Journalists, take another look at Tumblr

For a long time I had trouble appreciating Tumblr, but I think I finally understand its strengths — and I must not be the only one. Tumblr is now one of the top 25 websites in the U.S., according… Read More

Journalists: How to get started with Twitter

If you haven’t yet found any value in using Twitter, here’s what you should consider. On the topic of WHY to get started, John Robinson (the editor of the News & Record, in Greensboro, North Carolina) wrote a very… Read More

Teaching Twitter to students

This semester I took a course I have been teaching for 10 years and moved it to a WordPress.com blog. The students and I still meet in person once a week to discuss ideas, but otherwise, everything is… Read More

3,000 followers on Twitter

Last March I had 1,000 followers on Twitter. Sometime earlier today, I reached 3,000: I’m sure many of those folks have not signed on to Twitter since the week when they opened their account. so I’m not going… Read More

Buzz words of the moment

I’m referring, of course, to “real-time Web” and “augmented reality.” The second such terms hit the mainstream press, we are likely to be bombarded by them for weeks or even months. A Time magazine cover story is probably… Read More

What’s your strategy for your online work?

Recently several students have asked me questions about what kind of content to put in their blogs. At the same time, I’ve heard a few random remarks to the effect of: “I just don’t get Twitter.” After reading… Read More

Popular posts (most commented)

These posts have garnered the largest number of comments and trackbacks from readers of this blog: The survival of journalism: 10 simple facts When discussing the future of newspapers, don’t waste time beating the dead horses. Advice to… Read More