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Twitter changes: 20 hits and misses from the social network's history | Technology | theguardian.com
History of Twitter - those features we've come to love - and some that flopped - , anyone?
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yesterday
Chartbeat tries to fight the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics — Tech News and Analysis
Last month, Chartbeat became the first measurement company to have a metric based on attention accredited by the Media Rating Council, the body that determines what standards can be used to buy and sell advertising online. Now, the company has put the documents and reference material it supplied in order to get accredited — a process that took more than six months worth of interviews and in-depth review of every aspect of the company’s business — and putting them all online where anyone can examine and/or learn from them.
analytics  metrics  audience  chartbeat 
yesterday
On Local: Monetize Passion, Not Pageviews: A Q&A with Jim Brady — Captivate Us — Medium
"I don’t need a million people every month, I just need the right 150,000." A Q&A with -
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yesterday
The shame of poor teeth in a rich world – Sarah Smarsh – Aeon
"The problem of the 21st century is that of the class line." Something rarely discussed in America.
from twitter
yesterday
The Code [Literally] To What Lies Between The Click And The Share. Yours, For Free... Really. - Upworthy Insider
"Clicks and pageviews, long the industry standards, are drastically ill-equipped for the job. Even the share isn’t a surefire measure that the user has spent any time engaging with the content itself. It’s in everyone’s interest — from publishers to readers to advertisers — to move to a metric that more fully measures attention spent consuming content. In other words, the best way to answer the question is to measure what happens between the click and the share. Enter Attention Minutes."
analytics  code  engagement  audience  attention 
2 days ago
When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR
I love your chart, but colorblind people can't read it.
from twitter
2 days ago
Untitled (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141022104403-11263543-how-ben-bradlee-s-outrageous-use-of-white-privilege-changed-my-life)
RT : “We have GOT to make an effort to include voices besides our own in this goddamned newspaper.” -Ben Bradlee
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2 days ago
Live: Updates from Ottawa after attacks | Toronto Star
RT : Minister of Employment Jason Kenney confirms the soldier shot in Ottawa is dead
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2 days ago
Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code - NYTimes.com
"A new educational institution, the coding boot camp, is quietly emerging as the vocational school for the digital age, devoted to creating software developers."
code  programming  education  ideas  2014 
2 days ago
Inside Gannett's editorial innovation lab - Digiday
Storm Tracker, Election Tracker, Fugitives Next Door, Harvest of Change, plus more innovative projects from Gannett -
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4 days ago
Audio offers 'huge opportunity' for publishers | Media news
"The audience that uses the audio portion of our [app] digital edition is probably our most engaged." - Economist VP
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4 days ago
How A Former Public Radio Man Is Helping To Reinvent Advertising With His New Podcast - Forbes
I missed this in Sept.: Planet Money's Alex Blumberg starts new venture - in podcasting.
from twitter
4 days ago
NCSES RCG 2010 DST 3_1
Look at 2010 data: 59,000 male graduates, 13,000 female. Something is going on.
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5 days ago
First-person narratives in journalism « Teaching Online Journalism
First-person narratives in journalism - that Siri essay, and the hate some journalists feel for personal writing -
from twitter
5 days ago
African American woman Photoshopped into Tom Corbett's campaign picture | Daily Mail Online
Photoshop-gate! Republican governor running for re-election in PA has a black woman added to a photo of him w crowd.
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6 days ago
Where Wizards Stay Up Late | Katie HafnerKatie Hafner |
Oh yeah, I'm steering clear for sure. I read Where Wizards Stay Up Late at least twice - - love that.
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6 days ago
Untitled (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/tech-companies-need-to-hack-workplace-culture-not-female-biology)
And another: "If tech companies want to attract more women ... there are deeper, cultural issues to address."
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6 days ago
Untitled (http://readwrite.com/2014/10/17/gamergate-brianna-wu-death-threats-xojane)
Shattering girls' confidence - a big link between two stories I've tweeted today (1) (2)
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6 days ago
Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR
Shattering girls' confidence - a big link between two stories I've tweeted today (1) (2)
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6 days ago
What’s Wrong with Twitter’s Latest Experiment with Broadcasting Favorites — The Message — Medium
"For the users, it’s the social signals that drive the system." How Twitter is screwing itself up -
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6 days ago
The Pain of South Africa, in SoHo - WNYC
A short radio story about British playwright debbie tucker green's play set in South Africa -
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6 days ago
The Bad News About the News | Brookings Institution
Good charts herein illustrate the decline of journalism, advertising, newspapers, etc. By Bob Kaiser
journalism  charts  2014  wapo 
7 days ago
What is Comics Journalism? (Part One)
What Is Comics Journalism? The illustrated guide, by -
from twitter
7 days ago
Needing NoDI (normal democratic information)? The problem of information poverty in post-industrial society
Information, Communication & Society - Volume 18, Issue 1

