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links for 2007-07-31

By on Jul 31, 2007 in Uncategorized |

Six Month Blogging Progress Review @ chrisg.com Yet another of those how to be a successful blogger blogs but this guy’s managed a technorati rank of 2000 ish and over 3000 RSS subs in just six months – that’s meteoric. (tags: blogging bloggingfordollars bloggingtechniques howto) Manchester Blog Awards 2007 It’s amazing to see how Manchester Bloggers have developed over the past twelve months so I’m expecting a much harder job this year. (tags: manchester bbcblogs blogging...

links for 2007-07-30

By on Jul 30, 2007 in Uncategorized |

NowPublic nixes takeover bids, lands $10m+ in financing NowPublic, which has an existing content-sharing arrangement with Associated Press, also announced that it is expanding that relationship. (tags: associatedpress nowpublic citizenjournalism citizensnappers usergeneratedcontent funding) Press Gazette – Guardian investigators share BAE bribery exposé on the web “Everybody says the internet is a new world with citizen journalism, a global audience and everybody having their say, and we tried to do it that way and say ‘this is a new kind of journalism and we will put everything in front of everybody’. (tags: Journalism guardian newspaperwebsites journalisttraining transparency) Smart Mobs » Software to sort the friends from the spammers in social network services The software was then taught how to judge whether a profile is social or promotional by comparing the researchers’ data with measurements gleaned from its own analysis of the pages (tags: socialnetworking MySpace facebook onlinecommunitymanagement academicresearch) Smart Mobs » Camphone mob at site of pipe explosion If you find yourself in the middle of an exploding gas pipe, don’t do the instinctive thing and run… get your camera out. ;-) (tags: citizensnappers citizenjournalism usergeneratedcontent cameraphone mobile) Visualizing Social Media Maps all sort of social data on the internet (a bit like the facebook friends visualiser) (tags: SocialSoftware socialnetworking academicresearch) BBC News 24 Editor Simon Waldman Live Blogs a Morning from the Studio Gallery (tags: bbcnews bbcblogs bloggingtechniques journalisttraining transparency) robcurley.com » washingtonpost.com’s new Facebook app Have only managed to skim read this but it looks a great, and insightful, post… (tags: facebook washingtonpost widget socialsoftware news2.0 newspaperwebsites) Knight News Challenge: Adrian Holovaty, Journalist/Web developer “To create an easy way to answer the question, ‘What’s happening around me?’” (tags: Journalism knightfoundation local news2.0 washingtonpost citizenjournalism mashup) Turn Facebook statuses into a twitter feed? | Mike Butcher – mbites “…routing all your and your friend’s Status updates from Facebook to Twitter using Mario Menti’s excellent TwitterFeed service” (tags: mashup facebook twitter socialnetworking SocialSoftware) paidContent.org: The Economics of Content – British News Sites Get Third Of Readers From U.S.; Motivation For Crossing Atlantic The Drugde Report is the biggest single referrer of U.S. traffic to U.K. news sites at 25 percent, with Fark coming second at three percent. In fact, Drudge refers more than three times as many people to U.K. news sites as Google does, (tags: statistics blogs linking news2.0 audiences) BBC team make US Spanish journey Traveling from coast to coast, speaking only Spanish… and using flickr, a blog, facebook and skype to interact with audience and tell their story (tags: bbc bbcblogs facebook flickr journalisttraining) BBC iPlayer Facebook App (tags: facebook bbc...

getting news out from the floods: pick up the tools and run

By on Jul 27, 2007 in BBC, blogging, blogging techniques, citizen journalism, journalism, politics | 1 comment

A few days ago, I posted about BBC Berkshire’s google maps mash-up showing areas affected by flood warnings, the location of council emergency centres, places where BBC Radio Berkshire has reported from (called outside broadcasts or OB’s), videos of the flooding on YouTube and photos emailed to the website by audience members. It turns out that Ed Parsons had already spotted and blogged about it (see the comment from BBC Berkshire’s Oliver Williams on the post). The Guardian’s Bobbie Johnson linked to Parsons and then got a link himself from Jeff Jarvis. (Thanks Martin for the call alerting me to all the coverage) It’s on a comment on the buzzmachine post that I found a link to the blog you see to the left – created by Cheltenham Borough Council to keep citizens informed in the time of crisis. The quote, which appears to come from a Council employee involved in setting up and using the blog, explains: "We’re using the skills we have to help in a difficult situation and the response has been outstanding. The blog was a quick decision made in a crisis. We’re raising awareness and giving our community support. Thanks for watching." Sometimes you’ve just got to pick up the tools that are already out there and run with...

links for 2007-07-27

By on Jul 27, 2007 in Uncategorized |

Shane Richmond: What’s on your blogshelf Shane lists some of the most memorable blog posts from Journo blogs and asks the rest of us to do the same (tags: journalism journalisttraining bloggingtechniques shanerichmond dailytelegraph blogging links) 10 Things I’ve Learnt About Online Communities (from One Man & His Blog) I realised the other day that I’ve been participating in online communities for over a decade, from telnet-based chat rooms via mailing lists to Facebook. Here, mainly for my own reference, are the major repeating themes I’ve seen over that time (tags: onlinecommunitymanagement onlinediscussion) Online journalism’s must-read blog posts « Online Journalism Blog Paul Bradshaw’s list of must read blog posts (thanks for including me! :-))) (tags: Journalism journalisttraining blogging bloggingtechniques media) Summary of LeWeb3 2007 suggestions/input from the facebook group : Loic Le Meur Blog Loic is organising this year’s Le Web. Thankfully, there aren’t likely to be any presidential elections to coincide with this year’s event… (tags: leweb3 conference loiclemeur france) MySpace bars 29,000 sex offenders The company found more than 29,000 convicted sex offenders in the United States had profiles on MySpace – up from a figure of 7,000 given in May (tags: myspace privacy law onlinecommunitymanagement socialnetworking children internetlaw) UK Newspaper Website Stats: Times gains, Guardian and Telegraph Guardian Unlimited still leads the field as the most widely read UK newspaper site. However, it slipped 9.6 per cent month-on-month to 14.5m unique users in June from 16.1 million in May. (tags: guardian times telegraph sun newspaperwebsites statistics) BBC NEWS:Game worlds show their human side Researchers are getting insights into real life by studying what people do in virtual worlds, reveals a review in the journal Science. (tags: secondlife sociology research academicresearch...

bbc webreporter ben hammersley @ frontline club

By on Jul 27, 2007 in BBC, blogging, blogging techniques, conferences/events, journalism, social software | 2 comments

The BBC’s Ben Hammersley, who recently returned from Turkey where he was using various social media tools and blogging techniques to give greater depth and insight into his coverage of the Turkish Parliamentary elections, will be talking about the experiment at London’s Frontline Club on Wednesday 01 August. I’m trying to juggle my diary around so I can make it. Let me know if you’re planning to attend. [more links about Ben and the...