Barring the invention of a "time turner" like the one Hermione Granger sported in 3 rd Harry Potter novel, most of us will never have enough time to consume the information we might otherwise want to absorb. There's simply too much info and too few waking hours. Enter the notion of curation, a relatively new term that is not unlike the editor of old, a trusted person or organization that filters information and aggregates it in an organized fashion for others to enjoy. According to Steve Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation , "curation is the new way of organizing the web going forward." And no doubt he's right. Curious about why new curators like Thrillist and PSFK were thriving while the traditional publishing world floundered, I spent some time with their respective founders, Ben Lerer and Piers Fawkes.
Tweet 25-09-2010 om 16:40 by Sueli Brodin “ Twittering at 5 am? Did you get any sleep at all?” a friend asked me yesterday. The reason for my early morning rise was that I had to catch the 6.15 am train to Amsterdam in order to arrive on time for the day of debates on the future of journalism organised by my colleagues from the Maastricht-based European Journalism Centre at PICNIC 2010 .
Things I wish tech journalists would learn: Counts are not the same thing as surveys. Surveys yield projections that have margins of error that should be disclosed and explained.
One of the most popular trends in online journalism is taking publicly available data and translating it into visualizations or infographics that readers and viewers can quickly and easily understand. A large percentage of the visualizations you see on the web were built from scratch, which can take a considerable amount of time and effort. The following sites allow you to mash your data in record time.
By Peter Lauria, contributor A new Facebook effort aims to help journalists use social media. But other motives may be at work. Vadim Lavrusik FORTUNE -- Vadim Lavrusik, the cherub-cheeked 25-year old who heads up Facebook's new journalist program initiative, has been generating a lot of chatter in media circles, and not just for his thoughtful missives about how ink-stained wretches could better utilize the social network to promote their work or find sources. His arrival, along with a few other moves by the social-media company, suggests Facebook may be looking at ways to turn the site into a distribution -- and money making -- platform for news.
Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic