Category Archives: social media

Facebook and the blue pill of news

“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe” * I read a Roy Greenslade blog post today about Facebook, and it made me thoughtful about our attitudes towards … Continue reading

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Facebook and cookies n milk journalism

Here’s a paragraph from an article on Digiday earlier today: On the PopSugar Moms Facebook page, PopSugar’s most popular page with nearly a million likes, most videos surpass 100,000 views. A few have cracked a million views.This video about milk-and-cookie shot … Continue reading

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Off with their heads! Crimes against cropping in tweets

Update: Some more cropping tools. This one, which is – I think – called Favicon Generator, was suggested by @ourman and Twitshot by @xxnapoleonsolo. Thanks chaps. When it comes to critiquing others’ work, I am very much of the ‘there but for the … Continue reading

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Six thoughts on emerging opportunities for journalism

Attending the Society of Editors* conference on November 10 and 11 meant a trip back to my old stamping ground of Southampton. I spent several years there in the ’90s with the Southern Daily Echo (editor Ian Murray completed his term as SoE president this … Continue reading

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Social media has wrecked my blog*

I am a lazy blogger but it’s not my fault. Twitter and Diigo are to blame for my indolence, and Blogger has a part to play in it too. You see, it’s so easy to just tweet a link, perhaps with … Continue reading

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Tweetdeck: A short user guide to getting the most out of it

(Photo credit: estherbester) I ran my first Webex training session this week; it was a 45 minute run-through of How To Be a Tweetdeck Ninja, which contained my tips for getting the most out of Facebook. Ahem.I’ve used Tweetdeck for years and … Continue reading

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Shifting my social media life around

I bit the bullet today and made myself a Facebook page. I’d actually created it a few months ago, but I didn’t publish it because it seemed a bit, well, extravagant – I have a Facebook profile, I’m on all the … Continue reading

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Definitely NOT another ‘How Journalists Should Use Pinterest’ post.

I’ve read various articles recently about Why Companies Should Be Using Pinterest (I haven’t saved any of them, but Zemanta will no doubt provide the latest selection as I write this – it’s like trying to put down a hydra). However, … Continue reading

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Tweeting and filming council meetings? Oh, go on then….

The Daily Post’s Right to Tweet campaign continues to roll forward (we even made Roy Greenslade‘s blog) but since we’ve launched it there have been a number of other instances of newspaper journalists and councillors falling foul of the ‘can … Continue reading

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Why does live tweeting put councils in a spin?

The issue of tweeting in the council chamber has caused some debate lately, and I’m happy to hold my hand up as someone who helped the discussions along.I’ve also been ridiculously busy at work, and so there hasn’t been much … Continue reading

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