Tag: Grassroot media

Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses

• November 13, 2008 • Comments (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 their contract for freelance material, and he sent a message to anyone wanting to make it as a semi-pro or pro […]

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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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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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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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Personal transparency, the eleventh change for journalists

• March 12, 2008 • Comments (1)

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 is made up of: 1. From a lecture to a conversation 2. The rise of the amateur 3. Everyone’s a paperboy/girl […]

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Hyper local – Åsbro

• December 23, 2007 • Comments (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 1.3 Swedish miles from Askersund in Närke, Sweden. By putting up his own placards at the local petrol station/grocery store, he […]

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

• May 16, 2007 • Comments (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 last summer the blog landed a book deal. The book is also very successful. Last week Damon Rasti, one of the […]

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

• April 16, 2007 • Comments (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 stems from the audience, so everyone is a potential speaker. And yeah, the event is free! I’ve registered and really hope […]

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Twittervision – see the world twitter

• March 20, 2007 • Comments (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 all over the globe. I’m still pretty hooked on Twitter, and I like that they keep developing the service. Though the […]

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Trig.com open to the public

• March 2, 2007 • Comments (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 how the site develops now that it’s fully live. “We’re still in beta mode, adding new features and squishing bugs”, the […]

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Geotagging makes YouTube videos local at iCommunity.TV

• February 8, 2007 • Comments (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 widely used the site will be – so far there are about 26 “place channels” which lets you watch video related […]

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New report: Citizen media here to stay

• February 6, 2007 • Comments (1)

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 love, funded out of the founders’ own pockets, and staffed by volunteer content contributors. While they’d like more readers and revenues, […]

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