I didn’t blog every day for a month. I didn’t miss by much, but it’s definitely easier to be disciplined about it at home than it is on the road. I thought it would be a good experiment, writing slightly longer, compared to a tweet, and it often felt satisfying to mash the publish button. […]
Storify is over. I’m old enough to remember working for a startup that built tools to curate social media posts into news articles before Storify did a much, much better job of it. 😉 I remember hearing about the idea for Storify from Burt Herman at ONA in San Francisco in 2009, which of course […]
At the risk of doing what I’m best at — overstating the obvious — you might have noticed that I don’t use this blog much anymore. Actually, I do use it, maybe once a year or so, to communicate the fact that I don’t write many blog posts these days, and you should just follow […]
As a Twitter user, I want a way to automatically unfollow users who mention specific terms with a certain sentiment, so that I can easily filter out people with which you just can’t argue. Acceptance Criteria: This tool should use the latest version of OAuth to allow the user to connect their Twitter account to […]
Well, no, of course not. In fact, the Epic Quest makes me happy every time I pick it up. I’ve caught myself pages deep, on the couch with my four-year-old who is impatiently reminding me that she has a book of her own in mind, and hey, why is there a duck on your book, […]
Bootstrap, from Twitter: Wow. This is a full CSS library of sorts for that web app you were going to build next. Great treatments for forms, too. Even supports IE7. Spotted via Daniel.
From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin’s Twitter curation: How do you take @acarvin’s methods (I think the tools already exist) and build them into a news organization’s social media production workflow?
A proposed new standard for semantic metadata in, say, online news stories. Michael Donohoe’s bucket list of things the New York Times could do, delivered shortly after he moved on to a new gig. If you’re not following Richard Koci Hernandez on Instagram, you’re missing out on a hypercreative stream of possibilities. A short instruction […]
Social media + art + journalism = The courtroom-tweet-sketch: An expected outcome of courtroom tweeting. Would love to see coverage of the Supreme Court along these lines, with NPR’s Nina Totenberg narrating a daily video wrap-up consisting of tweeted sketches and motion graphic quotes.
The weatherman tweets: How James Spann sparked a social news phenomenon. Excellent use of social media to get news out through any available channel in a storm. Gives me flashbacks to listening to Bryan Norcross on the radio during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 after the power went out.