Tag: Sweden

Damon Rasti: When you can influence content you are more okay with ads

• May 16, 2007 • Comments (0)
Damon Rasti: When you can influence content you are more okay with ads

Tjuvlyssnat.se is a Swedish version of the popular US blog ”Overheard in New York”. In a short period of time it has gained a great success, being the most read blog on Bloggportalen.se, and last summer the blog landed a book deal. The book is also very successful. Last week Damon Rasti, one of the […]

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Reports from the SJF debate on user generated content

• May 16, 2007 • Comments (3)

I haven’t had time to write about the SJF panel debate on citizen media the other day, so I was happy to see that Media Culpa and Andreas Aspegren have done the job for me. And a good job too. On the whole it was an odd situation, being in a debate with my employer’s […]

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Presentation and debate

• May 8, 2007 • Comments (0)

I have a busy week coming up. Thursday I’ll give a presentation at Karlstad University on citizen media and how we work with participatory journalism at aftonbladet.se. Also some important challenges for news sites and some trends I see in the near future. Should be fun. The other speakers are Fredrik Wackå and Robin Hamman, […]

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Hej! 2007 coverage

• April 20, 2007 • Comments (2)
Hej! 2007 coverage

Tomorrow’s Hej! 2007 conference in Stockholm will focus on web 2.0. I’ll be attending the conference and will try to blog as much as I can, live, in texts and photos. Whether on this blog or on my personal blog will depend on how much relevance the subjects will have to citizen media. The photos […]

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More than two million characters created in Habbo Sweden

• April 20, 2007 • Comments (0)
More than two million characters created in Habbo Sweden

In a country with only nine million inhabitants, the virtual world Habbo having 2 098 571 registered characters is quite an accomplishment. Habbo is a community for teenagers where you create virtual characters that inhabit a world that is compared with a virtual youth center by Habbo themselves. In a press statement, Habbo writes (my […]

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PodCamp Europe – Sweden's first unconference – to be held in Stockholm

• April 16, 2007 • Comments (1)
PodCamp Europe - Sweden's first unconference - to be held in Stockholm

Anyone who can make it to Stockholm on June 12-13 should check out PodCamp Europe. I’m quite excited to hear about what is most likely Sweden’s first unconference. The concept is that the knowledge stems from the audience, so everyone is a potential speaker. And yeah, the event is free! I’ve registered and really hope […]

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Swedish citizen journalism/activism wiki launched

• March 15, 2007 • Comments (1)
Swedish citizen journalism/activism wiki launched

Today Oscar Swartz launched his Swedish citizen journalism wiki, for which he’s received funding from II-Stiftelsen. The name of the site is Digital Idag (“digital today”). The site is in beta, and its first project is a campaign – against the proposed FRA law that I wrote about earlier (also a summary of some blog […]

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Swedish youth community closes at night

• March 2, 2007 • Comments (0)
Swedish youth community closes at night

Swedish youth community Habbo.se announced today that their community site for teenagers will be closed at night, between 1am and 7am. In a press release, Alexander von Roth, CEO for Habbo Sweden, commented the decision (my, somewhat free, translation): The thought behind the decision is that Habbo, like other places where young people meet, should […]

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Colleague wanted!

• February 26, 2007 • Comments (1)

Yep, we are hiring. If you’re passionate about citizen media and citizen journalism, this might be the job for you. If you’re a Swede, that is, because Swedish is our language of communication. You’d be a part of a small team working with Aftonbladet.se‘s blogs and forums, Bloggportalen, photos and videos our visitors contribute with […]

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One more tv channel launches video clip site

• February 26, 2007 • Comments (2)
One more tv channel launches video clip site

Everybody just has to have them, it seems. Social media in the shape of video clips from our fun everyday moments are hot. The next big media site to take the step is Sweden’s Kanal 5 (channel 5), who now have announced that Klippshowen is live on their site, and that it will be coupled […]

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Investigative journalism from a Swedish blogger

• February 23, 2007 • Comments (2)

Swedish blogger Pawal at Datasvammel made the headlines of several of the major news media in Sweden Wednesday, when he revealed that Swedish State television uses a UK service to filter their incoming email. There’s a current debate about data surveillance in Sweden, since the government wants to increase the possibilities for Försvarets radioanstalt, FRA […]

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Aftonbladet Plus subscribers invited to upload videos to "Mitt klipp"

• February 23, 2007 • Comments (0)
Aftonbladet Plus subscribers invited to upload videos to "Mitt klipp"

Aftonbladet‘s new video clip site “Mitt klipp” (“My clip”) is up and running. Now members of the paid subscription service “Plus” can upload videos. Anyone can visit the site and look at the clips. I see this as the next step from the successful video clip toplists such as “Klipptoppen”, “Bebistoppen” and “Resatoppen”.

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