Citizen Media

With Nielsen Twitter TV Rating, Everybody Wins – Except Twitter Users

Dec 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Citizen Media

Nielsen and Twitter today announced a deal to create a Nielsen Twitter TV Rating system for the US market. Under the agreement, Nielsen and Twitter are creating a ‘standard metric’ to measure ‘the reach of the TV conversation on Twitter.’ On the surface, everybody wins: Nielsen gets to control a new Rating standard; Television gets […]

Blogging Actually Not Quite Dead Yet!

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Citizen Media, iPods & Portable Media Players

Every couple of years, Wired, the New York Times or some random tech pundit declares that blogging is dead. Most recently, the NYT said that blogging was dead because the young are switching to Twitter – as if they were interchangeable. Stats from Nielsen, though, show the number of blogs growing at a steady pace […]

Publish Your Own Apple iBook

May 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Citizen Media, General

Apple announced today that you can now self-publish iBooks to the iBookstore. Here are Apple’s requirements for publishing an Apple iBook: Technical Requirements: An Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.5 or later At least 1 GB RAM QuickTime 7.0.3 or later. This is so you can encode and deliver content using our dedicated software. At […]

Apple VS Bloggers As Journalists

Apr 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, iPhone

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know about Gizmodo‘s stolen-phone scoop on the 4th generation Apple iPhone. Gizmodo paid an unnamed source $5,000 for the stolen phone, and, in exchange, got the biggest Apple scoop in many years. They found that the new Apple iPhone features: Front-facing video chat camera Improved regular […]

Star Wars Uncut Will Make You Forget About Jar Jar Binks Completely

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

Remember Star Wars Uncut – the crowdsourced remake of Star Wars? Organizers chopped Star Wars into 473 chunks and asked people to make their own versions of one of the chunks. Now the circle is complete. The parts have been recombined, and the entire Star Wars Uncut: A New Hope will be screened in Copenhagen […]

Google CEO Trashes Bloggers

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media

Google CEO Eric Schmidt trashed bloggers in a speech at the American Society of News Editors conference in Washington, DC today, saying: We’re not in the news business, and I’m not here to tell you how to run a newspaper. We are computer scientists. And trust me, if we were in charge of the news, […]

Are iBooks The New Podcasts?

Mar 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Commentary, Podcast Distribution, Podcasting

The Apple iPad will be available starting this Saturday – and it looks like the company has another hit product. Pre-orders are in the hundreds of thousands and iPad suppliers are forecasting 8 million to 10 million iPad shipments in 2010. That’s a lot of iPads – and a lot of people that will now […]

9 Out Of 10 Mainstream News Stories Are Copied

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General

Blogging – and new media in general – has often been criticized as being derivative. Here are some stats, via the Nieman Journalism Lab, that may put that criticism in perspective: 9 out of ten mainstream news stories are copied. In the stories analyzed (from publications like Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, […]

Apple iPad Coming April 3rd. But Where Is The PageMaker Of iBooks?

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Citizen Media, Featured Story

We get that Apple thinks the iPad is “magical and revolutionary”.

But what’s really magical and revolutionary is giving individuals the power to create content that can be shared instantly with people anywhere in the world.

The Apple iPad has the potential to be an interesting new platform for doing that – but where’s the PageMaker of iBooks?

Internet Now More Popular Than Newspapers For News

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General

The Internet is now a more popular source of news than newspapers, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Project for Excellence in Journalism. The internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national television news and ahead of national print newspapers, […]