According to Paul Schneider, more people are getting involved in online communities than initially thought.
Ranting about poor service via social media is commonplace, which is why it should be dealt with carefully.
Great examples of informative infographics created at the Washington Post.
This blog by Martin Belam sums up the situation faced by many community managers, many of the people writing comments are not engaging their brains. It’s a very amusing read which will strike a chord with anyone who has been moderating online communities. I have been moderating and banning for 15 years and it never ceases to amaze me what people think is reasonable. I’m also amused when people criticise other people’s spelling and grammar when their own is far from perfect.
Foursquare’s news tip list feature was used by the Wall Street Journal to highlight the locations of evacuation centres during hurricane Irene.
Context to the Tweet or be sacked comments from Peter Horrocks and Raju Narisetti. Journalists should tweet but need to understand how it can work to help them, as well as drive traffic to their sites. It’s all about the conversation and interaction.
This is a note within Facebook from the Facebook for journalists page. It is crowdsourced information about how journalists crowdsource on Facebook. That’s META
Tags: Adam Tinworth, Journalism.co.uk, journalists, Social media, Sunday Times, Twitter
Curiosity led me to the Sunday Times Social List after spotting a few #stsl tweets and reading this blog by Adam Tinworth. I don’t consider myself influential, I share the occasional opinion and find other people far more interesting, but put myself on the list anyway for a laugh.
This will be my highest rank ever:
In some ways this is a bit like Word Nerd, the Times game to show how clever you are. It was fun for about half an hour and a great piece of promotion.
At Journalism.co.uk we created a top 100 most influential journalists in the UK, in early May. We seeded the list with 50 people and then threw it out to the crowd. There are journalists missing from this list, but the people on it were nominated by their peers, and then ranked according to PeerIndex‘s algorithms.
Personally I don’t think there is a definitive list. There are people who are useful and interesting to you, and they are the most important.
There is always a hashtag search buzzing away in the background while at work.
It’s another window, or two, or three, on Tweetdeck monitoring my interest du jour.
The tag maybe related to a journalism or social media conference I’m interested in, or a trending topic, it changes.
Yesterday (Friday, November 27) there was a great deal of activity on the #demo2010 tag as students started occupying more universities, and tweets were full of pictures and videos from demonstrations on Wednesday, November 24.
After updating colleagues on which of their old unis were taken over by students one asked me: “How do you know this stuff and find it on Twitter?”
Then I explained how I followed the hashtag. It’s a simple way to find everything posted on a particular theme, topic or event.
Hence his final comment: “So that’s how a hashtag works…”
Tags: Adam Tinworth, Adam Westbrook, Alan Rusbridger, Alison Gow, Andy Dickinson, BBC, Ben Goldacre, blog media, blogs, Charles Arthur, Chris Taggart, Christian Payne, Clay Shirky, college, Damian Thompson, data, David Allen Green, David Higgerson, Documentally, Edward Roussel, Flying Binary, Francis Irving, George Hopkin, Glyn Mottershead, Greg Hadfield, Guardian, Guy Clapperton, heather brooke, hyperlocal, Ilicco Elia, Jack of Kent, Jay Rosen, Jeff Jarvis, Jemima Kiss, Jessica Reid, Jo Wadsworth, Joanna Geary, Johann Hari, Jon Slattery, Josh Halliday, journalism, Judith Townend, Kate Bevan, Kevin Anderson, Laura Oliver, law, Louise Bolotin, Marc Reeves, Martin Belam, Matt Cornish, media, Mike Butcher, Nieman, Patrick Smith, Paul Bradshaw, Philip John, Richard Kendall, Richard MacManus, Richard Pope, Sam Shepherd, Sarah Hartley, Scraperwiki, Shane Richmond, Simon Rogers, Sue Llewellyn, Suzanne Kavanagh, Telegraph, Times, Tony Hirst, Twitter, Wannabe Hacks, Yelvington
During my years on Twitter I have found it is a great way to learn and I continue to learn a great deal by following other digital journalists, educators and developers.
Teaching and learning
Clay Shirky – Influential future media blogger
Glynn Mottershead – Journalism lecturer
Jeff Jarvis – The Buzz Machine blogger and journalism professor
Sue Llewellyn – BBC social media trainer and TV journo
Steve Yelvington – Newsroom trainer
Jay Rosen – Journalism lecturer at NYU
Roy Greenslade – City University, media commentator
Alison Gow – Executive Editor, digital, for the Liverpool Daily Post & Liverpool Echo
Marc Reeves – The Business Desk, West Midlands
Richard Kendall – Web editor Peterborough Evening Telegraph
David Higgerson – Head of Multimedia, Trinity Mirror
Sam Shepherd – Bournemouth Echo digital projects
Matt Cornish – journalist and author of Monkeys and Typewriters
Louise Bolotin – Journalist and hyperlocal blogger
Sarah Booker (me because I try to be useful)
Adam Tinworth – Consultant and ex-Reed Business Information editorial development manager
Adam Westbrook – Lecturer and multimedia journalist
Patrick Smith – The Media Briefing
Shane Richmond – Telegraph Head of technology
Edward Roussel – Telegraph digital editor
Damian Thompson – Telegraph blogs editor
Kate Day – Telegraph communities editor
Ilicco Elia – Former Head of mobile Reuters
Sarah Hartley– Guardian local
Jemima Kiss – Guardian media/tech reporter
Kate Bevan – Guardian media/tech reporter
Josh Halliday – Media Guardian
Jessica Reid – Guardian Comment is Free
Charles Arthur – Tech Guardian editor
Heather Brooke – Investigative journalist, FOI campaigner
Kevin Anderson – Journalist, ex BBC, ex Guardian
Wannabehacks – Journalism students and trainees
Simon Rogers – Guardian data journalist and editor of the datastore
Jon Slattery – Journalist
Laura Oliver – Journalism.co.uk
Johann Hari – Journalist, The Independent (personal)
Guy Clapperton – Journalist and writer
Alan Rusbridger – Guardian editor
George Hopkin – Seo evangelist
Nieman Journalism Lab – Harvard
Martin Belam – Guardian internet advisor
Tony Hirst – OU lecturer and data mash up artist
Christian Payne – Photography, video, mobile media
David Allen Green – Lawyer and writer
Judith Townend – Meeja Law & From the Online
Richard Pope – Scraperwiki director
Suw Charman-Anderson – social software consultant and writer
Scraperwiki – Data scraping and information
Chris Taggart – Founder of Openly Local and They Work for You
Suzanne Kavanagh – Publishing sector manager at Skillset, personal account
Greg Hadfield – Director of strategic projects at Cogapp, ex Fleet Streets
Francis Irving – Scraperwiki
Ben Goldacre – Bad Science
David McCandless – Information is Beautiful
Flying Binary – Cloud computing and visual analytics
Rick Waghorn – Journalist and founder of Addiply
Richard MacManus – Read Write Web
Mashable – Social media blog
House of Twits – Houses of Parliament