Arquivo de 8 de Janeiro, 2008

08
Jan
08

Podcast: Código Desconhecido #16>>>Cold Room Netlabel


O Código vai levar-vos desta vez à descoberta não de uma banda mas de uma editora. A Cold Room é uma net label francesa que explora sons mais ambientais e experimentais, em que a música electrónica é o elemento preponderante das bandas que representa.

Músicas neste episódio:

Beneva vs Clark Nova – Tickets arise and bend over

Moonlight Nagara – Plume

Daisuke Miyatani – Tameshidori

Crisopa – North Left

Todas da compilação Drifting Skywards vol.3

http://cold-room.com/

http://www.myspace.com/coldroomnetlabel

08
Jan
08

Twitterview: Nico Luchsinger – Paul Bradshaw

TWITTERVIEW n, 1 Interview via Twitter;

Thanks Nico.

O Twitter é uma daquelas funcionalidades que muita gente não percebe para que serve, e que provavelmente é usado normalmente de uma forma que escapa ao conceito original dos seus criadores, e cujo potencial ainda não foi devidamente explorado. Para mim, o Twitter é o serviço de alertas noticiosos mais barato e ignorado da web, pois pode enviar conteúdo quer via net ou SMS.
Nico Luchsinger entrevistou Paul Bradshaw via Twitter sobre as possibilidades deste serviço. Para terem uma ideia, é como se tivessem feito a entrevista via SMS. No entanto o resultado é bastante interessante. Abaixo fica a transcrição desta entrevista sui generis.
Já agora, deixo duas sugestões para utilizadores intensivos do Twitter: o Snitter é uma aplicação que se assemelha a um IM, e que permite estar em cima dos tweets que subscrevemos. O TwitterFeed é outra aplicação muito interessante para bloggers ou criadores de conteúdos , que permite o envio para o Twitter de notificações de cada vez que há um novo post. Assim somos nós a ir ao encontro dos nosso leitores, e não o contrário.
Quem quiser seguir os meus tweets pode fazê-lo subscrevendo o meu feed: alexgamela

Twitter is one of those applications that many people don’t understand what’s the use for it, and that, most problably, is used in a rather different way than its creators had conceived originally, and whose potential hasn’t been quite fulfilled. For me, Twitter is the most overlooked inexpensive breaking news service on the web, because content can be sent via internet or text messaging for mobiles.

Nico Luchsinger interviewed Paul Bradshaw via Twitter about this applications possibilities. So that you can have an idea, it’s like they did the interview through text messages. However, the come out is pretty interesting. Below, the transcript of this interview.

Since we’re at it, i’ll leave two suggestions for intensive Twitter users: Snitter is an application that resembles an IM and that allows us to be on top of our subscribed tweets. TwitterFeed is another service, very useful for bloggers or content generators, that sends to Twitter the first line of each new post. This way, we move towards the readers, and not the other way around.
Whoever wants to follow my tweets just subscribe to my Twitter profile: alexgamela

 

 

Transcrição tirada daqui | Transcript taken from here

halbluchs: will do an interview about Twitter with @paulbradshaw via Twitter. If anybody has additional questions, throw them in!

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw here we go, question 1: if you had to define Twitter in one sentence – what would you say?

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs defining Twitter: a service that allows you to issue and receive updates, bullet points and summaries via web, mobile & RSS

paulbradshaw: Anyone else got a better one-line definition of Twitter?

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs correction: “to receive and issue updates to and from multiple recipients” + at end: …but so, so much more

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw what makes twitter so popular and addictive? is it just a hype or is it more?

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs the same things that have made texting so popular: brevity, connectivity, control.

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs …and the same appeals of social networking: brevity, connectivity, control.

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs add to that the appeals of blogs – vanity, flexibility, and ease of distribution – and you have a winner.

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs that said, the possible uses of twitter are not immediately obvious. You can tweet so much more than ‘what are you doing righ …

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw speaking of twitter uses: how do you use the service, and how do you benefit from using it?

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs i use twitter to send updates from events i am attending, where ongoing bullet points are more approp8 #twitter

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs or where writing a longer post is not practical, or for pithy one liners which suit it well #twitter

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs as for benefits, there is the obvious mobility plus perhaps a more personal connection with readers, and when you plug in rss …

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw what ‘journalistic’ uses (i.e. by journalists or media) have you seen lately?

