October 23, 2009

Web 2.0 Summit: Content & search get social

by JD Lasica

Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Social networks becoming more relevant to offline lives I have been to every Web 2.0 Summit since its launch except for one (when I had a speaking commitment in Toronto), so it was good to be back at the venerable technology conference in San Francisco this week. This year’s event was not a … Continue reading

October 19, 2009

Takeaways from Blogworld Expo

by JD Lasica

Anthony Edwards of “ER” fame did his first tweet — to raise funds for the first children’s pediatric training hospital in Africa. Bloggers, journalism, celebrities and what the future holds There was a little bit of a SXSW vibe at the just-ended Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas — a communal feeling where the goings-on in the sessions (on the whole, … Continue reading

October 5, 2009

Highlights from ONA 2009

by JD Lasica

How journalists can use social media to build community View more documents from JD Lasica. At first glance, the Online News Association’s annual conference this past weekend looked like a throwback to the early days of Web journalism, with lots of familiar faces from the early days of the esteemed new media group. Jai Singh (now managing editor of the … Continue reading

October 2, 2009

Newspaper social media policies: Out of touch

by JD Lasica

Photo by Zarko Drincic on Flickr This year we’ve seen the steady succession of social media policies issued by major news organizations. The common theme that runs through these edicts is that they were written by top managers, with the input of lawyers, who seem to have little understanding of how social media can benefit journalism and news organizations by … Continue reading

September 18, 2009

Social journalism: Using social networks to build community

by JD Lasica

Social journalism: Community building through social networks View more documents from JD Lasica. Here’s the slide presentation I gave yesterday at the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association Summit of newspaper publishers and ad managers. My talk turned out to be 80 minutes long. A half dozen newspaper executives thanked me for the presentation afterward, so the message of change is resonating … Continue reading

August 17, 2009

Escape your bubble: How to grow your social media circle

by Joanna Lord

Seifenblase by Photoclinique Suggestions on how to quickly and effectively connect with people on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter Most of us have passed the exploratory stage of social media. We are all signed up for the micro-blogging sites, the networks, the communities. We have been trading content and pushing around links for months, if not years. With this has come … Continue reading