Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Top 5 Corporate Twitter Disasters

I just received an interesting email from LinkedIn, letting me know about a recent feature that Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite, wrote about Twitter. I thought it was really interesting because so many people use social media to its full potential and this has increased over the past few years, however Twitter showed how so many people could get it wrong.

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Even the FBI use Twitter!

Reuters published an interesting news story today at 12.07pm, talking about the fact that social media can be used as a potenetial breeding ground for securities fraud. Certain FBI agents use Twitter and Facebook for tips and use them for certain investigations, one in particular is the insider trading in the $2 trillion hedge fund industry.  Read the rest of this entry

Do ‘hyper-local’ news websites work?

I have read a selection of articles and papers on the success of ‘hyper-local’ news websites. A few of these show how they work and how they do not work. I personally feel that they provide a gap in the market, but some require more change and entrepreneurial thinking , to make sure they run successfully.  Read the rest of this entry

Social Media: gift or trap?

I have previously mentioned that Twitter can be a dangerous tool of social media and recent events have shown that. I was lucky to have a lecture today that spoke deeply into whether social media is a gift or trap. I am very torn between the two views and even after the lecture I still felt torn. I am hoping that through some recapping on this blog post I will come to some conclusion.

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My Online Revolution Project: Twitter

Over the past few weeks of evaluating readings, publications and blogs, I have finally come to a conclusion on what I want to base my 6000 word research project on. In my Online Revolution seminar session I was required to do a presentation on my overall proposal, so I thought I would share this with you and see what you think. 

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Twitter Can Be Dangerous

Newsnight image: BBC News Website

In recent events it is evident that Twitter can be a very dangerous tool. The most recent Twitter story is about the Tory chairman Lord McAlpine and how he has been ambushed with false speculation through the internet, that he was the paedophile mentioned in the allegations on the BBC’s Newsnight. Within the past two weeks alone, Twitter has made an impact on many events such as the resignation of the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, Ian Overton, followed then by George Entwhistle, director general of the BBC. Read the rest of this entry

What’s the use in Twitter?

“Twitter is one of a range of new social media technologies that allow for the online and instant dissemination of short fragments of data from a variety of official and unofficial sources.” (Hermida, 2010). Read the rest of this entry

The Future for Local and Regional Media.

This week I am taking a look into our local and regional media and whether it is under threat or not?

After reading this Publication from Parliament , which gives in-depth statics and research, I have come to the conclusion that  local/regional media is troubled not under threat. However it is important to note that this publication was created between the years 2009-2010, so things may have changed.  Read the rest of this entry

The Rise of Social Media and its Impact on Mainstream Journalism. Nic Newman.

Twitter Revolution by cartoonist Mike Luckovich.

When reading Nic Newman’s working paper: ‘The rise of social media and its impact on mainstream journalism’, a few topics arose which I found rather interesting. Firstly the success and falls of social media (mainly focusing on Twitter) and the relationship created from social media that you do not see in mainstream journalism. Read the rest of this entry