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GMU. Pipes. Five Ways to Use Mind-Mapping Tools in the Newsroom. About a week ago, I was in a meeting with some colleagues, preparing our coverage of an upcoming news event.

Five Ways to Use Mind-Mapping Tools in the Newsroom

We were jotting down ideas in long lists; it was quite literally linear thinking. But linear thinking isn’t always the most helpful way of looking at a problem, because it restricts the way that you associate ideas together and limits you to one point of view. The next day, I read a story on Mashable about an online mind-mapping service called MindMeister. I considered that mind mapping might just be the tool we needed to encourage non-linear thinking in the newsroom.

Web 3.0: what it means for journalists (part. Following 'Web 3.0: what it means for journalists (part 1)' and's interview with John Breslin, founder of the Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities project (SIOC), on the Insite blog, here's an overview of some of the most important semantic web applications for journalists.Twine.comTwine, for example, is a new social bookmarking site underpinned with semantic technology.

Web 3.0: what it means for journalists (part

For journalists it is Facebook on steroids. Through Twine you can join groups (called Twines) where people post interesting links, bookmarks and resources on specific topics as diverse as the 'Financial Crisis' and 'Beer'. Based on your activity and items you have bookmarked, the site 'recommends' twines, connections with other members and other items people have saved. Users don't see the Natural Language Processing employed, only the functionality. Apture: cool tool for adding multimedia – Innovation in College. Loudoun County News and Information.