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs the California fires were widely twittered; Martin Stabe cutely used it to get 140-char summaries of the year… #twitter

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs Amy Gahran twittered a seminar with some interesting reflections, the New York Times has a specific Maddy McCann twitter #twitter

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs …the Orlando Sentinel twittered a shuttle launch nicely. I’m sure I’m missing other examples… #twitter

paulbradshaw: Calling all twitterers! What’s the best example of Twitter journalism you’ve seen? (either newsgathering or publishing)

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw thx for the call to all twitterers! Pls forward good examples to me, thx

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw one last question: what are ‘journalistic’ uses of Twitter that you would like to see (more)?

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs i’d like to see it used more for newsgathering, and more niche twitters for particular stories, issues, and journos #twitter

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw is there an unused potential of Twitter for journalists and media companies?

paulbradshaw: @halbluchs there is an unused potential, yes, to build a closer relationship with readers and provide a better service #twitter

paulbradshaw: Am conducting an interview with someone in switzerland, via twitter, via mobile, while shopping in tesco. Welcome to 2008. #twitter

halbluchs: @paulbradshaw thank you very much for all the answers and happy shopping! let me know if you’re interested in an article for OJB.

08
Jan
08

JE Review- Sweeble.com

Mais uma das minhas reviews para o Journalism Enterprise

Another one of my Journalism Enterprise reviews

Rating: ★★★☆☆

What do they say it is?

Sweeble.com
was born out of the bottom of a bottle of wine at the dog end of a bad day in the newsroom.

It was the end result of hundreds of people’s stories rejected because they didn’t quite fit editorial standards – because they were too small, too personal, too one-sided or a story we’d already done and didn’t fancy doing again.

The news we tell each other as individuals, the stories we want to share, are rarely the ones we see in our newspapers, or on our TVs or hear on our radios. It shouldn’t be like that on the web too. The web needs an open space for news where anyone can tell everyone what’s going on around them, in their own bit of the world.

[…] Sweeble is the future of news on the net. It’s a future that will be built by its users. You decide what is news, you rate the writers, you choose what stories you see when you log on. That first eureka moment of designing sweeble’s editor-free concept was the start, from that we’ve built this cleverer-than-it-looks platform to let you run the asylum. Enjoy.”

What do I say it is?

Sweeble is a UK based website, in which all content is generated by users. The main idea is to allow people to present their news stories in an editor free environment, without restraints on subject or approach. In fact, the goal is to provide a space for personal approaches to off-mainstream stories. It’s more of a personal/individual project rather than a corporate effort. Hard-core Citizen Journalism.

What’s great about it?

You can post a text, with or without pics, and/or video. The page structure is quite simple and they tell you all you need to know in their tips and FAQ’s, from how to post to a quick guide about how to write your story, which you don’t see often. This shows that who’s running the place knows the job and aspires to have quality content.

You can personalize your account, so you can have your preferred subjects on your Sweeble’s homepage, and the idea of an ad section is good to create a community, but that part doesn’t seem to have much activity yet. But what caught my eye was the stark simplicity of the website.

What could be better?

Video is a strong argument for Sweeble, but there are some limitations: you can upload it to Sweeble, but not place it from YouTube, for example. Since you have to upload it, your video must be up to 50mb, which may not suffice to hold a longer interview or a home edited report (not really a problem now, but as users get more evolved in their storytelling this may happen). One annoying thing is that you can’t send the stories to a friend by email, nor embed the videos someplace else, though I managed to get them with VodPod. This happens due to the simple programming of the website, which handles well most features, but needs to be reviewed to allow Sweeble to grow (it’s still beta, I know). Another feature that could come up in the future is (audio)slideshows, but this is just a suggestion.

The user homepage options also suffer from the simple programming: few choices and radio buttons won’t do in the future.

One thing that annoyed me is the amount of times they emphasize legal implications over content, and how systematically they shake off any sort of responsibility. I know they must protect the website from any sort of legal liability, but it sounds too defensive. One short, clear disclamer would do.

How is it going to make money?

Google AdSense is there, along with smaller ads, and more publicity may come if they target the right companies: audio and video gear retailers or companies, mobile phone manufacturers, all that work with the semi-pro fringe. The citizen journalist is an expanding market niche.

Should I pay it any attention?

For sure. Sweeble is a good model for citizen journalism, that needs more promoting and live outside their own website – this means that they must, for instance, find some sort of synergy with other independent news projects, and reach the public. And, why not, promote basic journalism courses among their users. The aim is free, personal, quality stories, and I believe that they can go further than their original inebriated born of frustration idea, and build a true citizen news website. It all depends on what sort of effort they are willing to apply to truly make a difference.




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