"The paper addresses one of the main paradoxes of post-industrial society: information poverty. While digital divides of various types have been extensively theorized and researched, the actual condition of the information poor – those at the wrong end of socioeconomic information-divides – has not received sufficient attention. Yet if advanced nations have ‘informatized’ and thus become, at least in some measure, information societies, the plight of those lacking the definitive resource ought surely to be high on academic and political agendas. The article reviews the scattered multidisciplinary literature on the condition, confirming the iron link between economic poverty and information poverty, while also registering cultural and behavioural dimensions. Building on such work, a focused, up-to-date and, it is believed, original conception is able to be introduced, namely, information poverty as a deficiency in certain taken-for-granted categories of political and cognate information, or normal democratic information (NoDI). The new construct is then trialled in the field, among a sample of severely disadvantaged men in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The informants are indeed found to be, by and large, wanting in these key categories of information, an epistemic pathology that reflects and reinforces their material malaise. The article concludes that the ‘option for the poor’ – the political duty of care for the worst off – in the twenty-first century demands new modes of State action to combat an acute and increasingly salient social problem."
research  democracy  digitaldivide  global  2014 
7 days ago
Civility 2.0: A comparative analysis of incivility in online political discussion
Information, Communication & Society - Volume 18, Issue 2

"In an effort to clean up user comment sections, news organizations have turned to Facebook, the world's largest social network site, as a way to make users more identifiable and accountable for the content they produce. It is hypothesized that users leaving comments via their Facebook profile will be less likely to engage in uncivil and impolite discussion, even when it comes to discussing politically sensitive and potentially divisive issues. By analysing the content of discussion as it occurs in response to political news content on the Washington Post Facebook, and comparing it to that which occurs on the Washington Post website where users are afforded a relatively high level of anonymity, the present study determines the extent to which Facebook increases the level of civility and impoliteness in an area of political discussion renowned for uncivil and impolite communicative behaviour. In line with earlier theories of social interaction, the paper finds that political discussion on The Washington Post website is significantly more likely to be uncivil than discussion of the same content on the Washington Post Facebook page. Moreover, the incivility and impoliteness on the Washington Post website are significantly more likely to be directed towards other participants in the discussion compared to The Washington Post Facebook page."
research  forums  discussion  comments  facebook  2014 
7 days ago
Follow the rules and no one will get hurt: Performing boundary work to avoid negative interactions when using social network sites
Information, Communication & Society - Volume 18, Issue 2

"Social network sites (SNSs), like Facebook, have widespread appeal among emerging adults, yet they also present the potential for negative interactions. Interviews (N = 227) with emerging adults from Wave 3 of the National Study of Youth and Religion reveal the boundary work emerging adults undergo to limit negative SNS interactions and how they navigate the dynamic and permeable boundaries between positive and negative interactions. This work includes following three informal rules meant to limit negative interactions: do not share excessive personal information, do not spy on or stalk other users, and make online friendships with people one already knows. Several important implications result from this boundary work: crossing boundaries can have negative offline and online consequences, following the informal rules helps stabilize SNS communities by limiting the potential and severity of harmful interactions, and SNS may be popular among emerging adults but some disenchantment is not uncommon and some emerging adults may not use SNS as a result."
research  boundaries  socialnetworks  socialmedia  2014 
7 days ago
Using Twitter to mobilize protest action: Online mobilization patterns and action repertoires in the Occupy Wall Street, Indignados, and Aganaktismenoi movements
Information, Communication & Society - Volume 18, Issue 2

