links for 2009-06-23

By on Jun 23, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Tests Document Readability And Improve It (tags: reading readability)

links for 2009-06-22

By on Jun 22, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Lee Bryant: People power can reboot Britain – Commentators, Opinion – The Independent Now, in the face of serious crises in both the economy and the political system, and in the middle of a recession that calls into question whether we can even afford ‘business as usual’, it is time to take a serious look at how we can leverage human talent, energy and creativity to begin rebooting the system to create sustainable, affordable, long-term mechanisms for public engagement. (tags: independent business socialmedia headshift) The Drupal Misery Module Make live hell – deliberately – for the users you hate… (tags: drupal funny) BBC NEWS | Technology | Hi-tech helps Iranian monitoring The product allows authorities to monitor any communications across a network, including voice calls, text messaging, instant messages, and web traffic. (tags: iran freespeech nokia surveillance) How not to use Twitter: HabitatUK as a case study Habitat UK gets caught mis-using the hashtag on twitter, leading to accusations of spambottishness (tags: spam marketing publicrelations...

links for 2009-06-19

By on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Tweeting Your Way to a Job – (tags: twitter recruitment) : Goodbye, GM …by Michael Moore It is with sad irony that the company which invented "planned obsolescence" — the decision to build cars that would fall apart after a few years so that the customer would then have to buy a new one — has now made itself obsolete. It refused to build automobiles that the public wanted, cars that got great gas mileage, were as safe as they could be, and were exceedingly comfortable to drive. (tags: gm business creditcrunch economy politics) Is Social Media Making Corporate Websites Irrelevant? There was a time when having a dotcom was absolutely key to your brand, and once you had one, it was the URL you pointed everyone to in all of your marketing. But with the emergence of the social web, and opportunities to engage with fans elsewhere, is that really the right strategy – or even a requirement at all? (tags: offshoring socialmedia marketing wholewebascanvas facebook media strategy) The Guardian’s tool to crowdsource MPs’ expenses data: time to play | Online Journalism Blog "There are over 77,000 documents to get through – and in less than 24 hours users have gone through over 50,000 of those. You wonder how long it took The Telegraph to get that far." (tags: politics government guardian datajournalism parliament journalism...

links for 2009-06-17

By on Jun 17, 2009 in Uncategorized |

BBC NEWS | UK | Force disciplines police blogger A spokeswoman said: "The commentary in the blog is indeed the work of a serving Lancashire detective and clearly the views and opinions expressed are those of the author himself and not those of the wider Constabulary. (tags: police bloggingrestrictions)

my al jazeera appearance (re: social media use by protesters in iran)

By on Jun 17, 2009 in blogging, citizen journalism, journalism, mobile |

On Monday I was interviewed by Al Jazeera about the use of social media, in particular twitter, by protesters in Iran. Here’s the clip: Next time I’ll have to remember that Al Jazeera uses a split screen format rather than sequentially going back and forth between interviewer and interviewee!