Using Social Media in Journalism


New Internet technologies are changing journalism

Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Wordpress
MySpace
Flickr
Second Life
Wikipedia
Podcast
RSS
YouTube
Social media are Internet sites where people interact freely, sharing and discussing information about each other and their lives, using a multimedia mix of personal words, pictures, videos and audio. At these Web sites, individuals and groups create and exchange content and engage in person-to-person conversations.

Social media appear in many forms including blogs and microblogs, forums and message boards, social networks, wikis, virtual worlds, social bookmarking, tagging and news, writing communities, digital storytelling and scrapbooking, and data, content, image and video sharing, podcast portals, and collective intelligence.

There are lots of well-known sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal, Wikipedia, Wetpaint, PBworks, Wikidot, Second Life, Delicious, Digg, Reddit, Lulu and others.

13 ways journalists use social media
Mashable reports on journalists and social media
Latest intelligences from an important source for news of social media, new media, digital technology and web culture.
13% – proportion of online Americans on Twitter, according to Pew Research.

59% – proportion of online Americans on a social network such as Facebook.

The Pew Research Center is a non-profit organization at Washington, D.C. that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.                        October 2011
Twitter Facebook Newspapers International media Robots Other media
Selected list of popular social media sites
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