Tag: Sweden

Joakim Jardenberg on dying papers and the future of journalism

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (1)
Joakim Jardenberg on dying papers and the future of journalism

Joakim Jardenberg of Mindpark says that papers are dying. All trends show that. The last paper will be publised in April 2040 according to Philip Meyer. In Helsingborg newspaper reading has gone from 90 to 60 percent in only a few years. We compensate by creating new channels, such as the website and free papers. […]

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Daytona Sessions

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (0)
Daytona Sessions

Daytona Sessions are about to begin at Debaser Medis in Stockholm. The usual crowd has showed up, plus some additional people and some I haven’t seen in a long time. Henrik Torstensson is the first speaker of the day. The jaiku backchannel is active. Most my posts will be there.

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Close to one million Facebook users in Sweden

• October 31, 2007 • Comments (0)
Close to one million Facebook users in Sweden

Very interesting statistics today from Johan Myrberger at The Killer Attitude. He has taken Jeff Pulver’s statistics one step further, with detailed graphs. Sweden has close to one million Facebook users. One million. In a country of nine million people. That is pretty amazing.

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Aftonbladet.se's articles link to blog posts

• October 24, 2007 • Comments (0)
Aftonbladet.se's articles link to blog posts

Finally Aftonbladet has started to automatically link to blog posts linking to its articles. Certainly not first in Sweden, but in my opinion one step further than the others. Big disclaimer: I am very much involved in this, so expect some bias. Swedish company Primelabs has provided MSM with blog link widgets through its Twingly […]

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Digga + Sovrat = Pusha

• October 23, 2007 • Comments (0)

Two Swedish Digg clones have merged. Digga shut down earlier after pressure from Digg.com. Now it re-emerges along with competitor Sovrat, as the two sites merge under the name Pusha.se. Here’s what the Pusha blog says (my translation): Digga and Sovrat have been cometitors from the start in the struggle to create a Swedish equivalent […]

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Traditional media steps out on YouTube

• September 18, 2007 • Comments (0)

Swedish state television (SVT) now has a YouTube channel. Previously Norway’s state tv has established itself on YouTube too, along with the BBC, writes Martin Jönsson. Jönsson calls it a fumbling effort on SVT’s behalf, though. He writes (my translation): It is of course too early to write a review, other than that it’s a […]

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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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Swedish blog aims at becoming a local The Onion

• September 10, 2007 • Comments (3)
Swedish blog aims at becoming a local The Onion

Doug Lansky is the guy behind Sweden’s first real attempt at a clone of the Onion, named Faktumé. He’s an American travel writer and lecturer living in Stockholm with his Swedish wife and three kids. I asked Doug about satire writing for Swedes, among other things. This is the original interview which I translated and […]

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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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Who can do citizen journalism?

• July 20, 2007 • Comments (1)
Who can do citizen journalism?

After Magnus Ljungkvist received Nyhetspriset, a Swedish citizen journalism award presented by Politikerbloggen, criticism has been heard. He received the award for revealing that then minister Borelius had a high income when she claimed she could not afford to pay employment taxes for hiring a nanny. Borelius resigned shortly after this. The two main critics, […]

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X3M Radio Pleppo won the Swedish Podcast Awards

• June 13, 2007 • Comments (0)
X3M Radio Pleppo won the Swedish Podcast Awards

The Swedish Podcast Awards were won by Finns. The overall award went to X3M Radio Pleppo. Congratulations! The price ceremony, which was held at Podcamp Europe, was quite small, with just one of the winners present. Nevertheless it’s a really good initiative, putting focus on podcasting and the development we’re seeing in this field. This […]

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Slots available to give a presentation at PodCamp Europe

• June 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

PodCamp Europe is coming up in ten days (June 12-13, in Stockholm, Sweden), and by the looks of it it will be a cool event. But there are still slots to fill in the presentation schedule. If you have something to say about podcasting, blogging or social media in general, don’t miss out on this […]

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