Interesting reads (weekly)

  • Just a brilliant read – highly recommended, and thought-provoking. FWIW, I could never do this – I like following people – but I started using lists far more aggressively several months ago, and it’s made an enormous difference to the content I see every day. Also my Tweetdeck columns are essential. “I decided to unfollow everyone. Yes, everyone. No exceptions. From one day to another. And instead of relying on a combination of Twitter Lists and my home timeline, which is what I have been doing for years already, I decided to be brave enough and see whether I could survive just with Twitter Lists and following zero people and witness, first hand, whether the conversations moved elsewhere. Or not. Eventually, I wanted to see how disruptive such bold move would be like on how we use Twitter today.”

    tags: twitter

  • How BuzzFeed, The Economist, The New York Times, Quartz, Vox, and Yahoo News slim down a day’s worth of news into manageable forms.

    tags: apps platforms distribution

  • Saw this, thought of Facebook’s Instant Articles.

    “Platforms can create revenue models where a CMS cannot…any such platform solves problems with the open, flat, flexible common standard by moving it into a richer, more powerful and sophisticated but also in some sense closed and proprietary place. “

    tags: platforms distribution audience

  • ICYMI, Trinity Mirror Regionals is about to introduce a new structure/culture for its newsrooms, including audience goals. This has generated a lot of heat from various people who have gone straight to Defcom One without understanding the details. This, by David Higgerson, endeavours to pierce the fog of suspicion and misinformation… “Journalism has changed. It can’t just be about shouting for attention. Readers expect to be listened to, and their views taken into account. The right use of audience data enables that to happen every day.”

    tags: audience Trinity Mirror Regionals data

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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About Alison Gow

I'm a journalist, particularly interested in story-telling, networks and digital innovation.
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