"The extensive use of social media for protest purposes was a distinctive feature of the recent protest events in Spain, Greece, and the United States. Like the Occupy Wall Street protesters in the United States, the indignant activists of Spain and Greece protested against unjust, unequal, and corrupt political and economic institutions marked by the arrogance of those in power. Social media can potentially change or contribute to the political communication, mobilization, and organization of social movements. To what extent did these three movements use social media in such ways? To answer this question a comparative content analysis of tweets sent during the heydays of each of the campaigns is conducted. The results indicate that, although Twitter was used significantly for political discussion and to communicate protest information, calls for participation were not predominant. Only a very small minority of tweets referred to protest organization and coordination issues. Furthermore, comparing the actual content of the Twitter information exchanges reveals similarities as well as differences among the three movements, which can be explained by the different national contexts."
research  protest  democracy  twitter  occupy  2014 
7 days ago
Telling the story of the stories: Online content curation and digital engagement
Information, Communication & Society - Volume 18, Issue 2

"This article explores tensions between the imaginaries and material hindrances that accompany the development of digital infrastructures for narrative exchange and public engagement. Digital infrastructures allow civil society organizations to become narrators of their community lives, and to express solidarity and recognition. Often full development and implementation of such infrastructures result in drastic changes to an organization's mode of operation. Drawing from empirical material collected during an action research project with an organization of community reporters in the North of England, here we examine the visions of ‘telling the story of the stories’ that motivated such changes, the experiments in web analytics and content curation that in practice realized these visions and the socio-economic contexts that constrained them. We attend to the wider social imaginaries about the digital as they help us understand better how social actors construct the worlds they want to inhabit within information society through mundane everyday practices. Examining how perceptions of digital engagement translate into such concrete practices is necessary in order to gain insight into the ways in which material infrastructures, such as resources and technologies, intertwine with social and cultural expectations about how life should be with digital technologies."
research  curation  engagement  2014 
7 days ago
Made my first .gif and hope you’re tuned into our... - re:mark
The A to Z of Kenyan Twitter: : I made my first gif and made it just for Tumblr.
from twitter
7 days ago
UF Presidential Search Committee Moves Forward with Two Candidates | WUFT News
Of two final candidates, one expected to be chosen today as next president of :
from twitter
9 days ago
(500) https://ijnet.org/en/blog/seven-mobile-apps-creating-quick-multimedia-extra
7 mobile apps to help reporters quickly produce compelling photos, video clips, charts - on the fly -
from twitter
10 days ago
Tips for news organisations to engage new audiences | Media news
Role of short blogs, short videos, short answers, in engaging mobile news audiences:
from twitter
10 days ago
Infographic Competition: Raising Awareness to End Impunity | Visually Blog
Graphic design contest (deadline Oct. 17): Raise awareness about journalists killed in action worldwide since 2006.
from twitter
10 days ago
BuzzFeed Names Dao Nguyen Publisher | Re/code
Dao Nguyen, BuzzFeed director of growth, now the publisher: Who is Nguyen? /via
from twitter
10 days ago
Anatomy of a Tumblr — Medium
This story about how a hit Tumblr was developed - so many good ideas!
from twitter
10 days ago
Dean of Students Office UF - Conflict Resolution
FACULTY/STUDENT RESOLUTION PROCESS SUMMARY AND TIPS
uf  plagiarism 
11 days ago
Five types of content curation tools for journalists
Includes Spundge, Thinglink, Flipboard, Storify, PopcornMaker, and some others lesser known. LINKS to all of them. Short descriptions too.
curation  journalism  tools 
12 days ago
The New Global Journalism | Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Three interrelated trends:
(1) citizens living through events can tell the world about them directly via a range of digital technologies.
(2) journalists themselves have the ability to report on some events, particularly breaking news, without physically being there.  
(3) the financial pressures that digital technology have brought to legacy news media have forced many to close their international bureaus.
global  journalism  trends  research  reference 
12 days ago
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