I just got contacted by a young journalist I met while working at Citizenside. She’s graduated from a good journalism school, and is now working for a local radio station – for free – while living with her parents, trying to find a steady job in journalism. Here’s my advice to her. Sounds like you’re […]Read more "Traditional journalism is being crushed: letter to a young journalist"
Ten hours of video get submitted to YouTube every minute, but the 90/9/1 rule holds, most of the time. If you’re running an app where user contributions are important, 90% of your users will just lurk, contributing nothing 9% of your users will contribute from time to time, 1% of your users will contribute often […]Read more "Why Online Video Sucks"
How do you make an online video successful? I’ve been looking at the charts daily for a year, and I think I’ve found some patterns. This week at BeeBCamp I had the opportunity to talk about this with some people who know far more about this than I do. With their help, I’ve come to […]Read more "Three Rules for Online Video"
Today, the Olympic torch is making its way through London, where I live. Of course, it’s being covered by all the media. There’s some tension: a lot of people in this city view the torch passing as the perfect opportunity to send a message to the powers in Beijing. The BBC covered the torch relay live. […]Read more "London, YouTube Torched"
Used to be, journalists were like information sprinkler systems. They pulled information up from unfathomable, inaccessible depths, and spread it out to the waiting masses. Not any more. We all swim in an ocean of data now. And everyone has the ability to broadcast to millions. So journalists have to be pumps and filters – […]Read more "Careful Dude . . . Citizen Journalists at Work"