Which department in the company should own Social Media?
This question was asked in a LinkedIn group for newspaper professionals a while ago.
SOCIAL MEDIA: In your opinion which department should administer your organization’s Social Media properties? Do they really have the knowledge/tools to be successful? What’s your experience?
I’m interested in your thoughts. While the context was newspapers’,... [Read more of this post]
The Pew Future of Mobile News report
Here’s a few things of interest I thought worth noting in the Pew MoJo report, otherwise known as (in very important and loud caps): THE EXPLOSION IN MOBILE AUDIENCES AND A CLOSE LOOK AT WHAT IT MEANS FOR NEWS
“… fully a third of all U.S. adults now get news on a mobile device at least once a week [...] And for many people, mobile... [Read more of this post]
Digital conversion or death
My tagline on Twitter has for many years now been “One digital convert at a time”. That was more a reflection of my limited ability to change the world – a quip to humour those who saw digital as an oddity – not a desire to continually and repeatedly convince obtuse individuals that there was in fact a future in digital. For... [Read more of this post]
Merry Christmas from the earley edition!
It’s been a long year for me, but an almost non-existent one for the earley edition. Blogging is dead, long live the blog (in 2012)!
For those who didn’t know, I’ve been online editor at Quest Community Newspapers – questnews.com.au – for almost 18 months now! Time flies, and the last six months of the new website has... [Read more of this post]
Storify – Ben Grubb’s arrest at AusCERT, and the Qld Police Twitter timeline at @QPSMedia
With all the social media kudos being given to the Queensland Police Media unit in the last six months, this will be another instructive case study for them.
It may not be self-evident to the casual observer just from looking at the timeline of tweets below, but there’s a PR storm brewing over how Queensland Police handled the matter on Twitter.
Is... [Read more of this post]
Knight Ridder’s concept iPad app – bridging the paper-digital divide. In 1994.
Check out this video, showcasing the Knight Ridder Information Design Lab’s concept tablet news device. With personalised news feeds, articles read aloud and even voice command recognition, it sounds like it could be a news application being developed for the iPad right now.
Only this is 1994.
Imagine where digital news distribution could be... [Read more of this post]
News.me app launched
For all of us tragics who went to the blank news.me website all those months ago and signed up for an email alert, well today’s the day! News.me for iPad has launched. They’re saying all you need is an iPad and a Twitter account, but you don’t even need an iPad…
For those without an iPad, you can get the same stream ‘digest’... [Read more of this post]
Australia drops in World Economic Forum Tech Study
In the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011: Transformations 2.0, Australia ranks 17th in the Network Readiness Index, with New Zealand right behind at 18.
That’s a drop of one place for Australia, which was ranked 16th in the 2009-2010 report.
via World Economic Forum Tech Study Shows U.S. Lagging –... [Read more of this post]
Half of all tweets generated by just 20K elite users
A new report from Yahoo! Research has used Twitter in an attempt to answer Lasswell’s maxim: “who says what to whom in what channel with what effect”.
The report, Who Says What to Whom on Twitter | Yahoo! Research, found that 50% of all tweets consumed are generated by just 20,000 elite users.
For the purposes of the study, they classified... [Read more of this post]
From the birth of a word, to the intersection of media and conversation
This is an absolutely must-see TED talk. Having seen a preview a few weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to see the amazing data visualisations that would come out of five years of video and audio analysis around a baby learning how to talk.
That was cool enough. What I didn’t expect was how Deb Roy has since applied his research in language acquisition... [Read more of this post]
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