Category: Social media

Building platforms for creativity: Eight principles

During last year I wrote a journal article which was an attempt to draw upon the experience of working in collaboration with three different media organisations, and to extract some conclusions from that work. The organisations were the BBC (the […] 

After our first event – the blogs

Our first workshop on 29 March was a great success. Happily in the modern age, you don’t have to write up your own event because the world of lovely bloggers and tweeters do it for you. So here are some […] 

Guest post: Lurking is doing too

When we talk about participation in media we often look to the web to find the footprint of activity, but in doing so we can miss the activity of those who tread lightly online, and sometimes they have an interesting […] 

Are DJs curators (and vice-versa)?

The word ‘curator’ gets used liberally these days to talk about stuff people do on the web. But does that devalue the term? Is there any way what someone does on Facebook is comparable to the years of training and […] 

Social media, ordinary media, “monetization” and business models

Are social media really ‘media’ in the way ordinary media – like newspapers – are? There’s loads of ways to get confused about this, and like any debate between people, not all of the arguments are completely rational. So, for example, “ordinary […]