links for 2009-03-30

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
  • A fascinating way that twitter streams can be use to support traditional content.
    (tags: [twitter]( [publishing]( [reporting](
  • It's getting harder for national courts to control stories…
    (tags: [reporting]( [censorship]( [law]( [legal](
  • A survey of business models used online
    (tags: [monetisation]( [revenue](
  • "Matt Mullenweg says that OpenID and OAuth will be in upcoming versions of WordPress, possibly WordPress 2.8." – WIN
    (tags: [wordpress]( [blogplatforms]( [openid]( [oauth](
  • Ah, satire: "Apparently, it's very simple. The more you self-reference, pick feuds and talk about the failure of TimesSelect, the better you're doing. If you make it sound like you're the one who figured out newspapers are dying, you win."
    (tags: [newspapers]( [journalism]( [satire](
  • Sarah, the lucky so-and-so, has had a Flip Mino HD to play with,
    (tags: [video]( [videoblogging]( [flipminohd](
  • A sea change in political coverage: "How did it happen, in the absence of any media coverage? The answer is that political reporters no longer get to decide what's news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day's headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you're news."
    (tags: [politics]( [journalism]( [blogging](
  • "There is an easy formula for doing it wrong: publish attention-getting bullshit and pull stunts to generate mindless traffic. The entire quote-unquote “pro blogging” industry — which exists as the sort of pimply teenage brother to the shirt-and-tie SEO industry — is predicated on the notion that blogging is a meaningful verb. It is not. The verb is writing. The format and medium is new, but the craft is ancient."

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.