Mon.Jun 06, 2011

What is the Role of Social Media in Quality Journalism?

Portals and KM

There are certainly two sides to this issue. I have been discussing both on this blog. See for example, Tech Reporters Losing Control of the Story to Social Media where noted that social media, and especially Twitter is spreading good and bad information equally quickly, and in volume.    See also The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities and The New Twitter Journalism.

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Enterprise 2.0 Five Years Later: From Tools To Platforms To Ecosystems

Collaborative Thinking

In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0, along with subsequent works, helped organizations think about how people use social software to more effectively share information and connect with one another. With an initial focus on tools (e.g., blogs, wikis), organizations undertaking “E2.0” initiatives began a long journey to improve the way employees build communities and collaborate on business activities.

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OrchestratorMail - Bringing Structure and Clarity to Email Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

A lot of business is conducted via email. But as with any use of language, especially in times of limited time and an overwhelming abundance of email, being clear about what you are saying (and what you are not saying) is critical.

Open innovation reporters and a Social App Store are needed to complement local news hubs

Social Reporter

In my last post , on Big Lottery’s investment of some £10 million in five projects to support the People Powered Change programme, I said I would come up with ideas on how to fill what seems to me to be some of the gaps around helping community groups and citizens share experience and get the know-how they need.

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Lessons Learned - a Collaborative Process with "Collaboration Success" Indicators

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nick Milton is the author of The Lessons Learned Handbook: Practical Approaches to Learning from Experience. He shares some of the initial research for the book on his blog, including a list of key success factors to get right : " It seems that effective lesson-learning contains many elements, each of which has a positive impact on the success of the system, and that a successful system needs to incorporate as many of the elements as possible. These elements are cultural as well as procedural.

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