links for 2009-10-22

By on Oct 22, 2009 in Uncategorized |

New York Times, still uncertain on charging, sets seven digital priorities » Nieman Journalism Lab Video and transcript of an internal meeting to discuss the digital future of the NY Times… (tags: news2.0 newspaperwebsites journalism nytimes strategy newspaperbusiness) Secretary General's Corner NATO's Secretary General seems to be embracing the use of social media to express his viewpoints on a range of global defense issues… (tags: twitter nato transparency marketing publicrelations war defense) Satellite tracking the postal strike | UK news | "What really happens to your mail when there's a postal strike? It might languish in a post box for days, it could be misdirected by a temp, or it might even be delivered on time. Such questions have been asked for as long as there have been Royal Mail strikes, but for the first time precise...

links for 2009-10-21

By on Oct 21, 2009 in Uncategorized |

AT&T Boss Asks Employees to Fake It | Save the Internet "The company’s top policy officer sent a memo to workers on Monday urging them to hide their company affiliation before posting anti-Net Neutrality comments to the Federal Communication Commission’s Web site." (tags: transparency netneutrality fcc at&t internetlaw law astroturfing publicrelations) Comcast: Twitter Has Changed The Culture Of Our Company "Roberts went on to note that “Famous Frank,” also known as Frank Eliason (Comcastcares on Twitter), now has 11 people working under him simply to respond to information about Comcast being broadcast on Twitter. Roberts says that it’s an entirely different kind of dialogue coming in then the usual phone complaints, and he seems very pleased about the work the team has done with the customers on Twitter…" (tags: comcast customerservice marketing...

guide to using social media (in 6500 words)

By on Oct 21, 2009 in activism, blogging, blogging techniques, citizen journalism, headshift, journalism, mobile, social software | 1 comment

Late last year, and early this year, I embarked on a social media training roadshow (for Headshift) that took me to the far corners of England, Scotland and Wales. My purpose was to show each of the finalist communities taking part in NESTA's Big Green Challenge, a million pound environmental competition now nearing it's end, how social tools could help them communicate more effectively both within their groups as well as with stakeholders and other external audiences. Alongside the training, which was provided on-site in villages, towns and cities – and on one island – I wrote a series of eight blog posts, totally 6500 words, aimed at introducing a wider audience to the use of social media services, social networking sites and content sharing platforms. The original posts can still be found, for now, on the Big Green Challenge Blog but I have, below, brought them...

links for 2009-10-20

By on Oct 20, 2009 in Uncategorized |

The Guardian's Rusbridger: The Mutualized Future is Bright (Columbia Journalism Review) "trafigura.. was the latest example of what I think of as the mutualization of a newspaper. Our readers have become part of what we do." (tags: guardian news2.0 newspaperbusiness newspaperwebsites columbia journalism journalisttraining twitter freedomofspeech parliamentaryprivilege libel internetlaw internetlibel) PEP-NET » Blog Archive » (e) Participatory Budgeting in Germany "More than 115 municipalities or cities are currently about to implement or have already implemented participatory budgeting projects." (tags: germany government economics participation transparency europe...

links for 2009-10-19

By on Oct 19, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Against Transparency | The New Republic Lawrence Lessig on why, sometimes, transparency isn't the best plan… (tags: transparency government politics democracy culture technology lessig freedom)