If you watch people shop in a grocery store, 95% of the time they are scanning the shelves for the packaging, making the choices on that before they turn the bottle around and look at the nutrition information. People choose their media that way too. So you can have a piece of media with the exact same nutritional value in it with different packaging and the consumer is going to choose the one that appeals to them most.
Upworthy’s Editorial Director Sara Critchfield, as quoted in this Nieman Lab article on Upworthy’s social success.
FJP: Today’s must read. It’s a thought-provoking piece on social curation and media packaging that not only breaks down a successful curation methodology, but also sheds light on the fact that the way we consume media is not unlike the way we consume food (see: Clay Johnson’s The Information Diet).
How will TweetDeck’s discontinuation affect you? Are you concerned about losing functionality? Will it change the way you handle your daily routine on social media or cover breaking news?
The Boston marathon tragedy was one of many occasions when citizens were best placed to report the facts. Yet again, YouTube became the place to watch the story with hundreds of people at the finish line to film the horrific events as they unfolded.
As images and videos surfaced on the internet immediately after the explosions at the Boston marathon finish line, Storyful was checking their legitimacy.
Read how Storyful verified user-generated content as the tragedy unfolded.
If we all looked alike and reported in 140 characters, we’d be doing a great disservice to the diversity of voices we as journalists strive to represent.
Rebecca Rolfe, AP-Google Scholar, argues that journalists don’t have to embrace social media.
How do you think journalists should approach social media?
A website that makes it easy to create fake tweets from other people’s accounts seems like it will only get people into trouble.