Online media: Finding balance between stock & flow

I’m grateful to Lloyd Shepherd for the point to a post by Robin Sloan called Stock & Flow. Recalling studying for his degree in economics, Robin recalls: There are two kinds of quantities in the world. Stock is a sta­tic value: money in the bank, or trees in the for est. Flow is a rate…… Continue reading Online media: Finding balance between stock & flow

Telling stories

In the middle of explaining some social media stuff recently, I was pulled up short and given a useful dressing down. “You’re using too many words,” they said, or something to that effect. “What you mean is that just like people had to learn how to use Powerpoint ten years ago, if they wanted to…… Continue reading Telling stories

Telling stories

In the middle of explaining some social media stuff recently, I was pulled up short and given a useful dressing down. “You’re using too many words,” they said, or something to that effect. “What you mean is that just like people had to learn how to use Powerpoint ten years ago, if they wanted to…… Continue reading Telling stories

Telling stories

In the middle of explaining some social media stuff recently, I was pulled up short and given a useful dressing down. “You’re using too many words,” they said, or something to that effect. “What you mean is that just like people had to learn how to use Powerpoint ten years ago, if they wanted to…… Continue reading Telling stories

Here come the MetaSocNets?

Yep, you heard that right: 2009 could be a year of MetaSocNets. That is to say meta-social networks, services that give you access to all of your social networks in one place, a bit like the way that Adium will give you access to all of your IM accounts in one package. And it could…… Continue reading Here come the MetaSocNets?

People’s News: social media and newsgathering in 2008

The staff of NowPublic, the “particpatory news network” as it describes itself, has picked a list of the top 10 stories from 2008 in which social media played a role. 2008’s Top 10 Moments in User-Generated News 1.    Mumbai attacks 2.    Natural disasters: Emergency info 3.    SF Olympic torch relay protests 4.    Obama and “Bittergate”…… Continue reading People’s News: social media and newsgathering in 2008

Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you that might do some real good: teach someone at work or in your family how to use social media tools. Actually New Year’s Resolution is too weak a way to frame this. It’s a call to arms. A plea to your humanity. Feeling revolutionary itch but not sure…… Continue reading Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you that might do some real good: teach someone at work or in your family how to use social media tools. Actually New Year’s Resolution is too weak a way to frame this. It’s a call to arms. A plea to your humanity. Feeling revolutionary itch but not sure…… Continue reading Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you that might do some real good: teach someone at work or in your family how to use social media tools. Actually New Year’s Resolution is too weak a way to frame this. It’s a call to arms. A plea to your humanity. Feeling revolutionary itch but not sure…… Continue reading Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Un-filtered news: Twitter, the BBC and Mumbai

Media Guardian carries a timely analysis of some of the discussion of Twitter informing, in some cases becoming part of, the coverage of the terrorist attrocities in Mumbai.  It picks up on a blog post by Steve Herman, editor of the BBC News website:    As for the Twitter messages we were monitoring, most did…… Continue reading Un-filtered news: Twitter, the BBC and Mumbai