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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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 […]
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 […]
… 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 […]
As Barack Obama took to the floor at the Democratic National Convention, it became utterly apparent to me that this is the year that will change everything. You see, I was perched on my couch in Boston in a familiar position; cross-legged, with my MacBook on my lap, ears perked up, attentive to every word. […]
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 […]