“What we’re trying to do is give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper we can,” Zuckerberg said. “The best personalized newspaper should be intricate, rich, and engaging.”

L’ha detto oggi Mark Zuckerberg parlando della nuova veste grafica di Facebook. Qui le considerazioni  di Jeff Sonderman (Poynter) che continua a pensare che per distribuire le notizie sia meglio Twitter.

By the sheer volume of users and time spent there, it  [cioè Facebook, ndr] does drive significant referrals to many news sites. But on the whole, the Facebook user experience is one of personal status updates and photos from people you know, mixed with a little bit of entertainment from celebrities, journalists, tastemakers or brands. Oh, and a lot of advertising. Twitter remains the far more optimized network for delivering news and other real-time information in an unfiltered stream. Facebook is better at capturing the interpersonal discussions and emotions that ripple out later.

CNet, Poynter


Secondo le nuove linee guida dell’AP i giornalisti dell’agenzia potranno “twittare” una breaking news dopo aver avvertito il desk. Prima dovevano aspettare che la notizia andasse in rete. Non so se sia una buona notizia.

The Associated Press has updated its social media guidelines with a change which clarifies that its journalists are allowed to tweet breaking news even if a story is not yet on the wire. Under the updated guidelines AP journalists are told their “first obligation” in the case of a big breaking news event, “is to provide full details to the appropriate newsdesk for use in AP services if the desk isn’t tuned in already”. But once they have informed the newsdesk and taken care of “any other immediate AP work” they are now “free to tweet or post information about the news development” on Twitter.

journalism.co.uk, Ap

«Conosciamo ed apprezziamo da tempo la professionalità dei giornalisti della France Presse a Roma. Sappiamo che non dipende certo da loro, ma qualcuno informi a Parigi che dopo Grillo e Saviano l’esponente politico più seguito in Italia su twitter si chiama Nichi Vendola, presidente della Regione Puglia e leader di Sinistra Ecologia Libertà, con oltre 207 mila followers».

Comunicato stampa di SEL.


Secondo il New York Times dietro il successo di Instagram c’è tutta la potenzialità di relazioni che si è sviluppata tra Stanford, San Francisco e la Silicon Valley.

The extraordinary success of Instagram is a tale about the culture of the Bay Area tech scene, driven by a tightly woven web of entrepreneurs and investors who nurture one another’s projects with money, advice and introductions to the right people. By and large, it is a network of young men, many who attended Stanford and had the attention of the world’s biggest venture capitalists before they even left campus. Among this set, risk-taking is regarded as a badge of honor. Ideas are disposable: if one doesn’t work, you quickly move on to another. Timing matters. You make your own luck.

New York Times