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links for 2009-06-30

By on Jun 30, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Fortune-100 CEOs Remain Social-Media Hermits America’s top CEOs appear to be mostly absent from the social media community, according to an analysis by UberCEO, which discovered that only two of 2009’s Fortune-100 CEOs have Twitter accounts, none have personal blogs, 13 have LinkedIn profiles and only 19 have a personal Facebook page. (tags: ceo business marketing blogging linkedin facebook socialmedia enterprise corporate) Journalism.co.uk :: Q&A: 'The site was almost as old as the club itself' – changes at the Frontline website The Frontline Club, the London-based media club that combines 'eating, drinking and thinking' has recently re-vamped its site and gone for a brand new look. Journalism.co.uk asked Graham Holliday, Frontline Club digital media editor, to tell us more. (tags: headshift frontline movabletype) Senate Health Care Hearing Photo #1, 6/17/09 on Flickr – Photo Sharing! NPR tries to use flickr notes to crowdsource the names of lobbyists appearing in a photo taken at a senate session… (tags: politics npr media crowdsourcing flickr citizenjournalism socialmedia broadcasting) First Light Movies First Light Movies funds and inspires young people, throughout the UK, to make films reflecting the diversity of their lives. (tags: film video teens) The Case for Building a Social Media Strategy – 07..2009 – U.S. Banker Article Social banking, an emerging banking distribution model, has the potential to displace banks from the center of customers' financial services relationships. The growth of social networking and the emergence of social-banking models will drive fundamental change in the ways that consumers manage their financial lives. (tags: banking, finance business strategy, socialmedia) Empty Florida homes may return to nature (page 2) – Los Angeles Times nature set to reclaim half finished, and now abandoned, developments in Florida… (tags: florida economics...

links for 2009-06-29

By on Jun 29, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Reclaim the tweets "A heaving, undifferentiated mass was once all the West witnessed of far-off revolutions, but now we have instant, unedited access to the faces in the crowd – a richly-detailed range of defiance, fear, excitement and rage written across the features of those determined to have their stories heard. It is doubtful the world has ever seen such widely-communicated public protests, or history documented from so many angles so quickly. " (tags: usergeneratedcontent twitter citizenjournalism protest iran activism) BBC sends 407 staff to Glastonbury festival – Telegraph (tags: bbc transparency...

links for 2009-06-26

By on Jun 26, 2009 in Uncategorized |

BBC NEWS | Technology | Web slows after Jackson's death News and social sites overwhelmed by massive traffic spikes as word of Michael Jackon's death spreads (tags: statistics news2.0) Médecins Sans Frontières Blogs from the Field These blogs are written by a whole host of different people working in a variety of jobs from some of the most inaccessible and difficult places there are. They provide a unique insight into the lives of the people who are on the frontline of MSF's life-saving work. (tags: charity thirdworld blogs nonprofit) MediaShift Idea Lab . 'Alive in Tehran' Lets Iranian Citizens Report Through Voicemail | PBS (tags: journalisttraining journalism howto iran...

links for 2009-06-25

By on Jun 25, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Disputer – Free Complaint Service – Complaining made easy with Disputer Like getsatisfaction.com (tags: customerservice publicrelations marketing business) Twitter Death: Romanian Teen Dies Twittering In Bathtub A Romanian teenager was electrocuted to death in her bathtub while using the social networking site Twitter, the Croatian Times reports. Maria Barbu, 17, is believed by police to have lost too much battery power while using her laptop computer during an extended bath and was electrocuted when she tried to plug it back in to the wall socket, according to the Times report. (tags: twitter death romania) BBC to publish executive expenses Disclosure will include "line-by-line" expenses for executive directors for the past five years and the names of the top 50 highest earners in BBC management "along with their salaries published in £30,000 brackets". (tags: bbc transparency business) Facebook prisoner faces inquiry Barratt, who uses the name Kane Reilly on Facebook, appears to have updated the site with photos and comments about life in prison. (tags: law prison facebook) Mapping the protests in Tehran (tags: citizenjournalism usergeneratedcontent crowdsourcing maps) Brian Boyer — Hacker Journalist : Kick Ass News Apps! — projects to inspire journos "Joe and I showed off some news applications we love, and that we hope will inspire the journalists here to think about telling their stories in new ways online." (tags: ideas journalisttraining journalism datajournalism news2.0) ‘Selling’ is a dirty word on Twitter, new figures show – The Next Web During May this year 55.9% of UK traffic from Twitter went to content-driven online media sites whereas only 9.5% of traffic went to retail. This difference is in stark contrast to traffic from Google UK, which was much more evenly distributed among different types of site. (tags: twitter retail business strategy...

links for 2009-06-24

By on Jun 24, 2009 in Uncategorized |

BBC NEWS | UK | Habitat sorry for Iran Tweeting Keywords – called hashtags – such as 'Iran' and 'Mousavi' were added to its messages so people searching for those subjects would see the firm's adverts. (tags: twitter marketing publicrelations iran) Muck Rack, home of 140-character dispatches from the field, gets useful » Nieman Journalism Lab Muck Rack has transformed from a cesspool of banality into a truly useful site probably worth a bookmark. Now users can sort journalists’ 140-character dispatches into broadly defined beats. (tags: twitter journalism journalisttraining aggregation) Four crowdsourcing lessons from the Guardian’s (spectacular) expenses-scandal experiment » Nieman Journalism Lab Journalism has been crowdsourced before, but it’s the scale of the Guardian’s project — 170,000 documents reviewed in the first 80 hours, thanks to a visitor participation rate of 56 percent — that’s breathtaking. (tags: crowdsourcing journalism journalisttraining guardian politics socialmedia) Putting The “Social” Back Into Social Media Tasting Sessions – PSFK.com Using wine tasting to keep people social at social media events… nice idea (tags: wine socialmedia business) VatorNews – Six ways to grow your traffic for free Basic intro to the idea of using the whole web as your canvas and distribution network (tags: wholewebascanvas bloggingtechniques journalisttraining) Buy and Sell news items | beamups (tags: citizenjournalism journalism usergeneratedcontent...