Tag: Grassroot media

Blogger urges Swedish police to go 2.0

• January 7, 2007 • Comments (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 a middle-aged man. The event was filmed by a cellphone, and the video clip ended up on YouTube, possibly posted by […]

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"Gatekeeping is over" – new wiki enables anonymous leaks

• January 7, 2007 • Comments (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 wikipedia”, according to the site. The objective is to provide a place where people in oppressed regimes can leak documents without […]

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Tyda.se – a Swedish/English lexicon as a wiki

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (1)

Tyda.se is a collaborative lexicon offering translations from Swedish to English and the other way around. The site is a citizen media effort, urging its visitors to contribute to the lexicon and to report any errors. It soon has a million words registered, the info page says. We live in a time when the English […]

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Mashup brings CNN news alerts to Twitter

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

Rumors had it that CNN was experimenting with sending news alerts through Twitter. I thought that pretty cool, but of course it wasn’t the newschannel themselves, but rather an individual not associated with CNN at all. James Cox has created a mashup using CNN’s news emails and Twitter’s API. He posted this twitter: everyone – […]

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Placeblogger – a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (2)
Placeblogger - a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States

A new site covering local and hyperlocal blogs has launched. Placeblogger.com is presented by Dan Gillmor’s Center for Citizens Media, Jay Rosen‘s PressThink and Lisa Williams’ H20Town. The site defines a placeblog as “an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time”. It’s not necessarily citizen journalism, but rather can contain what they […]

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Video clip ethics and the death of Saddam Hussein

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (3)

Beta Alfa poses some important questions about video clip sites and the death video of Saddam Hussein. My translation. Is it okay to publish images of real executions? Is it okay that this clip now most likely is being spread between children’s cell phones? Is it okay because it’s Saddam Hussein? Would it have been […]

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Shared revenues at Sovrat.se

• December 29, 2006 • Comments (0)

Swedish Digg clone Sovrat.se today introduces revenue sharing, by letting users show their own Google Adsense ads next to their posts. I asked Martin Lindkvist of Sovrat.se why they were doing this, and here’s his reply (my translation). I think it’s a good way to reward the users for posting. Before the site was ad-free, […]

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Bubblare.se's top eight viral videos for 2006

• December 27, 2006 • Comments (0)

In a press release dated dec. 27, Oskar Kalmaru, CEO of Swedish video clip site Bubblare.se, lists the most viral videos for 2006. His observations of the trends (my translation): A common factor for the most viral videos is that they are quite silly and pointless. Sometimes in combination with the people featured in the […]

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Social networking site for creative people

• December 27, 2006 • Comments (0)

“It’s not just your space”, states social networking site Humble Voice, focusing on creative people within the fields of music, video, photography, art and words. It would have deserved a place among Mashable’s hot for 2007 Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks, I think. Humble Voice is a community of artists and those who appreciate them. […]

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New book on social media – and you can help

• December 27, 2006 • Comments (2)

Shel Israel is writing a new book on social media and how it’s moving power from institutions to people: “Global Neighbourhoods”. And he wants your help making it good, publishing excerpts excerpts and chapters as he edits them and asking for input. Currently he’s working on the third version of the overview. My thanks for […]

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Top social networks of 2006

• December 27, 2006 • Comments (1)

Mashable has listed the top 12 – or 26 if you include the people’s choice which of course you should – social networks of 2006 and some that are “hot for 2007”. Lots of useful/interesting links in this post. My personal favourites among all those mentioned are (in no particular order): Flickr, Del.icio.us, Last.fm, YouTube, […]

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NewsTrust lets you rate news stories on their trustworthiness

• December 24, 2006 • Comments (0)

Speaking of trust, NewsTrust sounds like an interesting initiative. I found the link at ifocos, where Andrew Nachison writes: NewsTrust is tying to develop a more reliable means of finding the most trustworthy news and information for specific stories – not simply by relying on your hunches and experience with your media, but by relying […]

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