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Engagement, shovelware, magic bullets, and expanding the idea of journalism: Six themes from ISOJ | Mark Coddington
As expected, this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (my first) was an illuminating collision between the academic and practical sides of journalism — I’m sure most everyone left with a full set of ideas for newsroom initiatives, research projects, and the like. But if any of them are like me, they probably also find it difficult to properly process and mentally organize 40 presentations over the span of two days.
journalism  media  newspapers  social  business  twitter  research  conferences  community  aggregation 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge» Blog Archive » FOMO and Social Media
FOMO —Fear of Missing Out— is a great motivator of human behavior, and I think a crucial key to understanding social software, and why it works the way it does. Many people have studied the game mechanics that keep people collecting things (points, trophies, check-ins, mayorships, kudos). Others have studied how the neurochemistry that keeps us checking Facebook every five minutes is similar to the neurochemistry fueling addiction. Social media has made us even more aware of the things we are missing out on. You’re home alone, but watching your friends status updates tell of a great party happening somewhere. You are aware of more parties than ever before. And, like gym memberships, adding Bergman movies to your Netflix queue and piling up unread copies of the New Yorker, watching these feeds gives you a sense that you’re participating, not missing out, even when you are.
attention  social  media  conferences  behavior  games  sxsw  facebook 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
South by Southwest Interactive - SXSW 2011 Analysis - Popular Mechanics
Perhaps the greatest realization of this window into the future, though, is that for all the criticism modern gadgets and technology get for serving as half-hearted simulacrums for real-life social interaction, a fully wired world may just be the most social (and fun) one imaginable. That is, until our phone batteries die.
sxsw  conferences  austin  mobile  social  location  technology 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Boredom Enthusiasts Discover the Pleasures of Understimulation -
Journalist and author Naomi Alderman spoke about the difficulty of having to observe the Jewish Sabbath as a child. Her talk, "What It's Like to Do Almost Nothing Interesting for 25 Hours a Week," ended on an unexpected, touching note. "When we learn to tolerate boredom," she said, "we find out who we really are."
religion  spirituality  attention  psychology  judaism  conferences  uk 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
HPCwire: A Virtual Conference for a Volatile World
Given that a volcano in Iceland has now caused the greatest air traffic stoppage since 9/11 and that many predicted the H1N1 flu this past winter would do the same, HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Opportunities could not have been more timely. If this cloud of volcanic ash does not go away soon, more and more conferences, business meetings, and other events will need to be scheduled virtually. HASTAC 2010 offers us an excellent preview of how it can happen.
technology  conferences  online  messaging  attention 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Bringing vampires back home? | Reuters
"The new breed of vampires are far from monstrous, they are glamorous and sexy and have an emotional side," she said. "Their (teenagers') attraction to vampire figures provides a safe way for them to acknowledge these desires."
movies  books  fiction  creativity  sex  power  conferences 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Social Media: 4 tips for shooting live events
"Last month social media consultant and photographer Josh Hallet (Hyku on Flickr) not only took some spectacular photos at BlogHer under difficult lighting conditions — but also managed to upload them in near real time. I asked Josh for his tips, and here they are."
photography  online  journalism  blogging  conferences  flickr  documentary 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Twitter / Jon Gordon
"The term 'legacy media' is being thrown around here at NewsTools2008 to describe MSM journalists like me. The term makes me bristle."
journalism  newspapers  media  conferences  newstools2008 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Twitter / Mary Hodder
"When I started saying 'legacy media' 10 yrs ago newsy people were offended. 5 or 2-same. At #Newstools news people r referring to themselves"
newspapers  media  journalism  conferences  newstools2008 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge What does a politics of inclusion REALLY look like?
"[M]y feeling is that conversations about racism need to grow up and include all the multiple ways we interact whether they be reproducing hierarchies or transgressing historical problems. Maybe we need a new vocabulary, I don't know."
race  feminism  conferences  women  gender  identity  presence 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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