Buzzfeed's aggregation of tweets about Chris Brown... →
Whitney Houston Dies, Social Media Erupts
As sad as I was to learn of Whitney Houston’s death, I was equally intrigued to begin observing how social media would respond. As one would expect, Twitter was first on the scene, but the digging by Mashable indicates it wasn’t by an entertainment reporter, but rather a relative of someone working for Houston who first tweeted the news.
The beauty of Twitter is that, like Soylent Green, it’s made of people....– This comes from an overview in The Guardian about changes Sky News and the BBC made about how their reporters interact on social media sites. In short, it’s a regression. Both organizations want their reporters to submit copy to the desk before breaking the core of the story on...
Words Journalists Use That People Never Say →
A Minnesota professor uses excerpts from the Minneapolis Star Tribune to highlight common words used in journalism that make no sense when applied in other situations. My favorites include “citizen”, “vehicle”, and “altercation.”
Journalists need to understand data if they’re going to succeed in their field....– Kelly Fincham paraphrases Julian Todd, chief data scientist at ScraperWiki, who helps journalists understand data. Read more: Journalists connect the dots between data & reporting at Columbia J-school hackathon | Poynter. (via onaissues)
Must have WordPress plugins [infographic] →
This infographic ROCKS. If you’re thinking about getting really customized with Wordpress, these are some of the plugins you could add to your site.
Advertisers' Free Ride May End on Facebook
There are a lot of new insights emerging from Facebook’s recent move to go public. This article discusses what this move could mean for its advertisers. http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970204662204577199460106172008-lMyQjAxMTAyMDAwMjEwNDIyWj.html
"Facebook's Mobility Challenge."
“Although more than half of its 845 million members log into Facebook on a mobile device, the company has not yet found a way to make real money from that use.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/technology/facebooks-mobility-challenge.html
"Social Makes the Super Bowl More Super"
This year, there’s a wide range of options for augmenting your experience with social networking and other Internet-based technologies. TheWashington Post said this year’s game will be the first “second screen” Super Bowl, since advertisers, the football “industry” and others will all be trying to get your attention via other venues when you’re not...
How to Follow Super Bowl 2012 With Social Media →
It’s never been easier to get your pigskin fix on the internet than Super Bowl XLVI. The NFL’s biggest sporting event, airing Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC, is shaping up to be the most socially connected in football history. It’s also the first to feature official live video streaming over t…
I’m more than a Twitter Monkey →
Check out what Mandy has to say about working in the social media world… and traps we can fall into when we “get” it and work in a newsroom that may not.
Brain-friendly Journalism | RJI →
I’m hoping to bring Paul Bolls into class later this semester. He has really smart things to say. I recommend reading this.
Google Changing its Privacy Policies →
Facebook IPO shows power of Social Media.
How Social Media is Changing Football recruiting →
7 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog →
a good blogging inspiration!
ShortFormBlog: Study: Teens flocking to Twitter... →
shortformblog: 8% of young people ages 12-17 had Twitter accounts in 2009, according to a Pew study 16% of young people ages 12-17 had Twitter accounts in 2011, according to an updated study source » Not so square anymore? Two years ago, Twitter had a bit of a reputation as the social network of…