Lotta Holmström Blog

Mashups as a journalistic – and political – tool: Tunisia example 0

Mashups as a journalistic – and political – tool: Tunisia example

The Tunisian Prison map is a great example of how you can use mashups as a base for journalism or political lobbying. Based on a google map, Sami Ben Gharbia has pinpointed Tunisian prisons...

EFIT 2006-12-23 3

EFIT 2006-12-23

Min EFIT-dag var även denna gång en hemma-dag. Mycket julpyssel förstås så här dagen före julafton. 00:25 – sitter uppe och följer Discoverylandningen. 06:10 – blir väckt av Morris som vill har mat. Går...

Fuglesang hemma 0

Fuglesang hemma

Christer Fuglesang och resten av astronauterna på Discovery är tillbaka på jorden. Lite spännande var det allt med landningen och det osäkra vädret. Fastnade sedan framför Nasa-tv:n i väntan på att astronauterna skulle komma...

Final round: TV7's weather presenter will be a viewer, elected by viewers 0

Final round: TV7's weather presenter will be a viewer, elected by viewers

Today starts the voting for Aftonbladet TV7‘s weather presenter. Readers/viewers have been asked to send in video clips of themselves if they want to become the new face for the TV station’s weather forecasts....

More on comments – Kevin Anderson's take 0

More on comments – Kevin Anderson's take

A couple of days ago I wrote about moderation and comments functions on news sites. In a related post, Kevin Anderson at Strange Attractor also writes about AZ starnet and about moderation, calling it...

A look at Trig.com, and the possible fall of Lunarstorm 4

A look at Trig.com, and the possible fall of Lunarstorm

Swedish youth community site Lunarstorm is losing traffic (thanks Beta Alfa) – the number of visits are down since spring this year (though Lunarstorm denies they have a crisis). They have also lost some...

Raymond Kristiansen looks back on two years of videoblogging 0

Raymond Kristiansen looks back on two years of videoblogging

Norway’s most famous vlogger Raymond Kristiansen has been vlogging for two years and looks back at his experiences. His first post covers about a month, his first month of vlogging and all the discoveries...

The Lebanese ambulance attack and trust in citizen – and established – media 5

The Lebanese ambulance attack and trust in citizen – and established – media

In August, a friend pointed me to the Red Cross Ambulance Incident fraud report at Zombietime. Today I read Ethan Zuckerman‘s recent post about the story. In short, two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances were...

LA Times on "YouTube journalism" 0

LA Times on "YouTube journalism"

The LA Times has a piece on what they call YouTube journalism, and start off with the example of this video clip, filmed by a mountaneering expedition team in the Nangapa pass in the...

Media Culpa's 2007 0

Media Culpa's 2007

I had a great time reading Hans Kullin at Media Culpa‘s predictions for 2007. I really recommend you to check out this post. Here’s how he thinks citizen journalism will affect mainstream media in...

Polar Rose creating some buzz 0

Polar Rose creating some buzz

Swedish photo/video face recognition search tool Polar Rose has got some attention in the States. Most recently on the front page of Red Herring, this article on CNN and a TechCrunch post by Michael...

Blogging in the long tail 0

Blogging in the long tail

Johan Larsson writes about niche blogs, after finding a blog on Swedish blackberries (my translation): You can be more proud of having five visitors who are really interested than having 4000 who are just...