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Swedish Digg clone Digga adds video support 0

Swedish Digg clone Digga adds video support

Digga, one of the Swedish Digg clones, recently redesigned their site. Just like Digg did recently, they are now also adding support for video clips, allowing users to import video from 15 different sites....

"The hatemongers stormed the gates" 0

"The hatemongers stormed the gates"

The local newspaper the Sun-Sentinel is facing critisism for allowing “racist stereotypes, slurs, and sentimental references to slavery and lynchings”. Bob Norman writes: This summer, the newspaper began allowing readers to post unchecked comments...

Insurance company uses social media site to put together travel insurance 0

Insurance company uses social media site to put together travel insurance

resedagboken.com is a social media site for Swedish travellers around the globe, mainly backpackers. It’s run by Europeiska, an insurance company. They asked 2152 of the site members what they want from a travel...

A call for excellence in journalism 0

A call for excellence in journalism

Democracy is under threat, as “old media” is cutting down and the discussion goes along the lines if “excellence” is needed since it costs too much. “New media” has yet to deliver when it...

eSnips builds communities around shared files 0

eSnips builds communities around shared files

At Mashable, I read about eSnips, a “YouTube for everything” that lets you share various kinds of files (video, audio, text, photos..). The site has been around for eight months and reportedly has over...

Zoom lenses for cellphones to fuel the citizen paparazzi trend? 0

Zoom lenses for cellphones to fuel the citizen paparazzi trend?

Hong Kong-based Mobile Brando has developed a tele lens for Sony Ericsson cellphones, writes Norwegian tech site forbruker.no. It also works with Nokia cellphones by changing the back piece to one with a lens...

Johan Jernemalm – Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year" 0

Johan Jernemalm – Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year"

From the thousands of citizen photographers sending their photos to Aftonbladet in 2006, eight finalists were selected. The readers got to decide which one of them were to be named Citizen photographer of the...

Blogger urges Swedish police to go 2.0 0

Blogger urges Swedish police to go 2.0

Swedish blogger Johnny at Stationsvakt has an idea for how the Swedish polce could use web2.0 to catch more criminals. Johnny brings up the example of a recent news story about a youth assaulting...

Yet another YouTube clone in Sweden 0

Yet another YouTube clone in Sweden

They are popping up with increasing frequenzy, the Swedish answers to YouTube. Not long after FejmTv, which quickly became a success, and Aftonbladet’s Klipptoppen, MTG-owned ZTV joins the trend with “Ladda upp tv” (upload...

"Gatekeeping is over" – new wiki enables anonymous leaks 2

"Gatekeeping is over" – new wiki enables anonymous leaks

A new wiki is being set up by Chinese dissidents in collaboration with mathematicians and startup company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa. WikiLeaks will become “an uncensorable version of...

Newsrooms posing the wrong question? 0

Newsrooms posing the wrong question?

An interesting post by Steve Yelvington highlights some of the questions newsrooms are posing – and should be posing – today. In a discussion about, among other things, open and closed systems and journalism...

Reading stats for the Guardian's blogs – but incoming links more important, says McIntosh 3

Reading stats for the Guardian's blogs – but incoming links more important, says McIntosh

On his blog, Neil McIntosh, head of editorial development at Guardian Unlimited, offers some usually secret statistics of blog traffic at the Guardian. blog traffic of 1.2m page impressions in December 05 grew to...