Tag: Grassroot media

Mashups as a journalistic – and political – tool: Tunisia example

• December 24, 2006 • Comments (0)

The Tunisian Prison map is a great example of how you can use mashups as a base for journalism or political lobbying. Based on a google map, Sami Ben Gharbia has pinpointed Tunisian prisons and shows information about prisoners and what crimes they are convicted of. If you click on one of the pointers, you […]

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A look at Trig.com, and the possible fall of Lunarstorm

• December 21, 2006 • Comments (4)
A look at Trig.com, and the possible fall of Lunarstorm

Swedish youth community site Lunarstorm is losing traffic (thanks Beta Alfa) – the number of visits are down since spring this year (though Lunarstorm denies they have a crisis). They have also lost some important people, like former CEO Hans Eriksson who have moved on to develop a new community. Trig.com sets its sight on […]

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The Lebanese ambulance attack and trust in citizen – and established – media

• December 21, 2006 • Comments (5)

In August, a friend pointed me to the Red Cross Ambulance Incident fraud report at Zombietime. Today I read Ethan Zuckerman‘s recent post about the story. In short, two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances were reported to have been attacked by Israeli forces on July 23. The fraud report claims that this never happened, and offers […]

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Polar Rose creating some buzz

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)
Polar Rose creating some buzz

Swedish photo/video face recognition search tool Polar Rose has got some attention in the States. Most recently on the front page of Red Herring, this article on CNN and a TechCrunch post by Michael Arrington that got some sceptical comments and then replies from Polar Rose representatives. At Sime, we got an interesting presentation from […]

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Make your own "Digg" lists with Plexo

• December 19, 2006 • Comments (0)
Make your own "Digg" lists with Plexo

Plexo is a cool tool by Squidoo – a site where you can make personal recommendations and share knowledge on different subjects – that lets you create your own Digg-style lists and lets your visitors give the different items points. Squidoo founder Seth Godin calls it “the long tail of Reddit (and Digg…)”, and indeed, […]

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Multimedia on the new Digg

• December 18, 2006 • Comments (0)
Multimedia on the new Digg

Digg, the much-imitated social media site, will widen its media field – apparently new updates are being installed this very minute – by adding podcasts and video, writes Richard MacManus at Read/Write Web. With podcasting and more video added to the mix, Digg can perhaps tap into the YouTube/MySpace user base some more. And given […]

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Citizen media voices: It's US, not YOU

• December 18, 2006 • Comments (0)

Following Time’s declaring of YOU as the Person of the Year, several voices in the citizen media world has been raised saying no, it’s not you, not as individuals – it’s us, WE are the media. Juan Antonio Giner at Innovations in Newspapers: The WE Media lost against the YOU Media. Dan Gillmor at Citizen […]

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Time magazine: YOU are the person of the year

• December 17, 2006 • Comments (0)
Time magazine: YOU are the person of the year

TIME magazine has a tradition of naming someone who has done something great the Person of the Year. This year, TIME magazine has declared that the person of the year is: you. Yes, the citizen media revolution and what everyone is contributing with on the net is the most important thing this year. We are […]

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MyMissourian – lessons learnt from a hybrid project

• December 13, 2006 • Comments (1)

Kevin Anderson reports from a panel on the reader revolution, and what Clyde Bentley of the University of Missouri School of Journalism had to say about a citizen journalism project called MyMissourian. According to Anderson, MyMissourian was inspired by Korean OhMyNews, and is open for anyone’s participation. There, readers become reporters, with the help of […]

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2006 named the year of the social network

• December 12, 2006 • Comments (0)

It’s getting near the end of the year, and December is always a good time to look back and reflect on the goings on of the past 12 months. Richard MacManus at the Read/WriteWeb blog has done just that, and has come up with a long list of technologies that have shaped the web this […]

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Citizen media or citizen nonsense?

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (6)
Citizen media or citizen nonsense?

I decided to try out Twitter, a bit inspired by Jonas who talked about how fun it was to get people’s updates on what they were doing as text messages to his phone several times a day. I can’t say that that made me super eager to try it out, but there I was, an […]

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Scoopt loves Flickr – and all its users' images

• December 5, 2006 • Comments (0)

Today citizen media image bureau Scoopt wrote an open letter to all Flickr users. Here at Scoopt, we love Flickr. We love Flickr because Flickr members are some of the best snappers on the planet. Scoopt is asking the Flickr users to tag their photos so that Scoopt can work as their agent, selling them […]

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