Tagged: Grassroot media

Mashups as a journalistic – and political – tool: Tunisia example 0

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

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...

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

The Lebanese ambulance attack and trust in citizen – and established – media 5

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

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...

Polar Rose creating some buzz 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...

Make your own "Digg" lists with Plexo 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...

Multimedia on the new Digg 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...

Citizen media voices: It's US, not YOU 0

Citizen media voices: It's US, not YOU

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...

Time magazine: YOU are the person of the year 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...

MyMissourian – lessons learnt from a hybrid project 1

MyMissourian – lessons learnt from a hybrid project

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...

2006 named the year of the social network 0

2006 named the year of the social network

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...

Citizen media or citizen nonsense? 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...

Scoopt loves Flickr – and all its users' images 0

Scoopt loves Flickr – and all its users' images

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...