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10 surprises from the Reuters Digital News Report
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has released an international study that asks news consumers about their habits and has come up with some surprising findings on preferences towards mobile, social, and journalistic style.
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The number of people who've added me to circles has doubled since the weekend. All I've done is +1 an infographic on Chinese tweeting, which then got a single +1. Puzzled by what is going on here.
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No problem, +Mark Jones ! Let your colleagues know I can add them as well if they wish.
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Chilling account of how Times journalist Joanna Geary tracked down a US serviceman's entire family via a random tweet. Has the time come for social media literacy to be made a formal part of education and vocational training?
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You're right a lot of people don't know that - Is there a blog about this? It should be more widely circulated by Neil Smith or other? (On details that can be ascertained from your FB "weakest friend" I hear that Facebook have introduced a "take out" option of sorts - ppl might just start using it. (ps they do cycling proficiency? lol :)
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If you tweet as part of your job does your employer own your Twitter account? Question arises following the departure of Laura Kuenssberg from BBC to ITN taking her 60,000 Twitter followers with her.
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+Adam Tinworth has contributed a nice summary of the debate over this:
and concludes that journalists just got more powerful:
http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2011/07/twitter_account_ownership_logic_lessons.html
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In case you were wondering, Tuesday's Media Select Committee hearings with Rupert and James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks starts at 2:30
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G20 leaders get their own secret Facebook (hat tip +Brit Warg). Is this the ultimate niche community? So many other questions about this. Have they had to engineer out the possibility of defriending? Any signs of social media addiction amongst the leaders? Does it actually work or does the real conversation still happen over the hotlines?
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Does WELCOM do the real-time chat thing? If not, it probably should. Is +Chris Parker on the case?
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George Monbiot says journalists could boost their credibility if they were voluntarily to publish details of their financial interests. He starts the ball rolling by revealing on his website that he gets £62,000 a year for his weekly column in the Guardian, has a couple of lodgers but no investments apart from a savings account. Sounds like a good idea but somehow just can't see this catching on.
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Agree it seems a stretch and I'm not sure that listing monetary values of holdings is that much better than just listing the companies or instruments in which one holds an interest.
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Hadn't realised just how popular micro-blogging was in China where Olympic hurdler Llu Xiang has more followers on tencent than Lady Gaga has on Twitter.
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The desperate plight of dopamine-crazed social media addicts destined never to be satisfied by their networks. Anyone else recognise the symptoms?
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Paul Ford in New York Magazine reflects on the lack of narrative in social media and concludes:

"We'll still need professionals to organize the events of the world into narratives, and our story-craving brains will still need the narrative hooks, the cold opens, the dramatic climaxes, and that all-important "■" to help us make sense of the great glut of recent history that is dumped over us every morning. No matter what comes along streams, feeds, and walls, we will still have need of an ending."

Well worth reading the full article. Reminded me why I'm still reading the Economist magazine after more than 30 years. Unlike my various social media streams, which make me feel I haven't got enough time to keep up and not enough brains to make sense of things, the Economist makes me feel smarter (albeit fleetingly).
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I'm a financial journalist living in East Sheen, south west London and am married with two daughters. I'm slowly learning how to paint and draw and I play football for the Bank of England.
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