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Can instant messaging apps provide a new engagement and distribution model for News? That's what I'm currently working on - more info in the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalism/posts/Will-Indian-election-coverage-via-WhatsApp-get-the-users-votes
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This will be an invaluable resource for many journos - a comprehensive (and free to download) guide on social media verification: http://verificationhandbook.com/book/
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At the Frontline Club tonight on a panel to talk about the Changing Face of News Gathering
 
+Storyful News Ed +Malachy Browne will be teaming up with ONR moderator +Brown Moses, the BBC's Trushar Barot (@Trushar), @_videre's head of ops &@richardpendry tonight to discuss social news gathering, verification, and empowerment. Watch live online from 7pm http://ow.ly/sNmcB 
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I'll be on this Google+ hangout panel with the UN at 2.30pm GMT today
 
Hangout with UN #HumanRights  chief Navi Pillay on Human Rights Day!

On Human Rights Day, 10 December, at 3:30 pm CET, we will host the final Google+ Hangout of our “Make Your #VoiceCount” Hangout series with UN human rights chief Navi #Pillay.
The discussion will be about inclusion and everybody’s right to participate in public life, the theme of this year’s Human Rights Day. 

Leave a comment with your views and questions or send them via Twitter @UNrightswire using #AskRights or for UN human rights chief Navi Pillay and others to address during the Hangout!

Take part in the conversation and make your own Voice Count now! http://bit.ly/W9dn0F
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Is it possible to divorce Google? Interesting feature on the BBC News website that's doing well 
Three computer professionals explain their attempts to part ways with the search and data giant.
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This is potentially v clever...although not clear if Ikea are building the actual TVs too? If so, how will they compare with the established electronics firms like Samsung, Sony, Panasonic in terms of quality?
 
Smart idea >> Ikea gets into the TV business with Uppleva
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Post I've written for the BBC Editor's Blog explaining what I'm up to for the next few weeks, researching chat apps and the future of news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-editors-25961589
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Google launches new website showcasing all the digital media tools it offers: http://www.google.com/get/mediatools
Welcome to Google Media Tools. Consider this your starting point to tap into Google's suite of digital tools that can enhance newsgathering and exposure across television, radio, print and online. Whether it's refining your advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through ...
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Anyone come across this video and might have an idea of where/when it was taken? Appears to show Egyptian police shooting civilians - although difficult to tell what's going on off camera to the right ‫أخطر فيديو بالثوره المصريه دليل على الجريمه المتكامله ضد المتظاهرين IN Egypt
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Can we please have a link for the report?
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If you're interested in digital trends, this is a pretty essential slideshow briefing from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/future-of-digital-slides-2012-11#-15
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What's the future of Google search? The BBC's Leo Kelion finds out by getting it straight from the horse's mouth, as it were
Amit Singhal, head of Google Search, discusses his plans for the company's core product.
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Google's info graphic of Super Tuesday (via +Victoria Helen Park )
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Assistant Editor, User Generated Content and Social Media hub, BBC Newsroom
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Work in BBC News doing social media and audience interaction stuff. World record breaker. Evertonian. @Trushar on Twitter
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