links for 2008-06-30
[Beat Blogging – Using a blog as a conversation starter to engage users](http://www.beatblogging.org/blog/)
“Some posts simply serve to be conversation starters”. I agree but would say that all posts should be conversation otherwise its just shovelware.
[Wordblog » Blog Archive » BBC local web video could boost local news diversity](http://www.wordblog.co.uk/2008/06/29/bbc-local-web-video-could-boost-local-news-diversity/#comments)
Want to blog about this but needed to get a link saved to this great post by Andrew. Back blogging in style
[BBC’s website plans threaten regional groups, but does that matter? | Greenslade | guardian.co.uk](http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/greenslade/2008/06/bbcs_website_plans_threaten_re.html)
Greenslade steps in and quotes Andrew’s post. The comments are interesting to. The work plurality sneaks in and that makes me think back the the EU stuff that recently surfaced.
[Colin Walker » What brings us to social media?](http://colinwalker.me.uk/2008/06/29/what-brings-us-to-social-media/)
Colin ponders what it is that makes us settle on a social media platform.
[Headlines and Deadlines: Networks and Journalism](http://headlinesanddedlines.blogspot.com/2008/06/networks-and-journalism.html)
“Mainstream journalism is like a hunter-gatherer hugging all the food to itself and dispensing it grudgingly, then expecting everyone else to share during the lean times.” Alison Gows wise words