Tagged: Grassroot media

Blogger urges Swedish police to go 2.0 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...

"Gatekeeping is over" – new wiki enables anonymous leaks 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...

Tyda.se – a Swedish/English lexicon as a wiki 1

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

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...

Mashup brings CNN news alerts to Twitter 0

Mashup brings CNN news alerts to Twitter

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...

Placeblogger – a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States 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...

Video clip ethics and the death of Saddam Hussein 3

Video clip ethics and the death of Saddam Hussein

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...

Shared revenues at Sovrat.se 0

Shared revenues at Sovrat.se

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...

Bubblare.se's top eight viral videos for 2006 0

Bubblare.se's top eight viral videos for 2006

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...

Social networking site for creative people 0

Social networking site for creative people

“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...

New book on social media – and you can help 2

New book on social media – and you can help

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...

Top social networks of 2006 1

Top social networks of 2006

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...

NewsTrust lets you rate news stories on their trustworthiness 0

NewsTrust lets you rate news stories on their trustworthiness

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...