All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Citizen Journalism’

Google Glass: Filming Your Next Arrest Documentary

Is this proof that Google Glass will “change citizen journalism forever?” Or is it just another example of how Google Glass and other wearable tech is about to make it impossible to do anything without the constant, watchful eye of a surreptitious camera? Google Glass explorer and founder of PRserve Chris Barrett caught what is probably the first arrest to …

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Gotye Dead? Nah, Just A Victim Of “Citizen Journalism”

You can’t believe everything you see on the interwebs. That goes double for anything you see on a breaking news site that allows average Joes to post stories without the intervening hand of….well, anyone. So, despite what you may have seen on Twitter, 32-year-old singer Wouter De Backer, better known as Gotye, is alive and well. But that doesn’t mean …

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Sarah Palin Talks about the Birth of Citizen Journalism Started by Matt Drudge

In Oscar Wilde’s A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, his collection of smirk-inducing aphorisms published in 1894, the erudite wordsmith wrote, “In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.” Where else than on the internet could this lament be …

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Tech Advances Could Result In More Open Government

Could technology give us a more open and more secure government? There is an increasing need for stronger accountability of government and thus greater demands on transparency of the diplomatic and national security apparatus. However, despite the advent of WikiLeaks, which purports to expose cover-ups, exploitation and corruption by making the evidence publicly available, there are still many political and …

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Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP

We all know that information travels fast on Twitter. And with the emphasis put on Twitter recently (due in large part to the Arab Spring protests) as the new conduit for real-time news, many argue that the social network is now making everyone a journalist. Just don’t say that to some people. Whether or not you believe that Twitter is …

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Costa Concordia: The View From Social Media

As you may know, the Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship, capsized on Friday off Isola del Giglio. Since then, the incident has been blowing up social media, with people sharing photos, videos, and of course their thoughts. On Google+, Roberto Vongher has an amazing set of 126 photos, which he calls: “The photos that I never wanted to do… …

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