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?
This is my boss, Karl. He's a career journalist who, like me, is enthusiastic about the possibilities opened up by new technologies. This whole post, picture included, has been created on a hand-held device, published over the mobile phone network, to a CMS that's free, and which is hosted for only a few pounds a month - certainly for less than I spend on coffee in a week.
That's exciting, because of the possibilities for in-the-field journalism it opens up. This should be an exciting time for journalists. Our ability to get to news, record it and share it with the world is higher than it's ever been. So why are there do few people like Karl? Why do so many journalists regard the whole business as something to be challenged, ignored or even soundly mocked?
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.