Ever wondered how those Tweets get to your smartphone, or how those funny cat gifs arrive in your Tumblr feed? Here’s a short video that explains the basics of how the Internet works: You may also want to check out this shorter video, how the web works, via Commoncraft. And if you happen to be […]
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Yes, using Twitter to “crowdsource” research that is easy to do using Google — totally uncool. It’s better to use as a way to find: people to interview sources for stories lines of questioning for interviews. Have you thought or heard of other ways to use Twitter for journalism work? (via Look At What Jo […]
A quickie introduction to learning how to decode the intricate system of symbols that you’re exposed to every day. (I used one of them in that sentence!) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZXqORn0z4E&w=560&h=315]
Photography work has it’s own concerns, including legal issue and copyright issues. This article at Digital Photography Schools has a collection of apps to make things a bit easier, including a release form app, a Photoshop app and a light meter!
Mashable.com’s Chris Taylor describes Twitter, it’s advantages and dangers, all in 2:53. You may want to check out the full article on CNN’s site too. It examines the trouble New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is in because of Twitter: 9 things Weinergate tells us about Twitter. Story Highlights: Twitter is very effective at spreading the […]
I thought I’d post this short video of Bob Woodward, because of the story he tells in it. It is something to keep in mind as we talk about using social media to source stories and facts.
Welcome to Twitter, and to #MMJC10DoT To start off with, you’ll need to sign up to Twitter. You can see people’s tweets without an account, by viewing their profile or by searching for a keyword, as it’s a very public social media channel. Without an account, though, you won’t be able to join in the conversation, and that’s […]