May 2008 Archives
May 30, 2008
annoy am not* blogging, because I am on holiday on the south Devon coast.
And I'm only posting this because I'm playing with my iPhone, while Lorna gets me a Guinness.
See you all on Monday.
*Note to self - beware the iPhone's autocorrect when posting from the pub.
May 28, 2008
Still not 100% convinced about video comments - but I will be installing the Movable Type Seesmic plugin as soon as they get around to releasing it.
May 27, 2008
Stop doing that thing where you try to create a sumptiously produced theatrical experience called studio-based news. Give me something more like Rocketboom. Give me content not packaging.
Key points from the event last week.
How social media "covered" the Exeter bombing
Do newspapers have the right to just republish material from blogs? Well, how would they feel if bloggers just republished newspaper stories?
I find the idea of separating out the events business very odd - removing one path to making money from online brands seems very short-sighted.
May 26, 2008
What should news organizations stop doing, today, immediately, to make more time for innovation?
May 23, 2008
Computer Weekly are having computer smashing fun, clearly
...then one of our web developers remixes Stuart's Movable Type intro video from a few days ago. And it makes me laugh:
May 22, 2008
Automatically suggests tags via a Wordpress plugin
They provide metrics and ad serving against feeds
Typepad's editing functionality is getting a big upgrade over the next few weeks...
May 21, 2008
May 20, 2008
Here's how I would (tentatively) articulate them:
May 16, 2008
I was trying to work out the other day how long I'd been participating in virtual communities of various sorts, I think the answer is "13 years", starting with a mailing list for a game back in 1995. This is a topic I ought to revisit. I might even explain how I became the Ashtray on the Edge of Oblivion.
But then again, maybe not.
May 14, 2008
We're also having to set up some URL rewriting to handle elements of the change from Windows to Linux that mean case-sensitivity in URLs is an issue.
Oh, and one of our bloggers has used the problems to make a point. Transparency's good, right?
Major newspaper syndicates blogs content. Very interesting.
May 13, 2008
Building on the success of our local elections coverage, when our exclusive live blog gave online readers the opportunity to interact in real time with our journalists at counts across Merseyside and receive instant information, the Daily Post is running a live blog from 7am today until the presses roll during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Staff will update the live blog throughout the day and everyone who logs on will be invited to comment on the work as it unfolds, ask questions or share information with the editorial team.
May 12, 2008
May 11, 2008
A nice dissection of the idea that balance is just "giving both sides of the story". You also need a sense of the relative weight of those sides.
May 8, 2008
Much of this applies just as well to magazines or any journalistic endeavour.
May 6, 2008
May 3, 2008
May 2, 2008