive, stress-inducing reflection of the ugliness of modern life, and more a place to kill time when we were bored."


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Originally known for online quizzes, "listicles", and pop culture articles, the company has grown into a global media and technology company, providing coverage on a variety of topics including politics, DIY, animals, and business. In late 2011, BuzzFeed hired Ben Smith of Politico as editor-in-chief, to expand the site into serious journalism, long-form journalism, and reportage. After years of investment in investigative journalism, BuzzFeed News had by 2018 won the National Magazine Award and the George Polk Award, and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Michael Kelly Award.Despite BuzzFeed's entrance into serious journalism, a 2014 Pew Research Center survey found that in the United States, BuzzFeed was viewed as an unreliable source by the majority of respondents, regardless of age or political affiliation. BuzzFeed News has since moved to its own domain rather than exist as a section of the main BuzzFeed website.

Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald is an American financial services firm that was founded in 1945. It specializes in institutional equity, fixed income sales and trading, and serving the middle market with investment banking services, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate financing. It is also active in new businesses, including advisory and asset management services, gaming technology, and e-commerce. It has more than 5,000 institutional clients.

Cantor Fitzgerald is one of 22 primary dealers that are authorized to trade US government securities with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Cantor Fitzgerald's 1,600 employees work in more than 30 locations, including financial centers in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Together with its affiliates, Cantor Fitzgerald operates in more than 60 offices in 20 countries and has more than 8,500 employees.

In 2011, Cantor's affiliate, BGC Partners, expanded into commercial real estate services by its purchase of Newmark Knight Frank and the assets of Grubb & Ellis, to form Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Censorship in the Republic of Ireland

In Ireland, the state retains laws that allow for censorship, including specific laws covering films, advertisements, newspapers and magazines, as well as terrorism and pornography. In the early years of the state, censorship was widely enforced, particularly in areas that were perceived to be in contradiction of Catholic dogma, including abortion, sexuality and homosexuality.

Independent Journal Review

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Media Bias/Fact Check

Media Bias/Fact Check is a web site that rates factual accuracy and political bias in news media. The site classifies media sources on a political bias spectrum, as well as on the accuracy of their factual reporting.The Columbia Journalism Review describes Media Bias/Fact Check as an amateur attempt at categorizing media bias and the owner of the site, Dave Van Zandt, as an "armchair media analyst." Van Zandt describes himself as someone with "more than 20 years as an arm chair researcher on media bias and its role in political influence." The Poynter Institute notes, "Media Bias/Fact Check is a widely cited source for news stories and even studies about misinformation, despite the fact that its method is in no way scientific."The site has been used by researchers at the University of Michigan to create a tool called the "Iffy Quotient", which draws data from Media Bias/Fact Check and NewsWhip to track the prevalence of 'fake news' and questionable sources on social media. The site was also used by a research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in initial training of an AI to fact check and detect the bias on a website.

Nick Ayers

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In 2010, Ayers was named as one of Time's 40 most influential people in politics under the age of 40. He also was principal of the lobbying firm C5 Creative Consulting, and is one of four leading figures in America First Policies, a pro-Trump nonprofit organization founded in January 2017. From November 2016 to January 2017, Ayers was a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.In December 2018, multiple news organizations described him as a leading contender to succeed John F. Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, but he decided not to take the job. In addition, Ayers also stated that he would leave the Trump Administration by the end of the year.

P. B. Sreenivas

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Playbuzz is an online publishing platform for publishers, brand agencies and individual content creators to create content in interactive formats such as polls, quizzes, lists, video snippets, slideshows, and countdowns. Playbuzz generated content is generally associated with viral media, that can be shared via social media or embedded elsewhere on the web. Founded in 2012, content generated from Playbuzz was the most shared on Facebook as of January 2015 with an estimated 10 million shares per month.

The Rubberbandits

The Rubberbandits are an Irish comedy hip-hop duo from Limerick city. They consist of Blindboy Boatclub (real name Dave Chambers) and Mr Chrome (sometimes Bobby Chrome; real name Bob McGlynn). During performances and interviews, they conceal their identities with masks made from plastic shopping bags. They are often accompanied by DJ Willie O'DJ, a silent masked caricature of local politician Willie O'Dea (portrayed by several consecutive men, including Spin South West DJ Paul Webb). The group describe themselves as artists, and have dubbed their movement as "Gas Cuntism".Chambers and McGlynn met while attending Ardscoil Rís, Limerick. Primarily a satirical stage and television act, they have performed throughout Ireland, the UK and the US with shows at events such as Electric Picnic, Oxegen and the Bulmers International Comedy Festival. The Rubberbandits first rose to prominence in December 2010, when their music video, "Horse Outside", went viral on YouTube. They have since won awards for both their music and comedy. In 2011, the duo were declared "Best Irish Act" at the awards, and also won an IFTA award for "Horse Outside".The duo have also been involved in television, creating sketches for RTÉ, MTV and Channel 4, writing and starring in a Channel 4 comedy pilot, and writing and narrating the ITV2 series The Almost Impossible Gameshow. In 2016, they created The Rubberbandits' Guide to Everything, a mockumentary TV series for RTÉ.


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