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The 140 Character Blog – Twitter Profile: West Seattle Blog

Another Profile for UW TwitterBook!

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book according to a Case Study Template.

West Seattle Blog is a hyper local community Blog that has achieved national recognition and serves its readers updates from “the hood” 24/7/365. The community voice has found its way onto Twitter.

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The Chapter: News Media on Twitter

You have been waiting a long time, here it is: *drumroll* My final chapter for the UW Twitter Book!

Final? Well no, no story is ever final. But this version is supposed to go in print! Hence, if you find any errors, missing links etc., please let me know! Become my editor ;-). I hope you enjoy reading:

News Media on Twitter

“Look, we are going down, brace for impact!”[1]

Passenger Jeff Kolodjay sat near the engines of the A320 bound to Charlotte, NC from New York, when a loud bang and the smell of smoke filled the cabin on January 15th 2009. He said his prayers when the captain announced the plane would hit the frigid Hudson River. All passengers survived.

Janis Krums was on a nearby passenger ferry when he witnessed the plane crash into the Hudson. He called 911, took the first snap shot of the floating plane. The picture made him famous, appearing in several news papers the following day.[2]

The first image of the “Miracle on the Hudson”, was not taken by a journalist, but by an amateur who happened to be on the scene.[3] The incident was a praise for Citizen Journalism and fed an ongoing conversation about the death of traditional [4]Journalism and News Media.

Easy access to reporting technology, Blogs and Social Media sites like Twitter has indeed created a possibility for citizens to participate in the reporting of news. But does that mean that traditional Journalism is dead?
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“Twitter Book Chapter Will Be Finished Momentarily…

… please have a little snack while you wait!”

I have been announcing it for a while now: My Twitter Chapter on News Media’s use of Twitter for the University of Washington’s Twitter Book! But where is it?
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Please Review! Twitterbook: The News Media Vertical (2nd draft)

This is the second version of my planned vertical on NewsMedia for the UWTwitterBook

Red text needs work and commentaries, black hopefully doesn’t 😉

Chapter x : NewsMedia on Twitter
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Is CNN Still Missing the Conversation? – Twitter Profile: Rick Sanchez, CNN

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book.

I analyzed the profile of news anchor Rick Sanchez for the UW Twitter Book. As Social Media flagship for CNN, my expectations for his use of Twitter were high. While his personal and human voice makes for a pleasant feed, it keeps me wondering if CNN is still missing out on the conversation on Twitter.

CNN is one of the most influential providers of news online (as they claim on their Breaking News Twitter account).
While CNN has embraced a number of uncommon technologies, #cnnfail has damaged CNN’s public and especially online image. When the criticism hit CNN, Rick Sanchez proactively talked about CNN’s coverage of the #iranelection. Sanchez is thus the most noticeable non-robotic CNN News provider tweeting, although other individuals have larger followings (namely Larry King & Dr. Sanjay Gupta)

@ricksanchezcnn - Uniting person and network. Do both come through?

@ricksanchezcnn - Uniting person and network. Do both come through?

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Twitterbook: The News Media Vertical (1st draft)

This is the first version of my planned vertical on NewsMedia for the UWTwitterBook

Chapter x : NewsMedia on Twitter

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Twitter Profile Case Study – Mashable (preliminary)

This analysis is created according to a Case Study Template developed by students at the University of Washington.

Mashable stands out for its transparency, its customized profile page and the leading position in providing news on Twitter itself. Due to its role in Social Media, it cannot be ignored in a proper Best Practices list.

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