05 3 / 2014

Shameless self promotion!
If you like the things I write about find me on Twitter and say so! Or if you don’t then you can tell me to sod off!
I have to get better at Twitter for class so I’m doing a cross promotion thing.
If you don’t want to ever seen non-journalist stuff then block Nonthematic post on Savior and you won’t see any more.
-AR

Shameless self promotion!

If you like the things I write about find me on Twitter and say so! Or if you don’t then you can tell me to sod off!

I have to get better at Twitter for class so I’m doing a cross promotion thing.

If you don’t want to ever seen non-journalist stuff then block Nonthematic post on Savior and you won’t see any more.

-AR

11 10 / 2013

#NPRHalloweenNames (x)

#NPRHalloweenNames (x)

18 9 / 2013

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Washington Post's “12 Victims”
I created a Storify of the Washington Post’s tweets that accompany their "12 Victims" series. 
Well done. Now if only we could find a way to stop making them necessary.

Fascinating use of social media. 

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Washington Post's “12 Victims”

I created a Storify of the Washington Post’s tweets that accompany their "12 Victims" series

Well done. Now if only we could find a way to stop making them necessary.

Fascinating use of social media. 

12 6 / 2013

I assumed that they were just JK-ing because it’s Twitter.
Then I realized they actually started their article with “JK!”, which completely negates their headline.
Spin… are you ok…?

I assumed that they were just JK-ing because it’s Twitter.

Then I realized they actually started their article with “JK!”, which completely negates their headline.

Spin… are you ok…?

18 4 / 2013

uberwench:

skokielibrary:

teen-stuff-at-the-library:

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles 

You’ll probably find this useful at some point.

Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?

This may be more for writing papers than articles, but you never know when it might come in handy.

uberwench:

skokielibrary:

teen-stuff-at-the-library:

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles

You’ll probably find this useful at some point.

Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?

This may be more for writing papers than articles, but you never know when it might come in handy.

(via therosieguerrero)

01 1 / 2013

"I would recommend that you don’t follow the fiscal cliff coverage on Twitter right now. Real time confusion isn’t informative or exciting."

Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_NYU)

I was going to make a post basically saying this same thing a few minutes ago, but got disillusioned with it. JR was able to put it simpler and better than I could have. -A

24 12 / 2012

30 10 / 2012

wilwheaton:

gofwd:

By Jack Stuef

During the storm last night, user @comfortablysmug was the source of a load of frightening but false information about conditions in New York City that spread wildly on Twitter and onto news broadcasts before ConEd, the MTA, and Wall…

30 10 / 2012

buzzfeedpolitics:

How One Well-Connected Pseudonymous Twitter Spread Fake News About Hurricane Sandy

by Andrew Kaczynski

The twitter user @comfortablysmug is one of a handful of pseudonymous Manhattan professionals who keep their widely-followed Twitter voices separate from their careers. His bio describes him as “My Interests: Finance, Gin, Politics, Books, Food, Fine Clothing, Meeting Strangers #Mitt2012” and links to a Romney campaign donation page of the sort that credits bundlers for the cash they’ve brought in.

His 6,000 followers include political and business reporters, and he’ll occasionally tweet of getting a drink with Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal; once with BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith. 

And in the chaos around Hurricane Sandy, he veered into new territory: Trying to trick his media followers, and their followers and readers in turn, with fake news. He reported, falsely, on a total blackout in Manhattan, on a flood on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and other things that didn’t happen.

Two of his tweets garnered more than 500 retweets. One drew a rebuke from ConEd’s official Twitter account.

Twitter’s self-correction mechanism — rebukes and rebuttals from knowledgeable sources — shut down each rumor, but not until at least one, the flood claim, had bled widely into the television media. 

@comfortablysmug didn’t respond immediately to an inquiry, via Twitter direct message, as to his motives.

(via guardian)

20 8 / 2012

alexjamesfitz:

My Storify of the immediate aftermath following Rep. Akin’s remarks.