At a Headshift/Six Apart seminar about community-focused publishing…
Time for a Thursday tune:
And, in fact, it’s not just a Thursday tune, it’s a Thursday Tuttle tune, as it was written on one of the Friday morning meetings of the Social Media Cafe in London.
- Guido Fawkes posts where his readers come from. If you think blog are only read by fringe freaks, think again…
- ReadWriteWeb dives into the Technorati State of the Blogosphere data with some serious analysis
- The debate over working styles on the national newspapers continues. Wouldn’t you love to have Roy Greenslade’s inbox?
- Jeff Jarvis is looking for the most commonly-raised objections to fully embracing the web.
- This is what good link journalism looks like.
- And is the whole “Digital Native” idea a massive distraction – or a terrible excuse?
I think – and I’ve heard many others echo the same thought back to me –
that we have to stop talking about whether these tools are useful
to journalists, and start using them to prove that they are.
danger we’re in right now is that many of the people who are most
conversant with these tools, and who are the biggest evangelists, for
them end up getting pulled away from the reporting positions into
central development functions. They stop doing, and start encouraging
others to do. But I think we need more leading by example. And we need
better documentation of good journalism done with new tools. And we
need to find better ways of sharing knowledge of how to use these tools
Let’s see if we can’t make the next six months the period when journalism really gets to grips with these new tools.
Another quick test of iBlogger, this time with a photo.
This is just a quick test post from iBlogger, a blogging app for the iPhone. There are some existing ones out there that support specific platforms, but this supports a whole range.
Better yet, it’s based on ecto, long my favourite Mac blogging software.
But is it any good? Well, this post is coming together pretty well. Impossible to add links in any useful way, of course. But this will be great for quick, newsy posts.
At last! The 2008 Technorati state of the Blogosphere is out. Nice to see it back to being blog-focused rather that being a report into the notional “live web”. The report is being published in five sections over five days. Only section one – Who Are The Bloggers – is up so far.
A couple of interesting things I’ve noted:
- Only about 1.1m blogs are updated in the last week. Now, obviously there’s a large hinterland of abandoned blogs in the rest. Frequency seems to be the exception rather than the rule in the whole of the blogsphere these days.
- The majority of bloggers do NOT live near the largest metropolitan areas – OK, it’s a US finding, but I’m pleased to see that blogging is not a purely urban phenomenon.
- And I think this graph could be very significant for what I do:
Oooh, day 2 went up while I was writing this post.