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Human Curation and Social media Creating Major Shifts in News - Forbes

Human Curation and Social media Creating Major Shifts in News - Forbes | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Bill Barol wrote this article for Forbes.  It touches on two "interesting and complementary nuggets of Social Media Curation by Megan Garber of the Neiman Journalism Lab.


**** Reporting on a panel on social media best practices at the Journalism Interactive conference in New York, Garber quotes New York Times co-social media editor Liz Heron to the effect that her job “probably will not exist in five years.”


*** It’s not that social media will vanish, Heron says; it’s that they’ll emerge from their current primordial soup and suffuse all media, abrogating the need for specialist hand-holders.


Garber's other gem was reporting on a major shift in Tweeting strategy at the BBC.  :


*** “What we’ve done is turn off the auto-feed on @BBCNews during the UK daytime,” BBC social media editor Chris Hamilton told Garber. “That’s the first stage.”) Hamilton calls the change “tweeting with value”.


Then Garber points out:


** human-tweeted headlines are almost always more effective — more engaging, more inviting, more generally interesting


** Send out some humanity, get some back in return— we know that, anecdotally and implicitly


The article ends with an amusing yet accurate thought:


** In years to come we may find that the philosophical question posed by the Aaron Altman character in James Brooks’ great Broadcast News — Is it news if we don’t cover it? — gets displaced by a narrower one: Is it news if we don’t tweet it?


 http://onforb.es/s34iHF

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The New York Times Will Offer Paid Content | Internet Billboards

The New York Times Will Offer Paid Content | Internet Billboards | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
The New York Times Will Offer Paid Content.

In an email to current subscribers, the newspaper announced a hybrid plan that would still allow non-subscribers to read breaking news:

On NYTimes.com, any one can view 20 articles each month at no charge. After 20 articles, you will have to subscribe.
On smartphone and tablet apps, the Top News section will remain free of charge.
The Times is offering three digital subscription packages: $15 every four weeks for access to the Web site and a mobile phone app (or $195 for a full year); $20 for Web access and an iPad app ($260 a year); or $35 for an all-access plan ($455 a year).
New York Times home delivery subscribers will receive free access to NYTimes.com
Readers who come to Times articles through links from search, blogs and social media like Facebook and Twitter will be able to read those articles, even if they have reached their monthly reading limit.
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News360 is Changing the Content Delivery Game

Scobleizer interviews the CEO of News360, really interesting and this product is definitely something to take a look at. Watch this video, it's not going to do streaming, it's a news reader, business, sports, stories, breaking news. They'll show you what's happening on a topic from many other sources, they give you an excerpt, they scroll you to the exact spot in the story, it's like google news but done much better, paying attention to the user's experience.

 

Who is this app best for?

 

Everyone who is interested in the news will be their market. They have 5,000 users right now and anticipate 20,000 by the end of the year. This app is free.

 

Intro:

 

News360 is Changing the Content Delivery Game

 

September 1, 2011 By Robert Scoble

 

Posted by Kat Armstrong.

 

You’ll find a lot of news apps for your iPad, but there’s virtually nothing available for Android, the iPhone, a RIM Playbook, Windows Phone 7 devices or even your desktop. News360 is changing the game. The application makes use of semantic analysis to keep you informed of major ongoing events – and to give you content that is relevant to you.

 

The company’s CEO took the time to talk to me about the reasons their offering is something that you’re going to want. This app is in a very crowded space. They’re not only having to compete with things such as Flipboard. News360 also has to watch out for stand-alone apps such as the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. What makes this particular product stand out above the crowd?

 

http://scobleizer.com/2011/09/01/news360-is-changing-the-content-delivery-game/

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