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links for 2006-12-30

By on Dec 30, 2006 in Uncategorized |

“Friends at Hand And In Your Face” By Yuki Noguchi Josh Rosenthal is a regular user of Dodgeball, a service designed to help friends track each other on their mobile phones. (tags: socialnetworking mobile) Pods and Blogs finds out why Time named “you” their person of the year “User Generated Content” won Time’s annual Man of the year. 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs got behind the scenes to find out why. (tags: time you usergeneratedcontent award podsandblogs...

taking a break

By on Dec 19, 2006 in blogging, blogging techniques | 7 comments

Hi. I’m taking a few weeks off from the blog. For those of you with holidays to celebrate at this time of year, my best wishes go out to you and your families. The conversations, contacts, friendships and information that this blog brings into my life have become increasingly important and fulfilling for me over this past year. It’s going to be hard to drag myself away for a few weeks – hopefully I can do it – but I do think that having a bit of time off will help me come back with some new stuff to say and bring some relief to these aching hands. As I mentioned before, I thought I’d use this break as an opportunity to provide you with some links to related sites, content you might like, my various feeds and social bookmarks, etc. Just so you’re aware, I’ve also set the comments to pre-moderated and will publish all that aren’t against the law (libel, contempt, etc) or spam when I return. A few of the Blogs I Read: BuzzMachine: Jeff Jarvis tends to say the same things quite often, but he’s well connected and does bring good stuff to the table. Just don’t mention the shiny new Dell you got for Christmas… Graham Holliday’s Noodle Pie is a good read, with posts that usually link out in all directions to give it a lot more depth once you’ve scratched the surface. Sometimes it’s about food, other times journalism and blogging. The photo was taken in Paris by Graham and is used under a creative commons license. Chris Vallance on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs blog Shane Richmond’s Technology blog at The Telegraph My RSS subscriptions and del.icio.us links page are also good sources of content Blogs from People Younger Than I: Martin Stabe Rach’s Journo Journey Innovation in College Media Top Entry Points on Cybersoc (at the moment): Le Web Index Netvocates Index (they call it “advocacy, I call it astroturfing) Pictures of the family of person who stole cameraphone start appearing on flickr Nick Robinson’s blogging from a White House press briefing lands Bush in trouble 3 posts no one noticed but I wished you had: User-generated content and UK libel law (paper) Canadian court says blogging “occupation” and bloggers can be “reporters” What’s the purpose of TV and Radio blogs? Bored? You could… Set up your own blog Start using RSS Join flickr and share your digital photos Start geotagging your cameraphone photos with zonetag For those of you in Manchester, please don’t forget the BBC blogging workshop I’m helping to run there in mid-January. See you in a few weeks! :-)...

links for 2006-12-18

By on Dec 18, 2006 in Uncategorized |

Don’t forget to switch off your office PC, unplug your charger, etc this Christmas PCs left on together with the printers and other hardware they will waste enough electricity to microwave 268 million mince pies, pumping 19,000 unnecessary tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, at a cost of around £8.6m. (tags: technology environment bbcnews globalwarming) Time Magazine’s Man of the Year 2006: You The magazine said naming a collectivity rather than an individual reflected the way the internet was shifting the balance of power within the media through blogs, videos and social networks. (tags: ugc usergeneratedcontent citizenmedia citizenjournalism citizensnappers citizenjournalist onlinecommunity myspace flickr youtube) Loic Le Meur responds to Le Web 3 criticism Some will be happy it’s been addressed, others will feel annoyed that it’s too little too late. (tags: bloggers blogging blogs leweb3 loiclemeur) Newspaper publisher switches to Creative Commons GateHouse Media (which owns 75 daily and 231 weekly newspapers) is switching from a standard copyright notice to a Creative Commons license for most of its online content. (tags: sharing syndication local news2.0 creativecommons copyright) Finding free to use pictures on Flickr Tutorial on how to use flickr to find creative commons licensed photos that you or anyone else can use (depending on specific criteria) (tags: journalism howto citizensnappers photojournalism photosharing flickr...

links for 2006-12-17

By on Dec 17, 2006 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Parliamentary Question Asked: how much do you pay to blog watch? Clegg asks John Reid: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the administrative cost of his Department’s library providing a blog monitoring service was in the last year for which figures are available… (tags: blogs politics blogging) French Bloggers “kill off” Le Meur Le Web just doesn’t go away, at least not for Le Meur, who is under siege from the blogosphere. (tags: leweb3 blogs blogging bloggerlynchmob) Le Web organiser Loic Le Meur tells his side of the Sam Sethi Tech Crunch Story He regretted it… (tags: leweb3 bloggingtechniques blogging bloggerlynchmob...

links for 2006-12-16

By on Dec 16, 2006 in Uncategorized |

The Media Bloggers Association is to unveil new membership criteria aimed at bringing professionalism to “blogosphere”. (tags: blogs blogging bloggingtechniques journalisttraining internetlaw poynter) idea for how to use zonetag along with ordinary digital camera No more uploading photos and having to location tag them youself – just switch on your phone’s tracking and it matches up your location with the time / date stamps. Great for helping people stalk you! (tags: geotagging gps zonetag photosharing photojournalism...