Oct 30, 2011

Human Curation and Social media Creating Major Shifts in News
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | World News

Via Scoop.itContent Curation, Social Media and Beyond

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 implicitlyThe 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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