Citizen Media Watch

februari 13th, 2007

Baiduer launches English language version of blog

Posted by Lotta Holmstrom

Baiduer, a blog focused on immensely popular Chinese search engine Baidu, is now available in English. Since December, Baidu also has a blog search engine, so Baiduer could potentially become a good source for news about the Chinese blogosphere.


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februari 13th, 2007

The Twingly effect

Posted by Lotta Holmstrom

Beta Alfa writes about the increase in the number of links to Svenska Dagbladet articles after the launch of the Twingly link boxes. Bloggers have noticed they get increased traffic if they link to articles where they get pingback links, which is only natural. But the system can have a negative effect if blog posts link to articles just to get an inflow of readers, and without the post being much about the article at all.
Wille writes in the comments that this is a sign of a lacking objectivity in the blogosphere; bloggers write and refer to things that gain the blog and the blogger, but not the blog’s visitors.
Yep, bloggers are not journalists, and should not be forced to be. Though I do fear that backlash.


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februari 13th, 2007

Fiction writing in new ways

Posted by Lotta Holmstrom

SvD writes, in an interesting article by Karolina Andersson, about new ways for writing fiction. A couple of examples: Jennie Dieleman inviting the general public to finish her novel. And the upcoming Swedish version of a British tv show where known authors start a short story, then invite people to submit endings, a jury selects three (why not let the visitors of svt.se vote?), and finally the original author chooses a winner among the top three. The short stories will be published in a paperback edition.
Contributing authors are Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Åsa Larsson, Johanna Hildebrand, Håkan Nesser and Sara Kadefors.


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februari 13th, 2007

AP and NowPublic partnership brings local cit-journ into big media

Posted by Lotta Holmstrom

Interesting partnership between the Associated Press and citizen journalism site NowPublic.com for local news. In a press release the two companies wrote that ”the goal of the effort is to expand the world’s access to news as it happens”. CyberJournalist has more.


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