Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shifting to Google Apps from Microsoft – not a trend… yet.

In its article A Microsoft Horror Story: Newspaper Chain Is Switching 8,500 Employees To Google Apps Business Insider says “this isn’t the case of a small business switching from some legacy email system to Gmail while maintaining a huge Microsoft … Continue reading

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Why UGC means never having to say you’re sorry (apparently)

Perhaps I should just have one huge post on user-generated content that gets updated as merited because, to continue with the theme of UGC from the last update, this example shows what happens when a newspaper assumes everyone has the … Continue reading

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UGC: It can’t be a case of something for nothing

Image via Wikipedia Reading Maria Purdy Young’s take on UGC (Citizen Journalism: Something for Nothing Won’t Last Long) I remembered Bild‘s 2008 announcement that it planned to pebbledash basic digital cameras around its potential audience, to try and boost the paper’s … Continue reading

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Testing… testing… Some curation tools compared

Given that curation is the new black*, or at least a popular, effective way to tell stories, the number of tools caluclated to help with gathering and presenting information rises every week. Since I have accounts with any number of … Continue reading

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Do newspaper closures mean news deserts? Maybe… not

Image via Wikipedia I was reading Tom Stites: Layoffs and cutbacks lead to a new world of news deserts this week* and it got me thinking about how (and whether) a newspaper really is intrinsic to the fabric of a … Continue reading

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Your newspaper BMDs column is now live on Twitter

Image via Wikipedia Long ago, when people tended to AskJeeves instead of just Asking, and citing Wikipedia as a source got you a newsdesk hairdrier (so, circa 1994), being rota-ed to do the Births, Deaths and Marriages scan was an … Continue reading

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