This is the video ‘webinar’ I gave yesterday about my job. If you’re curious about my anti-strategy social media ‘strategy’ (which I call common sense) feel free to take a look.
I’m giving a webinar later today on social media (which I believe you’re welcome to attend, if you want.)
I’m supposed to tell public media people about my job and how they can use social media for their shows and stations. I have a power point presentation and some links and stuff but thought I’d ask if anyone has any specific advice, either for giving presentations (eek) or for people who might be getting on social media for the first time….
I was slow to come around to social media. I cover stories, I don’t have time to be tweeting people five times an hour. Besides that I don’t think anybody’s interested where I got my hamburger today at lunch or some other important news bulletin. But I say that only half jokingly because I have found that it is another venue, it’s another pipeline if you will, to people who are interested in news.
This headline is hilarious: Meet the most popular woman at NPR’s Fresh Air (and its not Terry Gross.)
Social media is all about relationships. If you want to find people’s relationships, an address book is the best place to go. It’s like if you want to rob a bank, go where the money is.
— Joseph Turow, on why social media apps were gathering information from address books on iPhones.
The protests that led to the Egyptian revolution, were organized in part by an anonymous Facebook user. When the police found out who he was, they arrested and interrogated him. Now, Wael Ghonim is internationally famous. On tomorrow’s Fresh Air, we talk to Wael Ghonim about revolutions, Egypt, and social media.
(Tweet from Ghonim last Jan. Complete Storify to acclimate yourself.)
Am I going to give up following the NFL? Am I going to give up listening to music and going out and seeing it? Am I going to give up riding my bike? Or am I going to cut back on some of these digital habits I have that are eating me alive and some of these … endless panels about the future of journalism. The future of journalism is wearing badges and talking on panels, as far as I can tell.
— On today’s Fresh Air, journalist David Carr talks about how social media has changed his productivity.
Do the people on here who use Tumblr for work have a strategy?
The reason I ask is because I don’t think I have a strategy — and I think that’s why Tumblr works so well. And a person just called and asked what my strategy was and I had to admit that there isn’t one and I Tumblr when I need to take a 30-second mental break.
The way I think of Tumblr is that it’s kind of a free-for-all, post-what-have-you kind of site. Some stuff works and some stuff doesn’t. I usually post when I need to take a mental breather from writing stuff for freshair.npr.org. Sometimes I post 3 times a day. Sometimes 10. Sometimes I take a break from writing (the bulk of my day) and go through the Dashboard.
I’d love to get your thoughts on this.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone on Twitter’s privacy policies: [complete interview here] "When we’re asked to give over private information about users — and in many cases, it’s the law — our policy is, we give the user time to react to this request. If we’ve given 10 days to turn over this information, we immediately notify the user and we tell them, ‘We’ve been asked by the law to hand over this information. We would like to give you this time to fight it on your own behalf and deny giving up this information.’ That allows us to comply with the law and gives the user the ability to hold onto their privacy if they need to."
On tomorrow’s show, we’re going to talk about what happens to your online self (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, websites) when you die. What do you want to happen to your profiles when you die?