Posts tagged social media
Posts tagged social media
NPR’s Andy Carvin on how he used social media o cover the Arab revolutions.
Half a century before the age of the social media soundbite, Susan Sontag worried about how aphorisms rob cultural commentary of dimension.
(Source: , via explore-blog)
Above is Dick Costolo testing it out. It looks freaking awesome. Not a ton is known about it yet, though.
Nielsen’s 2012 Social Media Report is out and the big winner is (drum roll please)… Pinterest. With a 1,047% increase in unique PC visitors, the platform is aiming to surpass LinkedIn this year.
Meet the Mind Behind Barack Obama’s Online Persona
You’ve most definitely seen it by now. Michelle Obama, wearing a red-and-white checkered dress, stands with her back to the camera. Her arms are wrapped around her husband, the hints of a smile lingering on the edges of his lips. “Four more years,” reads the text, which was posted on the Obama campaign’s social media accounts around 11:15pm on election night‚ just as it became clear the president had won a second term.
The photo, taken by campaign photographer Scout Tufankjian just a few days into the job, pretty much won the internet: 816,000 retweets, the most likes ever on Facebook; thousands of reblogs on Tumblr. And yet it wasn’t chosen by the president’s press secretary, or even a senior-level operative, but by 31-year-old Laura Olin, a social media strategist who’d been up since 4am. For the first time since the campaign ended, she talked to Tumblr, in partnership with The Daily Beast, about what it’s like being the voice of the President — where millions of people, and a ravenous press, await your every grammatical error.
So how does it actually work, being the voice of the President? Who makes the decisions about what to post?
All of our decisions were made in-house — in Chicago, mostly — so we weren’t getting direct directives from the White House or anything. But we tried as much as possible to have voices for each account, so depending on the message — because we had all these channels — we had an appropriate place to put it. Obviously some stuff was sufficiently huge so that it went everywhere, but as much as possible we tried to tailor the message for the channel and the audience.
It must be daunting.
It was kind of terrifying, actually. My team ran the Barack Obama Twitter handle, which I think was probably most susceptible to really embarrassing and silly mistakes. We didn’t ever really have one, which I still can’t believe we pulled off.
Infographic: How Social Media is Replacing Traditional Journalism for Breaking News
via Bill Moyers:
As of 2012, online news revenue has surpassed print news revenue, and more people are using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter for news than ever before. This infographic shows that nearly half of all Americans get their news from online sources at least three times a week. Learn more about how social media is supplanting traditional media in today’s smart chart.
Christina Bonnington on How Location-Based Apps Can Stave Off the ‘Creepy Factor’
FJP: Related is our post last week on the creepy app, Girls Around Me. Foursquare since revoked access to its API and the app was removed from the app store by its developers…for now.
The Big Question: What can be done to make users feel more comfortable sharing their information, especially when secondary uses of data (that are seemingly unrelated to an app’s functionality) remain unknown.
Thus, transparency and user control are key to keeping an app from coming across as untrustworthy or creepy. Developers already have the tools to make sure users are aware of geolocation features in apps, and it’s incumbent on them to use them.
Mobile devices could also employ “ambient notice” features to let users know when location data is being shared. For example, when you’re using your iPhone’s compass, you can see the phone’s arrow symbol and know your device is currently using that feature. Similar signposting could be used for location services. (via Wired)
Andy Carvin on how NPR uses Facebook. “We use the lens: Will our friends want to talk about this?” Via: This article on how NPR is experimenting with member station content on Facebook.
Interesting. Hope to see this experiment expanded to other member stations.
A fast food chain in South Africa has delivered 15 burgers to organizations for the blind and visually impaired: through social media, the story of those 15 burgers reached more than 800,000 people, letting them know about the restaurant’s new Braille menu.
What made that strong impression? The burgers’ buns had messages in Braille written with sesame seeds.
Stephen Colbert on CNN’s firing of approximately 50 journalists after the network completed a study on the quality of user generated content it was receiving via platforms such as iReport.
Colbert nails it. You savvy kids and your social tumblin’ are gonna be the death of us all.
As journalists venture into a brave new world of social media, some find they have to be braver than others.
Women journalists face new forms of harassment, sexist comments, or worse, from social networkers. The abuse is unfortunate, both for its personal toll and its hindrance to the noble goal of engaging the broader public in their reporting.
We all — men and women — share struggles against name calling, personal attacks and general trollishness in any online forum. But women too often face an additional layer of spite, insult and objectification.
Interviews BreakingNews colleague Lauren McCullough and came via NBCNews colleague @rozzy.
Great article from former co-worker, Jeff Sonderman.
Our friends at Random House Children’s Books have generously agreed to donate one brand-new book for each new follower we gain on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter this week. Those books will go to thousands of schools and programs serving kids from low-income families across the country.
To learn more about First Book, please visit: www.firstbook.org
…and that is how Facebook works.
The body of a decapitated journalist was found on the morning of Sept. 24 in a roundabout in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, reported the GlobalPost. The female journalist was identified as María Elizabeth Macías Castro, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Primera Hora.