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Commissioning through social networks

Time for some fun stuff after a few days off (he says, blogging from the iPhone, do tell me whether you can read this!). I’ve been asked to commission and edit a supplement that will go out with one of the Nationals,
and in the first instance I’m going to see how many of the writers I can contact through social networks rather than traditional means.

I have no doubt I’ll give up quickly – I’m being paid for this after all so I want to
do it properly – but it should be fun to see just how far I can push it.

I’ll keep you informed.

April 9, 2009 Posted by | Unexpected things happen | , , , | Leave a comment

Twitter overtakes newspapers on G20 reporting

No overtaking
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Well, that’s what it says here. One of the Frontline Club‘s bloggers claims that Twitter is overtaking traditional methods as the place the G20 stuff is being reported.

I’m sure that’s kind of true. Social media is increasingly important and this is a case where it’s being noticed. On the other hand until someone produces an issue of the Times with 140 characters only I’m not sure there’s a direct comparison to be made.Sure, bulletin for bulletin there are more Tweets than reports – but until someone does a word/character count on all the traditional media so we can see how many Tweets it would account for, the position isn’t clear.

You could almost think it’s not really a like for like comparison, don’t you think?

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April 2, 2009 Posted by | social media trends | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments