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10 ways journalists can use Storify

When Storify appeared on the collective journalism screen a few weeks back at TechCrunch Disrupt, it inspired a lot of oohs, ahhs and speculation as to how it would work for journalists. There are similar curation tools out there, like KeepStream and, though they focus primarily on collecting tweets (Correction: KeepStream also allows for Facebook integration). Storify, on the other hand, allows a user to organize various media (text, documents, video, images) and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) into an orderly, linear presentation. The story pieces retain all of their original links and functionality – and the full presentations are embeddable on any site. It has a couple of downfalls, the biggest of which, to me, is the lack of hard timestamps on content from Twitter (though that’s largely Twitter’s fault). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. These are likely just the beginning of what’s been done or could be done using Storify. 8. 9. 10. Related:  Online Marketing

(1) What are the best content curation tools for daily use The Role of Curation in Developing and Transmitting News A new frontier of opportunity is in the ways news is being developed, packaged, and transmitted. Curated filters are becoming more interactive. From the New York Times offering personalized news recommendations, to this past week's launch of TheDaily, a subscription-based app for the iPad indexed by Andy Baio on the Web, and the upcoming release of Personalization has been around for a while. However, there is some increasing experimentation on listening to and picking up or playing the news as it happens. Increasingly, the opportunity is in the field, where the news is developing -- commentary, expertise, imagery, first person accounts, and so on. Forget the press release. All those pitching with one, do you copy this? Curating news delivery People are getting used to seeing what other people are reading and talking about out in the open -- in public streams like Twitter and Facebook, as well as deeper features on blogs. Business is social

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers Social media is used to build brand ambassadors, drive traffic, and convert sales. While building a social media following can be very difficult, one way to speed up the process is to tap into a fan base that is already established - that of your competitors. Yes, you can steal your competition's followers right out from under their noses. Stealing is usually a zero-sum transaction, wherein one party loses and the other party wins. Start Networking If you want to grow your website, you will need to start treating it like a real business. Find the Authority Competitors in Your Niche The best way to start is to perform a search on Google for your main keywords. After checking the top 10 websites, it seems that only 4 are very popular on social networks: Analyze Facebook Activity Now, let's dig deeper into the first website (American Kennel Club) and check how many users interact with their posts and what they like the most. For this, we will use Fanpage Karma. Don't get too excited, though.

Social Media after the volcanic. I’m speaking tomorrow morning at the Social Media Breakfast for the San Francisco East Bay. It will be the third time in as many weeks that I’ve been asked to discuss social media trends. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Yes, it’s partly because we are at the beginning of the first year of the second decade of the Conversational Age. But more than that, there is a collective sense that one major phase of social media is ending and a new one is starting. I share that viewpoint. But now, volcanoes are starting to quiet down. The era of upheaval, trauma and drama is ending. If there is one over riding trend, that I see it is that we have entered into an Age of Social Media Normalization. Their is much less excitement in this new era–and far greater value. The value comes in every day work and personal life, being easier, more productive than ever before. I try never to repeat myself in my writing and speaking–but it is sometimes inevitable. They include–but are not limited to:

6 Best Things Companies Do on Facebook Today Last week, I wrote about the worst things companies are doing on Facebook today. I showcased five companies that really just don't understand how to use the network for positive promotion--and, as a result, turn a lot of consumers off. Today, I'm taking a sunnier tack. In a recent Comscore study for UPS, consumers explained why they usually "like" a brand on Facebook in the first place. Brands who really "get" Facebook marketing seek out opportunities to connect with consumers in a way that adds to the experience, rather than interrupt social behavior. I took a look at what a ton of brands are doing right on Facebook, and brought them to life as personas. The Value ShopperThis gal truly understands why people interact with companies on Facebook: They want a great deal. The Cool KidThis guy shows up in your newsfeed and you can't help but chuckle. The ConversationalistIt used to be difficult to ask a brand about its new products, or offer feedback on an ad campaign.

Backchannels for et mer interaktivt foredrag Med apps og Web2.0 tjenester kan du samle backchannel-dialogen effektivt! Hva er Backchannel? Har du holdt en presentasjon engang så har du sikkert lagt merke til at det foregår mye i salen. Noen visker, snakker litt seg i mellom, noterer av og til hva du sier på et papir, mens andre kanskje noteter digitalt. Det engelske uttrykket for alt som foregår «utenfor» presentasjonen er backchannel og ble utviklet innenfor lingvistikk tilbake i 70-årene for å beskrive lytterens atferd under verbal kommunikasjon. I dag er det feks ikke uvanlig at mange som deltar på en konferanse er ivrige under hele eller deler av foredraget med å oppdatere foredraget via Twitter eller Facebook, for å oppdatere og informere omverden om hva som skjer, nyheter som blir lansert, eller bare for å gi en status om hvor man er. Utnytt backchannel-diskusjonen til å skape en bedre presentasjon Web-tjeneste & App Todays Meet Backchannel app til iPhone & iPad

Mari Smith - NEW Facebook Page Insights went live for all Page... Will robots replace journalists? No. Well, maybe a few. First let me just say that no, robots will not replace journalists. Robots will likely only replace jobs with particularly low cognitive loads. So, maybe press release re-writing bloggers, but not thinking, analyzing, interviewing, friendly journalists. In an on-going experiment called “My Boss is a Robot,” an alliance of journalists and computer scientists aim to combine the distributed human brainpower of Amazon’s small-task outsourcing engine, Mechanical Turk, with a robot boss pre-programmed to absorb a myriad of discrete human-accomplished tasks into something resembling the work of a single person. We’ve seen automated “robotic journalism” before. The Mechanical Turk has even written a simple encyclopedia entry about New York City. Are we confident that our experiment will work? If it works, the result will likely be something similar to AOL‘s Demand Media-style content generation efforts, also known as “The AOL Way.” Non-mechanical fingers crossed.

26 Ways to Engage Your Fans on Facebook Are you looking for new ways to engage your Facebook fans? Do your current Facebook engagement tactics need a little more oomph? With the addition of Story Bump, getting your fans to engage with updates from your Facebook page has become even more important. Your visibility in the news feed depends on engagement like never before. If your page is experiencing a drop in engagement, using different post types and making a few content adjustments can bump it back up. In this article, you’ll find 26 tips, an A-Z guide, for engaging fans on Facebook. #1: Attract Readers’ Attention to a Point in Your Article Your fans see a lot of content pass through their news feed in a day and a great title isn’t always enough to spark engagement with an article you post to Facebook. When you update your Facebook page to let readers know about your new article, include a statement or question that refers to a specific point from the article to drive more clicks, likes, comments or shares. #9: Include Facebook Apps

What is Echo StreamServer? Yesterday we announced a new Echo product called StreamServer . There is very little more I can say that Khris Loux has not already said so eloquently on stage at the #e2 launch event When you work so hard and long on something (depending on how you look at it, StreamServer was either 15, 2.5 or 1 year in the making) its hard to sum it all up in one, 1 hour event. But that’s what we tried to do. We tried to thread the needle between a contemporary story about activity data, the existential change (read: opportunity or threat) occurring on the web as traffic and monetization flows to proprietary social networking platforms, the opportunity for every major node on the web to be just as powerful and innovative, the need for open standards and powerful cloud services as the basis of the the rebuttal and our deep desire to make this an industry wide effort. We also tried to communicate that this was not just a pipe dream, but rather a commercial reality for major customers.