These are my links for September 21st through September 28th:
Jonathan Stray » Designing journalism to be used – “News can no longer be (only) about the mass update. Stories need to be targeted to those who might be able to improve the situation. And journalism’s products — which are more than its stories — must be designed to facilitate this.”
MSN Spaces Closing, becomes WP.com — Matt Mullenweg – Windows Live (formerly MSN) Spaces is shutting down and migrating their 30m+ users to WordPress.com. Four years ago I was fairly worried as every internet giant (Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, Google) had a hosted blogging service. Now only Blogger remains, and is firmly in our sights.
Social Media Metrics – “The social media metric that I think does matter and that is difficult to fully qualify is sentiment: the positive or negative mentions of a brand, product, service, whatever.”
Georgie Anne Geyer: The cyber future of reporting, delivering, packaging news – news-herald.com – “When the term “citizen-journalist” was being batted around the conversation — average citizens, anywhere, using their phone cameras to send in photos and comments — this lady was miffed. “I object to citizen-journalist,” she said in sardonic tones. “I surely wouldn’t want to be operated on by a citizen-doctor. And I doubt that people are more connected in this way — probably they are less so.”” YAWN