Tag: Sweden

Insurance company uses social media site to put together travel insurance

• January 9, 2007 • Comments (0)
Insurance company uses social media site to put together travel insurance

resedagboken.com is a social media site for Swedish travellers around the globe, mainly backpackers. It’s run by Europeiska, an insurance company. They asked 2152 of the site members what they want from a travel insurance, and now they’ve created an insurance for backpackers, based on those demands. It will also be updated continuously when the […]

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Johan Jernemalm – Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year"

• January 8, 2007 • Comments (0)
Johan Jernemalm - Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year"

From the thousands of citizen photographers sending their photos to Aftonbladet in 2006, eight finalists were selected. The readers got to decide which one of them were to be named Citizen photographer of the year. The winner is Johan Jernemalm, a 38-year-old who happened to witness a robbery at Stockholm department store NK. He heard […]

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Blogger urges Swedish police to go 2.0

• January 7, 2007 • Comments (0)
Blogger urges Swedish police to go 2.0

Swedish blogger Johnny at Stationsvakt has an idea for how the Swedish polce could use web2.0 to catch more criminals. Johnny brings up the example of a recent news story about a youth assaulting a middle-aged man. The event was filmed by a cellphone, and the video clip ended up on YouTube, possibly posted by […]

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Yet another YouTube clone in Sweden

• January 7, 2007 • Comments (0)
Yet another YouTube clone in Sweden

They are popping up with increasing frequenzy, the Swedish answers to YouTube. Not long after FejmTv, which quickly became a success, and Aftonbladet’s Klipptoppen, MTG-owned ZTV joins the trend with “Ladda upp tv” (upload tv). The difference between “Ladda upp tv” and for instance FejmTv will be the focus on young talent, says ZTV CEO […]

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Tyda.se – a Swedish/English lexicon as a wiki

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (1)

Tyda.se is a collaborative lexicon offering translations from Swedish to English and the other way around. The site is a citizen media effort, urging its visitors to contribute to the lexicon and to report any errors. It soon has a million words registered, the info page says. We live in a time when the English […]

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"Hot or not" goes tv in Sweden

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

TV400, a niche channel for Swedish TV4, will launch a new tv show where high school kids can vote on people’s looks. Much like hot or not, but in a tv version. The show, named “Snyggast i klassen” (“Looker of the class”, kinda), let couples appear on the show in front of an audience. Either […]

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Statistics: Most linked-to in Swedish blogs

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)

Johan Larsson at Knuff has a list of the most linked-to blog posts, news articles, books, IMDB pages, embedded videos and Wikipedia articles for 2006. The most linked to blog post was made by Marcus Birro, a manifesto for culture. It got linked to in 59 other blogs (well, 60 with this one I guess). […]

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Shared revenues at Sovrat.se

• December 29, 2006 • Comments (0)

Swedish Digg clone Sovrat.se today introduces revenue sharing, by letting users show their own Google Adsense ads next to their posts. I asked Martin Lindkvist of Sovrat.se why they were doing this, and here’s his reply (my translation). I think it’s a good way to reward the users for posting. Before the site was ad-free, […]

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Bubblare.se's top eight viral videos for 2006

• December 27, 2006 • Comments (0)

In a press release dated dec. 27, Oskar Kalmaru, CEO of Swedish video clip site Bubblare.se, lists the most viral videos for 2006. His observations of the trends (my translation): A common factor for the most viral videos is that they are quite silly and pointless. Sometimes in combination with the people featured in the […]

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Final round: TV7's weather presenter will be a viewer, elected by viewers

• December 22, 2006 • Comments (0)
Final round: TV7's weather presenter will be a viewer, elected by viewers

Today starts the voting for Aftonbladet TV7‘s weather presenter. Readers/viewers have been asked to send in video clips of themselves if they want to become the new face for the TV station’s weather forecasts. Ten of them have been selected as finalists and have got the chance to try out presenting the weather forecast on […]

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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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Blogging in the long tail

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)

Johan Larsson writes about niche blogs, after finding a blog on Swedish blackberries (my translation): You can be more proud of having five visitors who are really interested than having 4000 who are just a bit curious. Like Johan, I am thrilled to find blogs that are well written on a subject I don’t know […]

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