Tagged: Grassroot media

Collaborative novel writing at Penguin 0

Collaborative novel writing at Penguin

David Kaplan at paidContent.org writes about a new site by Penguin publishing house: A Million Penguins. The site is a wiki where users can contribute to a novel that is to be written in...

And the winner is… 1

And the winner is…

Bubblare.se: The Guldbubbla of the year – best video uploaded to video clip site bubblare.se (see my previous post) – goes to John Martinsson and Rickard Wiss’ “Raggningsrepliker i innerstan” (inner city pickup lines),...

Swedish YouTube clone to share half its profits with users 0

Swedish YouTube clone to share half its profits with users

A few days ago, yet another YouTube clone was launched in Sweden, though this time in English and targeted to an international audience. The site is called Tubearound, and what makes it stand out...

MySpace claims to have replaced MTV 0

MySpace claims to have replaced MTV

In an interview in Der Spiegel, social media site MySpace‘s co-founder Tom Anderson says: I think we have replaced MTV. MySpace is more convenient. You can search for things, while MTV is just delivering...

We Media online film festival – submit video clips on "My Community" 0

We Media online film festival – submit video clips on "My Community"

iFocos has announced an online We Media film festival at the We Media conference in Miami in February. Any vlogger can participate by submitting a link to their video clip to http://video.ifocos.org. The video...

Making the renaissance look like the Dark Ages 0

Making the renaissance look like the Dark Ages

Take a look at this guy. His name is Zak George, a 28 year old dog trainer who travels around the States and performs with his dogs, who’s learnt to catch frisbees. And, he’s...

Bubblare.se announces award to best video clip 2

Bubblare.se announces award to best video clip

Swedish YouTube clone Bubblare.se has announced that they will award the best video clip with Guldbubblan (the golden bubble, a parallel to Swedish movie award Guldbaggen, the golden beetle). From the Bubblare blog (my...

Joost: The project formerly known as Venice 0

Joost: The project formerly known as Venice

Funny, I really liked the name “The Venice Project”. Oh well. Today they announced they’re Joost. And they’re opening up for a bunch of new beta applications. What Joost is is basically tv on...

Backfence's Mark Potts: We're reevaluating our strategy 0

Backfence's Mark Potts: We're reevaluating our strategy

Following my post summing up some of the buzz around local citizen journalism effort Backfence after the recent layoffs, I asked co-founder Mark Potts to clarify a few things about where the company’s at....

Trouble at Backfence? 1

Trouble at Backfence?

I’m not one for spreading rumour and hypotheses bordering on guesses, but there’sthere has been little else to turn to when it comes to the development at Backfence, the local citizen media site for...

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...

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...