Mandela was right: change, even in the middle east, was inevitable
A crucial player in the uprising was the media, especially new media tools. But this wasn't a twitter revolution, but a powerful and productive people's revolution
Another key lesson: the power of an authentic partnership between MSM and social media can produce incredible change, and incredible journalism
Burman travelled south America in his 20s, when the area was run by dictators. A lot of Canucks worked there clandestine as nurses, aides, social workers, etc
later, CBC relied on Candian social workers in Ethiopian refugee camps
Trainwreck celebrities get more coverage then Syria. Who is making these decisions?
When a population is distracted by trivia, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby talk...culture death is a near possibility (a quote from 1985)
Burman on Murdoch's journalistic legacy: it's not going to be positive #ink12 #caj12
I'm saddened by how commercial the CBC has become. The cuts are political, of course. But the cbc has Americanzied it's content, alienating readers, and that plays right into the hands of the critics, giving the ammo to use against them. The result is a public silence to the cuts.
the twitter tips session is about to start in 5 min
Tweriod helps your find out when people are most likely to engage with you in a Twitter conversation
But what about your competitors? @wolfwylie built his own tool to track Twitter data with google docs #ink12 #caj2012
The more we understand how people use Twitter, the more effective we can be on it - @wolfwylie #ink12 #caj2012
Next up to speak, Ron Nurwisah @boyreporter from @huffpostcanada
How does Twitter help you with your live coverage? Immediacy, Keep Up With Other Outlets, Crowdsourcing - tap into the people witnessing/reacting to the event.
Advanced search modifiers help cut down twitter noise by filtering by location, language, topic, etc - @boyreporter
Add -RT to remove retweets. Loses some conversation, but makes feed easier to navigate - @boyreporter #ink12 #caj2012
Advanced search on Twitter allows users to narrow their search down by location, language to cut down on the "noise."
Add -RT eliminates searches that start with RT (re-tweets)
Near: xxxxx and within: xxxxx mi allows you to geolocate searches to find results near you
From: handle To: handle allows you to follow a conversation
Looking to search for photos? Try these third party tools:
or using search: search with "yfrog" or "twitpic" or "instagr.am"
To find photos on twitter: crowdreel, twitcaps, Instagram. Or search photo URLs like yfrog or twitpic #ink12 #caj2012 - @boyreporter
Another third-party search engine to use is topsy.com. Great for digging up archival tweets (twitter search doesn't archive longer than 6-7 days). Topsy looks at trending topics and allows you to compare hashtags, track twitter mentions and hashtag use.
Topsy.com is a third-party search tool. Has advantage over twitter, which doesn't store tweets older then a week #ink12 #caj2012 - @boyreporter