Tag: World

Covering China through social media

• January 28, 2013 • Comments (1)
Covering China through social media

I just spent an hour watching David Wertime of Tea Leaf Nation talk about China and how to cover it through social media. The speach, “Redefining the Quote: Using the Social Web to Gauge Grassroots Sentiment in China”, was given recently at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. You can watch the […]

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Twingly offers microblog search

• January 20, 2009 • Comments (0)

Twingly expands its search engine with a brand new microblog search tool. They’ve been working on it for six months and today it was released. In the Twingly blog, they write: When we last summer started to see the microblogging-hype we felt that a search dedicated to microblogs would be a quite natural development for […]

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Citizen journalism's big impact in Korea

• June 27, 2008 • Comments (0)

Interesting piece over at TechnoKimchi on the protests against president Lee Myung-Bak in Korea and how it all came about through citizen journalism: How did it happen so quickly? This is the fun part. Lee is a very conservative guy, who still believes in “control”. What he did was, when numerous protests broke out around […]

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YouTube gets new citizen media channel – and beef over censorship

• June 10, 2008 • Comments (1)

Going through old posts on Beta Alfa’s blog, I found a post about YouTube’s new Citizen Media channel, Citizen News. They’ve appointed a News Manager and aim to collect news from citizen sources in one place, as a citizen news and interviews channel. News Manager Olivia M calls out: So here’s where I turn to […]

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Why journalists should be monitoring and responding to reader comments

• June 10, 2008 • Comments (1)

Excellent clip from WAN in Gothenburg, provided by Medievärlden. Pierre Haski of Rue89.com on how to take your readers seriously and get good quality comments and a good debate. More at Medievärlden (in Swedish).

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Transparency – not for Canadian soldiers

• March 3, 2008 • Comments (0)

The Canadian defence department has sent a memo to soldiers, urging them not to use social networking sites like Facebook, writes CBC News. The reason is said to be that terror organizations like Al Qaeda are monitoring these sites and any details revealed by soldiers might compromise missions and potentially threat the safety of the […]

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Hard times for bloggers and journalists in Sri Lanka

• March 2, 2008 • Comments (0)

Living in Sweden, and especially taking an active part in covering and exploring social and citizen media, I take many things for granted. One is the right to take photos in public areas, another to report about what I see and opinions and thoughts I have on any thinkable subject. In other parts of the […]

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Per Mosseby: The mobile revolution is happening – but not here

• November 24, 2007 • Comments (1)
Per Mosseby: The mobile revolution is happening - but not here

Per Mosseby of Pixbox says at Hubbub 07 he thinks the developing countries is where the mobile revolution will truly happen. When mobile applications have been developed, the laptop is better than the cellphone in all aspects of the services that were going mobile. That is however changing, Per Mosseby says. – Things are really […]

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Gillmor: Experiment more!

• July 20, 2007 • Comments (2)

Dan Gillmor has put together a ten point report of the state of citizen media today. While both a general audience and traditional media now pays attention to citizen media, there have been backlashes and we are still struggling with the business models and trust issues, Gillmor writes. Many start-ups have failed, yet there are […]

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Danish media's move to web-first publishing

• June 17, 2007 • Comments (0)

A year ago, Danish newspaper Politiken moved their newsdesk online. Now Berlingske Tidende is taking it one step further. ALL journalists are to work for the web edition as well as for print. Stories will be published online first. Behind the move is Berlingske’s new editor-in-chief, Lisbeth Knudsen. According to New Media Trends, she says […]

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Singapore – a small place with big online influence

• June 12, 2007 • Comments (1)
Singapore - a small place with big online influence

Sriram Krishnan talked about media landscapes in Singapore. It was meant to be a joint presentation with his friend Justin Lee in Singapore, but that didn’t quite work out. Probably because the internet connetion here really sucks. Anyway, Singapore is interesting because of it’s small size yet prominent position online. Sriram showed that out of […]

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Law enforcement in virtual worlds

• June 2, 2007 • Comments (1)

Interesting Washington Post piece on law enforcement in virtual worlds like Second Life or the game World of Warcraft. Two years ago, Japanese authorities arrested a man for carrying out a series of virtual muggings in another popular game, Lineage II, by using software to beat up and rob characters in the game and then […]

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