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Taking advantage of Paper.li #curation

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A newspaper sticking at the side of a tram seat

I must say, I hadn’t thought of this before. creates papers based on , and it is possible to get into a paper based on the hashtags you are using. There are currently approx. 27570 hashtags which are followed by paper.li, although many of them have little or no articles on a daily basis.

Another way to take advantage of paper.li is to post as close to the deadline of the paper’s delivery, this will mean that your post will be more likely to be in the headlines section of the paper. For my own paper this is just after 11:30 CET, some investigation may be required to find out the time that the edition you want is published.

I gratefully receive references from paper.li and paper.li tweets, and I enjoy seeing the overview that paper.li provides. I would like to see the possibility to get more editions of the paper, though I might not read it more often than I do now. Post consolidation of articles, meaning not getting 3 or sometimes 4 includes of the same article from different sources, including tweetmeme and alltop.

Image source: Jens Luedicke

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

Posted in microblogging, risk, social

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Doctors Without Borders Donate Profile #twitter #linkedin #facebook #social

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Medicine Sans Frontier - Doctors without Borders

Medicine Sans Frontier, Doctors without Borders, asked people to donate their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn profiles and profile images for one day. They do something similar to Twibbon, with the exception that they ask you change your profile image back yourselves. I support the work of MSF, and I think this is a great way for people, who don’t examine their profile pages and images daily or are lazy, to have the profile update for more than one day.

What MSF incorrectly tells you is that they are unable to change back the profile details, they can. All that is required is that they store the token which they use to update your profile, just as Twibbon does. They may not do this for security reasons or laziness, and my belief is that they do this because they know they can get more milage out of this than just the that one day.

Other than that it’s a fine cause which I believe should be supported.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

Social Media Syndication – Feedback Loop

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Screaming Man - geishaboy500

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on updating my “Social Media Syndication” flowchart. During the building of this which includes over 100 services I made some configuration errors, which lead to a number of services taking their input from or and reposting this to another site which reposted this to Twitter or Ping.FM. This has show me that in principle the application of Social Media Syndication can be an even more powerful tool than I first realized. (Which I will explain in a later post.)

As I have always said is that I make mistakes so my clients don’t have to, and in this case I made some mistakes which is helping me to create a new flowchart which can – under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 – be used by all to ensure that they can be available on multiple platforms. Naturally this doesn’t remove the essential human element that is the primary part of Social Media.

I will be able to share this with the world at the end of November, I’m going to release more than just the result image this time and will release the source document in an open format so that it can be extended for mashups and remixes can be made.

Image source: geishaboy500

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

October 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Verify new Digg #social #media

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

August 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm

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Tweetdesk vs Twhirl

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I just started using both and , and both have advantages and disadvantages. I use the former for its groups and to check my replies. The latter posts to http://ping.fm/ and allows me to follow FriendFeed. Before this I was using which I just found irritating.

The keyboard shortcuts in Twhirl are nowhere near complete, but these are an advantage over Tweetdeck. Running both I quickly ran into the API rate limiting. And I discovered the first issue with both, memory leaks. They have been running for a couple of days each and are both over 500Mb. Tsk, tsk, tsk…

As I said I run both and use them they way I feel is easiest. And in my browser I use, , and .

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 26, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Don Tapscott on Wikinomics 2007-02-26

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Don Tapscott on Wikinomics 2007-02-26” on Google Video
Cambrian Lounge hosted Don Tapscott, the author of Wikinomics. Don Tapscott spoke at length about how continually lowering collaboration costs have moved us from vertically integrated organizations, to today’s crowdsourcing movement.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

August 27, 2007 at 11:53 pm

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