January 30th, 2009
We didn’t get around to posting our links of the week last Friday, so this week’s edition is extra long. Rest assured, you’ll want to bear with us. These are some good reads:
Being an active social media participant can build one’s social capital, but the concept of social capital isn’t new at all. Taylor Davidson from Unstructured Ventures chews on that last piece for a bit.
Live blogging platform CoverItLive gets a business model. If you don’t like CoverItLive, perhaps it’s a good time to consider live blogging in general?
Want to save your job? Of course you do, especially if you’re an online editor. Danny Sanchez from Journalistopia, once again, hits the nail on the head with this handy list of 10 things online editors can do to save their jobs.
Gina Chen from Save the Media shows journalists how they can use Facebook to do their jobs better.
Social media, SEO and other new media weapons are great at your disposal, but is your news organization doing enough to change the way it covers the news to survive? Mark Briggs from Journalism 2.0 wants to know.
Want to incorporate Twitter into your job? Bridget Ayers from The Get Smart Blog lists some Twitter tools you may have never heard of.
Konstanze Alex Brown takes a more philosophical approach to Twitter with her post, “Micro Blogging: Knowledge in the Cloud.”
Want to know how not to be an online influencer? Read this.
If you’re on Twitter, there’s a good chance your success isn’t being tracked correctly. Ask your analytics folks if this is possible.
Amy Gahran from Poynter writes this post explaining Pew’s stance on social media, and how it could be bigger than we all think.
If you’re a reporter, editor or producer and you want to really put your ear to the ground — cough, cough — Chris Brogan lists some easy ways you can tune in to the conversation.
Mathew Ingram from The Globe and Mail just wrote this great post for the Nieman Lab about his public policy wiki project. Fascinating.
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