Tag: twitter

by Julie Keck

It’s hard starting a Twitter account from scratch. Not only do you not know who to follow (start with @LouisCK and @PBSMediaShift, then work outward from there), but it seems almost impossible to get people to follow you. And how can you develop your personal brand / spread your beliefs /  be on the cutting [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix launches in France to hostile reception (David Chazan / The Telegraph) 2. In latest volley against Amazon, Hachette’s writers target its board (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. There’s a new $23 million venture fund for government startups (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. How AOL has quietly become a digital video powerhouse [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. White House names Google’s Megan Smith the next Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Nancy Scola / Washington Post) 2. The newsonomics of the Washington Post and New York Times network wars (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 3. Former [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Hashtag activism, sometimes derisively called “slacktivism,” has become de rigueur as more people use social networks to spread memes, gather signatures and raise awareness of important issues. But the practice has also come under scrutiny because it might take the place of more real-world action; most often, hashtag activism doesn’t lead to protests in the [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story (Ethan Zuckerman) 2. Chasing clicks: Journalists say one thing but feel pressure to do another (Angèle Christin / Nieman Lab) 3. Want to see Aziz Ansari’s next stand-up show? Check Twitter, then give him your phone number (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. That’s not #funny: Higher ed’s least clever Twitter accounts (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Colleges expand into mobile content management (Steve Zurier / EdTech Magazine) 3. Intermediate level projects with Scratch: Random shapes on demand (Dylan Ryder / Edutopia) 4. A snapshot of kids’ language and literacy apps (Anna Ly [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter to suspend accounts of anyone tweeting graphic images of journalist’s alleged execution (Siraj Datoo / BuzzFeed) 2. How Reddit created the world’s largest dialogue between scientists and the general public (Simon Owens) 3. Al Jazeera America’s problem: It’s a cable operation built for a pre-digital age (Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. [...] more »

by Faraz Sanei

On July 31, a prominent Iranian journalist tweeted, “Saba’s mother has now joined Twitter.” Saba’s mother Akram Mohammadi, had just given an interview about her daughter Saba’s agonizing 65 days of pretrial detention at an unknown location. Unidentified security officials had arrested Saba Azarpaik, a Tehran-based journalist, on May 28. A few hours later, the Twitter account linked [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As data overflows online, researchers grapple with ethics (Vindu Goel / New York Times) 2. Gawker blocks all images to protect staff from abuse. Now what about everyone else? (Paul Carr / PandoDaily) 3. Is Twitter the worst place or the best after someone famous dies? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Over 4,000 BuzzFeed [...] more »

by Erica Salkin

“For our semester project,” I announced to my SP402 class last spring, “you will plan, create multimedia content for, and launch a website dedicated to a shared topic.” The students of this upper-division course — mainly juniors and seniors — looked at each other and then me, bewildered. Evidently that was not what they expected [...] more »