Category: CMW Archives

Camilla Lindberg: You need to be right – and earn the trust

• November 11, 2008 • Comments (0)

Over at Same Same But Different there’s an interesting guest post by politician Camilla Lindberg, the only member of one of the government parties in Sweden who voted against the new and controversial wiretapping law, commonly known as the FRA law. The debate about the law was a real breakthrough for the Swedish blogosphere (which […]

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A warm welcome to Gitta Wilén

• November 10, 2008 • Comments (2)
A warm welcome to Gitta Wilén

I am happy to welcome Gitta Wilén as co-writer/partner here at Citizen Media Watch. Gitta and I go back a long way. We first met in the 90s when the web industry was still a fairly small and manageable space to play around in. Back in the days we were both board members of OPK, […]

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Socialmedian focuses US election coverage on a special site

• October 28, 2008 • Comments (0)

SocialMedian, the somewhat evolved digg-clone for social news and news tracking, has set up a special site for anything related to the US election. election.socialmedian.com is the place to check out if you want to debate and share news, tweets and pics about the election. There’s also a special widget to put on your blog […]

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12seconds.tv brings citizens' voices to established media

• October 23, 2008 • Comments (0)
12seconds.tv brings citizens' voices to established media

12seconds.tv, a lifestreaming/commentary/microblogging service in video format currently in beta, is becoming a popular tool for bringing people’s opinion to established media sites. The site’s built on really short video clips (12 seconds, duh!) recorded by webcams or cellphones. Quick and simple ways to publish oneself, and the time restriction takes away some of the […]

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More conversation needed on journalists' blogs

• October 22, 2008 • Comments (0)

On too many blogs written by Swedish journalists you see people commenting but the journalist never replies. They use a platform built on conversation as yet another megaphone, ignoring their readers. What journalists turned bloggers need to understand is that providing a space for comments is not enough – if you want to be taken […]

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Citizen journalism's big impact in Korea

• June 27, 2008 • Comments (0)

Interesting piece over at TechnoKimchi on the protests against president Lee Myung-Bak in Korea and how it all came about through citizen journalism: How did it happen so quickly? This is the fun part. Lee is a very conservative guy, who still believes in “control”. What he did was, when numerous protests broke out around […]

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YouTube gets new citizen media channel – and beef over censorship

• June 10, 2008 • Comments (1)

Going through old posts on Beta Alfa’s blog, I found a post about YouTube’s new Citizen Media channel, Citizen News. They’ve appointed a News Manager and aim to collect news from citizen sources in one place, as a citizen news and interviews channel. News Manager Olivia M calls out: So here’s where I turn to […]

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Why journalists should be monitoring and responding to reader comments

• June 10, 2008 • Comments (1)

Excellent clip from WAN in Gothenburg, provided by Medievärlden. Pierre Haski of Rue89.com on how to take your readers seriously and get good quality comments and a good debate. More at Medievärlden (in Swedish).

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Survey for blogging journalists

• May 21, 2008 • Comments (1)

Are you a journalist who blog? Check out the Online Journalism Blog’s new survey and help Paul Bradshaw get info for a book chapter he’s writing on the subject of journalists blogging.

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Annika Lidne: The walled garden approach won't work for Facebook

• March 14, 2008 • Comments (1)
Annika Lidne: The walled garden approach won't work for Facebook

Annika Lidne compares Facebook to AOL, the walled garden approach. – The walled garden didn’t work for them, and it won’t work for Facebook either. It’s a mindset that says “we’re not really interested in our users”. She also critisizes the lack of data portability, that you cannot extract your information from Facebook. – I […]

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Myspace: We've been pioneering the monetization of social networking

• March 14, 2008 • Comments (0)
Myspace: We've been pioneering the monetization of social networking

Jonas Nyvang from MySpace talked a bit about MySpace apps and Open Social. – We give 100% of the revenues you can get from the app you develop. We’ve been pioneering the monetization of social networking. Like when Arna and I met him in september last year, he doesn’t want to see Facebook as a […]

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At Facebook Garage Stockholm

• March 14, 2008 • Comments (0)
At Facebook Garage Stockholm

The usual crowd has shown up for Facebook Garage Stockholm, the third event organized by Nustart in Stockholm. The focus is on Facebook, but also social networking sites in general and their development. The first speaker is from MySpace, for instance. – This is an audience-generated event, says moderator Beata Wickbom. That’s what sets these […]

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