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Archive for August 2011

Keeping the Storify Timeline Organized

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Storify is a useful tool for every reporter that wants to use social media and the Internet as their main source.  Storify allows users to quickly assemble and organize Tweets, Facebook updates, and almost anything else they want by using Storify’s search engine or through add-ons in browsers like Chrome.  Unfortunately, the storyline section can become bloated with sources before you’ve actually started to write your story.  Here are some helpful tips to keep that storyline under control. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Christopher Siler

2011/08/09 at 18:32

Debt Crisis Curation

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The end of July marked one of the most contentious congressional battles since Congress passed the healthcare reform bill in 2009.  Tea Party and Republican members of Congress wanted deep cuts in spending without raising taxes while Democrats insisted on smaller cuts while boosting revenues by raising some taxes to offset the difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Christopher Siler

2011/08/08 at 22:05

Looking at Youtube

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Most social media discussions center around websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, but Youtube also counts within the sphere of social media.  There are many users that establish video blogs, known as vlogs, and Youtube has crafted services to allow communication to flow back and forth between users.  Users can comment on videos or create response videos that are directly tied to the original. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Christopher Siler

2011/08/03 at 00:43

Facial Recognition and Privacy in Social Media

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CSO posted an article about using facial recognition to tie anonymous Twitter profiles to real people by using Facebook and search engines. The article describes research by Carnegie Mellon University researchers that used facial recognition to tie anonymous Twitter accounts to Facebook users with search engines.  The professors say that this data can be obtained through public information without logging into Facebook itself.  This means that anyone with access to the proper programs could find you if you’re operating an anonymous account you don’t want made public. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Christopher Siler

2011/08/01 at 23:39