Investigate with Twitter

Six days after Ian Tomlinson’s death at the G20 protests in London, Guardian reporter Paul Lewis had twenty reliable witnesses who could be placed on a map at the time of the incident – and only one of them had come from the traditional journalistic tool of a contact number in his notebook.

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Join We Media on Facebook

We’ve just taken the plunge and opened a new “home away from home” on Facebook. Please join us there, become a fan and recommend us to your friends. It’s here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/WeMedia/248421350296) Of course … you can also follow on Twitter (@wemedia) or through email updates or feeds found at: www.wemedia.com/fans. Or go old school and […]

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ExecTweet: Big wigs fart just like everyone else

A new web site called ExecTweet collects Twitter posts from assorted business executives. The site got extraordinary attention on launch this week – here are stories in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others. Why so much interest? Twitter watchers, admirers and detractors have been a-twitter for months debating if/when/how the […]

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Thoughts on Each We Media Game Changer

For the We Media conference, I wrote up essays on each of the Game Changer award winners (Here’s a roundup essay on trends we saw: Crowd-Forging, social good combined with profit. I had conversations with each winner, and they were often wide-ranging probes into the idea of what “we media” is, what it means to […]

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The We Media Game Changers

… and the winners are… Here is a quick rundown of the We Media Game Changer Award-winners. (Full essays on each will be available at the We Media conference and online, soon.) SocialVibe spurs social networkers to choose charities they can reward financially with dollars from sponsors who get a deeply engaged audience. Ze Frank […]

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We Media’s Witnesses: Everything you thought you knew about the news has changed.

The 800 reporters from the world’s news organizations who descended upon Blacksburg, Va., on April 16, 2007, to cover the shootings of students at Virginia Tech quickly discovered an inconvenient truth. Though remote, Blacksburg was hardly isolated. Students, educators and citizens reported the horrific events first-hand through long-established digital and social networks. The news reached […]

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