Tagged: Grassroot media

Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses 7

Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses

Citizen Media Watch met with blogging veteran, super-entrepreneur and CEO of Creative Commons Joi Ito during the SIME conference in Stockholm. He told us about how he (possibly) made the New York Times change...

Camilla Lindberg: You need to be right – and earn the trust 0

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

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...

12seconds.tv brings citizens' voices to established media 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!)...

YouTube gets new citizen media channel – and beef over censorship 1

YouTube gets new citizen media channel – and beef over censorship

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...

Personal transparency, the eleventh change for journalists 1

Personal transparency, the eleventh change for journalists

A lot of comments have been made to Paul Bradshaw’s (read his blog too) excellent list of changes for journalists in the upcoming ten years in the Press Gazette lately. In short, the list...

Hyper local – Åsbro 3

Hyper local – Åsbro

I once more welcome Gitta Wilén as a guest contributor here at Citizen Media Watch. This time she has interviewed a hyperlocal blogger, Alf Fransson. Alf Fransson, 69, is blogging about a small area...

Damon Rasti: When you can influence content you are more okay with ads 0

Damon Rasti: When you can influence content you are more okay with ads

Tjuvlyssnat.se is a Swedish version of the popular US blog ”Overheard in New York”. In a short period of time it has gained a great success, being the most read blog on Bloggportalen.se, and...

PodCamp Europe – Sweden's first unconference – to be held in Stockholm 1

PodCamp Europe – Sweden's first unconference – to be held in Stockholm

Anyone who can make it to Stockholm on June 12-13 should check out PodCamp Europe. I’m quite excited to hear about what is most likely Sweden’s first unconference. The concept is that the knowledge...

Twittervision – see the world twitter 2

Twittervision – see the world twitter

A lot of Twitter mashups have popped up lately. The latest that I’ve tried out is Twittervision, a live world view where twits show in real time. It’s rather addictive watching people’s actions described...

Trig.com open to the public 1

Trig.com open to the public

Trig.com today opened up for anyone to join. The Sweden-based music community site has got quite a bit of attention since they opened up for beta applications, and it will be interesting to see...

Geotagging makes YouTube videos local at iCommunity.TV 0

Geotagging makes YouTube videos local at iCommunity.TV

iCommunity.TV is a new mashup service of YouTube and Google maps. As I predicted, geotagging will be big this year, and this is a good example, even if it remains to be seen how...

New report: Citizen media here to stay 1

New report: Citizen media here to stay

The Institute for Interactive Journalism, J-Lab, has released a lenthy study on hyperlocal citizen media and its sustainability over time. In a news release, J-Lab writes: Most citizen media ventures are shoestring labors of...