links for 2007-11-30

By on Nov 30, 2007 in Uncategorized |

Two BBC News Blogs Win Awards “Both Robert and Nick have been blogging particularly energetically of late, as they have chronicled the Northern Rock and Labour donations stories, and the recognition is very well earned.” (tags: nickrobinson bbcblogs bbc bbcnews politics business)

links for 2007-11-29

By on Nov 29, 2007 in Uncategorized |

Meraki Wireless Network | Affordable Internet Solution | Free WiFi Set your wifi free – and share it with your village, town or city (tags: wifi community) Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » receives MacArthur Grant “The $450,000 grant… to continue its work on improving the quality and trustworthiness of journalism by cultivating networks of reviewers from all parts of the political spectrum to smartmob news stories for accuracy, bias, fairness..” (tags: crowdsourcing news2.0 grants journalism socialmedia) Los Angeles Times opens up newsroom with readers’ blog The Readers’ Representative Journal will use a Q&A style to put readers’ comments and questions about the paper’s online and print editions to reporters and editors – sounds like the Guardian’s readers editor (tags: transparency journalism newspapers newspaperwebsites blog) :: Topix to run forums and comments for US newspaper group News aggregation and forums site Topix has struck a deal to run the forums and article commenting system for MediaNews Group. (tags: offshoring onlinecommunitymanagement onlinediscussion newspaperwebsites) NUJ admits first ‘full-time blogger’ Conrad Quilty-Harper, who blogs for technology blog Engadget, had his application for membership approved at a meeting of the NUJ’s London Freelance branch (tags: blogging bloggingtechniques nuj Journalism bloggingfordollars) US news sites’ comments to be connected with user’s social networks Readers leaving comments on news sites using Pluck’s SiteLife technology – like The Washington Post and – will be given the option of having notification of their comment appear automatically on the profile pages of certain social network (tags: socialnetworking onlinediscussion onlinecommunitymanagement washingtonpost economist usatoday reuters facebook mashup widget news2.0) The New York Times on Facebook I’m really impressed by the amount of content that the NYTimes is putting up on their Facebook page – they’re really taking their brand to the audience. (tags: newyorktimes facebook newspapers newspaperwebsites news2.0 syndication) :: User-generated breaking news and open source reporting site launched “Launched last month, is a fledgling project that allows users to break news by uploading multimedia content direct to the site.” (tags: newspaperwebsites finland journalism usergeneratedcontent citizenjournalism citizensnappers crowdsourcing news2.0 local) How Delicious is Changing Academic Research “Delicious is the Rome, Jerusalem, and Paris of my existence as an academic these days. It’s where I make my friends, how I get the news, and where I go to trade. All this from a little server that does nothing but share bookmarks in public.” (tags: research academicresearch yahoo socialsoftware recommendation tagging web2.0 socialbookmarking socialnetworking...

links for 2007-11-28

By on Nov 28, 2007 in Uncategorized |

cityofsound: Ripples, or “The Social Life of a Broadcast” An old post that I keep coming back to because it’s so useful – an analysis of how social media adds to the ripple effects of a broadcast (tags: bbc bbcblogs socialsoftware broadcasting radio television onlinediscussion onlinecommunitymanagement) The start-up culture in Reuters’ Labs department | PDA: The Digital Content Blog | Guardian Unlimited “Hidden under the bonnet of Reuters’ international news operation is a secret weapon in the battle for innovation, new technology and product development; a four-person technical team called Reuters Labs…” (tags: innovation media reuters news2.0 technology...

links for 2007-11-27

By on Nov 27, 2007 in Uncategorized |

Facebook | newsTracker application Washington Post app lets facebook users pull in and sort content, then share. Nice. (tags: mashup facebook washingtonpost news2.0 newspaperwebsites) ABC News and Facebook in Joint Effort to Bring Viewers Closer to Political Coverage – New York Times “There are debates going on at all times within Facebook,” David Westin, the president of ABC News and a new Facebook member, said. “This allows us to participate in those debates, both by providing information and by learning from the users.” (tags: facebook news2.0 journalism socialnetworking abc politics uspolitics) techPresident – Someone’s Hijacked Rudy’s Tweets! “this is the only case I’ve found of someone hijacking a candidates’ name on Twitter. Some candidates … are fairly frequent twitterers. And …some Members of Congress are getting into the micro-action too.” (tags: twitter uspolitics politics identity) Student Facebook use predicted by race, ethnicity, education “Study in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication finds that Facebook is the social networking site of choice for white students, that Hispanic students prefer MySpace and that Asian and Asian-American students are least likely to use MySpace…” (tags: demographics facebook socialnetworking socialsoftware web2.0 race statistics academicresearch myspace...

video on privacy and social networking

By on Nov 26, 2007 in Data Protection Act, online community, social software |

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post explaining my decision to take a lot of personal information off my facebook profile following a number of informal chats I’d had with various people about privacy, identity theft and the mining of my data for commercial gain. One of the responses to that post came from Colin McKay, Director of Communications at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Canada. He said: "We’re in a period of real transition, where the youngest generation is blissfully comfortable exchanging information for services without really evaluating the real value – or cost – of the transaction." To illustrate the point, the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s office has created the following video which they’ve made available on YouTube: There’s one line in the video that I find particularly chilling: "every time you add information about yourself, it’s like filling in a survey… all without your knowledge, consent, or having ever been...