Tag: People

Dan Gillmor's new book – a guide for news consumers

• November 20, 2008 • Comments (0)
Dan Gillmor's new book - a guide for news consumers

Who can we trust in an age when anyone can be a journalist? How do we know? As citizen journalism has taken quite a bit of beef lately, especially after the Steve Jobs supposed heart attack debacle, Dan Gillmor‘s new book project couldn’t come at a better time. He is writing a book to educate […]

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A warm welcome to Gitta Wilén

• November 10, 2008 • Comments (2)
A warm welcome to Gitta Wilén

I am happy to welcome Gitta Wilén as co-writer/partner here at Citizen Media Watch. Gitta and I go back a long way. We first met in the 90s when the web industry was still a fairly small and manageable space to play around in. Back in the days we were both board members of OPK, […]

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Hyper local – Åsbro

• December 23, 2007 • Comments (3)
Hyper local - Åsbro

I once more welcome Gitta Wilén as a guest contributor here at Citizen Media Watch. This time she has interviewed a hyperlocal blogger, Alf Fransson. Alf Fransson, 69, is blogging about a small area 1.3 Swedish miles from Askersund in Närke, Sweden. By putting up his own placards at the local petrol station/grocery store, he […]

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Mixed feelings among users as Swedish version of MySpace launches

• September 14, 2007 • Comments (0)
Mixed feelings among users as Swedish version of MySpace launches

Yesterday MySpace held a big party in Stockholm to celebrate their launch of the Swedish version of the site. Along with a bunch of Swedish bands, LA stand up commedian Pablo Francisco did a gig which was much appreciated by the crowd of Swedish MySpace users and their friends. Not all users were thrilled about […]

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André is a Geek Movie Director – and with 1000 fan club members, he'll get a tattoo to prove it

• September 5, 2007 • Comments (3)
André is a Geek Movie Director - and with 1000 fan club members, he'll get a tattoo to prove it

A young Swedish guy is setting an example for how upcoming film directors could work online. André Hedetoft is going to make a low-budget superhero internet series, and he’s using blogs and social networking sites to get the funding and the buzz needed to get going. A couple of months ago, André posted a challenge […]

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Interviewed by lab:kloud9

• January 17, 2007 • Comments (2)

Jonathan at lab:kloud9 was kind enough to include me in their series of Webb Dialogues. Here’s the interview, in which I talk a bit about my background, my outlook on citizen media, and some of the trends I perceive as strong today.

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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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Raymond Kristiansen looks back on two years of videoblogging

• December 21, 2006 • Comments (0)
Raymond Kristiansen looks back on two years of videoblogging

Norway’s most famous vlogger Raymond Kristiansen has been vlogging for two years and looks back at his experiences. His first post covers about a month, his first month of vlogging and all the discoveries he made. To me, videoblogging (or video on the net that is downloadable and preferrably with an rss feed) was the […]

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From Rocketboom to the newsroom

• December 13, 2006 • Comments (1)
From Rocketboom to the newsroom

Amanda Congdon has landed a job at ABC News. The former vlogger star will keep up her usual Rocketboom style in the short news clips she’ll be doing for ABC, the NY Times reports. On her first minishow, which became available yesterday on ABC’s Web site, Ms. Congdon shows up in a taut Steely Dan […]

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