I've been reading...
14 October 2010 Reading Time:
This is some of the stuff that’s crossed my eyes between October 10th through October 14th:
The Public Domain Mark – Creative Commons – Creative Commons announces the release of its Public Domain Mark, a tool that enables works free of known copyright restrictions to be labeled in a way that allows them to be easily discovered over the Internet.
Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars – The Complete Guide – Robin Good has a multipart series on news curation and it’s, well, Good!
Poll: When should you retweet the competition? – Lost Remote – “When (if ever) should a news organization retweet something from a competing news organization?” aks lost remote. The results are an excellent example of the ‘polite to your face, rude to your back’ school of linking
Kinetic typography as a storytelling technique – If you’re asking “What the hell is that” then this post, with great examples is for you.
BBC adopts thoughtful guidelines on social media | Reportr.net – Alf thinks that the new approach to social media ” is a tacit acknowledgement that different social media sites and services have their own rules and patterns of behaviour. The BBC is essentially a guest in these spaces.”
Tips & Tricks: Sharing Google Docs Like a Pro – Official Google Docs Blog – “We’ve explained our new sharing model before, but, in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness month, we want to make sure you’re aware of your options for sharing your documents.”
Blogging and Journalism; Form and Function – One Man and His Blog – “the most common category error I see around blogging and journalism is hacks shoving straight inverted pyramid, 350 word news stories (or opinion pieces) into a blog and calling it blogging.”
Manchester police tweets – live data visualisation by the MEN | Online Journalism Blog – Paul highlights the MEN quick and dirty visulisation of Greater Manchester Police, day long, tweet
Data, journalism and your career | Knight Digital Media Center Weblog – Is data boring? Not according to Jerry Monti
Local newspaper data journalism – school admissions in Birmingham – Paul Bradshaw picks up a great example of local data journalism from the Birmingham mail picked up