Twitter as Compliment, Not Replacement for Journalism

Portals and KM

He first notes that, “the fact that those on the ground in Tahrir Square and in Libya can tell their own stories to some extent instead of relying on reporters from mainstream media outlets is hugely powerful. Mathew Ingram posed an interesting piece, No, Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism , on Gigaom.    I have covered this topic a bit already.

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Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

This is the greatest challenge to the Metamovement, as the people of Syria, Libya and Yemen know all too well. First edition of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. Full size copy and edition two here.

Trending Sources

Australia & Time Magazine: Stephen Conroy’s Blacklist

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For data, I remember Libya getting blocked a few times in the mid ’90s, by big American ISPs, so it’ s not that new. Time Magazine features us this week. The ACMA “blacklist&# , as it became known, was promptly posted online, becoming a handy compendium of internet depravity in one convenient package — courtesy of the Australian government.

Compound interest

Neighbourhoods

Here's a lesson in grassroots democracy, from Libya. The BBC have a short report from Gabriel Gatehouse on a local democratic initiative emerging from the ruins of Colonel Gaddafi's former compound in Tripoli.

Reza War + Peace: A Photographer’s Journey from National Geographic

Portals and KM

National Geographic was kind enough to send me a review copy of REZA WAR + PEACE , a large format 30-year retrospective of the work of the award-winning photojournalist and humanitarian Reza.