Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Charles Arthur on how the long tail of blogging is dying....
Certainly that seems to be true. It's much easier to tweet than commit to a blog unless you've got something that has to be said in depth.
Meanwhile John Naughton is more optimistic for print journalists.....
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Gordon Brown: the internet is changing foreign policy
In an interview with the Guardian, the PM says that foreign policy can no longer be down to a few elites as the Twitter revolution in Iran has shown over the past few days....
In regards to humanitarian crises he claims:
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Today reports on the importance of blogging/Twitter/Facebook in the Iranian election aftermath....Turi Munthe points out the second language on the web is Farsi.....points out that we are only hearing a self-selecting constituency - Western
It takes a few days for social networks to be up and running he points out.
Follow the hashtag #iranelection as the best on Twitter
Also some pictures out of Iran - thanks once again to Richard Sambrook....
PS The US state dept gets involved- although at time of writing Twitter appears to be down for maintenance
Monday, June 15, 2009
Iran and the media
Just been watching the extraordinary scenes in Iran - amazing stuff. On C4 News as Charlie Beckett points out, Lindsay Hilsum had to have her track voiced by someone else although she later managed to do a live with Jon Snow. On Twitter Stephen Fry has been listing functional proxies.
There are striking pictures here - although Getty and AP not UGC...
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Putting it all together...
Thanks to Richard Sambrook for linking to this on Twitter - this is Mashable's guide to tracking the Iran election with social media....just what I've been looking for for the next piece of research I'm thinking of doing.....(if the link doesnt work then try http://mashable.com/2009/06/14/new-media-iran/)