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Information overload? Not when RSS readers get smarter

• November 30, 2006 • Comments (0)

A new service aims to take the stress out of RSS reading. It’s easy to sign up for more feeds than you have time to read. In comes Blastfeed, a keyword based filter that sorts out what you’re really interested in in all the feeds you’re subscribing to. You can use for instance your bloglines […]

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Reporters without borders issues handbook for bloggers

• November 28, 2006 • Comments (0)
Reporters without borders issues handbook for bloggers

The organisation Reporters without borders released a pdf document in 2005 titled “Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents”, offering hands-on tips for bloggers in countries where freedom of speech is restricted. Reporters without borders write: Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure. Only they provide […]

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BBC pioneering "citizen tv" with Your News

• November 28, 2006 • Comments (0)

BBC News 24’s launch of Your News, a tv news program to be made up of user-generated content, marks another step in the convergence of citizen and established media. The pilot of the show was aired Saturday, and was comprised of material sent to the BBC by its viewers, readers etc, and also a top […]

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Citizen media: A definition

• November 27, 2006 • Comments (0)

What is citizen media? What media? What citizens? How? I set out to find out how others had defined it. Here’s Wikipedia‘s take: Citizen Media, Participatory Media, or Democratic Media refers to any form of content produced by private citizens, which has as its goal to inform and empower all members of society. This includes […]

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SIME 2006 – day 2

• November 23, 2006 • Comments (0)
SIME 2006 - day 2

I’m having a great time the 2nd day of SIME 2006. So many inspiring people. Like Dan Gillmor who totally gets it, Andreas Weigend who got his own show!, a panel of teenagers who taught us they don’t use email and spend thousands of SEK (well, their parents do) on their phonebill every month, Anna […]

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