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Steve Outing on how small papers can survive

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

Steve Outing, in a recent “Stop the Presses” column in Editor & Publisher, lists ten things small newspapers can do to fight decline in circulation and become more web2.0. The 10 things (check out Outing’s column for the details): 1. Copy and build from the industry leaders 2. Don’t hire print-focused employees 3. Hire a […]

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Mashup brings CNN news alerts to Twitter

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

Rumors had it that CNN was experimenting with sending news alerts through Twitter. I thought that pretty cool, but of course it wasn’t the newschannel themselves, but rather an individual not associated with CNN at all. James Cox has created a mashup using CNN’s news emails and Twitter’s API. He posted this twitter: everyone – […]

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Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)
Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007

Dan Gillmor is a wise man in the citizen media world, so it’s with interest I read his media predictions for 2007. They are about US media, but interesting none the less. And I like the quiz format of this post (which Gillmor’s borrowed from columnist William Safire). 9. The most important journalism innovation will […]

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"Throw the bums out"

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)

Steve Yelvington: Here’s a New Year’s resolution every news site should make: Throw the bums out! There is no reason to allow a small number of bullies to corrupt a community discussion forum. If your message boards, story comments, or blogspace has turned into the kind of place where decent people can’t have a decent […]

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Placeblogger – a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (2)
Placeblogger - a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States

A new site covering local and hyperlocal blogs has launched. Placeblogger.com is presented by Dan Gillmor’s Center for Citizens Media, Jay Rosen‘s PressThink and Lisa Williams’ H20Town. The site defines a placeblog as “an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time”. It’s not necessarily citizen journalism, but rather can contain what they […]

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Video clip ethics and the death of Saddam Hussein

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (3)

Beta Alfa poses some important questions about video clip sites and the death video of Saddam Hussein. My translation. Is it okay to publish images of real executions? Is it okay that this clip now most likely is being spread between children’s cell phones? Is it okay because it’s Saddam Hussein? Would it have been […]

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Statistics: Most linked-to in Swedish blogs

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)

Johan Larsson at Knuff has a list of the most linked-to blog posts, news articles, books, IMDB pages, embedded videos and Wikipedia articles for 2006. The most linked to blog post was made by Marcus Birro, a manifesto for culture. It got linked to in 59 other blogs (well, 60 with this one I guess). […]

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Bloggvärldsbloggens enkät

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)

Jag började svara på Sigges bloggenkät före nyårshelgen, men hann inte klart. Nu har jag i alla fall äntligen knåpat ihop mina svar. Här kommer de. 1. Hur länge har du bloggat? Det hette inte blogga då, men jag började skriva dagbok på nätet i början av 1998, efter att ha haft en personlig hemsida […]

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New Year cabaret in Skarpnäck

• January 1, 2007 • Comments (4)
New Year cabaret in Skarpnäck

Sofie and I went to a New Year cabaret at Teaterhuset in Skarpnäck Saturday. As usual with Södra Fot, the evening was full of surprises. One of the better ones was Jens Nilsson, a funny and talented actor who doesn’t want to be called a stand up comedian. He’s featured in the video clip above, […]

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Happy New Year!

• January 1, 2007 • Comments (0)
Happy New Year!

K and I spent New Year’s Eve at home for the first time. Lots of fireworks in Skarpnäck. S and B joined us. We had Coeur de Filé Provencale, Panna Cotta with Cloudberry jam and fresh figs, and shrimp toast. K and B cooked the main meal and it was very good. So I’m done […]

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Coca-cola, Apple and Ema Telstar launch non-social media site for bands

• December 29, 2006 • Comments (0)
Coca-cola, Apple and Ema Telstar launch non-social media site for bands

Takeoff is a joint initiative by Coca-cola, Apple and Ema Telstar. On the site, musicians can post their songs, which are then put through a selection process of a jury of sorts, as I get it. The best bands from the site will get a chance to perform live, writes Swedish media site Dagens Media. […]

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Shared revenues at Sovrat.se

• December 29, 2006 • Comments (0)

Swedish Digg clone Sovrat.se today introduces revenue sharing, by letting users show their own Google Adsense ads next to their posts. I asked Martin Lindkvist of Sovrat.se why they were doing this, and here’s his reply (my translation). I think it’s a good way to reward the users for posting. Before the site was ad-free, […]

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