Tagged: media


Some Ebola Myths

Lots of ebola alarm in the media, one researcher decided do debunk some myths which basically translates to; “don’t panic, especially out of West Africa.” Myth 3 for example: I blame this one on The Hot Zone, which provided graphic descriptions of what could happen with an Ebola infection, including bleeding from every body orifice and […]

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The Monkey Didn’t Do It

A monkey went a bit viral yesterday, in their transparency report the Wikimedia Foundation said they denied a take down request because the photographer didn’t actually own the copyright since the picture in question was taken by the monkey. Multiple media and social media users jumped on it with titles like Wikipedia refuses to delete […]

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Journalisation des médias

Comme Nassif et bien d’autres, je crois qu’il se dessine un nouveau sens commun et qu’il se développe dans l’ombre, dans des niches, et à la périphérie. C’est hors du centre qu’on trouve maintenant les penseurs de demain. —Journalisation des médias

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Redefining The Problem

Great presentation from Activate, more context over at Anil’s. Redefiners: Capturing Media Growth Dollars View more presentations from Activate

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Web Editors

Paul Ford wrote a great post about editors and how they could be useful on the web. Or more precisely, how we are again having problems with search, how we have to find new ways to search and order content and how editors have many of the abilities that could make a difference.

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BBC tells news staff to embrace social media

BBC news journalists have been told to use social media as a primary source of information by Peter Horrocks, the new director of BBC Global News who took over last week. He said it was important for editorial staff to make better use of social media and become more collaborative in producing stories. “This isn’t […]

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Intellectual Pointillism

I’m a big fan of long, continuous texts of course, but I’ve started to think about what digital is doing to my reading and thinking habits as a kind of intellectual pointillism, where my own thoughts and those of many others are forming a kind of continuum. That all these little bits of text, and […]

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Bouhou!

Belle entrée de Bruno qui met le doigt sur un beau bobo dans le raisonnement des médias traditionnels vs les commentaires en ligne. Plus encore, c’est l’éditeur qui décide du rôle du lecteur dans son média: s’il veut des commentaires anonymes et imbéciles, il aura des commentaires anonymes et imbéciles. S’il veut des commentaires enrichissant, […]

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Why Twitter Will Endure

“Anything that is useful to both dissidents in Iran and Martha Stewart has a lot going for it; Twitter has more raw capability for users than anything since e-mail,” said Clay Shirky, who wrote “Here Comes Everybody,” a book about social media. “It will be hard to wait out Twitter because it is lightweight, endlessly […]

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Mag+

Gooooorgeous demo vidéo for the Mag+ concept. Lots of great interface stuff, great video explanation and I love the “touch table” they use for their explanations. Also see some more details on the BERG blog.

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RITtv: Clay Shirky: The Social Media Revolution

GRITtv: Clay Shirky: The Social Media Revolution Uploaded by visionontv. – Explore more science and tech videos.

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Imbéciles

Seen on the shelves: magazine praizing beautiful 40 year old women… by picturing Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni and Jennifer Aniston. The goal is great. The execution, not so much. How about showing real women? Impossibly perfect 40 year old women aren’t any more realistic than using 15 year olds to sell anti wrinkle cream and […]

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Build Your Own Flow

Most media, like television, used to be a kind of flow. You’d sit down, you’d turn it on and you’d watch. The reason advertising is completely broken is that the flow doesn’t exist anymore. There’s no prime time. There’s no such thing as must-see TV. Everyone’s composing their own flow. And once you start becoming […]

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Target Micromedia

What we’ve found: When it comes to spreading a story, the mainstream media isn’t as important as the micromedia. Being written up at the right blogs has had way more impact for us than the press we’ve gotten in big-circulation publications. —Target micromedia

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Small Worlds v Big World

We are already suffering from the bleed over of commentary in one small world showing up without context in others: have you tried to make sense of the twittered Friendfeed comments, where the thread is lost? … It may seem negative to say it, but we need less crossover in these activities. Spuriously updating your […]

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