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Some reflections on social media

I wrote this last spring for a recruiter regarding a job I wasn’t really suited to and didn’t get. The references are a bit old and it’s a bit more of an essay than I would like but as a braindump it sums up some of the ideas I hold regarding social media and, seeing …

Political ‘crowdsourcing’: must the ‘crowd’ always be the ‘usual suspects’?

The Brighton Argus has embarked upon an interesting social media ‘crowdsourcing’ experiment. Voters in the hyper-marginal Brighton Pavilion parliamentary constituency are invited to report their encounters with party candidates via Google Maps. The idea sprang from the Brighton Future of News group. Spearheaded by the pioneering Online Editor of the Brighton Argus Jo Wadsworth, with …

Dan Wilson Links 16/12/2008

Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been reading lately: – Ivan Croxford looks at the problems of user reviews and star ratings. – Better Business Blogging provide a useful perspective on Why Negative Comments are Positive. – Quite liked these 3 absurdly easy ideas for tying together social media and email from Convince and Convert. …